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Connie Gail Blankenship Silvers

Connie SilversConnie Gail Blankenship Silvers, age 68, 703 Broyles Avenue, Erwin passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 in the Lakebridge Health Care Center, Johnson City. She was a native of Los Angeles, CA and had lived in Unicoi County since 1985. Mrs. Silvers was a daughter of the late Paul Hembre Metz and Betty Delores Wylie Metz. She was owner of Country Scrub Board and retired in 2014. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Paul Hembre Metz, Jr.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories: a son, David Brian Stoneburg, of CA, two daughters, Sharon Marie Schnelle and husband, Jeffery of Fayetteville, OH, Jessica Rae Edwards and husband, Jason Arthur of Erwin; a sister, Anita Mae Lantz of Erwin; four grandchildren, Brittany Meritha Gethmann, Gracie Jo Schnelle, Alexander Edwards and Gabriel Edwards; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 5:00 P. M. until the hour of service at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend David Crutchfield will officiate at the 7:00 P. M. funeral service. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Committal service will be held on Friday at 11:00 A. M. in Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 A. M. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery.

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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Silvers family. (423) 743-1380.