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Edna Tipton Robbins

Edna Robbins 06 15 2016Edna Tipton Robbins, age 101, 508 West Park Street, Erwin passed away at her residence on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. She was born on May 12, 1915 in Los t Cove, NC but lived most of her life in Erwin. Edna was the last surviving child of the late Dock and Uslie Hensley Tipton. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John Carl Robbins and twelve brothers and sisters.

She was a National Shuffle Board Champion while living in St. Petersburg, FL and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1967. Edna’s photograph appeared on the cover of Life Magazine. In her later years, she enjoyed watching baseball, tennis and golf. Edna loved flowers of all kinds and animals. Her favorite activities were playing bingo, lottery, tending her flowers and having a good meal. Edna always lived life on her own terms and will be remembered and missed by many relatives and friends. May she find peace and rest with God’s blessing.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories many special nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 A. M. until the hour of service on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Kyle Tipton will officiate at the 11:00 A. M. funeral. Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers will be family and friends. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Mountain States Hospice and all the wonderful nurses and aides that attended Aunt Edna during her final days.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials in memory of Edna, be made to Unicoi County Animal Shelter, 185 N. Industrial Drive, Erwin, TN 37650
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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Robbins family. (423) 743-1380.