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EDWARD R. PETERSON

Edward R. Peterson, age 82, Erwin, died Saturday, March 12, 2011 in Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
Mr. Peterson was a native of Poplar N.C. and a son of the late Briscoe and Nettie Johnson Peterson. He retired after 42 years of service from H. T. Hackney Co.
He was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his grandson; Kevin L Peterson and brother-in-law; Burgin Honeycutt.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine D. Peterson, of 64 years of marriage; one son, Dennis L Peterson and wife Sara, Erwin; granddaughter, Christina Neads and husband Jeff, Live Oak, Calif.; one sister, Evelyn Honeycutt Poplar N.C.; two great-grandsons, Tyler Peterson, El Paso, Texas, Kevin W. Neads, Live Oak, Calif.; and a special friend and roommate, Grady Peterson.
Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2011 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. The Rev. Rob Moor will officiate. Music will be under the direction of Joey Lewis and Florene Collis.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 16, at 11:00 a.m. until service. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Henry Smith, Joe Lewis, Bob Likens, Bradley Byrd, Ed Manfull, Mike Williams and Doug Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be Members of Goodwill Sunday School Class.
In Lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the Ninth Street Baptist Church General Fund. 310 9th Street, Erwin, Tenn. 37650.
Valley Funeral Home is in charge.