Florence J. Huskins, 79, Rock Creek Community, Erwin, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011. She was a native of Mitchell County, N.C., and a daughter of the late Walter B. and Lucy Lewis Johnson.
She retired with over 10 years of service at Texas Instruments, 5 years at Family Inns at Buffalo Valley, was employed with Erwin Health Care, Capital Cinema and most recently employed with Center on Aging and Health.
Mrs. Huskins was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Harry Huskins; two sons: Alvin Walker and Keith Huskins; three sisters: Servania Renfro, Cleo Johnson and Jackie Johnson; daughter-in-law: Jan Huskins; and three grandsons: Robbie Huskins, Nicholas Williams and Ronnie Huskins.
Survivors include two sons: Darrell Huskins, Erwin, Ricky Huskins and wife Michelle, Erwin; two daughters: Elizabeth Smith and husband J. D., Green Mountain, N.C.; Leasa Smith, Erwin; four sisters: Virginia Johnson, Unicoi, Mary Rose Jones, Johnson City, Ruby Mosley, Unicoi, Wanda Price-Williams, Ga.; two brothers: Walter Johnson Jr., Erwin, Arnold Johnson, Erwin; daughter-in-law: Joyce Cook, Ga.; grandchildren: Chad Walker, Ga., Kristi Smith, Knoxville, Samantha Williams, Wilmington, N.C., Josh, Jason and Amber Huskins, Erwin; great-grandchildren: Ben Williams, North Carolina, Brandon Huskins, Erwin, Breahna, Hannah and Wren Walker, Georgia, Cora, Audrey, Dylan and Eli Smith, Knoxville, Mackenzie Huskins, Erwin; and her faithful companion: Tiny Sam.
Funeral services were held at 7 p.m., Friday, June 24, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. The Rev. Harold Lewis and the Rev.Ross Lewis officiated. Interment was Saturday, June 25, at 1 p.m., at the Huskins Family Cemetery, located at Canah Hollow.
Pallbearers were Mike Johnson, Jason Huskins, Rick Huskins, Michelle Huskins, Ben Williams, J.D. Smith and Josh Huskins.
Valley Funeral Home was in charge.