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Frankie “Nanny” Edwards Mellon

Frankie “Nanny” Edwards Mellon, age 83, of Flag Pond, TN, passed away on Monday, December 8, 2014, Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care. Frankie was a native of Yancey County, NC and a daughter of the late William Solomon and Estie Mae Fox Edwards. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and Frankie loved canning and quilting. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her Great-Granddaughter: Samantha Lee Briggs.

Frankie has left behind to cherish her memories.
Daughters: Elaine Briggs and husband Phillip
Eula Mae Blankenship
Grandchildren: Jody Lee Briggs
Jason Anthony Briggs
Arthur Scott Blankenship and Heather
Mistie Renee Blankenship Lloyd and husband Josh
Several Great-Grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Special Friend: Inez Metcalf

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Frankie E. Mellon in a funeral service at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, December 9, 2014, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 PM, Tuesday, December 9, 2014 and continue until service. A committal service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at Blankenship Family Cemetery on Rice Creek Road, Flag Pond, TN. Those who plan to attend please meet at Valley Funeral Home by 10:30, to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will Jody Briggs, Jason Briggs, Kenny Blankenship, Jakob Blankenship, Josh Lloyd and Scottie Blankenship. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Phillip Briggs, Austyn Lloyd and Garrett Lloyd.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Frankie Edwards Mellon through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.