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Helen Briggs

Helen Briggs, age 84, formerly of 437 Clinchfield Avenue, Erwin, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Center on Aging and Health. She was an Erwin native and a daughter of the late Riley J. and Theodora Witcher Briggs. Ms. Briggs was a teacher at Unicoi County High School for many years. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, William R. Briggs and one sister, Reba Briggs Smith.

Survivors include:
Brother-in-law: Hal D. Smith of Houston, TX
Niece: Peggy S. Jackson of Houston, TX
Nephew: Larry W. Smith of San Bruno, CA
Cousins: Dr. Sam Tickle of Memphis, TN
Mary Ballard of Gray, TN
Lee Mynatt of Asheville, NC

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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