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Helen Louise Shealy

Helen Louise Shealy, age 84, Erwin passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the Center on Aging and Health. She lived in Erwin most of her life and was a daughter of the late Linville and JoAnna Murphy Edwards. Mrs. Shealy was a member of Unaka Springs Freewill Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Shealy on February 5, 2006; one granddaughter, Valerie Shealy Crowder on June 19, 2012; four brothers: Billy Gene “Boots”, Lincoln, Jerry and Arnie Edwards.

Mrs. Shealy leaves behind to cherish her memories two sons: Steve Shealy and wife, Becky; Terry Shealy and wife, Retia all of Erwin; one brother, Tommy “Nickie” Edwards, Erwin; four sisters: Betty Hall, Columbia, SC, Gladys Orren, Barbara Masters and husband, Dale and Carolyn Edwards, all of Erwin; three grandchildren: Jason Broyles, William Shealy and wife, Katie, Scott Shealy; five great grandchildren: Cali Broyles, Jane Shealy, Beatrice Shealy, Erica Crowder and Jacob Crowder. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 11:00 AM until the hour of service from the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend J. C. Sheets will officiate at the 1:00 PM funeral service. Music will be provided by Debbie Hyder and Inez Chandler. Pallbearers will be William Shealy, Scott Shealy, Jason Broyles, Todd Edwards, Jerry Clouse and James Clouse. Interment will follow in the Tinker Cemetery, Mill Creek Community. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Unaka Springs Freewill Baptist Church, 2191 Chestoa Pike, Erwin, TN 37650.

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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Shealy family. (423) 743-1380.