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Irene Tilson Smith

Irene Tilson Smith, age 76, 1218 North Walnut St., Erwin, died Sunday , March 4, 2012, at her

She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and daughter of the late Thomas Vernon and Zora Gladys Ray Tilson. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker. She attended the West Park Street Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by one son: Robert Allen Driscoll; two daughters: Robin Roberts and Peggy Lou Williams; two grandsons: Jeffery Allen McCurry and Matthew Mc-Clanahan. Survivors include her husband, Charles D. Smith; two sons: Ernest Williams and wife Shelby and Ed Williams and wife Jill; four daughters: Teresa McClanahan and husband Bill, Debra Harris and husband Michael,
Tammy Pardue and husband Phillip and Terri Coggins and husband Daniel, all of Unicoi County; 17 grandchildren, including a very special granddaughter, Danielle Huskins, 26 great-grandchildren
and one great-great grandchild; five brothers: Roland Tilson and wife Betty of Unicoi County, Thomas Tilson Jr. and wife Jean of Baltimore, Md., Don Tilson and wife Kathy, Bobby Tilson and Fred Tilson, all of Unicoi County, and numerous nephews, nieces and many special friends.

Graveside service for Mrs. Smith will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, in the Tilson- Gentry Cemetery, Flag Pond. The Rev.Larry Shelton, the Rev. Darrell Shelton and the Rev. Allen Thomas
will officiate.

Robert Ledford Funeral Home and Chapel is in charge.