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Margaret Bishop Little

Margaret Bishop Little of Erwin, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 7, 2019, following a serious fall. She was 93 years of age at the time of her death.

Margaret was born in Erwin, Tennessee on April 15, 1926 to David Jesse Bishop and Lily Jane Sanders Bishop. Margaret graduated from Unicoi County High School in 1944. She was married to William Earnest Little on December 24, 1945.

Margaret lived with her family in Erwin from birth until 1957 when her family relocated to Miami, FL. Following years in Atlanta, GA, Jacksonville, FL, and Kingsport, TN. In 1988, she and her husband returned to live permanently in Erwin.

Margaret was a homemaker and she enjoyed volunteering at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Gift Shop.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, David Jesse Bishop and Lily Jane Sanders Bishop; one infant daughter, Barbara Jean Little; 2 sisters: Ruby Bishop and Verna Strickland; one brother, Wayne Bishop.

Survivors include: her husband of seventy-four years, William “Bill” Little; 4 children Jane Buatti of Downington, PA; Larry J. Little (Susan) of Hampton, GA; Harvey W. Little of Erwin, TN and Elaine Bowker (Robert) of Phoenix, AZ, 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 2 nieces; several great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor David Crutchfield will officiate at the 2:00 PM service. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Flowers will be accepted however, those wishing may make memorial contributions in memory of Margaret to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Department, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Little family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

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