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Mollie Essie Townsend Day

2 Timothy 4:7
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.”

Mollie Essie Townsend Day, age 88, Erwin, left this world on Friday, October 27, 2017 to join Jesus, along with her family and friends in Heaven. She was a native of Sapulpa, Oklahoma and had lived most of her life in Unicoi County. Mrs. Day was a daughter of the late John and Audrey Dykes Townsend of Coyle, OK. She was a homemaker and a member of Unicoi United Methodist Church. Other than her parents, Mrs. Day was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-five years, Isaac A. Day; four brothers: Clarence, George, Herman and Hershel Townsend; three sisters: Emma Sarah Graham, Ida McConnell and Oma Logan; father-in-law, Walter Day.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories, son, George Day and wife, Betty Jo, who were her caregivers; daughter, Norma Jean Linville and husband, Gordon, all of Unicoi; three grandchildren, Summer Day, Autumn Day Bell and David Linville; eight great grandchildren; a “special cousin,” Floyd Day of Unicoi; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Our mother took a piece of our hearts with her: Now and Forever!!

Mrs. Day will be buried privately at a later date.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Day to Unicoi County Animal Shelter, 185 North Industrial Drive, Erwin, TN 37650 or Alzheimer’s Association, 2020 Meadowview Parkway, Suite 100, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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

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