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Negatha Peterson

Negatha Peterson, age 92, formerly of 316 Clinchfield Ave., Erwin, TN, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Peterson was born in Lego, West Virginia having lived in Erwin most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Oscar Webb and Birdie Calhoun. She owned and operated the former Erwin Pottery Company. In addition to her parents Negatha is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Earl Peterson, step-father, Marion Greer and brothers, Robert Greer and William Greer, and sister, Athanee McGuire.

She leaves behind:
Sons: Larry Peterson of Erwin
Lynn Peterson of Nashville
Grandchildren: Bethany Peterson, Charity Helton, Christy Byrd, Jessica Peterson, and Michelle Shelton Pate.
Great Grandchildren: Ashleigh Nicole Helton, Craig T. Shelton, Jacob Shelton, Issac Byrd, and Emma Byrd.

The life of Negatha Peterson will be remembered and honored in a funeral service to be at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Bishop John Edwards will officiate. Graveside committal services will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 11:00 AM and continue until 1:00 PM on Wednesday at Valley Funeral Home.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Negatha Peterson through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 37650, 423-743-9187.