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Ricky Briggs

ricky-briggs-newspaper-copyRicky Briggs, age 66, of Unicoi, passed away at his home on Friday, December 23, 2016 of natural causes.

He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Ray and Elsie Briggs, and cherished brother Perry Briggs. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi. He spent his career with the former Morrell Motors.

Ricky was a very private person who was devoutly spiritual. He always commented how blessed he was to have lived his life looking daily at the Unaka Mountains, the mountains where the original Briggs’ settled in Unicoi County.


He is survived by his only daughter, Hollie Benard, grandchildren, Emalee, Kaylee, and Baylee Benard, Sisters, Janet and husband Pete McMilion, and Sandra Irwin, Devoted sister-in-law, Jean Briggs, and special friend, Renee Anderson.


A family memorial service was held at Roselawn Memorial Park on Thursday, December 29, 2016. Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave, Erwin, 423-743-9187 was in charge of the arrangements.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


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