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Ruby Arlene Mounts

Ruby Arlene Mounts, age 93, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020 at Unicoi County Hospital. A native of Erwin, Ruby is a daughter of the late Parmer and Savannah (Engle) Tinker. She was a member of Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Bluff City. In addition to her parents, Ruby is preceded in death by her first husband of 3 years, Carlie Lloyd; second husband of 15 years, Clarence McCurry; third husband of 6 years, John Mounts; daughter, Barbara Jean Nickles; brothers, Oliver Tinker, Cecil Tinker, Lawrence Tinker and Thomas Tinker; and sister, Frances McClaren.

Ruby Arlene Mounts leaves behind to cherish her memory:
Sons: Carlie Lloyd and wife, Margaret,

Harley Lloyd and wife, Barbara;

Sister: Joyce Edwards;

Brother: J.F. Tinker;

10 grandchildren;

21 great grandchildren;

5 great-great grandchildren.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Ruby Arlene Mounts in an outdoor funeral service to be held at 10:00 am on Friday, April 24, 2020 under the portico in front of Valley Funeral Home.  A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 9:00 am on Friday, April 24, 2020 and continue until service time, under the portico in front of Valley Funeral Home.  A committal service will follow in Tinker Cemetery, Mill Creek. Reverend Delbert Storie will officiate.  Those attending should meet at Valley Funeral Home by 10:00 am to go in procession to the cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at <> or on our Facebook page at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Ruby Arlene Mounts through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.