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Ruth Niota Eggers

Ruth Niota Eggers, age 86, Erwin, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in the NHC Health Care. Mrs. Eggers moved from Jacksonville, FL to Unicoi County in 1996. She was a daughter of the late Bill and Mamie Marshall Elliott. Mrs. Eggers was a member of Unicoi United Methodist Church. She retired from the City of Jacksonville Tax Assessor’s Office. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Franklin Eggers on September 4, 2012 and one brother, Bill Elliott.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories, two sons: Robert E. “Rob” Eggers and wife, Brigitte of Leavenworth, WA, Fredrick R. “Randy” Eggers and wife, Carol of Jacksonville Beach, FL; one daughter, Leslie Honrath and husband, Danny of Erwin; three grandsons: Daniel Honrath, Justin Eggers and Chris Eggers. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mrs. Eggers cremains will be buried at Mountain Home National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may send donations in memory of Mrs. Ruth Eggers to: National MS Society, Mid South Chapter, 214 Overlook Circle, Suite 153, Brentwood, TN 37027.

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