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Anna Laura Ervin

She was surrounded by her family, whom she loved dearly.
Friends may pay their respects to her family at Cryer Funeral Home in Obion this evening, with visitation beginning at 6 and continuing through 9. Funeral services will be at Zion United Methodist Church Friday. The church will be open at noon, with the service to begin at 2.
Her interment will be in Zion Cemetery, near Obion.
The family requests that donations be made to Zion Cemetery Association and sent in care of Greg Ervin, 4851 Jim Carver Road, Obion, TN 38240, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
The Rev. Richard Carruth will officiate and pallbearers will be Jeff North, Bernie Cheatham, Jim Cheatham, D.J. Peery, Wade Norsworthy, Steven Smith, Daniel Armstrong, Lee North and Thomas McCulloch.
Honorary pallbearers will be her family, along with Bill Sellers, Greg Ferguson, Gerald Simrell, Robert Cherry, Mike McCulloch, Paul William McCulloch, Rhett McIntosh, Larry Albright, Howard Truett and Kenneth Lewis.
Anna Laura was born in Obion to the late Charles Clyde and Willie Dame Albright Feb. 14, 1924. She attended and graduated from the former Obion School, where she participated in basketball.
She would recall all the tournament games where different families would host students playing in the games.
She married James L. Ervin, who preceded her in death, Dec. 20, 1946, in Las Vegas, Nev. She worked as a nanny/housekeeper in Los Angeles. The couple returned to Obion County in 1949 to help with family matters.
She was a retired bookkeeper for Ervin Feed Mill, as well as a homemaker.
She made her home in the Cloverdale community, where she raised four beautiful children, the late Michael Hughes and Teresa Ervin of Obion, Paula North of Franklin and Greg Ervin of Cloverdale.
She had been an active member of the former Cloverdale Elementary School PTA and was a positive influence to her children as they entered high school and college.
She was an active member of Zion United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years and was the current church treasurer. Her favorite clubs were the Obion Seniors Club in Obion and the Elbridge-Cloverdale Community Center. She also took a special interest in Reelfoot Rural Ministries.
Along with her children, she leaves two sons-in-law, Bernie Cheatham of Obion and Jeff North of Franklin; her daughter-in-law, Donna Ervin of Cloverdale; her sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and Perry Marshall of Troy; along with several nieces and nephews.
Her many blessings include her nine grandchildren and their spouses, Rebecca and Steve Moore of Halls, Jim and Jennifer Cheatham of Dyersburg, Lou Ann and D.J. Peery of Newbern, Kathryn Nichole North and Akshay Damarla of New Delhi, India, Samantha and Wade Norsworthy of Troy, Daniel Armstrong and Charity Smith of the Possum Trot community, Raymond Lee and Amanda North of Marion, Ark., and Jackie and Steven Smith and Natalie and Thomas McCulloch, all of Cloverdale. Throw into this mixture 11 great-grandchildren, Zachary S. Moore and Jacquelyn R. Moore, both of Halls, Leighton Peery of Newbern, MaryAnna Kizer Smith of Cloverdale, Carli Armstrong of Possum Trot, Harper Peery of Newbern, Walker Nash Norsworthy of Troy, Alayna June North of Marion, Robert Johnson McCulloch and Joel Ervin Smith, both of Cloverdale, and Mayson Armstrong of Possum Trot.
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