Irene Tilson Smith, age 76, 1218 North Walnut Street, Erwin, died Sunday, March 4, 2012 at her residence.
She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and daughter of the late Thomas Vernon and Zora Gladys Ray Tilson. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker. She attended the West Park Street Church. Other than her parents, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by one son, Robert Allen Driscoll; two daughters, Robin Roberts and Peggy Lou Williams; two grandsons, Jeffery Allen McCurry and Matthew McClanahan.
Mrs. Smith was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
She is survived by her husband, Charles D. Smith; two sons, Ernest Williams and wife, Shelby and Ed Williams and wife, Jill; four daughters, Teresa McClanahan and husband, Bill, Debra Harris and husband, Michael, Tammy Pardue and husband, Phillip and Terri Coggins and husband, Daniel, all of Unicoi County; Seventeen grandchildren including a very special granddaughter, Danielle Huskins, twenty-six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; five brothers, Roland Tilson and wife, Betty of Unicoi County, Thomas Tilson, Jr. and wife, Jean of Baltimore, Maryland, Don Tilson and wife, Kathy, Bobby Tilson and Fred Tilson, all of Unicoi County. Numerous nephews and nieces and many special friends.
Graveside service for Mrs. Smith will be held at 1:00 P. M., Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in the Tilson-Gentry Cemetery, Flag Pond. Reverend Darrell Shelton and Reverend Allen Thomas will officiate.
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Robert Ledford Funeral Home and Chapel, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Smith family. (423) 743-1380.