Barbara Cloud Ervin, 86, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at an assisted living facility in Ooltewah.
She was elected State Democratic Committee Woman for Tennessee and was a member of First Baptist Church in Cleveland. She was very civic minded and loved to help people, but her true passion was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Ervin Jr; parents, Jay and Ella Mae Biggs Cloud; and sister, Reba Sipe.
She is survived by her two children: George Ervin III and wife, Kathryn M. Ervin, of Cleveland and Andy Ervin and wife, Kathy G. Ervin, of Cleveland; six grandchildren: Bain Ervin, Casey Ervin Waddle, Joe Ervin, Haley Ervin Shepherd, Julie Ann Ervin Babcock and Hannah Ervin; and six great-grandchildren:, River, Bailey, Jake, Maggie, Mack and Connor.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Fort Hill Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Send a message of condolence and view the Ervin family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.
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