Barbara Cloud Ervin


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.

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