James “Mickey” Ervin dies at age 78

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — James Milton “Mickey” Ervin, age 78 of Lynchburg, passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at Lynchburg Nursing Home.

James “Mickey” Deal 1943-2022

He was born on August 24, 1943, in Chattanooga to the late Milton “Mitt” Ervin and Mary Elizabeth Buchanan. Before his retirement, Mickey was employed in the shipping department at Jack Daniels Distillery for 53 years. According to his family, he was an avid sports fan, who enjoyed cheering for Moore County Athletics, especially Raider Football, and the University of Tennessee Volunteers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Paulette Ervin. Mickey is survived by his daughters, Brittney Ervin (Keenan Mack) of Nashville, and Elizabeth “Beth” Ervin of Lynchburg; and brother, Steve Case of Orlando, Florida.

Visitation with the family will take place from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, February 25 at Jennings-Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Lynchburg. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 26 at First Baptist Church of Lynchburg. Interment will follow at Lynchburg Cemetery. •

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