Virginia E. Erickson

    Virginia E. Erickson, 93, of Hayesville, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018, in a Murphy hospital.
    She was a native of Concordia, Kan., and lived most of her life in Stromsburg, Neb., before moving to Fort Pierce, Fla., and then to Hayesville in 1990.
    Virginia was a retired first-grade teacher having worked for 20 years. She was a member of Marble Springs Baptist Church.
    She was the daughter of the late Rev. Walfred Gustaf and Ruth Elizabeth Carlson Holmberg, and wife of the late Alfred Lloyd Erickson, who died Dec. 27, 1998. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherill Ruth Conrad, who died Nov. 10, 2000.
    Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Garrett of Hayesville; three sons, Dr. Charles Arthur Erickson of Aberdeen, Idaho, Curtis Lloyd Erickson of Pisgah Forest, and Jay Lloyd Erickson and wife Adrienne of Andrews; four grandchildren, Justin Garrett and wife Robin, Travis Garrett and wife Shawna, and Matthew and Caleb Erickson; and five great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Nickolas Dixson, Kaylie and Mattie Garrett, and Emmalee Erickson.
    A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, in Marble Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. John Bailey and Jimmy Tanner officiating.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Virginia E. Erickson to Marble Springs Baptist Church, P.O. Box 264, Marble, NC 28905.              
    Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, is in charge of all arrangements.
    An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.