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William Paul Ervin
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McMinnville, TN resident and DeKalb County, TN native William Paul Ervin, age 71, was born September 15, 1945 and died December 4, 2016 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital following a sudden illness.


A retired union stewart/assembly department with Carrier Corporation, he was the son of the late Robert Allen and Delcie Bain Ervin.


He is survived by Sandra Hillis of McMinnville; three sisters and brother-in-law, Linda and Charles Toney Fults of McMinnville, Emma Poss of McMinnville and Janet Neal of Smithville, TN; and several nieces and nephews also survive.


A graveside service and interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 8, 2016 in Mt. View Cemetery with Joseph Atkins officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Thursday at High's.


Online condolences may be made at


High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.






Smithville, TN


December 7, 2016