Ira Hugh Ervin

Published 9:50 am Monday, March 27, 2017

TALLULAH, La. — Ira Hugh Ervin, 85, of Tallulah, passed away peacefully March 24, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Ira Hugh was born on March 27, 1931, in Crystal Springs to Hollis and Elsie Conn Ervin. He graduated from Tallulah High School in 1950 and served in the United States Air Force.  He worked for the United States Postal Service as a rural route carrier for 35 years and also was a farmer.

Ira Hugh is survived by his wife, Alice T. Ervin; children, Ira Archie Ervin of Vicksburg, David Hugh “Tater” Ervin (Kathleen) of Metairie, La., Alicia Ervin Nolan (Brad) of Charlotte, N. C., Edward “PeeWee” Thigpen (Deborah) of Vicksburg, Bill Thigpen of Redwood and Sam Thigpen (Kristen) of Terry; grandchildren, Paige Ervin Creekmore, Alex, Brandi, and Michael Nolan, Eddie, Britt, Jennings, and Addison Thigpen; great-grandchildren, Emily Creekmore, and Will and Sam Thigpen; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Ervin; his first wife of 39 years, Rita Smith Ervin; sisters, Martha Ann (Fhatt) Gilbert and Beth Thomas; brothers, Hollis Ervin and Tommie Ervin; son, Stanley Thigpen; grandsons, Wesley Thigpen and Brad Gaines.

Visitation will be March 27, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Tallulah at 1 p.m., with the funeral service to immediately follow at 2. Burial will take place at Silver Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to: The National Hemophilia Foundation, Attn: Development Department, 7 Penn Plaza, Suite 1204, New York, New York 10001; www.hemophilia.org or charity of choice.   Special thanks to Hospice TLC Staff; Lydia Collins and Lana Nolan.

Pallbearers will be Hollis Ervin of Pineville, La., Craig “Buggs” Gilbert of Port Gibson, Richard “Dickie” Thomas of Tallulah, Vernon Thomas of Tallulah, Chuck Ervin of West Monroe, La., and Tommy Mathis of Winnsboro, La.