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Elsie Lynn Ervin

October 24, 1949 — December 16, 2022

Germantown, TN

Elsie Lynn Ervin

Elsie Lynn Ervin, 73 of Germantown, TN (formerly Cleveland, MS) passed away on December 16th, 2022 from complications stemming from undergoing recent heart surgery. 

Elsie Lynn was born on October 24th, 1949 to John and Willye Sue Holder in Greenwood, MS. After graduating from Winona High School in 1967, Elsie Lynn went on to begin her studies in Elementary Education at Delta State University while also being elected President of Kappa Delta Sorority. It was during this time that Elsie Lynn married her high school sweetheart on September 1st 1969, Army Lieutenant Guy Hester, graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. After losing Guy in combat during the Vietnam War, Elsie Lynn returned to DSU to complete her education ultimately earning a Masters in Education. 

In mid 1973, Elsie Lynn met her future husband, James “Jimmy” Ervin. After getting married on March 6th, 1974 Elsie Lynn began her ten year teaching career at Bayou Academy where she taught first grade. 

In 1984, Elsie Lynn returned to her alma mater as Director of Housing and Residence Life, later adding sorority and fraternity responsibilities. After many years in that role she moved to Director of Student Life where she ultimately retired in June 31st, 2015. 

In April 2021, Elsie Lynn moved to Germantown, TN to be closer to her family where she enjoyed attending all of her grandkids sporting events. 

Elsie Lynn is preceded in death by her parents, John and Willye Sue Holder and her husband Jimmy. She is survived by her son Jim (Diana) and their children Grayson (8), Hartley (6) and Hayden (6). 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, Mississippi. 

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

2:30 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

North Cleveland Cemetery

N Bayou Rd, Cleveland, MS 38732

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