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Ervin Birchfield succumbs at 75




Ervin Birchfield, 75, of Cumberland, died February 27 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.

A son of the late Jim and Ellen Chapman Birchfield, he was born in North Carolina. He was the father of the late Debra Jean Birchfield and a brother of the late Johnny Birchfield, James Birchfield, and Lester Birchfield.

He was a preacher for more than 30 years and was the pastor and a member of the Sandhill Baptist Church. He was also a heavy equipment operator.

Surviving are his wife, Delois Lewis Birchfield; four children, Patricia North and husband Charles, Cumberland; Brenda Bridges and husband Tommy, Middlesboro; Jeff Birchfield and wife Andrea, Evarts; and Lynn Johnson and husband Eugene, Gordon; six grandchildren, Kristi Milwee, Robin Birchfield, Shayna Birchfield, Joshua Johnson, Matthew Johnson, and Joe Eldridge; and Kaydee Lewis.

Funeral services were held March 2 at Sandhill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Lewis family cemetery at Gordon.


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