"James A. Ervin Passes At Rockwood Home After Long Illness---Mr. James A. Ervin, one of Rockwood's most prominent citizens, died Sunday at 12:10 a.m. at is home there. He had been in failing health for many months. Mr. Ervin was 82 years of age. He was president of the Rockwood Mills, the city's largest industry, and formerly was treasurer of the mills and president of the First National Bank. Mr. Ervin went to Rockwood [Roane Co.] from Monroe County, where he was born. He entered the mercantile business and affiliated himself with many other business interests. He was an Elder in the First Christian Church of Rockwood. In 1884, Mr. Ervin was married to Miss Malissa Cornelia Kendrick, she having died three years ago. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. J.E. Smith of Pittsburg; Mrs. Charles Parsons of Johnson City; Mrs. S.P. Hale of Madisonville, and Mrs. W.E. Lawrence of Rockwood. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the First Christian Church in Rockwood, the Rev. Stanley H. Dysart officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery."