OBITUARY

Ivy Snow Ervin

August 4, 1997August 9, 2019
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Ivy Snow Ervin, age 22, of Huntsville, AL, formerly of Signal Mountain, TN, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, August, 9, 2019.

She was born August 4, 1997 in Chattanooga.

Ivy was a 2015 graduate of Signal Mountain High School where she was a cheerleader from 6th -12th grade. She also cheered for Integrity Elite Cheer Team. She was also a winner of the Tennessee D.A.R.E Contest.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Information Sciences Degree from the University of Alabama in 2018. While at Alabama, she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and was the founder of the Rotaract Club.

Ivy interned for WTVC News Channel 9 the summer of 2017 and went on to work for WVUA Channel 23 in Tuscaloosa, AL and most recently was employed as a News Reporter for WHNT Channel 19 in Huntsville, AL.

Her grandparents, Reece and Dorothy Ervin and aunt, Donna Caldwell preceded her in death.

Survivors include her mother, Sharon Germ Ervin of Signal Mountain; father, David Ervin of Mountain City, TN; sister, Winter Ervin of Signal Mountain; grandparents, John & Judy Germ of Soddy Daisy; boyfriend, Forrest Petty of Huntsville; aunts and uncles, Steve (Laura) Germ of Rock Spring, GA, Greg (Debbie) Germ of Soddy Daisy, Jeff (Aimee) Germ of Hixson, Eddie (Angela) Ervin of Hixson, and JoAnn Ervin of Chattanooga; and several cousins.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the North Chapel with Belinda Martin, Mike Royer, and Dr. Fred Steelman officiating. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ashton Kutcher’s Sex Trafficking Prevention, THORN at www.thorn.org; or the American Diabetes Association at www.donations.diabetes.org.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaNorthChapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Sharon Germ Ervin, Mother
  • David Ervin, Father
  • Winter Ervin, Sister
  • John & Judy Germ, Grandparents
  • Reece & Dorothy Ervin, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Forrest Petty, Boyfriend
  • Steve (Laura) Germ, Uncle
  • Greg (Debbie) Germ, Uncle
  • Jeff (Aimee) Germ, Uncle
  • Eddie (Angela) Ervin, Uncle
  • JoAnn Ervin, Aunt
  • Donna Caldwell, Aunt (deceased)
  • Several cousins also survive.

Services

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Memories

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Janice White

August 13, 2019

John,Judy,Jeff, andSteve and Laura and all the family, My heart is aching for all of you. I read about your precious loss so beautiful and young. An angel that has gained her wings at far too young an age. My prayer for all of you is a peace that only our Heavenly Father can give. Hold fast to each other , talk about all the good memories, and know that you all have so many people praying for you as you face the hard days ahead. You are loved. May you feel the love and strength that we are all lifting up to you. God’s blessings always.

Nancy Mallett

August 13, 2019

Steve and Laura Germ
I just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear about your niece. It is so hard to let go of people we know and love. Ivy Snow is a beautiful young girl. I know she will be miss by many. Our prayers for you all.

Katherine Marchand

August 13, 2019

Ivy was an intern at NewsChannel 9. I could immediately tell she was different. She didn’t just go through the motions. She was there to learn. She was there to get better. And she worked so hard. She would come in at *4 IN THE MORNING* to shadow me, and she never complained about being tired. She stayed engaged throughout every shift. And she ALWAYS asked questions, which I loved. She wanted to grow as a journalist. And even though I was supposed to be helping her, she helped me! As a native of Chattanooga, she made use of her deep roots in the community to connect me with people who could add perspective to my stories. She went to morning editorial meetings and wowed the managers. Even as an intern, her story pitches were stronger than some of the full time reporters’ (mine included!). Ivy is, without a doubt, the best intern I’ve ever had. (She knew I loved a bakery on Signal Mountain. Before she left, she prepared gift baskets for my photographer and me. They were full of our favorite treats. She was incredibly sweet and thoughtful). And when her internship was over, she stayed in touch. She reached out for help with the application process and interviewing. She showed me examples of her writing and asked how to make them better. She sought advice because she was determined to do her best. I told my news director, “You have to hire her!!!” (he tried :) ). She was so beautiful – inside and out, and I’m devastated for her family and all of the families I know would have benefited from her dedicated reporting. Rest in peace, sweet Ivy.

Alan Hartley

August 12, 2019

To Ivy's family: I had the pleasure of meeting and interacting with Ivy for a short time in my capacity as President of the Tuscaloosa Rotary Club as couple of years ago. There were several fellow Rotarians who worked with her in getting the University of Alabama Rotaract club off the ground that year. The Rotaract Club was started during our club's centennial year. Additionally, Ivy and her grandfather, John Germ, joined us for a night at our club gala in celebration this club milestone.

It was a great pleasure to have met her and to have the opportunity to do this work with her on something she had a real passion to do. She will be missed by all of us in Tuscaloosa, and we wish you many thoughts and prayers during this difficult time in having to say goodbye to someone that left this world all too soon.

Scottie (Hunt) Drennan

August 12, 2019

Sharon,
My heart breaks for you and your family and I feel words are insufficient. My memories of Ivy will stay very clear. Those memories will include how everyone around Ivy had a smile on their face. Sharon, I remember passing you in the halls at Nolan as you checked on Ivy. You girls have a special bond, hopefully you will be able to smile through tears as you remember the Ivy adventures and all the joy she brought to each of you. My prayers and condolences to your family.

Cindy Lee

August 12, 2019

To Ivy's family. My family and I would like to send our deepest sympathy. Ivy was there for my family during one of the worst times of our life's. She was the only News Reporter that showed our family compassion and understanding for what we were going through. We weren’t just a story to her!!! She became part of our family, someone we could count on. She was and forever will be in our hearts. I know she is in heaven with Koy Spears(my nephew) getting the rest of the story. Rest easy Ivy. We love you.

tracy smith

August 12, 2019

I have no words that can heal the broken hearts for all Ivy's loved ones. I hope the good memories they all share will somehow bring them comfort; That each morning when the sun rises they may recall her beautiful smiling face and know she is there to light up their days.

Shaner Hays

August 12, 2019

Ivy was that person that could walk into any room and immediately brighten it. She was such a pleasure work with and be around. While her time was short, her impression on the WHNT newsroom and our community were not. She would listen to every word of what she was taught and strive her hardest to follow it exactly. She was a true journalist that made her community better. Thank you for the time that we were gifted to call her both coworker and friend.
Shane Hays-WHNT

Ruby Witthuhn

August 11, 2019

I'm so sorry for the family and friends of Ivy. I never met her but I feel like I know her from watching the terrific job she did reporting for WHNT. She was a real treasure. We all will miss her and our hearts are heavy. Prayers of comfort for you all.

Kelly Shikoh

August 11, 2019

The Shikoh family is devastated at the news of Ivy's passing. So many wonderful memories come flooding to mind of this beautiful soul-inside and out- and the wonderful times we spent with her growing up. Those gorgeous sparkling eyes and sweet spirit of little Ivy will stay with us forever along with many fond memories of family time spent together. All our love and prayers to Sharon, Dave and Winter and all of the Ervin family.

Kelly, Al, Alan, Drew and Thomas Shikoh

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Biography

Ivy Snow Ervin, age 22, of Huntsville, AL, formerly of Signal Mountain, TN, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, August, 9, 2019.

She was born August 4, 1997 in Chattanooga.

Ivy was a 2015 graduate of Signal Mountain High School where she was a cheerleader from 6th -12th grade. She also cheered for Integrity Elite Cheer Team. She was also a winner of the Tennessee D.A.R.E Contest.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Information Sciences Degree from the University of Alabama in 2018. While at Alabama, she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and was the founder of the Rotaract Club.

Ivy interned for WTVC News Channel 9 the summer of 2017 and went on to work for WVUA Channel 23 in Tuscaloosa, AL and most recently was employed as a News Reporter for WHNT Channel 19 in Huntsville, AL.

Her grandparents, Reece and Dorothy Ervin and aunt, Donna Caldwell preceded her in death.

Survivors include her mother, Sharon Germ Ervin of Signal Mountain; father, David Ervin of Mountain City, TN; sister, Winter Ervin of Signal Mountain; grandparents, John & Judy Germ of Soddy Daisy; boyfriend, Forrest Petty of Huntsville; aunts and uncles, Steve (Laura) Germ of Rock Spring, GA, Greg (Debbie) Germ of Soddy Daisy, Jeff (Aimee) Germ of Hixson, Eddie (Angela) Ervin of Hixson, and JoAnn Ervin of Chattanooga; and several cousins.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the North Chapel with Belinda Martin, Mike Royer, and Dr. Fred Steelman officiating. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ashton Kutcher’s Sex Trafficking Prevention, THORN at www.thorn.org; or the American Diabetes Association at www.donations.diabetes.org.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaNorthChapel.com.