Born in 1957, Sharon Kay Smith‐Ledford is the fourth child of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd J. Smith. She was raised about a mile from her grandmother, Etta Nichols. She attended Del Rio Elementary School, and Cocke County High School. After graduating in 1974, Sharon attended Morristown Voc/Tech where she studied Office Occupations. From there she went on to Walters State Community College. Sharon lives in Morristown, TN with her husband, Calvin T. Ledford, and her daughter Tiffany Alise Smith
Etta "Granny" Nichols: Last of the Old-Time Midwives
by Sharon Smith-Ledford
This book includes a detailed history of the Appalachian Mountains and its people dating back to 1835 in an area called Del Rio, Tennessee.
A biography of Etta's life from her birth in 1897 up to her death in 1994 tells how her chosen profession of being a midwife led to National fame. Her story offers inspiration, showing how her caring and loving spirit touched everyone that knew her.
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