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1927 Martha 2022

Martha L. Ellison

May 8, 1927 — November 18, 2022

Martha L. Ellison, 95, of Birchwood, TN, passed away November 18, 2022. Born May 8, 1927, to the late William Barbee & Sarah Ellen Barbee, in Paint Rock, AL. Martha was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Lakeway Baptist Church. She loved farming, fishing, gardening, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Frank Ellison, Sr.; eldest son, Frank Ellison, Jr.; sisters, Ruby Sims, Catherine Culvers, Allie Coffman, and Nellie Michaels; brothers, Jim Barbee, Luther Barbee, Woodrow Barbee, Will Barbee, and John Barbee.

Survived by her sons, Frank (Anita) Jr. Ellison, Bruce (Rita) Ellison, Robert (Kim) W. Ellison, and Jesse (Jan) Ellison; daughters, Nellie Jewel Buckner, Ellen Lucille Collins, and Martha Short; grandchildren, David Sweet, Larry Sweet, Charlie Sweet, Gary Sweet, Terry Sweet, Jamie Collins, Lurinda Collins, Russell Collins, Vince Collins, Michael Collins, Renae Ellison, Martha Ann Ellison, Janet Geofreyon, Frankie Ellison, Jesse Ellison, Jr., Amanda Ellison, Laura Staton, Jessica West, Jennifer Shoet, Shiloh Shutters, Tara Shutters, James Ellison, Robert Ellison, Angela Gann, Bruce Ellison, Jr., Gary Ellison; a host of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM, Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Companion Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 23, 2022, in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home, with Pastor Guinn Green officiating. Burial will be held at Williamson Cemetery with pallbearers Terry Moose Sweet, Ronnie Gann, Justin Esposito, Gary Ellison, James “Nup” Ellison, Chase Geofreyon, Isaac Gann, and Daniel Gann.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service - Cleveland Chapel

2415 Georgetown Road Northwest, Cleveland, TN 37311

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