Helen Marie Ellis
Date of Death – May 3, 2014
Helen Marie Ellis, 94, died on Saturday, May 3 at Adams Place in Murfreesboro. She graduated from Portageville High School and soon after graduation, she married Robert Littleton Ellis. The couple moved to Munford; Mrs. Ellis remained there until moving to Murfreesboro in 2002.
She was a member of Munford United Methodist Church and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend who was an inspiration to her brothers and sister, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, nieces and nephews.
The family received friends at a catered reception on Tuesday for two hours prior to the funeral service at Munford Funeral Home. She was buried at Helen Crigger Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughter, Georgeanne Ellis Easley (Mack) of Smyrna; sons Charles Robert Ellis (Norma) of Murfreesboro and Gary LaFont Ellis (Colby) of Brentwood; sister-in-law Carolyn Murphy of Munford; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Harold LaFont and James “Buddy” LaFont and sister Betty Haddad.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
The Leader (Covington, Tenn.) ▪ Thursday, May 8, 2014