Helen Ellis


CHICKAMAUGA Helen Carolyn Smith Ellis, 87, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. She was born in Chickamauga, Ga., to the late Ernest R. (Sam) and Effie Ellis Smith. She was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga, Ga., where she worked at Crystal Springs Print Works for over fifty years. She was a member of Elizabeth Lee United Methodist Church and attended the First Baptist Church of Chickamauga. She was a member of the Chickamauga Homemakers Club. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, W.B. "Slick" Ellis; and a sister, Pauline Smith Sherrill.She is survived by her children, Susan Ellis, of Chickamauga, Ga., Lee (Gail) Tade, of Hixson, Tenn.; sister, Ann Smith Hill, of Chickamauga, Ga.; grandchildren, Gary Tade, of Chattanooga, Tenn., Leslie (Zack) Tade Murdock, of Knoxville, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Larkyn, Addisyn and Colin Murdock, of Knoxville, Tenn.; special nieces and nephews, Connie and Jeff McDaniel, of Chickamauga, Ga., Tracy and Keith Richey, of Rossville, Ga., Monty and Jane Hill, of Scottsboro, Ala.; great nephews, David McDaniel and Keith Richey II. The family would like to express a sincere "Thank You" to Dr. Patrick Rhyne for all of his Love and Care for Mrs. Ellis. The family will receive friends today from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 8, at noon until the service. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the chapel with Reverend Chris Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Chickamauga Cemetery. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes - Chickamauga Chapel. Online register book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com

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