CALHOUN — Ella Sue Strupe Carlton, 71, departed this life Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at her home. Ella was born Aug. 18, 1950, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the

daughter of the late George Thomas Strupe.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Carlton.

Ella Sue obtained a Masters of Education at Austin Peay State University. She was a devoted teacher for 35 years. She enjoyed reading and ceramics. She was a loving

Daughter, Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and cousin.

Ella is survived by her mother, June Kelley Strupe of Calhoun, Georgia; sons, Brandon and Neisha Brophy of Calhoun, Georgia, William and Wendy Brophy of Fairbanks, Alaska; daughter, Shasta Dodd;

grandchildren, Caden, Bentley, Presley, Paisley, Paxley, Hunter, McKinley. Brantley, Spencer

and several great-grandchildren and cousins.

Graveside service to celebrate the life of Ella will be held, Tuesday Nov. 23, 2021 at 2 p.m. from Chattanooga Memorial Gardens with

Father Mark Thomas officiating.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements by Ponders Brainerd Chapel 4203 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN37411 423-531-4002