Ellis, Ava Cherie (Cleveland)

Friday, February 23, 2018

Ava Cherie Ellis, passed away at her home on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. She went home to be with Jesus whom she loved very much.

Ava loved going to Church. At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by her loved ones, including her mother, Barbara Ellis, CNA, Debbie Waters, Debbie's fiancé' Larry McGill and their daughter Tina McDougal, CNA Rhonda Moonyham and R. N. Karen West.

Ava was preceded in death by her father, Reverend Albert Dee Ellis, her mother, Betty Martin Ellis, her grandparents, Asbury and Emeline Ellis, her very dear MawMaw, Katherine Clingan whom she loved so much and her sister, Eva Woody. Debbie Waters was he special caregiver and friends for five years. Ava loved Debbie and looked forward to seeing her and Tina every day. Debbie and Ava developed a special bond. Rhonda Moonyham was another special caregiver of Ava's for 1 year. Amedysis Hospice of Chattanooga was so important to all of her family. They were like family. Ava loved her special nurse Karen West. The family also appreciate Marcie, Social Worker and Marilyn Chaplain. The Family Home Care helped on the weekends. Ava loved all of them very much. Other special friends include Renate and Mack Hatmaker, Sandra Prock, Crystal Fox, Marshall Radford and many, many more. 

Survivors include her caring and loving mother, Barbara Ellis who adored her and took care of her for 22 years, her brother-in-law, Dwayne Woody, her uncles and aunts, Reverend Alvin and Hazel Ellis, Peggy and Peyton Jamerson and several cousins also survive.

The Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services Wildwood Chapel with Reverend Bill Fox and Brother Tim Prock officiating.

Graveside services and interment will be conducted on Monday, Feb. 26, at the Sunset Memorial Gardens with Dwayne Woody, Marshall Radford, Lynn Ellis, Tim and Keith Prock and Dusty Brown serving as casket bearers.

The family will receive friends from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services Wildwood Chapel who has charge of the arrangements.

You may share your condolences and your memories with Ava's family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.


Lowe, Mary Elizabeth (Cleveland)

Hampton, William Thomas (Jasper)

White, Imogene (Summerville)


Mary Elizabeth (Kelley) Lowe, 90, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Ms. Lowe was born in Bradley County and was the daughter of the late Joseph Will Kelley ... (click for more)

William Thomas Hampton, 71, a native of Jasper, Tennessee, and a resident of Marietta, Georgia, died unexpectedly on Sunday morning, December 9, 2018, at a Marietta hospital, following a heart ... (click for more)

Imogene White, age 80, of White Oak Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018, at her residence. She was born in Trion, Ga. on May 25, 1938 to the late Clyde and Lillian ... (click for more)


Area Obituaries

Lowe, Mary Elizabeth (Cleveland)

Mary Elizabeth (Kelley) Lowe, 90, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Ms. Lowe was born in Bradley County and was the daughter of the late Joseph Will Kelley and Mary (Boling) Kelley. Ms. Lowe was preceded in death by her siblings: Katherine Lawson, Joseph Will Kelley Jr., Charles Edward Kelley, Agnes Bernice Miller, Dorothy Lowe, Billie Jean ... (click for more)

Hampton, William Thomas (Jasper)

William Thomas Hampton, 71, a native of Jasper, Tennessee, and a resident of Marietta, Georgia, died unexpectedly on Sunday morning, December 9, 2018, at a Marietta hospital, following a heart attack. Born in Jasper on Aug. 20, 1947, he was the son of the late Keith and Annie Ruth Barker Hampton of Jasper, and his roots in Marion County went back for many generations. Bill ... (click for more)

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Bruce Douglas Simonson

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Mary Ruth Gillette Gilbreath

Mary Ruth Gillette Gilbreath died peacefully on December 11, 2018. She was born May 2, 1927 in Chattanooga, Tn., and was a lifelong resident. She was a much beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. After graduating from Central High School in 1944, she worked for Olan Mills as book keeper and a model for photographs sent across the nation. At the urging ... (click for more)

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