Mary Ruth Ellis
July 8, 1958 ~ August 21, 2007
Mary Ruth Kelly Ellis, 49, of 111 Beecham Lane, Johnson City, died at her residence on August 21, 2007. She was a native of Washington County, daughter of the late Donald and Eleanor Crowder Justice Kelly, Jr. Mary Ruth was a homemaker and attended the East Pine Grove Park United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, C. J. "Mikey"? Kelly and Donnie Kelly, III. Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha and Mike Riddle of Elizabethton and Christy and Randy Burgin of Johnson City; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Keith "Butch"? and Sandy Kelly of Idaho, Bryan Kelly and Kenneth "Pete"? Kelly both of Johnson City; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Kim Grainger of Johnson City, Sharon and Dale Furches of Jonesborough and Enola and Joe Sluder of Roan Mountain; five grandchildren, Victoria Jones, Cassie Burgin, Lexy, Mikey and Jayden Riddle; several nieces and nephews; her loving companion of thirteen years, Cliff Eads of Johnson City. A funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, August 23, 2007 at the Sinking Creek Baptist Church at 8:00 p.m. under the direction of Minister Brent Nidiffer. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until time of service at eight. A committal service will be conducted on Friday, August 24, 2007 at the Monte Vista Memorial Park at 1:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Family and friends are asked to assemble on Friday at the Morris-Baker Funeral Home by 12:30 p.m. to leave in procession to the cemetery. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Washington County Sheriffs Association (stuffed animals for children) at 101 E. Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604.