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Shirley Faye Ellis, 74, of Lake City, Fla., passed away on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Shirley was born in Stearns, Ky., to the late Ale and Etta Faye [Tappley] Spradlin. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles and spoiling the grandkids.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Junior, Lee, Glenn, Roy and Arnold; and her daughter, Teresa Looper.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 60 years, John Ellis of Lake City, Fla.; sons, Preston (Laura) Ellis of Lake City, Fla., and Johnny M. (Sandy) Ellis Jr. of Maryville, Tenn.; daughters, Valerie Ellis-Hodson of Anderson, Ind., and Angela Angel Fowler of Interlachen, Fla.; stepmother, Louise Waters-Spradlin; half sisters, Donna Slaven, Lisa (Bill) Walters and Amy Spradlin; half brother, Chandus (Dana) Spradlin, all of Delaware County, Ind.; grandchildren, Crystal, Magdalyne, Bradley, Blake, Jessica, Emily, Brittany, Kalie, Kimberly, and Christina; and several great- grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Lake City, Fla.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a future date for family and friends.
Published on January 27, 2017
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