Lois Eveyln Ellis


Lois Evelyn Ellis

Lois Evelyn Ellis, 100, of Cleveland and formerly of Eastman, Ga., passed away Dec. 10, 2017.

She graduated from Albany High School in Georgia and attended the University of Georgia in Athens. Upon graduation, she taught school for 10 years in Eastman. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa teacher’s society and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Eastman.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cleveland for 64 years, where she served in the Thompson Sunday school class and Martha Hall Circle. The annual church barbecue was started by her deceased husband and named the Matt Ellis BBQ, which she supported and worked in until recent years.

She was a Gray Lady at Bradley Memorial Hospital for 10 years and served in various other clubs and committees.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Matt Ellis; parents, Charles and Corine Grimsley; brother, Loran Grimsley; and sister, Dees Lambert.

She is survived by Mary Grimsley of Ponde Vedra, Fla., Betty Grisard of Chattanooga; nieces: Jennine Grimsley, Carol Bently and Marilyn Heaton; and caregiver, Betty Guthrie.

A graveside service was held at Sunset Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, Dec, 13, 2017, with the Rev. Tim Bracken of First United Methodist Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cleveland Humane Society and Hospice Care of Chattanooga.

Online condolences may be left for Lois’ family at www.serenityofcleveland.com 

Arrangements are by Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


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