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Martha L. Ellison

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Martha L. Ellison, 95, of Birchwood for 74 years, passed away on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022.

Born on May 8, 1927, to the late William Barbee and Sarah Ellen Barbee, in Paint Rock, Alabama. Martha was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Lakeway Baptist Church in Harrison. She loved farming, fishing, gardening and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Frank Ellison Sr.; eldest son, Frank Ellison Jr.; sisters, Ruby Sims, Catherine Culvers, Allie Coffman and Nellie Michaels; and brothers, Jim Barbee, Luther Barbee, Woodrow Barbee, Will Barbee and John Barbee.

She is survived by her sons, Frank (Anita) Jr. Ellison, Bruce (Rita) Ellison, Robert (Kim) W. Ellison and Jesse (Jan) Ellison; daughters, Nellie Jewel Buckner, Ellen Lucille Collins and Martha J. Short; 26 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at Companion Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Guinn Green officiating.

Burial will be held at Williamson Cemetery with pallbearers Terry Moose Sweet, Ronnie Gann, Justin Esposito, Gary Ellison, James “Nup” Ellison, Chase Geofreyon, Isaac Gann and Daniel Gann.

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