Lillian Cooper Ellis

Posted By | January 7, 2002 12:00 am

Lillian Cooper Ellis, 98, of Knoxville, formerly of Sparta, passed away Jan. 5, 2002, at Shannondale Health
Care Center in Knoxville.
Ellis was born April 22, 1903, in Pleasant Hill, to B. Cooper and Mary Pennington Cooper.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sparta and was a member of the D.A.R. Ellis owned and operated Cumberland Furniture Company in Sparta for 44 years. She attended high school in Cookeville and Martin College in Pulaski.
Ellis was preceded in death by her husband, Verdie C. Ellis; four sisters, Vera Leftwich, Edith Land, Callie Walker and Treva Foutch and two brothers, Robert Cooper and Charles Cooper.
Survivors include one daughter, Rosemary Mayberry of Knoxville; two grandsons and their spouses, Mark and Cathey Mayberry of Knoxville and Chris and Nelda Mayberry of Atlanta, Ga.; three granddaughters, Jessica Mayberry of Knoxville and Christen Mayberry and Nicole Mayberry both of Atlanta, Ga.; several nieces and nephews; and a loving caregiver, Iva Irwin of Knoxville.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m., Jan. 8, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow. Burial will take place at Highland Cemetery. Jeff Jones will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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