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Ella Sherrell

December 12, 1920 — January 15, 2013

Mrs. Ella Lou Flatt Sherrell, age 92, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at her home in Sparta, TN.

Mrs. Sherrell was born to Eli Franklin Flatt and Martha Pippin Flatt, December 12, 1920 in Jackson County, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Johnnie Sherrell; daughter, Velma Jackson; 5 brothers, Oakley, Bill, Virgil, Eugene, Carlie Flatt; 4 sisters, Mattie Wheeler, Mary Ann Nelson, Irene Writtenberry Whiteaker and Dorothy Wimberly.

Survivors include her children, James Wesley Sherrell of McMinnville, Rosie (Levon) Maynard of Sparta; son in law, Merle Jackson of Sparta; 6 Grandchildren, Trease (Darin) Usie, Johnnie Maynard, Donna (Bo) McCurry all of Sparta, Shannon (Chad) Gannon, Darron (Carrie) Sherrell all of McMinnville and Lori Maynard of Sparta; 2 step- grand grandchildren, Luwanna Baggett of KY and Tammy (Richard) Alverson of FL; 16 great grandchildren; 11 step great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; 10 step great great grandchildren. Also special friend and caregiver, Brian Harper and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


Funeral services will be at Thurman Funeral Home, Friday, January 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Officiating will be Bro. David Lee England, Chaplin Chuck Overton and Bro. Tracy Curtis. Interment will follow in the Old Zion Cemetery.

Pall Bearers, Brandon Norris, Matthew Norris, Traeson Usie, Michael Usie, Darron Sherrell and Troy Carter.

Family will receive friends at Thurman Funeral Home, Thursday January 17, 2013 at 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm.

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Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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