Marie Opal Ellard

Marie Opal Perkins Ellard, 94, of Pioneer, formerly of Jellico, died Dec. 26 at the Jellico Community Hospital.
She was born April 13, 1919, at Elk Valley. She was a member of the Elk Fork Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sylvester and Mary Gibson Perkins; brothers, W. F. Perkins and Ernest L. Perkins; sisters, Ruth Miller, Myrtle Heatherly, Carrie Brundick and Louise Holsopple.
She is survived by twins, Lynda Ellard, of Jacksboro and Lendon Ellard and wife, Sharon, of Georgia; son, Bobby Ellard and wife, Mary Helen, of Elk Valley; grandchildren, Cheryl Lowe and husband, David, Juanita Blankenship, Linda Marie Meredith and husband, Lindsay, Matthew Ellard and wife, LeeAnn, Wanda Guidry and husband, Steven, Teresa Brown and husband, Joey, James Ellard, Daniel and Dillion Barnes, Adonis Leonard; great-grandchildren, Rebecca Ward Pennington and husband, Cody, Jonathon Meredith, Matty Ellard, Issiah Ellard, Sarah Blankenship, Jacub Ellard, Makayla Ward, Cassie Ellard, Levi Ellard, Kayla Moore, Holly Allen, Brock Jones; special caregiver, Linda Fiest.
Funeral services were Dec. 29 at the Cox and Son Chapel with Bro. Matthew Ellard officiating.
Interment was at theÊWarren

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Cox & Son Funeral Home
418 5th Street Jellico, TN 37762
Published in LaFollette Press on Jan. 2, 2014