Nellie Mae Maloney Ellis
Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home and Cremation
820 South Church St
Murfreesboro, TN
Nellie Mae Maloney Ellis

Nellie Mae "Pookie" Maloney Ellis, age 78 of Murfreesboro, passed away on May 8, 2013 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center.

She was a native of Davidson County, but lived in Rutherford County for over 30 years. Nellie was a homemaker.

Nellie was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence Eugene Maloney and Willie Mae McMillon Maloney; son, Billy Ellis; and daughter, Kathy Schweppe.

She is survived by her husband, William C. Ellis, Sr. of Eagleville; sons, Chris (Carol) Ellis of Murfreesboro and Tommy (Tonya) Coode of Murfreesboro; daughters, Angie (Kevin) Hughes of Murfreesboro and Leslie Crabtree of Lebanon, TN; sister, Jean Stacey of Bellevue, TN; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Spring Hill Cemetery in Madison, TN, with Nan Zoller officiating. Burial will follow with family and friends serving as Active Pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home, 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. Please leave condolences at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home for burial expenses.

Jennings & Ayers, (615) 893-2422

Published by The Daily News Journal on May 10, 2013.
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We were so sorry to hear of Nells passing. Sorry we could not make trip to see Bill at this time.
Philip Barnes
May 13, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with Pookie's family. She is a very dear friend and I have many many wonderful memories of our time together.
Norma (Reasoner) Carper
May 13, 2013
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