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Beth Ellen

Ellen “Beth” Ellen of Martin, formerly of Water Valley, Ky., died Feb. 26, 2015 at the Martin Healthcare in Martin.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Hornbeak Funeral Chapel in Fulton and interment followed in the Water Valley Pentecostal Tabernacle Cemetery.
She was a member of Water Valley Pentecostal Tabernacle and had been the Activities Director for the Van Ayer Manor Nursing Home in Martin. She had lived in Water Valley and Martin.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Don Ellen of Martin; three daughters, Robin Jackson of Woodland Mills and Patricia Poyner and Donnie Sue Ellen, both of Martin; four grandchildren, Dean Andrew Poyner of Martin, Mitchell Alan Poyner of Dresden, Nina Elizabeth Jackson of Union City and Kailey Ray Lear of Woodland Mills; three great-grandchildren, Dillon Faught and Hunter Faught, both of Union City, and Isaac Poyner of Martin; two sisters, Nina Troncalli and Sue Hall, and a brother Johny Washburn, all of Gallant, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James McKinley Washburn and Estella Imogene Gyger Washburn.
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