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Ethel Vantrease

Mrs. Ethel Marsh Vantrease, age 96, died Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at West Tennessee Healthcare Volunteer Hospital. Memorial visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 21 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 6897 Bethesda-Arno Road, Thompson Station, Tennessee. A second Memorial visitation will be held from 3-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 22 at Martin First United Methodist Church, Narthex, 225 Main St., Martin, Tennessee. Mrs. Vantrease was a member of Greenwood United Methodist Church, Lawrenceburg, TN; she was a homemaker. She is survived by her two sons, Steve (Vicki) Vantrease of Martin, TN and James (Jill) Vantrease of Humboldt, TN; four grandchildren, Julie (Tyler), Emily, Adam and Amy (Richard); and five great-grandchildren, Tessa, Tripp, Parker, Addison and Jackson. Mrs. Vantrease was preceded in death by her husband, Solon W. Vantrease Jr.; and her parents, Alton Ensign and Carrie Bell Welch Marsh. In lieu of flowers, if you are so inclined, donations can be made to We Care Ministries, 530 N. Lindell Street, Martin, TN  38237 or your favorite organization serving the needy or senior citizens. Online tributes may be left at murphyfuneralhome.net.

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