Ella Ethlene Cripps

Aug 26 2013

100 year old Ella Ethlene Cripps of Dowelltown died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church, a retired shirt factory worker and a homemaker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by parents, Henry and Novella Braswell Stanley; a granddaughter, Malissa Joe Cripps; a sister, Myrtle Vanatta; and a brother, L.D. Stanley. She is survived by two children, Bobbie and husband Wayne Foster of Lebanon and Billy Joe and wife Ann Cripps of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Phillip Foster, David Foster, Joey Cripps, and Steven and Bobby Anderson. Eight great grandchildren, Joshua, Sabrina, Marcus, and Alex Cripps, Haley, Kelsea, Briston, and Zaylyn Anderson. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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