- [S80] Rawlings Funeral Home, (http://www.rawlingsfuneralhome.com/), 9 Apr 2005.
Anna Mae Coldwell Ogle Ellis age 99, passed away on April 9, 2005 at Heritage Center Nursing Home in Morristown, TN.
Anna Mae was born on July 10, 1905 to Joseph Fred and Gertrude Coldwell. She was a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College, Maryville College, and the University of Tennessee, where she received her MS in Home Economics in 1936. She taught Home Economics at the Sevier County High School for 32 years. “Mrs. Ogle,” as her students knew her was a popular and well-loved teacher. Anna Mae was a devout and long-time member of The First United Methodist Church of Sevierville.
Anna Mae was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, “Jeanette” Ogle; parents, Fred and Gertrude Coldwell; first husband, Haskell Ogle; second husband, Richard “Dixie” Ellis; brother, Thomas Coldwell.
Anna Mae is survived by her stepson and daughter-in-law, William and Marjorie Ellis of Morristown, step-grandchildren Chuck Ellis of Knoxville, Carole Ellis Stephan and Kristi Ellis Mathes of Morristown; special nieces, Janice Kennedy of Knoxville and Dean Williams of Dandridge; special cousins, June and Jessie (Junior) Bolling of White Pine; devoted caretaker and friend, Brenda Hopkins of Morristown. Anna Mae was also survived by a host of other special family members and friends.
She will lie in state from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2005 at Rawlings Funeral Home in Sevierville, with the funeral services immediately following. Interment will be in Middle Creek Cemetery in Sevierville, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2005.
In lieu of flowers, Anna Mae would have been pleased for a memorial donation to be made in her memory to any of the following: Holston United Methodist Home for Children, 404 Holston Dr. Greenville, TN 37743: or First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 214 Cedar St., Seviervillle, TN 37862: or to a charity of your choosing.
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