Iris Marie Jenkins Ellis

Published 11:42 am Thursday, August 11, 2022

Iris Marie Jenkins Ellis, 99, Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
A native of Carter County, she was born April 11, 1923 to the late Stover and Jennie Pierce Jenkins.
Iris was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. She served in the United States Navy during World War II and was retired as Office Manager at Russ Swanay Real Estate. She was a member of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens. She attended Oak Street Baptist Church for several years.
Iris loved to work in her flower garden and yard.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Ellis; her daughters, Nancy Ellis and Barbara Ellis Melton; her sisters, Ora, Lorraine, Nina, Virginia and Annie; and her brothers, David and K.P.
Survivors include her son-in-law, Mike Melton; her grandsons, Vance Melton and Daniel Melton; her special nieces and nephews, Jacquline Hull, Pat Humphreys, Julie Hester Honeycutt, Doug Ellis, Wayne Jenkins, Danny “Pert” Jenkins, Millie Turrentine Jenkins, Susan Turrentine Smith, Dale Jenkins and Katherine Ellis Barker; and her Elizabethton Senior Citizens friends and neighbors on Race Street.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 14, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bob Polk and Dr. Kenneth Jordan officiating. The Eulogy will be given by her son-in-law, Mike Melton. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Mike Melton, Steve Honeycutt, Buddy Humphreys, Russ Swanay, Bill Swanay and Vance Melton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Ellis family.

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