Ora Marie Ellison, age 88, of Speedwell passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020. She was a life long Child of God and of the Baptist faith. She retired from Imperial Reading after 39 years. Preceded in death by husband, Wayne Ellison; parents, Henry and Mary Fields Thomas; brothers, Clarence and Junior Thomas.


Daughter: Debbie Foster and husband David

Sons: Tommy Ellison and wife Michelle

Daryl Ellison

Grandchildren: Daniel, Rebekah, Brittany, Jacob, Joey and Leah

Great Grandchildren: Sylvia and Lettie

Brothers: Arville, Donnie, and Cas Thomas

Sisters: Barbara Davis and husband Glen, Genevea Taylor and husband Hershel, Gladys Ellison and husband Blue, Bernice Kingseed and Sue May

Several nieces and nephews

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Thursday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home with Funeral to follow at 7 PM with Rev. Jimmy Branscomb and Rev. David Mundy officiating

Family and friends will meet 10 AM Friday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home and proceed to Academy Cemetery for 11 AM Interment.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Children Bible Ministry, 111 CBM Camp Road, Watauga, TN 37694.

Condolences may be given online at http://www.cross-smithfuneralhome.com 

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home