Ella Mae (James) Tanner

Born: Sun., Jun. 19, 1921
Died: Tue., Jul. 18, 2017


12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 22, 2017
Location: Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jul. 22, 2017
Location: Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home

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Mrs. Ella Mae Tanner, 96, the widow of Mr. Ashley N. Tanner, Jr., passed away on July 18, 2017. Mrs. Tanner was a lifelong member of the Brighton Baptist Church and was a cafeteria worker at Brighton High School. 

Mrs. Tanner is survived by her daughters, Diane Kay Tanner Elkins of Bartlett and Cheryl Virginia Tanner (Dock) Brown of Oakland; her sons, Ashley N. (Debbie) Tanner III of Jackson, David James (Darlene) Tanner of Medina, and John Milton (Beth) Tanner of Brighton; her two brothers, Henry Thomas (Wanda) James of Oxford, MS and Nicky (Ruby) James of Brighton; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Tanner was preceded in death by her siblings, Mary Sue Blalack, Luther James, Virginia James, LaDell Alexander, Billy James, and Frances James; and by her parents, David Colvin and Mamie Ruth Weir James. 

The services for Mrs. Tanner will be held on Saturday, July 22, at 2PM at the Maley-Yarbrough Chapel. Visitation will take place from 12:30 - 2:00 prior to the services starting. Interment will follow in Morrison Cemetery in Brighton. 

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Ann Draffin Chapman
   Posted Thu July 20, 2017
Prayers are going up for your family. Will miss seeing her at the nursing home. May God bless you in the days ahead.

Frances Harmon Gurley
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
Diane, Ashley, David, Cheryl and John, Debbie, Darlene, Dock ,Beth and families,

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. May God supply you with strength for each new tomorrow. Knowing Ella Mae, she would want that for each of you. As a long distance cousin, it was my pleasure knowing your mother and mother-in-law. I met some of you when my daughter, Ginger and I visited your Mother about 12 years ago.

Frances HARMON Gurley, Charlotte, NC

Dottie Mills Glidewell
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
Prayers for this sweet lady's family.

Margo Dodson
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017

FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent by Margo Dodson.

We are so very sorry for your loss. Love , Jim & Margo Dodson

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