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Ella Lou Flatt Sherrell, 92
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Ella Lou Flatt Sherrell, 92, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, at her home in Sparta.Mrs. Sherrell was born to Eli Franklin Flatt and Martha Pippin Flatt on Dec. 12, 1920 in Jackson County.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Johnnie Sherrell; daughter, Velma Jackson; five brothers, Oakley, Bill, Virgil, Eugene, Carlie Flatt; four sisters, Mattie Wheeler, Mary Ann Nelson, Irene Writtenberry Whiteaker and Dorothy Wimberly.Survivors include her children, James Wesley Sherrell of McMinnville, Rosie (Levon) Maynard of Sparta; son-in-law, Merle Jackson of Sparta; six grandchildren, Trease (Darin) Usie, Johnnie Maynard, Donna (Bo) McCurry all of Sparta, Shannon (Chad) Gannon, Darron (Carrie) Sherrell, all of McMinnville and Lori Maynard of Sparta; two step grandchildren, Luwanna Baggett of Kentucky and Tammy (Richard) Alverson of Florida; 16 great-grandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; 10 step great-great-grandchildren; special friend and caregiver, Brian Harper and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.Funeral services will be at Thurman Funeral Home today at 1 p.m. with David Lee England, Chaplin Chuck Overton and Tracy Curtis officiating. Interment will follow at Old Zion Cemetery. Sign the online guestbook at Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Southern Standard (McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 18, 2013