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Ellen Mae Safley King, 97
Ellen Mae Safley King died September 2.
Ellen Mae Safley King was born Nov. 2, 1919 and died Sept. 2. A native of Morrison, graduate of Irving College High School, employee at City Bank and Trust Company and lifelong member of the Church of Christ, and friend to all she knew, she died at NHC of McMinnville on Saturday.Survivors include children, John Drew King and wife Lill of McMinnville, Minnie Jane King of Knoxville, Ellen Kaye Gentry and husband David of Farragut, Johnny Sue Duke and husband Nile of Plano, Texas, and Philip Woodson King III and wife Sharron Sue of Knoxville; 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip Woodson King Jr.; her parents, John Robert Safley and Minnie Estella Melton Safley; her daughter, Martha Jo King; her siblings, Lonnie Safley of Columbia, Marcus Safley of Nashville, Baxter Safley of Nashville, Jesse Safley of Nashville and Beatrice Safley Webster of Chestnut Mound; a granddaughter, Deidra Duke; and a grandson, Jeremy Howell. Ellen grew up in Safley Hollow in Warren County and started her schooling at Safley Chapel, a one-room school house just a stone’s throw from her family home.