The funeral service, conducted by the Rev. Mike Ripsky, is Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until the service Wednesday. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.
Ellen Bobo, age 91, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at The Pavilion.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Burr and Elizabeth Shannon Paty; husband, William Murphy Bobo, sisters Ruby Paty, Mrs. Sam (Ludy) Hopkins, Mrs. Dick (Ruth) Gardner, Mrs. W.G. (Blanche) Catron, Mrs. J.C. (Mary Neil) Winfree; and a brother, Joe Parker Paty.
She is survived by her children, Cynthia Ann Bobo, Beverly Jean (Larry) Long, Thomas William (Michelle) Bobo, of Lebanon, and Mary Ruth (Douglas) Winford, of Cookeville; sisters-in-law, Ann Goodall Paty, of Lebanon, and Angie Bobo, of Shelbyville, and two brothers-in-law, Jack Bobo of Florence, Ala., and A.C. Bobo of Auburntown. Mrs. Bobo had six grandchildren; Brian (Kristin) Winford of Ashland, Wis., Eric Winford of Three Rivers, Calif., Andrea (Luke) Coffey, of Knoxville, Joe Long, of Chattanooga, Julia (Jeremy) Ash, Philip King, Ellen Grace Bobo, of Lebanon, and Andrew King, of Murfreesboro. She had six great-grandchildren; Elliott and Karson Ash, Jackson and Piper Coffey, and Huck and Marin Winford.
Mrs. Bobo graduated from Lebanon High School in 1941 and Draughons Business School in Nashville. She worked at National Life before her marriage. She then became a fulltime wife and mother. She and her husband of 50 years lived in the Tuckers Crossroads community, where she was active in PTA, Grange and Home Demonstration Club. She was a member of the Methodist Church and attended Bethlehem Church of Christ.
Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff at The Pavilion. Memorial donations may be made to the Youth Group at Westland United Methodist Church (110 Dawson Lane, Lebanon TN 37087, 615-444-0776).
Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-9393, Obits 615-758-8818.