Anna Marie Ellis age 78 of Smithville passed away Thursday afternoon March 16, 2017 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. She was born August 8, 1938 to her parents the late Paul and Clara Oliver Malone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Walter B. Ellis and brother Johnnie Malone. Ms. Ellis was a retired factory worker, a cafeteria cook at the High School and member of the New West Point Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 2:PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Royce Moore and Michael Hale officiating and burial to following in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the Ellis family will be Saturday 12:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 10:AM until time of the funeral at 2:PM. Survivors include children: Gayle Carter of Alexandria, Sharon (Tony) Boyd, Michael (Angie) EIlis both of Smithville; Grandchildren: Anthony (Tonya) Boyd, Dovie (John) Westmoreland, Austin, Briana and Christian Ellis, Cameron Page; Great-Grandchildren: Victoria Westmoreland, Mikel Westmoreland, Elijah Boyd, Johnathon Westmoreland, Becca Westmoreland; Sister: Sherry Bowman of Carthage; 2 Nephews: Anthony Bowman, Timmy Bowman; Niece: Tabatha Southard; Uncle: Jerry (June) Oliver of Goodlettsville; Special friend: Patsy Saunders. The family would like to say a Special Thank You to the Nurses and Staff of NHC for the care given. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.