NEW MADRID -- Ethel Earlene Aston Ellis, 89, died June 21, 2007, at Golden Living Center in New Madrid.
Born Oct. 9, 1917, at Houlka, Miss., daughter of the late Charles P. and Lula Matilda Higginbotham Aston, she had been chief operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 31 years. She was an Honorary Life Member of Communications Workers of America, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 595 in New Madrid. She belonged to the VFW and was a member of the Presbyterian Church of New Madrid.
Survivors include: several nieces and nephews and two special friends, Margo and Ralph Mueller of the state of Tennessee.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid is in charge of arrangements.