Mr. Marvin R. Ellison

Mr. Marvin R. Ellison, age 85, died August 12, 2013, following a long illness. He was born in Fayette County, Georgia, July 20, 1928, one of five children born to the late J.Ralph and Mamie Flowers Ellison. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Sam Ellison. His son, Marvin 'Craig' Ellison, also preceded him in death in 2005.

Marvin served in the Army during The Korean War and made 35 parachute jumps during his time in the service. During his working career, he spent 35 years with The Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Atlanta. After his retirement from Coca-Cola, he spent 10 years with The Newnan Water and Light utility in the water department.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Christine Ayers Ellison. His children are Regina (and Fred) Lange and Gordie (and Vikki) Ellison. Also surviving are his siblings, Lucy Ellison, Sandra (and Gary) Hubbard, Calvin (and Marie) Ellison. There are six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are by McKoon Funeral Home at 38 Jackson St., Newnan, where the family received friends on Tuesday evening between 6 and 8 p.m. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Udell Addison and Reverend Jimmy Ellison officiating. Interment with military honors will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mckoon. com.

McKoon Funeral Home, 770-253-4580



More Obituaries

Mrs. Peggy Jean Cooper

Mrs. Peggy Jean Cooper, age 82, of Winston, GA, went to be with the Lord on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. She was born October 27, 1931, in C ... Read More


(Ret.) SSGT Jessel Callaway

(Ret.) SSGT Jessel Callaway, affectionately known as “Jay,” 60, of 6536 Forrest Road, Columbus, GA, passed Tuesday, April 15, 20 ... Read More


Mrs. Alice Carmelita Brown

Mrs. Alice Carmelita Brown passed away on April 13, 2014, surrounded by her family at Kindred Hospital. She was born on Sept. 16, 1940, in L ... Read More


Mrs. Mildred M. Lichty

Mrs. Mildred M. Lichty, 92, formerly of Waterloo, IA, Wykoff and Rochester, MN, Cedarville, OH and Newnan, GA, went home to be with her Lord ... Read More


Mrs. Mattie Lou Reese

Mrs. Mattie Lou Reese, age 89, of Piedmont, Ala., passed away Sunday April 13, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thurs ... Read More

Mrs. Mary Sirman Blocker

Mrs. Mary Sirman Blocker, 69, of Senoia, GA passed away Monday, April 14, 2014. Mary was hardworking, kind, a loving wife, mother, and grand ... Read More