Janet Marie Ellenburg, passed away at her home today, on March 8, 2021. She was previously employed by Hurd Lock Corp. She loved the beach, sewing, reading and yard selling with her best friend. Janet was the mother of 4 children: Tim Ripley and wife Jeanne, Lisa Barner and husband Randy Barner, Richard Ripley and wife Shirley, Sheila Pensa and husband Rick Pensa. \n \nJanet has 8 brothers and sisters: Gary Smith, Timmy (Helen) Smith, Judy (Richard) Gosnell, Ronnie (Teresa) Smith, Eddie Smith, Mitzi (Roger) Hayes, and Debbie (Joe) Griffey; grandchildren: Matthew Ripley, Amanda Norris, Kelly Ripley, Dustin Ripley, Jimmy Phillips, Belle Ripley, Ethan Parton, and Tyler Parton; Several great-grandchildren; special friend: Joyce Dunn and Sarah Bales.\n \nShe was preceded in death by her parents: James and Edith Smith and brother: Roger Dale Smith, sister-in-law: Alma Smith; nephew: Jamie Griffey.\n \nThe family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Jeffers Funeral Services Downtown\nfrom 12-2PM. The graveside service will be at 2:30 at New Bethel Cemetery on Wednesday, March 10,\n2021 with Richard Gosnell officiating.\n \nPallbearers will be: Ethan Parton, Tyler Parton, Jimmy Phillips, Matthew Ripley, Scott Griffey, and\nTim Ripley. \n \nHonorary pallbearer: Dustin Ripley.\n \nThe family would like to express a special thank you to: Smokey Mountain Home Health, Silver\n Angels, and Dr. Patel and Staff.\n \n \nThoughts and memories may be shared with the family at www.jeffersmortuary.com Jeffers Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.\n \nTo send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of \nJanet Marie Ellenburg, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.