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Doris Madalene "Madge" Ely

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Doris Madalene "Madge" Ely, 87, passed away in Dublin on April 2, 2019. She was born in Terry County on October 3, 1931 to Robert Roy Smith and Flossie Vivian (Lyles) Smith. She retired as a bookkeeper for Loop Co-Op Gin.

She was married to James Ely, on May 25, 1957, in the community of Ashmore. Together they raised two children. He preceded her in death, as well as her brother, Dwight Smith.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law Jamie Ely of Dublin, Kim & Russell Beamsley of Stephenville; her sister-in-law Billie Smith of Loop; her grandchildren Robert Alan Neighbors, Jennifer Meagan Gamez & husband Santos, Kelci Lauren Ely & husband Neal, Kamaryn Shaye Beamsley, Dylan James Beamsley, & Justin Laurence Beamsley; her great-grandchildren Aurora Rayne Ely, Joshua Daniel Neighbors, & Luke Andrew Gamez and several other relatives who will miss her.

Memorials may be made to March of Dimes, in honor of Luke Gamez.

Graveside services were held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April the 6, in Loop. Visitation was held Friday, April 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Ratliff Funeral Home in Seagraves.

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