Mary Ellene Blanchard Fender, 96, of 309 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tenn., passed away into her eternal life with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ May 1, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn., with loved ones at her side.
Ellene was born, April 5, 1917, at Elkins.
She was married to Eugene C. Fender and will be buried at his side.
She is survived by cousins, Maggie Wymer, Eleanor Wymer, Twila Smith and Pauline Weese; and nephews, nieces and close friends.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in the Whitehead community. The family will receive friends from 10 until 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, prior to the graveside service.
Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta is serving the Fender family.