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Mary Alice Ellington

March 2, 1931 — March 1, 2023

Lake Butler

Mrs. Mary Alice Ellington passed away peacefully at her home on March 1, 2023, just one day shy of 92 years of age. She was born in Raiford, FL to the late Mallie and Ona Griffis. Alice graduated in 1949 at Union County High School. She married the love of her life, Harlis R. Ellington and became a wife and mother. She drove a bus for Union County Schools, was a seamstress at Lake Butler Apparel, and worked at North Florida Fertilizer throughout her life. Alice and Harli’s later became partners and owners of Ellington Construction. When Harli’s passed away in 1990, she became President of the company until her retirement in 2000.  Alice was a member of the Sheriff’s Association, Lake Butler Woman’s Club, ALS Foundation, and a lifetime member of the Union County Riding Club.  Alice is preceded in death by her husband, Harlis R. Ellington; parents, Mallie and Ona Griffis; son, Ricky Ellington; sister, Winnofae Fair; brother, Keith Griffis; her twin brother, Dallas Griffis; son-in-law, Larry Davison and granddaughter-in-law, Shannon Ellington.

Alice is survived by her daughter, Paulette Davison; daughter-in-law, Melanie Ellington; grandchildren, Jason (Kathryn) Davison, Deidre (Tad) Durrance, Courtnie (Todd) Douglas, Lindsey (Cory) Reddish, Garrett Ellington, and Garth Ellington; granddaughter-in-law, Andrea Davison; great-grandchildren, Kiersten, Colton, Alyssa (AJ), Austin (Sydney), Mackenzie, Savannah, Emily, Keeley, Dylan, Kutter, Cane, Hayden, Tess, Bailee, Maddee, and Cheyenne; great-great-grandchildren, Oaklyn, Sawyer, Jack, and Kolter; and a host of extended family and friends.

A service to honor Mrs. Alice will be held at 11:00am on Monday, March 6th at First Baptist Church Lake Butler. The family will receive friends the night before from 5pm to 7pm at Archer-Milton Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest immediately following the service Monday next to her husband at Dekle Cemetery. Officiants of the services will be Bro. Mike Norman, Bro. Jason John’s, and Bro. Franklin Griffis. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer-Milton Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008

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Sunday, March 5, 2023

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Monday, March 6, 2023

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