Martha Ellen Dishman


Martha Ellen Dishman, 70, of Crossville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
She was born Nov. 19, 1948, in Crab Orchard, daughter of the late Ivory James Kilby and Irene (Pelfrey) Kilby.
Martha was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her husband, Alfred C. Dishman of Crossville; children, Loretta Ellen Young of Sparta, Connie Lee Pugh (Tracy) of Crossville, Alfred Eugene Dishman (Kelly) of Pikeville and Michael Lynn Dishman (Whitney) of Sparta; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Kilby and Clay Kilby, both of Crossville; and sisters, Millie Croley of Knoxville, Mary Huram and Susie Murphy, both of Crossville.
In addition to her parents, Martha is preceded in death by her brothers, Chester Kilby, Lester Kilby and Arthur Kilby; and sister, Ruth Amonett.
Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 1 p.m. with Bro. Danny Wyatt and Bro. Mike Kerley officiating. Interment in Haley's Grove Cemetery.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. ( was in charge of the arrangements.
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Published on September 9, 2019
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