Martha Ellen Estep Gosnell

Friday, December 7, 2007

Mrs. Martha Ellen Estep Gosnell, 82, of Columbia, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at Maury Regional Hospital after an extended illness.

Mrs. Gosnell was a native of Giles County. She had worked in the Davidson County school system and at Miller Medical Center and Maury Regional Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Harrison Estep and Lillie Pearl Swinney Estep; husband, Kelly Douglas Gosnell; son, Doyne Harrison Gosnell; two sisters, Mary Harris and Bernice Holland; and four brothers, Herman Estep, Roscoe Estep, Edward Estep and Wayde Estep.

She is survived by five sisters, Geneva (Gene) Guess of Wesson, Miss., Gladys Brown of Chapel Hill, Dorothy Prosser, Loyce Shaw, Joyce (Norris) Shaw, all of Pulaski; two brothers, Lawrence (Ruth) Estep of Racine, Wis., and Lemuel Estep of Columbia; daughter-in-law, Donna Smith Gosnell of Nashville; one granddaughter; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were Thursday, Dec. 6, at Brick Church Cemetery with Milton Nesbitt and the Rev. Robert Montgomery officiating. The family visited with friends before the service at Brick Church Presbyterian Church.

Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements. Notes of sympathy may be sent to the family at