The Washington Times-Herald

April 29, 2013

Ella Allbright

May 27, 1923 - April 28, 2013

Washington Times-Herald

SHOALS — Ella Allbright, 89, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 11:48 p.m. Sunday at Daviess Community Hospital. She was born May 27, 1923, in Mitchell, to George and Ada (Smith) Tirey. She married Walton Allbright Nov. 1, 1945, and he preceded her in death on March 23, 1994. She graduated from Mitchell High School and was very active within her community and church. She was a faithful member of the Shoals United Methodist Church, the Jug Rox Grandmother’s Club, the Garden Club, and was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge. She was a dedicated homemaker and took great care in maintaining her home. Her family includes daughters Judy Pruett of Washington and Joy Gibson of Shoals; five grandchildren, Christopher Pruett of Evansville, Michael Gibson, Ryan Gibson and Jamie Shaw, all of Shoals, and Chad Gibson of Evansville; eight great-grandchildren, Joseph, Joshua and Philip Pruett, Maggie and Gracie Shaw, Rylee and Reese Gibson and Kristin Norris; one great-great-granddaughter, Evelyn Sophia Pruett; brothers Robert and Donald Tirey, both of Oolitic, Wayne, John Henry and Larry Tirey, all of Bedford; sisters, Phyllis Tucker, Delores Grubb and Rhea Anderson, all of Bedford; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, Alvy Tirey, and one sister, Mary Jane Tirey. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to the Shoals United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be made online to the family at