Ella was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City and was the daughter of the late Chancey and Rita Murr Dugger. She was owner and operator of Double D Wallpaper. Ella had served on the Board of Directors of the McCarty Cemetery for many years. She loved her family, roses and country music.
Survivors include her husband, Glen Beam of the home; her children, Jeff Good and his wife, Jill of Tampa, FL; a daughter, Jennifer Donati of Johnson City; Terry Beam and wife, Joann, Michael Beam and family all of Erwin and Tony Beam and family of Georgia; adopted daughter, Melissa Delavega and husband, Salvador of Jonesborough; a brother, Robert Dean Dugger and wife, Phyllis of Statesville, NC; grandchildren, Jessica Crawford and husband, Vance, Austin Beam and family, Whitney Lewis and husband, Derick, Dustin Donati, Sara Delavega and Salvador Delavega Jr.. great-grandchildren, Caroline, Jaden, Jaren and Avery; an aunt, Emma Sue Pate Payne of Johnson City; The Watkins family, her nephews, Cory and Wesley Dugger; her best friend, Billy Sue McKinney; several cousins; also her puppies, Tabby and Toby who she called her babies.
A service to celebrate the life of Ella will be conducted at 7:00 PM Thursday, April 25, 2019 in the Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City with Rev. David Dugger and Rev. Larry Dugger officiating. Special music will be provided by the Duggers. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel prior to the service. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, April 26, 2019 at McCarty Cemetery, Jonesborough. Pallbearers will be selected from the family and friends. For those attending this service you are asked to meet at the cemetery.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Heiman of ETSU Medicine, Dr. Spradling and staff of the Blood and Cancer Center and to Alice McCloud for the wonderful and compassionate care they provided.
Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com . Arrangements by Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City. 423-928-2245