Lou Ella Dillard


Lou Ella Dillard, 100, of Stevenson, Ala., previously of Sylva, N.C., passed away Nov. 29, 2021.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Buford Dillard; son, Jim Ed Dillard; parents, Dock and Carrie Blanton; siblings, Dewey, Ann, Vester, Juanita, and Bethel Blanton; son-in-law, Marvin Cabe; daughter-in-law, Gladys Dillard.

Mrs. Dillard is survived by her daughters, Linda Cabe of Stevenson, DeMarris (David) Franks of Swannanoa; son, Gary (Martha) Dillard of Sylva; grandchildren: Jeff Franks, Jim Dillard, Tammy Sutton, Rick Dillard, Teresa Griffin, Sonya Boone and Dustin Dillard; 16 great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren; special niece Anne Sellers.

Graveside services were held Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Sylva, N.C.

Online condolences may be left for the family at http://www.rudderfuneralhomes.com.