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Ellen Elizabeth Plank

d. November 16, 2022

Mrs. Ellen Elizabeth Long Plank, age 92 of Johnson City, Tennessee passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022, at The Waters of Johnson City in Johnson City Tennessee. She was born on December 25, 1929, in Rockwood, Tennessee. Ellen served many years as a Public Health Nurse with the Roane County Health Department and the Hamblen County Health Department.

Ellen was a member of the Low Country Presbyterian Church in Bluffton, South Carolina.

She loved entertaining in her home, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.


She is preceded in death by her parents: General and Lillie May Gibson; husband: Gerald Plank; one grandson: Kevin Christopher Neal; sisters: Wilma Howard, Alice Hunt; brothers: George Gibson, David Gibson, and the father of her children: William (Bill) Sherman Long Sr.


Surviving family members include:

Son:​​ William Sherman Long Jr. and wife Linda of Hilton Head Island,  South Carolina


Daughter: ​Jeanne Long Henson and husband Howard of Kingsport, Tennessee



Brad Plank and wife Linda of Dallas, Texas

Brian Plank and wife Denise of Bluff City, Tennessee



​Bill Gibson of Kingston, Tennessee


7 Grandchildren: Trey Long and wife Jennifer, Todd Long,

James M. Neal and wife Penny, David Hyde, Jr.  Calvin Henson and wife Victoria, Kathryn Cousins and husband Alex,  Cameron Henson, Sarah Kate Henderson and husband James, and Paul Plank and wife Courtney.


19 Great Grandchildren


4 Great Great Grandchildren


Many special Nieces and Nephews.


​The family extends a special thanks to Ms. Caren and the staff at The Waters of Johnson City  Johnson City, Tennessee.


Cremation arrangements have been made. The family will be planning a memorial service, at a later date. Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Ellen Elizabeth Long Plank.

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