Lou Ellen Russell Travelsted, age 80 of Franklin, died Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Hopkins Center in Woodburn.

Crafton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

There will be a private family graveside service.

A native of Simpson County, she was the daughter of the late J. D. Russell and Ruth Wooten Russell.

She retired in 1990 after serving approximately 27 years as a middle school science teacher with the Simpson County School System. She also served over 10 years as a travel consultant with the Simpson County Tourism Commission.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Houston Still and James Frank Travelsted; as well as her son, Rusty Still.

She is survived by her grandson, Cody Still; step children, Jerry Travelstead, Linda Travelstead and Patricia Cauley; and step grandchild, Tonya Colley.