May 29, 1936 - May 31, 2021
Martha Howland Ezzell, Ph.D. Age 85, of Ingomar, died on May 31, 2021. Born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, she graduated from Memphis State University, where she was the president of Alpha Gamma Delta and named to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. She later earned her master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. A life-long educator, Dr. Ezzell taught at both Pitt and Carlow University, served as Vice President of Student Affairs at Carlow and also helped establish and lead the school's graduate program in Professional Leadership. She retired from Carlow as a Professor Emerita. During her career, Dr. Ezzell also ran her own training and development consultant company. She was an avid athlete growing up and later played tennis for many years and coached softball. She is survived by her three children, Melissa Holdcroft (Bob), Melanie Ezzell-Nelson (Dave) and Rob Ezzell (Jeanne). She was the proud Nana to 11 grandchildren, Jake Holdcroft, Lindsay Holdcroft (Maggie Kennedy) and Sam Holdcroft, Rylie Nelson, Kasey Nelson and Ryan Nelson, Zachary Ezzell (Brittany), Jenna Ezzell, Austen Ezzell, Nick Ezzell and Amanda Ezzell; and one great-grandson, Flynn Kennedy-Holdcroft. Martha is also survived by her sister, Kathy Howland Mathis (Don); and brother, David Howland (Peter Way). She was preceded in death by her father, Orval Clifford Howland, and her mother, Lallye Henry Howland. A memorial service to celebrate her life is planned for Saturday, June 26. Special thanks to her caring team at Hillman Cancer Center and Family Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Family Hospice.
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