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Obituary: David Ray Ellis, 50


Mr. Ellis was member of a a respected family and of the Melson Ridge United Methodist Church. He was a self-employed carpenter.

David Ray Ellis, 50, Russell Springs, KY, died suddenly, Thursday, August 7, 2008, at Russell County Hospital Emergency Room.

The funeral service will be Monday, August 11, 2008, at 11:00amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Curtis Ballenger officiating.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Wiliam (Bill) Ellis.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Biven Ellis, Russell Springs, KY, and the following:
  • One daughter: Cristal Marie McCliser, Columbia, KY

  • His mother: Hilda Patton Ellis of Jamestown, KY

  • Two step-daughters: Dawlyn Stamper, Columbia, KY; and Sunni Gayle Carr of Owenton, KY

  • One brother: Mike Ellis, Columbia, KY

  • Two sisters: Kathy Ellis of Bowling Greeen, KY; and Tabitha Ellis, Jamestown

  • And six grandchildren

  • Mr. Ellis was a self-employed carpenter and a member of Melson Ridge United Methodist Church.

    Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, Liberty Road, Columbia, KY.

    Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Sunday, August 10, 2008, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY.

    Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
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