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Earl Dean Ellis, Adair Co., KY (1936-2011)

He was the patriarch of a large, respected North Adair Co., KY family. He was a machinist and a member of the Dunbar Hill Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and will be accorded full military honors by VFW Post 697.

Earl Dean Ellis age 74 years of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 7:24amCT, at his home.

Graveside service will be Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 10amCT at the Pellyton Cemetery, 100 Pellyton East RD, Columbia, KY, with Mike Burton the officiating clergy. Interment in Pellyton Cemetery with full Military Honors by the local VFW Post 6097. Visitation will be after 4:30pmCT Friday, May 6, 2011, and after 6amCT Saturday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY.

Earl Dean Ellis, Adair Co., KY (1936-2011)

He was born on Sunday, June 14, 1936 at Knifley, Adair Co., KY. He was the son of the late Othello and Bertha Mings Ellis. He died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Columbia, Adair Co., KY, at the age of 74 years, 10 months, and 20 days.He is survived by his wife Charlotte McQueary Ellis of Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • One daughter: Denise Pendleton and husband William of Campbellsville, KY

  • Five sons: Kelly Ellis and wife Nancy of Columbia, KY; Alfred Ellis and wife Melissa Dunnville, KY; Robert Ellis and wife Tammy of Columbia, KY; Jimmy Ellis and wife Marty of Columbia, KY; and David Ellis and wife Keisha of Campbellsville, KY

  • One step-son: Mike Burton and wife Lisa of Cynthiana, KY

  • One brother: Horace Gene Ellis of Mount Sterling, KY

  • Twenty-seven grandchildren

  • Five step grandchildren

  • Sixteen great grandchildren

  • Five step great grandchildren

  • And a host of other relatives and friends
He was preceded in death by a step-daughter Debbie Dykes.

He was a member of Dunbar Hill Baptist Church, was a Machinist and had served in the U. S. Navy

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements

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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
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