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Russell B. Ellis, Casey County, KY (1923-2011)

He was a member of the Ellisburg Baptist Church and a graduate of Bradfordville High School and Campbellsville College. Mr. Ellis taught in a two room school, was an Army veteran, self-employed businessman and enjoyed trading and bartering. He was a former Chairman of the Casey County Democratic Party, a Kentucky Colonel and member of Rocky Ford Masonic Lodge # 765.

Russell B. Ellis passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at the Cedars of Lebanon Nursing Home. He was 88.

Funeral services are 11amET/10amCT, Friday November 11, 2011 at Ellisburg Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry Adams officiating. Burial is in Hustonville Cemetery.


Pallbearers are J. C. Bernard, Joey Ellis, Johnny Ellis, Albert Newland, A.C. Richards, and Shirley Richards. Honorary pallbearer is Obie Slater.

Russell B. Ellis, Casey County, KY (1923-2011)

He was born Wednesday, August 15, 1923 in Casey County, KY. He was the son of the late Lieu and Edna Allen Ellis He died Wednesday, November 9, 2011, in Lebanon, Marion County, KY, at the age of 88 years, 2 months, and 26 days.

He was a member of the Ellisburg Baptist Church and a graduate of Bradfordville High School and Campbellsville College. Mr. Ellis taught in a two room school, was an Army veteran, self-employed businessman and enjoyed trading and bartering. He was a former Chairman of the Casey County Democratic Party, a Kentucky Colonel and member of Rocky Ford Masonic Lodge # 765.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Warren Allen Ellis; brother, Iven Ellis; and two sisters, Mae Ewing and Lillie Dillion.

Survivors include the following:
  • Three daughters, Louella (Larry Ray) Clark of Mt. Washington, KY; Pamela Ellis of Liberty, KY; and Cecelia Ellis of Lebanon, KY

  • A son: Paul (Sheila) Ellis of Mt. Washington, KY

  • Two grandchildren: Russ Thornton of Hokuto-shi, Japan and Allison Clark (Albert) Newland of Louisville, KY

  • And two nephews, Rodney and Gary Ellis.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to: Feed the Children, P.O. Box # 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-0036.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY.


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