Obituaries – 2003 – E

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 1, 2003

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (E)

~ 2003 ~

Ellis, Freddie Lee
Freddie Lee Ellis, 68, of Batesville, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.

Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Viney Creek M.B. in Sardis. Burial is at Viney Creek Cemetery in Sardis. Rev. John A. Ellis will officiate. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

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Ellis, born March 2, 1935, to the late Dan Bradford and the late Emma Sales Bradford, was a housewife and a member Viney Creek M.B. Church where she was a church mother.

Survivors include her husband John Ellis of Batesville; three daughters, Gail Shaw of Courtland, Joyce Lester of Batesville and Shirley Ann Young of Courtland; four sons, Lee Andrew Hamilton of Batesville, Lewis Hamilton of Germany, James Earl Hamilton of Batesville, Elder John A. Ellis of Memphis; one brother Henry Bradford of Courtland; one sister Arminta Oliver of South Bend, Ind.; 22 grandchildren and nine grandchildren.

Ellis, Gennie Mae
Gennie Mae Ellis, 55, of Stuttgart, Ark., died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, due to injuries received during a car accident.

Services were Saturday at Cooley’s Mortuary Chapel. Burial was at East Batesville Cemetery. Bishop Elvage Fondren officiated. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Ellis, born July 19, 1948, to the late James Harris and the late Annie Ruth Ellis, was disabled and a member of the Church of God in Christ.

Survivors include one daughter Erika Obi of Chicago, Ill.; two sons, Toni Harris of L.A., Calif. and Floyd Ellis Jr. of Stuttgart, Ark.; three sisters, Shirley Hewlette of Batesville, Ruby Tine Turner of Sardis and Jannie Henderson of Memphis; five brothers, James Harris, Junior Lee Towns, David Towns Jr., Joe Lee Towns, all of Batesville and Eddie Harris of Chicago, Ill. and eight grandchildren.

Ellis, Katherine "Kat"
Katherine "Kat" Ellis, 62, of Batesville died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Funeral services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Hope M.B. Church. Burial is at New Hope Cemetery. Rev. Jacob Hentz will officiate. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Ellis, born Dec. 11, 1941, to the late Charlie Ellis and the late Ethel Thomas, was a retired janitor for South Panola School District and a member of West Camp M.B. Church.

Survivors include her step-mother Bernice Ellis of Batesville; three sons, Leon Mitchell, Bobby J. Mitchell, both of Batesville and William Henderson of Ft. Bragg, N.C.; four daughters, Angela Mitchell, Connie Henderson, Tammy Mitchell and Jacqueline Lee, all of Batesville; three sisters, Rosie Sanders of Batesville, Bonnie Corley of Courtland and Eula M. Ellis of Memphis; five brothers, Warren G. Ellis, Willie B. Ellis, both of Batesville, Walter Ellis, George Ellis and James Ellis, all of Memphis; 27 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Ellis, Preston
Preston Ellis, 66, of Pheonix, Ill., died Friday, July 4, 2003, at Inger Hospital in Pheonix.

Services were Friday, at Nelson Chapel M.B. Church in Pope. Rev. Archie Cook officiated. Burial was at Pope Chapel Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Ellis, born May 30, 1937, to the late Earl Ellis, Sr. and the late Bertha Ware Ellis, was a retired truck driver and a member of Daniel Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.

Survivors include his wife Willie Mae Ellis of Pheonix, three sons, William "Bill" Mack, Samuel Charles Mack Sr. and Earl Tellis, all of Chicago, Ill.; three daughters, Joyce Mack-Carr of Chicago, Carolyn Mack-Cole and Lisa Mack, both of Pheonix, ; eight sisters, Gladys Ellis, Nettie Jean Ellis and Myrtl Shaw, all of Pope, Bertha Bobo of Courtland, Margaret Cosby of Enid, Rosie Hamilton of Chicago, Helen Ellis of Detroit, Mich. and Emma Hentz of Sardis; three brothers, Herman Ellis, Lamar Ellis, both of Pope and Earl Ellis Jr. of Detroit, Mich.; 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. 

Ellis, Velma Yarbrough
Velma Yarbrough Ellis, 81, of Batesville, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center. Ellis was a resident of Beverly Healthcare for the past two years.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Dilday Chapel in Huntingdon, Tenn. Burial was in New Hope Cemetary at Vale, Tenn. Rev. Steve Whitworth officiated.

She was retired from LeBonheur Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., after 26 years of service.
Survivors include a son, Ken Ellis and a daughter-in-law, Linda Ellis of Batesville; Two grandchildren, Karen Ladd of Somerville, Tenn. and Derek Ellis of Memphis, Tenn. and one great grandchild, Hunter Ellis of Memphis, Tenn.

Epps, James Floyd
James Floyd Epps, 79, of Enid, died Feb. 20, 2003, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley.

Services were at Willow Springs Assembly of God Church with burial in Bethel Cemetery in Enid. Newsom Funeral Home was in charge.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Epps Nelson of Tunica, Lyadonna Howard of Hernando and Robin Dennis of Walls; five sons, Bobby Epps of Enid, Edward Epps of Carthage, Larry Epps of Memphis, Tenn., Sunny Epps of Sioux City, Neb. and Randy Green of Enid; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Everette, Rubye Nell
Rubye Nell Everette, 73, of Batesville, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at her residence of natural causes.

Graveside services were Tuesday at Peach Creek Cemetery in Pleasant Grove. Burial was at Peach Creek Cemetery in Pleasant Grove. Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Directors had charge.

Everette, born to the late Emma and Alma Davis, was a homemaker.