J.C. Ellis, 82

WATERTOWN – Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, August 6 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Ellis, 82, of Watertown.

Born Dec. 15, 1925 in DeKalb County to the late Robert and Annie Myrtle Yates Ellis, he died Aug. 4, 2009 at Lebanon Health and Rehab.

Retired from Precision Rubber Company and a former US Army Paratrooper, Mr. Ellis was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Comer Lodge No. 417 Free & Accepted Masons.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. David Hesson with burial at Wilson County Memorial Park.

Survivors include: wife Flora Shorter Ellis of Watertown; sister Louise (L.C.) Vandergriff of Watertown; sister-in-law Effie Lee Ellis of Smithville; nieces Pam Cain of Bradyville and Alana Atherton of Lebanon along with several cousins and special friends Jerry and Linda Stephens of Watertown.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Ellis is preceded in death by brother Glen Ellis.

Active pallbearers include: Gene Vandergriff, Ron Cain, Jerry Stephens, Jimbo Robertson, Donald Oakley and J.W. Shorter.

Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, was in charge of arrangements.