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James Ellis

James Ellis

Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2008 12:14 pm

James Ellis, 60, of Kenton died Nov. 28, 2008, at Regional Hospital in Jackson. Services were held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Leitherland Funeral Home’s Kenton chapel. Marion Stephens officiated, assisted by Charlie Halliburton and Brent Petty, and burial followed in Rutherford City Cemetery. He was born July 12, 1948, son of the late Doris Jean (Halliburton) Whitworth and the late James Ellis. A Baptist, he was a member of Northern’s Chapel and had worked at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Survivors include his wife, Judy Ellis; a son, Stacy Ellis of Kenton; a daughter, Angie Taylor of Kenton; a brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Polly Ellis of Rutherford; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Donald Whitworth of Kenton; and five grandchildren, Madison Ellis, Braxton Ellis, Brileigh Ellis, Blakelee Taylor and Addy Kemp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Aaron Whitworth. Published in The Messenger 12.1.08

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