James M. Ellett, 63, of Lyons, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Sunday on Dec. 5, 2004 at his residence after a long battle with cancer.
Born Jan. 13, 1941 in Greene County, he was the son of Johnnie J. and Ada (McFarland) Ellett. He married Jeanie (Resler) Ellett on July 1, 1961.
He was a 1959 graduate of L&M High School. He was a member of the Linton First Christian Church and United Mine Workers of America. He retired as a mechanic for Peabody Coal Company, and was a self-employed farmer. He was active in drag racing.
Survivors include: his wife Jeanie Ellett of Lyons; four sons, Doug Ellett of Stilesville; Archie Ellett and his wife Michelle of Lyons, John Ellett and his wife Nissa of Corydon, and Ashley Ellett and his wife Michaela of Lyons; two brothers, Marlin and Kenny Ellett of Linton; nine grandchildren, Travis, Brittany, Charity, Jake, Austin, Abby, Jasmine, Rylee and Andrew; and his mother-in-law Laverne Resler of Linton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Bryan James Ellett.
Funeral service will be at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel at 1 p.m. on Tuesday with Mike Chapman officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Chapel Cemetery north of Newberry.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family requests memorial donations be made to the Terre Haute Hospice through the funeral home.