James Lawrence Ellis, 75, of Linton, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2004, at the Greene County General Hospital.
He was born in Blue Ridge, Ga., on Sept. 19, 1928, the son of Homer and Pauline (Chapman) Ellis.
He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired tree trimmer and structural steel worker, and was a member of the Iron Workers of Terre Haute.
Survivors include his wife, Doris (Bennett) Ellis of Linton; sons, James Lawrence Ellis and daughter-in-law Nancy of Newport News, Va., and Homer Robert (Robbie) Ellis of Linton; daughters, Donna Inez and son-in-law Donald Pinkston of Farmersburg and Teresa Kay Ellis of Linton; two grandsons, Travis Lee Ellis of Linton and Benjamin Arthur Pinkston of Farmersburg; two brothers, Ronnie and Garnett Ellis; six sisters, Lena Sue Page, Shirley Kalb, Maurine Ellis, Marlyne Adams, Annette Odom, and Dorothy Parris; step-children Lisa Hasler of Effingham, Ill., Samuel "Junior" Durbin of Bedford; and Tony Frey of Petersburg.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruthie Viloa (Fuller) Ellis; daughter, Teresa Gay Ellis; two sisters, Margorie Everrett and Frances Adams; a brother, Clinton Ellis; and his parents.
The service will be conducted at Welch and Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel at 3 p.m. Tuesday with Max Slough officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Linton where military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 22.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Welch and Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel, and after noon Tuesday until the time of service.