LYONS ---- Billy B. Ellis, 73, of Lyons, passed away at 3:26 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2003 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton.
Born Oct. 10, 1929 in Greene County, he was the son of Walter Scott and Nellie B. (Smith) Ellis.
He was owned/operated B&B Ellis, Inc., and Citgo South Side Express. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, and also served as administrator and treasurer and was the past president of the Greene County Gospel Music Association. He sang many years with his sisters as the Ellis Family Singers.
Survivors include, his wife, Barbara D. (Hoover) Ellis of Lyons; two sons and daughter-in-law, Bradley and Jan Ellis of Linton, and Brock Ellis of Lyons; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Daniel Pruett of Lyons; six grandchildren, Alicia Cooksey, Aaron Pruett, Autumn Pena, Shana Goodman, Brandon Ellis and Brady Ellis; and two sisters Bonnie Head and Dola McKim, both of Linton.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Covert Ellis; one sister, Ann Kirk; and his parents.
Funeral service will be at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ at 11 a.m. on Wednesday with Bro. Orell Overman and Bryan Whitehead officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery.
Friends may call at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton from 2-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Then the body will be moved to the church on Wednesday with calling hour after 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon Bibles.