The Whitley Republican, Williamsburg, KY - Thursday, October 22, 1942
Contributed by Mary Lou Hudson
George Ellison


George Ellison- Funeral services for George Ellison, 64, were held from the Briar Creek Baptist Church on Friday, October 16 [1942], with Rev. T. E. West in charge of the service. Interment was made in the church cemetery.   Acting pallbearers were Howard Hickey, L. O. Siler, Eugene Siler, John Maggard, Arthur Lee and John Murphy.   Mr. Ellison passed away at his home on Wednesday after being ill some eight months from heart trouble. A native of Pleasant View, he was the son of Matt and Nannie Beams Ellison. On November 25, 1906, he was married to Miss Nellie Carroll who survives him.   Children surviving are Carl Ellison, Mrs. Fae Smith, Mrs. Edna Trammell, and Teddy Ellison of the U.S. Army. One sister, Mrs. Belle Jones, and two brothers, L. N. Ellison and Sam Ellison, also survive.   Mr. Ellison has been a merchant in Williamsburg for many years, coming here from Gatliff, Ky., where he was also in the mercantile business.   Out-of-town friends and relatives here for the funeral were Mr. And Mrs. T.R. Carroll, Mrs. L.C. Gross, Edwin Gross, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ellison, Mrs. Drew Ellison, Fred Ellison, L. D. Baird, Mae Rains, Mrs. Maude Hutton, Mr. and Mrs. John Cox, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Trammell, Arthur Lee, Mrs. Hi Trammell, G. W. Ellison. Mr. Ellison was member of the Baptist Church
 

The Whitley Republican - Thursday, April 2, 1942
Contributed by Mary Lou Hudson
J. M. Ellison
 
J. M. Ellison Dies After Long Illness: Was Prominent Churchman Succumbing to an illness of many months, J. M. Ellison, 83, passed Away at his home Tuesday night, March 31.  Funeral services were held this afternoon from the First Baptist Church with the pastor, Dr. T. E. West, in charge.    Interment was made in Highland Cemetery by the Ellison Funeral Home.  The son of William M. and Malinda Stanfill Ellison, Mr. Ellison Was born November 23, 1859, near Williamsburg, and spent his life as a merchant and coal operator in Whitley County.  A prominent Baptist, he devoted a great deal of his time to the work of the denomination in the city, county and state.  He served as trustee and treasurer of Cumberland College for forty years, and was senior deacon of the First Baptist Church.     Active pallbearers included Dr. E. B. Stonesifer, T. J. Roberts, J. T. Vallandingham, E. E. Siler, T. E. Mahan, P. R. Jones, J. L. Creech and A. W. Whitehead. Honorary pallbearers included the deacons of the First Baptist Church; the trustees of Cumberland College; Mr. Merritt Nicholson and Prof. Wyatt Wood.     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maude England Ellison; two sons, Raymond of Williamsburg and James of Kalamazoo, Mich.; six daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Dishman, Miss Mabel Ellison and Mrs. Dorothy Butcher, all of Williamsburg; Mrs. Warren Haydon of Hazard, Ky.; Mrs. Crosby Bean of Franklin, Ohio, and Mrs. J. M. Lindley of Miami, Florida.  Also surviving are two brothers, George Ellison of Jellico and Green Ellison of Williamsburg, and eight granddaughters.   Out-of-town friends and relatives who attended the funeral Included Mrs. Bessie England and Mrs. Florence Cornett of Pineville; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ellison, Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Culver, Mrs. George Whitcomb, Mrs. Fred Henritze, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dizney, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dickenson, all of Harlan; Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Ruch of Bowling Green; Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Haydon of Ravenna, Ky.; Mr. L.C. Butcher, Miss Margaret Daniel, Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Cheely, Mrs. R. B. Clemons, Mr. E. C. Mahan, all of Knoxville; Will Ellison, Mr. and Mrs. George Ellison, of Jellico; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ellison, Mr. and Mrs. Watts Bean, Mrs. Sam Donnell, all of Lexington; Mr. Lee Dizney, of Cincinnati; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lindley, of Miami, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Haydon and daughters, of Hazard, Ky.; Mr. and Mrs. James Ellison of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Crosby Bean, of Franklin, Ohio.
 

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