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George R. Ellis, Sr.

October 10, 1950 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

George Ellis, Sr. Obituary

George R. Ellis, Sr., 73 of Bruno, went home to be with the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, leaving from his home after a long illness.  He was born October 10, 1950 at Greenville, WV, the son of the late George and Edith (Vickers) Ellis. 

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Cleveland (Myrtle) Vickers; paternal grandparents: Albert (Lorentha) Ellis; brothers: Donald and Jerry Lee Ellis; sisters: Peggy Browning and Carol Hilbert; brothers-in-law: Weymouth Pete Adkins, Vaughn Browning, Lloyd Hilbert, David Finley, and LeRoy Toler; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Toler Dawson, Sheila Toler Finley, and Susan Pack Ellis; a very special niece that he thought of as a daughter: Trisha Bryant.

George was a retired coal miner of 37 years; he was of the Baptist/Pentecostal Faith.  He enjoyed teaching and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandsons.  He also enjoyed reading and studying his Bible, hunting, fishing, trapping, gardening, and canning.

Those left to love and cherish his memory are the love of his life, his wife of 53 years: Carolyn (Toler) Ellis; daughters: Jennifer (David/Bo) Vanover, and Rebecca Ellis; son: George R. (Kimberly) Ellis, Jr., all of Bruno, WV; grandchildren: Tifany (T.J.) Hoosier of Chapmanville, Joshua (Kayla) Vanover, Jordan and Alyssa Ellis, Alexis Vanover, and Kambria Ellis, all of  Bruno; great grandsons: Elijah Vanover of Bruno, and Karson Hoosier of Chapmanville; sisters: Linda (Leslie) Cochran of Bruno, Brenda (Rodney) Adkins of Gilman Bottom, Ruth (Tommy) Dean of Bruno, and Joan Adkins of Foster; brother: Victor (Dolly) Ellis of Virginia.  He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, and other dear friends and relatives.

Friends may gather with the family Friday, January 12, 2024 from 6:00 till 9:00 pm at the Davin Baptist Church, Davin, WV.  Funeral services will commence there at the church on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Johnny Hatfield officiating.  Burial will follow in the Ellis Family Cemetery at Bruno, WV.

George will be carried to his resting place by his sons, grandsons, and nephews serving as pallbearers: George R. Ellis, Jr., David/Bo, and Joshua Vanover, Jordan Ellis, T.J. Hoosier, George & Trenton Hilbert, and family friend, Caleb Vance.

His wonderful smile and gentle heart will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to have known and loved him.

As per Mr. Ellis’ wishes, the services will be a closed viewing.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever

believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

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January 12, 2024

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Davin Baptist Church
3431 Huff Creek Highway
Davin, WV 25617

Funeral Service
January 13, 2024

1:00 PM
Davin Baptist Church
3431 Huff Creek Highway
Davin, WV 25617


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