Born 12-26-1942 -- Died 6-29-2004
Jerry Don Ellis, 61, of Hardy, died June 29, 2004, at St. Bernard's Auxiliary House in Jonesboro. Born Dec. 26, 1942, he was the son of James Vestal and Jody Parlee Smith Ellis. He worked as a custodian in Cherokee Village and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two brothers -- J.V. Ellis of Ash Flat and Gene C. Ellis of Plano, Texas; three sisters -- Ruby Jackson of Hardy, Vesta Sue Wiles of Hardy, and Jo Ann Byther of Cherokee Village; and several nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters -- Pauline Leonard and Edith Marie Jones.
A private memorial service for the family will be planned at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc. of Hardy.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Childen's Home of Paragould.