Rev. Irvin Darnall, assisted by Dr. Anthony Barta, officiated at the services. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery in Hopkinsville.
Mrs. Ellis died on Friday, July 30, 2004, at 1:35 a.m., in Trigg County Hospital of natural causes.
Mrs. Ellis was born on June 20, 1899, in Trigg County. She was the daughter of the late William Henry and Mattie Tinsley Thomas.
Mrs. Ellis was a homemaker; a charter member of the James Thomas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; charter member of the Thomas-Bridges Association; and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Hopkinsville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Ellis, in July 1952; a son, Preston Ellis in 1985; two sisters, and 10 brothers.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, A.C. and Linda Ellis of Hopkinsville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jewell and Joe Messick of Centerville, Ohio, and Lottie and Jack Lacy of Cadiz; a brother, Herschel Thomas of Hopkinsville; a daughter-in-law, Mary Ellis of Hopkinsville; nine grandchildren, Wayne Messick, Gary Messick, Sandra Slaton, Martha Stallons, David Ellis, Randa Killebrew, Christopher Ellis, Charles Ellis, and Michael Ellis; several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Music was provided by Martha Fortner, organist.
Serving as pallbearers were Dr. Bob Niles, Rev. Terry Mitcheson, Rev. Dennis Sheraton, Rev. Mike Wimberly, Rev. Norris Derrick, and Rev. Wade Kennedy.
Honorary pallbearers were Rev. Daniel Swartz, Rev. Richard Sexton, Rev. Ray Long, and Rev. Darrell Dakin.