Ellis Hal Fennell passed away following an automobile accident at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, on Glenwood Mill Road in Cadiz.
He was born on Jan. 1, 1943, in Golden Pond to Ellis “Pete” Fennell and Etna Dean Wallace Fennell.
He was a member of East Cadiz Baptist Church where he was a Trustee and Men’s Sunday school teacher. He was a retired administrator for the Trigg County Health Department and a farmer. He was president of the West Kentucky Antique Power Association and was instrumental in organizing many events for the West Kentucky Power Association including the annual Tractor Drive, Plow Day and other special events. He served more than 20 years as chairman of the Trigg County Local Emergency Planning Committee and was a member of the Trigg County Historical Society.
Ellis Fennell was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis “Pete” and Etna Dean Wallace Fennell.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Judy Fennell of Cadiz; sister Judy Fennell Hicks of Hopkinsville; daughters, Debbie Fuller (and husband John), Karen Rogers (and husband Jimmy) and Kim Pryor (and husband Josh), all of Cadiz; seven grandchildren, Zachary, Jonathan and Nathan Fuller, Taylor Karrigan and Trevor Rogers and Emma Pryor, all of Cadiz; nephew and nieces, Thresa Tabor, Tony Fennell and Renae Denton, Todd Fennell, Sherry Quiles and Rafael, Glenn Fennell, Sarah and Benji Ray, Megan Hicks and Matthew Hicks.
Serving as pallbearers were Richard Ussery, Randy Conn, Steve Shamwell, John Fuller, Jimmy Rogers, Josh Pryor, Tony Fennell, Matthew Hicks and Zachary Fuller. Honorary pallbearers were West Kentucky Antique Power Association and the East Cadiz Baptist Church Men’s Sunday school class.
Music was provided by Lester Watson, vocalist, and Mava Brown, organist. Memorial contributions may be made to The Trigg County Historical Society, P.O. Box 1008, Cadiz, KY 42211 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.