Lucy Lucille Ellis

Monday, September 18, 2017

Lucy Lucille Ellis, 90, of Rector, Ark., passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Rector Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born on June 10, 1927, to the late Edward and Laura Sutton-Groves. She enjoyed reading, fishing, playing bingo, working in her flowers and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry Ellis of Marmaduke, Ark., Delbert Ellis of Jonesboro, Ark. and Scott Mann of Rector; four daughters, Sharon Franks (Danny) of Marmaduke, Ark., Donna Crow of Stayton, Ore., Reta Young of Rector and Sharlet Warner (Steve) of Kennett, Mo.; one sister, Marie Reed (Lavern) of Corning, Ark.; 16 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two daughters, Paula Emmons, and Patsy Hayes; one son, Jimmy Don Ellis; three brothers, Bud Groves, Gene Groves and Cecil Groves; and three sisters, Opal Wright, Mildred Davis, and Ruby Dale.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Rector General Baptist Church, in Rector, with Rev. Lavern Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Harvey’s Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Faith Funeral Service. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, at the church. Pallbearers are Steve Franks, Chris Franks, Kelly Warner, Stephen Tinsley, Larry Young and Allen Underwood.

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