James Lynn Ellis

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
James Lynn Ellis

James Lynn Ellis, 71, of Rector, Ark., passed away February 24, 2019, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

He was born on January 4, 1948, in Leonard, Ark., and was the son of Robert and Virgie (Ellis) Riggs.

James was united in marriage to Carrie Marie Ellis on June 4, 1973.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Riggs, and grandparents, Orville and Ada Ellis.

Survivors include his wife, Carrie Marie Ellis of Rector; mother, Virgie Riggs of St. Marys, Ohio; daughter, Mary Lynn (Jimmy) Householder of Piggott, Ark.; son, Jerry (Jacquita) Anderson of Piggott, Ark.; grandchildren, Ashley Anderson, Tristen Householder and Hunter Householder; sisters, Linda (Stan) Meier of Maria Stein, Ohio, and Janet (Dwanye) Wolford of St. Marys, Ohio; brother, Bob (Barb) Riggs of St. Marys, Ohio; nephews, Greg Sawmiller of Kenton, Ohio, Archie (A.J.) Sawmiller of Celina, Ohio, Chad (Chris) Hicks of St. Marys, Ohio, Austin Riggs of St. Marys, Ohio; aunts, Vercie Ellis Roberts of St. Marys, Ohio, Shirley Ellis Howard of Rector; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, in Piggott, with Marston Carpenter and Louie Cardell officiating. Burial is in Harvey's Chapel Cemetery, located near Marmaduke, Ark. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, of Piggott, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation is set for 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home in Piggott.