Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Baytown  Sun
Tuesday, January 6, 2004
Harris and Chambers Counties, Texas
Thelma Ellis, 51
of Houston
          Thelma Ellis,  51, of Baytown, went home to be with the Lord on January 3, 2004 at a Houston hospital.  Born in Mississippi, she grew-up in LaPorte, Indiana.  She later moved to Lima, Ohio where she began her family.  In 1982, she came to Baytown and went to work at the Humana Hospital on Alexander, in the Medical Records Department.  She enjoyed sewing, music crocheting and reading her Bible.
          Preceded in death by her brother,  Robert Hoops  and nephew  Travis Hoops,  she is survived by her children,  Robert Ellis  of Providence, RI,  Shad Ellis  of Baytown and  Alisa Y. Ellis  of Baytown; their father  Robert E. Ellis  of Lexington, MS; parents  Gilbert Hoops and  Marie Hoops; brothers  Kenny Hoops,  David Hoops and  Larry Hoops  all of Indiana, sisters Shellie Hoops  of Baytown,  Terri McLaughlin  of Arkansas,  Diana Hoops and  Lori Hoops  all of Baytown; grandchildren  Alyissa Ashley Cheeks,  Selena Ramirez  and  Juan Jesus Ramirez.
          The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Peace Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church 5901 Garth Rd., Baytown Tx.  A Going Home Celebration will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Peace Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church, 5901 Garth Road, Baytown, Tx. with Dr. Loraine Thornhill officiating.  Robert Ellis, Shad Ellis, Larry Hoops, David Hoops, Kenny Hoops,  Randy Cooper,  Jason Smith and  Ray Flores  will serves as pallbearers.  Arrangements entrusted to L.A. Crespo Funeral Directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, July 27, 1916
Page 6   column 5
Albert Ellis, Indiana Ave.,
Riverside, Died Sunday Aft-
er Short Illness
          Albert H. Ellis,  a well known resident of Shelbyville, living at 705 Indiana avenue, Riverside, died at his home suddenly and unexpectedly at 4:20 o'clock Sunday morning.  Acute indigestion and heart trouble were the causes of death.
          Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. Ellis were uptown and on their way home purchased a quantity of ice crea.  Mr. Ellis, in his usual good health, ate freely of the cream.  He made no complaint until 2 o'clock Sunday morning when he awakended his wife with his struggles to retain his hold on life.  At 4:20 he died.
          Mr. Ellis was sixty-one years, five months and sixteen days old at the time of his death, having been born February 7, 1855, in Hancock county.  He had been a resident of Shelbyville during the last nine years, but prior to coming here he and his wife had lived for a number of years on a farm along the Michigan road, one and a half miles east of the city.
          He was married June 13, 1882, to  Anna Smith,  who survives him.  They became the parents of a daughter, who is now  Mrs. Anthony Thoman,  of Liberty township.  Other surviving near relatives are two sisters and a brother -- Mrs. Hannah Zike,  of California;  Mrs. Mary Plummer,  of Chicago, and  Samuel Ellis,  of Richmond, Ind.
          Mr. Ellis did not hold any church membership, but was a regular attendant at the services of the First Baptist Church.  He was a man of industrious habits and was respected by all who knew him.  His sudden death brings terrible grief to the family and the widow's condition Sunday was such that she requried the services of the family physician.
          Short funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the late home, and the regular services will be held at 3:30 at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, east of the city, Rev. H. N. Spear, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery in charge of Undertakers STewart & Fix.
          Friends may call from 7 till 9 o'clock this evening and till the hour of the funeral Tuesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, January 5, 1892
Well-Known and Highly Esteemed
Citizens Last Night and To-day
[Introductory paragraphs speaks of all three men.]  ...Thomas S. Ellis,  ex-Justice of the Peace, breathed his last at the residence of his mother-in-law, at about two o'clock this morning....  Squire Ellis  was suffering from the effects of the prevailing disease, La Grippe, and his never strong constitution, weakened by sickness contracted in the army, could not throw off its deadly hold.  His last attack occurred only about one week ago, and he daily grew worse until an early hour this morning, when death put an end to the sufferings of a popular gentleman.
          Perhaps no gentleman in this city enjoyed a wider acquaintance or was more popular with all classes than jovial Tom Ellis.  He was for years a familiar figure on our streets, and his business and social relations were such as to endear him to a large number of people.  His friends saw in him much to admire.  Fearless in denunciation of all wrongs to humanity, he was good natured and light-hearted, and invariably espoused the cause of right in every material interest of those friends.  Hypocrisy and deceit were traits which he was particularly severe upon, and whenever he discovered their presence he avoided persons disclosing them as he would a pestilence.  But with his family and those nearest him he was all that a loving husband and father could be.  His merry laugh and cheerful face will be sadly missed.
          Deceased came to this city from Indianapolis quite 24 years ago, and attached himself to the firm of  J. M. Randall & Co.'s, produce and grocery house.  He was born at Wellsville, Ohio, Jan. 6th, 1839.  In July of 1872 he was united in marriage to  Miss Mary Randall,  daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. James M. Randall,  of this city.  One child, a son, blessed the union,  Richard Randall Ellis,  who with the widow survive him.  His mother and a brother reside at Zanesville, Ohio, and a sister lives at Washington, D. C.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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