Shelby County Indiana
The Baytown Sun
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.
Tuesday, January 6, 2004
Harris and Chambers Counties, Texas
Thelma Ellis, 51
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
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.
Thursday, July 27, 1916
Page 6 column 5
Albert Ellis, Indiana Ave.,
Riverside, Died Sunday Aft-
er Short Illness
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
[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.
Tuesday, January 5, 1892
DEATH OF THREE
Well-Known and Highly Esteemed
Citizens Last Night and To-day
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.
SQUIRE THOMAS ELLIS
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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