Otis Lee Ellis Obit 13 May 1933
0. L ELLIS JF THISCiry.BIES Building Contractor And Former Former N. & W, Railroad Em- ploye Passes; Funeral Service Service To Be Held Monday O. L. Ellis, 71,, widely known butld- ,lng.. contractor and former employee of the Norfolk'and Western Railway rompanjr., died at 12:20 yesterday noon at, his home on the Bramwell road. Mr. Ellis had been in declining health for the past eighteen months, suffering from heart trouble and complications. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Monday afternoon at the, Ellis residence, conducted by the Rev. O, W. Collins, assisted by the Rev. Ben S. Johnson, pastor of the First Christian church. Burial will be in Walnut Grove cemetery. ( Mr. Kills was a man of high ideals . and was held in high wteem by all who knew him. He was born .at Lowell-, Monroe county, this :state, and came to this section when he was only fifteen years old. For more than atteen years he was in the train service of the Norfolk and Western «s a brakeman and conductor and later as" yardmaster. In the capacity of the latter'.poeltlpn he worked at Norton and Elkho.rn. ..'•••: He. ha<d"tak«n'it very active part in the'work'of-fraternal orders and vr-as a. member of Bluefleld-'lodge of Elks. Odd- Fellows and Knights of, Pythias. • . ; Mr. Elite was, unmarried. He is survived by the following sisters • and one brother: Mrs. Ellen- George, or Bluefield: Mrs.- Lizzie Bailey, who has made her home with Mr. Ellis; Mrs. Bell Chapman, of McClure, 111.; Mrs. Minnie J. Medley, of Bluefleld; Mrs. Sue Wright, of Matoak<, and M. A. Ellis, Bramwell road. Active pallbearers for the funeral .Monday wilUbe: . jr.. M. Goforth, E. \H. Harry. John F. Land; liake Bailey, Charley Hume, W. B. Motley, Rufus Hale,. C. G. Surface .and W. J. 'Williams. 'Williams. Flower bearers:' Henry Davifsoni F; E. Davidson, C. M. Jennings, J. T. Thompson and Tom Perdue. '