ROBERT L. ELLIS - GEORGIA - Robert L. Ellis, 88, died peacefully on Tuesday evening, May 6, 2014, in the St. Albans Health and Rehab Center. Bob was born on Jan. 27, 1926, in Milton, the son of William and Gladys (Lapoint) Ellis. On Aug. 16, 1955, he married Constance Cleveland in the Georgia United Methodist Church in Georgia Center. Mr. Ellis was a resident of Georgia since 1944, and was a dairy farmer on Ballard Road for many years. Bob was very active in the Town of Georgia, serving as Fire Chief, Zoning Administrator and various boards, even including being a dog catcher. Bob was a past member of the Grange and a Town Constable in Georgia for many years, where he enjoyed making many friends while providing security at the "Cobb Web." Robert is survived by his daughter, Candie Ellis and her partner, Martin Fitzpatrick, of Georgia; brother, Alfred Ellis and his wife, Ester; sisters, Ramona Wimble of Georgia, and Nancy Martin of Hinesburg; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Connie, on Dec. 15, 1999; sisters, Idabelle Wimble and her husband, Erwin, and Erma Yantz and her husband, Roland; and brother-in-law, Maurice Wimble. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 10 a.m. in the Georgia Plains Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Franklin County Home Health, 3 Home Health Circle, Suite 1, St. Albans, VT 05478. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center. Online condolences may be made at www.minorfh.com.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on May 8, 2014