Ellis Gene "Grubbin" Nunnelley

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A celebration of life service for Ellis Gene "Grubbin" Nunnelley, 88, will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at Oak Bowery Baptist Church in Ohatchee. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 - 2 p.m. before the service. Sam Fordham, Joe Foster and Whitt Hibbs will be officiating. Burial will be at Oak Bowery Cemetery in Ohatchee. Mr. Nunnelley passed away Saturday, November 22 at his home. Grubbin is survived by his daughter, Devona (Luther) Phillips; his son, Tony (Laketa) Nunnelley, all of Ohatchee; grandchildren, Christie (Chris) Thacker, of Saks, Tonya (Brian) Badgett, of Alexandria, Eddie Nunnelley and Susan Nunnelley, of Ohatchee; great-grandchildren, Jameson and Samuel Thacker, Julia and Jill Badgett and Ethan and Evan Nunnelley; brother, Walter (Catherine) Nunnelley, of Cleveland, Tenn. and sister-in-law, Lou Ellen Nunnelley, of Ohatchee; and many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. Mr. Nunnelley is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Doris Laney Nunnelley; his parents, Ed and Sadie Nunnelley; brothers, Ralph and R.G. Nunnelley and sisters, Selma Jenkins, Claudine Howard, Tete Poe and Tipser Johnson. Pallbearers will be Eddie Nunnelley, Chris Thacker, Brian Badgett, Drake Jones, Jameson Thacker and Benjie Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Sunday School Class of Oak Bowery Church and the friends at Jack's breakfast round table in Ohatchee. Mr. Nunnelley was a lifelong resident of Ohatchee. He attended Shady Glenn and Ohatchee schools and was a veteran of WWII. He worked at Virgil Coker Tire Co. and retired from Superior Tire Co. in Anniston. He was a member of Oak Bowery Baptist Church and the men's Sunday school class. He was active in LLL Senior Adult group and served as chairman of the cemetery committee. He was also actively involved in the Ohatchee Community Senior Center. Mr. Nunnelley was well-known as a fisherman and was a faithful Ohatchee football fan. He loved his friends at Jack's that he met with every morning. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who brought joy and laughter to everyone he met. He lived a rich, full life and will be greatly missed. The family expresses special thanks to Amedisys Hospice of Gadsden and to his faithful caregiver and friend Eddie Kloepfer. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Oak Bowery Cemetery or Oak Bowery Church. Online condolences made at www.graybrown service.com
Published in The Anniston Star on Nov. 25, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
Gray Brown-Service Mortuary
1329 Wilmer Ave | Anniston, AL 362014651 | (256) 236-3441
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