Charles Thurman Ellis (1938 - 2016)

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Charles Thurman Ellis of Dunnville passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset. He was 78.
Born Jan. 4, 1938 in Casey County, he was the son of the late Addy and Bannie Hughes Ellis.
He was retired from the Jim Bean National Distillery and was a member of the Rocky Ford Masonic Lodge. He loved horses, mules, dogs, coon hunting and trail riding.
Survivors include his wife, Ina Lee Ellis, whom he married Feb. 19, 1994; three sons, John Charles (and Marla) Ellis of Ohio, Warren (and Paula) Emerson of Ohio, and Earl (and Cathy) Emerson of Oklahoma; three  daughters, Linda Newman of Ohio, Patricia (and Jon)  Reeves of Ohio, Sharon (and Tim) Hofmann of Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Eugene (and Hilda ) Ellis of Ohio; and a sister, Sally Epler of Ohio.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Abbott; and three sisters, Margaret Elizabeth Sowders, Edna Faye DeBorde, and Louise Williams.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Leslie Bentley officiating. Burial will follow in Green River Valley Cemetery.
Visitation is Feb. 1 from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the funeral home to offset funeral expenses.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with guestbook available online at
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McKinney-Brown Funeral Home - Liberty
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539
(606) 787-6219
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Published in The Casey County News on Jan. 27, 2016