ELLIS Kesley Ray "Skip" Ellis, age 34, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2010. He attended East, Bishop Ready and Westland High Schools. He loved playing basketball and little league football for the Cowboys and was an avid Steelers fan. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents Carl Ray and Oretha Mae Courts, brother Baby Allen, best friend Greg Allman. Survived by children, Cheyenne, Ciceley, Carliegh and and unborn child; fiance, Trena; mother, Elizabeth Courts-Hamilton; step-father, Rex Hamilton; second mother: Cindy Osborne; sisters, Vesta (Antonio) Hamilton, Michelle (Eric) Hamilton, Trish (Bruce) Manahan, Kayla (Rob) Hamilton, Abby (Gilbert) Hamilton; brothers, Bubba Wotring and Rex Hamilton; grandparents, Betty and George Hamilton; special friends, Tammy Hall, the Hambel, Conway and Bourne families, Dudley Ross, Charlie Brown, Skip Bates and Jason Cooper; Chosen Fathers: Old Man Wooten and ZZ Top; 16 nieces and nephews, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Friends may call at JERRY SPEARS FUNERAL HOME, 2693 W. Broad St., Tuesday 9 p.m.-midnight, where service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday. Interment Concord Cemetery.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2010.