May 1, 2015
Date of Service: May 7, 2015
Interment Location: Mausoleum of Peace
Powell Lee Ellis, 70, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. He was a Carter County native. He was a 1963 graduate of Elizabethton High School. Powell was a retired employee of the City of Elizabethton in the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Prior to that he was employed at Beaunit Fibers for over 29 years. He was a lifetime member of the Carter County Rescue Squad. He had served in the Rescue for 45 years. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Rescue Squad. He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge # 238. Powell was a faithful participant of the Elizabethton Car Club. He was a member of the Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother: Mabel Ellis Birchfield and a brother: Randall Birchfield.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years: Gloria Shipley Ellis. Two Children: Melissa Hodge and husband Russell and David Ellis and wife Rhonda, all of Elizabethton. Two Grandchildren: Michael Hodge and wife Rebekah and Emily Hodge. Two Great Grandchildren: Madison and Maddux Hodge. One Brother: Kim Birchfield & wife Tammy, Elizabethton. Two Sisters: Judy Kuhn and husband Bill and Peggy Holly and husband Jack. A Sister-In-Law: Jennifer Birchfield. His Aunts: Selda Wilson, Juanita White, and Gladys Nance-Hicks. A Special Cousin: Doris Turner, and several Nieces & Nephews.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Street officiating. Entombment Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015 in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Patty Hodge. Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Thursday will be: Steve Burrough, Michael Hodge, Jim Burrough, Claude Buchanan, Max Sams, W.C. Rasnick and Stevie Burrough. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Members of the Carter County Rescue Squad, employees of the City of Elizabethton, employees and former employees of the Elizabethton Police Department, Members of the Elizabethton Car Club, Dr. Jaishanker & nurse Whitney, Dr. Sheryl Pack and nurse Pam , Dr. Keith Morley & Michelle, Junior White, Eddie Cornett, John Paul Stalcup, Rick Osborne, Coz Roberts, and Ernest Elliott. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the Ellis family at our web site www.memorialfcelizabethton.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Ellis family.