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PRINCETON — Jim Ellison, 86, of Princeton, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Princeton Community Hospital, after a long illness.
Born October 22, 1930 in Summers County, he was the son of the late Fred and Blanche Farley Ellison. He was a graduate of Hinton High School. He owned and managed a number of cemeteries and mausoleums in addition to other businesses, including Stadium Mobile Park on the Old Bluefield Princeton Road. After retiring he also lived in Crystal River, FL and Monticello, KY.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife of sixty-one years, Jo Ann Myers, and one infant daughter, Rebecca Ann, who died soon after birth.
He is survived by three children: Marshall and wife Kay of Edenton, NC; Paul Keith (P.K.) of Beckley, WV; and Susan Leigh of Ocala, FL. He has eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
After sixty-one years of marriage he missed Jo Ann terribly but didn't sit around and watch the days go by. He was a true sportsman who loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting, and enjoyed watching sports on TV, especially college games. Above all he had a strong faith.
A viewing is scheduled for Saturday, March 4th, between 5 and 7 p.m. at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton, WV.
Funeral services will be conducted at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton on Sunday, March 5th, at 2 pm, and will be officiated by Jerry Bloxton, Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church, Inverness, FL. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Serving as pallbearers are Chuck Wallace, Rick Kenny, Jeff Hobble, Tony Bazzie, John Chandler and Glenn Murray.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.seaverfuneralservice.com.
Published on March 3, 2017
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