Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


February 19, 2014

Ellis Smith - 1936-2014

LOAD — Ellis Smith, 77, of Little Lost Creek Road in Load, passed away Feb. 18, 2014, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.

Mr. Smith was born Oct. 10, 1936, at Hunnewell, a son of the late Shady and Suzie Conley Smith.

He attended several of the Old Regular Baptist churches. He loved to garden and was a beekeeper.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Ann Smith, and a brother, Lacy Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Norma Abdon Smith; three sons, Edward Ellis (Beverly) Smith of Load, Robert Eugene (Jacqueline) Smith of Oldtown and James (Teresa) Spence of Oldtown; three brothers, Frank Smith of Flatwoods, A.C. Smith of North Carolina and Gene Smith of Kitts Hill, Ohio; five sisters, Vernie Depriest of Grayson, Geniva Slone of Rush, Eva Millhouse of Flatwoods, Salley Conroy of Grayson and Linda Depriest of Pedro, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by Elder Willis Tolliver and Elder Gary Blevins. Burial will be in Brown-Abdon Cemetery at Warnock.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to reedfuneralhome.us.

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