JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
RAY H. ELLIS, 78 of Mount Vernon, Illinois, died at 5:15 A.M. 
Friday, June 1, 2007 at White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in 
Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born on Wednesday, April 3, 1929 in Mt. Vernon, 
Illinois the son of Albert Ellis and Mabel (Fulford) Ellis. 
He married Anna Jean Meador on July 23, 1955 in Carmi, Illinois. He retired 
from 29 years at Mt. Vernon Radiator and was also a farmer. 

GRAVESIDE SERVICE: was held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, June 4, 2007 at Oakwood Cemetery 
in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Reverend Garlin Burris and Reverend Les Sinks officiated. 

VISITATION: was from 5 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, June 3, 2007 at Hughey Funeral Home in 
Mt. Vernon, Illinois. 

INTERMENT: followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Surviving family 
members include: Wife: Anna Jean Ellis of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; Son: Roy Ellis and 
wife Kelley of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; 2 Daughters: Rhonda George and special friend 
Larry Knopp of Mt. Vernon, Illinois and Raegena Tucker of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; 5 
Grandchidren: Frank Thompson III of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Jeremy Thompson of Mt. Vernon, 
Illinois, Brian Ellis of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Amelia Ellis of Mt. Vernon, Illinois and 
Sara Ellis of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; 2 Great Grandchildren: Garrett Thompson of Bluford, 
Illinois and Jaiden Ellis of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. 

His parents, two brothers and one infant daughter: Roberta Dean Ellis preceded him in death. 

Ray was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, was a member of the D.A..V. and lifetime 
member of the V.F.W. 

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Diabets Association or to 
American Heart Association and will be accepted at the funeral home, cemetery or may 
be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864. 

 

Source: 
Date: June 2007
Submitted by Raegena Tucker 

 

 

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