James E. Ellis

December 30, 2012

HARRISVILLE, N.Y.    James E. Ellis, 68, of 12994 State Route 812, died Saturday, Dec. 29, at Carthage Area Hospital. 

Born Aug. 13, 1944, at home to the late Leon and Pearl LaRock Ellis, he attended Harrisville Central School. He served in the United State Marine Corps from 1961 to 1965.

He married Reita K. Taylor in 1978 at the Baptist Church in Harrisville. 

Mr. Ellis retired in 2005 from the Clearwater Natural Dam Division in Gouverneur. 

He loved to hunt, fish, enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also loved being in the woods, cutting wood and watching the deer. He also enjoyed playing Texas Hold'em.

Surviving are his wife, Reita K. Taylor Ellis, Harrisville; and several children, James R. and his wife Tara Ellis and family, Harrisville; Bonnie and her husband Wayne Dunn, Star Lake; Tina and Pete Jones and family, Star Lake; Richard J. LaFave II and his wife Arleen, Star Lake and two sisters, Violet Harris, Norwood; and Pearl Harper, Georgia; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers from the first family.

His parents and a brother, David Ellis, all died before him.

His services will be held privately by the family.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage.

Information provided by Lundy Funeral Home, Inc., and Newzjunky.com, Watertown, N.Y.