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Ellis Bishop

Born: Wed., Mar. 10, 1926
Died: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017


4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 01, 2018
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jan. 02, 2018
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home

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Ellis Bishop, age 91 of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Cumberland Valley Manor. Ellis was born on March 10, 1926 in the Scoville community of Owsley County, KY to the late Scott W. and Bertha Combs Bishop. Ellis was an Alumni of the University of Kentucky. He began working for the University in 1952. In 1958 he was appointed as the Cumberland County Extension Agent and served the county until his retirement in 1990. Ellis was a member and former deacon of Burkesville Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a longtime member of V.F.W. Post 5419.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, McHenry Bishop, Matthew Bishop, Langley Bishop, and Jesse Paul Bishop, and one sister, Jeanette Rose.

Survivors Include:
His Wife- Jean Bishop of Burkesville, KY
Two Children- Andrea K. Bishop, and Charles E. Bishop both of Jacksonville, Florida
Two Brothers- Scott Bishop of California, and Bill Bishop of Booneville, KY
One Sister- Betty J. Bowling of Booneville, KY
Special Friend and Caregiver- Debbie Dubre and a host of other relatives and friends

Funeral Service:
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY with Dr. Mark Shelton officiating. Burial in Burkesville Cemetery with military honors.

Family requests visitation on Monday, January 01, 2018 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home


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Paula Mobily
   Posted Sat December 30, 2017


Remembering wonderful times with this VERY special Uncle. Sending healing prayers and comforting thoughts to you, Aunt Jean, Andi, and Charles. He was an amazing man who could bring so much joy to others with his caring, kindness and wonderful sense of humor. Love and hugs to each of you, Paula and Ken

Donald and Carole Jones
   Posted Sat December 30, 2017
Dear Jean, Andy and Chuck,

We were saddened by the news that Ellis had passed. He was indeed a man for all seasons. His usual demeanor was charming, intelligent, story-teller, funny, provider, and most of all a man who dearly loved his family. May you be comforted by all of the wonderful and warm memories of the time you spent with him. While we can not be with you during this time of transition please know that you will be in our thoughts.

Love, Donald and Carole

Mary Frances McCoy
   Posted Tue January 02, 2018
Dear Jean, Andy and Charles, I have been thinking so much of your family since the passing of Ellis (or Bishop as we always called him) We had a group of close friends who met at each others houses, and the love we all had for each other. When I thought of the Extension Office? I thought of him. When I thought of the Health Office? I thought of Jean Bishop. Andy and Charles? I love and have missed seeing you thru the years. Good luck to all of you and I know you have wonderful memories of your Dad. Love and Best Wishes, Mary Frances