Funeral services for Fredna Mae Russell Ellis, age 77 of Fayetteville, will be conducted
Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Jones and Bro. James West officiating. Burial will follow in Unity Cemetery. Mrs. Ellis passed away Thursday morning after
an extended illness.
A native of Lincoln County, Mrs. Ellis was the daughter of the late George Walter and Mildred Evins Russell. She retired from the Lincoln County Finance Department and was a member of the Mimosa Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband Coach Jimmy Ellis of Fayetteville, three daughters Wyanne (Dwight) King, Melodie (Britt) Dye and Jamie (John) Cain all of Fayetteville, grandchildren Bonnie (Charles Caldwell) King, Kristin (Rob) Carter, Jim Dye, Kim Dye, Sara (Adam)McCormick, Bob Cain, Chris (Rebecca Franz) Cain, great-grandchildren Bruce Carter, Sophie Carter, Eliza McCormick, Nora McCormick and Hannah Caldwell. She was preceded in death by a brother George Russell.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Fayetteville City School System Girls Basketball or to the Fayetteville City Football and Baseball Programs.
Visitation with the family will be Saturday 4-7 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.