Fredna Mae Russell Ellis
December 30, 1934 -
November 8, 2012

Visitation

November 10, 2012
4-7 p.m.

Service 

November 11, 2012
2 p.m.

Interment

Obituary

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.

Video Services

18 Comments

  1. Kathy Talley

    Wyanne, Melodie and Jamie
    I am sorry for the late response. I apologize for not getting to you sooner. I did not know about your Mother until I saw it in the Elk Valley Times or I would have been by the funeral home to pay my respects to your Mother in person. Your Mother was a special person to me who I respected greatly. I know she was a good Mother to all of you and a good wife to your Daddy. I did phone your Daddy after I saw the EVT and got to express myself to him. I pray your days will not be as difficult as mine have been since I lost my own. God has showered your lives with many blessings with having your own Mother and Daddy. Kathy

    Reply
  2. Cindy Mitchell Mingle

    Coach Ellis, Wyanne, Melodie, Jamie and family.

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Ellis. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  3. Donna Casey

    Mr. Ellis, Wyanne, Melodie, Jamie,

    My heart goes out to each of you during this sad & difficult time. I really thought so much of Ms. Ellis. She was always so friendly & nice to me. She thought the world of those grandchildren! Please know that I have been praying & will continue to pray for all of you.

    Donna Casey

    Reply
  4. Floyd & Imogene Cartwright

    Our heartfelt sympathy to Jimmy and family over the loss of your dear wife, mother and grandmother. She was a sweet and kind lady, we will all miss her.

    You are in our prayers as you go through such a difficult time,may your wonderful memories help you, we know how hard this is to lose someone you love so much!! Please know that others care!!

    God bless!!
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  5. Alice Pack

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with each of you. Fredna was such a dear sweet lady. I know that you will miss her but may God comfort you with his word knowing that she is at rest in a far better place.

    Reply
  6. Danny and Donna Steelman

    Wyanne and family,
    We are deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now.
    God bless.

    Reply
  7. Leah Plunkett

    Thinking of you all during your time of loss!

    Reply
  8. Wes and Yvonne Russell

    We are so saddened to hear of your loss and will be keeping your family in our prayers.

    Reply
  9. Peggy, Virgil Bevels & Family

    So sorry to hear of Fredna’s passing. We all know she is in a better place, but the hurt is there anyway. Please know you’re all in our hearts and in our prayers. May your precious memories help carry you through this difficult time.
    God Bless,
    Peggy, Virgil & Family

    Reply
  10. Dixie Parks Sullivan

    Melodie,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  11. Stephanie Sharp

    To all the family of Mrs Ellis, I was so sad to hear of her passing and wanted you to know that she was a very special lady and will be missed by so many.

    Reply
  12. Cynthia King

    My heart goes out to you all during this difficult time. Hold tight to memories for comfort.

    Reply
  13. Jennifer Wilcox

    I’m thinking about and praying for y’all.

    Reply
  14. Debbie Bradley

    Wyanne, so sorry to hear about your mother. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Reply
  15. Jinson Knott

    Jamie so sorry to hear about the death of your mom. Just know that im praying for the Ellis Family.

    Reply
  16. L. Susan Fife Stroup

    Jamie, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Even though she has been sick for a long time, it is never easy to lose a parent. Please take care of yourself through this time.

    Reply
  17. Janice and Brent Gregory

    Mr. Jimmy and family: I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Fredna’s passing. I know she is in a better place and not feeling any pain. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God bless you all, Janice and Brent Gregory

    Reply
  18. Dena Kincaid

    We are sorry to hear of Ms. Fredna’s passing. She was a sweet lady and will be greatly missed. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time and in the days to come.

    Reply

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18 Comments

  1. Kathy Talley

    Wyanne, Melodie and Jamie
    I am sorry for the late response. I apologize for not getting to you sooner. I did not know about your Mother until I saw it in the Elk Valley Times or I would have been by the funeral home to pay my respects to your Mother in person. Your Mother was a special person to me who I respected greatly. I know she was a good Mother to all of you and a good wife to your Daddy. I did phone your Daddy after I saw the EVT and got to express myself to him. I pray your days will not be as difficult as mine have been since I lost my own. God has showered your lives with many blessings with having your own Mother and Daddy. Kathy

    Reply
  2. Cindy Mitchell Mingle

    Coach Ellis, Wyanne, Melodie, Jamie and family.

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Ellis. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  3. Donna Casey

    Mr. Ellis, Wyanne, Melodie, Jamie,

    My heart goes out to each of you during this sad & difficult time. I really thought so much of Ms. Ellis. She was always so friendly & nice to me. She thought the world of those grandchildren! Please know that I have been praying & will continue to pray for all of you.

    Donna Casey

    Reply
  4. Floyd & Imogene Cartwright

    Our heartfelt sympathy to Jimmy and family over the loss of your dear wife, mother and grandmother. She was a sweet and kind lady, we will all miss her.

    You are in our prayers as you go through such a difficult time,may your wonderful memories help you, we know how hard this is to lose someone you love so much!! Please know that others care!!

    God bless!!
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  5. Alice Pack

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with each of you. Fredna was such a dear sweet lady. I know that you will miss her but may God comfort you with his word knowing that she is at rest in a far better place.

    Reply
  6. Danny and Donna Steelman

    Wyanne and family,
    We are deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now.
    God bless.

    Reply
  7. Leah Plunkett

    Thinking of you all during your time of loss!

    Reply
  8. Wes and Yvonne Russell

    We are so saddened to hear of your loss and will be keeping your family in our prayers.

    Reply
  9. Peggy, Virgil Bevels & Family

    So sorry to hear of Fredna’s passing. We all know she is in a better place, but the hurt is there anyway. Please know you’re all in our hearts and in our prayers. May your precious memories help carry you through this difficult time.
    God Bless,
    Peggy, Virgil & Family

    Reply
  10. Dixie Parks Sullivan

    Melodie,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  11. Stephanie Sharp

    To all the family of Mrs Ellis, I was so sad to hear of her passing and wanted you to know that she was a very special lady and will be missed by so many.

    Reply
  12. Cynthia King

    My heart goes out to you all during this difficult time. Hold tight to memories for comfort.

    Reply
  13. Jennifer Wilcox

    I’m thinking about and praying for y’all.

    Reply
  14. Debbie Bradley

    Wyanne, so sorry to hear about your mother. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Reply
  15. Jinson Knott

    Jamie so sorry to hear about the death of your mom. Just know that im praying for the Ellis Family.

    Reply
  16. L. Susan Fife Stroup

    Jamie, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Even though she has been sick for a long time, it is never easy to lose a parent. Please take care of yourself through this time.

    Reply
  17. Janice and Brent Gregory

    Mr. Jimmy and family: I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Fredna’s passing. I know she is in a better place and not feeling any pain. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God bless you all, Janice and Brent Gregory

    Reply
  18. Dena Kincaid

    We are sorry to hear of Ms. Fredna’s passing. She was a sweet lady and will be greatly missed. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time and in the days to come.

    Reply

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