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Benjamin Ellis

Benjamin Baird Ellis Sr.

Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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Benjamin Baird Ellis, Sr., 76, of Thomas Neck Farm, Champlain passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019. Ben lived a full, happy life in Essex County on Occupacia Creek. He was a member of Vauter’s Episcopal Church where he served on the Vestry for one term. He also served on numerous agricultural boards, as well as a term on the Essex County Board of Supervisors. Every year he looked forward to deer hunting with the members of the Ole Lloyds Hunt Club. In later years, just hearing the dogs run was all he needed. In his youth fast cars called him often. Later, his tractor and truck pulling events took him around the state and further. Every day he enjoyed his family especially the grandchildren and all of their accomplishments.

Ben is survived by his wife, Frances Hundley Ellis; two children, Benjamin B. Ellis, Jr. (Shannon) of Champlain and Baker Ellis Garber (Todd) of Bridgewater; five grandchildren, Laura Peyton Ellis, Elizabeth Baylor Ellis, Waring Ellis Garber, Peyton Todd Garber and Benjamin B. “Tripp” Ellis, III and his devoted employee of 43 years, Ralph Taylor.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Vauter’s Episcopal Church, Loretto with Fr. Scott Parnell, Reverend Dr. Candine Johnson and Reverend S. Roy Foster officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5- 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Faulkner Funeral Home, Marks-Bristow Chapel, Tappahannock. Pallbearers will be Frankie Parker, Wayne A. Davis, Jr., George D. Ellis, III, Herbert Osburn, William T. Davis, Randy Davis, Robert W. Baylor, Jr. and John B. Minor. Honorary pallbearers will be Tallie Davis, Gary Allen, Grayson English, Ray Thomas, R. P. Longest and Dale Thomas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vauters Episcopal Church, P O Box 154, Loretto, VA 22438 or Tappahannock Volunteer Fire Department, P O Box 807, Tappahannock, VA 22560.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Faulkner Funeral Homes, Marks-Bristow Chapel
    206 N. Church Ln.
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  • Service

    Thursday, July 4th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Thursday, July 4th, 2019 10:00am
    Vauter's Episcopal Church
    3361 Tidewater Trail
    LORETTO, VA 22438
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  • Interment

    Vauter's Episcopal Church
    3661 Tidewater Trail
    LORETTO, VA 22438
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Cindy Carlton

Posted at 11:10pm
Sorry to hear of Ben's passing. Have a lot of wonderful memories of going to the tractor pulls and always seeing his smiling face. Always willing to help with anything needed. He will be missed.

Leon Nixon

Posted at 01:49pm
My condolences to the Ellis family. As you have been the closest of friends from the truck pulling family to doing business together,
my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. May God provide comfort to you in your time of need.
Slow n Easy Pulling Team
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Leon Nixon

shirlie, Laurie and Patty Slack

Posted at 01:47pm
With heartfelt condolences to all of Ben's family
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