W. L. Ellison

Born: Tue., Nov. 12, 1929
Died: Thu., Jul. 5, 2007

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Warren LaFayette “Jack” Ellison, age 77, of Greensboro, GA died Thursday, July 5, 2007 at his home. Born on November 12, 1929 in Paulding County, Georgia, he was the son of the late Warner LaFayette Ellison and Irene Wills Ellison. He graduated from Dallas High School in the Class of 1948 and joined the United States Navy in July. In 1950 he married Reba Cole and they moved to Decatur. He began his railroad career with the NC & St. L Railroad in Atlanta which later became the L & N Railroad. His job took him from Atlanta to Nashville, Cobb County, Corbin, Kentucky and Louisville Kentucky where he retired as the Superintendent of the Mechanical Division. He and Reba retired to Ft. Myers, Florida in 1986. His second retirement started in 1997 moving to Port Armor in Greensboro, Georgia. Jack was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Atlanta. He was also a member of IBEW. Jack loved to play golf, watch the Atlanta Braves and the Kentucky Wildcats. His strength will remain as our inspiration. In addition to his wife, Reba Cole Ellison, of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by a daughter, April E. Wolford of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, a grandson, Timothy William Wolford of Louisville, Kentucky; a sister, Gail E. Jones and husband Bobby of Augusta, Georgia; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Warren Ellison in 1984. Memorial Services will be held Sunday, July 8, 2007 at 4:30 p.m. at McCommons Chapel with Loran Wills officiating. The family will receive friends next door at the Historic Hall-Thomas House after the service. The family requests that memorials be made to Jack and Reba Ellison Scholarship Fund for Greene County High School, c/o Bank South Foundation, P. O. Box 89, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register

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Bob and Caroline Voyles
   Posted Fri July 06, 2007
Our Love and Sympathy.

Clark & Rachel Jones
   Posted Fri July 06, 2007
Rachel & I would like to send out condolences to Reba and Family. Jack was a true class individual who will be missed by everyone who knew him. We have many great memories because of him.

jim & elizabeth Hughes
   Posted Fri July 06, 2007
What a shock and very very sorry., What a wonderful guy. Jim and I will surely miss him but so happy we were friends. If we can help in some way, call. 454-0520 sincerely

John and Kay Eadie
   Posted Fri July 06, 2007
Reba, Our condolences to you and your family. We knew Jack as a very friendly man who always went out of his way to say hello. We know you will miss him. He certainly battled long and hard. Our Sympathy, John and Kay Eadie

Bill & Pam Bassett
   Posted Sat July 07, 2007
We will always remember the great golfer, friend, and good times we shared.

Joel Nagelmann
   Posted Sat July 07, 2007
Our condolences to Reba and the family. Jack was a class act and such a gentleman. He'll be missed.

John and Ginny Williams
   Posted Sat July 07, 2007
May God be with you in this time of sorrow. It was a great pleasure knowing Jack.

Benson and Macie Brooks
   Posted Sat July 07, 2007
Benson and I are terribly sorry for your loss. Reba, we will keep you and your family in our prayers during this time of sorrow. Benson always enjoyed playing golf with Jack at Port Armor. May he rest in Peace.

Bob & Jan Williams
   Posted Sun July 08, 2007
To the Jack Ellison Family: Bob and Jan Williams would like to extend our heart felt sympathy to the family of Jack Ellison. Our thoughts and prayers are for you in the days to come. With sincere regards, we are your friends and neighbor.

Melinda Walker
   Posted Sun July 08, 2007
Mrs. Ellison, We all at BankSouth were so saddened to hear about Mr. Ellison. All of us enjoyed so much seeing and talking with him on many occasions. Our sincerest sympathy to the entire family.

Elaine Jaworski
   Posted Sun July 08, 2007
Dear Reba, Please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of your beloved Jack. I'm so sorry that I was unable to attend the memorial service as I was just returning from Florida late this afternoon. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Elaine

Don Pilgrim
   Posted Sun July 08, 2007
Jack - I will miss our golfing, joking, friendship and Tuesday night games. My thoughts and prayers are with Reba and family. Your Friend - Don

Jane and Peter Hague
   Posted Sun July 08, 2007
We will really miss Jack. It is hard to imagine walking on to the green without Jack, puffing on his pipe, ready to make the putt.

Jim & Joyce Yamshak
   Posted Sun July 08, 2007
We will never forget, Jack calling to inquire about Jim's heart surgery just several days before he went home to be with the Lord. What a very selfless thing to do. That will always be one of our most touching memories.

David & Hope Brown
   Posted Mon July 09, 2007
Reba, Hope & I offer our sincere sympathies to you & your family. Our thoughts will be with you in the upcoming weeks.

Eddie and Lu Byrd
   Posted Wed July 11, 2007

   Posted Fri July 13, 2007