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Gordon Ellington

March 11, 1927 — November 2, 2010

Gordon Gustus Ellington, 83, of Paragould, died Tuesday, November 2, at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Paragould. He was born March 11, 1927 in Greene County, the son of the late Chester A. and Susan Aedliah Woolverton Ellington. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Alton and E.D. "Cotton" Ellington. Gordon was retired from Paragould City, Light, Water and Cable, a member of East Side Baptist Church, led singing at Clark's Chapel and at East Side Baptist Church, led singing in revivals all over Greene County Baptist Association, and was a former Kiwanian. Gordon served his country in the Army during the World War II. Survivors include his wife: Verbadean Dial Ellington of the home: daughters and sons-in-law: Judy and Barry Reddick, Karen and David Greene, all of Paragould; sons and daughters-in-law: Curt Ellington of Blytheville, Dennis and Lisa Ellington of Paragould, Danny and Melinda Ellington of Mountain Home; sister: Alma Jean Perry of St Louis, Missouri; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, at Heath Funeral Home. His life will be celebrated at Heath Colonial Chapel, 10:00 AM, Friday, with Reverend Dennis Scudder officiating. Interment will follow at Clark's Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers are his grandsons: Bryan Reddick, Bret Ellington, Mike Miller, Brent Ezell, Corey Balentine, Nate Herget and Shain Finley with nephews Scott, Chris and Allen Ellington being honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be sent to Clark's Chapel Cemetery Fund or East Side Baptist Church. To sign online registry, www.heathfuneralhome.com.

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