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Obituary of Donald L. Ellis


Donald L. Ellis

of Earling, WV

   Donald L. Ellis, 73, of Earling, joined his wife in their Heavenly home on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, leaving from his earthly home, after an extended illness.

   He was born on May 28, 1945, at Logan, the son of the late George and Delie (Hatfield) Ellis.

   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy Jane Ellis; and two daughters, Dorothy Mae Ellis and Betty Sue Ellis; one brother, Douglas Maynard; and one sister, Vivian Perry.

   Donald was a coal miner who was formerly employed with Buffalo Mining Company.  He was a proud member of the UMWA District 17.  When he was able, Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and boating.  He was an avid coin collector and gun trader.

   Those left to cherish his memory are five sons, Danny Lee Maynard of Earling, Donald Liwis (Regina) Ellis, Jr. of Lorado, James Ellis of Mallory, Jimmy (Angie) Ellis of Madison Creek, and Willy Joe (Latasha) Ellis of Switzer; two sisters, Glenda Sue Bartram of Madison Creek and Lena Mae (Tom) Adkins of Logan; three brothers, Bernard (Maggie) Maynard of Madison Creek, Russell (Naoma) Maynard of Henlawson, and Robert Maynard of NC;  grandchildren, Flora Mae Ellis, Justin Duncan and his fiancé, Paige, Nathan Duncan, Kody Ellis, A.J. Ellis, Diana Ward, Brian Ward, Andrew Ward, and Cindella Ward, Eliza Bowen, and Izabellea Linville; and one great-grandchild, Carter Lee Duncan along with a host of other relatives and friends.

   In honor of Donald’s wishes, his remains have been cremated.

   A private memorial celebration of life will be held at a later date.  

   His cremains will be laid to rest at a later date at the Ellis Family Cemetery at Wayne.

   Online condolences may be sent to

   Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.


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