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Ellis Bishop, Cumberland Co., KY/Owsley Co. native (1926-2017)

He was an Alumni of the University of Kentucky. He began working for the University in 1952. In 1958 he was appointed as the Cumberland County Extension Agent and served the county until his retirement in 1990. He was a member and former deacon of Burkesville Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a longtime member of V.F.W. Post 5419. His wife, Jean Bishop, survives. He leaves two direct living descendants.
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Ellis Bishop, age 91 of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Cumberland Valley Manor in Burkesville.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 02, 2018 at 11amCT, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY with Dr. Mark Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Burkesville Cemetery with military honors. The family requests visitation 4pm-9pmCT, Monday, January 01, 2018 Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.


Ellis Bishop, Burkesville, KY (1926-2017)

Ellis was born on March 10, 1926 in the Scoville community of Owsley County, KY. He was the son of the late Scott W. & Bertha Combs Bishop. He died Thursday, December 28, 2017, in Burkesville, Cumberland County, KY, at the age of 91 years, nine months, and 18 days.

Ellis was an Alumni of the University of Kentucky. He began working for the University in 1952. In 1958 he was appointed as the Cumberland County Extension Agent and served the county until his retirement in 1990. Ellis was a member and former deacon of Burkesville Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a longtime member of V.F.W. Post 5419.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, McHenry Bishop, Matthew Bishop, Langley Bishop, and Jesse Paul Bishop, and one sister, Jeanette Rose.

Survivors include:
  • His wife: Jean Bishop of Burkesville, KY

  • Two children: Andrea K. Bishop, and Charles E. Bishop both of Jacksonville, FL

  • One sister: Betty J. Bowling of Booneville, KY

  • Special friend and caregiver: Debbie Dubre

  • And a host of other relatives and friends
Send condolences to the family of Ellis Bishop

Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, is in charge of arrangments.


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Ellis Bishop, Cumberland Co., KY/Owsley Co. native (1926-2017)



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