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Jeffrey Lane Ellis

February 18, 1953 ~ August 22, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old


Jeffrey Lane Ellis, age 70, of Hazlehurst passed away after a sudden illness, Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at his residence under the care of Comfort Care Hospice.

Mr. Ellis was born February 18, 1953 in Welch, West Virginia to the late Bill Ellis and the late Connie Cyphers Ellis.  He was the owner & operator of Precision Paint & Body Center and was a member of Heritage Baptist Church.  He was an avid aviator, hunter, and fisherman. Mr. Ellis was an antique automotive restorer, had a remarkable sense of humor, and was gifted at anything he tried.  He was a devout Christian, devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Shirley Cain Ellis of Hazlehurst; daughters, Kim (Heath) Sellers of Baxley and Kelly (Chris) Williams of Statesboro; sister, Mary Sheilah (Bobby) Thornsbury of Jolo, West Virginia; brother, Randy W. Ellis of Middleburg, Florida. Three grandchildren, Guner (Kasey) Sellers, Ryane (John Wesley) Lightsey and Emma Williams also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 25, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church in Hazlehurst with Rev. Ronnie Wilcox, and Rev. Robert Wigley officiating. Interment will follow in Hazlehurst City Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Scott Yawn, Kenneth Kirkland, Andy Hatton, Ricky Cain, Brent Kroll, and Eddis Dale Kirkland.

Honorary pallbearers will be Heritage Baptist Men’s Sunday School Class, Ricky Lytle, Carroll Williams, Steve Underwood, Travis Wilcox, Larry Kirkland, Herman Sellers, Randall Brooks, staff of Comfort Care Hospice, Timmy Taylor, and Triple H Employees.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. 

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August 25, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Heritage Baptist Church (Hazlehurst)

Funeral Service
August 25, 2023

2:00 PM
Heritage Baptist Church (Hazlehurst)

August 25, 2023

2:30 PM
Hazlehurst City Cemetery


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