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Johnnie Ellis

A funeral for Johnnie A. Ellis, 60, of Route 3 Cottondale, who died Thursday night at Druid City Hospital, will be today at 1:30 p m at the chapel of Hayes Chapel Funeral Home. Dr. E H. Richards will officiate with burial in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park and Hayes Chapel directing.

He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Minnie Ellis, Cottondale, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Sprain, Tuscaloosa; three sons, Danny Ellis, Andy Ellis, both of Cottondale, and Bob Ellis, Ft Walton Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; three sisters. Mrs. Estelle Howard, Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Louise Smelly, Northport, and Mrs. Livia Gooden, Tuscaloosa; five brothers, Cecil Ellis, David Ellis, Waymond Ellis, all of Tuscaloosa, Charles Ellis, Cottondale, and Martin Ellis. Columbus, Miss., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joe Ellis, Eddie Ellis, John Gooden, Glennis Noland, Leon Fondren, and Guy McKinley.

Honorary pallbearers will the employees of B F. Goodrich and friends. Dr. Hoy White, Dr. Albert Jackson, Dr William Hill, Dr John Burnham, Dr. Omer Haker and Dr. Maxwell Moody, Jr.

   He was a member of the Cottondale Baptist Church.

Grave marker for Johnnie A. Ellis in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, Tuscaloosa (Tuscaloosa county), Alabama.

Pfc Ellis was transferred from the 17thg Airborne Division to Company E, 508th PIR on 23 August 1945. He was discharged on 8 November 1945.

Johnnie never registered for the draft as he had enlisted in the Army on 11 March 1939, well before the Selective Training and Service Act was enacted on 26 September 1940.

His Selective Service records below reflect an initial filing 11 days following his discharge date.  Doing so meant he was in the system in the instance of a recall,  While such a recall did happen for the Korean Conflict, Johnnie was well past the maximum conscription age of 26 by that time.


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