Services for Mr. Carl Ellis were held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 2 p.m. from John E. Stephens Chapel.

The Rev. John Stephens officiated. Burial was in Salem Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Carl Ellis, 56, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian.

He was a mason and a member of Philadelphia Masonic Lodge #93. He worked for Choctaw Housing Authority. He was a member of Burnside Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Junior and Bonnie Ellis; son, Josh Ellis; brother, Larry Ellis;

Survivors include wife, Becky Ellis of Philadelphia; daughter, Carley Ellis of Philadelphia; sisters, Donna Pierce of Noxapater and Debbie Cole of Morton, Ill.; brothers, Ted Ellis of Philadelphia and Doug Ellis of Philadelphia; and four grandchildren, Zeke Ellis, Abe Ellis, Eli Ellis and Hadleigh Thompson.

Pallbearers were Gene Brown Jr., Arvest Warren, James Lee, Scotty Clay, Scott Carter, Glen Willis, Adam Stokes and Steve Cheatham.