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HARRISVILLE — James E. Ellis, 68, of 12994 State Route 812, died on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Carthage Area Hospital. He was born on August 13, 1944 at home to the late Leon and Pearl LaRock Ellis. He attended Harrisville Central School. He served in the United State Marine Corps, from 1961-1965.

He married Reita K. Taylor in 1978 at the Baptist Church in Harrisville. He retired in 2005 from the Clearwater Natural Dam Division in Gouverneur, NY. He loved to hunt, fish, enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also loved being in the woods, cutting wood and watching the deer. He also enjoyed playing Texas Holdem.

He is survived by his wife, Reita K. Taylor Ellis, Harrisville; and several children, James R. and his wife Tara Ellis and family, Harrisville; Bonnie and her husband Wayne Dunn, Star Lake; Tina and Pete Jones and family, Star Lake; Richard J. LaFave II and his wife Arleen, Star Lake and two sisters, Violet Harris, Norwood; and Pearl Harper, Georgia. Also 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and sisters and brothers from the first family.

He is predeceased by his parents and a brother David Ellis.

His services will be held privately by the family.

Funeral Arrangements are being held by The Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc. located at 500 State Street in Carthage, New York.

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