Elton E. Ellison and Bettye Louise Perkins Ellison Farris
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Memorial rites for longtime Ralls resident Elton Ellison were at 4 p.m. Monday in the Emma Church of Christ in Ralls. Loy Hardesty, minister, and L. V. Ellison of Jal, N.M., officiated.

Burial was made in Ralls Cemetery.

Mr. Ellison, 60, was claimed by death Saturday in Methodist Hospital in Lubbock following a lengthy illness.

Born in Lorenzo, he had been a Ralls area resident for 34 years. He and the former Bettye Perkins were married July 8, 1944, in Lubbock.

A veteran of World war II, Ellison had served as president of the Ralls School board and Ralls Lions Club. He was a member of the Emma Church of Christ.

Ellison was a farmer.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Mike Ellison of Ralls, Dale Ellison and Tony Ellison of Lubbock; two daughters, Becky Ellison of Lubbock and Jody Williamson of Arlington; and seven grandchildren.

One son, Jimmy Ellison, preceded him in death Oct. 25, 1956.

Active pallbearers included Pete Mimms, Dalton Mimms, Charles Gray, Louis Munoz, Donald Searsy, Don Apple, B.L. Anderson Jr. and Luke Nickerson. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Bill Mayes, Earl C. Abell, James Parks, Clayton Phillips, Gary Ivey, Gary Weaver and Jack Robertson.

Published Crosbyton Review, October 11, 1984
Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes

  • Bettye Louise Farris
  • Bettye Farris Bettye Ellison Farris, 83, of Lubbock, formerly of Ralls passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, October 3, 2010, in Lubbock. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at the Ralls Cemetery Chapel. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday at Sunset Church of Christ Chapel in Lubbock with John Perkins officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM to service time at the Sunset Church of Christ Parlor on Wednesday. Services are under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Ralls.

    Bettye was born July 27, 1927, in Borger, Texas to W. O. and Hattie (Wood) Perkins. She married Elton Elvis Ellison July 8, 1944, in Lubbock. He preceded her in death October 6, 1984. She married R. H. Farris, Jr. October 8, 1988, in Lubbock and he preceded her in death February 23, 1997.

    A graduate of Lubbock High School, Bettye was a homemaker and a member of the Sunset Church of Christ. She previously was a member at the Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock and the Emma Church of Christ in Ralls. Bettye moved to Lubbock in 1985 from Ralls.

    She was predeceased by her parents, a son, Jimmy Ellison, four brothers, Eugene Perkins, Phillip Perkins, Kenneth Perkins and Bill Perkins and a sister, Elaine Marshall.

    Survivors include three sons and their wives, Mike & Vicki Ellison of Ralls, Tony and Debbie Ellison and Dale and Clara Ellison, both of Lubbock, a daughter and her husband, Dr. Rebecca and Randy Raedeke of Lubbock, a brother John Perkins and wife Rosemary of Ransom Canyon, two sisters, Loraine Graves of Wichita Falls, and Carol Whitson of Bedford, 8 grandchildren; Emily and Andrew Lamb of Chicago, Eric Ellison of Ralls, Lindsey Ellison of Austin, Taylor Ellison, Justin and Jon Ellison, and Ross Raedeke all of Lubbock and two great grandchildren, Asher and Ellison Lamb of Chicago.

    Published Lubbock Avalanche Journal, October 5, 2010

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