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Ellis Cornett

September 18, 1940 ~ March 17, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Ellis Cornett Obituary

Ellis Cornett of Sandy Hook passed away peacefully on March 17th, 2024.  He was born September 18, 1940 in Gilley, Kentucky.  Ellis was the fifth of nine children born to the late Columbus and Elizabeth Baker Cornett.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers Astor and Estill Cornett and a sister, Pauline Hensley.

Ellis Is survived by his loving and caring wife of 57 years, Virginia Ann Addington Cornett; daughter, Beth (Michael) Harper of Sandy Hook, KY; grandson, Grady Harper of Sandy Hook, KY; brothers, Ray (Sharon Cornett of Raccoon, KY, and Raymond Cornett of Columbus, IN;  sisters, Clara Ison of Cumberland, KY, Irene (Jack) McKendrick of Louisville, KY, and Bessie Dean of Goshen, OH; as well as many nieces and nephews that will sadly mourn his passing.  

Ellis was a graduate of Cumberland Junior College where he played basketball on the college team.  College is also where he was introduced to Jesus, accepted him as his Lord and Savior.  After college, he joined the United States Army.  While stationed in Germany, the Berlin Wall was being built.  When he returned home from Germany, he moved to Washington D.C. where he worked at Arlington Cemetery engraving monuments. Ellis accepted a position as a game warden and returned to eastern Kentucky, specifically Elliott County where he met his future wife Virginia Addington.  Together, Ellis and Virginia built Infinite Possibilities Youth Center.  This was a place Ellis enjoyed spending his Wednesday nights with the youth of Elliott County for more than twenty years.  He valued their time shooting basketball and was humbled witnessing the relationships youth built with Jesus Christ.  Ellis loved mining coal.  He had various positions working for the Addington Brothers.  He ended his work career at the age of 70 as the General Manager of Green Valley Landfill.  His retirement was spent mowing, gardening, and enjoying the companionship of his grandson, Grady.   

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home with John Paul Skaggs officiating.  Burial will follow at Roscoe Skaggs Cemetery on Middle Fork Road in Sandy Hook.

Visitation is from 11:00a.m. until 1:00p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home.

Pallbearers include Michael Harper, Grady Harper, Scott Dickerson, Randy Flanery, Chris Bruner, and Donnie Riggsby.

Honorary Pallbearers include Ray Cornett, Raymond Cornett, Robert Addington, Bruce Addington, Stephen Addington, Austin Dickerson, Glenn Lysons, Erik Addington, Hershel Ison, Jim Ison, Donnie Roller, along with a host of other family and friends.

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March 20, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home
603 N. KY 7
Sandy Hook, KY 41171

Funeral Service
March 20, 2024

1:00 PM
Lewis and Ferguson Funeral Home
603 N. KY 7
Sandy Hook, KY 41171


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