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A U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean Conflict Anthony (Tony) Ellison, age 77, passed away on Feb. 16, 2007, in his home. He was born March 15, 1929, in Douglas County, Missouri, to Homer Ellison and Dollie (Phillips) Ellison.
Tony served his country during the Korean Conflict with the U.S. Army.
On Oct. 24, 1959, Tony and Wanda Thomas were united in marriage in Ava. Tony was a farmer and stockman. He enjoyed gun and knife collecting and loved hunting and his cattle.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Barbara and Virginia.
His survivors include his wife, Wanda, of the home, at Ava; two sons, Doug and his wife, Katie Ellison, Ava, and Jim Evans and wife Kelly, Jacksonville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Cody, Zach, Hollie and Jesse; one great-grandson, Wyatt; two brothers, Howard Ellison, Springfield, and Jerry Ellison, Ava; three sisters, Joan Pellham and Roma Mackey, both of Ava, and Billie Miller, Salmon, Idaho; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Rev. Joe Lafferty officiating. Interment followed in the Goodhope Cemetery. Military rites were conducted at the graveside by American Legion Post 112 and VFW Post 5993. The family requests memorials to Community Hospice or Goodhope Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.