Obituary: Ellis Orten Farley


Ellis Orten Farley, 82 of Arley entered into rest Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 at Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper.

Ellis was born Aug. 15, 1938 in Winston County, Alabama.  He was a hardworking, giving man who loved his family and serving the Lord.  He was a longtime, faithful member of Arley Congregational Christian Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher.  Ellis loved to garden, both flowers and vegetables.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison, where the service will be held Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 at 11 a.m.  Reverend Robert Partridge and Brother Doug Raburn will officiate.  Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Arley.

Ellis is survived by his wife of 60 years, Wilma Farley; son Steve Farley and his wife, Robin; daughters Rebecca “Becky” Sargent and her husband James, Beverly Davis and her husband, Tim and Debra Denson and her husband Timmy; brother David Farley; sister Margie Hix; grandchildren Stacia Aderholt, Brittney Baldwin, Ian Sargent, Matt Gober, Garrett Gober, Kelsey Estell, Kyle Denson, Cody Farley, Jessica Taylor, Levi Tyree and Bethany Farley;  11 great-grandchildren; special cousins Roger and Tilmon Farley; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Sanford and Estelle Farley; sisters Pauline Day, Pearline Sargent and JoAnn Smith; and brothers Clarence Farley, Carl Farley and Franklin Farley.