Ge­orge D. ‘Bucky’ Ellis

The Saline Courier - - NEWS -

Ge­orge D. “Bucky” Ellis, 73, of Ben­ton, died peace­fully Nov. 24, in Lit­tle Rock, sur­rounded by his fam­ily. Bucky was a long-time at­tor­ney prac­tic­ing in Saline

County, a mem­ber of the Arkansas Bar As­so­ci­a­tion and a Fel­low of the Arkansas Bar Foun­da­tion. Bucky had three ap­point­ments as Spe­cial Jus­tice to the Arkansas Supreme Court. He was a del­e­gate to the Arkansas Con­sti­tu­tional Con­ven­tion in 1968.

Bucky was a mem­ber for many years of St. Matthew’s Epis­co­pal Church in Ben­ton, where he served as a Eucharis­tic Min­is­ter, Adult Sun­day School teacher, and a mem­ber of the Vestry. He was a past pres­i­dent of the Ben­ton Area Cham­ber of Com­merce and named its Ci­ti­zen of the Year. Bucky was the chair­man of the Ben­ton Plan­ning Com­mis­sion, the vice pres­i­dent of the Board of Di­rec­tors of the Saline County Boys & Girls Club, and a found­ing mem­ber of the Royal Play­ers com­mu­nity theatre. Bucky en­joyed writ­ing his weekly col­umn for The Saline Courier in which he ex­pressed his commentary on cur­rent events.

He was a mem­ber of the Ben­ton Ro­tary Club, the

Saline County Pub­lic Li­brary Board, the vice chair of the Arkansas State Li­brary Board and the Arkansas Gov­er­nor’s Man­sion Com­mit­tee.

His par­ents, D.C. “Peck” and Joan Ellis, and a sis­ter, Judy Ellis Eichen­baum, pre­de­ceased him.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 50 years, Se­lena Ellis; his chil­dren, John An­drew Ellis and Beth Ellis-dick­son (Eric); a sis­ter, Jane Puck­ett (Larry); two ador­ing grand­chil­dren, Colin and Joshua; and by a mul­ti­tude of neph­ews, nieces and cousins.

Visi­ta­tion will be held at 10 a.m., fol­lowed by a me­mo­rial ser­vice at 11 a.m. Satur­day, Nov. 30, at Ashby Fu­neral Home in Ben­ton.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­ri­als may be made to the Na­tional Kid­ney Foun­da­tion, 1818 N Tay­lor St #186, Lit­tle Rock AR 72207 and/or St. Mathew’s Epis­co­pal Church, 1112 Al­coa Rd., Ben­ton, AR 72015.

On­line guest book: www.ash­by­fu­ner­al­home.com.

Ellis

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