Ellis J. Cummins

Published 11:27 am Monday, November 7, 2011

Mr. Ellis J. Cummins, age 82, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry White officiating and burial following at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight.

Mr. Cummins was born in Attala County and had lived in Vicksburg since 1968. He retired from Sears after 32 years of service. He was a member of Bowmar Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school director and teacher. He served as president of Men’s Brotherhood, was a choir member and served as program chairman and vice president of Bowmar’s Awesome Senior Saints.

He was also a member and executive officer of Vicksburg Homebuilders Association.

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He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Hilda Steed and Helen McCool.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth F. Cummins of Vicksburg; his sons, Donald E. Cummins (Lisa), David Wayne Cummins (Deborah) and Randall Keith “Randy” Cummins, all of Vicksburg; his brothers, A.C. Cummins of Ethel and J.J. Cummins of Brandon; his sisters, Mildred Mangrum of Rolling Fork and Nadine Hughes of Indianola; grandchildren, Chad Cummins (Christie), Jennifer Ruston (Cary), Jason Cummins (Glynda) and Kirsty Brewer (Billy); and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Cummins, Jim Cummins, Chad Cummins, Jason Cummins, Carl Mangrum and Mac Steed.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Vicksburg Homebuilders Association and the men and women of Bowmar’s Adult Sunday School Department.