Tony Ellis

Hamilton County

Joseph Anthony "Tony" Ellis, 51, of Tunnel Hill, Ga., died Saturday, March 24, 2012, in a local hospital.He was born in Tucker, Ga., to the late William and Shirley Ellis. He worked at Abra Body Shop. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a granddaughter, Rhylie Joyce.Survivors include his wife Lorrie Ellis; two sons, Joseph A. Ellis Jr. and Brian Anthony Ellis Swafford; four daughters, Brandy Starr Ellis, Amanda Sue Ellis, Heather Lashay Ellis and Carla Nichole Ellis; two stepchildren, Diana Lynn White and Christopher Michael Hanson; eight grandchildren Crystal, Xylie, Adden, Kenya, Kaylie, Neaveh, Aaron, Stephen, Logan and Chloe; four brothers William H. Ellis, Arthur Clarence Ellis, Robert B. Ellis and Tracy L. Ellis; and one sister, Margaret Ellis; six nieces and eight nephews.Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday March 28, 2012, in the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.Burial in Head Springs, Valley Head, Ala.The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.Please share your thoughts and memories at are by Chattanooga Funeral Home East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga.

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