Phyllis Ellis, 60, of Harriman

Mrs. Phyllis Ellis, age 60 of Harriman, passed away peacefully at home on April 13, 2017 after a brave and courageous battle with ALS. She worked at  Methodist Medical Center for many years before becoming a small business owner in Harriman.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Charles and Mary Kate Wright
And one sister: Mary Ellen Bailey.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years: Steve Ellis
Two sons: Randy Ellis and his wife Hannah and Jason Ellis, both of Harriman

One grandson: Bryson Ellis
Two brothers: Arnold and Calvin Wright
A special sister in law: Fay McDaniels
Special friends: Becky Tapp and Claude and Judy Prater
And host of other nieces, nephews, family, friends and loved ones.

The family will receive friends Monday April 17, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Swan Pond Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 8:00 PM with Rev. Wayne Nelson, Jason Roberts and Eddie Killion officiating. The graveside service will be held Tuesday April 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Swan Pond Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pall Bearers: Wayne Best, Kenyon Mee, Tony Brown, Dennis Ferguson, Tom McFarland, Larry Wayne Bridges, David Hacker and Jason Ellis.

The entire Roane County Commission will serve as honorary pall bearers.

Davis Funeral Home, Harriman honored to be serving the Ellis family.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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