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William R. Ellis

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Date published: 1/14/2014

William Russell Ellis, 80, of Falmouth died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Ellis was the former police chief of the Remington Police Department, a life member of the Falmouth Volunteer Fire Department, former chief of the Lake of the Woods Fire and Rescue, former chief of the Stafford Rescue Squad Co. 1, and a former auxiliary deputy for the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 290 and the Fraternal Order of Police.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Phyllis; son, Otis of Remington; grandson, Will of Lynchburg; brother, Glen and wife Jean of Snell; special niece and nephew, Jason and Charlene Monroe of Falmouth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Falmouth Cemetery.

Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.