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July 25, 1959 – Octo. 19, 2022

Ellis Wayne Butts Freeman, born on July 25, 1959, went to his heavenly home on Oct. 19, 2022.

Ellis was preceded in death by his mother, Willie E. Freeman Butts; his father, Ralph O. Butts; paternal grandfather, Gerald Orville Butts; paternal grandmother, Bessie Ward Butts; maternal grandfather, William E. Freeman and maternal grandmother, Delilah Wilson Freeman.

He is survived by his wife, Jan Philen Freeman; daughter, Sarah Freeman Faulkner (Brett); grandson, Seth Faulkner; granddaughter, Sage Faulkner of Birmingham; step-sons, Andrew Phelps (Summer) and Thomas Phelps; siblings, Edward O. Butts (Sonja), Faye Hood Stewart (John), Elton M. Butts (Teresa), Janice Taylor, Danice Bowen, Eric L. Butts (Mavis); brothers-in-law, Mike Philen (Jennifer) and Randal Philen; sister-in-law, Martha Philen Gafford; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A private service will be held a later date.

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