Obituaries

Geneva Newman
B: 1941-09-24
D: 2017-12-09
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Newman, Geneva
Filemon Olivarez
B: 1950-03-08
D: 2017-12-07
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Olivarez, Filemon
Elizabeth "Libbie" Kuehler
B: 1955-01-31
D: 2017-12-04
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Kuehler, Elizabeth "Libbie"
Erma Herrera
B: 1975-08-13
D: 2017-11-24
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Herrera, Erma
Jamye Johnson
B: 1958-03-18
D: 2017-11-18
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Johnson, Jamye
Lauranette Mason
B: 1922-03-12
D: 2017-11-15
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Mason, Lauranette
Joan Ornelas
B: 1965-05-09
D: 2017-11-12
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Ornelas, Joan
JoAnn Reeves
B: 1940-07-12
D: 2017-11-09
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Reeves, JoAnn
Deborah Thomas
B: 1953-04-25
D: 2017-11-08
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Thomas, Deborah
Bobby "Bob" Rector
B: 1946-01-12
D: 2017-11-07
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Rector, Bobby "Bob"
Jane Sealey
B: 1936-07-13
D: 2017-11-05
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Sealey, Jane
Delbert Atwood
B: 1962-12-06
D: 2017-11-04
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Atwood, Delbert
Judy Mimms
B: 1950-05-27
D: 2017-11-02
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Mimms, Judy
Winifred Dykes
B: 1918-07-06
D: 2017-10-31
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Dykes, Winifred
Robert Sherley
B: 1942-11-16
D: 2017-10-27
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Sherley, Robert
Reynaldo Melendez
B: 1944-03-04
D: 2017-10-23
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Melendez, Reynaldo
Michael Jones
B: 1952-10-29
D: 2017-10-18
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Jones, Michael
Jose Ambriz
B: 1943-08-01
D: 2017-10-16
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Ambriz, Jose
Josie Toscano
B: 1938-10-01
D: 2017-10-16
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Toscano, Josie
Charlotte Holt
B: 1947-05-11
D: 2017-10-14
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Holt, Charlotte
Philip Barker
B: 1954-10-06
D: 2017-10-14
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Barker, Philip

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Todd W. Ellis, Owner

Todd W. Ellis has lived in Muleshoe, Texas all of his life. He grew up in a family owned Funeral Business established in 1959 when his parents Frank H. Ellis and Sally Ellis moved to Muleshoe to take over the management of the Funeral Home there. Todd graduated from Muleshoe High School. He attended South Plains College and West Texas State University before obtaining a Mortuary Science degree from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. Todd became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in 1984. Todd and his wife Starla became owners in Ellis Funeral Home Inc. and Ellis and Sons Inc. in 1988. Todd is a past president of the Panhandle Funeral Directors Assn. and was selected the Panhandle Funeral Director of the year in 1998-1999. He has also served on the Texas Funeral Directors Assn. Board in Austin, Texas. Todd also served a term as the Vice President of the Texas Funeral Directors Services Inc. Board. He currently serves on TFDA’s Disaster Committee.  
 Todd served his County as Justice Of The Peace in Bailey County for Eighteen years. He served his Country as Commander of The National Disaster Medical Systems Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team in Region VI of the United States for 12 years and has been active in working disasters in the United States since 1993.
Todd is a member of the First Baptist Church in Muleshoe and the Muleshoe Rotary Club.
Todd and his wife Starla have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of service to the Families of Muleshoe, Morton, Earth, Sudan, and the surrounding areas.

Starla Ellis, Owner

Starla has lived in Muleshoe all of her life, and is the daughter of Ronnie and Donna Black. She married Todd in 1983, and has ever since been a part of the funeral business. They have two sons and a daughter-in-law; Colt Ellis and Dusty and Lindsey Clayton. She is a member of the First Baptist Church in Muleshoe. She works at the funeral home with her husband and son helping when the need arises

Colt B. Ellis, Vice President- Manager
Email: cellis@ellisfuneralhomes.com

Colt is a license funeral director and embalmer. He is the son of Todd and Starla, and a lifetime resident of the Muleshoe community. He graduated from Muleshoe High School in 2008, and attended West Texas A&M University for a couple of years. While working on a finance degree at West Texas he decided to pursue a career in the funeral industry with his family. He graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 2011, and has since been home working for his parents. Colt was elected to the Muleshoe City Council in 2013. He is a member of the Texico-Farwell Rotary Club. Colt is also a member of the First Baptist Church in Muleshoe.

Joe Champouillon, Funeral Director/Embalmer
Email: joe@ellisfuneralhomes.com

Joe was born into a military family in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. He started his school years in Lawton/Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, and graduated high school there. He then attended Stephen F. Austin University for two years before entering U.S. Marine Corps. He served in the military from 1971 to 1975. After returning home to Oklahoma he attended Cameron University. During this time is when he began to work for Becker Funeral Home; leading him to attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. He graduated from mortuary school in 1977. He continued to work for Becker Funeral Home until 1986. He then moved to Clovis, New Mexico, to work for Dexter Todd at Steed-Todd Funeral Home. In April 2014 he came to work for Todd & Colt at Ellis Funeral Homes. He is licensed in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Joe is married to Rhonda Jones, and she teaches at Gattis Middle School in Clovis, New Mexico. Joe & Rhonda are members of the First Baptist Church in Muleshoe. He has two children Philip & Sarah.

Kelly Quisenberry, Funeral Assistant

Kelly is a lifetime resident of the Springlake - Earth community. She and her husband Danny live in Earth. They have two children and two grandchildren. Kelly graduated from Springlake - Earth High School, South Plains College, and Texas Tech University. She is a member of the Earth Church of Christ. Kelly came to work at Ellis Funeral Homes in March of 2014. She is considering obtaining her Funeral Directors license in the future.

Lori Bales, Administrative Assistant
Email: ellisfh@ellisfuneralhomes.com

Lori has been with Ellis Funeral Homes since June 2013. She has lived in Muleshoe since 1986. She is married to Kem Bales, a Muleshoe native. They have two children, Tanner and his wife, Jessica and Bailey, and two grandchildren. Lori attended Texas Tech University. She and her family are members of the First United Methodist Church in Muleshoe.

Andre Lynn, Funeral Director/Embalmer

Andre graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1975, and has been with Ellis Funeral Home since 2000. He loves the funeral industry and has a total of 37 years of experience. He considered Frank H. Ellis a great friend and a great funeral director. Since working for the funeral home the Ellis family has been like family to him, and really enjoys working for such a family oriented company.

Pat Weber, Receptionist/Funeral Assistant

Pat has work for the funeral home since 2007. She is married to Raymond D. Weber, and they have 2 daughters Christy and Amanda. She is a lifelong resident of Cochran County, and a graduate of Whiteface High School. They are members of the First Baptist Church in Whiteface.

Jerry Carpenter, Receptionist/Funeral Assistant

Jerry has worked for Ellis Funeral Homes since 2010, and been a great asset to all the funeral homes. He is a receptionist at Parson-Ellis Funeral Home and a funeral assistant. Even though his main location is in Earth he helps at all locations from time to time assisting our directors with services. Jerry and his wife live in Earth, and are members of the First Baptist Church.