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Billy Jack Ellington


Billy Jack Ellington, 82, a lifetime resident of Granville County passed away Monday, August 16, 2021 at Duke Medical Center.

He was the son of the late Ewell and Hettie Yarbough Ellington. Billy was a member of Concord Baptist Church. He worked with El Ross Insurance, Rain and Hail division and was a retired tobacco farmer.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the Eakes funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Robert Oliver and KJ Ellington. Burial will be in Rogers Family Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by 7 brothers Horace, Henry, Lex, Floyd, Richard, Jimmy and Lawrence Ellington, three sisters, Ida Mae Hicks and Blanch and Louise Delionbach.

Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Shirley Ellington of Stem, two sons, Dan Ellington of Stem, Bruce Ellington (Juanita) of Stem, 7 grandchildren , 14 great grandchildren and a sister, Christine Oliver (Ricky) of Rougemont.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 – 2:00 PM prior to the service at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.

Flowers are kindly accepted.


  • Rebecca H Goss Posted August 17, 2021 5:47 pm

    Sherley sorry to hear about Billy. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Harold Richard Posted August 17, 2021 8:44 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Billy was a good man. I know he will be missed by many. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Kenny Harp Posted August 17, 2021 9:26 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Billy’s death.I grew up with his family and will surely miss him.

  • Elizabeth Hall Posted August 18, 2021 2:07 am

    I am so sorry to hear about uncle Billy! Sending prayers! He will be missed!

  • Rose Taylor Posted August 18, 2021 3:42 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you. I know he will be missed so much by all of you.

  • Betty Hall Posted August 18, 2021 3:54 pm

    Shirley and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know how you feel. I lost my Jimmy 4 weeks ago this week. My prayers are with you and family.

  • Michelle Willis Posted August 18, 2021 10:22 pm

    Deepest sympathy to all of you. I know your hearts are broken. Please know that Jay and I are keeping you all in our prayers.

  • Valerie Carrigan Posted August 18, 2021 11:49 pm

    Our hearts are broken for the loss of your beloved Billy. Please know your family is in our hearts and prayers. May the Lord comfort you as He embraces Billy into His kingdom of love.

  • Mary Ann Lunsford Posted August 19, 2021 1:30 pm

    Billy was a special part of the Stem Ruritan Club. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Carolyn Roberson Posted August 19, 2021 5:12 pm

    Shirley, just found out about Billy.So sorry, I no he will be missed you guys were so close!!! Prayers!

  • Louise Ball Posted August 19, 2021 7:56 pm

    Shirley im so sorry to hear about Billys passing. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  • Patsy Cox Posted August 19, 2021 8:00 pm

    Prayers for all Famlies!

  • Ray Braxton Posted August 20, 2021 9:58 pm

    Shirley,Just learned of Billy’s passing ,my God’s healing spirit be with you and your family.

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