William Ellett Jr.

TUTWILER — William Richard “Bud” Ellett, Jr., age 71, a farmer, died Sunday, Dec. 2,  at his home.
Visitation is Tuesday, Dec. 4, 5 - 7 p.m. at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5,  with visitation 1– 2 p.m.. at Friendship Baptist Church  in Tutwiler, with burial following in Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.
Bud was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his daughter, Stephanie Melton (Billy) of Crowder; sisters, Shirley Burks of Bruce and Virginia Blankenship of Monroe, La.; grandchildren, William Nicholas “Scooter” Ellett, Will Melton, Luke Melton and Hailey Melton; and great-grandchildren, Garrett and Adelyn Ellett.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorinda Avent Ellett; parents, William R. “Bill” Ellett, Sr. and Colie Thompson Ellett; daughter, Bonnie Ellett; sister, Barbara Ann Johnson; brother, John Lynn “Bo” Ellett; and granddaughter, Kayla Ballard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Friendship Baptist Church, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or LeBonheur.