John Larry "Skippy" Ellington, 68, died March 23, 2019 at his residence in Kosciusko, MS. Visitation will be 5 pm til 8 pm Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Southern Funeral Home in Durant. Services will be 2 pm Friday, March 29, 2019 also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sallis Cemetery in Sallis, MS.
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Mr. Ellington was born December 1, 1950 to Nola Odom Ellington and Allie Ellington. For 34 years he was the street and water superintendent for the City of Durant. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Durant and had served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors are his wife, Martha Ellington; son, Joe A. Ellington (Lauren) of Madison, daughter, Tabetha Daves (Terry) of Kosciusko; brother, Jack Ellington of Kosciusko; sister, Shirley Williams of Thomastown and 6 grandchildren.