Ellis Lafate Trolinger, 95, of Hindsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Fayetteville. 

He was born Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1925, in Hindsville, to Grover and Essel Tidwell Trolinger.

Ellis married Phoeba Marie Phillips on April 6, 1947, at Hindsville; and together they were parents to four children. 

He was the first bulk feed truck driver for Tyson Foods, where he started working in 1953. He loved to grow a garden annually and enjoyed sharing his produce with friends and neighbors. Ellis lived at home and took care of his farm and yard until the age of 94. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Ellis was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Phoeba Trolinger; one son-in-law, Larry Mason; and two grandchildren, Leisa Oxier and Shawn Mason. 

He is survived by his son, Ronald Trolinger of Springdale; and three daughters and two sons-in-law, Vivian Mason of Highfill, Patricia and James Larson of Tontitown, and Dorothy and Arlis Oxier of Cave Springs; three grandchildren, Anthony Mason, Cynthia Reed and Denise Gunem; and five great-grandchildren, Christina Hall, Dominik Mason, Cadence Mason, Elianah Mason and Dakota Reed.

Funeral Services were held on Sept. 26, 2020, at Brashears Funeral Home with Loy Counts officiating. 

Pallbearers were AB Burton, Clifford Burton, Lonnie Burton, Cole Burton, Buck Evans, and Virgil Bohlen. 

Honorary pallbearers were Willard Anderson and AT Smith. 

Interment followed services at Colbaugh Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ellis’ name may be made to Willard Walker Hospice, 325 E Longview St, Fayetteville, AR 72703; or the Colbaugh Cemetery.  

Services were entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory, Huntsville.


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