Nashville resident and Warren County native Overton Elbern “Ebbie” Hillis, 67, was born May 9, 1948 and died Dec. 6, 2015 at Alive Hospice in Nashville following an extended illness.
A retired supervisor with the elevator division at Nashville Machine Company where he was employed for 48 years, and a veteran of the Tennessee National Guard, he was the son of the late Elbern Overton and Mary Fugate Hillis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Stevie Hillis.
He was married April 5, 1997 to Penney Hamilton Hillis of Nashville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Tyra and Mark Tutor of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Elisha and Barry Pressly of Suwanne, Ga.; daughter of the heart, Trina (David) Desforges of Hermitage; four grandchildren, Thea Tutor, Tai Pressly, Zoe Tutor and Kitt Pressly; brother Gary T. Hillis of McMinnville; sister, Sandra Panter of the Irving College community; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at High’s Chapel with Bobby Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow at Crain Hill Cemetery in Van Buren County. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at High’s. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, or you favorite charity.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.