Ellis Watson, age 81, of New Castle, Ind., formerly of the Norwood
community in Kentucky, went to be with the Lord on Wedne-sday, August
3, 2016 at Lindberg Crossing Senior Living in Anderson, Ind.
He was born in Monticello, Ky. on July 27, 1935, son of the late
John Otto and Algie Cora (Martin) Watson.
He was a minister of the Gospel, who pastored churches throughout
Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan. A big part of his ministry was
evangelistic work and revival meetings. He began the work at New
Hope Holiness Church in Lewisville, Ind. and of late attended
Southside Church of the Nazarene in New Castle.
He was also a self-employed building contractor with a master
electricians license involved with residential and commercial
Through this experience he built several churches in Kentucky and
He is survived by three sons—Wade and (Teresa) Watson of Trafalgar,
Ind., Terry and (Nancy) Watson of New Castle, Ind. and Randy and
(Carol) Watson of Science Hill, Ky.; six grandchildren; seven great-
grandchildren; siblings—Sevilla Upchurch of Fishers, Ind., Cathy
Gobel Sutton of Monticello, Ky., John D. Watson of Monticello, Ky.
and Reed and (Donna) Watson of Science Hill, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his wife—Susie Hollars Watson; brothers—
Phil and wife Lucille Watson, Rayola Watson, Bill Watson and Jay C.
Watson; sister—Sylvia and husband Glenn McFalls; brother-in-law—
Charlie Upchurch, as well as many dear members of the Hollars family.
Graveside services were held Monday, August 8, 2016 at Parnell
Cemetery in Monticello, Ky. with Bro. Scott Thrasher officiating.
Burial was in the Parnell Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com
Morris and Hislope Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Published on August 9, 2016