Ella Mae Tapscott

Ella Mae Tapscott, 72 of Elkhorn City, Ky. was born on Feb. 19, 1942 at Conway, Virginia to Dennis Smith and Ida Bartley Ratliff. She was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church and made her living as a beautician. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband; Joseph Dan Tapscott, her step-father; Bill Ratliff, sister; Linda Ellen Looney and a step sister: Sherry Ratliff. Survivors are uncles; Bill Bartley and Harold Bartley, an aunt; Mable Morrell, cousins and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel from 11:30 AM-2:00PM on Sunday with funeral services beginning at 2:00. Jerry Overstreet will officiate. Burial will follow in the Dow Brooks Cemetery at Draffin, Ky.


  1. Gloria Mosley says

    Dear Tapscott family,
    I’d like to express my condolence and deep regrets for your loss and share where I found help at a time such as this when I lost my entire family to our enemy death. I found comfort and hope in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 there it tells us we’ll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and at Isaiah25:8 we’re told that his enemy death will be gone forever. With these scriptures and jw.org I’m able to cope with my loss and get through each day because now I know I’ll see my love ones again and so can you. I wanted to share this with you now when hope and comfort is needed hoping that this will help you also in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time and please know that I do share your grief and hope you’ll feel free to let me know if this helped. I hope to hear from you. Sincerely, GM

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