Former West Frankfort Mayor passes away

WEST FRANKFORT — Former West Frankfort Mayor Bob Ellis passed away Saturday afternoon.

Ellis became mayor in 2004 when former Mayor Jack Woolard resigned. That’s according to WSIL-TV.

Not only was Ellis mayor, he worked for over 40 years at the now shuttered West Frankfort Daily American newspaper where he covered sports. He also served on the John A. Logan Board of Trustees and was voted West Frankfort Citizen of the Year in 2016.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced at this time.