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Updated: 04/10/2014 02:26:01PM

Charles Alexander Ellsworth

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Charles Alexander Ellsworth, known as “B” by family and friends, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014.

He was born March 24, 1988, in Arcadia, and was considered a lifelong resident of DeSoto County.

Growing up, Charles enjoyed hog hunting with his Dad and hanging out with friends. He was an adventurous and mischievous “River Rat” who often could be found swimming around and jumping from the Fort Ogden, Fla., railroad truss. He worked as a pipe layer for his Dad’s excavating business. Charles enjoyed life and was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Ogden.

Charles is survived by his mother, Vicki (Daron) Steele of Arcadia; father, Charlie (Jimmie Martin) Ellsworth of North Dakota; maternal grandparents, Cathy and Nicholas Post of Arcadia; paternal grandparents, Kathy Dorminey of Arcadia and Don Ellsworth of Englewood, Fla.; siblings, Ethan Ellsworth of Arcadia, Andria Ellsworth of Arcadia, Kattie Ellsworth of Arcadia, Jenna Steele of Sarasota, Fla., Alexandra Steele of Arcadia, Hunter Martin of North Dakota, and Alfredo Martin of North Dakota; nephews, Landon and Noah; and numerous cousins.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Fort Ogden. Burial will follow at Fort Ogden Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.

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