West Frankfort – Former West Frankfort Mayor Bob Ellis passed away Saturday afternoon. Ellis became mayor in 2004 when former Mayor Jack Woolard resigned. Along with serving as mayor, Ellis worked for over 40 years covering sports for the West Frankfort Daily American newspaper. 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.