Oh yeah! And if my memory serves me, they did this at least into the 80s (1980s not 1880s ;) ).
If someone else can confirm this, that would be great.
My fuzzy memories....
Giving the reason lasted into the late 60's or early 70's.
Stating "...has been disfellowshipped for conduct unbecoming a Christian" lasted thru the late 70's or early 80's.
Replaced by "...has been disfellowshipped [period]" thru the early 00's.
"...is no longer one of Jehovah's Witnesses" for the past 8-10 years.