Age: 72 Address: Spruce Pine Date of Death: Monday, May 5, 2014 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service
Details: Robert Wayne Ellis of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 5th at the Mitchell House.
A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Arnold and Dovie Evelyn Duncan Ellis. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Linda Shipman Ellis; sisters: Leona Ellis, Jennie Hollifield and her husband, Fred and Jean Burleson and her husband, Fred; brothers: Harold Ellis and his wife, Grace, Ernest Ellis and his first wife, Billie and Jack Ellis and his wife, Juanita Ellis Holbrook; and a sister-in-law, Judy Ellis. Wayne was a life-long member of Pine Branch Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school. His proudest accomplishment was during his late 30’s where he was a counselor for the Billy Graham Crusade in Asheville. He was a manager for Fortner Insurance Agency for 15 years.
Surviving are his sons: Lee Ellis and wife, Amy, of Spruce Pine and Robert Eric Ellis and wife, Brenda, of Boone; brothers: Phillip Ellis of Spruce Pine and Charles Dean Ellis, and wife, Rosalyn, of Spruce Pine; sister-in-law, Lucille Ellis of Bakersville; grandchildren: Wayne Palmer Ellis and India Leigh Ellis. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7th at Pine Branch Baptist Church. Rev. Steve Williams will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. prior to the funeral service at the church. Private family graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Pine Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to BOM Ministries, PO Box 1103, Weaverville, NC 28787 or Outreach for Jesus, 1278 Hwy 461, Somerset, KY, 42503.
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