Address: Frank Community, Avery County
Date of Death: Saturday, November 3rdArrangements: Yancey Funeral Services
Details: A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Luther and Margie Copper Ollis. He was preceded in death by his wife Mildred Buchanan Ollis, who passed away in 2010; sisters: Orpha Fascko, Pearl Gale and Ester Ward; brothers: Baxter Ollis, Ivan Ollis, and Vern Ollis. Roy was a life long member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where he was a deacon and the director of the church choir, served as the church treasurer and was the leader of the Boys RA Youth League. Roy was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Army. He worked at Tar Hill Mica for a number of years until his retirement.
Surviving are his daughters: Carolyn Huffman and husband, Conley, of Little Squirrel Creek Road and Joan Vance and husband, Roger, of Whitaker Branch Cemetery Road; sons Paul Ollis, of Cherokee, John Ollis and wife, Melissa, of the home; sister, Noonie “Ella” Antill, of Burnsville; brother, Lawrence Ollis, of Whitaker Branch Road; grandchildren: Keith Huffman, Cindy Turbyfill, Paul Ollis Jr., Lora Ollis, Johnsie Parker, Joseph Ollis, Crissy Vance, Jonathan Vance; thirteen great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 7th, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Carver Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Whitaker Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour at the church.