Mr. Willie Eugene Ellis, 87, formerly of Sanford died October 16, 2013 at The Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro.
Mr. Ellis was born in Chatham County on April 9, 1926. He was one of eleven children born to John and Edna Johnson Ellis. Mr. Ellis retired from Federal Paperboard Company now International Paper. Following his retirement, he worked part-time for Hardees. He was a member of Hickory Mountain United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his daughter, Brenda Beal of Sanford; sons, Thomas Ellis of Bear Creek and Luke Ellis of Siler City; sisters, Fay Tisdale of Siler City and Ann Ring of Greensboro; brothers, James Ellis and Grady Ellis, both of Sanford, and Burnice Ellis of Bynum; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ozzie Jones Ellis, a son, James Eugene Ellis, and 5 sisters and brothers.
The service to celebrate the life of Mr. Willie Eugene Ellis will be held at one o’clock Saturday afternoon, October 19, 2013 from Hickory Mountain United Methodist Church, with Reverend Mary Ellen Bender and Reverend Ray Gooch presiding. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may visit with the family on from 6 – 8 pm Friday at Hall – Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro.
Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com.
Arrangements for Mr. Ellis are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service & Cremation, Pittsboro.