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William Norman Ellis

December 2, 1927 July 14, 2017
William Norman Ellis
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A funeral service for William Norman Ellis, 89, of Kershaw, will be held at 4:00 o’clock p.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017, in the sanctuary of Kershaw Second Baptist Church. The Revs. Dr. Bill Mackey and Ronnie Hinson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Kershaw City Cemetery with military honors and Masonic rites.

Mr. Ellis died Friday morning, July 14, 2017, at NHC-Columbia. Born December 2, 1927, in the Fork Hill community of Heath Springs, SC, he was a son of the late Fred Lee and Cora Lee Hinson Ellis. He was the youngest and last surviving of his siblings. Mr. Ellis enlisted in the US Navy and served his country over 3 years. He served during World War II on the USS Mustin and USS Bausell. He was employed for 40 years at Grace Bleachery and had worked for Superior Electric and Kershaw Recreation Department. Mr. Ellis was a member of Kershaw Second Baptist Church where he had served as deacon, Sunday School Teacher, RA Leader and Training Union Director and in other capacities. He was a lifetime member of Fork Hill Masonic Lodge # 316 and had served as past master. Mr. Ellis was preceded in death by loving wife of 57 years, Macie Glenda Hendrix Ellis and his siblings, Ray Ellis, Robert Ellis, Fred Ellis, Max Ellis, Georgia Adams and Evelyn Mackey.

Surviving are his daughter, Norma Jean E. Mobley and her husband Alton of Columbia; 2 sons, Jerome H. Ellis and his wife Robbie of Kershaw and James Clay “Jimmy” Ellis and his wife Ruth of Columbia; six grandchildren, Paul H. Mobley of Fort Mill, Mary Alison Anderson and her husband Matt of Blythewood, William Robert “Will” Ellis of Kershaw, James Clay Ellis, Jr. of Anderson, Susan E. Ellis and Macie R. Ellis both of Columbia; two great grandchildren, Perrin Elizabeth Anderson and William Everett Anderson both of Blythewood and several special nieces and nephews.

The family will greet friends immediately following the burial at Baker Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Mr. Ellis may be made to Kershaw Second Baptist Church- Building Fund, 7737 Kershaw-Camden Highway, Kershaw, SC 29067.

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