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Elwin M. Ellis

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SUMTER, S.C., -- Elwin M. Ellis, 81, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.

Born in Readsboro, Vt., he was a son of the late Charles Ellis and the late Arlean Lewis Ellis.

The Rev. Ellis was the former minister of Old Stone Baptist Church in North Bennington, Vt. He was a member of Wise Drive Baptist Church, the American Legion Post #15, and the V.F.W. He was an Army World War II veteran and served with the 89th Infantry, 3rd Battalion.

He was twice married, first to the late Lois Lillian Shoemaker Ellis, and later to Sylvia “Elaine” Ledbetter Ellis.

Surviving are his wife of Sumter; three sons, Lawrence Ellis, Rodney Ellis and Martin Ellis all of Sumter; a daughter, Beverly Liken of Philadelphia, Pa.; a sister, Marjorie Allard of Great Bend, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Wise Drive Baptist Church with the Rev. Dearld Sterling officiating.

Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Wise Drive Baptist Church Mission Trip Support Fund, 2751 S. Wise Drive, Sumter, SC 29150.

On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 22, 2006
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