Ellis Shelton Thompson

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Ellis S. Thompson

Mr. Ellis Shelton Thompson, 78, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loved ones.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug 27, in Hillcrest Cemetery, Newton Grove. Officiating the service was the Rev. Earl Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Ann of the home; daughter, Wanda Faircloth and husband Pete of Garland; sons, Steven Quinn and wife Nicole of Great Mills, Md., and Joseph Quinn and wife Crystal of Mt. Olive; step-mother, Virigina Thompson of Raleigh; brother, Donnie Thompson of Raleigh; sisters, Carolyn Perry of Raleigh, Rose McLamb of Newton Grove, Doris Blackman of Newton Grove and Debbie Edwards of Four Oaks. He leaves seven grandchildren, Brandi Goodchild and husband John of Newton Grove, Wayne Wiggins and wife Beth of Turkey, Kevin Wiggins and wife Ashley of Clinton, Sherry Colosky and husband Frankie of Salemburg, Meranda Quinn and husband Brandon of Mt. Olive, Zachary Quinn of Mt. Olive and Olivia Quinn of Great Mills, Md. Also to cherish his memory he leaves eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father Leonard B. Thompson and his mother Margaret M. Jernigan.

Memorials may be made to Piney Grove Baptist Church Baptist Men, 1818 N. McCullen Road, Faison, N.C. 28341.

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Services have been entrusted to West & Dunn Funeral Homes Inc., Newton Grove.

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Published in The Sampson Independent from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2018
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