Ellen McCrary (1933 - 2012)

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Ellen Siachos McCrary


Ellen Siachos McCrary, 79, beloved mother, "Nana", sister, aunt and friend met her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Saturday, June 16, 2012, following an extended illness.

Born March 3, 1933, adored daughter of Arthur T. and Bessie Siachos, she was a nursing student at Greenville Hospital System and a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Ellen was predeceased by her husband, Roger K. McCrary and sister and brother-in-law, Thalia and Manuel Vurnakes.

Surviving are her devoted children, including two daughters, Laura Mills and husband Doug, Julie James and husband Roger, and three sons, Roger McCrary and wife Beth, Bruce McCrary and wife Terri, and Joel McCrary. She was the cherished Nana of her grandchildren, Matt and Keri Mills, Chris Mills, Nick and Sarah Mills, Ashley and Greg Carpenter, Jenna, Andrew, and Marcus James, Bonnie, Natalie, Molly, Rocky, Ryan, Michael, Zachary, Joanna, James, and Joseph McCrary; and her two great-grandchildren, Graham and Allie Mills. Also surviving are her brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Tom A. Siachos and Maria. She will be remembered as a special aunt, "Thea Ellen" to a large and loving family of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Monday, June 18, 2012, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown, with Trisagion beginning at 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Downtown Chapel of Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, with the committal service following in Mountain View Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the or .

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Gentiva Hospice, especially Cynthia Roach and Keren Ibebunjo and to Ellen's devoted caregivers, Virginia Curenton, Tanya "Neetsie" Carter, and Rose Mayo for the care they provided to Ellen during her illness.

The family will be at the home of Ellen's son, Joel McCrary, 7 Stone Lake Dr., Greenville.

Funeral Home
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel
639 North Main Street Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 232-6733
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Greenville News on June 18, 2012
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