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GAFFNEY, SC-- Harold Delane Ellis, 88, of 212 Maple Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was first married to the late Nannie Mae Sanders Ellis, was the husband of Doris Peeler Ruppe Ellis of the home, and was the son of the late Walton Edgar Ellis and Connie Byars Ellis. Mr. Ellis was a graduate of Gaffney High School, retired from textiles, was a U.S. Navy and Army World War II and Korean War veteran, and was a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, is a stepson, David Sparks and wife, Linda of Gaffney; two stepdaughters, Genelle Sims and husband, Larry of Gaffney and Merrill Ruppe of Myrtle Beach; a brother, Robert Ellis and wife, Phyne of Gaffney; twelve grandchildren; a special dog, Lucky. He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Elaine Overcash.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 PM on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Blakely Funeral Home. Funeral services will immediately follow at 3:00 PM in the Blakely Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Scott Peterson officiating. Interment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens with military honors.
Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 822 Providence Road, Gaffney, SC 29341.
The family will be at the residence, 212 Maple Drive, Gaffney.
An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com.
Blakely Funeral Home
Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory - Gaffney
1047 Chesnee Highway P.O. Box 850 Gaffney, SC 29341
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2013