BURLINGTON - Mr. Timothy "Buddy" Ely, 63, of Burlington, died at his residence Monday, July 8, 2013 at 6:45 p.m. after five years of declining health and a critical illness of two months.
A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Janice Faye Mills Ely who survives and the son of Paul Franklyn Ely and Helen Rich Ely, both deceased.
In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Gail Suggs and husband Andy of Burgaw, N.C. and Crystal Lynette Ellington of Burlington; six grandchildren, Jade, R.J., Adam, Bubba, Tamara and Jeremy; three brothers, Johnny Ely and wife Janet of Whitsett, David Lee Ely of Reidsville and Jeffery Lynn Ely of Burlington; a sister, Carolyn Gant and husband Richard of Adamsville, Tenn.; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Michelle Ward, Panhead and Dale Phillips; and his special companion, his dog "Sadie."
A memorial service will be held at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 by the Rev. Bennie Smith.
The family will receive friends following the memorial service Saturday at Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service. At other times the family will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com