CEDAR GROVE - Minister Ira Lazarus Ellison, "Pop," 87, born Aug. 25, 1925, died Sunday at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
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The funeral will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Lee's Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the funeral in the church.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Brackens Ellison, of the home; one daughter, Fannie Ellison, of Cedar Grove; foster children, Eula Allison, Albert Allison (Mary), Stuart Allison (Catherine), Carolyn Allison, Mae Allison and Jeanette Hester; a special nephew, Larry Donnell Ellison, and stepson, Arbie Lee Garth; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
His son, Ira Richard Ellison, and foster son, William Jennings Jr., predeceased him.
A public viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Chavis-Parker Funeral Home Chapel.
Published in TheTimesNews.com from Jan. 1 to Jan. 2, 2013