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Melba Ellis Aiken

1925 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Melba Ellis Aiken Obituary
Melba Ellis Aiken

September 16, 1925 - June 9, 2018


On Saturday, June 9, 2018, the faith of Melba Ellis Aiken, 92, of Clayton became sight as she was welcomed home by her beloved Savior. Born September 16, 1925 to Rufus (Ezra) Ellis and Norma Cutts Rambeau Ellis in Angier, NC, she moved to Clayton, NC on December 31, 1940 at the age of 15. She retired from Nationwide Insurance in 1986. Melba spent 75 years serving Jesus and loving her church family as a treasured member of Amelia Christian Church in Clayton. She was preceded in death by brothers, Joe and Roy Ellis of Clayton, and sisters, Rochelle Hockaday, Mattie Daily, Aileen Hockaday, and Joyce Avery, all of Clayton. Surviving are daughters, Marie Hargis and husband Durwood, and Susan Canady, both of Clayton; son, Dale Aiken and wife, Cindy of Benson; grandchildren, Greg Hargis and wife, Becky, Kelly Young and husband, Troy, Heather Lee and husband, Brad, Robin Canady and wife, Nicole, Kevin Canady, Charlie Aiken and wife, Tambrie, and Miles and Michael Weymer; great grandchildren, Evan, Emma, Samuel, Malachi, Judah, Abby, Korey, Sarah and Wallace; a sister, Muriel Penny of Clayton; and numerous nieces and nephews. She leaves a tremendous legacy of deep, enduring faith in Jesus Christ and unconditional love.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Amelia Christian Church with the interment following at Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM Wednesday morning at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Amelia Christian Church, 1696 Amelia Church Rd., Clayton, NC 27520 or to the . Online condolences may be made to the Aiken family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com Arrangements are with McLaurin Funeral Home, Clayton.
Published in The News & Observer on June 12, 2018
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