Nellie Rose Whitley Ellis, 74, of Apex, died Wednesday, June 24, 2009. Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Monday in the Montlawn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park. A native of Johnston County, Nellie was the daughter of the late William and Ivine Holder Whitley. Nellie is survived by her brother, William B. Whitley, Sr.; sister in-law, Betty Whitley; niece, Carolyn Whitley; nephews, William B. Whitley, Jr., Larry Whitley and Dexter Whitley, all of Apex. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday prior to the service. Arrangements by Montlawn Funeral Home, 2911 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh (www.montlawn.com
Published by The News & Observer on Jun. 28, 2009.