December 15, 2001
LAWNDALE - Mrs. Mary Ellis, 85, of 118 Carriage Court, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at White Oak Manor of Shelby.
A native of Lenoir, she was a charter member of Ledford Grove Baptist Church and retired from Dover Mill where she was a spinner.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Carrie Mott Ellis; her husband, Clemmie Ledford; stepdaughter, Geneva Wright; a brother, Thomas Ellis and two sisters, Illa Burgess and Florence Chester.
She is survived by her stepdaughter, Mary Ellen Ward of Lawndale; eight stepgrandchildren; 13 stepgreat-grandchildren; neices and nephews.
The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Ledford Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Jackie Price and Rufus Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 7:30 at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Ledford Grove Baptist Church, 118 Carriage Court, Lawndale, NC, 28090.