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Thelma Price Ellis
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
There is still more sad news this Thursday morning. Thelma Price Ellis, mother of Don Ellis ('58) of VA, Barbara Ellis Preece ('62) of VA, and Chris Ellis ('64) of VA, and of the late Nelson Ellis, star athlete of the Class of 1956 (d. 28 Sept 2011), passed away at home in Newport News on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the age of 97.
From the Daily Press - 07/16/15:
Thelma Price Edwards
NEWPORT NEWS - Thelma P.
Ellis, 97, passed away peacefully in her home on July 14, 2015.
She was born in Surry County, Surry, Virginia on June 28, 1918, and was a Peninsula resident for 80 years. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Thelma was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Gordon Ellis; parents, Charles and Annie Rose Price of Bacon Castle; brother, Lloyd Price of Bacon Castle; and oldest son, Nelson Ellis of Newport News.
Survivors include her only daughter, Barbara Ellis Preece; two sons, Donald Ellis and Chris Ellis; three grandchildren, Joseph Gary, Boyd Fromherz and Tricia O'Grady; four great-grandchildren, Alec Fromherz, Madison Fromherz, Lisa O'Grady and Joshua O'Grady; her best friend, Anne Brown whom she has known for 40 years and worked with at Hofheimer's Shoe Store on Washington Avenue in Newport News. She also retired from Hofheimer's after 32 years.
The family will
receive friends from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Peninsula
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 20 at Peninsula Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Enscore officiating. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.
In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Bacon's Castle Cemetery
Association, C/O P.G. West, Jr., 5312 Colonial Trail, Surry, Va 23883 in
Thelma's honor. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at
Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Ellis' family and friends at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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"Lead Me Gently Home" midi and lyrics courtesy ofhttp://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Lead_Me_Gently_Home_Father/score/ - 05/16/08
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy ofhttp://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05
Red Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment, but it's been in my files since 02/01/05.
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