Ausbon Ellis

Published 11:11 am Friday, October 7, 2016

Mr. Ausbon Ellis, 87, of Advance died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at his home.

He was born Dec. 30, 1928 in Davie County to William Albert and Nancy McBride Ellis.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Dorothy Cope Ellis; 5 brothers, Ben, Gilmer, Luther, W.A. “Al” and F.R. “Shorty” Ellis; and 4 sisters, Katherine Ellis, Louise Bennett, Ruth Sheek and Betty Fry.

Surviving: 2 daughters, Judy Snider and husband Wayne, and Carol Ellis; a son, Kenny Ellis and wife Rachel; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 4 great -great-grandchildren; a brother, Gene Ellis; and 2 sisters, Nancy Dinkins and Patsy Sheets and husband Richard.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Macedonia Moravian Church with the Rev. Zach Dease officiating. Burial will follow the service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel.