Eller Family Obituary Listings

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Anna Virginia Staley Cleary

Mrs. Anna Virginia Cleary, age 84, wife of Millard J. Cleary, of North Old Highway 16, Millers Creek, NC, died Tuesday, December 9, 2003, at her home.

Mrs. Cleary was born November 13, 1919 in Wilkes County to William and Annie Eller Staley. She was a member of Union Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband of the home, are one daughter, Ruth Dancy of Statesville; one sister, Julia Staley of Millers Creek; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 12, at Miller Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steve Faw and the Rev. Mace Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Staley Cemetery. Miller Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements. (Journal-Patriot)

Ben C. Miller

Ben C. Miller was born Jan. 7, 1887 and departed this life Friday, Nov. 5, 1954, making his stay on earth 67 years, 9 months and 28 days. He was the son of the late F. M. and Martha Jane Miller. He was married to Katie Alma Eller on February 10, 1905. To this union were born 5 children, Frances Lee Jones, Henry Paul Miller, Lester Vance Miller, Vesta Berniece Eller, Jessie Kate Aberts. His first wife preceeded him in death Nov. 26, 1925.

On July 3, 1927 he was united in marriage to Ella Amanda Burkett. To this union were born three children, Ben Burkett Miller, Marion Hal Miller and Mary Jane Miller. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Bessie Miller.

He leaves to mourn his passing a kind and loving wife, 8 children, 10 grand children, 1 great grandchild, 1 sister, 2 nieces, 2 nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at North Fork Primitive Baptist church, Sunday evening, November 7. Elders Ed Davis and G. D. Roten and Rev. Carol Burkett conducted the service.

He received a hope in Christ and united with North Fork Primitive Baptist church on the second Saturday in September 1920 and remained a faithful member until death. He was afflicted from childhood but bore his afflictions with patience, always looking to Jesus the author and finisher of his faith. When Christ comes the second time without sin unto salvation to gather his people home, the grave that holds him now, will hold him no longer. He will rise up with all the redeemed family of God. Those that are alive and remain on earth shall not hinder them that sleep.

Betty Sue Eller Harris

Mrs. Betty Sue Eller Harris, age 59, of Hidden Valley Drive, North Wilkesboro, NC, died Monday, January 13, 2003 at her home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday 1:00 PM, January 16, 2003 at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel with the Rev. James Little and the Rev. John A. Speaks officiating. Burial will be in the Harris Cemetery.

Mrs. Harris was born March 3, 1943 in Wilkes County to Dovie Minnie Eller. She was a supervisor with the Budd Group.

She is survived by: her husband, Julius Harris, Sr. of the home; one daughter, Alisa Harris Brown of Wilkesboro; two sons, Julius Harris, Jr. of Wilkesboro, Jason Michael Harris of Myrtle Beach; one sister, Brenda Horton of North Wilkesboro; one brother, Jack Eller of North Wilkesboro and one grandchild.

The family will receive friends at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Wednesday night from 7 until 8.  (Reins-Sturdivant website)

Betty Lou Wood Eller

Betty Lou Wood Eller, 81, formerly of Moundsville and a resident of Warren, MI, died Thursday, July 5, 2001, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI.

She was born June 3, 1920 in Moundsville, the daughter of the late Cecil Eric and Augusta Sims Wood. She was preceded in death by her husband, John David (J.D.) Eller in 1973 and her brother Ishamael Eric Wood in 1982. Betty worked for the Moundsville Daily Echo after graduating from Moundsville High School in 1936, where she met her husband J.D. Eller, also working at the Echo.

Surviving are her daughter, Augusta D. of St. Clair Shores, MI and son John W. of Warren, MI.

The body was cremated. A memorial service may be held in the future.  Submitted by Augusta Eller.

Billy Otto Eller

Billy Otto Eller, 69, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Cannon Hospital (Greenville, South Carolina).

Survivors: Wife, Janie Hunter Eller; sons and daughters-in-law, Clay Eller of Liberty, Dennis and Debbie Eller of Norris, David and Dede Eller of Pickens, Danny and Ashley Eller of Dacusville, and Dale Eller of Central; daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Stephen King of Travelers Rest, Cindy and Randy Reid of Pickens, Sheila and Lloyd Cantrell of Six Mile, and Kim Eller of Greenville; and 16 grandchildren. Predeceased: A son, Otto Eller; and parents, Fred and Mary Breedlove Eller.

Service: 2 p.m. today at the funeral chapel. Burial: Mount Zion Cemetery. Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home.

Clayton James Eller

Clayton James Eller, age 10, of Germantown Road, Wilkesboro, NC, died Sunday, December 14, 2003 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 18, at 2:00 at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel with the Rev. Frank Cooper and the Rev. Bud Laws officiating. Burial will be in Scenic Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Eller was born in Wilkes County, March 19, 1993 to James Keith Byers and Angela Dawn Eller. He was a student at Moravian Falls Elementary School.

Clayton is survived by his father, James Keith Byers of Moravian Falls; his mother, Angela Dawn Eller of Wilkesboro; one brother, Devin Byers of Moravian Falls; grandparents, Mamie Eller of Wilkesboro and Bertie and James Byers of Moravian Falls; great grandmother, Bessie Holland of Boone.

The family will receive at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home from 6:00 until 8:00 Wednesday, December 17, 2003.  (Reins-Sturdivant website)


Cleo Howard Eller

Cleo Howard Eller, 71, of Sparta (Tennessee) passed away Sunday, October 14, 2001.  Eller was born March 20, 1930, in White County, the daughter of Ransom Howard and Lillie Mae Williams Howard. She was a LPN.    

Services were Tuesday, October 16, 2001, in the Thurman Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Plainview Cemetery. Brother Charlie Myers officiated.  

Eller was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Ray Eller; parents, sister, Mary Matthews; and brother, Henry Howard.  Survivors include her daughter, Karen Eller Seals of Sparta; son, Dennis Eller of Sparta; brothers, Bill Howard of Sparta; Horace Howard of Sparta; sisters, Ann Hall of MI; Rose Collingwood of IL; Kay Weber of Sparta; Lillian Evans of Sparta; four grandchildren, Anna Young of Sparta; Wayman Eller of Sparta; Bethany Seals of Sparta; Daniel Eller of McMinnville; great-grandson, Jacob Young; and several nieces and nephews.  

Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  Mountain View, Spencer, TN.  Fri, 19 Oct 2001.

Clifford Washington Nichols

Mr. Clifford Washington Nichols, age 70, of Crest Oak Drive, Wilkesboro, died Saturday, January, 3, 2004, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Nichols was born June 8, 1933, in Wilkes County to Dossie and Fannie Mae Eller Nichols. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and served in the Medical Corps.

Surviving are one daughter, Debby Nunn of Wilkesboro; one stepson, Allen McManus of Tobaccoville; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services were held Tuesday, January 6, at Miller Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dean Rector officiating. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 107 Jim McCarter Road, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659. Miller Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.

Conley J. Eller

ELLER, Conley J., 63, Mountain City, died April 19, 1997. Native of Johnson County, TN, son of late Floyd and Nancy Stanley Eller.

Preceded in death by wife, Betty, two brothers, one half-brother and one sister. Survivors include one brother, Roy Eller of Mountain City; one half-brother, Vernie Manuel, Briston, TN; two sisters, June Eller, Mountain City and Maudina Moore, Lynchburg, VA.

Interment: Phillippi Cemetery.

Cora Eller Harrison

NOBLESVILLE, IN - Mrs. Cora (Eller) Harrison, aged 66, widow of Cord Harrison, a former Noblesville business man, passed away at her home, 408 S. 9th street, Monday (July 20, 1942) evening after having been in poor health for some months. Recently her condition became serious and the end had been expected.  (born: Dec. 26, 1875, Hamilton County, IN)

Services in charge of Mrs. Horace Brown, reader for the Christian Science church, will be held at the funeral home of Evans, Godby and Trout at 4 p.m.  Wednesday and burial will take place in Crownland Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary at any time until the hour for the services.

Mrs. Harrison is survived by one son, Robert, of Indianapolis, and two half sisters, Mrs. Edward Klepfer of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Josie Hartman of Fishers. Frank Harrison of Noblesville is a brother-in-law.  Mrs. Harrison was a daughter of Joseph Eller, one of the pioneer farmers of Delaware township and spent her entire life in Hamilton county. The husband, who was a son of John Harrison, also a prominent farmer in the southern part of the county two generations ago, died 23 years ago. He established, owned and operated the drug store at the corner of 8th and Division streets for many years and following his death in 1919 the widow took over the place and conducted the business for a long time. She disposed of it when her health began to fail and she could no longer give the business the personal attention that it required.

Mrs. Harrison had a large circle of acquaintances. She did a large amount of charity work among those in need about which no one knew except her intimate friends. The latter say some of her gifts were large and they were distributed among many persons. A close friend of Mrs. Harrison asked the Ledger to make this statement:  "She would never say anything about the charitable acts she performed but now I think she should be given credit for what she ahs done. She gave assistance to dozens in need and she was always delighted that she could help someone."

Dorothy Giesy Eller

Dorothy Giesy Eller, Lawrence, Kansas, died Monday, April 12, 2004, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence. She was 91.

She was born Aug. 12, 1912, at Syracuse, Kan., the daughter of Clifford and Veta (Sherwood) Giesy.

She moved to Coffey County in 1913. She graduated from Burlington High School and attended Emporia State Teacher’s College. She taught at Strawn Country School in Coffey County for five years. She moved to Lawrence in 1936, and worked at the Jay Shoppe for 20 years, retiring in 1974. She later volunteered at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital gift shop for a number of years.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, LMH Auxiliary, past president of La Sertoma Club, and past member of Unibridge Club.

She married Leo Laurence Eller July 5, 1936, at Burlington. He died Sept. 23, 1982.

Survivors include a son, Neal Eller, Lawrence; a daughter, Carol Eller McCaffrey, Lawrence; a foster daughter, Lavell Sherrill, Mounds, Okla.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two foster grandchildren; and three foster great-grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday, April 15, at First United Methodist Church, Lawrence. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care in Douglas County, First Methodist Church or Lawrence Humane Society in care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044-8260.

Edora Eller Harris

CHERRYVILLE, NC — Edora Eller Harris, 93, of 311 South Mulberry Street, died Jan. 7, 2002. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Cherryville where she was a member. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery in Statesville.

Born in Robbinsville, she was a former public school teacher and worked with the Gaston County Health Department and was a member of the Gaston County Homemakers and the Open Book Club. At her church she was a Sunday School teacher, a member of the Mae Harrelson Class, the Lola Allran Circle, the Young at Heart, the United Methodist Women and held many local and district offices.

Survivors include two daughters, Mattie Capps of Charlotte, and Nancy Catena of Cherryville; two brothers, Dr. J. Gerald Eller of Arden, and Hugh Eller of Robbinsville; one sister, Hildred Millsaps of Robbinsville; five grandchildren, Bobbie Capps Luckadoo, Patsy Capps Brandon, Samuel R. Capps Jr., Patti Catena Osburn, and Michael Catena; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 601 N. Pink St., Cherryville, N.C. 28021.  Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Yoho Eller

Funeral services for Mrs Charles A (Elizabeth Yoho) Eller were held Tuesday, 28 March 1967, from the Iams funeral home in New Martinsville, WV.  Rev Sliter of the Christian Church of New Martinsville officiated, and interment was in Greenlawn cemetery.

Mrs Eller, who died Friday, 24 March 1967, was a resident of Proctor district, in Wetzel county. She was a member of Antioch Christian church.

Surviving are eight children, Oakey Eller and Thad Eller of Proctor, (both living on the home farm) and Yonsell Eller, also of Proctor; Freda Stewart of Akron, Ohio, Vera Mollohan of Charleston, Dollie Johnson of Cameron, and Berrell Eller of 1009 Lafayette avenue, and Mrs Neva Ritz of Cherokee Hills both of Moundsville.

Her husband died May 15, 1938.  Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.

Elma Queen Eller

Mrs. Elma Q. Eller, age 93, of North Wilkesboro, NC, widow of J. Monroe Eller, died Friday, January 31, 2003 at Villages of Wilkes Skilled Care.

Graveside services will be held Sunday 3:00, February 2, 2003 at Mountlawn Memorial Park with Dr. N. Nelson Granade, Jr. officiating.

Mrs. Eller was born July 6, 1909 in Wilkes County to Robert H. and Emma Hicks Queen. She was a member of First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro, where she worked in the Nursery for fifty years. Mrs. Eller was active in the WMU and other church activities. She was a charter member of the Wilkes General Hospital Auxiliary

She is survived by: three daughters, Marie Davis, Ann Pardue both of Wilkesboro, Helen Lockhart of North Wilkesboro; two sisters, Belva Kyle of North Wilkesboro, Frances Morton of Pfafftown; one brother, Travis Queen of Pfafftown; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home was in charge of the services.  (Reins-Sturdivant website)

Elsie Snavely Eller

Elsie Snavely Eller, age 95, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997 in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, VA.

Mrs. Eller was born in Atkins and was a lifelong resident of Smyth County. She received her teaching degree from Radford College and taught in the Atkins school where she was known by her students as Ms. Elsie. She was a member of the Grace Christian Fellowship in Seven Mile Ford.

Survivors include one daughter, Charley Mae Eller, Marion; three grandchildren, Sgt. Bobby Burton Jr., Heidelburg, Germany, Amy Harris, Marion, and Mary Fields, Meadowview; five great-grandchildren, Timothy Jones, Jeremiah and Angus Harris, Aspen and Austin Burton; one step-granddaughter, Joanna Fields; one very special niece, Elsie Whitfield, Ringgold; two nephews, E.H. Phillippe III, and Johnny Eller.

Private graveside services will be held today, Aug. 20, at 3 p.m. in Roselawn Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Grace Christian Fellowship in Seven Mile Ford. Flowers are to be omitted and donations may be made to the Grace Christian Fellowship or to a charity of your choice. Barnett's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Esther Norene Hayes Eller

Mrs. Esther Norene Hayes Eller, age 78, of Ruritan Road, Roaring River, NC, died Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held Friday 2:00 PM, February 20, 2004 at Mountain View Baptist Church in Hays with the Rev. Julius Blevins officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Eller was born February 18, 1925 in Wilkes County to C. Oliver and Lila Welborn Hayes. She was retired from Ithaca Industries and was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, excellent cook and seamstress and loved to sing.

She is survived by: her husband, Blake Buel Eller of the home; three daughters, Judy E. Wood of North Wilkesboro, Kathy E. Billings of Hays, Debra E. Woodruff of Roaring River; one sister, Clara Souther of Greensboro; one brother, Wayne T. Hayes of North Wilkesboro; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:30.  (Reins-Sturdivant website)

Ethel Powers Eller

Ethel Powers Eller, age 82, widow of Garnie Eller, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999 at her home in Marion, VA.

She is survived by one sister, Rora Keyes of Marion; one brother, Glenn Powers of Marion; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Wilma Mabe of Whitetop.

Funeral services will be held tonight, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Eller and the Rev. Joe Powers officiating. Graveside services will be held Sunday, Aug. 15, at 2 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Chilhowie. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Della Hayes Eller

Mrs. Della Hayes Eller, age 90, of 245 Elso Road, North Wilkesboro, NC, widow of Silas Eugene Eller, died Friday, August 2, 2002 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held Sunday 3:00 PM, August 4, 2002 at Baptist Home Baptist Church with the Rev. Yale Huie and the Rev. Harvey Clark officiating. Burial will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Eller was born October 6, 1911 in Wilkes County to Huriah and Samantha Elledge Hayes. She was a member of Baptist Home Baptist Church.

She is survived by: two daughters, Della Jean Spitzer of Mt. Jackson, VA, Linda Jane O’Quinn of Cohutta, GA; one son, Roy Eugene Eller of Charlotte; one sister, Zelma Eller of North Wilkesboro; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family will be at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in North Wilkesboro Saturday evening from 6:30 until 8:30.  (Reins-Sturdivant website)
 

G. Fred Eller

G. Fred Eller, 89, departed his earthly home for his eternal home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his beloved wife Friday (Oct. 26, 2001) at Indian Path Hospital after a lingering illness. 

Born in Sutherland, Johnson County, Tenn., he had lived in Kingsport since 1948. He and his wife formerly owned The Friendly Market and Oak Glen Grocery.  Fred was an active member of Cedar View Independent Methodist Church for over 40 years until his illness. He was a former Sunday school superintendent and teacher. He was also a member of the board and sang in the choir. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel M. Eller in 1987; his parents, Jessie and Eliza Eller; and an infant brother.   Fred is survived by his daughter, Bobbye Millhorn; son-in-law, Tom; granddaughter, Cindy M. Fleenor; great-granddaughter, Jamie Fleenor; four sisters, Ruth Clarke, Olive Humphries, Johnson City, Kate Shupe, Mountain City, and Maurene Robinson and brother-in-law, Bob, Wilmington, Del.; four brothers, Bruce, Howard, sister-in-law, Ruby, Ray, Jack and sister-in-law, June Eller, all of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews. 

Calling hours are from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Oak Hill Funeral Home or anytime at the daughter's residence. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Cedar View 
            Independent Methodist Church with Dr. Jim Fields and the Rev. T.J. Knox officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given to Cedar View Christian School, 1900 Flanders St., Kingsport, Tenn. 37665. 

An on-line guest book may be signed at www.legacy.com.

Galen R. Eller

Galen Ross Eller, 64, of Linwood Court, Stephens City (Virginia), died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at his home.  Mr. Eller was born Dec. 25, 1937, in Brunswick, Md., the son of Henry Cline Eller and Effie Mae Naff Eller.

He worked as a transportation consultant for Simbeck Inc. in Winchester and Manna Transportation of Warrenton.  He was a member of Calvary Church of the Brethren, the Knights of Columbus Golf League, and Winchester Senior Bowling League.

He married Mary Caroline Wenger on April 5, 1958, in Shippensburg, Pa.

Surviving with his wife, are three sons, Marlin S. Eller of Stephens City, Blair D. Eller of Front Royal, and Burton E. Eller of Palmyra; a daughter, Myra D. Jones of Edgewood, Md.; a sister, Doris Helen Heisel of Modesto, Calif.; a brother, the Rev. Wendell Cline Eller of Bridgewater; and 12 grandchildren.

A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Church of the Brethren, Winchester, with Pastor Clarence Davis Jr., Pastor Randy Orndorff, and Pastor Jim McNally officiating. Burial will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Lee Jones, Joshua Jones, Danny Collins, James Andrews, Crist Newcomer, John Wenger, Ron Layman, Terry Powell, David Lowery, Brian Miner, and John Fincham Sr.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Calvary Church of the Brethren Mission Fund, 578 Front Royal Pike, Winchester 22602.

Gerald G. Eller

Gerald G. Eller, 51, of Grand Island (Nebraska) died Thursday, June 4, 1998, at St. Francis Memorial Health Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home. The Rev. Jim Schmitt will officiate. Burial will be in Ohio.  Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Westside Youth Bowling League or Central Catholic Fine Arts Guild.

Mr. Eller was born on Nov. 12, 1946, at Ashtabula, Ohio, to Merrell and Arlene (George) Eller. He grew up and was educated in Geneva, Ohio, graduating from Geneva Senior High School in 1964. He furthered his education at Lakeland Community College in Mentor, Ohio.

He entered the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 7, 1966, served in Vietnam and received his discharge on Feb. 6, 1972.

He returned to Cleveland and married Deborah Friedel there on Nov. 24, 1973. The couple lived in Cleveland, where he worked for Forest City as a buyer. In 1987, the family moved to Grand Island, where he worked for Country General as a buyer.

He was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church and was very involved with the Youth Bowling League at Westside Lanes.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Brooke Salmon and Shannon Eller, both of Grand Island; one son, Brandon Eller of Grand Island; his mother, Arlene Mullin of Geneva, Ohio; and one sister, Pat May of Ashtabula, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his father, Merrell.

Gladys Eller Young

Mrs. Gladys Eller Young, 75, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Ellijay, died Friday, January 4, 2002, in the Orlando Medical Center.

Mrs. Young was born May 19, 1926, in Gilmer County the daughter of Homer and Mollie Vick Eller. She was a homemaker, nurse's aid, and of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Leininger, Florida; son, John H. Young, Jr., Florida; and sister, Betty Jane Price, Washington state.

Services were Wednesday, January 9, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Reece officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford. Pallbearers were Michael Bramlett, Ben Stone, Danny Crooke, Jason Bernhardt, and Morris Stone.

Interment was in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Bernhardt Funeral Home.  (Times-Courier, Gilmer County, Fl; 01-10-02)

Gloria Dean Eller

Gloria Dean Eller died this morning (November 1, 2003) at her home in Arizona after a long illness. She was 73.

Born August 20, 1930, she was a native of Rosebud, Texas, and spent her working years in California before retiring to Camp Verde, Arizona where she resided for more than twenty years.

She and her deceased husband, Johnny E. Eller, worked at Kaiser Steel's iron mine at Eagle Mountain, California from the early 1950s to the mid 1970s when they both retired. Gloria started at the switchboard in the original office which was then a part of the mine warehouse across from the main shops. She retired, with more than twenty years service, as Superintendent of Personnel.

She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Scott, Linda Eller and Rebecca Eller, all of Shasta County, California; and seven grandchildren. Interment will be at Camp Verde, Arizona, at private services.
 

Grace Brookshire Eller

Mrs. Grace Brookshire Eller, age 92, of Hamby Mountain Road, Purlear, NC, widow of Edgar C. Eller, Sr. died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Villages of Wilkes Skilled Care.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 26, at 4:00 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Hamby and the Rev. Vernon Eller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Eller was born in Caldwell County, December 11, 1910 to Thomas H. and Alice Lackey Brookshire. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son E. C. Eller, Jr.; a daughter Vera Bumgarner, and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Eller is survived by three daughters, Vivian Lackey and Elizabeth Brown both of Wilkesboro, Berenis Brown of Lenoir; one son, C. T. Eller of Purlear; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; seven great, great grandchildren.

The family will receive at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church from 2:30 until 3:30 prior to the service.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Building Fund, 239 Champion Mt Pleasant Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.   (Reins-Sturdivant website)

Gregory Charles Eller

Mr. Gregory Charles Eller, age 42, of West End Avenue, Statesville, NC, died Monday, February 4, 2002 at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 6, at 11:00 at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel with the Rev. Sherrill Wellborn officiating.

Mr. Eller was born in Wilkes County, January 26, 1960, to Radford T. and Toy Church Eller. He was a former employee by Lowe’s Companies.

Mr. Eller is survived by four brothers, Tracy Eller of Rural Hall, Rodney Eller of Matthews, Brent Eller of Purlear, and Revis Eller of Chapel Hill.

The family will receive at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in North Wilkesboro immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, C/O Mrs. Ruth Graham, 520 Winkler Mill Road, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.  (Reins-Sturdivant website)

Helen McCall Eller

Helen McCall Eller, 82, of 2 Hardeman St., Piedmont, SC, widow of James W. Eller, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at Hospice House.

Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late Shirley and Cressie Fortner McCall. She was retired from J.P. Stevens and a member of Piedmont Heights Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Ross Jones, Joyce and Jimmy Henderson, all of Piedmont; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Becky Eller, of Piedmont, daughter-in-law, Teresa Eller, of Piedmont; one brother, James William McCall, of Greenville; grandchildren, Tina Jones Lynn, Brandi Eller Clark, Matthew Eller, Jayme Eller, Kenny Eller; and two great grandchildren, Matte Clark, Grady Clark.

She was predeceased by a son, James "Buster" Eller; two brothers, Vannoy McCall, Adolf McCall; one sister, Ruthell Clardy.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Gray Mortuary Chapel, Pelzer, by the Rev. Bobby Lindsey. Burial will follow in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

The family is at the home of Doug and Becky Eller, 234 Major Road, Piedmont, and will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.
 

Henry E. Eller

Henry E. Eller, age 45, died April 18, 1998 (of San Antonio, TX).  

Mr. Eller was President and CEO of Texas Wilson Office Furniture and Services, member of IFMA and Zion Lutheran Church of Helotes.  Henry served in the US Navy where he received the Vietnam Service Medal and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.  

He is survived by wife, Beth Eller; sons, Brock, Daniel, Andrew and Cameron; borther, David A. Eller and wife, Debbie; mother-in-law, Boots Dunn; sisters-in-law, Charolotte Herold and Susan Dunn; brother-in-law, John Dunn and wife, Lisa; nieces, Merielle Herold and Shinae Eller; nephews, Darious John Herold, Taylor Dunn and Jared Dunn.  

Funeral Services will be 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at Zion Lutheran Church of Helotes.  Interment to follow in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.  Visitation is 5-9 P.M., Tuesday, April 21st at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church of Helotes Building Fund or Junior Achievement. Reception to follow on Wednesday from 12:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. at Wilson Office Furniture, 665 Richland Hills, San Antonio, TX 78248.

Ida Melinda Jane Eller Carson

Mrs. Ida Melinda Jane Eller Carson, age 93, of the Oneida Nursing Center,  passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2000, at the Scott County Hospital. She was  born in Cleveland, Tenn., on June 12, 1907. 

She was the daughter of the late  ROBERT L. and NANCY "WARD" ELLER. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist  Church of Oneida since 1946. She will be remembered by her children and  grandchildren as a person of great faith and trust in the Lord. She was a  kind hearted loving and understanding mother, and took great pleasure and  pride in her hobbies of sewing, quilting, cooking, and gardening. 

In addition  to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, RICHARD AUSTIN CARSON; one daughter, PAULINE CARSON WEST; two brothers, ROBERT C. ELLER and  ERNEST ELLER, and four sisters, ALLEY CARSON, MILLEY WEST DIXON, RUBY WHITE  and EASTER WRIGHT. She is survived by two sons, DELMON L. CARSON of  Louisville, Ky. and GILBERT CARSON of LaFollette, Tenn.; twelve  grandchildren, WILLIAM RICHARD CARSON, DANNY JOE CARSON, JAMES LEONARD  CARSON, ROGER ALLEN CARSON, MELINDA CARSON POWERS, GARRY ALLEN WEST, SAMUEL  WEST, SHERRY WEST MacPHERSON, ROBERT A. WEST, TIMOTHY WEST, GWENDOLYN COLLINS  and TERRI PARK, and seventeen great-grandchildren. She also leaves a host of  nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. 

Funeral  services will be conducted Thursday, November 16, 2000, at 8 p.m. in the  Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted  Friday morning at 11 a.m. at the Cotton Cemetery in the Cherryfork Community.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 p.m. until the  funeral service at 8 p.m. at Jones & Son Funeral Home. 

Jones & Son Funeral  Home, of Oneida, is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. IDA CARSON.  (Source:  Knoxville News-Sentinel, 16 Nov 2000)

Jackie Wayne Eller

Jackie Wayne Eller, 54, of Delton died Thursday, February 26, 2004 at his home in Delton, VA.

He was born March 31, 1949 in Pulaski County. He was the son of the late Glenn Jackson Eller and Ruby Kanode Eller.

Surviving are sisters and brothers, Janice and Randy Eller, Shiloh; Jerry and Marlene Eller, Delton; Joyce Eller Gravley, Wytheville; and Ted Jackson Eller, Delton.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from Stevens Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Rusty Whitener officiating.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA.

Jake Harvey Eller, Jr.

Jake Harvey Eller Jr., age 66, died Friday, June 2, 2000 at his home in Chilhowie, VA.

He is survived by two daughters, Debbie Poston, Chilhowie, and Cindy-Eller-Vaughn, Bristol; one son, Danny Eller, Chilhowie; three sisters, Beulah Thompson, Glade Spring, Peggy Reeves, Marion, and Margaret Gilbert, Chilhowie; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 4, at 2 p.m. at Newberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Doane and the Rev. Pat Gilbert officiating. Burial followed in Middlefork Cemetery. Newberry Funeral Home in Chilhowie was in charge of arrangements.

James Roosevelt Eller

Mr. James Roosevelt Eller, better known as “Rosie”, age 70, of Shepherd River Road, Millers Creek died Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at his home.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 10, at 11:00 at Arbor Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jenny Stewart officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Eller was born in Wilkes County, April 25, 1933, to Tom and Opal Stoltz Eller. He was a member of Arbor Grove United Methodist Church.

Mr. Eller is survived by his wife, Virginia Dare Wingler Eller of the home; one daughter, Linda Winters of Millers Creek; two sisters, Ann Stallings of Wilkesboro and Rose Ellis of Millers Creek; three brothers, T. C. Eller of Millers Creek, Cecil Eller of Boone, and John Clinton Eller of Florida.

The family will receive at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home from 6:00 until 8:00 Thursday, October 9, 2003.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of Wilkes, PO Box 609, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.  (Reins-Sturdivant website)

 

Jean A. Eller

Jean A. McNickle Eller, 75, of Manhattan, Kan., died March 18, 1999, at the Stoneybrook Health Center in Manhattan.  She was born Dec. 7, 1923, at Doniphan to Weave and Dorothy Cole.

When she was a small child, she moved with her parents and older brothers to the Farnam-Gothenburg area. She graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1941.

She married Glen K. McNickle on Sept. 10, 1942. They had a daughter, Marsha Jean, and a son, Stanley Glen. Her husband preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 1974.  On May 31, 1984, she married Raymond E. Eller. He preceded her in death on June 11, 1992.

Mrs. Eller was a member of the College Avenue United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She taught Sunday school for many years and was an extension homemaker. Other memberships included the American Legion Auxiliary, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, the Riley Country Senior’s Center and Tops 587. She was devoted to her children, loved all sports and liked to watch the grandchildren in their sports, music and church programs. She loved nature, flowers, birds, trees, cats and dogs, all of God’s creatures.

Survivors include a daughter, Marsha J. (Gerald) Puppe of Leawood, Kan.; a son, Stanley (Susan) McNickle of Wamego, Kan., a brother, Kenneth Cole and his family; a granddaughter, Candy (Ted) Kadau; four grandsons, Steven Puppe and Bill, Dan and Kenneth McNickle; and a great-grandson, Garrison Kadau.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Lloyd, Dale and Jack Cole.

A memorial has been established for Flinthills Breadbasket. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the College Avenue United Methodist Church in Manhattan with the Rev. Nancy Gammill officiating. Cremation will follow.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Farnam Cemetery with the Rev. Eugene Beye officiating.

Source: The North Platte Telegraph, March 20, 1999.

Jimmie Gwyn Bussell

Mr. Jimmy Gwyn "Jay" Bussell, age 72, of Rock Creek Church Road, Hays, NC, died Sunday, August 10, 2003, at Beverly Health Care in Asheville, NC.

Mr. Bussell was born September 30, 1930 in Wilkes County to Thomas Gwyn and Lessie Eller Bussell.

Surviving are one Brother, Bill Bussell of McLeansville and one sister, Gwynda Coulter of North Wilkesboro.

Gravesides services were held Sunday, August 17, at Pilgrim Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev Ivan Dameron officiating. Miller Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.

John Wesley Eller, Sr.

John Wesley Eller Sr., 69, of 2004 Ingram Road, High Point, NC, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at High Point Regional Hospital.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Cumby Funeral Home, Archdale. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery.

He was a native of Davidson County, the widower of Ruth Miller Eller, a retired employee of the City of High Point after 33 years and a member of Hilltop Baptist Church.

Surviving are sons, John Wesley Eller Jr., Mark Steven Eller, both of Asheboro, Thomas Clyde Eller of Port Arthur, Texas; sisters, Grace Kimble of High Point, Inez Palmer of Morganton, Frances Edwards of Sophia; brothers, Isaac Eller of Greensboro, Richard Eller, Woody Chriscoe, both of High Point; fiance, Jackie Mashburn; one granddaughter.

The family will be at the funeral home 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, other times at the home.

Juanita Eller Goulds

Mrs. Juanita Eller Goulds, age 75, of Charity Church Road, Millers Creek, NC, widow of J. D. Goulds, died Thursday, April 22, 2004 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

Funeral service will be held Sunday 3:00 PM, April 25, 2004 at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Eller, the Rev. Burl Faw, and the Rev. Fellman Cheek officiating. Burial will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Goulds was born December 17, 1928 in Wilkes County to Sam and Winnie Cardwell Eller. She was a member of Friendly Grove Baptist Church.

She is survived by: three sons, Danny Goulds of Millers Creek, Ronnie Goulds of Hickory, Reggie Goulds of North Wilkesboro; four sisters, Rita Faw of North Wilkesboro, Velma Edmiston of Ferguson, Dean Eller of Winston-Salem, Betty Masterson Fresno, CA; five brothers, Colon Eller of Millers Creek, Larry Eller, Homer Eller both of Purlear, Tommy Eller of Chattanooga, TN, Jerry Eller of Ferguson; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Wilkesboro, NC, Saturday evening from 6:30 until 8:30.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 1100-C South Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

The pallbearers will be Kevin Faw, Jamie Goulds, Bradley Goulds, Todd Goulds, Terry Eller and Rodney Eller. Honorary pallbearers will be Jake Goulds and Adams Goulds.  (Reins-Sturdivant website)

Kathrine L. "Rita" Eller McGlamery

Kathrine L. "Rita" Eller McGlamery, 62, of Melrose, died at Shands at Alachua General Hospital following a long illness.

She was born in Titusville, Fla. on September 28, 1939. Mrs. McGlamery moved to Melrose in 1979 from Boca Raton, Fla. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Rodney McGlamery, Melrose; sons, Roger McGlamery, Merritt Island, and Roy McGlamery, Palatka; brother, B. E. Eller of Boca Raton; grandson, Joshua Lockhart, Melrose.

Memorial services will be held for Mrs. McGlamery at her residence, with interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America National Office, 1300 Diccard Dr., Rockville, Md., 20850-4303.  Jones Funeral Home, Starke, is in charge of arrangements.

Kyle Gabriel Eller

Kyle Gabriel Eller, 14, of Gardner, Kan., died on Nov. 29, 2001, at his home.

Kyle was an eighth-grade student at Wheatridge Middle School in Gardner, where he was on the football and wrestling teams.

Survived by parents, David Roy and Jennifer Ann Mora Eller, Gardner; brother, Jerod Roy Eller, Gardner; paternal grandparents, Ramon and Betty Eller, Junction City, Kan.; and maternal grandparents, Richard and Helen Mora, Pueblo, Colo.

Visitation, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Rosary, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, all at Sacred Heart Parish Center, Gardner. Burial, St. Columbia Cemetery, Gardner. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund through the funeral home office, P.O. Box 192, Gardner, KS 66030.

Larry Lane Eller

Newark, DE, resident Larry Lane Eller died on Monday, Aug. 25, 2003.

Mr. Eller was 53.

Services were privately held at Crouch Funeral Home in North East, MD.

Lois Eller

Lois Eller, 84, of Ocala (Florida), passed away Monday, March 25, 2002, at Mariner Health Care Center in St. Augustine following a brief illness.

Mrs. Eller was born Nov. 23, 1917, to Fred and Myrtis Nickels in Syracuse, N.Y.  She was a resident of Syracuse for more than 60 years and resided in Ocala for 24 years. While residing in Syracuse, she was employed as a teacher and speech therapist for BOCES. She was also president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and dramatics director of the Pompeian Players for many years. While in Ocala, she was a volunteer teacher for 11 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, William Eller.  Her memories will be in the hearts of her survivors: her sons, Todd Eller of Palatka and Larry Eller of Dover, N.H.; four grandchildren, Lindy and Amy Eller of Palatka and Brian and Ashley Eller of Dover and a daughter-in-law, Anne Eller of Palatka.

Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home & Crematory in Palatka is in charge of the arrangements.

Lucy Spencer Eller

Lucy Spencer Eller, 95, died Feb. 20, 2000 and was remembered at funeral services held Feb. 23 at Badger Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Tommy McClure officiated. Burial followed in Pleasant Home Baptist Church Cemetery.  Mrs. Eller lived in Grassy Creek, NC.

Mrs. Eller was born Nov. 2, 1904, in Grayson County, Va. to Jason and Ida Weiss Spencer.

She is survived by one son, Bruce Eller and wife, Jean, Lansing; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Home Cemetery Fund, c/o Beatrice Young, 679 Young Rd., Grassy Creek, NC 28631.

Badger Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mamie Eller Church

Mamie Eller Church (of Ashe County, North Carolina) was born June 7, 1902 and departed this life on June 6,1978. Making her stay on earth 75 years, 11 months and 30 days.

She was married to Dewey Church on March 16,1942. She :eaves her husband, one daughter, Georgie Lea Poe; four grandchildren, two sisters, Hattie Roten and Arie Mitchel; three brothers, Frank, Wiley and Sidney Eller. Also two step children, Dennis Church, Hazel Eldreth and nine step grand-children together with a host of friends and relatives to mourn their loss.

She professed faith in Christ and joined Sugar Tree Separate Baptist Church in August 1938 to which she remained a loyal and faithful member until death.

The quite christian life she lived in her community is a monument to her devotion to Christ and an inspiration to all that knew her. Although we mourn her loss we feel that the suffering she endured is finished and she is now enjoying that joy and peace that He has prepared for all that love and serve Him.

Courtesy of the Christian Unity Separate Baptist Association and New River News.

Marcia Diane Huffman Kerley

Mrs. Marcia Huffman Kerley, age 55, wife of Doug Kerley, of W. F. Gaddy Road, North Wilkesboro, NC, died Monday, December 2, 2002 at her home.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 4, at 1:00 at Hinshaw Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Gibby, the Rev. Mike Hamby and Sheriff Dane Mastin officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

Marcia was born in Wilkes County, August 14, 1947, to Claude and Katrina Eller Huffman. She was a member of Hinshaw Street Baptist Church. Mrs. Kerley was a courtroom bailiff with the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department.

Marcia was preceded in the death by her first husband, James Brown, Jr.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Crystal Kerley of North Wilkesboro; one son, Chris Brown of Wilkesboro; three sisters, Joan Beshears of Millers Creek, Claudine Bell of Statesville, and Mary Shelton of Yadkinville; three brothers, Ward Eller of Wilkesboro, Ernest Huffman of Ferguson, and Arthur Huffman of Elkin; two grandchildren.

The family will receive at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home from 6:30 until 8:30 Tuesday, December 3, 2002.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of Wilkes, PO Box 609, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659, Gideon International Wilkes South Camp, PO Box 323, Wilkesboro, NC 28697, or Hinshaw Street Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 396, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.  (Reins-Sturdivant website)
 

Marie Eller Hartline

Marie Eller Hartline, 75, Salisbury (North Carolina), died Saturday (Jan. 13, 2001) at Rowan RegionalMedical Center after seven weeks of serious illness.

Born Sept. 23, 1925, in Rowan County, Mrs. Hartline was a daughter of the late Adam Ray and Fannie Trexler Eller. Educated in the Rowan County schools, she had worked for Duke Power’s Buck Steam Plant in her earlier life. She later retired from Palmer’s Stationery. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include husband James P. Hartline, whom she married May 19, 1951; sons Larry A. Hartline and James “Jimmie” P. Hartline Jr., both of Salisbury; daughters Nancy Hannold and Janet Hartline, both of Salisbury; brother Jim Eller, Mount Holly; sisters Betty Eller Holmes and Mary Eller Durrette, both of Salisbury; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services:11 a.m. Monday, Lyerly Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Griffis, senior pastor, and the Rev. Sherri Barnes, associate pastor, First United Methodist Church. Burial, Rowan Memorial Park.

Visitation: 6:30-8 tonight, at the funeral home. At other times the family will be at he home of son Jimmie Hartline.

Marie Eller Rexroad

Marie Eller Rexroad, former Ulm and Simms resident Marie Rexroad, 79, died Sunday January 27, 2002, in Boise (Idaho).

Her funeral is 11 a.m. Friday at Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel, in Meridian, with burial in the Kuna Cemetery.

Survivors include daughters Helen Louise Smith and Nancy Juanita Madden; sons Harry Alfred Rexroad of Kansas City, Mo., George Laverne Rexroad of Shawnee Mission, Kan., James A. Rexroad and Roger Allen Rexroad of Boise and Ronald Louse Rexroad of Taylorsville, N.C.; brothers Earl Eller of Boise and Kenny Eller of Vancouver, Wash.; sisters Alma Simons of Big Arm and Minta Powell of Great Falls; and four grandchildren.

Her husband, Donald Louis Rexroad, died in 1960.

Mary E. Eller

Newark, DE, resident Mary E. Eller died on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, after a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Eller, 73, was born in Newark.

She was employed as a cook in the food service department of Newark Senior High School.

She was an avid collector of dolls, teddy bears and beanie babies.  She loved movies, shopping and her pets.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Jesse Eller; sons, Charles Williams of Newark, and Stan Williams and his longtime companion, Jim McLaughlin of Washington, DC.; sister, Sarah Cox of Independence, Va.; brother, Wallace Dunsmore of Harrington; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

According to her wishes, she would like for friends and family to remember her and how she lived.  No viewing or service was held.

Marvin L. Eller

ANDERSON -- Services for Marvin L. Eller, 81, of Anderson will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Anderson's Chapel in Anderson.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.

Internment will be at Anderson District Cemetery.

Mr. Eller died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at his residence.

Born April 13, 1923, in Alton, Kan., he moved to Shasta County in 1979 from Albuquerque, N.M.

He was a district manager for Sprouse Reitz.

Survivors include wife Ruby; sons Ronnie of Lorane, Ore., and Ronald of Springfield, Ore.; daughters Cheryl Lane of San Jose and Karyn Enriquez of Aromas; brother Wendell of Twin Falls, Idaho; sister Velma Johnston of Twin Falls; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Redding Dialysis, 1876 Park Marina Drive, Redding, CA 96001.

Arrangements are being handled by Anderson's Chapel in Anderson.

Minnie Baer Eller

Minnie Baer Eller, 99, Brookston, died Friday, Dec. 10th at Heritage Healthcare Center in West Lafayette, IN.

She was born Jan. 11, 1900 in White County to Alva and Josephine Maxwell Baer. She married Roy Eller on Feb. 7, 1918 in Monticello. He died Feb. 25, 1970. She attended Round Grove School. She had lived in Brookston since 1961, moving from Round Grove Township. She was a homemaker. She attended Brookston United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs George (Eva) Bain of Brookston; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Two brothers are deceased.

Funeral service was Monday at Hartzler Funeral Home in Brookston with Pastor Jan Dimmick officiating. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, Brookston. Memorials may be made to Brookston United Methodist Church.

Monica Sue Martin

CRUMPLER -- Monica Sue Martin, 27, died April 27, 2003 at Ashe Memorial Hospital, West Jefferson, NC.

Miss Martin was born in Fulton County, Ohio on Jan. 5, 1976 to William H. Martin and Cindy Hawkins Eller. She worked as a CNA.

She is survived by a son, Aaron Martin of the home; a daughter, Mariah Martin of the home; her mother and stepfather, Cindy Hawkins Eller and Billy Eller of West Jefferson; her father and stepmother, William H. Martin and Diana Martin, of Seattle, Wash.; three brothers, Chris Eller and Billy Eller Jr., both of West Jefferson and Mathew Martin of Boone; two sisters, Erica Maki of Seattle and Wendy Maki of Alford Station, N.Y.; maternal grandparents, Bernie and Patricia Wanner of Ohio; paternal grandparents, Gene and Sue Eller of West Jefferson, Howard and Ginny Martin of Toledo, Ohio and Clarence and Ella Jayne Whitaker of Bradner, Ohio; and two nieces and three nephews.

A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel, West Jefferson, by the Rev. John Crawford and the Rev. Wayne Jones. Burial will follow in the Kemp-Lewis Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mariah and Aaron Martin Trust Fund, 867 West Buffalo Road, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

Norma Sue Eller

Graveside services were held March 3, 2002, at Winnville Cemetery for Norma Sue Eller, 56, of Gadsden (Alabama), who died March 1, 2002. The Rev. Kenneth Jacobs officiated. Burial was at Winnville Cemetery. Village Chapel Funeral Home, Alabama City was in charge.      

She was preceded in death by two infant daughters, her parents and three sisters.  She is survived by her husband, Bobby Eller; son, Eddie (Kathy) Eller of Attalla; grandsons, Cody Lee and Ethan Ryan Eller of Attalla; sister, Ruth (Aaron) Forcier; brothers, Charles (Lee) Bellamy and Donald (Regina) Bellamy, William Scott Bellamy all of Gadsden; several nieces and nephews and two special cousins.  Pallbearers were nephews and friends.  Special thanks to Dr. Todd Cross, nurses and staff of Gadsden Regional Medical Center.

Paul Frank Greene, Sr.

Mr. Paul Frank Greene Sr., 84, of 11640 Highway 221 South, Fleetwood, NC, died Thursday morning, April 15, 2004, at Watauga Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 4, 1919, in the Stony Fork community of Watauga County, to the late Jerome Walter and Chanie Eller Greene.

Mr. Greene was the retired founder and owner of Paul Greene Lumber Company and a member, Deacon and former Sunday school superintendent at Mount Paron Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Watson Greene; three daughters, Loretta Cornejo and husband, Rick, and Lavila Rash and husband, Jerry, all of Fleetwood, and Karen Lambert and husband, Bruce, of Crumpler; three sons, Paul Frank Greene, Jr. and wife, Glenda, of Sugar Hill, Ga.; Don Greene and wife, Janet, of Bristol, Tenn. and Brice Greene and wife, Reta, of Fleetwood; seven granddaughters, Michelle Ritchie of Lawrenceville, Ga., Ramona Hamby, Luray Rominger and Beverly Hamby, all of Deep Gap; Keri Berkley of Bristol, Tenn., Maria Rash and Michelle Rash, both of Jefferson; five grandsons, Paul Frank Greene, III, of Brownsburg, Ind., Donnie Greene of Bristol, Tenn., Brice Kevin Greene and Bruce Wayne Lambert, II, both of Deep Gap and Colby Scott Lambert of Fuquay-Varina; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Hamby of Lenoir and Mrs. Bertha Shirley of Deep Gap; and one brother, Midas Greene and wife, Opal, of Montross, Va. He is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Lovejoy and Mrs. Elizabeth Albert; and four brothers, Jesse Greene, Rev. Roscoe Greene, Jasper Greene and Dallas Greene.

Services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Mount Paron Baptist Church in Deep Gap. The body will lie in state at the church from 1-2 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Kent Eller, the Rev. Sherrill Wellborn, the Rev. Reeves Jones and the Rev. David Testerman. Burial will follow in Mount Paron Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening (Friday) from 6-8 p.m. at Hampton Funeral Service. At other times, friends may call at the Greene residence in Fleetwood. Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Pearl A. Eller

Pearl A. Eller, 72, of Route 2, Proctor, WV, died Wednesday in South Miami Hospital, Miami, Fla.

She was a member of the Proctor Christian Church; a former school teacher and Wetzel County jailer.

Surviving are her husband, Yoncell Eller, Sr; two sons, James and Jay, both of Proctor; a daughter, Mrs G K (Joann) Rhodes of Miami; four brothers, Merrill Briggs of Steubenville, James Briggs of Wintersville, John Briggs of Dearborn, Mich, and Guy Briggs of New Martinsville; three sisters, Katheryn Briggs of Wheeling, Lena Delatore of Wintersville, and Nora Truex of St George, Del; and ten grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Iams Funeral Home, New Martinsville, after 2 pm Friday, where services will be held at 2 pm Sunday.

Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.  Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.

Phillip J. Eller

BURDETT - Phillip J. Eller, 77, died Dec. 8, 2003, at Hodgeman County Health Center, Jetmore, KS.

He was born March 21, 1926, at Minneola, the son of George Henry and Grace Pennington Eller. A former resident of Minneola, Howard, Humboldt and Mullinville, he was a mechanic and welder, owning a business in Mullinville for 26 years.

He belonged to the Baptist Church, Hanston, and American Legion Post No. 280, Burdett.

He is survived by several cousins.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Fleener Chapel, Greensburg, with the Rev. Carl Vincent presiding. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to American Legion Post No. 280, in care of the funeral home.

Ralph Henry Eller

Ralph Henry Eller, age 71, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000 at his home in Mt. Airy, N.C.

Mr. Eller was born in Kilarney, W.Va., on July 16, 1928, the son of the late Luke and Fannie Mae Blevins Eller. He was a member of First Trinity Baptist Church in Durham, N.C., was a building engineer and housing contractor and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Edna Peake Eller of the home; five daughters and sons-in-law, Victoria and Rey Rodriguez of Buffalo, N.Y., Karen Hunt, Patricia and Frank McKenna, Cathy and Jim Farmer, all of Durham, N.C., Connie Sue Ellen Jones of Mt. Airy, N.C.,; one son and daughter-in-law, Ralph David and Christina Eller of Durham, N.C.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Josephine and Sidney Dixon of Atkins, and Gaynell and Joe Moore of Glade Spring; one brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Karen Eller of Indiana; a brother-in-law, Glen Dolinger of Durham, N.C.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mt. Airy conducted by the Rev. Bob Dolinger. Burial was in Skyline Memory Gardens with full military rites conducted by the VFW Memorial Honor Guard Post 2019 of Mt. Airy and VFW Post 9436 of Pilot Mountain, N.C.

Moody Funeral Service in Mt. Airy, NC., was in charge of arrangements.

Richard R. Eller

Richard R. Eller, 66, of Clarkesville (Georgia), died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001.

Mr. Eller was born on March 21, 1935 in Habersham County. He was preceded in death by a step-son, Richard Keith Franklin. Mr. Eller was the son of the late Herman Eller and Harriet Banning Eller, Clarkesville. He was a graduate of Costa Rica High School and a U.S. Navy veteran. He earned the National Defense Service Medal ad Occupational Service Medal for service in Europe and China. He was a retired electrician and plumber. Mr. Eller was a lifelong member of the Grant Reeves V.F.W Post #7720 and a member of the Stonepile Baptist Church.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Whitfield Funeral Home North Chapel with Revs. Mike Irvin and Ronald Mote officiating. Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Virginia Church Eller, Clarkesville; two daughters, Marilyn Jeanie Wheeler and Pamela Lynn Wooley, both of Clarkesville; one sister, Barbara McGuire, Oklahoma; three brothers, David Eller, Germany, Jimmy Eller, Oklahoma, Dale Eller, Cleveland; several grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Athens Banner-Herald, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001.

Robert Eller

Robert Eller, 59, of Lower Sioux Community near Morton, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Redwood Falls Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Cornelia's Episcopal Church, Lower Sioux Community, with burial in the church cemetery.  Visitation begins at 5 p.m. today at the Community Center next to the church.  Sunset Funeral Home handled arrangements.

He is survived by his children, Robert Douglas Eller of Minneapolis, Donald Robert Eller of St. Francis, Steven Eller of Minneapolis, Penny Hean Macziewski and husband Jason of Minneapolis and Tammy Joy Eller of Coon Rapids; four grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Juanita Horn and husband Richard of Redwood Falls, Leonard Eller and wife Catie of Flandreau, S.D., Mary Jean Prinzing and husband Rueben of Cannon Falls, Iola Johnson and husband Gerald of Redwood Falls and Bill Eller of Morton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Robert.

He was born March 20, 1940, in Pipestone to Max W. and Cornelia E. (St. Clair) Eller. He then moved to Morton. He attended school at the Lower Sioux Community and Morton Public School. He moved to Minneapolis where he graduated from South High School in 1958. He married Jean Usherwood in Emily on June 10, 1972, and they lived in Coon Rapids. He worked as a machinist for 39 years at Kurt Manufacturing and at Chuck's Grinding. He retired to health problems in 1997. In 1998, he returned to Lower Sioux Community.

Robert Eugene Eller

Robert Eugene "Bob" Eller, age 60, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999 at his home in Marion, VA.

Mr. Eller was of the Baptist faith. He played football for Virginia Tech and was active in the Smyth County 4H program. He worked for Brunswick, American Furniture, Virginia State Agriculture Department and Bristol Compressors. He was also a farmer and enjoyed working with draft horses.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte D. Eller of Marion; his mother, Eva W. Eller of Marion; three sons, Robert E. Eller Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., Stephen E. Eller of Yuma, Ariz., and James E. Eller of Colonial Heights; his adopted daughter, Angela of Georgia; two stepsons, Charles A. Bise of Marion, Ohio and David A. Bise of Marion; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; special friends, Russell and Shelby Blevins of Marion.

Graveside services were held Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3:30 p.m. at Rose Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Hutton officiating. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Roger Jack Eller

Mr. Roger Jack Eller, age 55, of Camp Joe Harris Road, North Wilkesboro, NC, died Sunday, March 7, 2004 at his home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday 2:00 PM, March 11, 2004 at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel with the Rev. James B. Little and the Rev. John A. Speaks officiating. Burial will be in the Eller Cemetery.

Mr. Eller was born February 11, 1949 in Wilkes County to Dovie Minnie Eller.

He is survived by: his wife, Janice Wilborn Eller of the home; one daughter, Lena Eller-Ellis of Statesville; two sons, Roger Eugene Eller of Wilkesboro, James Thomas Eller of North Wilkesboro; one sister, Brenda Eller Horton of North Wilkesboro and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Wednesday night from 6 until 8.  (Reins-Sturdivant website)

Roy Lane Eller

Funeral services for Roy Lane Eller, 41, of Elkhart, IN, formerly of Pleasant Hill, who passed away Dec. 30, 1999, were held Jan. 3, from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Browntown Cemetery. Bro. Larry Potter officiated.

He was born Oct. 7, 1958 in Cumberland County, the son of Oakley and Louvena Campbell Eller.  Mr. Eller was a service station attendant.

Survivors include his daughters, Sharna Albin of Greenwood, IN, Stephanie Eller, Sabryna Eller, and Sidney Eller, all of Brooksville, FL; one grandchild; brother, Jerry Eller of Crossville; and sister, Thelma Eldridge of Crossville.

Pallbearers were Frank Brown, Ricky Stone, Floyd Stone, Derek Muncie, Drake Muncie and Kevin Albin.  Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Faye Eller Bare

Mrs. Ruby Faye Eller Bare, age 72, of Main Street, North Wilkesboro, NC, widow of Charlie Bare died Thursday, May 27, 2004 at Villages of Wilkes Skilled Care.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 30, at 2:00 at Cricket Baptist Church with the Rev. Dean Rector and the Rev. Paul Siceloff officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30. Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Bare was born in Wilkes County, February 12, 1932, to John and Ollie Bumgarner Eller. She was a member of Cricket Baptist Church.

Mrs. Bare is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Terry (Juanita) Lambert of Millers Creek; two sons, Thomas Bare of Millers Creek and Rex Bare of Purlear; three sisters, Callie Mae Wyatt of Statesville, Virgie Bowlin and Margie Roten both of Millers Creek; one brother, Paul Eller of Millers Creek; five grandchildren; four great grand children; two step grandchildren.

The family will receive at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home from 6:30 until 8:30 Saturday, May 29, 2004.  (Reins-Sturdivant website)

Ruby Kanode Eller

Ruby Kanode Eller, 83, of Delton died Thursday, February 26, 2004 at her home in Delton, VA.

She was born in Pulaski County on July 14, 1920. She was the daughter of the late Charles W. Kanode and Lizzie Linkous Kanode.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Jackson Eller.

Surviving are her children and their spouses, Janice and Randy Eller, Shiloh; Jerry and Marlene Eller, Delton; Joyce Eller Gravley, Wytheville; and Ted Jackson Eller, Delton; a sister, Ethel Ryan, Pulaski; a brother, Willard Kanode, Pulaski; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from Stevens Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Rusty Whitener officiating.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA.

Ruth S. E. Eller

Ruth S.E. Eller, 77, of Wailuku, Hawaii, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, in Wailuku Hale Makua.

She was born in Phillipsburg, Pa. Survived by husband Willard M. Eller; sons Willard Eller and Tom Eller; 2 grandchildren.

Memorial mass: 5 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony’s Church. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6 at Homelani Memorial Park, Hilo.

Samuel Eller

Samuel Eller, 85, of 214 N. Mulberry St., Hagerstown (Maryland), died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at his home.  Born Feb. 27, 1911, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Jacob and Bessie Kopland Eller.

He owned and operated Eller's Shoe Repair.  He was a member of the Congregation B'Nai Abraham.  He also was a member of Hagerstown Lodge 212, Loyal Order of Moose; Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 694 and Woodman of the World.

He is survived by his wife, Mollie M. Eller; one daughter, Brenda C. Sines of Hagerstown; one son, Dale J. Eller of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

Graveside services will be conducted today at 1 p.m. at the B'Nai Abraham Cemetery, Halfway. Rabbi Charles P. Rabinowitz will officiate.  There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Arrangements are by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Thomas Joe Eller

Thomas Joe Eller, 60, of Crossville, passed away Oct. 14, 2000.

Funeral services were conducted Oct. 18 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Anderson Cemetery. Bro. Robert Dodson officiated.

Mr. Eller was born Oct. 1, 1940, in Cumberland County, the son of Tom and Daisy Dodson Eller.  He was a farm worker.

Survivors include his sister, Daisy Stafford of Crossville; and four brothers, A.E. Eller, George Eller and Albert Eller, all of Crossville, and Bob Eller of Muncie, IN.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Daisy Eller; four sisters, Nancy Eller, Mary Chambers, Lora Wyatt and Pearl Woody; and three brothers, Claude Eller, James Eller and William Eller.

Pallbearers were Lynn Miller, Ronald Stafford, Clayton Eller, Steve Eller, Boyd Flowers and Keith Martin.  Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Troy Albert Eller III

Mr. Troy Albert Eller, III, age 62, of Shepherd River Road, Millers Creek, NC, died Friday, July 26, 2002 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 28, at 3:30 at Cricket Baptist Church with the Rev. Dean Rector and the Rev. Clayburn Roten officiating. Burial will be in Arbor Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Eller was born in Wilkes County, June 14, 1940, to Thomas Cleveland Eller Sr. and Opal Stultz Eller. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.

Mr. Eller is survived by his wife, Twila Ann Church Eller of the home; one daughter, Gail Eller Anderson of North Wilkesboro; two sisters, Rose Ellen Ellis of Millers Creek and Ann Stallings of Purlear; four brothers, T. C. Eller, James Eller both of Millers Creek, John Clinton Eller of Hernando, FL, and Cecil Eller of Boone; two grandsons, Phillip Anderson and Mark Anderson.

The family will receive at Cricket Baptist Church from 1:30 until 3:30 prior to the service.  (Reins-Sturdivant website)

Troy Albert Eller, Jr.

Mr. Troy Albert Eller, Jr., better known as “Junior”, age 78, of Oak Forest Circle, Millers Creek, NC, died Thursday, May 16, 2002 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 at Millers Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Gore, Dr. Monroe Huffman, and Rev. Craig Church officiating. Burial will be in Arbor Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Eller was born in Wilkes County, July 29, 1923, to Troy Albert Eller, Sr. and Bessie Rash Eller. He was a member of Millers Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Eller was retired from American Drew.

Mr. Eller is survived by his wife, Clara Sue Huffman Eller of the home; two sons, Bobby Eller and Vaughn Eller both of North Wilkesboro; one sister, Ella Sue Faw of Millers Creek;
three grandchildren; two great grandchildren.

The family will receive at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home from 6:30 to 8:30 Friday, May 17, 2002.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Millers Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 559, Millers Creek, NC 28651 or to Arbor Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Ms. Lois Doss, 481 Old Hwy 60, Millers Creek, NC 28651.  (Reins-Sturdivant website)

Veora Ackling Eller


Mrs. Veora Ackling Eller, age 80, wife of Odell Eller of Oakdale Drive, Millers Creek, NC, died Monday, March 22, 2004, at Britthaven of Wilkesboro. 

Mrs. Eller was born January 14, 1924 in Wilkes County to Grady and Loretta Benge Greene.  She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Ferguson.

Surviving in addition to her husband of the home are one son, Michael Eller of Millers Creek; three daughters, Linda Nichols, Rachel Handy, both of Millers Creek, Catherine Johnston of Charlotte; one brother, Roland Greene of Purlear; three sisters, Deloris Walker of Purlear, Iris Triplette of North Wilkesboro, Lake Marley of Ferguson; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held this morning, Wednesday, March 24, 11:00 a.m., at Miller Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Sherrill Wellborn officiating.  Burial is in Lewis Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.  Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Violet Eller

MOUNTAIN CITY -- Funeral services for Violet Eller will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday from First Baptist Church with Rev. Norm Reece to officiate. Music will be under the direction of Christina Lewis. Burial will be in Donnelly Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Ronda Reece, Roger May, Ray Payne, Bill Moore, John Muse, John Payne, Jerry Jordan and Bobby Dyson. Honorary pallbearers will be Buster May and deacons of First Baptist Church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends from 1 till 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church. Friends may call at the residence, 415 McElyea Road, Mountain City, at any time. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at Hux-Lipford@funeral-plans.com.

Mrs. Eller, 60, of 415 McElyea Road, passed away Friday, April 19, 2002, in Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton, Tenn., following a brief illness.

Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia Dare Wingler Eller

Mrs. Virginia Dare Wingler Eller, age 68, of Shepherd River Road, Millers Creek, NC, widow of James Roosevelt Eller died Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at her home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, at 11:00 at Arbor Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jenny Stewart officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Eller was born in Ashe County, October 29, 1935, to Austin and Mattie Dillard Wingler. She was a member of Arbor Grove United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Eller is survived by one daughter, Linda Winters of Millers Creek; two sisters, Ethel Miller and Regina Miller both of Millers Creek; three brothers, Paul Wingler, and Jim Wingler both of Millers Creek, Ralph Wingler of Wilkesboro.

The family will receive at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home from 6:00 until 8:00 Wednesday, November 5, 2003.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of Wilkes, 1907 West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.  (Reins-Sturdivant website)

Wade H. Eller

Mr. Wade H. Eller, age 71 of Mulberry Mill Road, North Wilkesboro, NC, died Tuesday, September 2, 2003, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Eller was born February 9, 1932 in Wilkes County to Glenn and Lula Hall Eller. He was a member of Baptist Home Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Jane Jarvis Eller.

Surviving are one daughter, Ann Eller of North Wilkesboro; two brothers, Earl Dean Eller of Wilkesboro, Jay Eller of North Wilkesboro; four sisters, Esther Ellis, Sara Barnette, Joyce Douglas, Madge Mitchell, all of North Wilkesboro; two grandsons and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Friday, September 5 at Mountlawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Darrell Tate officiating. Memorials may be made to Baptist Home Baptist Church, 2367 Sparta Road, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 Pallbearers were Bill Myers, Garfield Clinton, Jack Burgess, Warren Miller, L. D. Myers, and Henry Souther. Miller Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.

Willard M. "Bill" Eller

Willard M. "Bill" Eller, 80, of Paukukalo, Maui, Hawaii, a retired mechanical engineer for Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., died Wednesday, August 11, 1999, at home.

Born in Moscow, Idaho, he is survived by sons Willard "Jack" Eller and Tom Eller, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services: 5 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 4:30 p.m. Graveside services: Monday at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Maui Shrine Club, P.O. Box 330323, Kahului, HI 96732 or charity.

William "Bill" Eller

William 'Bill' Eller , 63 of the Lower Sioux Community, MN, died June 24, 2003, at his home.

Services are 11 a.m., Monday, June 30, at St. Cornelia's Episcopal Church at the Lower Sioux Community near Morton. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation begins at 4 p.m., Sunday, at the church hall and continues until the time of service Monday.

He is survived by children, Salina, Raquel, Heather, Dominic, Delores and Alan; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; siblings, Juanita Horn, Leonard Eller, Mary Prinzing and Iola Johnson.

He was born Mach 21, 1940, in Pipestone, Minn., to Max and Cornelia (St. Clair) Eller.

William Taft Eller

Mr. William "Taft" Eller, age 94, of Huffman Fork Road, Purlear, NC, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Britthaven of Wilkesboro.

Mr. Eller was born September 2, 1908 in Wilkes County to Arthur and Retta Hamby Eller.  He was a member of Greater Vision Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, William Wayne Eller of Purlear; two daughters, Ivo Dean Eller McGee of Ferguson, Eulean Eller Huffman of Purlear; one brother, Ivan Eller of Ferguson; one sister, Pearl Eller of Ferguson; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sunday, June 15, at Greater Vision Baptist Church with the Rev. Lyn Lambert officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Greater Vision Baptist Church Building Fund, P O Box 309, Millers Creek, NC  28651.  Miller Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.

Zola M. Eller 

Mrs. Zola M. "Moma Zola" Eller, 913 Broad Street, Elizabethton (Tennessee), died Wednesday, January 2, 2002, at her residence. 

Mrs. Eller was a native of Carter County and a daughter of the late Chris A. and Mae Nave Morrell. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Fred Hardin, in 1941, and Charlie Eller, November 22, 1972, a daughter, Frances Wellborn, a brother, Willard Morrell, and a sister, Minnie Galloway. 

Mrs. Eller was a retired telephone operator for North American Rayon Corporation where she was employed for 35 years. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church. 

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Chambers, Elizabethton; a stepdaughter and her husband, Barbara and John Merritt, Elizabethton; seven grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Debbie Keller; eight great-grandchildren; two aunts, Marie Senter and Pansy Taylor, both of Elizabethton; a nephew and his wife, Dr. J.M. and Helen Galloway, Nashville; and a niece and her husband, Doris and Henry Campbell, Nashville. 

Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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