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William Theodore "W.T." Ellis
William Theodore "W.T." Ellis, age 91 of Ben Carpenter Rd. died Friday, October 2, 2015 at Carolinas Healthcare System - Cleveland. He was born on February 20, 1924 in Cleveland County to the late Jacob Franklin and Louvenia Dedmon Ellis. W.T. was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, was retired from Dora Mills and was the owner of Ellis Wrecker Service. He was a former Deputy Sherriff for Gaston County and had been involved with the Waco V.F.D. He was also a former deacon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. W.T. enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Sally Edna Mull Ellis; son, Harold Ellis; grandson, Wesley Ellis; brothers, James and J.D. Ellis; and sister, Frankie Jean Ellis Gay.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, Peggy and David Taylor of Oak Island, David and Barbara Ellis of Cherryville, Joyce White of Cherryville, and Shirley and George Walls of Waco; eight grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM at St. Paul's United Methodist Church with Pastor Michael Austin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Carpenter's Funeral & Cremation Services.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr. Shelby, NC 28150 or St. Paul's United Methodist Church, P.O Box 544 Waco, NC 28169.
Condolences may be made at www.carpentersfuneralhome.net


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