Willard Fulton Ellis, Jr. of of Aiken, S.C., formerly of Lavalette

Willard Fulton Ellis, Jr., age 81, of Aiken, S.C., completed life’s journey and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at his residence. He was married to the late Thelma Jean Bennett Ellis for 59 loving years and was the son of the late Willard Fulton Ellis, Sr. and the late Martha Jean Sartin Ellis. He is survived by sons, Royce Ellis of Galloway, Ohio, Charles Ellis of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and Joseph Ellis of Aiken, S.C.; daughters, Barbara (Pete) Jenkins of Ceredo, W. Virginia, Judy (Everett) Stewart of Prichard, W. Virginia and Kathy Blake of Huntington, W. Virginia, a brother, Thurman Lee Ellis of Columbus, Ohio; fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. He was born in Logan, W. Virginia on September 24, 1930, but has been a resident of Aiken County for the past 27 years. He was a proud Marine Corp disabled veteran and was past Commander of Chapter 43. He was a retired commercial electrician by trade. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and all whose lives he touched; however, he shall live on forever in their hearts. A graveside service was held on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Southlawn Cemetery in Aiken, S.C. with his son, Charles Ellis and a friend, Clarence Brown officiating. His sons and grandsons served as pallbearers.
Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main Street Graniteville, S. C. 29829 is in charge of the funeral arrangements.