Mr. Paul William Ellis, 74, of Morganton, died Wednesday February 20, 2013 at Autumn Care Nursing Center, after a period of declining health. Mr. Ellis was born January 28, 1939 in Watauga County, a son of the late Andrew and Jennie Aldridge Ellis. He was a member of the Watauga Baptist Church and retired after 37 years as a truck driver.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Metcalf, a brother, Elmer Ellis and a sister Ann Hunnicutt.
Surviving are his wife Della Carpenter Ellis of the home, four sons, Randy Ellis, William Ellis (Maria), Charles Ellis (Rhonda), Eric Ellis, two daughters, Paula Ellis and Kathy Mosteller all of Morganton, one brother, Larry Ellis (Peggy) of Foscoe, five sisters, Rosa Auton (Marvin) of Boone, Jean Ellis, of Valdese, Faye Calloway (Kenneth) of Lenoir, Laura Brown (Melvin) of Morganton and Elaine Ellis of Foscoe. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Paul Ellis will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday February 24, 2013 in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese. Interment will follow in the Glen Alpine Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 until 8:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese. At other times the family will be at the home of Paul Ellis.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville St., Mall, 2 Hanover Square, Suite `1605, Raleigh, NC 27601.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralserivces.com.
Heritage Funeral Service, in Valdese, is in charge of the arrangements.