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Rogers Pickard Funeral Home
Saturday November 18th, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am

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Saturday November 18th, 2017

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Rogers Pickard Funeral Home
Saturday November 18th, 2017

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Grady Wesley Ellis

Grady Wesley Ellis, 82 of Sanford passed away Wednesday November 15, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Saturday at Rogers Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Hickory Mtn. Methodist Church Cemetery in Pittsboro.


Mr. Ellis was born in Chatham Co, a son of the late John Wesley Ellis and Edna Johnson Ellis. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Juanita Ellis and a son Keith Wesley Ellis. Grady started his working career in the Furniture Manufacturing Industry at the age of 16. After his retirement from the furniture industry he began a new career at the Waste Recycling Center, where he retired, for the second time, almost two years ago.


Mr. Elis is survived by his wife, Shirley Venable Ellis; daughter, Sheila Ellis Locklear (Dallas) of Sanford; grandchildren, Teresa Ellis Morrison (Jason), Travis Ellis (Brittany Beal), Tasha Danielle Locklear (Jonathan Gonia) and Kevin Dallas Locklear (Amber McNeill); seven grandchildren; two brothers, James Ellis (Joyce) of Sanford, and Bernice Ellis of Bynum; sister, Annie Ring of Greensboro.  


The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00am Saturday at the Funeral Home prior to the Service; and other times at 904 Peach Orchard Road, Sanford.

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A candle was lit in memory of Grady Ellis

Linda Keller Kelly, Judy Normann and Oscar Keller Nov 27 2017 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one, and may you find comfort from Gods written word, the Bible, about the foretold future promises regarding His earth and mankind, to do away with everything that causes us pain, suffering and sorrow, please read Acts 24:15, Revelation 21:4,5.

Joan Brown Nov 20 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Grady Ellis

Nancy Beal Nov 17 2017 12:00 AM

God cares for the brokenhearted; Psalm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Psalm 147:3 says; "He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7) jw.org

Rachel Morton Nov 16 2017 12:00 AM