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Obituary for James Floyd Ellis, Sr.

DURHAM- James Floyd Ellis, Sr., 89, died Friday, March 10, 2017 at his home. He was born in Durham County and was the son of the late John Thomas Ellis and Eulalia Vaughn Ellis. He was retired from Brown Brothers Plumbing Company, and he was a veteran of the US Navy having served during WWII and was fortunate enough to travel to the South Pole with Admiral Byrd. Mr. Ellis was a long-time member of Gorman Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Marinis Ellis; sons Jimmy Ellis and Corey Becknell and wife Gretchen; daughters, Linda Yarborough and husband Tommy, Mary Cunningham and husband Randy, Casey Kern and husband Darren, and Carrie Brown and fiancée Brad; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at Clements Funeral Chapel, Durham, with Pastor Craig Phelps officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705





11:00 AM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

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Oak Grove Memorial Gardens

3712 Cheek Road
Durham, North Carolina 27704


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