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Margaret "Edna" Williams Ellis

Margaret Edna Williams Ellis, 83, resident of 156 Gin House Rd. Antreville Community widow of William Calvin Ellis, Jr. passed away Friday April 27, 2012 at her home.

Born in Spartanburg, SC she was a daughter of the late Jack Williams and Maude Caldwell Williams.

Edna was formerly employed with Abbeville Shirt Plant and retired from Mayfair Mills. She was a dedicated member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. She will be remembered for her kind and caring demeanor by her loving family and many friends.

Survivors include her son Billy Ellis and his wife Kathy of Abbeville, SC; 2 daughters Donna Wentzel and her husband Ron of Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Rita Major of Abbeville, SC; a sister Juanita Bishop of Charleston, SC; 2 brothers John Williams of Spartanburg, SC and Francis Earl Williams of California; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Edna's Life will be conducted Monday April 30, 2012 at 3:00 PM in Shiloh United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jonathan Donalds officiating. The family is at the home 156 Gin House Rd. Antreville, SC.

Memorials in memory of Edna may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church 198 Hwy. 184 Abbeville, SC 29620 or to Hospice of the Upstate 1835 Rogers Rd. Anderson, SC 29621.


Shiloh UMC
198 Hwy 184 W
Abbeville, SC  29620
Monday, April 30, 2012
3:00 PM

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To all, Edna was a very caring ,but also very fun loving. I have many memories of her stories about my father and Bill. And she was a great friend to Steve and Shannon when they all were at Mayfair and afterwards. My sincerest sympathy.

Rachael M Blackburn Apr 30 2012 12:00 AM

Billie, Donna & Rita, I am so very sorry that I could not be there. My heart goes out to all of you and I pray that you will find sweet comfort in the wonderful memories of your precious mother. I love you all, Elaine

Elaine W. Johnson Apr 30 2012 12:00 AM

The entire Erwin family from Abbeville epresses their sincere sympathy in the passing of Edna. I remember her from the time I was a small child visiting my grandparents there in Antreville. Such fond memories from years ago. Plese accept our sincere sympathy. Bitsy E. Harrison, Ronnie Erwin, Langdon (Boo) Erwin, Mike Erwin, and Terry Erwin.

Bitsy Erwin Harrison Apr 29 2012 12:00 AM

Billy,Donna, Rita Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I always enjoyed working with Edna over the years at Mayfair. I also always enjoyed my visits with her, she was always a joy to talk to. I know all of you are going to miss her. Just know she is in a better place now.

Steve Sutherland Apr 29 2012 12:00 AM

Billy, Donna, Rita & family So sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Reese & Gail (Seawright)Smith

Gail Seawright Smith Apr 28 2012 12:00 AM

So Sorry to hear of Mrs. Edna's passing. I have many fond memories spending time at her house as a teenager. They were the first people I knew that had an in-ground pool. Donna, hope you and your family are well.

Jim White Apr 28 2012 12:00 AM