Charles D. Ellis

Published 3:17 pm Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Franklin – Charles Daniel “Dani” Ellis, 69, died October 12, 2010 at Southampton Memorial Hospital. He was born in Macon County, NC, and reared in Murfreesboro, NC, a son of the late Herman Bryan and Louise Sutton Ellis. He was predeceased by a sister, Sue E. Boykin and a brother, William Bryan “Buddy” Ellis. Dani was an  Army veteran and an honors graduate of Paul D. Camp Community College. He was retired from the Technical Department of Union Camp Corporation after 31 years of service. He was a member of the West Suffolk Baptist Church.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Patricia “Pat” Ellis; two daughters, Colleen Ellis Dover (Casey) of Durham, NC and Tina D. Lewis (Darrell) of Snow Hill, NC; two sons, Christopher D. “Chris” Ellis of Franklin and Herbert T. Dixon, Jr. (Vanessa) of Youngsville, NC; six grandchildren, Parker Ellis Dover, Charles A. Nahrebecki (Rebecca), Bobbi Marie Neal, Tyler, Evan, and Madison Dixon; one great-grandson, Anthony Nahrebecki; two sisters, Anna Ruth E. Wood (Donald) of Suffolk and Linda E. Vann (Albert) of Conway, NC; one brother, Gerald W. Ellis (Mary Jo) of Murfreesboro, NC; a sister-in-law, Carol B. Ellis of Sedley; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 pm Saturday, October 16, 2010, at West Suffolk Baptist Church with Pastor Ben Scofield officiating. Interment will follow in Southampton Memorial Park, Franklin. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 pm Friday at Wright Funeral Home and suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dani’s name to West Suffolk Baptist Church, 2400 Holland Road, Suffolk, VA. 23434. Condolences may be offered at