Originally created 12/25/05

Mrs. Bernice Opal Ellison (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)



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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Opal Ellison, 77, died Friday, December 23, 2005, at her residence surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, December 27, 2005 in the chapel of Rowland Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Dockery and Rev. Stephen Airey officiating. Interment will be at Pineview Memorial Park Mrs. Ellison was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-four years, Luther Ellison, Jr. She was a native of Kosciusko, MS and was a retired civil servant, having worked at Fort Gordon, GA for twenty-three years. She was an active member and leader in Augusta Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors include her five children and their spouses, Julie Jones (Phil) of Macon, GA, Kathleen Moses (Earl) of Great Bend, KS, Ronnie Ellison (Marilyn) of North Augusta, SC, Carolyn Gunter (Ronnie) of Kitchens Mill, SC and James Ellison (Cheryl) of Columbia, SC; 10 grandchildren; brother, Jack Jones of Everett, WA anda number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers will be Luke Ellison, Christopher Jones, Ben Moses, Josh Whetzel, Jeff Lawson and George Drake. The family will receive friends at Rowland Funeral Home, Monday, December 26, 2005 from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to Church of God of Prophecy, 2031 Gardner Street, Augusta, GA 30904 or to Art Patachin Indigent Care Foundation, c/o University Hospital, Augusta, GA 30901. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle December 25, 2005