Mr. Charles Daniel Ellis, age 84, passed away Monday, September 18, 2023, surrounded by his family, following an extended illness. The funeral service will be held Friday, September 22, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Elder Lee Chambers officiating. Interment will follow at Upper Mill Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Thursday, September 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Ellis, Charlie Ellis, Jeff Deal, Kyle Brown, Franklin Ogburn, Tony Usry, Brandon Eskew and Noah Anderson.
Charles was born April 8, 1939, in Bulloch County, to the late Wilma Akins Ellis and Ben Ellis. Growing up, he had a special friendship with all the Joneses. In 1962, Charles met and fell in love with Mabel Williams, whom he married on December 24 of that year. They had two children, Teresa and Ronnie, and went on to enjoy life together until Mabel’s passing in 1994. Charles later married Wanda Ogburn in 1997, and they enjoyed many years together. Charles worked hard at everything he did in his life. He was a postman and a tire salesman, but he loved farming most of all. He was an avid property trader. He loved to walk, read, and go to Cades Cove in Tennessee. Charles loved his kids and enjoyed his grandchildren very much. He was a joy to be around and leaves a void in his family that will never be filled. Mr. Ellis is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Frances Donaldson Wilson, Edwin “Skeeter” Donaldson, Robert J. Donaldson, and Mary Agnes Donaldson McBride, as well as many half-siblings.
Mr. Ellis is survived by his wife, Wanda Ellis; children and their spouses, Teresa and Ashley Brown, Ronnie and Stephanie Ellis, Franklin and Stephanie Ogburn, and Angela and Erick Ogburn-Landers; grandchildren, Amber Brown Anderson, Kyle Brown, Dallas Beasley, Callie Beasley, Charlie E. Ellis, Jackson Ellis, Brandon Eskew, Christopher Eskew, McKenzie Ogburn, Madison Ogburn, Taylor Ogburn, and Stephen Ogburn; two great-grandchildren, Noah Anderson and Nora Grace Anderson; and many nieces and nephews.
The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to: Ogeechee Area Hospice, PO Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.