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Laura Mae Dent Ellis

June 23, 1917 – Feb. 7, 2012

LORMAN — Graveside services for Laura Mae Dent Ellis, 94, of Lorman, who died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Promise Hospital in Vicksburg, will be at 11:15 a.m. today at Cane Ridge Cemetery in Lorman with Mrs. Ellis’ nephews officiating, the Rev. David Brooks of Nettleton and the Rev. Michael McReynolds of Hillsboro, Texas.

Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ellis was born June 23, 1917, in Lorman, the daughter of Warren W. and Laura M. Dent. She was a graduate of United Vocational High School and Clark’s Business School. She was employed as a bookkeeper in her father’s auto repair business and at Southwest Electric Power Association. She was also employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Lorman.

Mrs. Ellis was a lifelong resident of Lorman, a member of Cane Ridge United Methodist Church and Eastern Star. When she retired from the postal service, she loved to garden, cook and was an avid reader. She also enjoyed traveling and needlework.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years, Iler Killingsworth Ellis; and three siblings, Camille Dent Brooks, Nell McReynolds and Bedford “Pete” Dent.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Ellis Sikes; two sons, Iler Scott Ellis and Warren Anon Ellis; three granddaughters, L. Korinne Sikes Bello, Anona Ellis Davenport and Mercedes Ellis; two grandsons, Steven Ellis Sikes and Warren Iler Ellis; seven great-grandchildren, Jacqueline Bello, Taylor Sikes, Laura Bello, Samantha Bello, Sage Davenport, Ryder Davenport and Asher Davenport; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be son-in-law, S.A. “Butch” Sikes, grandsons, Steven Ellis Sikes and Warren Iler Ellis, nephews, Michael Dent and Hayden Dent and special friend, Jamie Curtis.

The family thanks the staff at Promise Hospital and Dr. Paul Pierce III for the loving care they gave during the last days of our loved one’s life.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Cane Ridge Cemetery Association, 4353 Rodney Road, Lorman, MS 39096 or to a charity of choice.