Ellis R. Souders Sr.
Ellis Ray Souders Sr., 83, McConnellsburg, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at Bedford Memorial Hospital, Bedford.
He was born in Mc- Connellsburg, on May 14, 1928, the son of the late Charles Russel and Ora Francis (DeShong) Souders. He was the husband of Mary E. (Sowers) Souders, whom he married on October 27, 1949.
He was a member of Cito United Methodist Church, McConnellsburg, and was a retired machinist from the Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, after working there for 25 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons Ellis R. Souders Jr. of Durham, N.C.; Allen W. Souders of Mc- Connellsburg; Warren L. Souders of Needmore; daughters Debra K. Mellott of McConnellsburg; Angela M. Skinner of Mercersburg; brother Paul Eugene Souders of McConnellsburg; two granddaughters; one grandson; two step-grandsons; one step-granddaughter; and two step-great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Religious services will be held at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, at 11 a. m. on Thursday, June 30, 2011, with Pastor Christian Elliott officiating. Interment will be at Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg.
There will be visitation on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, from 3 p. m. to 8 p. m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Inc., McConnellsburg. There will also be visitation one hour before the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Online condolences at www.howardlsipes.com.