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William Ellis

ROCK HILL -- Mr. William Baxter Ellis, 47, of 351 Pendleton St., son of Sara Ellis Sansbury and the late Robert Willis Ellis, went to be with his Savior Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007.

Bill is survived by his mother; a son, TJ Cummings; his three sisters, Joyce Thatcher, Becky Tucker and Susan Ellis; one brother, Tony Ellis; as well as six nieces and nephews and their children.

A graduate of Rock Hill High School, his life's work was in textiles and carpentry. He will be remembered for his love of football, softball, fishing and bowling. Bill was an award winning horseshoe player. He could be found pitching horseshoes day and night.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. with visitation 30 minutes before at Rock Hill First Wesleyan Church. The family will receive friends at the home at other times.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Rock Hill First Wesleyan Church, 218 Annafrel St., Rock Hill or Trinity Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 832 West Main St., Rock Hill.