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Ella Mae Simpson

ROCK HILL -- Ella Mae Simpson, 80, of 708 Green Street, departed this life on June 3, 2008.

She was born in Fairfield County on Feb. 2, 1928, to the late Isaac and Mary Scruggs Watkins.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at New Zion Baptist Church, with Pastor David Walker officiating, Pastor D. Chilsom assisting and Pastor R. Adams delivering the eulogy. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Simpson is survived by three sons, Freddie (Catherine) Simpson, Otis Ervin and David (Tessa) Simpson; two daughters, Rosa L. Simpson and Willie Mae (Donnie) Watson, both of Rock Hill; daughter-in-law, Cheryle Simpson of Rock Hill; four sisters, Rebecca Howard, Mamie Lowery, Sally Watkins and Willie Ann Watkins; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Parker Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.