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Originally published: 2012-11-05 14:46:05
Last modified: 2012-11-05 14:46:05

Roy W. Ollis

Roy W. Ollis, 92, of the Frank Community, went home to be with Lord on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the Brian Center in Spruce Pine. A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Luther and Margie Cooper Ollis.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mildred Buchanan Ollis, who passed away in 2010; sisters, Orpha Fascko, Pearl Gale and Esther Ward; brothers, Baxter Ollis, Ivan Ollis, and Verne Ollis. Ollis was a life long member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where he was a deacon and the director of the church choir, served as the church treasurer and was the leader of the Boys RA Youth League. Ollis was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He worked at Tar Hill Mica for a number of years until his retirement.
Surviving are his daughters, Carolyn Huffman and husband, Conley, of Little Squirrel Creek Road, and Joan Vance and husband, Roger, of Whitaker Branch Cemetery Road; sons, Paul Ollis of Cherokee, and John Ollis and wife, Melissa, of the home; sister, Noonie “Ella” Antill of Burnsville; brother, Lawrence Ollis of Whitaker Branch Road; grandchildren: Keith Huffman, Cindy Turbyfill, Paul Ollis Jr., Lora Ollis, Johnsie Parker, Joseph Ollis, Crissy Vance, Jonathan Vance; thirteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services were held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Carver, Jr. and Lynn Carter officiating. Burial followed in the Whitaker Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour at the church.
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