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Olean Ellis

November 2, 1929 — May 16, 2017

Olean Hayes Ellis

87, Mooresville, passed away on May 16, 2017 at Cumberland Trace Senior Living in Plainfield. Olean was born on November 2, 1929 in Iredell County, North Carolina to the late William Greenberry Hayes and Ula (Myers) Hayes.

Olean worked at RCA and most recently at Theising Veneer in Mooresville. She was a member of the Mooresville VFW Post 1111 and American Legion Post 109. She loved to spend time in her garden, bird watching and listening to Blue Grass Music. She will be greatly missed by all!

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter; Diann York Gibson and a brother AG Hayes and a grandson Kevin Sharpe.

Survivors include her significant other Bob Jordan, a son; Don Grant and his wife Jenna of Arizona, daughters; Rosie Waltz and her husband Steve “Red Eye” of Mooresville, Sheila Freeman and her husband Curt of Mooresville, a brother; Horace Hayes of North Carolina, sisters; Norma Snow, Camilla Thompson, Ulean Snow, Genoa Taylor all of North Carolina, , 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in White Lick Cemetery in Mooresville.

Cremation arrangements are being handled by the Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. Visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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