Eller, William Lonnie

November 22, 2005

MR. WILLIAM LONNIE ELLER, age 75, of St. Cloud Place, Wilkesboro, died Sunday, November 20, 2005 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. Mr. Eller was born August 11, 1930 in Wilkes County to James Garfield and Cora Lovette Eller. He was retired from Bel-Air Electric and was a member of Boiling Springs Baptist Church. He was a member with the rank of Commodore of the Otter Point Boat Club and was a Journeyman Electrician. Mr. Eller hobbies were Nascar, boating and gospel music. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Irene Frances Baker Eller of the home; one daughter, Debi Eller Ryan and husband, Jim of Purlear; one son, Ron Eller and wife Chris of Bel Air, MD; two sisters, Pearl Hayes and husband James of Bel Air, MD, Mary Fox of Seattle, Washington; one brother, Joe Eller and wife, Peggy of Wilkesboro; two grandchildren, Zachary Eller of Washington, D.C. and Trish Ryan of Purlear. A granddaughter, Kari Lynn Ryan; two brothers Grant and Henry Eller and two sisters, Dollie Clinton Moore and Cora Lou Burton preceded him in death. The family will receive friends at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Tuesday night from 6 to 8 P.M. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday 2:00 P.M., November 23, 2005 at Boiling Springs Baptist Church with Pastor Joey Moore and the Rev. Dennis Love officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Boiling Springs Baptist Church, 1390 Boiling Springs Road, Purlear, NC 28665 or to Pilgrim Baptist Church, 493 Pilgrim Church Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.

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