January 11, 1911 ~ March 17, 2001

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Helen Waddell Hamer Ellis, 90, of 178 Montana Ave., Asheville, died Saturday, March 17, 2001 in a local nursing facility.

A native of Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Sidney and Allie Best Waddell. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Hamer and Earl Ellis. She was a retired employee of America Enka with 40 years of service and was a member of Abernethy United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, Clarence Waddell of Asheville; and a number of nieces and nephews including Wanda McMahan, Gina King and Deborah Hensley.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in the Patton Avenue Chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Rev. Dr. Patrick Welch will officiate with burial following in Green Hills Cemetery.

Her family will receive friends 7-8:30 Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Abernethy United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1418 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. Clarence, regardless of age, health or any other circumstance in life we are never ready to lose our Mothers. Please know we are thinking of you at this time!
    Joe Clark and your Class of 43

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