Sgt. Clyde J. Ellis






Sgt. Clyde J. Ellis

July 15, 1915 – May 27, 1942

Old Coker Creek Cem., Monroe Co., Tn


Monroe Soldier’s Wedding is Cancelled by Untimely Death


Death cancelled plans of Army Sgt. Clyde James Ellis, 25, son of Mrs. Jeff Hughes, Coker Creek, to marry Miss Eva Nell Curtis, 18, of Tellico Plains.  He was the second Monroe County man to die in WWII.

He had written her he would get a leave of absence in June and would return from Callan Field, San Diego, Calif., for the ceremony.

Miss Curtis said his last message was: “Honey, you are always in my heart.  Bye, Dear.”

He died May 27 from complications following jaundice.  He entered the service in June, 1941.

The body arrived home Wednesday of last week; the funeral was held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Coker Creek Church, conducted by Rev. Gus Hollingshead.

Surviving are the mother, the stepfather, a brother, Richard Ellis; three half-brothers, Glade, Frank and Beecher Hughes, all of Coker Creek, and a sister, Mrs. Pauline Carroll, of Maryville.




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