Sgt. Clyde J. Ellis
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 230 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.
Clyde was born 15 Jul 1915 in Monroe Co., TN to Arthur James Winkler and Belzie Maney. Clyde died on 27 May 1942 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA., and is buried in Old Coker Creek Cemetery in Coker Creek, Monroe Co., TN.
-Submitted by Linda Spivey-Bjorklund, 1/2 1st Cousin 1X Removed