David Lee Ellison
David Lee Ellison, 55, of Murphy passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in a Murphy hospital. He was a native of the Nantahala Community, where he had lived most of his life. David had worked in the trucking, landscaping, and construction industries. David enjoyed hunting and most of all, keeping busy helping others. He liked to have a good laugh with friends and family and David was a wonderful father to his step-children. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was the son of the late Robert Lee and Betty Sue Pendergrass Ellison. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Robert Ellison.
Surviving are his wife, Angela Ellison of Bryson City; a daughter, Sage Mathis of Bryson City; a son, Garreth Mathis of Murphy; seven sisters, Judy Lee of Andrews, Patricia Marlow of Andrews, Peggy Ellison of Nantahala, Connie Truett of Andrews, Kathy Day of Cashiers, Wanda Owenby of Nantahala, and Casey Gibby of Marble; two brothers, Michael and Jamie Ellison, both of Murphy; and several nieces and nephews.
The interment will be in Aquone Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of David Lee Ellison to Ivie Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews in charge of all arrangements.
An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.