Ellen McPeters Hollifield, 77, of Marion, passed into the arms of her loving Savior Monday July, 9, 2012 at her home after a period of declining health. Ellen was a loving wife to her husband Claude for over 57 years. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was also a caring sister and was regarded highly by her many friends.
Ellen was born August 2, 1934 in McDowell County to the late Belvia Wilson McPeters and Robert Aaron McPeters. She was a graduate of Pleasant Gardens High School, where she excelled in basketball and was team captain. She was involved in many other school activities. Ellen worked as a secretarial engineer for Coates American, Broyhill and Universal Furniture Industries. She retired in the late nineties and worked with her husband at Hollifield Sales until the business closed in 2005.Ellen was an active member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church where she served on various committees including Local Missions. She loved her Sunday School Class very much. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James R. McPeters.
She is survived by her husband Claude S. Hollifield, of Marion; a daughter, Claudette and her husband James D. Clanton, Jr.; grandson John Daniel Clanton, and his wife Amy and a great grandson John A. Clanton, all of Hickory; Penny Barnes, sister and husband Paul; Bobby McPeters, brother and wife Alma; Inez McPeters, sister-in-law; Ruby Miller, sister-in-law and husband Frank, all of Marion. A number of nieces and nephews survive her.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday. July 11, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at Chapel Hill Baptist Church with Revs. Eric Grindstaff and Harold Webb officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in McDowell Memorial Park.
Floral tributes would be a blessing; however those wishing to memorialize her by way of donation are encouraged to consider Chapel Hill Baptist Church, 109 Chapel Hill Church Loop, Marion, NC 28752 or The Hospice House, 374 Hudlow Rd., Forest City, NC 28043.