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Ellis "E.C." Anthony

July 29, 1943 ~ June 21, 2020 (age 76)

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Ellis “E.C.” Anthony, 76, of Nebo, North Carolina, passed away Sunday morning, June 21, 2020 at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care.


A native of Swain County, North Carolina, E.C. was born on July 29, 1943 to the late Ivan Denny Anthony and Emma McClure Anthony. He was a 1963 graduate of Pleasant Gardens High School, and was a proud veteran of the United States Army.


Mr. Anthony was a faithful member of Dysartsville Baptist Church, and he was a founding member of the Dysartsville Fire Department. He worked at the Clinchfield Cotton Mills, Dover Insulation, and he later retired from Truett Insulation. He thoroughly enjoyed fishing and deer hunting. E.C. was also an avid fan of classic country music.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Marila Braswell and Norma Hollifield.


Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 52 years, Rosa Marie Suttles Anthony; two sisters, Elouise Anthony and Algerine Gouge; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Also surviving are special friends Dennis and Denise Thompson, Jeff Mills, and Nick, Reanna, Rowan, and Wren Edwards.


A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service & Crematory.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.



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June 25, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chapel of Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
2170 Rutherford Road
Marion, NC 28752


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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