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Austin American Statesman        Sunday, November 15, 1992

McGee - Eller

    Sarah Warren McGee and Steven Dieter William Eller were united in marriage on Saturday, November 14, 1992, at seven o'clock in the evening at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. The Reverend Robert L. Johnson and The Reverend Edward L. Stein performed the double ring ceremony. Music for the service was provided by a string quartet led by Matthew Loden. A reception followed at the Junior League of Houston.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C McGee Jr. of Houston. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh N. Lewis of McDonough, Georgia, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C McGee of New Orleans, Louisiana. The groom is the son of Mrs. Marian Eller of San Diago, California, and the grandson of Mrs. William Trilk and the late Mr. Trilk of Sarasota, Florida, and or Mrs Ernst Eller and the late Mr. Eller of Ellison Bay, Wisconsin.

    Delora Kornegay of New York, New Yurk. was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Karyn Smith of Austin, Texas, and Laura Johnson of Dallas, Texas. John Webb of Austin, Texas, served the groom as best man. Groomsmen were John Lacy of Dallas, Texas, and James Hillhouse of Austin, Texas. Ushers were James McGee of Houston, Texas, brother of the bride, Miguel Saldana of Houston, Texas; Trace Sherer of Spring, Texas, cousin of the groom; and Michael Guerrero of Houston, Texas. J.R. McGee, brother of the bride, served as acolyte of the ceremony.
    Sarah is a graduate of the University of Texas with degrees in Psychology and Communications. She is employed by Advanced Micro Devices. Steve is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Business Administration. He is employed by international Business Machines.
    After a wedding trip to Oregon and Washington, the couple will reside in Austin.


The Eller Chronicles Vol.- VIII-2 MAY 1994


From Leetha Renwick, 435 W. 8th St., San Pedro, CA 90731: Marriage Notices, San Fran-cisco Chronicle- ELLER, Mina - VOGT, Bernhard 3 Aug 1891. Printed in the Nugget, Journal of the California Genealogical Society 1991, p3l. Who was Mina?

From Rick Carson, 1232 Coffelt Rd., Hixon, TN, 37343: Seeking info about Wm. Henry Eller (1864-1915) of Gilmer County, GA. Think his ancestors were from NC since that was his birth place.

From Richard Eller, 5456 Suttlemyre Lane, Hickory, NC, 28601: Seek info on a Frank Eller. listed 1900 census as living in Union Twp., Wilkes Co., NC; b Sep 1852, m Bettie ca. 1888; children, 2 males/3 female.

From Phyllis Jacobs, 4500 Tuckaseegee Rd., Charlotte, NC 28208: Seek info on Christena Eller, Rowan Co., NC, my 4th gr. grandmother, d Gold Hill, NC, age almost 100. I am looking for her parents and where she came from. She was supposedly Dutch, b ca. 1800; m 1834, Paul Ludwick; dau. Eve Ann (my 3rd gr. grandmother) who m Wyatt. Find several Christena Ellers in Rowan Co. records but not this one.

From Kenneth R. Eller, Rt. 1, Box 197, Catawbe, NC 28609: Seeking to extend my lineage beyond Kenneth R. Eller ( John Lewis, William Adam, Charles and Catherine Eller).

From Wm. L. Eller, 2056 S.E., Grandview Ct., Milwaukie, OR 97267: Seeking to extend my lineage beyond gr. grandfather James S. Eller b 1802/1803, TN; m Susan Gaulden, b 1820 TN; Child: Thomas A., b 1841 TN; Jacob F., b 1842 TN; James L. (Granville) b 1849 TN; Angeline b 1850 TN; William b 1852 TN; Frederick H. (my gr. father) b 1854 Tompkinsville, KS.; Susan b 1859 Tompkinsville, KS.


Margie Stewart

    ROBBINSVILLE - Margie Myrtle Stewart, 76, of Route 1, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, in a Knoxville, Tenn., hospital after a long illness.
    A native of Graham County, (NC), she was a homemaker and member of Cedar Cliff Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Doke and Minnie Hooper Eller.
    She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Gurley Stewart; son, Tony Stewart of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; daughter, Carol Kanaffl of Knoxville, Tenn.; three brothers, Glenn, Verlie, and Jim Eller, all of Robbinsville; three sisters, Eloise Corbin and Belle Rogers, both of Robbinsville, and Stella Long of Waynesville; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

    Services will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Robbinsville First Baptist Church. The Rev. Earl Payne will officiate. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Carver Cemetery.
    The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Townson-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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Necrology cont'd

John C. Eller
245 Oak Ave., Apt. 714
Sebring, Fl 33870

July 20, 1993

Dear Family and Friends:

It is with a heavy and broken heart that I send you this letter. Leona slept away about 2:30 P.M. June 30, 1993 at The Palms Healthcare Center. Her family was with her.

Although her health began to fail in early May, a fast growing cancer of her Lymphatic System was not diagnosed until her exploratory surgery June 2nd. After the surgery, the goal was to help her health improve sufficiently to receive chemotherapy. She died the afternoon the treatment was to have begun.

Two Memorial Services were held. The first was at our church here, the Sebring Church of the Brethren, July 3rd with Pastor Kurt Borgmann Officiating. The second was at her childhood church, the Bethel Church of the Brethren, at Broadway, Virginia with a long time family friend Rev. Wendell Flory officiating. Interment was in the Bethel Church Cemetery.

A great lady, who was my wife and friend, has gone to her reward. Her life was dedicated to the work of the church and the cause of peace. Her years of teaching youth how to find their way in life, her three trips to Russia to witness for peace when it was thought by many to be unpatriotic and her year as Director of the World Friendship Center at Hiroshima, Japan is remembered by many.

To all who have sent words of sympathy and gifts to her Memorial Fund I send deep gratitude from all her family.

In loving memory,

John C. Eller

P.S. Some have inquired regarding the Memorial Fund in Leona's memory. Her last major project was serving as Financial Secretary of The Palms Foundation which is dedicated to helping Older Adults who have financial need. Gifts can be sent to The Palms Foundation Endowment Fund, 204 S. Commerce Avenue, Suite #1, Sebring, Fl. 33870.



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