Willie Guinn Eller, 87, of Turtletown, Tenn., passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016.
Willie was a son of the late Guy and Ethel Ledford Eller.
He retired from commercial construction after 50 years as a welder and structural iron worker belonging to Local 387 in Atlanta, Ga.
He attended Fields of the Wood Church of God of Prophecy.
He also was preceded in death by siblings, Goldman Eller, Boyd Eller and Dorothy Hamby; daughter-in-law Patricia Helton Eller; and brothers-in-law, Willard Allen, Jess Hamby, Clifford Loudermilk and Rob Ledford.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Georgia Mae Graves Eller of the home; children, Larry Eller of Murphy, Phyllis (Frank) Beeam of Turtletown, Tenn., and Rita (Ronnie) Ross of Cleveland, Tenn.; honorary daughters, Lora Wade and Doris Wise; brother, Guindle (Jeanne) Eller of Acworth, Ga.; sisters, Susie Loudermilk Ledford of Blairsville, Ga., Willa Mae Allen, Shelby (David) Avery and Lorraine (Richard) Kilpatrick, all of Murphy, and Shirley (Owen) Hensley of Turtletown, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Helen Eller Goldman of Charlotte; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild, Grayson Howe.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, from the Akins of Copperhill Chapel with the Rev. Mark Reid officiating. Music was by Janice Reid. Pallbearers were Ray Thomas, Shannon Owensby, Chad Beeam, Eric Eller, Jeffrey Eller, Brett Ross, Storm Eller and Treylyn Owensby. Larry Eller, Chris Eller, Frank Beeam and Ronnie Ross served as an honorary escort. Interment followed in Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Eller may be made to Fields of the Wood Church of God of Prophecy Building Fund, 10000 N.C. 294, Murphy, NC 28906.
Condolences to the family may be sent to www.akinsfuneralhome.com.
Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill is in charge of the arrangements.