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J. Ellsworth Lewis

J. Ellsworth “Ells” Lewis, 90, formerly of Forreston, died Friday, March 15, 2013 at Manor Court, Freeport. 

Ells was born in Brill, Wis., on Sept. 23, 1922 to John and Josie (Dahl) Lewis. 

They moved to Forreston, in 1939 where Ells graduated from high school in 1941. 

He and Margaret Gassman were married on June 23, 1951. She preceded him in death on March 20, 2007. 

Ells was an active member of the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. Forreston.  

Ells and Margaret operated the Lewis Dairy Bar in Forreston for 45 years. 

Ells also had a delivery route for Union Dairy in Forreston and Shannon.  

Ells enjoyed singing solos, singing in the church choir, and singing with his brothers. 

He enjoyed playing cards and board games with family and friends. 

He is survived by two brothers, Vernon (Shirley) Lewis, Columbus, N.C. and Jim (Pat) Lewis, Pinehurst, N.C.; two sisters-in-law, Betty Lewis, Montana, and Naomi Lewis, Forreston; brother-in-law Joe Twigg, Forreston; many nieces and nephews; and a special neighbor and friend, Robert Dillavou, Forreston. 

Ells was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, one sister, and four brothers. 

Funeral services were held on March 19 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Forreston, with Rev. Scott Ralston officiating. 

Burial as at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. 

A memorial has been established.

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