Ellen H. Warren

Jun 12, 2014

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister

CANTON – Ellen Louise Holcombe Case Warren went home to be with her loved ones June 11, 2014, at Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Maggie Valley.  Ellen had just celebrated her 87th birthday.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Daisy Miller Holcombe.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Case, who passed away in 1954; a son, Michael Roger Case, who passed away in 1994; seven brothers, Ray, Roger, Hoyle, Alvin, Roy, Carroll and Jim Holcombe; twin sister, Helen Davis; a son-in-law, Junior Lockman; along with several nieces and nephews.

Ellen retired from BASF in 1990 and was a member of West Canton Baptist Church.  Ellen loved her family and always placed everyone before herself. Ellen loved life and was always positive, and always saw the positive in everyone. She always loved her time with all her grandchildren and she was a true caregiver to all.

She is survived by a son, David Jack Case and his wife, Susan; a daughter, Janice Case Lockman, all from Canton; three sisters, Lucille Parham, of Leciester; Mary Webb, of Asheville, and Shirley Holcombe, of Waynesville; a brother, Charles Holcombe, of Canton; a granddaughter, Dawn Evans and her husband, Shannon, of Waynesville; two grandsons, David A. Case, of Canton, Michael McEntire, of Marion; five great-grandchildren, Caleb, Colton, Megan, Channing and Kera; three great-great grandchildren and one on the way, Caroline, Jackson, Addison, and several special ones she considered her own grandchildren, Brian and Brayden. Ellen had numerous nieces and nephews, which she loved like they were her own.

A celebration of life service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 13, at the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Cantrell and Woody Sanford officiating.  Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Morning Star Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to West Canton Baptist Church Building Fund, 75 Lowe Street, Canton, NC  28716 or to Morning Star Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 1746, Canton, NC  28716.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.

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