Ellis Gaskill Sr.

January 4, 1920March 22, 2014
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Ellis Gaskill, Sr., 94, died Saturday, March 22, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Willa Spain Gaskill.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a former member of Hobucken United Methodist Church and served as superintendent for 25 years.

He is survived by one son, Ellis Gaskill Jr. and his wife Karen; daughter, Betty G. lee and husband Harry, both of New Bern; three grandchildren, H. Edward Lee, Brian and Lisa Witt.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 24, 2014 11:00 a.m. at Cotten funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Cotten Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made to the Gaskill Family at

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 23, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 24, 2014

Ellis Gaskill Sr.

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Joy Toler

April 1, 2014

Betty, Ellis,Jr and family: So sorry to learn of Uncle Ellis homegoing. He was always so nice, gentle and concerned about others. You were blessed to have him for so long. With love and prayers, Joy

Donna Willis Brandgard

March 24, 2014

Ellis Jr. I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr.Ellis.I have fond memories of you all living across from me as a child.God bless you ,Betty and your families in this time of your loss.

March 24, 2014

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. I am sure there are many great memories you have that can and will bring a smile to your face and heart. May the Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our father who loved us give you comfort and comfort your hearts and make you firm. 2 Thess. 2: 16, 17.

March 24, 2014

I am sad to hear about your father in law. Thinking of you. Eileen

March 24, 2014

Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of loss. May God Be With you always. Love the Goodwin Children, Mary, Pete, Vernon & Doris

Rose Talvacchio

March 23, 2014

Ellis, We Are sorry to hear about your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.
Love, Jimmy & Rose Talvacchio

March 23, 2014

Ellis, we are sorry to hear of your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.

Jimmy & Rose Talvacchio

Ron Daniel

March 23, 2014

Ann&I send our sincere condolence to the Gaskill family. We will not be able to be present for the funeral due to the fact that Ann is recovering from surgery. We will have the whole family in our prayers and thoughts.