OBITUARY

Mrs. Ella M Wise

June 17, 1939February 21, 2021
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Pickens, SC - Mrs. Ella Mae Vaughn Wise, 81, loving wife of the late Harold Wise, of Pickens, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital Downtown.

Mrs. Wise was born in Pickens County on June 17, 1939 to the late John Will and Rosa Lee Aiken Vaughn. She enjoyed many different activities in life, and was always there to spend time with her family, extended family, and friends. Prior to her declining health, she was very active in the YMCA Silver Sneakers program and gathering with her friends for lunches at her Church. Mrs. Wise loved to go camping at the Smokey Mountain RV Park with her friends and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Pickens.

Mrs. Wise is survived by two daughters: Shirley Norris of Pickens and Donna Owens (Roger) of Easley; her two brothers: Melvin Vaughn of Six Mile and Terry Vaughn of Pickens; her four grandchildren: Sabrina Robinson (James), Danielle Franks (Corey Porter), Brayden Owens, and Kaleb Owens; three great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and her special friend: R.A. "Gib" Gibson of Pickens.

In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Wise was preceded in death by a daughter: Barbara Franks; and three brothers and sisters: Leonard Vaughn, Mary Sargent, and Horace Vaughn.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in the Chapel of Dillard Funeral Home with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, masks will be required to attend the service and social distancing will be observed. Those wishing to not attend the service may watch a livestream broadcast of the service via the Dillard Funeral Home Facebook page. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM on Tuesday, prior to the service, at Dillard Funeral Home.

The family will be at their respective homes.

Flowers are accepted or memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 309 E. Cedar Rock Street, Pickens, SC 29671.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.dillardfunerals.com. Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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Shirley Diane Hutto Grant

March 2, 2021

Donna, Shirley and Family.
My HEART is with you all today. I know what you are going through. It has been a YEAR today since me and my sister Linda burial our MOTHER LILLIE ELLEN HUTTO. So to you all our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I LOVE you all.
Love and Prayers.
Diane Hutto Grant

Mary Anne Taylor

February 27, 2021

Tim and I enjoyed the trips we took with you and R.A. You and Tim can now share those memories. I will definitely miss you. 😢

Rose Hasson

February 24, 2021

Ella's Mae was such a sweet lady worked with her at Ryobi

Sam Banks

February 23, 2021

I had the privilege to work with Ella Mae for over twenty years and always remember her having a smile on her face and she dearly loved to pull “pranks” on her friends.
Ella was a hard worker and often talked lovingly about her family.
Sam Banks

Diann Smith

February 23, 2021

I worked with Ella Mae at Ryobi for years. We had a lot of good times together. She loved her family. I will be praying for the family.

Beatrice Hernandez

February 23, 2021

May your peace will be with you in heaven .
She always cheerful super lady, I’m gladly had met her and know her at Grace church for almost 2 years. (At Grace).
Your contagious smile bring us to light! You will be miss.
Beatrice Hernandez

Beatrice Hernandez

February 23, 2021

May your peace will be with you in heaven .
She always cheerful super lady, I’m gladly had met her and know her at Grace church for almost 2 years. (At Grace).
Your contagious smile bring us to light! You will be miss.
Beatrice Hernandez

Lynn Lindsey

February 22, 2021

Ella Mae was such a sweet lady.We worked together at Ryobi, she was my boss lady in dept.630 and we were friends for a long time, our daughter were friends in school. The last time we talked was outside
walmart, we stood at our cars and talked for over an hour . We laughed and talked about how people have changed. RIP MY FRIEND

Shirley Diane Hutto Grant

February 22, 2021

Donna,Shirley, RA Gibson and the rest of the family
So sorry to hear about Ella Mae. She was a good friend of mine. We would go shopping and out to eat. We would laugh and have a good time. She always have a beautiful smile and her hair was beautiful. She will be missed by me and her family and friends. May the Lord Comfort all of you all during this sad time. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Ella Mae tell my parent Bill and Ellen Hutto HELLO for me. Ella Mae is walking the Streets of Gold now with a new body.
Love and Prayers.
Shirley Diane Hutto Grant
Love You Ella Mae

Melissa Childs

February 22, 2021

Ella Mae was a very special lady in my life . She was like a second mom to me growing up - I will never forget all the times with her and Donna and how good she always was to me. Rest In Peace sweet friend

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