Layman Lamont Ellis

Layman Lamont Ellis, 76, of 6009 Mahogany Lan, Kings Mountain, NC, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021, in CaroMont Healthcare, Gastonia, NC.

He was born in Cherokee County, SC and was a son of the late Sam Washington Ellis, Sr. and the late Elnita Oglesby Ellis.

He was a Baptist and a retired truck driver for Kerns Trucking Company.

Layman was predeceased by: his parents; four siblings, Sam Ellis, Jr., Robert Lee Ellis, Helen Bailey, and Tina Wilson Smith; and his significant other of 28 years, Annie Artis.

He leaves to cherish loving memories: a daughter, Lisa Smith, of New York; brothers, James Ellis (Jeneva), of Kings Mountain; Stanley Ellis, Sr., of Gastonia; Carl Bailey (Tina), of Glen Burnie, MD, Maurice Ellis (JoAnne), Willie Lee Ellis, Sr., Kivin Wilson, Randy Wilson, and Billy Tate, all of Gaffney; sisters, Evelyn Smith and Elizabeth Gaffney (Dean), Amelia Marie Evans, Angel Davis (Tim), all of Gaffney, Audrey Smith, of Spartanburg; a special niece, Vickie Brown (Therndon), of Kings Mountain; other relatives and friends.

The Funeral Service will be 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 17th, in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with The Reverend Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating. Interment will follow in Gaffney Memorial Park. The family is at the home of Amelia Marie Bailey, 319 Sycamore Street in Gaffney.