SILER CITY, N.C. — Sunday, July 27, 2014 — We are very sad to report that J. Willard Ellington — father of Liberty School Head Instructor Mark Ellington and grandfather of fellow black belt Zack Ellington — passed away yesterday at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Visitation will be Monday, July 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City. Black belts who wish to pay their respects as a group during visitation may gather outside Smith and Buckner Funeral Home tomorrow at 5:55 p.m.
Funeral services will held the next morning, Tuesday, July 29, 11 a.m., at Moon’s Chapel Baptist Church in Siler City. If you wish to attend with other black belts, meet outside the church at 10:45 a.m.
Flowers from the black belts have been arranged through the Flower Fund.
All associated with South Eastern Karate Association extend our sincere condolences to the entire Ellington family.