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Delmer Ray Eller, age 66, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. He was born on December 16, 1945 to the late Edward ‘Bell’ Eller and Nell Icenhour Eller. In addition to his parents, Delmer was preceded in death by a sister, Oma Norris and a niece, Brenda Amburgey. Delmer loved to fish. He was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by two sons, David Ray Eller and wife Cassy of Zionville, NC and Allen Ray Lewis of West Jefferson, NC; sisters and brothers-in-law, Myrtle and John Brown and Mary Ann and Shot Dickens; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and June Eller and Bob and Jo Ann Eller, all of Mountain City, TN; grandchildren, Chloe Eller, Callie Eller, Natalie Lewis and Clayton Hartzog; Delmer’s dog, who was his best friend and companion, Monk; special friend, Mary Lewis; many more special friends and many nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2012 at Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service following at 7:00 p.m. with Pastors Billy Poe Jones, Ted Lewis and Steven Spencer officiating.
Music was provided by Delmer’s son, Allen Lewis and nephew, Kody Norris.
Graveside service and interment were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Reece Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Brian Eller, Michael Eller, Randy Eller, Tommy Eller, James Brown, Johnny Dickens, Kenneth Dickens, Eddie Dickens, Kenny Norris and Jamie Norris.
Honorary pallbearers were Wally May, Jim Moody, Russell May, Charles Brown, Gary Phillips, Steve Potter, Chris Brown and Brad Eastridge.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to FMC Dialysis Services of Mountain City and Amedisys Home Health.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of Delmer’s brothers, Bob Eller, 181 Volunteer Lane, Mountain City, TN 37683 and Jack Eller, 2369 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.
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The family of Delmer Ray Eller has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.