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Maurice Ray  Elledge
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Obituary for Maurice Ray Elledge

Mr. Maurice Ray Elledge, age 76 of Wilkesboro, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro with Dr. Nelson Granade officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 1:30 PM prior to the service at the Wayland Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church. A private burial with Military Honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142 will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Elledge was born December 11, 1941 in Wilkes County to Claude Ray and Louise Canter Elledge. He was a real estate developer and a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Elledge was a member of First Baptist church for over 50 years, having served as a deacon and Adult Sunday School teacher. As a developer, he led many projects that helped accelerate growth in Wilkes County, including the former Wilkes Mall and Sheraton Hotel. Mr. Elledge also worked with President Reagan’s White House and successfully served the last several years as President of the West Wilkes Booster Club where two of his sons attended high school.

Mr. Elledge was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Louise Elledge, and a sister, Julia Elledge Durham.

He is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Maria Nesselrotte and her husband, Kurtis, of Fort Mill, SC, three sons: Brandon Hall Elledge and his wife, Amy, of Purcellville, VA; Joshua Andrew Elledge of Charlotte, NC; and Tyler Ray Palmer of Boone, NC, and four grandchildren: Dylan Hall Nesselrotte, Brenna Elizabeth Nesselrotte, Brooks Hall Elledge, and Barrett Claude Elledge.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro,, P.O. Box 458, North Wilkesboro NC 28659, or the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, Https://, 4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 202, Bethesda MD 20814.

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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Wayland Hall at the First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro

6 and D Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659





2:00 PM
First Baptist Ch of North Wilkesboro

510 D Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Cemetery Details


Mountlawn Memorial Park

Hwy 18 North
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659


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