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Thursday February 11th, 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Thursday February 11th, 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Memorial Service


Thursday February 11th, 2021
7:00pm

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Memorial Service


Thursday February 11th, 2021
7:00pm

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Corey Ellis

Corey Stephen Ellis, 23, of Stanley, passed away on February 8, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Healthcare, Gastonia. He was born in Gaston County on February 12, 1997, the son of Donald Vestus Ellis, Jr. and Cynthia Truelove Zografos. Corey loved fishing, hunting, helping people in need, and especially spending time with his dog, Nine. He also enjoyed motocross, and playing basketball. From 2009 - 2013, he played football with the Dallas Wild Cats. Corey was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Donald V. Ellis, Sr. and Martha Ann Willis.

Corey is survived by his mother, Cynthia Truelove Zografos and husband Chris of Stanley; father, Donald V. Ellis, Jr. and wife Edith of Laurens, SC; brother, Casey Ellis of Stanley; maternal grandparents, Stephen and Debbie Truelove of Stanley; uncle, Anthony Truelove of Stanley; cousin, Blaise Mullis of Shelby; sister-in-law, Synthia Garcia of Alexis; niece, Antalya Zografos of Alexis; stepsister, Sara Zografos of Dallas; nephew, Silas Simcox of Dallas; stepsister, Kerith Martin of Laurens, SC; sister, Kayla Toney of Forest City; nieces, Shyanne Daves, and Gracie Toney of Mooresboro; nephew, Zachary Curtis of Bostic; stepbrother, Zachary Zografos of Texas, Alex Zografos and wife of Jacksonville, NC; and canine companions, Nine and Neko.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 7:00 P.M. at Benson Funeral & Cremation Services of Mount Holly, with Pastor Bozeman and Pastor Green officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to raise much needed funds to cover the funeral expenses. No donation is too small and your support would be greatly appreciated. You can donate online by clicking "Donations" above.


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Love mama Dec 29 2021 10:27 AM

Corey was definitely one of my favorite students. Smart and FUNNY!! I'm so very sorry for your loss. I know that you are now healed and chasing that big bucks in the fields of heaven. Love you kid!!

Jean Hoke Sep 27 2021 12:00 AM

Omg I just went to go check up and see how Cory was and saw his obituary on his page , I cannot believe this I feel so bad for no staying in touch with him he was a great advice giver and was the only one staying in contact when I was in foster care and had no one he will be missed! Gabriella Dickson

Gabriella Dickson May 25 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Corey Ellis

Gabriella Dickson May 25 2021 12:00 AM

Rip I just found out you passed Im so sorry!

Gabriella Dickson May 25 2021 12:00 AM

Cory was like a big brother to me you will forever be in my memory I loved him like he was a brother rather he was blood or not I will never forget him he'll be a piece of part of me gone that I have to get back one other day when I get to see him again I love you big brother rest in peace you will forever be missed

Cameron harris Feb 19 2021 12:00 AM

We havent seen Corey in a long time,but Deb and Steven kept us up to date.When he was going for treatment I sent him some hats that were my dads.Corey you went to soon but now no pain.May you finally be at peace..Prayers and strength to the family.

Jerry and Hope Damon Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Hicks Family Feb 11 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Corey Ellis

Hicks Family Feb 11 2021 12:00 AM

We are very sorry about your loss. May God give you comfort during this time of grief. You all are in our prayers.-- Rob and Brenda Hudson (Laurens, SC)

Rob and Brenda Hudson Feb 10 2021 12:00 AM

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