Thursday, February 28, 2019

Zeke Ellis with his shotgun and dog

above from the daily times 1972

Seth Joseph Ellis built the 2nd movie theater in Delmar. He ran a sweet shop in the front of it where he manufactured his own ice cream.  He purchased the sweet shop from G L Hastings in 1923.  He also did a little farming.  He married Cora D. Elliott in 1910.  He died in 1962 and is buried in St Stephens cemetery.

Delmar - Seth J. Ellis, 78, a retired confectionery store operator and former owner of the ElCora Theatre, died today in his home here.
He was the son of the late Joseph J. and Rachel Hearn Ellis of Delmar.  Mr. Ellis has been in business since 1903 and retired last year.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cora Ellis of Delmar; three daughters, Mrs. Eugene Hammond, Mrs. Harrison Naugle and Mrs. Epperson Culver, all of Delmar; three sons, Roland and Arthur W. Ellis, both of Delmar and Dr. Seth Howard Ellis of Redlands, Calif.; seven grandchildern and a brother, Arthur W. Ellis of Delmar.
Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Marvel Funeral Home here.  The Rev. Donald R. Toung, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church, Delmar, will officiate.  Interment will be in First Methodist Cemetery here.
Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow after 7 p.m.

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