Dr. Eddie Ellison
Dr. Floyd Edwin (Eddie) Ellison, Jr., died Monday, September 25, 2023, at his home.
He was born at 29 North A Street in Easley on January 26, 1938, to the late Ann Anderson Ellison and Floyd Edwin Ellison, Sr.
Dr. Ellison is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Betty Stewart Ellison. He has a daughter, Megan E. Carpenter (Bobby); a son, Stewart Edwin Ellison (Beverly) all of Greenville; six grandchildren who called him “Poppa”, Zachary David Hickerson of Atlanta, Brian Edwin Hickerson of Los Angeles, Ann Stewart Hickerson (Joe Francis) of Greenville, Clark Ellison Hickerson of Charleston, Stewart McKenzie Ellison (Kendall) of Greenville and Lucius (Luci') Westbury Ellison of Charleston.
He graduated from Easley High School where he was student body president. In 1956, Miss Pearl Walker, a 12th grade teacher at Easley High School and adviser for the yearbook wrote under his 12th grade picture “O brave world that has such people in it”. These words and his faith in God inspired him for the rest of his life.
At graduation from Furman University (where he later was on the Board of Trustee) he was given the award for most outstanding pre-med student. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at Furman. He graduated from The Medical University of South Carolina where he was president of his class during his sophomore, junior and senior year. He was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society as a junior and was president his senior year. At graduation, he received the most outstanding medical student award.
After completing his internship and ob/gyn residency at Greenville General Hospital, he joined the practice of Dr. Willard C. Hearin, Jr., Dr. Joe C. Moore and Dr. Clarence M. Easley (later named Greenville Ob/Gyn Associates) where he practiced for 45 years. He was a member and officer of several organizations and committees, social and professional. He was listed as one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 1996.
In 2014 he was the March of Dimes Excellence in Medicine Honoree. When GHS celebrated its 100th anniversary, he was introduced as the longest serving member of the medical staff. He was on the faculty of USCSOMG. He also was a Major in the US Army Medical Corps.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 11:00 AM until 12:45 PM in the narthex of Easley First Baptist Church, 300 East First Avenue, Easley, SC 29640, with the funeral service to follow at 1:00 PM in the church sanctuary. Entombment will be in Robinson Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. the service will be streamed live at efbc.org/live
Honorary pallbearers will be the Easley High School Class of 1956 and the Don Jones Sunday Class of Easley First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Betty and Eddie Ellison Scholarship for Furman students to attend the USCSOMG (Office of Philanthropy and Partnership) 300 McBee Avenue, Suite 503, Greenville, SC 29601 or “For Generations to Come” at Easley First Baptist Church, 300 East 1st Avenue, Easley, SC 29640 or to the charity of one's choice.
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