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Victor Hugo Ellard Jr.

PITTSBORO – Victor Hugo Ellard, Jr., 91, of Pittsboro died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at Select Specialty Hospital in San Antonio, Tex.

He was born in Dawson, New Mexico on September 24, 1923, to Victor Hugo Ellard, Sr. and Ivy Lee Byars Ellard. He was a veteran of WW2, having served in the 8th Air Force of the Army Air Corps in England from 1943-1945. He had been a lifelong member of the Pittsboro United Methodist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Jerome (Helen) Ellard, Big Sandy, Tex. and Gregory (Theresa) Ellard, Windcrest, Tex.; eight grandchildren (Erin, Rory, Celina, Andrew, Theresa Marie, Angela, Kristopher, Alan); 11 great-grandchildren (Raven, Piper, Michael, Brandon, Evan, Alex, Michael William, Daniel, Catie, Andrew James, Brianna); a brother, Bruce (Catherine) Ellard, Natchez; and nieces, nephews and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Sydnette, and his brother, John.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

How to condense 91 years of experiences and impact on other people into a few lines? Vic was known and loved by family and friends all around the country. He enjoyed promoting and attending gatherings (small or large) of family and friends and loved each person well. He was a prolific letter writer, and had many stories, mostly funny, about growing up in Depression-era Mississippi.

He maintained a keen interest in world and national affairs and passed on that interest to his sons. After a time as a civilian employee at Columbus Air Force Base, he moved to Mission, in deep South Texas in 1954 to work in the same capacity at Moore Air Base. He raised his family and lived in Texas for almost 30 years before moving back to Pittsboro. His passing leaves a void, but a full and unforgettable legacy of love.

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