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OBITUARY: Murray Ellis, 84, of Llano was a veteran, loved the outdoors

Murray Ellis, 84, a longtime resident of Llano, Texas, passed away Feb. 25, 2013. He was born Feb. 22, 1929, in Kingsland, Texas, to Mattie Estella (Masters) and Allen Lee Ellis.

Murray was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. He was a member of the Llano Volunteer Fire Department, served as a deputy sheriff for Llano County and retired from the Central Texas Electric Co-op.

Murray loved fishing, hunting, working on farm equipment and feeding and watching the wildlife but, most of all, the company of his family and friends.

Survivors include his daughter, Nickey Lawrence and husband John of Liberty Hill; son, Mack Ellis and wife Lynn of Liberty Hill; grandchildren, Mark Decker, Kelsey Ellis and Michael Ellis; and great-grandchild, Kaylee Ann White.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. March 1 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home, 307 E. Sandstone in Llano, (325) 247-4300. A graveside service is 11 a.m. March 2 at Llano City Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Vandventer officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Highland Lakes Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.

Condolences may be sent to whhfuneral1@verizon.net or made at www.whhfuneralhome.com.