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Randy Elbert Ellis, 74 of Southport, N.C., passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

Randy was born in Bynum to the late J.V. Ellis and Hettie Jones Ellis. His stepmother was the late Elva Ellis.

He is survived by his two daughters, Shawna Ellis Aman and Christie Austin; followed by three grandchildren, Brittani Aman, Austin Aman, and Wyatt Wescott.

Randy was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard where he was last stationed at USCG Station, Oak Island. During his time stationed there he made many lifelong friends as well as meeting and marrying the mother of his girls, the late Jenny Austin, a local Southport girl. After his time in the service he was a mate on his father-in-law’s charter boat. He later worked at the ABC store, Blake’s Builders, then at CP&L as a QA/QC inspector until his retirement in 1993.

He was a member of the Southport Jaycees, holding the office of the president and being awarded Jaycee of the Year. While in the Jaycees he loved planning the Fourth of July festivals, shooting the fireworks, selling boat tickets, and the many breakfasts with the Dunn Clowns, not to mention a good game of donkey softball.

Randy loved working in his garden, fishing with the grandkids and his morning coffee with his buddies at Kopps. In his most recent years just spending time with family and friends is what meant the most to him. “Randy, Daddy, and Pop” will truly be missed by many but will live on through our special memories of him.

The family will be having a celebration of life service Saturday, May 14, at 1 p.m. at the Jaycee Building in Southport. His best friend and Pastor Ashley Turner will be officiating the service.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com for the Ellis family.

Services by Peacock - Newnam White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.