LOUISBURG - Mary Varner Ellington, 87, died Sunday, May 9, 2010 at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, May 12) at Jenkins Memorial United Methodist Church in Raleigh. Burial will follow in Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.

She was born in Danville, Va., daughter of the late Minnie Dizor Varner and Hiram T. Varner, and was preceded in death by her husband, D. Turner Ellington.

Surviving: a daughter, Karen (Danny) Barbour of Louisburg; and one grandson.

Arrangements are by Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest.