Ellie C. Traverse, age 65, passed away July 21, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at her residence.

She was born April 6, 1953 in Abingdon, Va. to the late William and Pauline Warren. She retired from the Department of Corrections.  In her spare time, she enjoyed tending to her gardens, canning, and pulling for her favorite hockey team, the Detroit Red Wings. Above all she treasured the holidays spent with her family. Ms. Traverse was of the Christian faith.

Including her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Sam Traverse; one brother, and three sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Dominique Locke and husband David; one very special grandson, Holden Locke; Godson, Brian Warren; one brother, Raymond Warren and wife Linda; seven sisters, Winnie Warren, Joyce Morris and husband Kenneth, Ida Widener and husband James, Jo Warren, Pud Coalson and husband Bill, Sandy Woodward and husband Jim, and Susie Clatterbuck and husband Gary; one special niece, Linda Faye Perry; also, several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Frost Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in the Frost Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Eggers, Pastor Fred Reynolds, and Pastor Roger O’Quinn officiating.  Interment will follow the service Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Counts Cemetery, Brumley Gap, Va. Serving as pallbearers will be Darrell Warren, Steven Warren, Ray Warren, Justin Warren, Jamie Widener, and Bob Helton. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and neighbors of the Flats Community.

 

 

FROST FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, ABINGDON, IS HONORED TO SERVE THE TRAVERSE FAMILY.