Helen Fouche' Ellis
Helen Fouche' Ellis, of West Melbourne, Florida (formerly of DeRidder) passed away on February 21, 2011 at the age of 101. Helen was born on December 28, 1909 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania to Fannie Schleigh and Charles Fouche'. She was the youngest of 10 children. Helen attended Carlisle schools and graduated from Charlisle High School in 1930. She met her future husband, James Wendell Ellis, at a church roller skating party. They married on December 23, 1933. In 1945 the family moved to the Cooper Community where they had a farm and became members of the First Presbyterian Church.
Helen was an active member of the Cooper Commuunity Home Demonstration Club, better known as the 2-C Club, until it disbandeed in the mid 1950's. After moving into town the family joined the DeRidder Presbyterian Church where Helen kept the nursery. She also worked for 6 years as a secretary for Herrin Transport then at the DeRidder Livestock Auction Barn and later Hixson Funeral Home. Helen loved to travel and stayed active throughout her life.
Helen is survived by her daughters, Dorothy Knox & husband Oliver of Lafayette, LA and Joan Hornbuckle of West Melbourne, FL. She is also survived by, 4 Grandchildren: Michael Knox of Pueblo, CO; Sharon Knox of Lafayette; Jeffery Knox of Broken Arrow, OK and Russell Knox of Owasso, OK and 6 Great Grandchildren
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 3, 2011from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana. Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 4, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at First Presbyterian Church of DeRidder. Interment will follow at Cooper Cemetery in DeRidder. The Rev. Kelly Harper & Elder Jamie White will officiate.