OBITUARY: Lottie Ollis

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Lottie Ollis

Lottie Heaton Ollis, 95, of Spruce Pine, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at the Mitchell House in Spruce Pine.

Born Aug. 1, 1924, in Avery County, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Myra Burleson Heaton. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ted Ollis, who passed away in 1996. Also preceding her in death were her brothers, William Heaton, and wife, Rose, and Sam Heaton, and wife, Wilma; her sister, Anna Lee Baird, and husband, Glenn; and her son-in-law, Robert Taylor.

Lottie was a member of the Pine Grove United Methodist Church. She loved her grandchildren and taking care of them. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, camping and riding motorcycles. She was a collector of salt-and-pepper shakers. She also enjoyed attending concerts, listening to country music artist George Jones and indulging in one of her great pleasures, Reese’s Cups. 

Left to cherish her memories are her son, Ted Ollis, of Bakersville; her daughters, Denise Pittman, and husband, George, of Spruce Pine, and Linda Taylor, of Spruce Pine; her grandchildren, Bob Taylor, and wife, Victoria, Dan Taylor, and wife, Meredith, Chase Pittman and wife, Ashley, and Teddianne Ollis Broadbent, and husband, Jared, all of Spruce Pine; her great-grandchildren, Zach Taylor, Hannah Hoilman-Montgomery, Ted H. Broadbent and Riley Broadbent, all of Spruce Pine; and her great-great-grandchild, Landon Montgomery, of Spruce Pine.

A funeral service for Lottie Ollis was 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at the Pine Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Howard officiating. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends was 1 p.m. until the time of service Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at the church. Interment was in the Pine Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.  

The family and friends would like to extend a “Special Thank You” to the Staff of Mitchell House for its wonderful care, love and dignity for Lottie during her stay, and also the many friends who came to visit, sent cards and called.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Toe Valley Community Garden Soup Ministry, c/o Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 52 Pine Grove Church Road, Spruce Pine, NC  28777. 

Words of comfort may be emailed to the family by going to, selecting Lottie Ollis’ name and signing her guestbook. Webb Funeral Home of Spruce Pine is honored to be assisting the Ollis family. Mrs. Ollis’ obituary has also been posted on Facebook.

Mitchell News-Journal • Nov. 27, 2019