Emma Willene Bolin Ellis Cruce, 95, of Monticello, passed away December 6, 2020, at her home in Monticello.

She was born January 25, 1925, in the Welch community near Fountain Hill to the late James Andrew and Bertie Phillips Bolin. She was a “jack-of-all-trades” and a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Ellis Beaty; one son-in-law, James E. O’Neil; her husbands, Charles R. Ellis and John W. Cruce; two brothers, Clinton Bolin and John Dee Bolin; and three sisters, Myrel Bolin, Elizabeth Bolin Stanley and Joyce Bolin Kinnaird.

She is survived by one daughter, Sherry Ellis O’Neill-Rawls and husband Tony of Monticello; six grandchildren, Heather O’Neill Dodd and husband J.B, Erin O’Neill, Shane O’Neill and wife Amy, Holly Montgomery and husband Randy, Tony Beaty and wife Amy, and Jenny Satterlee and husband Brandon; fourteen great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

A graveside service will be held Monday, December 14 at 1 p.m. at the Eden Cemetery in Ashley County with Rev. Sanders Brooks officiating.