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Charles Dewayne (Strawberry) Ellig

Charles Dewayne (Strawberry) Ellig 79, longtime resident of Okmulgee died in Okmulgee on Thursday, February 15, 2007. He was born in Weleetka, Oklahoma on May 28, 1927 to George Washington and Emily Amanda (Douglas) Ellig. He was the thirteenth child of thirteen children. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he took part in the Occupation of Japan. Strawberry married Peggy Reddick on November 23, 1955. Before his retirement he was an Insurance Agent. Strawberry loved his family riding his horses, hunting and fishing. He was an active member of the 1st Baptist Church in Okmulgee and a Deacon, the Okmulgee Roundup Club, the Okmulgee Sheriffs Mounted Patrol, the Okmulgee Charity Trail Riders and the Pure Pleasure Gaited Horse Association of Tulsa. His parents and twelve of his siblings preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Peggy of the home, a daughter Kim and husband Frank Priegel Jr., of Okmulgee, a son Kyle and wife Melissa Ellig of Glenpool, a sister Melva Jeanne Scott of Vinita and a brother and sister in law Kenneth and Debbie Reddick of Tulsa, two grandchildren Kaitlin Priegel of Okmulgee and Paul Priegel of Stillwater

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, at the 1st Baptist Church in Okmulgee with Dr. Dennis Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Okmulgee Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, 1-8 P.M. Pallbearers will be Tony Wright, Roy Anderson, Les Mitchell, Henry Stone, Howard Asbury, David Taylor, Michael Taylor and Neal Brigance Contributions may be made to the 1st Baptist Church in Okmulgee. Condolences can be made at