Rev. C. Ernest Essary, 95, of Lewisville, Texas, formerly of Norris City, Illinois, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Plano, Texas. He was born April 14, 1927, in Dale, Illinois, to Isaac and Verna (Southard) Essary. Ernie married Nellie M. Davis Feb. 3, 1961, and she survives. Ernie graduated from McLeansboro High School and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina.
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