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Bowen Paul Ellis
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  • America's VetDogs "in honor of Bowen's beloved, Clyde"
    371 East Jericho Turnpike
    Smithtown, NY 11787-2976
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Williams Cemetery Fund
    P.O. Box 33
    Williams, SC 29493
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  • Charity of One's Choice to honor Bowen

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“Dear Ellis & Headden families,What an incomprehensible loss! We pray in the coming weeks, months & years you all will steadily feel the Lord's...Read More »
1 of 58 | Posted by: Philip Hall Family - Charleston, SC

“Bowen was the light of the party. He had a way of making everyone laugh. He made Preston feel so welcomed when he started at PG. I was in Walterboro...Read More »
2 of 58 | Posted by: Heather Remington - Charleston, SC

“We just recently heard about Bowen's death. Words cannot express the sadness we feel for the family and for Bowen. The loss of a child has to be the...Read More »
3 of 58 | Posted by: Bill (Wahoo) and Maureen McDaniel - SC

“Condolences with great sympathy from our Clemson family to yours. May God give you strength and comfort with His everlasting love. ”
4 of 58 | Posted by: Rita Addison - Summerville, SC

“We miss you man. Your presence and contagious humor will always been in our memories. Prayers to you and your family. Save some of the partying for...Read More »
5 of 58 | Posted by: Ian Kendinger - Clemson, SC

“Dear Ellis and Headden Families: Wade and I were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Bowen-such a beautiful child. Please know that you are...Read More »
6 of 58 | Posted by: Sharon Knowles - Charleston, SC

“I was a teacher at Porter-Gaud when Bowen was little. All teachers have those students who stand out from others, that touch them somehow, Bowen was...Read More »
7 of 58 | Posted by: Megan Conroy - Napa, CA

“Betts and Family,Just wanted to convey our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear son.Our prayers and thoughts goes out to you during your time...Read More »
8 of 58 | Posted by: Marilyn Banks - Summerville, SC

“Having lost my son a year ago, my heart is breaking for you all. The pain is inexplicable and the loss of his presence unbearable. May God heal your...Read More »
9 of 58 | Posted by: Lydia Hiott - Round O, SC

“We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your son Bowen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lynne and Don Barber ”
10 of 58 | Posted by: Lynne and Don Barber - SC

“We can't imagine the heart break of your loss of Bowen. Our hearts and prayers go out to Betts and Traci, Carter and Grayson. ”
11 of 58 | Posted by: Harold and Janet Browning - SC

“Betts,There are no words. Prayers of comfort for you and your entire family. May God send the Holy Spirit to surround you and your family during this...Read More »
12 of 58 | Posted by: Pam Verdery - Friend

“We will keep you and all your family in our prayers during this very difficult time. We pray God will bless and keep you in the days ahead.We are...Read More »
13 of 58 | Posted by: Doug and Anne Reeves - SC

“Dear Traci and Betts,We just learned of the tragic loss of your son, Bowen. We pray that God's peace and comfort will envelop your entire family in...Read More »
14 of 58 | Posted by: Bob and Chloe (Singleton) Huddleston - SC

“My son was a friend of Bowen's at Clemson and truly enjoyed hanging out with him. We are all devastated for your loss. There's nothing I can say to...Read More »
15 of 58 | Posted by: Erin Szigeti - Skillman, NJ

“Betz,Just heard of your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Ken ”
16 of 58 | Posted by: Ken Kuder - Jacksonville, FL

“Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your son! We will keep you in our daily prayers as the heart heals! He will be remembered forever!Best regards,...Read More »
17 of 58 | Posted by: A friend

“Praying for your family. Angel, Unit Secretary, NICU ”
18 of 58 | Posted by: Angel Frizelle - Charleston, SC

“I learned of your son's passing on a Clemson Facebook post. Although I did not know your son, I do know that he is missed by many loved ones and I...Read More »
19 of 58 | Posted by: Tina Hamlin - Arlington, VA

“Dear Betts There are no words that would heal the pain. If there were I'd write a book. I know all too well as our daughter passed away last year....Read More »
20 of 58 | Posted by: John Chiappardi - SC

“May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences. ”
21 of 58 | Posted by: Florence Norman - Honea Path, SC

“So very sorry for your tremendous loss. Praying for you. ”
22 of 58 | Posted by: Rosie Smitb - Summerville, SC

“Betts and family. My heart hurts for you. Please know that you are in our hearts, thoughts. and prayers. ”
23 of 58 | Posted by: Jackie Stone - Donalds, SC

“Mrs. Jane Ellis So sorry to hear of the passing of your nephew. Even though I never met him. My sympathy is extended to you and your family at this...Read More »
24 of 58 | Posted by: Ozena Harfield - Due West, SC

“I did not know Bowen, but I'm positive he was an exceptional young man due to his amazing parents. Praying for the family to find strength during...Read More »
25 of 58 | Posted by: Sheila Griner - Charleston, SC

“I am going to miss you forever. There are so many things I should've said to you before it was too late. I am going to live everyday like it could be...Read More »
26 of 58 | Posted by: A Friend - Friend

“My heart and prayers are with you during this time. Lora Thompson ”
27 of 58 | Posted by: Lora Thompson - Charleston, SC

“Traci and family,My heart has been aching since I've heard this tragic news. My thoughts, prayers and love go out to you and your entire family. I am...Read More »
28 of 58 | Posted by: Jackie Jacobus - Charleston, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
29 of 58 | Posted by: James Kenneth Ellis, Jr. Family - SC

“Beth and I are so very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May the Lord bless you and keep...Read More »
30 of 58 | Posted by: Beth and Bubba Williams - SC

“Our heart and prayers are with you during this time. David and Sharon Dement ”
31 of 58 | Posted by: A friend

“Traci, I am so sorry for your loss. This breaks my heart and as I write this there are tears in my eyes bc I know you are going through so much pain...Read More »
32 of 58 | Posted by: Shannon Kestner - Charleston

“Dearest Betts and Family,My heart cries for you. May the Lord Wrap His Loving Arms Around You All and give you Peace.Stephanie ”
33 of 58 | Posted by: Stephanie Chomos - Summerville, SC

“I don't know this young man but I am still so so sorry to hear of his passing. A friend of mine on Facebook is where I heard about it and I was...Read More »
34 of 58 | Posted by: Nathan Shipman

“Traci and Betts, Grayson and Carter,My heart is broken over your loss of Bowen. No words can offer you comfort in this sad tragic loss, but know...Read More »
35 of 58 | Posted by: Katy Kuder - Charleston, SC

“Our hearts go out to each family member. So sorry for your lost. May the love of God surround you during this time of sorrow. Each of you are in our...Read More »
36 of 58 | Posted by: Henry and Loraine Chassereau - SC

“Our hearts go out to each family member. So sorry for your lost. May the love of God surround you during this time of sorrow. Each of you are in our...Read More »
37 of 58 | Posted by: Henry and Loraine Chassereau - SC

“Prayers ”
38 of 58 | Posted by: Tommy Ferguson - Abbeville, SC

“Prayers for your family. ”
39 of 58 | Posted by: Martha Stone Walker - Donalds, SC

“Betts, We are so sad for you, Traci, and your family. We will keep you, Bowen, and your family in our thoughts and prayers.Curt ”
40 of 58 | Posted by: Curt Tribble - Charlottesville, VA

“Dear Hellis Family,I love and care for you all. Please know that I am praying for peace and comfort during this most difficult time. Bowen was so...Read More »
41 of 58 | Posted by: cherie wash - CHARLESTON, SC

“Betts,I am so sorry for the loss that you and your family have suffered. My thoughts and prayers go out to you in your time of sorrow.James ”
42 of 58 | Posted by: James Ferris - Charleston, SC

“Thinking of you and your Williams family in this difficult time. ”
43 of 58 | Posted by: Dale Padgett - Johns Island, SC

“I'm Stockman Dorn, and I know none of y'all probably know who I am, but I went to Clemson with Bowen and he was a good friend. I just wanted to give...Read More »
44 of 58 | Posted by: Stockman Dorn - Pawleys Island, SC

“Praying for All of You! May God hold you close! ”
45 of 58 | Posted by: Becky Stone Bookhart - Anderson, SC

“We are so very sorry for your loss, and are keeping you in our prayers. We only met Bowen once, at a recent event during the last Clemson parents'...Read More »
46 of 58 | Posted by: katherine Novikov - Potomac, MD

“My heart is heavy and and my words are stuck!! I am so saddened to hear about Bowen!! My thoughts, prayers and hugs go out to you and all your...Read More »
47 of 58 | Posted by: English Myers - Summerville, SC

“Much love and many prayers to you all. I am so very sorry. ”
48 of 58 | Posted by: Sydney Butler - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“The Bell family sends you all prayers for God's comfort and peace. You will be in our thoughts throughout the following days, weeks and months as you...Read More »
49 of 58 | Posted by: Julie Bell - Charleston, SC

“Our prayers for God's comfort and peace for the family. I'm genuinely sorry for the grief you must be feeling. May God's angels surround the entire...Read More »
50 of 58 | Posted by: Paige Grayson Baldree - SC

“I am heartbroken over the news of Bowen. I remember when he was born while I was working for Betts at MUSC. I can't imagine what the family must be...Read More »
51 of 58 | Posted by: Amanda Moreno Duke - Coworker

“May we extend our sincere sympathy to the Ellis family at this very difficult time. You are in our hearts and prayers. God be with you during these...Read More »
52 of 58 | Posted by: Dan and Betty Mizzell - SC

“Betts and Traci,I am so sad to hear of your loss. Please know that you all are in my prayers. Maggie Wolfe (Stuart Smith's daughter). ”
53 of 58 | Posted by: Maggie Wolfe - Charleston, SC

“No words can express how deeply sorry I for your loss and we pray for you and your entire family. ”
54 of 58 | Posted by: Robbie Free - MYRTLE BEACH, SC

“I am so saddened by Bowen's death. Prayers and thoughts for all the family. He will be greatly missed around Hobcaw. Chaplain Rob Dewey ”
55 of 58 | Posted by: Rev Rob Dewey - Mt pleasant, SC

“Dear Betts and Traci: It is always difficult to lose a loved one. I can't imagine what it must be like to lose a son. My thoughts and...Read More »
56 of 58 | Posted by: Marion Woodbury - Summerville, SC

“Our heartfelt condolences are sent to you and your extended family. We are holding you in our hearts and prayers. ”
57 of 58 | Posted by: Tom and Jane Ray - Mount Pleasant, SC

“The families of Judy and Jimmy Collins, and Ann Barmore from Donalds, SC wish to convey our deepest sympathy to your entire family. It has been s...Read More »
58 of 58 | Posted by: Judy Collins - Donalds/Due Wesy, SC


Bowen Paul Ellis, 19, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, passed away suddenly Saturday, December 9, 2017. His Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in the Bethel United Methodist Church, 57 Pitt Street at 2:00 pm. Interment will be private. The family will receive guests at the Headden residence, 10 Isle of Hope, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, immediately following the service. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

Bowen was born May 25, 1998 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of Charles Betts Ellis and Traci Warren Ellis. He was a sophomore at Clemson University. Bowen loved hunting with his granddad in Williams, SC and was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed hanging out with his friends at Edisto Beach and had an immense love for the outdoors.

He is survived by his parents and two sisters, Grayson Betts Ellis and Carter Reid Ellis, all of Mt. Pleasant, SC; maternal grandparents, Paul and Nita Warren of Williams, SC; aunt and uncle, and second parents, Paulette and Gary Headden of Mt. Pleasant, SC; aunt and uncle, Joe and Jane Ellis of Kiawah, SC, uncle, Reid Ellis of Columbia, SC; the cousins known as the "Hellis" family: Merritt Headden, Kendall Headden and Morgan Khawaja (Georges); additional cousins, Steven Ellis (Molly), Sloan Ellis (Brittany) as well as other extended family members, including his beloved dog, Clyde. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Roddey and Mary Frances Ellis of Due West, SC.

Memorials may be made to America's VetDogs, in honor of Bowen's beloved Clyde, 371 East Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787-2976, Williams Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 33, Williams, SC 29493 or a charity of one's choice to honor Bowen.