Lois McClintock Ellis Becomes the Youngest Graduate of Erskine College at Age 19
Fondly called "Miss Mackie" while she attended Linwood College at age 15, she later became the youngest graduate of Erskine College at age 19. Lois McClintock Ellis born 16 October 1903 in Day, Arkansas was the daughter of Rev.McClintock Todd Ellis and Lois Adeline Murphy.She was the granddaughter of William Turner Ellis and Henrietta Lucretia Carwile Ellis and James Monroe Carwile and Ephigenia Louise Brooks Carwile. She was the sister of W.Leland Ellis who was four years older then her.
She furthered her education in Richmond, V.A., the University of Southern California, Northwestern., Furman, Peabody. Biblical Seminary in New York, and received a Master's degree in English from the University of S.C.
For 38 years Lois McClintock Ellis served her Lord in mountain mission schools in N.C.,VA., KY.,and GA. After retiring at the age of 65 in 1969, she taught extension courses from Truett McConnell College in Toccoa, GA., for 9 years. At 74 she taught English to missionary children in Brazil for a year.
She went to her Lord on Sunday, 28 March, 2004. She is buried at the Due West, Abbeville, South Carolina. A.R.P. Church Cemetery.