Ellis Hogsed, 77, of Hayesville, NC died Tuesday (May 13, 2008) in an Asheville, NC hospital. A native of Clay County, NC, he had lived in Gwinnett County, GA before moving back to Clay County. He was the son of the late William Bryson and Cordie Garrett Hogsed and the husband of the late Minnie Benelee Hooper Hogsed, who died Feb. 15, 2008. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Marine Corp. In his early life, he worked as a logger and then for Gwinnett County Storm Water Drainage. Ellis was a member of the Shooting Creek Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Dixie Hogsed Hancock of Hayesville and Debra Moss Cloer of Andrews, NC; six sons, Timothy W. Hogsed and Dwight Moss both of Hayesville, Dale Hogsed of Dacula, GA, Phillip Moss of Watkinsville, GA, Jerry Moss of Stone Mountain, GA, and David Moss of Bogart, GA; a sister, Loree Ledford of Hayesville; and 22 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday (May 17) in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville with the Rev. Gary Ashe officiating. Interment will be held in the Old Shooting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Post 96, DAV Chapter 73, VFW Post 10222, and Hayesville VFW Post 6812 (Allison-Bristol). Sons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Friday evening at the Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville. The family requests memorials be made in memory of Ellis Hogsed to the Shooting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 951 Old Highway 64 East, Hayesville, NC 28904 or The Rathbun Center, 121 Sherwood Road, Asheville, NC 28803. Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of all arrangements. An online guest register is available at “Obituaries” at www.iviefuneralhome.com