Edward Earl Ennis, Sr.
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Mr. Edward Earl Ennis, Sr., 86, of Fayetteville passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2014 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He was born March 19, 1927 in Coats, N.C. to the late William Allison Ennis and Annie Wilson Ennis. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Anne Ennis Kornegay and brothers William Harold Ennis and James Levon Ennis. He graduated from Wake Forest College in Wake Forest, N.C. in 1951 where he met and later married his devoted wife Dorothy of 60 years. He also served in the U.S. Air Force as a sergeant during World War II. After graduating he worked at Commercial Credit in Fayetteville and then started his own businesses including Cumberland Pawn & Loan in 1963 and Horse World Western Store in 1977. His best loved occupation was raising, breeding, and showing Arabian horses for over 35 years. He was also a great racing pigeon and boating enthusiast. Earl was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m in Greenwood Cemetery in Dunn with Dr. Larry Toney, officiating. The family will receive friends at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home on Monday, February 3, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Raynor Ennis, daughters Julie Anne Ennis And Elizabeth Ennis Broadwell and her husband Waverly David Broadwell all of Fayetteville, and son Edward Earl Ennis, Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. His grandchildren are James William Broadwell and Elizabeth Clare Broadwell of Fayetteville and nieces Judith Kornegay of Rocky Mount, Elizabeth Allison Ennis of Erie, Pa., and nephews Robert Dumais Kornegay and William Ennis Kornegay of Rocky Mount. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the entire staff of 2 South at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for their kind compassion and exceptional care. Services entrusted to Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home of Fayetteville, N.C.
Published in The News & Observer on Feb. 3, 2014