Betty Ennis

Betty V. Bown Ennis, 77, of Jacksonville, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at Onslow Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel with the Rev. George Whitten officiating. Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Charity Baptist church Cemetery in Carlinville, Ill.

Mrs. Ennis was born Aug. 18, 1935, in Carlinville, Ill., to the late Elwin and Helen Kessinger Bown. She was a Department Supervisor for Sears for 20 years. She then worked for Belk for 10 years, before retiring in 1995. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene H. Ennis, who passed away March 7, 1995. Two sisters, Loretta M. James and Eva J. Qualls; one half sister, Carol Jensvold; and one brother, Bernard E. Bown, also precede her in death.

Survivors include one sister, Bernice H. Collins and her husband, Joe of Brighton, Mich.; and her half-brother, Edward Gaabo of Colstrip, Mont.

Electronic condolences may be left for the family at

Funeral Home

Jones Funeral Home & Crematory
303 Chaney Ave Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 455-1281

Published in Jacksonville Daily News from July 23 to July 26, 2013