Evelyn Karriker Ennis, 94, of Wallace left this earthly life for her eternal rest on Monday, December 3, 2012, from the Brian Center of Wallace.

Born on August 2, 1918, in Iredell County, NC, Evelyn was the daughter of the late Shellie Brown and Katie Belle Bost Karriker. She is predeceased by her devoted husband of 66 years, Ivey Charles "I.C." Ennis, who passed away in April, 2012. She was also predeceased by her son, David; daughter, Deanna; granddaughter, Amy; brothers, Hugh and Charles and son-in-law, Douglas.

She was a lifelong member of Wells Chapel Baptist Church.

Surviving to cherish her memory is her grandson, Dwight; daughter-in-law, Christie; sister, Virginia; brothers, Hoke, Paul and Dale and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Wallace Chapel with the Reverend Jimmy Johnson, the Reverend Jimmy Newkirk and the Reverend Ed Rouse officiating.

Interment will follow at Rockfish Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be Jim Moody, Kalton Newkirk, Michael Newkirk, Michael Folk, Billy Ivey, Eddie Ennis and Will Rumbold.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 to 12:00 Noon, one hour prior the funeral service at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

Evelyn was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and sister who loved her family dearly. She enjoyed the simplest things of life but her greatest joy was family. With her love for flowers and having a green thumb, she could plant anything and make it grow. Evelyn was a gentle woman who always brought out the best in those around her. After a long and difficult illness, Evelyn's family is grateful to know that she is now at peace and with her beloved husband and children. She will surely be missed but cherished memories will forever live in the hearts of those who knew and loved Evelyn Ennis.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Brian Center for their loving support and compassionate care they have given to the Ennis family over the years.

You may send condolences to the family at www.quinnmcgowen.com.

Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wallace.

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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2012