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  • "Doris was a sweet and kind lady. I will miss her dearly...."
    - Gail Rouse
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    - Sue Maness
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    - Retha Cribb
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    - Gwen Jordan-Miller
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    - Pat Wilson
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Mrs. Doris Grace Wallace Eakes, age 74, a resident of 445 N. Fort Fisher Blvd., Kure Beach, NC, died Thursday, December 27, 2012, at her home.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Rosemary Church of Christ officiated by Mike Caton. Burial will follow in the Wallace Farm Cemetery. Greg Pratt, Guy Pierce, Danny Wright, Mark Rutledge, Randy Joyce and Ryan Crummie will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Eakes was born in Beaufort County on June 13, 1938, daughter of the late Carmer Hassell Wallace and Necy Ilene Woolard Wallace. She was a graduate of the 1956 Class of Bath High School. On December 16, 1956, she married Joe Donald Eakes who preceded her in death on July 7, 1992. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Wilmington.

Mrs. Eakes was a businesswoman and also founded Trinity Children Foundation.

She is survived by her daughter Carmen Eakes and husband Todd Glasser of Hot Springs, NC; her brother: C.H. Wallace and wife Delores of Virginia Beach, VA; and her sister: Betty Harrison of Washington. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her sister: Barbara Godwin.

The family will receive friends 6:30-8:00 PM on Friday December 28, 2012, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.

Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be made to Trinity Children Foundation, P.O. Box 149, Kure Beach, NC 28449.

Condolences may be offered to the family by visiting

Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Eakes family.

Online condolences at

Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Dec. 28 to Dec. 29, 2012
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