Obituaries, February 18, 2014

Feb. 17, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

Jesse M.“Pa” Ennis

DURHAM — Mr. Jesse M. Ennis “Pa”, 78, passed away on Sunday, February 16,2014 at his home. He was born and raised in Johnston County to the late Harvey Ennis and the late Flora Baker Ennis. He later moved to Latta Rd and then the Rougemont area for the past 25 years. He was also predeceased by his sons, Timothy and Jesse Ennis and a daughter, Irma Lynn Ennis. Mr. Ennis served in the U.S. Air Force for 8 years and retired after 10 years of service from the Maintenance Department at UNC Chapel Hill. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.
Mr. Ennis is survived by his wife, Linda Jane Ennis; daughter, Ronda AdamsWeichert of Robertson Co, TX; sons, William “Pete” Crabtree of Chatham Co; Chad Anthony Emory of Durham; sisters, Rose Pollard of Wilson Mills, Jean Ennis of Lake Gaston, Lois Finch of Lake Gaston; 8 grandchildren and 6 greatgrandchildren.
Graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday at Barbour’s Chapel Cemetery, 164 Barbour's Chapel Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524, with the Rev. Brian Hager officiating. The family will receive friends at the home. Pallbearers will beFrank Arbato, Mitch Crabtree, Reid Wynne, Chip Wynne, Ken Wynne, Chad Emory, Staff Sgt. Mark Currin and Ronnie Wilkerson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 7714 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at

Mary Alice McGriff
DURHAM — Mary Alice McGriff, 72, departed her life on February 14, 2014.She leaves behind her special companion Frank Jacobs Sr.; her dear daughter Sara Evans; one granddaughter Chane'l Evans; three great grandchildren; fourbrothers and other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be Thursday at 12:00 pm at First Calvary Baptist Church and the wake one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements entrusted to Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

Joyce Ann Carmack Thompson
DURHAM — Mrs. Joyce Ann Carmack Thompson, 72, of Durham, died on Sunday,February 16, 2014.
Mrs. Thompson was a native and lifelong resident of Durham, daughter of thelate Watson Henry Carmack and Virgie Bell Woodruff Carmack. She was ahomemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by herhusband, Lester Thompson; daughter, Mary Ann Carmack, brothers, JuniorCarmack, James Carmack and a sister, Dorothy Carmack Haithcock.
She is survived by her brother, Charles Carmack of Durham; special niece, Juanita Carmack Smith and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Rev. Hugh O’Shields will officiate.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home and other times at the home, 803 Watts Street Apt B in Durham. Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences may be made

Mary Jeanette Frey Ritchie

CRIDERS, VA — Mary Jeanette Frey Ritchie, of Criders, Virginia, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Timberville, Va. Mary was born October 15, 1916 in Elizabethtown, Pa., and was the daughter of Elias T. and Fannie Daveler Frey. Mary married Dorman Ritchie of Criders, Va., on Nov. 17, 1945.
They were farmers at Criders, and Mary was a teacher, an excellent cook, andan avid gardener. She was a an active member of Valley View Mennonite Church.
Mary is survived by three sons and a daughter: David Ritchie and wife Susan Brown, Durham, N.C.; Deborah Ritchie and companion Bruce Dove, Criders, Va.; Dan Ritchie and wife Pat, Winchester, Va.; Milton “Mick” Ritchie and wife Cheryl, Lynchburg, Va.; four grandchildren: Leilani Ritchie Rhodes and husband Chad, Harrisonburg, Va.; Chad Ritchie and fiancée Ann Kawa, New York City; Fran Ritchie, Washington, D.C.; Rachel Ritchie and husband Shane Stimpson, Ann Arbor, Michigan; two great-grandsons Caiden and Cam Rhodes. She is also survived by sisters Erma Frey Schnabel of Souderton, Pa., Nancy Frey Longenecker of Harrisburg, Pa., and Lois Frey of Elizabethtown, Pa., brother Wilbur Frey of Harrisburg, Pa., and numerous nieces and nephews. One sister, Dorothy Frey, and six brothers, J. Harold, Martin, Ralph, Claude, Earl, and Elias D. Frey Jr., preceded her in death.
Graveside services will be Sat., Feb. 22, 10:30, Caplingers Cemetery, Criders, Va., followed by a memorial service at 11:30, Valley View Mennonite Church, Criders. Memorial gifts may be made to Valley View Mennonite Church, 21806 Criders Rd., Criders, Va.
Her body will not be ready for viewing until Thursday.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway,VA .
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