03/06/06 — ETHEL R. EAKES

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ETHEL R. EAKES

Seymour Funeral Home - www.seymourfuneralhome.com

Died March 5, 2006

LAGRANGE -- Ethel Rouse Eakes, 77, of 208D East King St., died Sunday at her home.

Mrs. Eakes was born in Lenoir County to the late George A. Rouse Sr. and Carrie Stroud Rouse. She retired from the Lenoir County Public School System, having been employed in the cafeteria at Banks Elementary School. She was a member of Wheat Swamp Christian Church for over fifty years. Her hobby was quilting.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Rouse Funeral Home with the Rev. Ivy White officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Mrs. Eakes is survived by two sons, Arthur Eakes of Wilmington and William Earl "Buddy Roe" Eakes of LaGrange; one sister, Doris Ann Rouse, and her husband, Kenneth, of Seven Springs; three brothers, Dottie Rouse and wife, Ruby, of LaGrange, Frank Rouse and wife, Peggy, of Kinston and Donald Rouse and wife, Shirley, of LaGrange; sister-in-law, Evelyne Rouse of LaGrange; and numerous nieces and nephews and many special friends.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Effie Dee White; brother, Gordon "Monk" Rouse, sister-in-law, Shirley A. Rouse; and a brother-in-law, Clinton White.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 until 9 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home, and other times at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Price Jr., 2660 Hodges Farm Road, LaGrange.

Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, N.C., 27834.

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Published in Obituaries on March 6, 2006 2:05 PM