Doris Elaine Ferree Wallace, 85 of Carthage, North Carolina went to her heavenly home on Friday, December 29, 2017 surrounded by her family.

Funeral Service will be held 2 PM, Monday, January 1, 2018 at Flint Hill Baptist Church, with Reverend William Hancock and Reverend John Williamson, officiating.   Graveside service will follow in the church cemetery

She was born October 8, 1932 in Bennett, North Carolina to the late Lester Ferree and the late Lillian Ferree Turpin.  She was preceded in death by an infant son, Rufus Lewis Wallace II and her brother, Larry Ferree.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Rufus Lewis Wallace; two daughters, Rita Wallace and Janet Ritter (Roger); two grandchildren Jana and Taylor Ritter; sisters, Joyce Garrell, Barbara Councilman ( Zeke), and Brenda Brown ( Albert Junior),  as well as many nieces and nephews.  She was an avid reader, loved her family and enjoyed all their time together.

The family will receive friends Sunday, December 31, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm at Kennedy Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Wallace family.

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  1. Rufus and family, I am saddened for you all and my prayers and sympathy go to each of you! I knew Doris for many years and always enjoyed talking with her, she was such a friendly lady!

  2. Rita, Janet, Rodger, Jana and Taylor,
    We are so so sorry for your loss! Heaven is sweeter, and we will all have a great reunion one day. As Christians we have comfort that our loved ones are safe, loved and happy!

  3. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. This time is never easy, but have faith in God’s promise at John 5:28, 29 that all those who have fallen asleep in death have the hope of receiving a ‘resurrection’ back to life. Please find comfort in

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss, praying for you and your sweet family. Doris was a wonderful lady, she will be missed by all that knew her. Me and my family loved her very much, she was very special to my mama now they are together rejoicing in Heaven. Sendin

  5. Rufus, Rita, Janet and all your family
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. May the God of all comfort bless you with
    Peace and Grace now and in the days ahead. Love and Prayers to you all

  6. A Designers Choice was sent on January 1, 2018

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your Family during this time. We love you all!
    Kevan and Gina

  7. With Heart-Felt Sympathy and Prayers. ‘As long as we live and remember, our loved ones live within our hearts.’

  8. Rufus, Rita, Janet and all the family,
    I am so sorry to read of the passing of your loved one. May God comfort and bless you with
    Love and Peace during the days ahead. Prayers for each of you.

  9. Janet, Brenda aka Ma Brown, Barbara, Joyce, and all the family. I am so sorry to hear the news about Doris. I have very fond memories of her over the years. I am keeping you all in my prayers

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