Winona Audrey “Winnie” Merrithew Ennis died Tuesday at Croasdaile Retirement Village following a brief illness. A native of Portland, Maine, Mrs. Ennis was a Durham resident since 1960. She attended Shaw Business College in Portland and Craft Business College in Durham. Mrs. Ennis retired from Central Carolina Bank (now Suntrust) after 35 years of service as a loan officer. Following retirement she was an auxiliary volunteer at Duke Hospital for several years.
Winnie Ennis was a highly dedicated and trustworthy member of the CCB employee family, ever diligent in her business career. She was a lady of gracious manners, with a quick and dry sense of humor, and always taking pride in her appearance.
Surviving are her husband, L. Shelton Ennis; a sister, Phyllis Densmore of Westbrook, ME and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral will be held 11:00 AM Monday on the Ennis family plot of Coats City Cemetery, Coats, NC. Friends may visit 2-4 PM Sunday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Gifts in Winnie’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. On-line memorials: hallwynne.com