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Doris Rouse Knapp
Doris Rouse Knapp

Doris Rouse Knapp, 75, of Wilmington, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was born on November 7, 1940, in Duplin County, the daughter of the late Herman and Alma Walker Rouse.

Doris was a devoted mother and caring grandmother and sister. She was a simple lady who adored her family especially the ‘apples of her eye,’ her grandchildren. With a big heart and gentle spirit, Doris always wanted the best for her family. She was a special woman who loved her family and friends. Doris will surely be missed, but treasured memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

Surviving are her loving children, Harry Hunter (Tonia) of Jacksonville, Karen Bradstreet (Mike) of Wilmington and Scott Knapp (Melissa) of Richlands; grandchildren, Tyler Smith, Nicholas Hunter, Jason Hunter, Johnathan Knapp and Avery Knapp; great-grandson, Hunter Smith; sisters, Hazel Simpson (Harold) of Watha, Betty Owens (Ronnie) of Watha and Diane Miller of Fountaintown; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends who loved Doris dearly.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Wallace Chapel, with the Rev. Otis King officiating. Inurnment will follow in Riverview Memorial Park, Watha. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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