Ethel Little Hutchens

February 3, 1927 – January 28, 2018

Ethel Lois Little Hutchens, 90, of Troutman, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville.

Ethel was born on February 3, 1927 in Ashe County, NC to the late Claude F. Little and Dejena Goodman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Leroy Allen Hutchens; sister, Wilma L. Ford; and brother, Harold J. Little.

Ethel was a faithful and devoted Christian lady. She was an active member of Troutman Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and volunteered in many ministries. She worked as a nurse at Iredell Memorial for over 27 years. She was an avid reader and loved to travel. She also loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Frank “Steve” Hutchens (Beverly) of Troutman and Dennis Allen Hutchens (Barbara) of Statesville; sisters, Alma Sharpe of Clemmons, Carol Lambert (Jason) of Statesville, Christene Menster (Franklin) of Troutman, and Barbara Wiggins (Leonard) of Statesville; brother, Billy Little Sr. (Sybil) of Troutman; four grandchildren, Laurie Klum (A.J) of Troutman, Craig Hutchens (Misty) of Troutman, Patrick Hutchens (Erin) of Troutman, and Travis Hutchens (Jessie) of Troutman; and ten great-grandchildren, Jenna, Drew, Noah, Grace, Emma Ty, Paisley, Parks, Steel and Jace, all of whom will miss her dearly.

A celebration of life service will be held at Troutman Baptist Church on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. with the Rev. Hugh Cooper and Rev. J.B. Parker officiating. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall after the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ethel’s memory may be made to Troutman Baptist Church, P.O Box 275, Troutman NC 28166 and/or Gordon’s Hospice House 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Troutman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Ethel Hutchens.

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  1. Cindy and Jackie Johnson wrote:

    So sorry to hear about your mother. You and your family are in our prayers. Sorry Jackie and I won’t be able to come to the funeral. But, I did want you to know we are thinking of you.