Ethel Mae Nash, 98, passed away Friday, Sept. 11. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m., in the chapel of Chase Funeral Home of Huntingdon with Kenneth Hillsman, Sr. officiating. Burial followed at New Reedy Creek Cemetery.
Ms. Nash was born March 9, 1922, in McLemoresville, the second of five girls born to the union of Carnell and Willie M. Hillsman. She received her education in the McLemoresville School System. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Reedy Creek Baptist Church in McLemoresville. At the time she became ill, she was a committed member of New Reedy Creek Missionary Baptist Church in McLemoresville, serving on the Missionary Society and singing in the choir. She had also been very civic minded, volunteering for the American Cancer Society and the Carroll County Democratic Women’s organization during the earlier years of her life.
Mrs. Nash was married to J. H. Hunt, who preceded her in death. To their union three children were born, Ruby (Clarence) Norman, James (Ruby) Hunt and Carlotta (Kenneth) DeAllen.
In addition to her parents and first husband, she was preceded in death by her second husband, John D. Nash, and her siblings, Augusta Hunt and Willie Etta Gary.
She leaves a legacy of Service, Love and Cherished memories to the following, her devoted daughters, Ruby (Clarence) Norman, Carlotta (Kenneth) DeAllen, her son, James (Ruby) Hunt, two sisters, Lenora Greer and Maggie Thomas, two granddaughters, Gina (Conrad) Atkins and Alexandria Hunt, and one grandson, Kevin (Kim) DeAllen. She also leaves nine great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends, including her special caregivers, Charla Govan, Cathy Yates, and Wylette O’Neal.