McConnell Funeral Home

1200 E Forrest St, Athens, AL


Eunice Avery Hutchinson

Passed away on February 8, 2020

Eunice Hutchinson, 102 of Athens, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Limestone Health Facility. She was born September 30, 1917 in Whitesville, GA to Dr. R.M. Avery and Eunice Leigh Hale Avery. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Frank Hutchinson, Jr. and her siblings.

Mrs. Hutchinson worked in the Registrar’s office at Auburn University, and taught math at Athens Public Schools. She was a member of PEO. She loved Auburn, Elk River, arrowhead hunting, playing bridge, the Braves, teaching and traveling.

She is survived by one son, F.W. (Chip) Hutchinson III (Eleanor) of Athens, AL; one daughter, Susie Fogg of Athens, AL; three grandchildren, Tennille Luginbill (Tom) of Waxhaw, NC; Michelle Zirnis of Nashville, TN; Bo Hutchinson (Cassie) of Smyrna, GA; four great-grandchildren, Quaid Luginbill, Keaton Luginbill, Kiyah Zirnis, and Kamdon Zirnis.

There will be a memorial service Monday, February 10, 2020 at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Athens, AL, with a reception to follow.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church or your favorite charity.


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Dave Spencer

February 10, 2020

One of the great teachers who truly cared and gave her all.

Connie Turner

February 10, 2020

Mrs. Hutchinson was a wonderful teacher and a beautiful human being.

Deborah Farrell

February 10, 2020

When I moved to Athens I had no friends and I was failing math. Then I met MS. Hutchinson. What a life saver! She became a friend and a mentor as well. She helped me pass math classes and except the many changes I was facing. I was able to thank her personally. I was also blessed in returning her care and love she had given me and so many others. What a special lady. I'm going to miss her. All my love and prayers for her family 🙏🙏❤

Rosie Draper

February 10, 2020

Sure going miss her early in the morning sipping her coffee asking me. "Do I want a sip," Cutting her hair. Or making up a story why Chip and Susan hasn't come to visit yet. Just to keep her satisfied. Miss you.

Charles Clemons

February 10, 2020

I can definitively say that she had an impact on my life. She was my high school math teacher and ultimately a mentor and friend. Her heart was genuine and motives simple and pure. Caring was simply in her nature.

One day she slipped me a simple piece of paper with a single typed statement that said: "There is a bit of magic that will determine what doors are opened for you and what you do in life and that is believing yourself."

Mrs. Eunice Hutchinson remained my friend for over 40 years. She is important enough to my life that even my kids know that a part of their legacy can be attributed to her encouragement.

She is evidence that it is possible for a teacher to make a difference that outlasts the bell.

Rest in peace. Mrs. Hutchinson. You will be missed.

Marion Barbee

February 9, 2020

Mrs.Hutchinson was my teacher and friend for 40years.She was a wonderful teacher and a beautiful Christian woman. I will miss our phone calls over the years,visiting and singing to her the nursing home.Rest In Heaven. I will always Love her.

Tom Luginbill

February 9, 2020

One of my best and funniest memories of Nana was every time you went to check the fridge or freezer she had this habit of freezing leftovers, putting them in a gallon zip lock bag and without question she would forget she’d saved all this food so even though it may have been 2002 or 2006 there was a pretty good chance the food had been there since 1976 and she would have been more than willing to heat it up for you. The icing on the cake was somehow mysteriously all these bags of leftovers would be doused with maple syrup and nobody knew why or how. She was one of a kind. And to top it off a couple of years ago she told Susie that she really liked me on TV and then pointed to the African American broadcaster.

Jerry & Louise Todd

February 9, 2020

We send our sympathy to your family; we are rejoicing that she is freed from her earthly burdens! What a life she lived and used her talents to change the lives of so many! We were always so glad to see her when our dulcimer group played at LHF. She will be missed. We will keep you in our prayers.
Jerry and Louise Todd

June Daffin

February 9, 2020

Sorry to hear this sad news. I met Eunice through Frank and Nell Lutz many years ago when I was visiting in Athens. Always loved being around she and Nell-. Always fun times with these ladies. Later, we went to Cedar Key and Frank and Eunice were there for a good time selling crafts.
May the memories sustain you. June Daffin