OBITUARY

Etta Mae Aiken

December 16, 1932May 9, 2019
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Etta Mae (Houchens) Aiken, age 86 of Donelson , died on May 9, 2019 at the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She was the oldest daughter of Jimmie D. Houchens and Rugy Furlong Houchens of Barren County, Kentucky and wife of 59 years of the late Luther Lincoln Aiken, originally of Campbell County, Tennessee.

She is preceded in death by a brother, Harry Houchens and a sister, Elizabeth Houchens Wyatt. Survivors include a brother, James Houches and his wife, Tressie; two sons, Charles Cochran and his wife Aileen, and Scott Aiken and his wife Vallerie; and two grandchildren, Daniel and David Aiken.

Etta enjoyed good conversation, millinery, genealogy, history, reading and travel. She was a member of the National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and several other civic, hereditary and patriotic organizations.

Visitation is from 4:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, May 14th at Hibbett and Hailey Funeral Home. Service is at the Grace Church of the Nazarene in Donelson on Wednesday, May 15th at 10:30 with visitation at 10:00, followed by burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Active pallbearers are close friends and family. Honorary pallbearers are the members of General Daniel Smith's Rock Castle Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • FAMILY

  • Jimmie D. & Ruby Furlong Houchens, Parents
  • Luther Lincoln Aiken, Husband
  • Harry Houchens, Brother
  • Elizabeth Houchens Wyatt, Sister
  • Charles Cochran (Aileen), Son
  • Scott Aiken (Valerie), Son
  • Daniel Aiken, Grandson
  • David Aiken, Grandson
  • James Houchens (Tressie), Brother

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Memories

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Tiffany Warren

May 14, 2019

Scott and family,

May the Lord bring your family comfort in your time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tiffany Warren

Anna Taylor

May 14, 2019

Scott,

You and your family are in your family are in our prayers during this time. We are so sorry for your loss. From your stories alone your mother sounded like a rare and special woman.

Anna and Arthur Taylor

Marcie McFarland

May 14, 2019

Scott and family,

I'm so very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marcie McFarland

Melissa Ventresca

May 13, 2019

Dustin and I mourn the loss of your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you comfort and peace in the memories of Etta.
Melissa and Dustin Ventresca

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Biography

Etta Mae (Houchens) Aiken, age 86 of Donelson , died on May 9, 2019 at the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She was the oldest daughter of Jimmie D. Houchens and Rugy Furlong Houchens of Barren County, Kentucky and wife of 59 years of the late Luther Lincoln Aiken, originally of Campbell County, Tennessee.

She is preceded in death by a brother, Harry Houchens and a sister, Elizabeth Houchens Wyatt. Survivors include a brother, James Houches and his wife, Tressie; two sons, Charles Cochran and his wife Aileen, and Scott Aiken and his wife Vallerie; and two grandchildren, Daniel and David Aiken.

Etta enjoyed good conversation, millinery, genealogy, history, reading and travel. She was a member of the National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and several other civic, hereditary and patriotic organizations.

Visitation is from 4:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, May 14th at Hibbett and Hailey Funeral Home. Service is at the Grace Church of the Nazarene in Donelson on Wednesday, May 15th at 10:30 with visitation at 10:00, followed by burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Active pallbearers are close friends and family. Honorary pallbearers are the members of General Daniel Smith's Rock Castle Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.