Ethel Frances Evans

March 3, 1940April 4, 2021

Ethel Francis Payne Evans, of Rome Georgia, passed away peacefully in her home with family at the bedside. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Edward Evans, their daughter Gloria Suzanne Evans, and her parents Holman Dock Payne and Alice Catherine McDuffie as well as her sister Annease McDuffie. She is survived by her daughters Jennifer Moore (Randall) and Sally Evans, her grandchildren Josh Moore (Sara) and Kinsey Allen (Chris) and multiple grandchildren. Her surviving siblings are Betty Kimsey, Ruth Justus (Lloyd), Ann Wikle (Johnny), Carolyn Moody (Roy), and Tony McDuffie. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Joyce Hufstetler as well as countless beloved nieces and nephews. She was born in Homer Georgia in 1940. After graduating from a lab technology program, she became the first lab intern at Floyd Medical Center. She later worked for pediatrician Harland Starr and then retired from Northwest Regional Hospital after more than 25 years working in the medical field. She was actively involved in volunteer work after retirement. She volunteered with Cancer Navigators, Many Streams and greeted the public with a smile at Harbin Clinic Cancer Center. As a three-time cancer survivor she was a source of support and encouragement for those battling the disease. A private graveside service with be held Tuesday, April 13th at 11:00 am at Salmon Cemetery, New Calhoun Rd NE, Adairsville, Georgia. Friends and Family are encouraged to gather and pay respects at the home Monday and Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, she requested donation be made to Cancer Navigators. Deep appreciation to Transitions Hospice for the wonderful care she received. Those who cared for her quickly became like family.


13 April

Graveside Service

11:00 am

Salmon Cemetery


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Paula Streetman

April 9, 2021

I have So Many Memories with Ms. Ethel. The first memory I have that showed her true caring spirit was when I had to have a large lump removed to determine if it was Cancer. She came to the Hospital and sat with my Parents and husband until she knew I was out of Surgery. That was the beginning of a friendship I cherished.

I have had so many former workers from Arby’s contact me in disbelief. A common theme from them All has been ....Not Ms. Ethel she was a sweetheart and she meant so much to me!

Fly our Sweet Angel!!! We’ll miss you!!!

Jim Long

April 8, 2021

Things were never the same at GLBC when Don and Ethel left. We had such great times together. We have been great friends. Jim long

John and Linda Moore

April 8, 2021

Ethel and I worked together at N WGR. She was always happy. She liked to use a certain perfume and when she came back from collecting blood on her unit she would call on the phone and warn me that she had this certain perfume on and laugh because she knew it would give me a head ache. She was really a good person and I will miss her.

Johna Riggs

April 7, 2021

Praying for the family of Mrs. Ethel Evans. I had the pleasure of establishing a relationship with Mrs. Ethel while I worked at the Dwarf House. Her and her group of friends would come in daily for breakfast and they truly became apart of the
Chick-fil-A family. I understand that even before I met her Mrs Ethel always sought to make genuine connections with the people she encountered. I couldn’t be more thankful for the kind words and encouragement that she always offered me and my fellow employees.
You will be missed!

Suzanne Cook

April 7, 2021

I worked with Ethel in the lab at NWGRH. She taught me as a student before I became one of her coworkers. Ethel loved a good yard sale and I have a teapot that she gave me from one of her yard sale adventures years ago. She also enjoyed visiting the farmers market. She was kind to her patients and I will enjoy many good memories of our working together. We became Facebook friends later on.
Sending love and prayers to the family,
Suzanne Collette Cook

Janice Knight

April 6, 2021

Ethel was the best! Loved her so much. First met her at Camp Bluebird in the 1990s. She was so sweet, honest, and endearing. We went out to visit her and met the goats. I will also miss her as my Facebook friend. Godspeed, Ethel, and may God comfort the family.

Sarah Gibeau

April 6, 2021

I'm so very sorry to read of Ethel's passing. I knew her through Bible Study. She was always cheerful and upbeat even when not in the best of health. Prayers for all of her family.

Alton and Lavonia Owen /kinsey

April 6, 2021

Lavonia and I offer our heartfelt condolences in the loss of your Mom and we will always remember how special your Mom and Dad was to us--Love ya'll