Ethel Joyce Smith, 69, of Calhoun, Georgia passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020 after a long illness. She was born to parents Martha Ellen Griffin and James William Smith, on August 12, 1950 in Harlan County, Kentucky.
Ethel worked selflessly as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 20 plus years, at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital and private duty nursing in Harlan, Kentucky until her retirement. She enjoyed Crochet and most of all her grandchildren, who were the light of her life.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, Martha and James Smith; two brothers, Johnny Smith and Dewayne Smith; sister, Jessie Hensley; sister-in-law, Barbara Smith; nephew, Shawn Hensely.
Ethel is survived by her son David Shannon Smith and his wife Sara; grandchildren, Gabriel S. Smith and Abigail J. Smith; two brothers, James Smith and his wife Rona of Dizney, KY and Sammy Smith and his wife Brenda of Dizney, KY; three sisters, Claudia Smith of London, TN, Rosie Cox and her husband Andy of Douglasville, GA and Jennifer Jones of Kenvir, KY; she is also survived by her 8 nephews and 4 nieces.
To honor her wishes her body was cremated and a private family service will be held in Harlan, KY at a later date.
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