Ms. Ethel Gray, 71, of Woodbine, passed away Sunday evening, April 25, 2021 at the home of her daughter at Hinkle. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Gray and Mary Smith Gray Williams born on June 16, 1949 at Dewitt.
Ethel was an OB nurse for many years at the Knox County Hospital, Baptist Regional Medical Center and Manchester Memorial Hospital and a member of the Paint Hill Baptist Church. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also loved gardening and tending flowers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Edward, Charlie, Virgil, Letcher, Estil and Omia Gray, Ellie Lahulliar, Elsia Slusher, Hubert Gray, Della Mason and Tressie Baker; two grandchildren, Alexis and Waylon Hicks and her former husband, James Walters.
Survivors include four beloved children, Angela Eversole and husband, Mike, David Hicks, Daryl Hicks and wife, Samantha, and James Walters and wife, Melissa; her siblings, Ancil Gray and wife, Geneva, Paul Gray and wife, Linda, and Owen Gray; special sisters-in-law, Billie and Diane Gray; eleven grandchildren, Krystal Mills and husband, Bryan, Samantha Liford and husband, Anthony, Brayden and Jacob Eversole, Brittany Smith, Paige Wilson, Dakota and Montana Hicks, Ryan, Kaitlyn and Berenea Walters; nine great grandchildren, Caidence and Conner Mills, Emalyn and Lillian Liford, Savanah Allinger, Mila Wilson, Noah Williamson, James and Madalyn Walters; several nieces and nephews; among other loved ones and dear friends.
Her funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Wednesday, April 28 at 2 P.M. with Rev. Charles Eversole and Rev. Roy Eversole officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Walters Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be Ryan Walters and other family and friends.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Bluegrass Hospice Care for the excellent care Ethel received.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday after 12 Noon until the funeral hour.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.
Please remember, during the continuing COVID-19 event, capacity restrictions, social distancing and the wearing of face coverings as mandated by the Governor of Kentucky will be followed during all services. We appreciate your help with these guidelines so we can continue to serve our community during these trying times in the safest manner possible.