Ethel Andrus


Family-Placed Death Notice

ANDRUS, Ethel ETHEL BRICE ANDRUS Ethel Brice Andrus, 95, of Atlanta, Ga., died under her own terms at home in Buckhead, in the presence of her loved ones Nov. 3, 2010. A native of New York, she graduated from Buffalo State College with a B.Ed. Ethel and her husband of 46 years, Carl Andrus, moved to Atlanta to work at Bell Bomber during WWII. They built their home and ornamental iron shop on Piedmont Road, where they raised their three children, Brice Andrus, Carol Wazlavek, and Joyce Andrus. Ethel was active in her children's activities in Camp Fire Girls, Highlander Band, North Fulton High School, and enjoyed family outings to Lake Lanier and the activities at the Lake Lanier Sailing Club. Mrs. Andrus worked in the Buckhead area as a substitute teacher for the Atlanta Public School System. She believed in the value of music and arts education, especially for her children who all grew up to be professional and amateur musicians. When she retired, she traveled Europe with her daughter, Joyce, with Northside HS Performing Arts, and nationwide with N.A.S.S. Ethel also enjoyed ballroom dancing with her companion of many years, Roger Dove. Mrs. Andrus is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Andrus and her sister Dorothy Hammer. She is survived by her brother, George Brice; three children; four grandchildren, Ryan, Eliot, and Garrick Andrus, Jennifer Czap; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be planned for a future date. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers in Alpharetta. (678) 735-5500.

Funeral Home

South Care Cremation and Funeral Society- Alpharetta
2260 Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009
678-735-5500

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 7, 2010