CONCORD-Mrs. Ethel Adams Baucom passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Five Oaks Manor.
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Ethel was born March 7, 1918, in Iredell County to the late Preston Alexander Adams and Minnie Stewart Adams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Via Baucom.
She worked as a nurse's aide and then unit secretary at what was then Cabarrus Memorial Hospital. After leaving her position at the hospital, she joined her husband, two of his brothers and a sister-in-law at Baucom Brothers Furniture of Concord.
As a dedicated member of Kerr Street UMC, she sang in the choir, taught the Wesley Sunday school class for 17 years, was a member of Kerr Street's "Hot Dog Crew" and was a former president of the United Methodist Women. For a number of years, she and her husband delivered the church's tape ministry to shut-ins until 1986 when she began caring for her husband until his passing in 2003.
Ethel was "Baby Sister" to and is survived by her "Big Sister" Elsie Hatley of Concord; her three daughters, Janice Stewart Baucom of Concord, Jean "Jeanne" Baucom Helms and husband Robert of Shelby, and Amelia "Amy" Baucom Russell and husband Joe of New London; two grandchildren, Kristen Helms Dyck and husband Kevin of Charlotte, and Angela Helms Lane and husband Allen of Statesville; and two great-granddaughters, Cameron Dyck and Madison Dyck of Charlotte.
She is also survived by and greatly loved by generations of nieces and nephews from both the Adams and Baucom families.
We have lost our beloved at least for now, but Heaven has gained an angel.
Visitation: The family will receive friends and family from noon to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service, at the church's activities building.
Celebration of Life Service: 2 p.m. Friday at Kerr Street United Methodist Church
Officiated By: The Rev. Jim Hood
Burial: Carolina Memorial Park, following the service
Funeral Home: Wilkinson Funeral Home is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to Kerr Street UMC, 419 Kerr St. NW, Concord, N.C. 28025
Published in Shelby Star on Dec. 27, 2012