November 26, 2020

Mrs. Ethelene Hester

IMG_3660Mrs. Ethelene Price Hester, age 98, beloved Troup County Nurse passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Franklin, Georgia.

Mrs. Hester was born in Mount Vernon, Georgia on May 11, 1916, the daughter of the late Rosa Emma Hughes Price and Dennis William Price.

She married the love of her life, Woodrow Hester and enjoyed eighty-one wonderful years with him.

She was a wonderful wife and mother who stayed at home with her children until they were grown. Her children praise her for loving them unconditionally. She was always fair, sometimes strict, and taught them the qualities in life that made them the noble adults that they are today.

At the age of 45 she began her formal education to become a Licensed Practical Nurse and was in one of the first graduating classes of the Troup County Technical College. Upon graduation she was employed for nine years at the City-County Hospital in LaGrange, Georgia.

The professional and caring manner with which she cared for patients earned her the nick name of “Dr. Hester” among the senior doctors and nurses. She then became a much sought after Private Duty Nurse, caring for the patients who had come to love and respect her through her association with the hospital.

She was a very kind person who gave generously to anyone she saw in need. She will long be remembered by all the lives she touched with her love and devotion.

She is survived by two daughter, Patricia Hester Daniel Overton (Paul Overton) of Franklin, GA., and Judy Hester Fundom of LaGrange, GA.; one son Billy Hester of Franklin, GA., two sisters (her twin), Ernestine Clark  of Jesup, GA., and Margaret Hester of Forsyth, GA.; one brother, Douglas Price of Macon, GA; 13 grandchildren, Tappy Oliver, Cindy Oliver, David Oliver, Larry Oliver, Suzanne Bryan, Jeff Hester, Paige Worthy, Shannon Daniel, Brent Daniel, Greg Greene, Lynn Sherrod, Denise Bryan, and Lisa Sweet; 20 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Other than her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Ann Oliver; son, Woodrow “Jack” Hester, Jr.; two daughters-in-law, Linda and Marie Hester; and two sons-in-law, Roy Oliver, Sr., and Donnie Daniel; one grandson, Grant Hester; and one great-grandson, Carson Greene.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 2:00 P.M. from the Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home with Pastor Conrad DeFriese officiating. The family will receive guests at the funeral home one hour prior to service time.

The interment will follow the service at 3:30 P.M. at the Restlawn Memory Gardens in LaGrange, Georgia.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.



  1. Tesia McCormick says

    I loved this Beautiful Little Lady. She & I have shared ALOT of good times together…… I know she will be GREATLY MISSED ! Her daughters, Patricia & Judy, I Love Ya`ll so much. Ya`ll did an AWESOME JOB CARING FOR Ethelene. She had the Prettiest skin you could ever imagine, so very soft, and Lord knows she REALLY ENJOYED HER SWEETS !!! I can just see her sucking her fingers off one at a time so as not to miss one drop of her sweets ! I know she & her Husband & children are having a great reunion. I miss you sweet, beautiful Lady.

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