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Ethel Byrd Hutchins, age 76, of Forest City, NC, died Friday, December 13, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was at native of Rutherford County and daughter of the late Jim Byrd and Annie Street Byrd. Ethel was a member of Brittain Presbyterian Church and was the choir director for 30 years. She was the former owner of Annie B's store in Rutherfordton. She was retired from Rutherford Hospital. She was preceded in death by one grandson Jason Shultz.

She is survived by her husband; Jack M. Hutchins.

Two Daughters:
Renee Laura Edwards, Spindale, NC
Regina McKinney and her husband Ron of Rutherfordton, NC

Two Sons:
Curtis Hutchins and his wife Tammy of Rutherfordton, NC
Ken Hutchins and his wife Kim of Forest City, NC

Three Grandchildren: Joseph Shultz, Ashely Hutchins and John Hutchins.

One brother:
James Byrd of Rutherfordton NC

One sister: Jane Byrd Hardin of Kingston TN
The family will receive friends from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday prior to the service in the chruch sanctuary. The Funeral service will be at Brittain Presbyterian Church at 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 15, 2013 with Rev. George B. Hutchins and Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Interment will be at Brittain Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Britttain Presbyerian c/o Bob Hough; 3456 U S 64 Highway; Rutherfordton NC 28139 or to Hospice of Rutherford County; P O Box 336; Forest City, NC 28043. Guest register at McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.