Ethel Adell Black, age 96 and a lifelong resident of the Pulaski community died Sunday, October 30, 2022, following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 3pm Tuesday, November 1, 2022, from the chapel of the OTT & LEE Funeral Home in Forest. Bro. Norris Ables, Bro. Larry Duncan, and Bro. Jimmy Arender will officiate. Visitation will be held from 12pm till 2:30pm before the 3 o'clock service, Interment will follow the service in the Lingle Cemetery.
Mrs. Black was born on December 17, 1925, in Smithe County to her parents, John Smith and Annie Russell Smith. She became a seamstress and worked for the Raleigh Corporation until her retirement. Known to many as “Miss Adell” she loved her family and enjoyed visiting with friends, gardening, and taking care of her family. Anyone who knew her knew she was very much a woman of great faith. She loved the Lord, her family, and her church family at Lorena Baptist Church. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, L.C. Black, 2 sons, Glenn Dale Black, and Billy Ray Black, Sr. a granddaughter, Sondra Denise Smith, and siblings; Jasper Smith, Helen Arender, and Uzzell “Smitty” Smith.
Survivors include 3 children, Mary B. Wall of Forest, John Luther Black (Susan), and Frank Black all of Pulaski. She also leaves a legacy of 5 grandchildren; Billy Black, Jr., Ben Wall, Marcie Pinson (fiance’ Dr. Bradley Thompson), Brandie Wadsworth (Robert), Mark Black, and 15 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Robert Wadsworth, Ray Keene, Christopher Black, Tyler Black, Shain Black, Lambert Henderson, and Lincoln Wadsworth.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, or to the Lingle Cemetery Association.
Services will be provided by OTT & LEE Funeral Home of Forest. (601) 469-3412