Ethel Howard Waits


Ethel Howard Waits, age 98, of Cartersville, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, surrounded by her family.

Ethel was born October 31, 1921, in Stilesboro, GA, to the late John W. Howard and Georgia Dudley Howard. She was a loving mother, grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Ethel was a member of the Mountain View Church of God for over fifty years. Ethel loved the lord, her family and was a sweet simple soul. Ethel is preceded in death by her husband; H.W. (Junior) Waits, sweet granddaughter; Alicia Ann Waits, brothers; Chester Howard, S.M. (Mack) Howard, James Howard, Elmer Howard and Edgar Howard. 

She is survived by her son; Charles and his wife Patricia Waits, grandson; Steven and his wife Stacie Waits, great grandson; Blake Waits, great-granddaughter; Hannah A. Waits and her fiancé Cody Leggett.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home with Rev Kenny Jacobs and Ronny Howard officiating. Interment will follow in the Floyd Baptist Church Cemetery with Rodney Howard, Cody Leggett, Sammy Gable, Terry Cantrell, Jeff Holland, Travis Waits Dennis Howard and Mickey Howard serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Friday, December 13, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caregivers at Townsend Park Nursing Home. Please visit to sign the online register. Owen Funeral Home 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA, has charge of the arrangements.