Eunice C. Wooten

Eunice C. Wooten

Mrs. Eunice Collins Wooten, 78, of Hickory, died Tuesday May 3, 2011, surrounded by her family, after a brief illness.

She was born March 19, 1933, in Carter County, Tn., a daughter of the late Roby and Grace Lewis Collins. Eunice retired as a nurse from Frye Regional Medical Center after many years of service.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Billy and C.J. Wooten.

She was a loving and devoted mother to her daughter, Teresa Franklin and husband, Eddie, of Connelly Springs; her son, Keith Wooten, of Hickory. Also surviving are her sister, Willie Frazier, of Elizabethton, Tn.; her grandchildren, Eddie Franklin Jr and wife, Jennifer, Terri Franklin and her great-grandchildren, Sierra, Gavon and Saleen Franklin.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese, N.C.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Happy Valley Memorial Park and Gardens, Elizabethton, Tn., with Rev. Wayne Davis officiating.

Memorials may be made to Palliative Care Center and Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.

An online guestbook and obituary is available at

Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the Wooten family.

Happy Valley Memorial Park