Ethel Mae Hawks Cave turned 96 years old on Oct. 17, 2017.
She had six children with Yancey William Hawks who is with the Lord. She was married to Yancey for 58 years. She has 20 grandkids, 48 great-grandkids, six great-great-grandkids and one great-great-great-grandkid.
She attends Sandy Ridge Primitive Baptist Church in Virginia. She has attended Sandy Ridge for 63 years. Ethel was six months pregnant with Warren Hawks in the winter when they broke the ice to baptize her.
Her first husband passed in 1999 and a few years later she married Charles Chilton Cave from Virginia who went to be with the Lord a few years ago.
Her family and friends gathered to celebrate her birthday on Oct. 15, 2017, at Charity Baptist Church in Lowgap.
Ethel is positive, outgoing and strong, with great willpower, loves her Lord, family and friends, and is the greatest wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
She is loved by everyone who knows her. And she always has a smile on her face.