Obituary Listings

Ethan Kelly James

January 3, 2018 January 3, 2018
Ethan Kelly James
There are condolences waiting approval on Ethan's Tribute wall
Obituary for Ethan Kelly James

“Beloved Son”

Iron Station, North Carolina - Ethan Kelly James blessed our family and this world by his arrival on January 3, 2018, at 3:36 am. Nearly seven hours later, our precious Ethan passed peacefully from his Daddy’s arms into those of his Heavenly Father. During his life, both inside the womb and then in the warmth and comfort of his Mother’s arms, Ethan’s story and beautiful soul touched the lives of many. His encounter with us here may have been brief, but the profound impact on all those who followed the story of his life will be eternal. His existence offered a glimpse into the glory of Heaven and the power of God’s immeasurable love. Ethan’s precious life will be treasured by all of those who knew him, knew of him, prayed for him, and loved his sweet family through the most bittersweet of times.

On behalf of the James family and extended family, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to the most compassionate and talented medical staff at Presbyterian Hospital, Huntersville. Their encouragement, warmth, and support created the perfect atmosphere for precious Ethan and his loving family.

Ethan Kelly is the son of John and Katie James, of Iron Station, North Carolina. Ethan is survived by two precious siblings, Adelyn (6) and Miller (3) James. He is also survived by paternal grandparents, Willis and Sue James of Hickory, NC, as well as his maternal grandparents, Bill and Myra Mente of Canton, NC, and Mary Howard of Denver, NC;. and maternal great-grandmother, Jean Miller Howard of Canton, NC. In addition, he will be loved and missed by his Uncle Brian and Aunt Jennifer Lee, and cousins Kelli, Christopher, and Haley Lee of Sherrills Ford, NC; his Uncle KC and Aunt Katie Howard, and cousins Madi, Ryan, and Kyle Howard of Mooresville, NC; and Uncle Kevin and Aunt Mary Knight, and cousins Jake and Kellen Knight of Denver, NC. He was preceded in death by his loving grandfather, Ron Howard, formerly of Canton, NC.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Spring Hill Baptist Church with the Reverend Chad Sloan officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Ethan’s life with donations to “Be Not Afraid,” an organization whose mission is to provide support to parents experiencing a prenatal diagnosis and carrying to term. Please note your donation is in memory of Ethan James.
Be Not Afraid, 8800 Glenside Street, Huntersville, NC 28078 or

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Ethan Kelly James, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events





2:00 PM 1/6/2018 2:00:00 PM
Spring Hill Baptist Church

1918 Murray Road
Canton, NC 28716

Spring Hill Baptist Church
1918 Murray Road Canton 28716 NC
United States

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Ethan Kelly James

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Ethan

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.