Obituaries for Wednesday, June 30

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Eugene Etheridge

Services for Eugene Etheridge of McCall Creek are 2 p.m.,Wednesday, June 30, at Faith Church in McCall Creek with burial inFaith Cemetery. Community Funeral Services is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation was Tuesday from 5-9 p.m., at the church and will beWednesday from 1 p.m. until the service, at the church.

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The Rev. Juanita Smith will officiate.

Mr. Etheridge, 77, died June 28, 2004, at his residence after alengthy illness. He was born in Gilbert, La. on Oct. 31, 1926, tothe late Eugene Etheridge Sr. and the late Lessie Stevens Cask.

He was a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S.Columbia in World War II. He made his home in McCall Creek, wherehe was a Methodist minister for 32 years. Over the last 15 years,he served in prison ministries throughout Southwest Mississippi.Mr. Etheridge was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish andgarden.

Survivors are his wife of 57 years, Barbara Freeman Etheridge;three daughters and sons-in-law, Thelma and Kenneth Delozier ofMeadville, Judy and Forrest Adair of McComb, and Robin and BrentSterling of Bude; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronnie Etheridgeof Meadville, and Kimble and Tanya Etheridge of Meadville; eightgrandchildren, Ryan Adair of McComb, Tara Adair of McComb, Jeannaand Chris Delozier of Tulsa, Okla., Stacey and Correy Delozier ofMeadville, Jeffrey Delozier of Meadville, Casey Hudson ofVicksburg, Cody Hudson of Bude, and Austin Etheridge of Meadville;and four great-grandchildren, Trent Delozier, Alyssa Gordon,Marissa Delozier and Chazz Delozier.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Adair, Chris Delozier, Correy Delozier,Jeffrey Delozier, Cody Hudson and Wayne Etheridge.

Judy Lynn Patrick Givens

Services for Judy Lynn Patrick Givens of Monticello are 11 a.m.,Thursday, July 1, at Monticello Baptist Church with burial inBethel Temple Cemetery. Community Funeral Services is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Wednesday from 5-9 p.m., at the church.

Mrs. Givens, 46, died June 28, 2004, at University MedicalCenter in Jackson. She was born in California on June 7, 1958, toHarold and Vonsel Patrick.

Survivors are her husband, LaDon Givens of Monticello; herdaughter, Heather “Nikki” Givens of Monticello; her son, JohnathanStephens of Monticello; and her sisters, Margie Edwards andPatricia Williams, both of Jackson.