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Otha (Forth) Etheridge

Otha (Forth) Etheridge, 94, of Mt. Vernon died 8:20 a.m. 
Aug. 24, 2005, at Clay County Hospital in Flora. 
She was retired from Mt. Vernon Shoe Factory in Mt. Vernon. 

Mrs. Etheridge was born July 26, 1911, in Wayne County to 
William and Ella (Kilgore) Forth. She married Gilbert Etheridge 
in 1957 in East St. Louis; he preceded her in death in 1986. 

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home 
in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Jim Duncan will officiate. Burial will follow 
in Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 5 to 
7 p.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Mrs. Etheridge is survived by a son, Robert Boyd of Braxton, Miss.; 
two stepchildren, Paul Etheridge and wife Lou of Patoka and Leona Kidd 
and husband Allen of Flora; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 
and six great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Everett 
Lee Boyd; a daughter, Mary Ella Boyd; five brothers; three sisters; a 
daughter-in-law, Cecilia Boyd; and a stepdaughter, Olive Etheridge. 

Mrs. Etheridge was a member of Second Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, 
where you may call 242-3348 for more information.

Date: 27 Aug 2005   
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by; Robert W. Loman * rwlmn@aol.com
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