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