2006-03-23 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries

Etheridge

Eloise Fendley Etheridge, 50, of Leroy died March 14, 2006 at her residence.

She was born Sept. 22, 1955. She was a native of Grove Hill. She was a member of the Coffeeville Church Of Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Etheridge, Bay Minette, Jennifer Tennille Etheridge, Leroy; two brothers, William Shelton Fendley, Huntsville, Kenneth Fendley, Butler; four sisters, Patricia Shirley, Meridian, Miss., Mary Wilson, Thomasville, Kathleen Glenn, Montgomery, Shirley Clark, Bay Minette; two grandchildren.

The service was March 17 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson. Burial was in the Jones Chapel Cemetery.

Gaddy

Iris Louise Gaddy, 87, died March 19, 2006 in a Mobile Hospital.

She was born March 27, 1918 in Morganton, N.C. She was a member of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. She was a retired teacher for the Jones County, Mississippi School System.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Shaw Gaddy, Grove Hill; one daughter, Brenda Cornell, Waco, Texas.

A memorial service was March 20 at 11 a.m. in the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. Her cremains will be interred in the Allen Cemetery at a later date. Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill directed.

Bridges

Jimmy Richard Bridges, 77, of Vineland died March 15, 2006 at his residence.

He was born March 17, 1928 in Selma. He was a member of the Vineland Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired millwright.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann Bridges, Vineland; three sons, Jimmy A. Bridges, Thomasville, John Bridges, Birmingham, Robert Bridges, Selma; four daughters, Debra Reid, Thomasville, Jeanette Miller, Janice Smith, Donna Cassity, all of Vineland; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Thompson.

The service was March 18 at 2 p.m. at the Vineland Baptist Church with Rev. Lister Hill officiating. Burial was in the Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were James Miller, Allen Reid, Steven Cassity, Terry Smith, Michael Reid and Brandon Miller.

Honorary pallbearers were Nolan Atkins, Milton Etheridge, Richard Hill, Matt Mathews, Ralph Perkins, Troy Strickland, Rusty Nichols, Josh Miller, Mark Thompson, Jimmy W. Bridges, Cody Cassity, Jonathan Reid, Jamie Bridges, John W. Bridges, Bruce Thompson and Jimmy Etheridge.

Hawk

Frank Earl Hawk, 65, of Thomasville died March 19, 2006 at Country Oaks Assisted Living Facility in Thomasville.

He was born Sept. 3, 1940 in Coffeeville. He was a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church. He was a former shipping operator with Boise Cascade Mill.

Survivors include his father, Alex Grey Hawk, his mother, Ruby Jones Hawk, both of Grove Hill; two sons, Chad Hawk, Jackson, Jason Hawk, Thomasville; eight grandchildren.

The service was March 21 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville. Burial was in the Coffeeville Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Lonnie Guy, James Tucker, Bill Bilbrey, Ethan Harris, Jacob Hawk and Keith Thompson.

Honorary pallbearers were Ernest Gunter, Bobby Williams, David Newton and Boise Shipping Department.

Weatherly

James Arnold Weatherly, 83, of Vineland died March 13, 2006 at his residence.

He was born July 4, 1922 in Vineland. He was a member of the Vineland Baptist Church. He was a mason and a World War II Marine Corps veteran. He retired from Civil Service.

Survivors include his wife, Dollie Weatherly, Vineland; one son, Charles Bruce Weatherly, Mobile; one daughter, Stella Weatherly Clark, Millbrook; five sisters, Hannah Barnett, Memphis, Tenn., Alma Knott, Van Cleve, Miss., Georgia Mae Frazure, Nell Connell, both of Vineland, Margueritte Etheridge, Harahan, La.; five grandchildren.

The service was March 16 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Lister Hill officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Vineland. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Elvis Weatherly, Merrille Weatherly Jr., Marshall Frazure, Paul Weatherly Jr., Paul Weatherly III and Sam Weatherly.

Honorary pallbearers were Terry Smith, James Miller, DeWayne Smith, T.J. Kirkham, John R. Brunson and members of the Masonic Lodge in Pine Hill.

Williamson

Louis Eldgridge "Sambo" Williamson, 83, of San Diego, Calif. died March 17, 2006.

He was born March 21, 1922 in Fulton. He was retired from the U.S. Army as a sergeant major after 21 years.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Williamson, San Diego, Calif.; one stepson, Stephen Cleatham, San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Mike (Ruth) Williamson, Grove Hill, Mack (Brenda) Williamson, Millry; three sisters, Dorothy Harris, Helen (Clyce) Drinkard, all of Thomasville, Virginia Ann (Dennis) Packard, Huntsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Dora Williamson and a brother, Laverne Williamson.

The service was March 22 at 3 p.m. at the chapel of the Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial was in the Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial service will be March 26 at 2 p.m. at the Liberty Baptist Church in Thomasville with Rev. Bill Faircloth to officiate.

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