Velma Ola Etheredge, 86, of Salitpa died Dec. 6, 2009 at Jackson Medical Center.
She was born Jan. 17, 1923. She was a native of Coffeeville. She was a member of the River Hill Baptist Church in Salitpa. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph Wilburn Etheredge, Salitpa; two sons, Randy Etheredge, Jackson, Larry Etheredge, Coffeeville; five daughters, Camilla Miller, Salitpa, Joan McIntyre, Mobile, Beverly Jean Young, Canada, Sarah Foster, Texas, Alese Barton, Jackson; three sisters, Sarah Brown Pezent, Narvis Davis, both of Jackson, Dot Batley, Coffeeville; 25 grandchildren; 41 greatgrandchildren; six great-greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, James Willie Etheredge and Joseph Wilburn Etheredge Jr., two grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.
The service was Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. at River Hill Baptist Church in Salitpa with Revs. Albert Dykeman and Hadley Foster officiating. Burial was in the River Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Salitpa. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.