James "Jim" E. Etheredge, 92, of Sweet Water died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at Jeff Anderson Regional Hospital in Meridian, Miss. He was by vocation a highway engineer and Baptist minister for about 40 years. He loved the outdoor life, gospel singing and served several rural churches as pastor.
He served in the U. S. Army from October 1942 to November 1945. He was a veteran of World War II and made the initial landing on June 6, 1944 at Omaha Beach and was in the Battle of the Bulge, December 1944 and January 1945.
He is survived by four sons, Jerry (Floyce) Dunn, Bruce (Wanda) Etheredge and Ted (Janet) Etheredge, all of Sweet Water and Danny (Judy) Etheredge of Nanafalia; six grandsons, two granddaughters, six great-grandsons, three greatgranddaughters, numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Margie Evelyn Etheredge.
Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 23 at Hoboken Baptist Church with Bro. Larry Cox, Bro. Butch Starks, Bro. Scotty Fulcher and Bro. Leon Parnell officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery with O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directing.
Active pallbearers were Clifford Huggins, Larry Jordan, Mike Nelson, Stanley Turks, Joe Norris, Will Norris, Brad Smith and Mitchel Bayles. Honorary pallbearers were all of his grandsons, Leldon Loftin, Winfred Traylor, John Ott and Dr. T. B. Darji.
Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.