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2018-10-11 / Obituaries


Alfred Brooks Etheridge, 77, of Putnam died Oct. 3, 2018 at Specialty Hospital of Meridian. He was born July 17, 1941 in Putnam to Roulhac A. and Amy Lois Etheridge. Brooks retired from Georgia Pacific Corp. after working 40 plus years. He was a Baptist minister for 41 years and retired in 2015 from Putnam Baptist Church where he was a member.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Shelly Jackson.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Etheridge; son, Alfred Brooks (Billie Jo) Etheridge II; daughter, Kim (Mike) Thompson; sister, Brenda Etheridge (Bill) Seman; six grandchildren, Will Jackson, Hannah Duff, Josh Jackson, Michael Thompson, Emily Thompson and Bekah Etheridge; two great-grandchildren, Eli Duff and Asher Duff.

Funeral services were Oct. 6, 2018 at Putnam Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Smith officiating. Burial followed at Putnam Cemetery with O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home directing.

Active pallbearers were Will Jackson, Josh Jackson, Michael Thompson, Kerry Norwood, Mike Stanley and Billy Jackson.

Honorary pallbearers were Fred Sakon, Sam Lewis, Levi Griffin, Rodger Green, Arthur Ward, Billy Phillips and Scott Mayton.

Memorials may be made to The Gideons International or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

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