NEW MADRID -- Farrell E. Ethridge, 88, died Jan. 30, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born July 27, 1920, in Center Ridge, Ark., to the late James "Simon" and Ella Polk Ethridge, he was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy.
He was married to Marginette McGuire and she preceded him in death on May 22, 2000.
One sister, Minnie Warren, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: one daughter, Sheryl Evans of Kingsland, Ga.; one sister, Juanita Caldwell of New Madrid; two half-sisters, Loretta Criss and Linda Jones of the state of Michigan; three grandsons, Shane Evans of Virginia Beach, Va., Brandt Evans of Bay City, Mich., and Aaron Evans of Kingsland; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Richards Funeral Home where services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Ed Thomason will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Mounds Park Cemetery.