Submitted by Charisse Floyd

Log Cabin Democrat
Mon., 26 Oct 1925


S.R. Ethridge, well known citizen of Conway for many years, died at the age of 94 years Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.H. James of Haskell, Okla., according to messages received here. His son, G.A. Ethridge, and grandson, Hinkle Ethridge of Conway, were with him at the time of his death.

The body will arrive in Conway at 5:40 o'clock this afternoon and funeral services will be held at the home G.A. Ethridge, 400 Clifton Street, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Dr. J.W. Teas, a lifelong friend. Pallbearers will be Frank Farris, Roy G. Bruce, J.J. Nixon, W. Harrell Gist, Howard Terry, and W.M. Harrell. Burial will be at Bethlehem Cemetery, 12 miles north of Conway.

Mr. Ethridge was born in February 1831, in South Carolina, and came to Arkansas when a young man, settling near Clinton, Van Buren County, where he lived for about 20 years. His first marriage was to Miss Elizabeth James in 1856, and to them eight children were born, of whom two, G.A. Ethridge of Conway, and Mrs. W.H. James of Haskell, Okla., survive. He was married later to Mrs. Josephine Brewer, who died here in 1910, Mr. Ethridge was a farmer and also served as a minister in the Christian Church for many years. He was highly respected and loved by a large circle of friends. Besides his son and daughter, Mr. Ethridge is survived by three brothers, J.C. Ethridge of Jacksonville, Tex., L.R. Ethridge of Bullard, Tex.; and one sister, Mrs. L.D. Jones of Lufkin, Tex.; and by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.