Ethridge, Lois

Lois Ethridge
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Lois Ethridge, 91, of Hereford, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at her home.

She was born on Feb. 19, 1913, in Arkansas, to Jesse James and Emma Virgie Davis Clayton.

She married Marion T. Rutter in 1931 in Clovis. He died in 1959. She married R.L. Ethridge in 1965 in Hereford. He died in 1978. She was a homemaker. She taught Sunday school at First Baptist Church in Hereford for many years, was a member of Hereford Garden Club and a nation judge for the Garden Clubs, and a member of the Hereford Hospital Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by a son, Claton Rutter.

Survivors include a son, Nelson Rutter of Clovis; a daughter, Cleta Blackburn of Melrose; a sister, Nedra Ward of Hereford; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The Rev. O.K. Bowen will officiate the services.

Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. (CST) at West Park Cemetery in Hereford.

Arrangements are by Gililland-Watson Funeral home of Hereford.