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Laudis Ray Etheridge

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Feb. 14, 1932 — March 20, 2017 Laudis Ray Etheridge, 85, of Wilson, passed away Monday. His funeral service will be conducted 6 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Groce will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday immediately following the service and other times at the home. Laudis is survived by his son, Dennis Etheridge, and wife, Patsy, of Lucama; daughter, Carolyn E. Brown, and husband, Scott, of Alabama; stepsons, Archie Murray Jr., and wife, Loraine, of Raleigh, Dewey R. Murray, and wife, Cammie, of Wilson and Michael A. Murray, and wife, Sharon, of Nashville; stepdaughter, Janice M. Murray of Greenville; grandsons, Spencer Etheridge of Lucama, Jonathan Murray of Wilson and Gavin Whitley of Greenville; granddaughters, Kelsey Ballard, and husband, Cline, and Lesley Murray, all of Nashville and Elizabeth Whitley of Greenville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris P. Etheridge; twin brother, Leonard Etheridge; brothers, Aaron Etheridge, Richard Etheridge, Bud Etheridge, James Etheridge, Carlton (Tootsie) Etheridge and Paul Etheridge; sister, Virginia Sinclair; grandson, Hayden Whitley; granddaughter, Kathy Campbell; parents, John Bunyan and Daisy Lamm Etheridge. Memorials may be made in Ray’s honor to Daniels Chapel FWB Church, Food Pantry, 4828 Frank Price Church Road, Wilson, NC 27893. Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home at www.joyners.net.