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Wayne Etheridge

October 14, 1945 — June 16, 2022

Wayne Etheridge

 Wayne Etheridge, 76, of Leary, GA passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 20, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Cordray United Methodist Church Cemetery.


Wayne was born and a life-long resident in Leary, GA. He was a graduate of Edison High School and joined the air force after graduation. After his discharge, Wayne was employed with Hodges Office Supplies and later opened Albany Office Supply and Prestige Office Supply. He later pursued the restaurant industry and managed Jim’s Oyster Bar and had several businesses including, Buddy’s Sports Bar, Town House Restaurant, Wayne’s Restaurant and the Boon Docks at George T. Bagby State Park and Lodge.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleve Etheridge and Esther Conley Etheridge, a son, William Lee (Rooster) Etheridge, siblings, Nellie Ruth Wohlford, Sara Bainbridge, James Etheridge and Jack Farrow.


Survivors include his son Casey Wayne Etheridge (Amber Griffin), Leary, GA, mother of his children, Mary Lue Daniel, Albany, GA, brothers, Terry Etheridge and Wilbur Etheridge (Dencie), Leary, GA, sister, Ollie Mae Giles all of Leary, GA and a granddaughter, Jordan Leigh Etheridge Skates, Santa Rosa Beach, FL.


Those desiring may make memorials in memory of Wayne Etheridge to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123.


The family will receive friends Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at Mathews Funeral Home.



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