Tifton Gazette


June 16, 2014

Myrtle Ann Eldridge

SYLVESTER — Myrtle Ann Eldridge, 83, of Sylvester went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the Willson Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Isabella Baptist Church with interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.

The Rev. Jason Jones and the Rev. Billy Baker will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Banks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Eldridge was born Sept. 6, 1930 in Tift County to the late Andrew and Frances Ayers Shoupe. She had lived in Worth County since 1964, moving here from Tift County. Mrs. Eldridge was married to the late Henry Dillard (H.D.) Eldridge for 48 years. Mrs. Eldridge’s family was her pride and joy.  She was retired from the Worth County Board of Education where she had worked as a lunchroom attendant. She enjoyed viewing all of God’s marvelous creations outside her window, especially sparrows, doves and red birds. Mrs. Eldridge attended Isabella Baptist Church. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Eldridge was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Shoupe Baker; brother, Donald Ray Shoupe; daughter-in-law, Connie Houston Eldridge; and a grandson, Jeffery Ryan Eady.

Survivors include her son, Carol Eldridge (Shirley) of Franklin, N.C.; daughters, Janis Crump and Teresa Eady (Bobby), both of Sylvester; son, Ronald Eldridge (E.J.) of Ashburn; grandchildren, Scott Eldridge, Ben Eldridge (Kim), Eric Crump (Adriana), Stacy Reincheld (Nathan), Steven Crump (Amanda), Jason Eady (Marticia), Zachary and Jessica Eldridge; great-grandchildren, Camden and Sawyer Eldridge, Samuel and Dany Crump, Gabriela and Deborah Reincheld, Emily, Jaxson, and Tanner Crump, Shelby Arnett, Abby and Seth Eady; sister-in-law, Margie Marchant Shoupe; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Bernadette Kok.

Please sign our online guest registry at www.banksfh.com. Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester is in charge of the arrangements.

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