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Alachua - Mrs. Etoile Davis Stidham, 81, of Alachua passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at the North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was born in the Santa Fe area of Alachua County where she lived all of her life. She was a former School Bus Driver for Alachua County, Church pianist, and homemaker. She also helped manage the family farm.
She was the widow of Hugh Bert Stidham. She was also preceded in death by her parents, A.Y. 'Sport' Davis and Lola Ellis Davis; a brother, Alvin Davis; a sister, Reba Bryant; a great grandchild, Leia.
Mrs. Stidham was a longstanding member and pianist at North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Alachua. She attended the Blackwelder Free Will Baptist Church of Worthington Springs. She enjoyed sewing.
Mrs. Stidham is survived by two sons, Carl (wife, Kim) Stidham of Alachua and Sidney (wife, Traci) Stidham of Alachua; two daughters, Sharon (husband, Butch) Mullins of Alachua; Patricia Lawson of Alachua; three brothers, Jeff Davis, Charles Davis and Roger Davis, all of Alachua; one sister, Elaine Truluck of Lulu; nine grandchildren, Scott, Sarah, Tabitha, Whitney (husband, Shon), Miles, Christina, Nathan, Erin and Jacob; five great grandchildren, Trevor, Hunter, Cale, Shon and Ella.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at the North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Alachua with Rev. Barry Hedrick, Rev. Paul O'Steen and Rev, Bobby Clyatt officiating. A visitation will be held Monday night August 06, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Archer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery of Alachua. Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler is in charge of arrangements. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to: North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund; 25630 N.W. County Road 239; Alachua, FL 32615.

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Published in Gainesville Sun from Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2018