Mr. Etheridge was born in Macon, GA, June 3, 1936, and passed away January 26, 2009. He was the son of the late Linnie C. Etheridge and Sara Horne Etheridge.
James, affectionately known as “Catfish,” was a phenomenal piano player and entertainer who shared his own brand of humor on and off the stage.
Mr. Etheridge is survived by his wife, Linda Etheridge of West Columbia, SC; children, James C. (Melinda) Etheridge, Jr. of Lexington, SC, Leon (Sherrie) Etheridge of Macon, GA, Lynette (Bill) Smith of Macon, GA, Loretta (Tommy) Faulk of Macon, GA; ten grandchildren, Jake, Logan, Alishia, Bubba, Jared, William, Dawn, Daniel, Tiffanie, Learell, as well as thirteen great-grandchildren. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.