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Odessia Daniels Ethridge

Fordyce, AR, 1931 - 2020

Odessia Daniels Ethridge, age 89 of Fordyce passed away December 24, 2020, in the Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. She was born in Ellisville, Ark., on January 10, 1931, to Hezzie and Annie Daniels. She worked as a bookkeeper for four automobile dealerships and Benton Furniture Company. She is best known for Friendly Foods grocery store that she and her husband owned for 10 years.
She was a member of Beech Grove Missionary Baptist Church and Fidelis Sunday School Class.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, J.B. Ethridge, her parents and one brother, Daulton Daniels.
She is survived by one son, Tony Ethridge of Sherwood, Ark.; one grandson, Evan Ethridge of Bentonville, Ark.; three brothers, Allen Daniels and wife, Ann, of Poteau, Okla., Bernard Daniels and wife, Jeanie, of Fayetteville, Ark., Gene Daniels and wife, Sue, of Aurora, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews she loved.
Graveside services will be Saturday, January 2nd at Oak Grove Cemetery in Chambersville with Rev. Nathan Petty officiating. In lieu of Flowers, donations to Beech Grove Missionary Baptist Church in her name would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit

Published December 31, 2020

Benton Funeral Home Inc.
501 West 4th Street, Fordyce, AR
Phone: 870-352-3131