Frances J. “Polly” Etheridge Long

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Mrs. Frances J. “Polly” Etheridge Long, age 88 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and was a homemaker. As a Sunday School teacher for over 60 years, she touched many lives and led many to the Lord and made an impact on many people. She was also known as a great prayer warrior and will be missed greatly by her church family.

Born Sunday, June 29, 1930 in Sweet Water, Alabama, she was preceded in death by her parents, Neil Etheridge, Sr. and Arzella Smith Etheridge; husband, Houston Etheridge, Sr.; siblings, Billy Etheridge, James Etheridge, Hollis Etheridge and Peggy White.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Houston Etheridge (Teresa), Cecil A. “Cbo” Etheridge, Velma Johns (Mark) and Alice Lasyone (Ronald); 12 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ronald Etheridge and Patsy Geisenheimer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Corinth Baptist Church with Reverends Trey Etheridge, Donnie Wise and Yancy Martin officiating. Interment followed in Corinth Tabernacle Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.

Serving the family as pallbearers were Chad Tingle, Bill Rogers, Charlie Sonnier, Clay Etheridge, Ryan Etheridge, Matt Johns, Jamie Ashworth and David Zander. Honorary pallbearers were Jody Lasyone and Shaun Lasyone.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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