Thursday, June 21, 2007, Obituaries.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Michael Ray (Mike) Ethridge

Michael Ray (Mike) Ethridge, a resident of Christen Lane, Dothan, died Wednesday morning, June 20, 2007, at his home after an eight-month courageous battle with cancer. He was 48.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Harvest Church, 2727 Fortner St., Dothan, with the Rev. Ralph Sigler officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory. Holman-Headland Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 6 until

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8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary in Headland.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2346 W. Main St., Dothan, AL 36301.

Mr. Ethridge was born in Houston County and lived in Ozark, Enterprise and Troy before moving to Dothan 25 years ago. He retired as the owner and operator of Alabama Auto Sales in Dothan. Mr. Ethridge was a member of the Harley Davidson Owners Group. He attended Harvest Church and was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Ethridge.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Diane Hendley Ethridge, Dothan; two sons, Heath Ethridge and wife, Lindsey Ethridge, Birmingham; Jeremy Pope and wife, Rita Pope, Dothan; a daughter, Shana Wallace and husband, Chris Wallace, Dothan; his parents, Carl Ray Ethridge and Dovie Bostick Ethridge, Enterprise; a sister, Cindy Buxton and husband, Ted Buxton, Enterprise; two brothers, Joe Ethridge and wife, Holly Ethridge, Atlanta, Ga.; Dennis Ethridge and wife, Zoleta Ethridge, Enterprise; four grandchildren, Jessica Adams, Ashley Adams, Lauren Adams and Cayman Pope.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Chris Wallace, Billy Pfalzgraff, Gary Rhenigan, Marty Cochran, Garnett Rigsby, Larry Williams, Kim Smith and Eric Moore.

Mike was one of the most giving and loving persons to family, friends and even strangers.

He will be remembered for his positive attitude and the way he lived and loved life. He loved his wife more than words could express, his children and grandchildren and his treasured Harley Davidson motorcycle.