Jo Ann Ethridge of Lone Oak passed away on April 22, 2019 at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Texas.
She was born on November 14, 1928 in Leonard, Texas to Sim and Laura Cozby Owens. She grew up in Hickory Creek and graduated from Celeste High School in 1945.
She married Ray Ethridge on August 23, 1947 in Celeste.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Celeste. She loved Jesus and became a Christian when she was a young girl. She enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Mavericks.
She is survived by two daughters, Lou Ann Stewart and husband Chuck of Lone Oak and Debra Jenkins and husband Jimmy of Greenville.
Grandchildren: Misti Dickey and husband Joe and Charlie Stewart and wife Shannon of Lone Oak, Amy Gray and husband Doug of Klondike, and Jim “Bubba” Jenkins and wife Marcey of Caddo Mills.
Great grandchildren: Lainey, Paisley and Stihl Stewart of Lone Oak, Taryn and Tyson Gray of Klondike, and Josie, Jenny, Jessica, Jace, Jaxon and Jett Jenkinsof Caddo Mills.
Sister-in-law and best friend Ruby Ethridge of Greenville and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ray, great grandson Stetson Stewart, her parents, Sim and Laura Owens, brothers Sim Owens, Jr., Bill Owens and Mead Owens.
Pallbearers: Charlie Stewart, Joe Dickey, Jim Jenkins, Tyson Gray and Doug Gray.
Service: Visitation 1-2 pm on Thursday, April 25, Service at 2:00 p.m., at Owens Funeral Home in Wolfe City with Bro. James Ralston officiating. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.