The Duncan Banner


April 4, 2013

Jewel ‘Ted’ Etheridge

May 9, 1943 — April 3, 2013

DUNCAN — Jewel “Ted” Etheridge was born May 9, 1943, in Abiline, Texas, to Jewel Lee and Ethel Smelser Etheridge. He passed from this life Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at his home in Duncan.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church in Comanche, with Dow Pannell and Gary Thurman officiating. Burial will be in the Graham Cemetery under direction of Dudley Funeral Home in Waurika.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Waurika.

Ted was a 1961 Comanche High School graduate. Ted joined the US Navy in 1964. He retired as Senior Chief Petty Officer after 20 years of service to his country. He came home to Duncan, to work at ODOT from which he also retired after 20 years.

He is survived by his children: Gerald Etheridge and wife Ronda of Duncan, Susan Etheridge and husband Kyle of Duncan, Jerretta Davidson and husband Terry of Comanche, and LaResa Sanders of Duncan, Thumper Morris and wife Megan of Jacksonville, Texas and Greg Caton of Oregon. He is also survived by two sisters, numerous nephews and numerous grandchildren.   

Ted was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Louise Marie Andal in 1997; and wife, Virginia Kay Justus in 2009.

Condolence messages may be sent to the family at

Text Only
  • 4-16 Obit John Kaiser.jpeg John Henry Kaiser

    John Henry Kaiser, 86, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Country Club Care Nursing Home in Duncan, Oklahoma.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-16 Obit John Humphrey.jpg John Leonard Humphrey

    John Leonard Humphrey, 81, of Norman passed away peacefully with family surrounding him on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Norman.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-16 Obit Pearl Downey.jpg Pearl Dean Thomas Downey

    Pearl Dean Thomas Downey, 81, of Duncan, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at her home in Duncan.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-16 Obit Jackie Bohannon.jpg Jacqueline Ann Bohannon

    A come and go “Celebration of Life” will be held for Jacqueline Ann Bohannon, 77, of Duncan, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Southern Oaks Church of Christ in Chickasha.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • James Franklin Griffin

    James Franklin Griffin was born May 17, 1931, in Claypool, to Elbert and Lois Simons Griffin. He was born and lived almost his entire life in Claypool. He attended Cameron college before being drafted in the Army. He served his country for two years in Korea.

    April 15, 2014

  • 4-15 Gary Housman.jpg Gary Housman

    Nov. 23, 1946-April 12, 2014

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-15 Opal Baum OBIT.jpg Opal Peters Baum

    Dec. 22, 1917-April 11, 2014

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Beverly Jean Ward

    Beverly Jean Ward, 54, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 in Oklahoma City.

    April 15, 2014

  • John Henry Kaiser

    John Henry Kaiser, 86, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Country Club Care Nursing Home in Duncan.

    April 15, 2014

  • Jerry Leon Henderson

    Jerry Leon Henderson passed from this life Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Duncan Regional Hospital at the age of 76.

    April 15, 2014


Who do you favor for the U.S. Senate seat that Tom Coburn is giving up?

State Rep. T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton
U.S. Rep. James Lankford, R-Edmond
State Sen. Connie Johnson, D-Oklahoma City
Former State Sen. Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso
     View Results
AP Video