Patty Franke Etheridge

Born in Red Boiling Springs, TN on February 14, 1936

Departed on January 8, 2019 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Mrs. Patty Franke Etheridge age 82, of Hendersonville, TN, went peacefully to her heavenly home on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

Mrs. Etheridge was born in Red Boiling Springs, TN, on February 14, 1936, the daughter of the late Frank Bush and Anne Martin Bush. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Etheridge was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-six years, Kenneth “Ken” Etheridge; a daughter, Rebecca Etheridge Mullennix; and a brother Clay Bush.
Survivors include her daughter, Darlene (Greg) Stringfellow; son-in-law, Shane (Grace) Mullennix; six grandchildren, Brandon (Kayce) Arney, Joshua (Dallas) Stringfellow, Jacob Stringfellow, Daniel, Amy, and Mitchell Mullennix; seven great-grandchildren, Karlee, Shae, and Brysen Arney, Carolina, Sadie, Neyland and Conway Stringfellow; and a sister, Josephine (Charles) Baker. Host of nieces and nephews also survive.

She was a charter member of Bluegrass Baptist Church now as Indian Lake Peninsula Church and attended for almost fifty years. Also, she was a member of Friendship Sunday School Class. Mrs. Etheridge was the church’s first preschool director and loved taking care of the babies. She worked in the 80’s at Ace Hardware and loved talking to all the customers who came in. She retired from the State of TN in the Department of Human Services after eighteen years of service.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 2:00 P.M., Indian Lake Peninsula Church. Interment will follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Friday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Hendersonville Funeral Home and Saturday from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at Indian Lake Peninsula Church.

The family would like to thank those who cared for her at Brookdale for the last ten years.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to Alzheimer’s TN Chapter in Mrs. Etheridge’s memory or to Indian Lake Peninsula Church.

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7 Comments to Patty Franke Etheridge

  1. Juanita Patterson
    January 10, 2019 12:51 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family . Was so saddened to get this news. A great loss~David was a good friend~and great guy. He will be greatly missed.

  2. Cheryl Morris Mehaffey
    January 10, 2019 10:55 pm

    Darlene. This was so special and sweet. I watched all of it and had so many memories of years past. Such sweet heartbreaking memories. 😢😓💔

  3. Diane Sauls
    January 11, 2019 7:20 am

    Pat was such a sweet Lady. Praying for all of you.

  4. Lisa Richardson
    January 11, 2019 7:28 am

    Patty was a very sweet lady. I will being praying that God provides you and your family with peace and comfort. Cherish your special memories.

  5. Louise Morris
    January 11, 2019 4:03 pm

    Pat was my dearest friend at Bluegrass Baptist Church. We were so much alike and our ways were the same. We all had such fun times together (Ken, Pat, Bobby and me). I will never forget those times. Pat and Ken were the first ones to invite us to Bluegrass Baptist Church. We have been there ever since. Bobby and I are going to miss Pat so very much although we haven’t seen Pat that much, sorry to say. Other things got in our way. Which is not good on our part. I hope Pat forgives us. We love you Pat and always will, and remember you and Ken the rest of our lives. We love Darlene and Gregg and all the children. Our prayers will be with them during this time. We pray God will surround them with His love and comfort. Also in the months and years ahead.. Much love always, Louise and Bobby.

  6. David Heithcock
    January 12, 2019 1:00 pm


    We are sorry for your family’s loss. Our prayers and sympathy are with you.

    David and Bonnie Heithcock

  7. Concerned
    January 22, 2019 10:33 am

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Dealing with the death of a loved one is so very hard to do. I hope you can find comfort in Gods promise to restore our dead loved ones to life here on earth, never having to say goodbye again. The resurrection, we look forward to. Acts 24:15 and Revelation 21:3,4 have been comforting to me and hope it is comforting to you also.


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