Ray Dean Eldridge, 79, died March 17 at his home at Turkey Creek.
A son of the late Columbus and Flora Cole Eldridge, he was the widower of Sue Sweet Eldridge. He was also preceded in death by a grandchild, April Elizabeth Johnson, and two brothers, Claude Eldridge and Kenneth Eldridge.
Surviving are two sons, Mark Allen Eldridge and Ray Eldridge Jr., both of Turkey Creek; two daughters,
Sherry Lee Johnson of Lebanon Junction and Melissa Shepherd of Turkey Creek; two brothers, James Eldridge of Farmington, N.M. and Dana Eldridge of Longbranch; a sister, Devonia Trent of Turkey Creek; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held March 20 at the Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Eldridge Cemetery at Turkey Creek.