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Ashley Eldridge, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 7, 1927
Dumas
Desha County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jun. 19, 1994
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

MR. ASHLEY ELDRIDGE SR., age 67, of Chicago, Illinois, died Sunday, June 19, 1994, at the Veterans Administration Westside Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

Ashley was born June 7, 1927, in Dumas, Arkansas, he was a son of the late Lacy and Mary Leach Eldridge. He was employed by the American National Can Company in Chicago, Illinois.

He valiantly and bravely served this great free Republic during World War II while serving in the United States Army whereas he received an 'Honorable' discharge.

He was a faithful and loyal Member of Providence Baptist Church of Chicago, Illinois where he chaired the deacon board and served as Sunday School teacher.

At the time of his death, survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Handy Eldridge of Chicago; two sons, Ashley Eldridge Jr., and Lawrence Eldridge, both of Chicago; two daughters, Arlene Finley of Chicago and Jeldean Eldridge of Dumas; five brothers, Morris Eldridge of Dumas, Rueben Eldridge of Little Rock, Arkansas; George Eldridge of Chicago, Mitchell Elderidge and I. J. Eldridge, both of Kansas City, Missouri; five sisters, Clara Sims of Flint, Michigan, Evelyn Boone and Naomi Eldridge, both of Kansas City, Missouri, Sarah Dillard of Atlanta, Georgia and Ruth Eldridge of Alexandria, Virginia; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services was held Saturday, June 25, 1994, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watson District Headquarters in Mitchellville, Arkansas by Brown Funeral Home of Dumas, Arkansas.

His military interment was at Miles Leach Cemetery at Oakwood Bayou Community east of Dumas, Arkansas. ~~ + ~~ 
 
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 Parents:
  Lacy Eldridge (1903 - 1988)
  Mary Leach Eldridge (1906 - 1992)
 
 Siblings:
  Ashley Eldridge (1927 - 1994)
  George Eldridge (1928 - 2003)*
  Naomi J. Eldridge (1930 - 2002)*
  Morris Eldridge (1932 - 2010)*
  Barbara Eldridge (1933 - 1993)*
  Mitchell Eldridge (1935 - 1996)*
  Joe Arthur Eldridge (1938 - 1974)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Miles Leach Cemetery
Back Gate
Desha County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Interment in Miles Leach Cemetery located on Oakwood Bayou Road.
 
Created by: R. D. Lunsford
Record added: Feb 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66199376
Ashley Eldridge, Sr
Added by: R. D. Lunsford
 
Ashley Eldridge, Sr
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Added by: R. D. Lunsford
 
 
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- Sonja B. Dillard
 Added: May. 9, 2011
In Memory of Ashley Eldridge for serving this great Nation in the U.S. Army during World War II for the cause of Freedom ~
- R. D. Lunsford
 Added: Feb. 26, 2011
 
 
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