Doris Polk Ethredge

June 26, 1929 — April 22, 2022


Doris Polk Ethredge

Doris Polk Ethredge, 92, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of Charles Franklin Ethredge entered into eternal rest Friday, April 22, 2022. Her funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2022  in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel, at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Live Oak Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. 

Doris was born June 26, 1929 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of the late Lawrence Polk and Abby Grooms Polk. She retired after a lengthy career with Sears.

Doris was a 1946 graduate of Memminger High School and in November of that year she married her husband, Charles. She grew up as a member of Citadel Square Baptist Church where she faithfully served in the nursery. She later became an active member of Charleston Baptist Church also serving in the nursery. 

Doris is survived by her two sons, Brigadier General Rick Ethredge (Angie), USAF Retired, of Mt. Pleasant; Don L. Ethredge (Deborah A.W.) of James Island, SC; her daughter Joni Killough (Carroll) of Charlotte, NC; ten grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and her brother Larry Polk (Sarah) of Edisto Island. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her brother Marshall Polk.

Memorials may be made to Charleston Baptist Church, 13 San Miguel Road, Charleston, SC 29407.


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