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Anne Mobley Etheredge, 71 of Rocky Mount, made her transition to heaven on Thursday, August 24, 2017. She died from complications associated with breast cancer.  Anne was born on July 3, 1946 in Englewood, NJ to the late James and Orrie Mobley.  She graduated from Twin City High School, and also attended the University of Georgia. In 1964 she married the love of her life and childhood sweetheart, John Etheredge.

She was very active in the community and even at her passing, she was remotely serving on the board of the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport Authority, and she also served on Boards for Unity Bank, Nash County Business Development Authority, Braswell Memorial Library, and United Community Ministries.  Anne was very strong in her faith and was a devoted member of First Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder and was a Lay Pastor.  Because she had a heart for helping everyone, she helped start the Prom Closet at the church that provided prom clothing for those who could not afford to buy an outfit for the prom.

Because of her outstanding sales ability with Allstate Insurance Company she and her husband traveled to many cities in the US and all over the world, and the company also asked her to share her techniques with other agents across the country.  She would hold up the bible and say this is my sales manual.  For it tells us to “Treat others the same way you want to be treated.”

She is survived by her husband, John of the home. A son, Jonathan Etheredge, of Spartanburg, SC and daughter, Jessica E. Smith (Michael) of Rocky Mount.

Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday, August 29th from 6p – 8p at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, 1912 Sunset Ave., Rocky Mount, NC.  The family will hold a private committal service followed by her celebration of life service on Wednesday, August 30th at 3:00pm at First Presbyterian Church 153 N Church Street, Rocky Mount, NC with the Reverend Dr. Preston Smith, officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her honor to the American Cancer Society, or to First Presbyterian Church Rocky Mount.

Please remember to sign the guest book.

Arrangements are by Hunter-Odom Funeral Service. 

Annie "Anne" Etheredge
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  • Saturday, August 26, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Hunter-Odom Funeral Service
  • Monday, August 28, 2017
    Deepest condolence to you and your family praying for strength and peace during your loss love Carrie and Crystal Davis
    ~ Carrie Davis   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    My thoughts and prayers of comfort and peace are with the family now and in the days to come ( Matthew 5:4)
    ~ Delphine Wiggins, MSW Nash Cancer Treatment Center   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Monday, August 28, 2017
    Our prayers are with the family... She was a very sweet lady,,.
    ~ Tony and Wanda Durant   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    Words can not express the level of loss or the degree of happiness that we knew each other. Be blessed all and a job well done.
    ~ Sebastian Brewer   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    Please accept my sincere condolences during this difficult time. The loss of a loved one is a heartbreaking experience. However, our Heavenly Father provides comfort. He has promised to put an end to tears, death, and pain ( Revelation 21:3.4). We can trust his promises (Isaiah 55:10,11). In the days to come, may these promises help to sustain your family. Take care.
    ~ Melva
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    My Prayers are with you and the Family doing this difficult time. I pray for your comfort in knowing how much she was respected and love. I will always remember her generosity, graciousness and kind spirit. She will remain in my heart forever.
    ~ Gloria R. Williams   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    From the Graham family to your family , RIP Mrs . Etheredge.
    ~ David Graham   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    John, Jonathan, Jessica. and Michael, My sincere condolences on your loss. Anne was a great lady!
    ~ Chris Miller   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Thursday, September 07, 2017
    A very strong woman, may God continue to strengthen the family and love ones.
    ~ Elaine & George Williamws   Rocky Mount, NC
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.
    ~ Dottie Harris Speath
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    Hi John our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.
    ~ Carlton & Deborah Ward   Enfield, NC
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    Our Prayers ae with you and your family. May God bless you. The Coleman Family, Betty Johnson, Murene, Mary and Ronnie
    ~ Murene Coleman Rucker   Leesville, SC
  • Thursday, January 04, 2018
    The Creator of the heavens and the earth has promised death will be no more. (Rev 21:4) Sorry for the loss of your loved one. My condolences are with you and family as you grieve. May the God of all comfort brings you comfort and strengthens you from the scriptures as you endure the loss of your loved one. God promises that he will resurrect millions of people who have died. "There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous." (2 Cor 1:3-4; Heb 2:15; John 5:28-29) For additional information please visit I can also be reached at