After 40 years in business, Bill Ethridge Lincoln-Mercury will be shutting its doors in coming weeks.
According to Billy Jack Ethridge, Ford Motor Company has decided not to have a Lincoln-Mercury dealer in the Meridian area.
This comes as Ford continues down-sizing its dealerships across the country.
The service department closed Friday. The dealership will be liquidating all automobile inventory over the next several weeks.
Ethridge said his family is proud to have served the community for four decades.
"I would like to say thank you to all the people who have allowed us to be a part of their families over the years," Ethridge said. "And we will miss it. We will miss it."
Vehicle owners who want to exercise warranties may visit any authorized Ford dealer.