Miscellaneous Dyer County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Charity Clara Crawford
Wednesday, May 30, 2001
Charity Clara Crawford, 80, of Henning, died Friday, May 25, 2001 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. She was a retired employee of Tupperware and a member of Mother Board at Canaan Baptist Church. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Canaan Baptist Church in Henning with the Rev. Clarance Bayers officiating. Burial will be in Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at Currie's Funeral Home in Henning and from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. The widow of Joe Lynn Crawford, survivors include; three sisters, Olivia Treadway of Bructon, and Leatha Finley and Marie Jones, both of Detroit, Mich.; a brother, James Curlin Alexander of Detroit, Mich.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Hugh R. Aquino
Wednesday, May 30, 2001
Hugh R. Aquino, 27, of Tatumville, died Monday, May 28, 2001 at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg Hospital. He was a machine operator for Allen Stone Box Company in Halls, a cashier for Wal-Mart in Dyersburg, a Navy veteran, served as a flight deck attendant on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Aircraft carrier, received the Navy National Defense Medal and the Navy Battle "E" Award, a member of Third Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff, Mo. and a 1992 graduate of Poplar Bluff High School. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Mayes officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive visitors from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Vicki White Aquino of Tatumville; a daughter, Alyssa Pennington of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Bridget Burns of Dyersburg; his parents, Fidel "Pancho" and Shirley Aquino of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; a sister, Ruth Ann Morris of Lantana, Fla.; a brother, Aaron Aquino of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; and a step-grandchild, Sydney Burns. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Godwin, Jason Burns, Scott Smith, Marty Hurst, Jessie Eaton and Mark Thomas.

Ludie Reed
Thursday, May 31, 2001
Ludie Reed, 104, of Dyersburg, died Monday, May 28, 2001 at Wesley Nursing Home in Dyersburg. She was a domestic worker and a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Rev. W.L. McCadney officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Dyersburg. H.H. Hudson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive visitors from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Survivors include four daughters, Lorine Taylor, Cora Reed, Lena Parrish and Mamie Posey, all of Dyersburg; a sister, Eastell Kimmons of St. Louis, Mo.; and 15 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Reed; and a son, George Reed.

Helen Crittendon Edwards
Thursday, May 31, 2001
Helen Crittendon Edwards, 74, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, May 27, 2001 at her residence. She was a retired employee of Sylvania, a homemaker, a member of Williams Chapel Usher Board, Mother Board and kitchen committee. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Williams Chapel with the Rev. Charles McCright officiating. Burial will be in Williams Chapel Cemetery in Friendship. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Cosmopolitan Funeral Home in Dyersburg. Survivors include two daughters, Ludie Spence of Dyersburg and Gertie Travis of Memphis; three sons, Chester L. Edwards and Donald H. Edwards, both of Dyersburg and Don L. Edwards of Warner Robin, Ga.; two sisters, Mary Slater of Detroit, Mich. and Cordilee Johnson of Dyersburg; 21 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Frank Spence III, Kenneth Spence, Ernest Hickman, Donald H. Edwards, Norman Johnson and Michael Johnson.

Virginia Lucille Davis
Tuesday, June 05, 2001
Virginia Lucille Davis, 80, of Trevor, Wis., formerly of Newbern, died Saturday, June 2, 2001 at Mount Carmel Medical and Rehab Center in Burlington, Wis. She was retired factory employee. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern. The family will receive visitors from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home. The widow of Emerson Davis, survivors include a daughter, Yvonne Davis Gekas of Trevor, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents, Payne and Robbie Nee Sherrod Walton.

Mildred Lavern Ramm
Tuesday, June 05, 2001
Mildred Lavern Ramm, 75, of Halls, died Sunday, June 4, 2001 at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Halls United Methodist Church. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ripley Memorial Gardens. The family will receive visitors from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The widow of Howard James Ramm, survivors include a daughter, Deeana Sinclair of Dyersburg; two sons, Danny Ramm of Halls and James Ramm of Memphis; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.    
         
Jack Hatch
Tuesday, June 05, 2001
Jack Hatch, 78, of Dyersburg, died Monday, June 4, 2001 at Oakwood Manor Nursing Home. He was a retired salesman for Dr. Pepper Bottling Company, managed DAV store for five years, a member of Second Baptist Church, a member of Woodmen of the World for 35 years, and managed Dyersburg-Dyer County Union Mission Store for 25 years. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Roark officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Hatch of Dyersburg; four sons, Jackie Hatch, Johnny Hatch and Jeffrey Hatch, all of Dyersburg and Larry Hatch of RoEllen; three sisters, Era Wilson, Izola Patton and Grendola Milner, all of Dyersburg; two brothers, Lawdeen Hatch and Lee Hatch, both of Dyersburg; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Clara Hatch; a sister, Marie Patton; and a brother, Bert Hatch. Pallbearers will be Jackie Hatch, Larry Hatch, Johnny Hatch, Jeffrey Hatch, Erica Hatch, Karen Thompson, Brian Hatch and Julie Hatch. The family requests that any memorials be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.

Vella Mae Claybrooks
Wednesday, June 06, 2001
Vella Mae Claybrooks, 79, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Maury City, died Saturday, June 2, 2001 at her residence. 
She was a licensed funeral director and a licensed insurance agent with Atlanta Life. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Community Church of God in Christ in Maury City with Elder Ewell Jelks officiating. Burial will be New Cemetery in Maury City. Currie's Funeral Home in Henning is in charge of arrangements. 
Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Young of Chicago, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Bettie Sue Vaughn of Maury City; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Clora Sollis Escue
Friday, June 08, 2001
Clora Sollis Escue, 82, of Halls, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at Royal Care Nursing Home in Ridgely. She was a homemaker and a member of Fowlkes Church of Christ. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg. Survivors include a daughter, Felicia Douglas of Chicago, Ill.; two sons, Wayne Sollis of Branson, Mo. And Bill Sollis of Chicago, Ill.; four brothers, Robert Williams of Hornbeak, Larry Williams of Memphis, Russell Williams of Dyersburg and Pete Williams of Friendship; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchilden. She is preceded in death by her husbands, Elbert Sollis and Louis "Bub" Escue.

Wilbur "Mitch" Mitchell
Friday, June 08, 2001
Wilbur "Mitch" Mitchell, 74, of Tiptonville, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg Hospital. He was a retired heavy construction tugboat worker and commercial fisherman, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of VFW. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Mitchell of Tiptonville; a son, Greg Mitchell of Jackson; two sisters, Wanda Adams of Auburndale, Fla. And Elizabeth Norville of Newbern; and a brother, H.T. Mitchell of Memphis. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ezell Mitchell, Winston Mitchell and Kenneth Mitchell.

William Brown Jackson
Friday, June 08, 2001
William Brown Jackson, 79, of Upper St. Clair, Penn., died Friday, June 1, 2001 at Canonsburg General Hospital. He was a deputy chairman, vice president and general manager of Organic Material Division of Koppers Company Inc. from 1966-1985 and Chairman of the Board of International, elder of Mount Lebanon Christian Church, 32nd Degree Mason and Navy Reserve officer from 1943-1953 and co-chairman of Junior Achievement. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Yorkville Cemetery with the Rev. Mac Craig officiating. Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include a son, William "Talon" Brown Jackson Jr. of Upper St. Clair, Penn.; and two grandchildren.

Lucille R. Wilson
Monday, June 11, 2001
Lucille R. Wilson, 86, of Dyersburg, died Friday, June 8, 2001 at her residence. She was a homemaker. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Fairview Cemetery with Dr. Mike Campbell officiating. The family will receive visitors at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home. The widow of Cleon D. "Jack" Wilson, survivors include a daughter, Carol Ann Koffman of Dyersburg; a son, Gordon W. Wilson of Salt Lake City, Utah; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Steven Wilson, Milton Koffman, Chris Koffman, John Koffman, Robert Koffman and John Childress.

Ellen W. Ramsey
Monday, June 11, 2001
Ellen Williams Ramsey, 93, of Dyersburg, died Friday, June 8, 2001 at Dyersburg Manor. She was a homemaker, a Methodist and a member of the Home Demonstration Club. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Leslie officiating. Burial will follow at Rehoboth Cemetery in RoEllen The widow of Mack Williams and Bill Ramsey, survivors include a daughter, Yvonne Yarbro of Dyersburg; a son, Lynn Williams of Dyersburg; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Keith Williams, Steve Williams, Billy Hobbs, L.P. Yarbro, Jeffrey Hicks and James Hooper. The family requests that any memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Dossie W. Patterson
Monday, June 11, 2001
Dossie W. Patterson, 77, of Dyersburg, died Friday, June 8, 2001 at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg Hospital. He was owner of Dyersburg Decorating Company for more than 50 years and a trustee of First United Pentecostal Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Michael McClenney and the Rev. Edd Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens. J.W. Curry & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Patterson; two daughters, Margaret Branham and Terri D. Jackson, both of Dyersburg; a son, Larry W. Patterson of Dyersburg; two sisters, Dean Thurman of Dyersburg and Shirley Nell Handlon of Bowling Green, Ky.; a brother, Bedford Patterson of Crossville; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zach T. and Laura Mae Patterson; two sisters, Virginia Olander and Louise Biggers; and two brothers, Edd Patterson and Bennett Patterson. Pallbearers will be Cecil Viar, Dale Beecham, Parks Thurmond, Jerry Alexander, Dennis Moody, James Cooper and Billy Hurst.

Willie Lou "Bunch" Caldwell
Monday, June 11, 2001
Willie Lou "Bunch" Caldwell, 96, of Decatur, Ill., formerly of Ripley, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. She was a housewife, a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Decatur and a member of the mother board. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Springhill Baptist Church in Ripley with Rev. Ollie Joe Allen officiating. Burial will be at Springhill Church Cemetery in Ripley. The family will receive visitors from noon to 6 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Currie's Funeral Home in Henning. The widow of J.B. Caldwell, survivors include a son, Jimmy Caldwell of Decatur; two daughters, Louise Caldwell and Clara Caldwell McGhee, both of Decatur; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives.

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