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Obituaries for Oct. 2, 2007

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Dorothy Campbell Lanier, 77, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a retired employee of the Dyer County Court Clerk's Office and a member of First Christian Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home in Newbern with Dr. Steve Gaines officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include a son, Timothy Parker Lanier and wife, Blair, of Collierville; and two granddaughters, Mallory Campbell Lanier and Grace Tipton Lanier, both of Collierville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Lanier; her parents, Charles Monroe Campbell and Nancy Russell Williamson Campbell; and four brothers, Adrian Gordon Campbell, Charles Robert Campbell, Clyde Thomas "C.T." Campbell and William Percy Campbell.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Lanier, Craig Metcalf, John McGuirk, Larry Johnson, John Lanier and Wayde Jackson.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to First Christian Church, 1200 Community Park Road, Dyersburg, TN 38024.

Jesse Edward Pipkin, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007.

He was an assistant county agent with the University of Tennessee Extension Service in Tipton County for 5 1/2 years and transferred to Crockett County as Extension Service Leader, an Army veteran of World War II, recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by National County Agents Association, Outstanding Agent Award from West Tennessee County Agents Association, served this association as president and secretary. He was past president of the Rotary Club, member of Phi Delta Kappa and Epsilon Sigma Phi, served as chairman of board of directors of County Welfare, board of directors of West Tennessee Resource Development Association, member of First Baptist Church in Alamo, where he served as deacon, Sunday school teacher, Sunday school director and various committees.

Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ronk Funeral Home in Alamo with Dr. Jerry Barker officiating. Burial was in Oakview Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Marion Crisp Pipkin of Trenton; a daughter, Bettie Crips of Trenton; two sons, Mike Pipkin and wife, Robin, of Gilbertsville, Ky. and Dr. Jimmy Crisp of Dyersburg; a sister, Mary Utley of Jackson; three brothers, James Pipkin of Jackson, Manuel Pipkin of Scotts Hill and Samuel Pipkin of Knoxville; and a grandchild, Austin Crisp.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Georgia Lee Pipkin; his parents, Louie and Minnie Pipkin; a sister, Alice Pipkin; and two brothers, George Pipkin and Eugene Pipkin.

Pallbearers will be Brent Porter, Herbert Adams, Raymond Ellis, Johnny Maddux, Joe Pierce and Charlie Evans.

Birtie Seratt, of Gainesville, Fla., formerly of Dyersburg, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007 in Gainesville.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Curry Funeral Home.