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Obituaries for Oct. 4, 2007

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Maxine Goodwin Kirby, 81, of Fowlkes, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at her residence.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Patton Memorial Evangelical Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Halls Funeral Home. Burial will be in South Fork Cemetery near Halls.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Craig and husband Ronnie of Newbern and Sara Kirby and Patsy Hunter and husband Gary, all of Bonicord; two sons, David Kirby and wife Diann and Danny "Chubby" Kirby and wife Cheryl, all of Fowlkes; five grandchildren, Stephen Craig and wife Rona and Melanie Parker and husband Lynn, all of Newbern, Brad Kirby and Dani Kirby and companion Wayne Walker, all of Dyersburg, and Eric Kirby of Fowlkes; three great-grandchildren, Shelby Parker, Craig Parker and Tanner Walker; a nephew, Jimmy Goodwin of Santa Anna, Calif.; and a longtime friend and neighbor, Frances Woodley.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, R.B. Kirby; and two brothers, I.C. Goodwin and Ira Lee Goodwin.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Craig, Lynn Parker, Brad Kirby, Eric Kirby, Wayne Walker and James "Smitty" Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be R.H. Kirby, Eugene Sykes and Billy Jones.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Rehoboth United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Steve Agee, 1409 Rehoboth Church Rd., Newbern, TN 38059.


Ann Thornton, 78, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at her residence.

She was a homemaker, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Medical Auxiliary, the book club, the garden club and a bridge club.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Dyersburg, where she was a member, with the Rev. Mike Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. tonight at Curry Funeral Home and from noon until the funeral hour Friday at the church.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Dr. W.I. Thornton Jr. of Dyersburg; a daughter, Mary Evelyn Thornton of Washington, D.C.; two sons, David Arthur Thornton and wife Bonnie of Memphis and William Cox Thornton of Hendersonville; a sister, Zaidee Cox Ozment DeWeese of Memphis; and four grandchildren, Adam M. Thornton, Zachery C. Thornton, Seth Thornton and Charlotte Ann Thornton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon B. and Evelyn Strausburger Cox.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Don Connell, Ralph Farmer, Jere Ozment, Gerald Reasons, Dr. Ralph Reynolds and Dr. William Tucker. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Ashley and Bob Little.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Community Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 1002, Dyersburg, TN 38025.


Russell L. "Bootsie" McGaughy, 74, of Tiptonville, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. John No. 2 Missionary Baptist Church in Tiptonville with the Rev. Charles F. McCright officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery in Tiptonville. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters, Georgia Mai Campbell and Mary Willis, both of Flint, Mich.; and his caretaker Sharon Banks of Tiptonville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gussie McGaughy and George McGaughy; and a sister, Minnie Lee Jackson.


Bertie Caudel Seratt, 99, of Gainesville, Fla., formerly of Dyersburg, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, which was her birthday, at E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville, Fla.

She was a homemaker and an active member of The General Baptist Church on Viar Road prior to moving to Florida.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg with the Rev. Leonard Ballinger officiating. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Chambers and husband Billy of Memphis; and a son, Billy F. Seratt of Gainesville, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Franklin Seratt; and her parents, Dave W. Caudel and Jodie Bissell.


Nora Elizabeth Price, 85, of the Cat Corner community, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at Ridgley Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Dyersburg Funeral Home.


Rachel K. Williams, of Minor Hill, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.