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Obituaries for Nov. 5, 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

Jimmy Hopper, 58, of Tiptonville, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired employee of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, a Marine Corps veteran and a member of Keystone Church of God.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Tiptonville chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home. Burial will be in Tiptonville City Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors at 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include two daughters, Wendy Douglas and husband, Warren, of Tiptonville and Christy Smith and husband, Johnny Mac, of Ridgely; a son, Jamie Hopper and wife, Karen, of Tiptonville; three sisters, Carolyn Hopper Spicer of Samburg, Glenda Hopper Weaks and Beverly Hopper Ligons and husband, Steve, all of Tiptonville; a brother, Tommy Hopper of Obion; and six grandchildren, Nicky Smith, Devin Smith, William Gamble, Austin Hopper, Tyler Douglas and Jordan Douglas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim D. and Ruby LaMastus Hopper; and a sister, Karen Denise Hopper.

Pallbearers will be Cory Ligons, Franklin Wortman, Roger Moore, Tony Wallace, Jerry Poyner and Chip Weaks.

Rev. Clint Adkins Oakley, 83, of Memphis, formerly of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007.

He was a graduate of the University of Memphis and the Southern Baptist Seminary. He pastored several churches in Indiana, Tennessee and Florida, served as chaplain at the VA Hospital in Memphis and was currently the interim pastor at West Frayser Baptist Church. He served on the Executive Board and other boards of the Tennessee Baptist Convention and a U.S. Navy World War II veteran.

Services will held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Memphis Funeral Home-Germantown Parkway Chapel. Burial was in Memory Hill Gardens.

Survivors include two sons, Clint Ansley Oakley of Miami, Fla. and James Michael Oakley of Memphis; and a brother, F.M. Oakley of Pekin, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Betty Jean Oakley; his parents, Clint Adkins Oakley and Lenora Bell Meek; three sisters, Mildred Doyle, Sue Cook and Catherine Cohen; and two brothers, W.B. Oakley and Thomas Oakley.