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Obituaries for Nov. 13, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Worth M. Blackburn, 88, of Ridgely, died Nov. 3, 2007.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wynnburg Baptist Church.


Ret. Chief Master Sgt. Curry Thomas Hendren, 77, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007 at Covenant Care Center in O'Fallon, Ill.

He was retired from the U.S. Air Force after 28 years, a member of Fowlkes Baptist Church and a member of the 1947 class Dyersburg High School.

Services will be at 8 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Guy Merryman officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at West Tennessee Veteran's Cemetery in Memphis.

The family will receive visitors at 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean Pilkington Hendren; four daughters, Phyllis Howard and husband, Tito, of Littleton, Colo., Cheryl Hill and husband, Doug, of O'Fallon, Ill., Gail Clark of Bartlett and Michelle Seekings and husband, Michael of Charleston, SC; a son, Roland Hendren and wife, Debbie of Millington; two stepdaughters, Gloria Ator of Halls and Shelia Holland of Dyersburg; a stepson, Aaron Pilkington of Dyersburg; two brothers, Sidney Louis Hendren and J.V. Hendren, both of Dyersburg; nine grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Della Ruth Hendren; and his parents, Curry V. and Monnie Mae Hendren.

Pallbearers will be the United States Air Force Honor Guard.


Donnie L. Staggs, 77, of Bogota, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was a retired employee of Tennessee Tourism Department.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Phipps officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

The family will receive visitors at 5:30-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Staggs of Bogota; three daughters, Barbara Hall and husband, Benny, of Bogota, Angie Woods and husband, Max, of Union City and Linda Reed and husband, Steve, of River Grove, Ill.; two sons, Donald Joe Staggs and wife, Connie, of Chicago, Ill. and Terry Lynn Staggs and wife, Earline, of Hammond, Ind.; a sister, Gracie Wilson and husband, Raymond, of Miston; two brothers, Odie Staggs and wife, Patricia, of Lenox an Clifford Staggs and wife, Florence, of Hayti, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Pamela Curtis, Donald Staggs, Jeremiah Staggs, Josh Staggs, Crystal Staggs, Shawn Staggs, Terry Staggs II and Cassie Staggs; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton Staggs and Julie Staggs James; two sisters, Nora Maude Staggs and Clodie Braddy; and a brother, J.L. Staggs.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Staggs, Billy Braddy, L.B. Leggett, Danny Burress, Rodney Curtis, Dicky Burress, Max Woods and Ivey Hall.


Baby Boy Livingston Davon Taylor, of Newbern, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007 at Lebonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Sunday in M.C.C. O. Cemetery in Newbern. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Marquita Livingston of Newbern; his father, Deangelo Taylor of Newbern; a brother, Deonte Taylor of Newbern; and his grandfather, Clarence Livingston of Newbern.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mary Wilkes Livingston.