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Obituaries for Nov. 16, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Erma Harper, 99, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 at Oakwood Community Living Center.

She was a retired cafeteria manager for Dyer County School System, a member of Parr Avenue Church of Christ, former cafeteria manager for First Citizens National Bank and a member of Dyer County Home Demonstration Club.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Brother Oscar Bruce officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Meredith Peek of Southaven, Miss.; a son, Tom Harper and wife, Polly, of Dyersburg; seven grandchildren, Mary Lou Morris of Virginia Beach, Va., Dianne Culley of Nesbit, Miss., Michael Peek of Covington, Richard Peek of Memphis, Becky McDermott of Lake Ozark, Mo., Randy Harper of Bradford and Mary Katherine Tracy of Maumelle, Ark.; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton Harper; and a son, James Elton Harper.

Pallbearers will be Randy Harper, Ricky Peek, Michael Peek, Blair Tomlinson, Kevin Culley and Andy McDermott.


Fannie Caudle Jones, 88, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a retail distribution supervisor.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hawthorne Baptist Church, where she was a member for over 40 years, with the Rev. Barry Greenlee officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. today at Curry Funeral Home.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Jones of Dyersburg; a son, Ron Jones and wife Pam of Bensenville, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew T. Caudle and Margaret Elizabeth Moore Caudle; four sisters, Aleene Hester, Ruby Grizzle, Lorene Caudle and Betty Fay Yarbro; and a brother, Buck Caudle.

Pallbearers will be Barry Farley, Kenny Farley, Keith Jones, Sean Jones, Heather Lloyd, Matthew Lloyd, Jason Ratliff and Kenneth Ratliff. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Hampton and Lee Holland.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.


Susan Alice Matthews, 59, of Newbern, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007 at her residence.

She was an RN and director of nursing for West Tennessee State Corrections.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home in Newbern with the Rev. Calvin Smith officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

Survivors include a son, Shannon Wade Hinson of Newbern; two sisters, Judy A. Kilzer of Lawrenceburg and Cathy E. Montgomery of Newbern; a brother, Danny A. Ables of Dyersburg; and two grandchildren, Jacub Hinson and Carley Hinson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Danial Ables and Betty L. Cryer Ables; a niece, Traci Webb; and a nephew, Jason Montgomery.

Pallbearers will be Terry F. Montgomery, Travis Montgomery, Robert Walker, Terry W. Montgomery, Carlton Carroll and Barry Grugett.


Lois G. McCollumn, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Leo M. Bean and Sons Funeral Home in Rochester, N.Y. Burial will be in Grove Place Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include two sons, Gerald McCollumn and partner Richard Farrell and Philip McCollumn and wife Tammy; two sisters, Joanne Lewis and husband Kelly and Lily Greathouse; a brother, Bill Callen and wife Dusty; two grandchildren, Chris McCollumn and Jennifer McCollumn; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James McCollumn; two brothers, Tom Callen and James Callen.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the Teresa House, 21 Highland Rd., Geneseo, NY 14454.