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Obituaries for Dec. 23, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Opal Inez Crocker, 88, of Tiptonville, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2007 at Reelfoot Manor Nursing Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of Tiptonville First Baptist Church.

Graveside services were Saturday at Tiptonville City Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Leggett officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Cecil Leon Crocker of Tiptonville; two stepdaughters, Addie Jane Shaw of Winchester, Ky., and Brenda Davis of Dresden; two sons, Carl Edward Howerton of Collins, Miss., and Dennis Ray Howerton of Dyersburg; two stepsons, Bobby Joe Crocker of Samburg and James Allen Crocker of Collierville; three sisters, Clarann Beatty of Belleville, Ill., and Pat Migneron and Betty Zankl, both of East St. Louis, Ill.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and 16 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter; her parents, Edward and Willie Mayo; and three brothers, Tommy Mayo, Jack Mayo and Clyde Mayo.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Tiptonville First Baptist Church.

Jack Luster, 89, formerly of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007 in Batesville, Ark.

He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theater with the U.S. Army Air Corps as radio technician and B-25 bombardier, and opened several "Family" shoe stores in West Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas. While in Dyersburg, he served as president of the Kiwanis Club, vice president of the Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Housing Authority, and both junior and senior warden of St. Mary's Episcopal Church.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Batesville, Ark. with the Rev. Middleton L. Wootten officiating. Burial will be in Batesville's Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Eva Durham Luster of Batesville, Ark.; two daughters, Dianne Abernethy of Alpharetta, Ga. and Delaine Luster of Germantown, Tenn.; a sister, Glendene Baker of Batesville; a brother, Glenn Luster of Lewisville, Texas; seven grandchildren, Jill Abernethy Land of Columbus, Ga., Amy Street Hudson and Zachary H. Street Jr., both of Memphis, Chamblee Abernethy of Athens, Ga., Kellie Abernethy Couch of Alpharetta, Ga., Melissa Street Sells of Germantown, Tenn., and Lindsay Cole Abernethy of Macon, Ga.; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney Asher Luster and Helen Elizabeth Luster.

Pallbearers will be Lynn D. Abernethy, Zack Street, Benjamin Land, Ron Sells, Rob Hudson and Mark Wyatt.

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Martha Norman McClure, 71, of Somerville, formerly of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007 at her residence.

She was retired as a quality-control specialist with Jimmy Dean Foods.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. John Morris officiating. Burial will be in Bellevernon Cemetery near Friendship.

Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Champion of Ripley; a son, Charles A. "Tony" McClure of Somerville; two sisters, Lucy James of Wilson, Ark., and Nora Pfiefer of Collierville; three brothers, J.W. Norman, the Rev. William Norman and James Norman, all of Dyersburg; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Deley Turnbo Norman; and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Chrisman.

Pallbearers will be Myron Pfiefer, Bobby James, Paul Norman, Keith Chalmers, Jeff Chipman and Parrish Norman.