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Obituaries for Jan. 3, 2008

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Mary M. "Doll" Baker, 67, of Fairhope, Ala, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home in Fairhope, Ala.

The family will receive visitors at 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband, Ed Baker of Fairhope, Ala.; a son, Eddie Baker and wife, Andrea, of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Ruth Dale Taylor of Belton, Mo. and Jewel Wayne Devault of Seneth, Mo.; a brother, Donald Malone of Arbyrd, Mo. and other relatives.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society.


Albert James Bolden Jr., 83, of Tiptonville, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired employee of Colonial Rubber Works and a US Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. John No. 2 Church in Tiptonville with the Rev. Joe A. Scott officiating. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include seven daughters, Joyce Warren, Carolyn Elam, Althea Swift, Cherry Pierce, Samella Robinson, Lillie Bolden, Sheila Bolden, all of Tiptonville; a sister, Imogene Swift of Tiptonville; three brothers, Willie D. Bolden of Tiptonville and Terry C. Bolden and Dwight Bolden, both of Milwaukee, Wis.; 23 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Corine Bolden; and his parents, Yancy and Lillie Mae Bolden.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Mosley, Granville Elam, Travis Bolden, Prince Pierce and Joe Terry Jr.


Jerry Dwayne "Bubba" Clanton, of Eaton, formerly of Trimble, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008 at Gibson County General Hospital in Trenton.

He was self-employed and a member of Trimble First Baptist Church.

Services will at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Oakley officiating. Burial will be in Pierce Cemetery in Trimble.

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

Survivors include his wife, Janice Clanton of Eaton; two daughters, Keri Clanton and Krista Clanton, both of Eaton; his mother, Patsy Marie Moore Clanton of Troy; a sister, Debbie Pope of Trimble; two brothers, Brian Clanton of Troy and Tracy Clanton of Memphis; a grandson, Stanton Rhoades of Eaton; his grandmother, Lillie Mae Drummonds of Trimble; and his step-grandfather, Lewis Drummonds of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Wayne Clanton.

Pallbearers will be Scotty Rose, Wesley Adams, Jerry Walker, Bronson Mallard, Matt Stafford and Jeffery Clanton. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Clanton, Randy Moore, David Moore and Chris Hawks.


Juanita Hemphill, 80, of Union City, formerly of Dyer County, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City.

She was a retired quality-control inspector for Slant & Slant in Obion for 33 years, a member of Union City First Baptist Church, attending the Lael Sunday School class and a former member of Obion First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at White-Ranson Funeral Home with the Rev. John Paul Berry officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Obion.

The family will receive visitors at 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Berry and husband, John Paul, of Union City; two sisters, Verna Turner of Union City and Oletha Gilbert of Indiana; a brother, Hillard Gardner of Michigan; a grandson, Jonathan Berry and wife, Rachel, of Union City; a great-granddaughter, Madison Elizabeth Berry of Union City; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Lafette Hemphill; her parents, Reps and Mattie York Gardner; and a brother, Leonard Gardner.

Pallbearers will be Ray Burden, Bobby Williams, Polk Glover, Ken Jordan, Billy Crigger, Eugene Hudgins, Roger Alexander, Sammy Snead and Aaron Boone.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.


LC Lock, 89, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 at Oakwood Community Living Center.

He was a retired farmer and member of Christ United Methodist Church and Hereford Association.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Calhoun and Bro. Robert Craig officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

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

Survivors include a son, Jerry Lock and wife, Jayne, of Dyersburg; two nephews, Mark Pledge of Memphis and Tim Pledge of Flowering Branch, Ga.; three step-grandchildren, Jeff Mosley of Bloomington, Ill, Rhonda Mech of Nashville and Janene Parisi of Naperville, Ill; and nine step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ophelia Seaton Lock; and his parents, Sam Eli Lock and Nancy Fostine Walker Lock.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Walker, Danny Willis, Ken Sawyers, Jackie Keeling, Justin McQuarters and Larry Moody. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Hall, W.B. Fair, Sam Reed, Lynn Ray, Otis Garrison and Perry McQuarters.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Christ United Methodist Church, 5774 Millsfield Hwy., Dyersburg, TN 38024.


Everett Samuel Lyle Jr., of Jasper, Ala., formerly of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008.

He was professor emeritus of forestry retired from Auburn University, served as an adviser and consultant to the Walker County Soil and Water Conservation District Reclamation Department, a member of the Alabama Surface Mining Commission, the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, the Society of American Foresters, the American Society of Agronomy, the Soil Conservation Society of America, Xi Sigma Pi, Gamma Sigma Delta, Alpha Zeta and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church in Jasper, Ala. and at 3 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home in Dyersburg with the Rev. Larry Blakeburn officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy David Lyle; two sons, Everett Samuel Lyle III of Lawrenceville, Ga. and Donald Benson Lyle of Henderson, Nev.; and six grandchildren, Elizabeth Lyle Dambro of Mobile, Ala., Catherine Lyle of Birmingham, Ala., Austin Lyle and Carson Lyle of Idaho Falls, Idaho and Samantha and Makena Lyle of Henderson, Nev.