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Obituaries for Jan. 4, 2008

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Emme Blankenship, 83, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Annette Gough of Dyersburg; five grandchildren, Bobette Hart, Charles Morgan, Eva Farrell and Farrah Rosales, all of Dyersburg and Daryl Gough of Phoenix, Ariz.; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Blankenship; her parents, Gunner and Hanna Mae Blonquist; and a great-grandchild, Courtney Farrell.


Ashton William Chandler, infant son of Rob and Mandy Chandler of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis.

A family graveside service will be held in Dyer County Memorial Gardens. Friendship Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his siblings, Londan, Corban and Jared; his grandparents, Jennifer Wilson of Missouri and Bobby Chandler of Dyersburg; and his great-grandmother, Joyce Richardson of Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William Wilson and Rita Chandler.


Thomas C. Hart, 75, of Newbern, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008 at Wesley Care Center in Dyersburg.

He was a retired business owner of Hart's Cleaners, U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, deacon and elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as the clerk of the session for over 50 years, active in the Obion Presbyterian serving on various committees, one of the founding members of the Newbern Ministerial Association where he served as treasurer, founding member of Newbern Lions Club where he was instrumental in establishing sight screenings for Newbern children, served one term as a city of Newbern Alderman, established the Newbern Merchants Association and was instrumental in the creation of the first Newbern Christmas Parade, established the first public library in Newbern, member of the Tennessee Dry Cleaners Association and the National Dry Cleaners Association, a charter member of Oakview Country Club, attended the University of Tennessee at Martin and was a past active member in the Dyer County High School Band Boosters and the Dyer County Athletic Boosters.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. George Butler and the Rev. Lynn Drumwright officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

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

Survivors include two daughters, Elissa Hart Middleton and husband, Dean, of Amory, Miss. and Lou Anne Hart Towne of Newbern; a sister, Barbara Capps and husband, Dr. Eugene Capps, of Prairie Village, Kan.; a brother, Isaac Clyde Hart Jr. and wife, Pat, of Little Rock, Ark.; two grandchildren, Josh Towne of Longview, Texas and Deana Middleton of Amory, Miss.; and two great-grandchildren, Mia Towne and Jenna Lou Towne, both of Longview, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes L. "Tommie" Hart; and his parents, Isaac Clyde Hart Sr. and Mary Frances Ashcraft Hart.

Pallbearers will be James L. Ashcraft, Jonathan Ownby, Patrick Cummings, Greg McCain, Steve Capps, John Goodman, Horace Stanfield, Bart Williams and Kirk Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Will Ed Newsome and Jimmy Michaels.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Newbern Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 310 East Main St., Newbern, TN 38059 or Cornerstone Church of God, 804 Lake Road, Dyersburg, TN 38024.


Josephine Haynes, 87, of Tiptonville, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 at Reelfoot Manor Nursing Center.

She was a homemaker and attended Hilldale Church of Christ in Clarksville.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Dyer County Memorial Gardens with Don Reel officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 5:30-8 p.m. today at Tiptonville Church of Christ.

Survivors include three daughters, Anna Marie Williams of Tiptonville, Dorothy Ennis of Dyersburg and Patricia Choate of Clarksville; two sisters, Connie Ferrera of Cocoa Beach, Fla. and Pauline Donati of Memphis; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Augustine and Pearl Cianciola; three sisters, Ann Payne, Mary Bryant and Pearl Taylor; and four brothers, Frank Cianciola, Mike Cianciola, Peter Cianciola and Vince Cianciola.

Pallbearers will be Welby Choate Sr., Welby Choate Jr., J.C. Williams, Tyler Choate, Bruce Majors and Timothy Allen Choate.


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. today in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Calhoun and Bro. Robert Craig officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

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; his parents, Sam Eli Lock and Nancy Fostine Walker Lock; and a brother, Louis 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.