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Obituaries for Jan. 25, 2008

Friday, January 25, 2008

Johnnie Denise Nelson, 49, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at her residence.

She was a nurse's aide at Dyersburg Manor.

Services will be held at noon Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Dyersburg with the Rev. W.L. McCadney officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery in Ripley.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. tonight at H.H. Hudson Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, Micheal Taylor; a daughter, Tara Nelson; two sons, Lawan Nelson and Anthony Nelson; three sisters, Lois Pete, Dorothy Kemp and Renee Guynn; and a brother, Odie Estes.

Pallbearers will be Oscar Coleman, Danny Thornton, James Henning, Freddie Taylor, Robert Henning and Larry Graves.

David Allen Phillips, the infant son of Carter and Amanda Phillips, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Palestine Cemetery in the Bruceville community with the Rev. Bill Phipps officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 2 p.m. until the service time at Curry Funeral Home.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a sister, Lauren Dianne Phillips of Dyersburg; two brothers, James Adam Jerding and Jonathan Samuel Jerding, both of Dyersburg; his grandparents, Robert and Flo Phillips and James Turnbo, all of Dyersburg, and Martha Griffin of Newbern; and his great-grandmother, Estelle Phillips of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Elizabeth Jerding.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, 7800 E. Elati St., #111, Littleton, CO 80120, or to its e-mail at headquarters@nilmdts.org, or its Web site www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org, or by calling 1-877-834-5667.