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Obituaries for April 20, 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Guy Maddox, 90, of Ridgely, died Friday, April 18, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was retired from the Lake County Highway Department, a member of Wynnburg Baptist Church, and an Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Ridgely Chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Buckley officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Copley of Memphis; three stepdaughters, Finetta Howard of Murfreesboro, Gail Connor of Tiptonville, and Margie Gooch of Union City; a son, Donnie R. Maddox of Dyersburg; four stepsons, Jimmy Sherrill of Dawson Springs, Ky., Leon Sherrill and Dale Sherrill, both of Tiptonville, and Jerry Sherrill of Union City; a sister, Sue Fisher of Ridgely; a brother, Buddie Maddox of Ridgely; four grandchildren, Valerie Smith of Little Rock, Ark., Allison Copley of Memphis, Katie Copley of Memphis and Stacey Reynolds of Obion; five great-grandchildren, several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Jewell Laverne Fisher Maddox and Lillie Sherrill Maddox; a daughter, Linda Davis Small; and his parents, Basil Ray and Sallye Kate Dillard Maddox.


Michael "Punkin" Tate, 57, of Ridgely, died Saturday, April 19, 2008 at his residence.

He was a retired merchant.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Cottonwood Baptist Church in Ridgely, where he was a member, with the Rev. Bob Dennison and Glen Burse officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. today at the church.

Survivors include his mother, Reba Helton Tate of Ridgely; four sisters, Delores Burse of Henderson, Joyce Weaver of Dyersburg, Alice Cranford of Ridgely, and Marsha Bartlett of Union City; and two brothers, W.C. Tate of Kenton and Ronnie Tate of Dallas, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Till Tate.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Cranford, Rickey Burse, Bryan Melton, Jordan Burse, Kelly Bartlett and Stan Welch.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Cottonwood Baptist Church in Ridgely.