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Obituaries for April 22, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Luther Vernon Blalock, 75, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, April 20, 2008 at Ridgely Care & Rehabilitation Center.

He was a painter and attended the Church of Jesus Christ.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the City Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Sollis officiating. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Botte of Gosnell, Ark. and Brenda L. Wright of Dyersburg; a son, Elvis Ray Blalock of Dyersburg; a brother, Leonard Blalock of Dyersburg; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Larry V. Blalock and Kenneth Wayne Blalock; his parents, Oburn and Myrtiel Blalock; a sister, Lorene Eaton; and four brothers, J.C. Blalock, Jr. Blalock, Calvin Blalock and James Blalock.


Mae C. Holder, 64, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, April 19, 2008 at her residence.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Fairview Cemetery. H.H. Hudson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Internation Gospel Temple.

Survivors include her husband, Elder William Holder Jr.; two daughters, LaShawn Holdern-Kelley and Shaneka Holder, both of Dyersburg; two sons, William Anthony Holder and Wallace Antonio Holder, both of Dyersburg; four sisters, Daisy Johnson, Linda Perkins and Patty Ivie, all of Newbern and Ollie Livingston of Dyersburg; two brothers, John Ivie Jr. of Dyersburg and Richard Barnes of Newbern; 21 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.