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Obituaries for April 25, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

Tillman E. Bragg, 80, of Duck River, Tenn., formerly of Dyersburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2008.

He was a retired steel-fabricating sheer operator.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Free Holiness Church with Bro. David Bragg officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Winifred Vallad Bragg; two daughters, Joydice C. "Dee Dee" Ward and husband, James, of Duck River, and Wenda K. Bustance of Hastings, Mich.; two sons, Stanley A. Bragg of Duck River and Tillman E. Bragg Jr. and wife, Elizabeth, of Chapel Hill; three sisters, Dottie Inman and Hester McKee and husband, Al, all of Dyersburg, and Irene Rogers and husband, Norris, of Frazier; 11 grandchildren, Stanley A. Bragg Jr. of Ionia, Mich., Tillman E. Bragg III of Franklin, Miles K. Warren of Kalamazoo, Mich., Cody Bustance and Johanna M. White, both of Hastings, Mich., Kenneth J. Ward and wife, Elizabeth, of Sebastian, Fla., Karen R. Scott and husband, Ken, of Louisville, Ky., Cassandra L. Bragg and Angela M. Bragg, both of Chapel Hill, Anita M. Hay and husband, Michael, of Nashville, and Terra Jean "TJ" Bragg of Duck River; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Hospice of the Highland Rim, 1412 Trotwood Ave., Suite 5, Columbia, TN 38401; or to the American Cancer Society, Maury County Unit, 2000 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37203.


Paul Lee Fisk, 57, of Trimble, died Sunday, April 20, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Word of Faith Baptist Church in Dyersburg. H.H. Hudson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Dora Fisk of Trimble; a daughter, Ashley Barham of Trimble; four sisters, Melba Hilton, Cathy Well and husband, Phil, of Dyersburg, Mary Ellen Fisk, and Linda Dewalt and husband, Joe, all of Gates; and five brothers, Thomas Fisk of Brownsville, Billy Ray Fisk of Dyersburg, Jamie Fisk of Gates, Rickey Fisk and Larry Joe Fisk, both of Mayfield, Ky.


Ernest Dees Holmes, 91, of Humboldt, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at Humboldt General Hospital.

He was retired as chief environmentalist for the Madison County Health Department after more than 20 years, a Pentecostal, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a former schoolteacher.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

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

Survivors include his wife, Ilean Holmes of Humboldt; a daughter, Brenda Copeland of Dresden; two sons, Larry Holmes of Lexington and Don Holmes of Jackson; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Ernest Holmes; his parents, Joseph and Lena Holmes; a sister, Bernice Adams; a brother, Herschel Holmes; and a grandson, Jerry Neal Copeland.

Pallbearers will be family members.