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Obituaries for April 30, 2008

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Bobbie Sue Hendrix Cooper, 66, of Harrisburg, N.C., died Monday, April 28, 2008 at her residence.

She was an orthodontic assistant for Dr. Frank Pattshall, a graduate of Newbern High School, a member of the National Street Rod Association and Good Guys and a member of Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, N.C.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Harsell Funeral Home in Concord with the Rev. Keith Copeland officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Robert "Red" Cooper of Harrisburg, N.C.; a daughter, Keli Mitchum and husband, Mike, of Mount Holly, N.C.; three sons, Jed Cooper and wife, Paula, of Huntersville, N.C., Gary Cooper and wife, Kelly, of Cornelius, N.C. and Matt Tweedy of Manassas, Va.; a sister, Arline Campbell of Newbern; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Hilda Overby Hendrix.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Hospice and Pallaiative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane Kannapolis, NC 28081 or to the American Cancer Society, 6000 Fairview Drive, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28210.


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

He was a member and deacon of Word of Faith Baptist Church.

Services were at 1 p.m. Saturday at Word of Faith Baptist Church in Dyersburg with Bishop Bobby Nesbit Jr. officiating. H.H. Hudson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Dora Christine Fisk of Trimble; a daughter, Ashley LaSha Barham and husband, Jeremy, of Trimble; a son, Don Cornelius Fisk and wife, Jessica; an adopted daughter, Jacklyn Kolwyck Fisk; four sisters, Mary Ellen Fisk, and Linda Dewalt and husband, Joe, all of Gates, Cathy Wells and husband, Phil, of Dyersburg and Faye and husband, Andrew; and five brothers, Thomas Fisk and wife, Ann, of Brownsville, Billy Ray Fisk and wife, Shirley, of Dyersburg, Jamie Fisk of Gates, Rickey Fisk and Larry Joe Fisk, both of Mayfield, Ky.

He was preceded in death by a son, Paul Dewayne Fisk.


Martha Louise Jones, 68, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at Martin Healthcare Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Hills Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeremy Ballinger and the Rev. Don Layman officiating. Burial will be in United General Baptist Church Cemetery in Dresden.

The family will receive visitors at 5:30-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Jones of Dyersburg; a son, Timothy Mark Jones of Dyersburg; three sisters, Amella Pennington of Dresden, Betty Winstead of Dyersburg and Sarah Jones of Paris; four brothers, John Hawks of Springfield, Mo., David Hawks of Farmington, Ky., Glenn Hawks of Dresden and Bill Hawks of St. Louis, Mo.; and two grandchildren, Aaron Jones and David Jones.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Kay Jones; her parents, Rob and Effie Hawks; four sisters, Lottie Barber, Etta Lee Byers, Evestine Dalton and Garnett Hawks; and six brothers, Frank Hawks, Howard Hawks, Russell Hawks, Bud Hawks, Leon Partlow and Horton Arnold.


Larry Ladig, 67, of Newbern, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.

He was tool and dye maker and a 1972 VFW member.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Jerry Leach officiating. Burial will be Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

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

Survivors include his wife, Lilly Ladig; a daughter, Robin Charest and husband, Richard, of Dyersburg; a son, Jerry Fortner of Dyersburg; two grandchildren, Samantha Martindale and Lindsey Stocks, both of Dyersburg; and two great-grandchildren, Lana Keith and Layla Keith.

He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Ladig Jr.; and his parents, Lowell and Ruth White Ladig.

Pallbearers will be Luke Stephens, Shawn Todd, Roy Fields, Rich Newman, Joe Keith and Bradley Partwood.


Billy Wayne Vernon, 66, of Friendship, died Monday, April 28, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was a farmer and supervisor of the Crockett County Highway Department, an active member of Elizabeth United Methodist church, Crockett County Highway Commission from 1982-1989, a member of Tennessee County Highway Officials from 1989-2008 and Region IV president in 1991-92 and a member of Tennessee County Services Association from 1989-2008.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Elizabeth United Methodist Church with Bro. John Kilzer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive visitors at 4-9 p.m. today at Friendship Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Kay Gwinn Vernon; a daughter, Jennifer Kay Vernon Brown and husband, Joel, of Friendship; two sons, Jeffrey Lynn Vernon and wife, Lisa, and Ronald Wayne Vernon and wife, Penny, all of Friendship; a sister, Patty Gwinn of Friendship; a brother, Bobby Vernon of Friendship; three grandchildren, Robin Marie Vernon, Ronald Payton Vernon and Preston Lane Vernon; three step grandchildren, Jordon Tyler Brown, Nicole Coulston and Malee Brooke Barker; a step grandchild, Alexis Coulston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Chris Vernon, Anthony Vernon, Michael Vernon, Jim Irvin, Chad Nash and Bobby Griffin. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Crockett County Highway Department.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to NOAH or Elizabeth United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.


Royce Dale Wilkinson, 65, of Dyersburg, formerly of Paris, died Monday, April 28, 2008.

He was retired plant manager of Thomas Lighting, a member of Dyersburg First United Methodist Church, former member of Tennessee National Guard, member of Dyersburg Civitan Club, Optimist Club in Paris and former member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today in the chapel of McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris with Dr. Phillip Cook officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Paris.

Survivors include his wife, Kay Olds Wilkinson of Dyersburg; a daughter, Teresa Allen and husband, Mack, of McKenzie; a son, Terry Wilkinson and wife, Mack, of McKenzie; a brother, Richard Wilkinson of Martin; two grandchildren, Justin Owen and Heather Jackson and husband, Brady; two step grandchildren, Tyler Allen and Sara Allen; and a great-grandchild, Aubrey Grace Jackson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Men of the Jubilate Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church in Dyersburg.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Multi Mydomma Research, Bone Marrow Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville.


Alfred Winchester, 65, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was an electronic electrician for Colonial DPP, a member of Second Baptist Church and a former member of Tennessee Army National Guard.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Ronnie Turner officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Winchester of Dyersburg; two daughters, Lori Chambers and Brandi Kesterson, both of Dyersburg; two sons, Tommy Russell and Nick Atwell, both of Dyersburg; a sister, Carolyn Walker of Counce; three brothers, James L. Winchester and Stacey L. Winchester, both of Dyersburg and Johnny L. Winchester of Milan; and a grandson, Hunter Russell of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Lee Winchester; and his parents, James W. and Dorothy M. Winchester.

Pallbearers will be Doug Parker, Bill Perciful, Steve Forsythe, Bobby Hatch, Larry Cook and Billy Smith.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the Second Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1107, Dyersburg, TN 38025.