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Obituaries for May 7, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Mary Edith Crockett, 89, of Dyersburg, formerly of Big Sandy, died Monday, May 5, 2008 at Wesley of Dyersburg Nursing Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Big Sandy.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in Big Sandy with Bro. Joe Walker officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery in Camden.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Milner and husband, Dale, of Dyersburg; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Crockett of Big Sandy; five grandchildren, Meredith Sydnor and husband, Clay, of Troy, Craig Milner of Nashville and Bryant Crockett and wife, Mindy, Brett Crockett and Carrie Crockett, all of Big Sandy; and three great-grandchildren, Garrett Sydnor, Maddie Sydnor and Jentry Sydnor, all of Troy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil Crockett; a son, Chad Crockett; her parents, Carl Vick and Mary Ada Williams; three sisters, Lorane Hudson, Bernice Davis and Ethel Vick; and a brother, William Vick.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be directed to Liberty Cemetery Fund or Christ Classical Academy in Dyersburg.

Bonalyn M. "Bonnie" Hastings, 89, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, May 4, 2008 at Transitional Care Center in Jackson.

She was a homemaker, a communicant of Holy Angels Catholic Church, a U.S. Marine veteran, a member of the VFW and a volunteer for West Tennessee Bloodmobile.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Rehoboth Cemetery in Newbern with Father Russell Harbaugh officiating.

The family will receive visitors at 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

Survivors include a sister, Jennie Mae Burns of Ashland, Wis.; and a brother, Edward L. VanVlack of Ashland, Wis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Hastings; her parents, Edward Louis and Ida Catherine Kirkman VanVlack; three sisters, Florence Marie Lee, Catherine Ida Moe and Veronica Agnes VanVlack; and four brothers, Tommy VanVlack, Frederick VanVlack, Keith VanVlack and Sherman VanVlack.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Holy Angels Catholic Church, 535 Tucker St., Dyersburg, TN 38024 or Dyer County Community Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 1002, Dyersburg, TN 38024 or Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 225 Rehoboth Church Road, Dyersburg, 38024.

Shirley Fay Smith, 66, of Finley, died Monday, May 5, 2008 at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis.

She was a homemaker and a member of Free Church of God of Chic.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Jackie Goad and Bro. Tommy Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Survivors include her companion, James A. Smith of Finley; three daughters, Renita Lynne Smith of Memphis, Linda Fay Smith and Jamie Gail Hampton and husband, Jerry, all of Finley; a sister, Rita Kelley of Finley; three brothers, Larry Kelley and Bobby Kelley, both of Finley and Hayden Kelley of Dyersburg; and two grandchildren, Elisha Kirk and Samantha Kirk.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tim and Elsie Kelley.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Hill, Jerry B. Hampton, Danny Lacy, Tommy Childress, Greg Kelley, Timmy Kelley, Clayton Kelley and Randall Hughes.

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

He was retired plant superintendent 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, Mary Anne, 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 Myeloma Research, Bone Marrow Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University Hospital, 691 Preston Building, Nashville, TN 37232-6838.