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Obituaries for June 18, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

James Sanford Bernard, 76, of Chatham, Va., died Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn.

He was a retired textile worker for Tultex Manufacturing Co.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Ridge Christian Church in Chatham, Va., where he was a member, with the Rev. Kenneth McFarland officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Christian Church Cemetery in Chatham. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Cleo Bernard of Dyersburg; a daughter, Nita Chism of Dyersburg; two sisters, Janie Adkins of Axton, Va., and Mary Ellen Wells of Danville, Va.; and three grandchildren, James Chism, Krystal Chism and Branden Chism.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Samuel Bernard and Leathia Annie McBride Bernard; a sister, Virgie Smith; and two brothers, Ernest Bernard and Herbert Bernard.

Pallbearers will be nephews.


Robert Tim Floyd Sr., 50, of Ripley, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley.

He was a carpenter.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Melissa Floyd of Dyersburg; a daughter, Cecilia "C.C." Floyd of Dyersburg; three sons, Michael Dee Floyd, Robert Thomas Lindsey Floyd of Parsons and Matthew Thomas Floyd of Dyersburg; a sister, Lanette Bailey Trew of Burleson; three brothers, James Dee Floyd of Newbern, Garry Leland Bailey of Mesquite, Texas and Gordon Willard Floyd of Proctor, Ark.; and his stepfather, Walter Marion Bailey of Drummonds.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Tim Floyd Jr.; and his parents, James Willard Floyd and Rosie Lou Bailey.


George Thomas Harris, 69, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, June 15, 2008 at his residence.

He was retired as a tool and dye specialist from Heckethorn Manufacturing, where he worked for more than 20 years, a former employee of Sylvania Manufacturing, a member of Fort Hudson Baptist Church and an Army veteran.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Jackson and the Rev. Don Layman officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

Survivors include two daughters, Rita Harris and companion Billie Carolyn Booker of Dyersburg, and Chasity Brewer and companion Mikey Buckner of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; a son, Greg Harris and companion Rickey Haynes of Dyersburg; a sister, Geneva Moody and husband, George, of Newbern; and two grandchildren, Adam Andrew Ford and Dylan Matthew Ford.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Mary Helen Harris; his parents, Jimmy and Birdie Harris; two sisters, Mary Beck Harris and Laverne Kolwyck; and a brother, Jimmy Harris.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Davis, Jo Gewin, Kevin Watson, Paul Patton, Chuch Marshall, David Neil and Barry Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Jackson and Claudie Jackson.


Lloyd N. Kuykendall, 90, of Yorkville, died Sunday, June 15, 2008 at his daughter's residence of Hendersonville.

He was a retired teacher with the state Department of Education and vocational supervisor, a member of Yorkville Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he was an elder and taught Sunday school for over 40 years, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II as a Navy Pilot, member of Yorkville Masonic Lodge, a member of Yorkville Ruritan, a member of Gibson County Retired Teachers, former president of Yorkville Telephone Cooperative and taught the 55 Alive course for AARP.

Services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Yorkville Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Chris Marks, Dr. Max Gregory, Jerre Vaughan and Don Spain officiating. Burial was in McCorkle Cemetery in Newbern.

Survivors include two daughters, Roseanne Spain and husband, Don, of Knoxville; Kathy Vaughan and husband, Jerre, of Hendersonville; three grandchildren, Steve Spain and Stacie Spain, both of Knoxville and Anna Vaughan of Hendersonville; and a great-grandchild, Hayden Spain of Knoxville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Lois Kuykendall; his parents, James Newton Norris Kuykendall and Fannie Bell Smith Kuykendall; and a brother, Herbert Kuykendall.

Pallbearers were Henry Farrar, Don Allmon, Hollis Hanks, Gordon Pafford, Glenn Headden and Jim Payne. Honorary pallbearers were Harry Jetton, Mike Roberts, Bob Zarecor, Robert Galloway and Mac Littleton.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Yorkville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 17 Newbern Highway, Yorkville, TN 38389.


Buford Garland Martin, 97, died June 9, 2008 at Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital.

He owned and operated Dyer Electric Company for many years. He resided at Kirby Pines Retirement Community for the last 10 years.

A memorial service will be held on June 21 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Grace St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Canale Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Martin and wife, Carolyn, of Memphis and Jimmy Martin and wife, Karen, of Clearwater, Fla.; five grandchildren, Jerry Martin, Jr. and wife, Lou, Lee Martin Rantzow and husband, James, Paul Martin and wife, Angie, Douglas Martin and wife, Danielle, and Kevin Ogilby and wife, Kristine; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in by his wife, Ruth Sandmon; his parents, John and Sally Hester Martin; four sisters, Ruby Myrtle, Hazel Lorraine, Mary Geneva and Susie Elizabeth; and his grandson, David Martin.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the Memorial Fund, St. George's Episcopal Church, 2425 Germantown Road South, Germantown, TN 38138.


Roger M. Wilson, 72, of Humboldt, died Saturday, June 14, 2008 at his residence.

He was retired from DiCarlo Bakeries, an Army veteran, former member of Old English Inn in Jackson, a member of the VFW, licensed private pilot with the Federal Aviation Administration, a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, and an avid pilot and airplane builder.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Curry Funeral Home with Dr. Ronnie Wilbourne 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, Faye Wilson of Jackson; a daughter, Robin Goff of Jackson; two sons, Roger D. Wilson of Hemit, Calif., and Jerry Scott Wilson and wife, Mary Beth, of Medon; a sister, Barbara Marshment of Gladstone, Mo.; a brother, Robert J. Wilson of Athens, Ga.; and four grandchildren, Erica Goff, Russell Goff, Murphy Wilson and John Wilson.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Lynn Wilson; and his parents, George and Georgia Wilson.

Pallbearers will be Roger D. Wilson, Scott Wilson, Russell Goff, Murphy Wilson, John Wilson and Tim Marshment. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Stewart, Steve Bray, Ricky Finch, Gary Johnson, Walter Fisher, Jim Hamm and Mike Chase.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the American Heart Association.