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Obituaries for June 27, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

John Morgan Caldwell, 98, of Newbern, died Thursday, June 26, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a farmer and retired supervisor for the ASCS office, and a member of Newbern First United Methodist Church, where he served on the administrative board, was a trustee and a member of the men's Bible class.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Gus Lohrum officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

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

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Lena Mae Rudolph Caldwell of Newbern; four daughters, Cathy Bailey and husband, Charles, of Paris, Tenn., Joyce Madden and husband, Thomas J., of Orlando, Fla., Ann Shankle and husband, Nelson, of Nashville, and Carol Smith of Franklin; a sister, Irene Flack of Newbern; a brother, Charles Caldwell of Newbern; seven grandchildren, Suzanne Dawson, David Madden, Don Smith, Ken Smith, John Shankle, Steven Shankle and Cliff Bailey; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Walker Caldwell and Jane Wright Caldwell; two sisters, Odom Marie Berry and Lorene Johnson; three brothers, Harold Caldwell, Hurdle Caldwell and Wilburn Caldwell; a grandson, Mark Smith; and a great-granddaughter.

Pallbearers will be David Madden, Don Smith, Ken Smith, John Shankle, Steven Shankle and Cliff Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be John Dodds, Mike Ladd, Guyve Thomas and Russell Hilliard.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Newbern First United Methodist Church, 103 West Main St., Newbern, TN 38059, or to a charity of the donor's choice.


Violet Christine McClard, 78, of Nashville, died Thursday, June 26, 2008 at Centennial Hospital.

She was a homemaker, an active member of Crievewood Baptist Church in Nashville and served as a pianist/accompanist for worship services in churches where she held membership.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Crievewood Baptist Church with Dr. Lloyd Elder and Dr. Joseph Rosas officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. today at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel, 5852 Nolensville Road in Nashville.

Survivors include her husband, LeRoy McClard; two daughters, Cynthia McClard Willard and husband, David, of Dyersburg, and Julie McClard Miller of Nashville; her mother, Lillie Loyd Davis of Nashville; four grandchildren, Mark Willard of Albany, Ga., Matt Willard of Olive Branch, Miss., Tara Miller Jones and Jeremy Miller, both of Nashville; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Davis.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.