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Obituaries for July 10, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Paul Edward "Tagalong" Kirk, 55, of Lenox, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a truck driver and a member of Lenox Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Williams officiating. Burial will be in Neeley Chapel Cemetery in Nauvoo.

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

Survivors include his companion, Julie Higdon of Lenox; seven daughters, Evalyn Runions of Alamo, Jerona Puckett, Elisha Kirk, Samantha Kirk and Krystal Higdon, all of Dyersburg, Lori Jo Kirk of Brighton and Angel Kirk of Lenox; three sisters, Jean Franks of Murray, Ky., Teresa Kirk of Linden and Janice Kirk of Lenox; two brothers, Tom Kirk of Lenox and Tony Kirk of Finley; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Joan Kirk; a sister, Sheila Shawver; and a brother, Morris Shelton Kirk.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Thompson, Marty Sykes, Ernie O'Neal, Phillip Bowles, Wesley Turnbo and Morris Edward Kirk II.


Rachel Annel Partain, 68, of Big Sandy, died Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at Camden General Hospital.

Services were held Saturday, June 28 at Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home with Randy Miller officiating. Burial was in Popular Grove Cemetery in Springville.

Survivors include a son, Ben Partain of Big Sandy; five daughters, Rita Miller of Forth Worth, Texas, Janet Stovall of Warner Robins, Ga., Loretta Partain and Rachel McGhee, both of Big Sandy, and Nicole Parker of Dyersburg; four sisters, Blanche Pride of Gary, Ind., Faye Phillips of Dyersburg, Mary Pride of Finley, and Dorothy Perdue of Springville; two brothers, Houston Jackson of Merryville, Ind. and Joe Jackson of Diamond Head, Miss.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Drexel Partain Jr.; and her parents, Lester W. and Maggie Hudson Jackson.


Jeffrey W. Reece, 50, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired employee of Pierce Food.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. James Branscum officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

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

Survivors include his wife, Loretta Reece of Dyersburg; a daughter, Kimberly Reece of Dyersburg; two sons, Kevin Jeffrey Reece and William Lange Reece, both of Dyersburg; his mother, Sylvia Douglas Rowsey and stepfather, Randy, of Dyersburg; a sister, Lydia Alsup of Newbern; and two nieces, Amber and Lindsey Alsup of Newbern.

He was preceded in death by a stepfather, Roger Taylor Jr., who raised him.

Pallbearers will be James Reece, Danny Crenshaw, Stanley Crenshaw, Richard Cummings, Thomas Horn, Danny Horn, Terrance Jones and Torrance Jones.