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Obituaries for July 30, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mary Helen Allen, 80, of Tiptonville, formerly of Caruthersville, Mo., died Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at Ridgely Care and Rehabilitation Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of Crockett's Chapel Methodist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home - Tiptonville Chapel with the Rev. Marita Burkeen officiating. Burial will be in Lake Memorial Gardens in Tiptonville.

The family will receive visitors from 11a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Tiptonville chapel.

Survivors include her husband, John F. Allen of Tiptonville; two daughters, Sherry Michie of The Woodlands, Texas, and Terry Coppage of Braggadocio, Mo.; a son, Kenneth Allen of Memphis; her stepmother, Mattie Magers of Caruthersville, Mo.; six grandchildren, Todd Coppage, Colby Coppage, Alexis Michie, Daniel Allen, Scott Michie and Paul Michie; and a great-grandchild, Statyn Coppage.

She was preceded in death by her father, W.C. Magers.

Pallbearers will be George Michie, Todd Coppage, Paul Michie, Colby Coppage, Scott Michie and Daniel Allen.

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


Wayne Brown Pruitt, 71, of Three Way, Tenn., died Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was retired as the owner of Southern Glass Company, a member of the Church of Christ, an avid leather craftsman and horseman, and known for his Circle P saddles.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Hogue officiating. Burial will be in Bell Vernon Cemetery in Friendship.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Tamy Lewis and husband, Aaron, of Three Way; a sister, Tressie Parker of Union City; and a grandchild, Cody Van Dyke.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Flossie Pruitt; his parents, Alex and Tennie Pruitt; and a sister, Carlie Pleasant.

Pallbearers will be Nicky Parker, Bobby Parker, Kevin Jones, Justin Dycus, Pud Conder and Mike Van Dyke.