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Obituaries for Aug. 21, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

William E. "Bill" Braese of Jackson, formerly of Dyersburg, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008.

He was the owner and operator of Dyer Aero Service at Dyersburg Airport from 1962 until 1976, and received multiple awards of recognition for his work as a licensed pilot, mechanic, and A and E aircraft inspector.

The family will receive visitors from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at Arrington Funeral Directors in Jackson.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Evelyn; two daughters, Catherine Kmiec and her husband, Thomas, of Huntsville, Ala., and Sue Ann Barcomb and her husband, Rob, of Cantebury, Conn.; a son, Thomas and his wife, Kathy, of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be directed to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Donald Dwane Tippit, 66, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was retired from Goodyear in Union City, a member and chairman of the Board of Trustees at Lake Road Baptist Church, and a former member of the Tennessee National Guard.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Lake Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Buddy Weeks and the Rev. Glen Holifield officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Survivors include his wife, Joan Tippit of Dyersburg; two daughters, Donna Parson of Dyersburg and Amanda Hollingsworth of Newbern; a son, David Tippit of Dyersburg; three brothers, Eugene Tippit, Howard Tippit and Dale Tippit, all of Ridgely; six grandchildren, Heather Rogers, Walter Parson Jr., Presley Tippit, Erica Hollingsworth, Josh Chadwick and Caleb Hollingsworth; and a great-grandchild, Hayden Rogers.

Pallbearers will be Rhodney Eason, Randy Eason, Bradley Eason, Kelly Tippit, Allen Tippit, Steve Kozbiel and Jeff Collier.