[Masthead] Overcast ~ 54°F  
High: 55°F ~ Low: 47°F
Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Obituaries for Aug. 26, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Neal Wayne Black, 46, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.

He was a maintenance mechanic for Quebecor World and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 7 p.m. today at Curry Funeral Home with Dr. Phillip Cook officiating, and at 11 a.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia, Ill. Burial will be in German Reform Cemetery in Brownstown, Ill.

The family will receive visitors from 4-7 p.m. today at Curry Funeral Home and from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia, Ill.

Survivors include his wife, Robin Black of Dyersburg; a daughter, Kassey Black of Dyersburg; a son, Joshua Black of Dyersburg; his mother, Joyce Black of Farina, Ill.; and two brothers, Cloyd Black of Auburn, Ill., and Duane Black of Effingham, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Black Jr.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to First United Methodist Church, 100 McGaughey, Dyersburg; or Community Cancer Fund, P. O. Box 1002, Dyersburg, TN 38025-1002.

Wilmer Ethel Harber

Wilmer Ethel Harber, 92, of Dyersburg, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008 at Wesley at Dyersburg Nursing Care.

She was a member of Sorrell's Chapel Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Sorrell's Chapel Cemetery in Dyersburg with Jim Chamblee officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Curry Funeral Home.

Survivors include six nieces, Margie Hatch of Scotts Hill, Willie Hatch of Millsfield, Elaine Heathcott and Leila Boyd, both of Dyersburg, Donna McDavid of Springville and Robbie Shaw of Huntsville, Ala.; and four nephews, Stanley Harber of Prescott, Ariz., Dwayne Maxwell of Taft, Donald Maxwell of Medina and H. M. Bryant of Plano, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James William and Azee Florence Harber; two sisters, Laverne Maxwell and Louise Bryant; and two brothers, Thomas William and Ira Paul Harber.

Pallbearers will be her nephews.


Virginia Napper Smith, 42, of Ripley, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 at her residence.

She was an engineer for S&R of Tennessee.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Halls High School with the Rev. Thomas Bester officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Curve Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Gates.

The family will receive visitors from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Thompson's Mortuary in Ripley.

Survivors include her husband, Dwight Smith of Ripley; a daughter, Kimberly Parker of Ripley; a stepdaughter, Shakyra Smith of Covington; her mother, Emma Coleman of Ripley; three sisters, Darlean Ross of Ripley, Mary Kaye Hughes of Gates and Victoria Claybrooks of Memphis; three brothers, Rodney Dwight Napper of Gates, Doyle Lee Napper of Malvern, Ark., and Jessie Napper of Halls; her grandmother, Katie Mae Liggeons of Gates; her mother-in-law, Mattie Smith of Ripley; and her father-in-law, Lonell Smith of Toledo, Ohio.