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Obituaries for Sept. 4, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sarah B. Luther Butler, 80, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 at Oakwood Community Living Center.

She was a retired sales clerk for Village Drug Store.

A private memorial service was held. Dyersburg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Maria Harrison and husband, Roger, of Dyersburg; a sister, Mary Katherine Tipton of Paducah, Ky.; and a grandson, Michael Harrison of Dyersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Butler; her parents, John and Lola Luther; and a grandson, John C. Harrison.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.


Charlotte Ann Carroll, 70, of Corpus Christi, Texas, formerly of Newbern, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.

She was a member of Lexington Baptist Church.

Services will be held at noon Friday at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Seaside Memorial Park.

The family will receive visitors at 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include a daughter, Sabrina Winchester and husband, Wesley; three sisters, Lynn Henley and husband, Richard, Pat Hardy and husband, Jerry, and Colleen Waters, all of Memphis; two grandchildren, Mallory and Macy Winchester; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill G. Carroll; her parents, Lincoln and Elizabeth Smith; a brother, Don Smith; and a niece, Kristy Jackson.


Glenda Fay Dill, 63, of Ridgely, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was an employee of ERMCO and a member of Ridgely First Baptist Church, where she had been a Sunday school teacher.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home - Ridgely Chapel with the Rev. Richard Bragg and the Rev. Houston Northcutt officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Dill of Ridgely; a son, Charles Dennis Dill of Dyersburg; a sister, Pat Brown of Paducah, Ky.; two brothers, W.C. Roberson of Ridgely and Cletus Anthony Roberson of Dyersburg; and two grandchildren, Madeline Dill and Alex Simmons.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Beulah Frazier Roberson.

Pallbearers will be Sean Dill, Tim Dill, Kent Roberson, Mark Roberson, Stan Shelton and Randy Crossno.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Ridgely First Baptist Church.


Ava Nell Hays, 78, of Ridgely, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Dyersburg Funeral Home - Ridgely Chapel with the Rev. Steve Carr officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

The family will receive visitors 5:30-8 p.m. today at the Ridgely chapel.

Survivors include eight sons, Gary Hays of Dyersburg, Sam Hays of Glenwood, Ill., Greg Hays, Ronnie Hays and Ricky Gray, all of Tiptonville, and Danny Hays, John Paul Hays and Tony Hays, all of Chicago; a brother, Gene Camper of Scott's Hill; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Milton Hays; a son, Charles Perry Hays; her parents, Earl and Janie Camper; and a grandson, Danny Michael Hays.


Jeff Mitchell, 31, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a construction worker and a Catholic.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Father Russell D. Harbaugh officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Georgeann and George Hettman of Dyersburg; and two sisters, Barbara Wilson and Laura Glascoff, both of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Joe Benham.

Pallbearers were Thomas Workman Jr., Charles Glascoff, Jarrod Prince, Cody Anderson, Frank Scroggins and Ray White.


Frankie Brooks Smith, 90, of Ripley, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Elam Baptist Church in Ripley with the Rev. Iran Yarbrough officiating. Burial will be in Elam Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors at noon-6 p.m. Friday at Currie's Funeral Home in Henning.

The widow of William Carey Smith Sr., survivors include six daughters, Margaret Smith of Ripley, Diane Taylor and Kate F. Smith, both of Milwaukee, Wis., Lillie Dora Brooks of Plainfield, Ill., Carolyn Smith of Chicago and Virginia Lee Ellis of Gary, Ind.; seven sons, John F. Smith of Memphis, Terry Smith of Jackson, Harry Smith of Dyersburg, Walter Smith of Milwaukee, Wis., William C. Smith Jr. and James Q. Smith, both of Chicago, Ill., and Dwayne Smith of Berkely, Ill.; 36 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.