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Obituaries for Sept. 25, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

James W. "Jamie" Gruggett, 31, of Greenfield, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was a CAN for Hillview Nursing Home in Dresden.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Highland Cemetery with Bro. Don Williams officiating.

The family will receive visitors at 5-8 p.m. today at Williams Funeral Home in Greenfield.

Survivors include his mother, Alice Ramey Gruggett of Greenfield; and two sisters, Alisha Gruggett and Tracy Gruggett, both of Greenfield; a niece; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Gruggett.

Pallbearers will be Jim Adams, Jesse Wells, Donald Melton, Cody Harris, Brian Ellison and John Compton.


Martha Ellis Duncan Morris, 73, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 at Oakwood Community Living Center.

She was retired as a secretary for Tex-Gas, a member of Hawthorne Baptist Church and later attended Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Layman officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

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

Survivors include two daughters, Shannon Nicole Baysinger of Mt. Vernon, Ill., and Amy Carol Duncan Miller of Cordova; her former husband, Thomas Duncan of Dyersburg; her mother, Evelyn Weeks Ellis of Dyersburg; a brother, Jere N. Ellis of Tiptonville; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Thomas Duncan, and her father, Aubrey Clytie "C.T." Ellis.

Pallbearers will be members of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearer will be Thomas Duncan.