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Obituaries for March 17, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mary Helen Williams Hudson, 86, of Atoka, formerly of Friendship, died Sunday, March 15, 2009 at Covington Care Center.

She was retired as a registered nurse from Baptist Hospital in Memphis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Bedwell officiating. Burial will be in Bellevernon Cemetery.

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

Survivors include three daughters, Glinda Rogers and husband, Gerald, of Friendship, Patricia King and husband, Wayne, of Mooresville, N.C., and Sharon McClure and husband, James, of Atoka; a sister, Louise Adams of Fowlkes; a brother, Aubrey Climer Jr. of North Little Rock, Ark.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Everett Hudson and Milton E. Williams.


William Kimble, 74, of Tiptonville, died Friday, March 13, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. John No. 2 Baptist Church in Tiptonville with the Rev. Perry Woods officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery in Tiptonville. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors Wednesday at the church from noon until service time.

Survivors include four daughters, Betty Jean Young and husband, Darnell, Rhonda Sue Kimble of Tiptonville, Vivian Johnson and husband, Robert, of Union City, and Deborah Kay Graves of Dyersburg; four sons, William Edward Kimble and wife, Mary, of Tiptonville, Danny Michael Kimble and wife, Robin, of Ridgley, Travis Wayne Kimble and wife, Elizabeth, and Tony Vinson Kimble and wife, Ethel, of Dyersburg; and two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Brown of New Jersey and Pauline Hale of Louisville, Ky.

He was preceded in death by a son, David Kimble; his father, Namon Kimble; his mother, Mary B. Kimble; and four brothers, Robert Kimble, Fred Kimble, Namon Kimble and Ray Edward Kimble.

Pallbearers will be Andre Hutchinson, Steven Clay, W.C. Kimble, Willie James Kimble, Harold Strayhorn, Julius Holder, Harold Strayhorn Jr. and Gary McCurrie.


Harvel "Bud" Reynolds, 82, of Hobart, Ind., formerly of Tiptonville, died Friday, March 13, 2009 at VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso, Ind.

He was a retired employee of West Tennessee Soya Mill.

Services were Sunday at Calvary Independent Baptist Church, where he was a member, with the Rev. Carl Southerland and Chris Wilbanks officiating. Burial was in New Haven Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Verlie Reynolds of Hobart, Ind.; a daughter, Vanetta Cook and husband, Michael, of Hobart, Ind.; three sons, Johnny Reynolds and wife, Penny, of Beard, Texas, Ricky Reynolds and wife, Nancy, of Union City, and Nathan Reynolds and wife, Kay, of Newbern; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mitchell and Ethel Reynolds.

Pallbearers were John Cotton, Jason Sollis, Justin Sollis, Michael Cotton, Randy Wilbanks and Ricky Wilbanks.


Sandra Jean Frazier Thompson, 40, of Gates, formerly of Dyersburg, died Saturday, March 14, 2009 in Gates.

Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Halls Funeral Home. Burial will be in Archer's Chapel Cemetery near Halls.

Survivors include a daughter, Andrea Thompson of Gates; a son, Nick Thompson of Gates; four sisters, Wilma Lambert of Ripley, Annie Rose and Cutie Mae Frazier, both of Henning, and Dorothy Riddick of Halls; four brothers, L.B. Frazier and Elvis Frazier, both of Halls, and Steven Frazier and Harry Frazier, both of Henning; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Tate Thompson.


Jimmie Tate Thompson, 41, of Gates, formerly of Dyersburg, died Saturday, March 14, 2009 in Gates.

Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Halls Funeral Home. Burial will be in Archer's Chapel Cemetery near Halls.

Survivors include a daughter, Andrea Thompson of Gates; a son, Nick Thompson of Gates; a sister, Patty Thompson of Gates; a brother, Michael James Pease of Halls; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Jean Frazier Thompson.


Curtis V. Woodson, 87, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, March 14, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services will be held Saturday, March 21, at 1 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, where she was a member and a song leader with the Pilgrim Rest Sanctuary Choir, with the Rev. W.L. McCadney officiating and assisted by Elder Darrell McElrath. Burial will be held in Henning Grove Cemetery in Henning. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors Friday, March 20, from 4-7 p.m. at the church.

Survivors include seven sisters, Patricia Foster of Halls, Dean Bellous Lindsey of Toledo, Ohio, Nonia Eggleston, Rosie Jones, Della Moore and husband, Henry, of Peoria, Ill., Brenda Faye Duffie and husband, Rev. Milton, and Caroly Rogers of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Larry Foster and Donnell Halliburton of Chicago, Ill.; five grandchildren, Ronald Anderson, Sharon McElrath and husband, Darrell, and Kenneth Anderson of Dyersburg, Cynthia Parker Ferguson of Dallas, Texas, and Rhonda Ruffin and husband, Dan, of Peoria, Ill.; and 11 great-grandchildren, Tressa Mays, Jerree Roberson, Jazmine McElrath, Kendra Williams, Tassie McElrath, Tamiko Anderson of Dyersburg, Kenneth Ferguson, Tremaine Allen of Dallas, Texas, Daniel Ruffin, Arthur (A.J.) Guyton, and Keysra (Antron) Evans of Peoria, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her father, York Neal; her stepfather, Louis Foster; her mother, Abine Johnson; two daughters, Arlene Parker and Payne; two brothers and a grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Billy Williams, Rawlin Fowlkes, Howard McCadney, Ray Eison, Louis "Quinton" Toombs and Derrak Quinn. Honorary pallbearers will be Clifford Fowlkes and great-grandsons.