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Obituaries for March 25, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Georgia Ann Carson, 65, of Newbern, died Monday, March 23, 2009 at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis.

She was a retired employee of Sara Lee Foods and a member of RoEllen Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Bro. Alvin Chapman and Bro. Parks Thurmon officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

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

Survivors include her husband, Billy Dean Carson of Newbern; four daughters, Karla Ivy and husband, Tony, and Kim Maynor and husband, Larry, all of Newbern, Kristi Morgan and husband, Joey, of Trenton and Kerri Winn and husband, Tim, of Dyersburg; three sisters, Mary Brashier and Colette Barron, both of Dyersburg and Glenda Jones of South Fulton; two brothers, Brodie B. Cupples of Dyersburg and Gene Cupples of Memphis; eight grandchildren, Adam Winn, Scott Winn, Magen Maynor, Jeremy Maynor, Nick Morgan, Alley Morgan, Tony Ivy Jr. and Kelsey Ivy; and three great-grandchildren, Madison Maynor, Angel Ivy and Alexix Ivy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Brodie M. and Mary Evelyn Epperson Cupples; and a brother, Tony Childress.

Pallbearers will be Earl Burton, Keith Sims, Patrick Cupples, Carmen Cupples, Justin Jones and Jordan Jones.


Juanita Fowlkes Larry, 78, of Detroit, Mich., formerly of Dyersburg, died Saturday, March 21, 2009.

She was a member of the Kingdom Hall.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall in Detroit, Mich.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Turner and wife, Cynthia, of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Annie Lee Montgomery of Dyersburg and Norris Smith of Orlando, Fla.; a grandson, Jeffrey Turner of Detroit, Mich.; a great-grandson, Jomo Mason Jr. of Detroit, Mich.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Larry; four brothers, Robert Clay (RC) Fowlkes, Alonzo Fowlkes, Russell Fowlkes and Carson Fowlkes; and a grandson, Jomo Mason.


Everlena Nance, 75, of Gates, died Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Jackson General Hospital.

She was a former employee of Tupperware.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Halls High School Gymnasium with Bishop Bobby J. Nesbit Jr. officiating. Burial will be Strayhorn Cemetery in Gates.

The family will receive at 1-5 p.m. Friday at Thompson's Mortuary, 6-8 p.m. at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Gates and at noon Saturday at the school.

Survivors include her husband, Booker Joe Nance Sr. of Gates; four daughters, Alice Nance Eison of Dyersburg, Gladys Nance, Phyllis Richmond and Joyce Nance, all of Gates; two sons, the Rev. Booker Joe Nance Jr. of Gates and Marvin Nance of Clarksville; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.


Retired Sgt. Maj. Paul James Vaden, 83, of Lawton, Okla., formerly of Dyer County, died Sunday, March 22, 2009 in Lawton.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Brother Gary Neighbors officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in the Veterans Field of Honor at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

He was a truck driver prior to entering the U.S. Army in June of 1954. He retired at Fort Sill on June 30, 1982 and was a veteran of Korea and Vietnam. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Four Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vehicle Drivers Badge with Silver Bar, Mechanic Badge, Good Conduct Medal Ninth Award, Two Overseas Service Bars, Army Commendation Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon First Award. He was a Methodist.

He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Paula J. Jones and husband, Kelly, and Carla B. Vaden, all of Lawton, Okla.; two sons, Robert Wayne Vaden and wife, Cindy, of Elgin, Okla. and Gary A. Vaden and wife, Sophie, of Cache, Okla.; 11 grandchildren, Jamie Adams and husband, David Holt, Kindra Harrington and husband, Keith, Nicholas Nicholls, Karah Franklin and husband, Quentin, Jessica Goodfellow, Katie Jones, Nicole Vaden, Grant Vaden, Heath Vaden, Emily Vaden and Hannah Vaden; a sister, Mary Ethel Williams of Bay, Arkansas; two great-grandchildren, Anabel and Zachary; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Bernice Massengill Vaden; his parents, Thomas Falls and Bertha Lucinda (Mahon) Vaden, three brothers and six sisters.