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Obituaries for April 1, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Edna "Eddie" Kee, 83, of Jackson, formerly of Dyersburg, died Monday, March 30, 2009 at North Brook Healthcare in Jackson.

She was a retired knitter for Dyersburg Fabrics, and an avid bowler and fisherwoman.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Turner officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

Survivors include a son, David Kee of Jackson; a sister, Jane Doerr of Dyersburg; a brother, Bill Autry of Dyersburg; two grandchildren, Jessica Reynolds and husband, Ryne, and Matt Kee and wife, Shelby; and a great-grandchild, Tate Kee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond "Stretch" Kee; her parents, Tom and Claudia Autry Daniels; three sisters, Lillian Wilson, Bessie Autry and Minnie Autry; and six brothers, Till, Tom, Charlie, Wavy, John and Cecil Autry.

Pallbearers will be Gene Hall, Tom Hall, Jimmy Holden, Frank Rogers, Jackie Davis and Roger Osborne.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the Community Cancer Fund of Dyer County.


Marilyn King Polotko, 67, formerly of Dyersburg, died March 23, 2009 in Houston, Texas

Services were held March 25 in Magnolia, Texas.

Survivors are husband Michael Polotko; a daughter Lori Fisk and husband, Thomas, of Heidelberg, Germany; two sons Steve Polotko and wife, Jennifer, and Nick Polotko and wife, Ellen, of Houston, Texas; a sister Nancy Johnson and husband, Ronald, of Dyersburg; 12 grandchildren Regan, Ashleigh, Samantha, Noah, Jacob, Jeremy, Joshua Polotko, Jeffery & Michelle Schroeder, Brittany and Brandon Fisk; a great-grandson, Ivan Polotko; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by son Jeff Schroeder; her parents Roy and Annie King; two sisters Gladys Schroeder and Peggy Thomas; and a granddaughter Kate Polotko.


Dorothy H. Rhoades, 67, of Tiptonville, died Saturday, March 28, 2009 at her residence.

She was retired as a waitress for Lakeview Dining Room, a member of Crocketts Chapel United Methodist Church, and president of United Methodist Women.

Services were at 3 p.m. Monday at Crocketts Chapel United Methodist Church near Tiptonville with the Rev. Marita Burkeen officiating. Burial was in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

Survivors include a daughter, Penny Simmons of Tiptonville; a son, Tony Rhoades of Tiptonville; two sisters, Janice Matheny and Sue Hurst, both of Tiptonville; and a grandchild, Dustin Simmons of Tiptonville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Leonard Hurst and Hattie Miller Hurst.

Pallbearers were Glen Rogers, Todd Rogers, Brent Rogers, Keith Bates, Joseph Miller and Jimmy Simmons.


Jerry Paul Tate, 53, of Wheeling, Ill., formerly of Ridgely, died Saturday, March 25, 2009 at Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview, Ill.

He was an auto mechanic.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Ridgely with the Rev. Carl Southerland officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Tate of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Crystal Tate of Clearwater, Fla.; a son, Billy Tate of Clearwater, Fla.; his companion, Linda Muriella of Wheeling, Ill.; five sisters, Linda Wheat, Jan Johnson and Patsy Shampine, all of Wynnburg, Joyce Bell and Betty Boyd, both of Ridgely; three brothers, Larry Tate of Berwin, Ill., Johnny Tate of Dyersburg and Eddie Tate of Wynnburg; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Egbert and Ida Reynolds Tate; a sister, May Dean Moody; and two brothers, Billy Tate and Allen Tate.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Ray Shampine, John Shampine, James Moody, Paul Junior Boyd, Aaron Tate and Matthew Hayes.