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Obituaries for April 19, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Virginia Pierce Jenkins, 88, of Kenton, died Friday, April 17, 2009 at Gibson General Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bethpage Baptist Church with Bro. Billy Criswell officiating. Burial will be in Bethpage Cemetery in Kenton.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. today at Leitherland Funeral Home in Rutherford.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy Galloway and husband, Kenneth, of Trimble, and Carla Coley of Milan; a son, Tyrone Jenkins of Mason Hall; three sisters, Jewell McNair of Twin Lakes, Wis., Carolyn Lewis of Cordova, and Eula Cannon of Callahan, Fla.; two brothers, Donald Pierce of Union City and Clifton Pierce of Park Ridge, Ill.; five grandchildren, William Galloway, Tiffany Jenkins Watson, Ty Jenkins, Jeremy Jenkins and Magan Fuller Smith; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Carl Jenkins; her parents, Carl and Mazie Lee Pierce; and three brothers, Ralph Pierce, James Dwight Pierce and Carl Ross Pierce.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be directed to Bethpage Cemetery Fund, ACS Relay for Life, or to a charity of the donor's choice.


Peggy Sue Seratt, 70, of Knoxville, formerly of Dyersburg, died Friday, April 17, 2009.

She was a dietician at Methodist Hospital and Dyersburg Manor, and a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church in Dyersburg and Bashert Church in Blaine.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Friendship Funeral Home with Pastor Darrall Walker officiating. Burial will be in Bellevernon Cemetery.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Sonya Matthews and husband, Donovan, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; three sons, David Seratt and wife, Sherry Morgan, of Rutledge, Lennie Seratt and wife, Susan, of Knoxville, and Lonnie Seratt and wife, Jennifer, of Smyrna; a stepson, Doug Seratt of Michigan; a brother, John Boone of Richmond, Va.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and two brothers.


Edith Elvina Smith Shirley, 84, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Ridgely, died Friday, April 17, 2009 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

She was a homemaker.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

Survivors include two daughters, Bobbie O'Neal and Sheila Scott, both of Springfield, Mo.; four sons, Roy Shirley of Hornbeak, and Donald Shirley, David Shirley and Joe Shirley, all of Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Cora Leonard of Springfield, Mo.; 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Una Fay Shirley; and a brother, Howard Smith.


Ricky Dale Tidwell, 40, of Finley, died Saturday, April 18, 2009 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was a cabinet maker.

The family will receive visitors Saturday, April 25 beginning at 2 p.m. at 126 Shannon St. in Finley.

Survivors include his companion, Susan South of Finley; two sons, Ricky Ray Tidwell and Jonathon Dale Tidwell, both of Finley; his parents, Jimmy and Joyce Tidwell of Finley; five brothers, Terry Tidwell and David Tidwell, both of Covington, Johnny Tidwell and Michael Joyner, both of Finley, and Tommy Tidwell of Dyersburg; five nieces and a nephew.


Aubrey Lynn Turner, 60, of Ridgely, died Friday, April 17, 2009 at his residence.

He was meat market manager for Newbern Food Rite, and pastor and member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church near Obion.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cottonwood Baptist Church in Ridgely with the Rev. Ronnie Turner and Bro. Mickey Hanks officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Gant Turner of Ridgely; a daughter, Wendy Annette Turner of Ridgely; a son, David Anthony Turner of Ridgely; five sisters, Jan Platt of Ridgely, Alice Chandler of Toone, Theresa Butler of Miami, Fla., Katrinka Sanford of Tiptonville, and Frances Nevita Pilgrim of Dyersburg; two brothers, Jody Turner of Dyersburg and Jeffrey Turner of Ridgely; five grandchildren, Stephen Michael Turner, Nicholas Kyle Turner, Brittany Mercedes Turner, Christopher Chase Turner and Amanda Maddox Ivy; and a great-grandchild, Alexis Grace Ivy.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Robin Rachelle Turner; his parents, Marion and Lucille Turner; two sisters, Mildred Lane and Nancy Runions; and four brothers, Jamie Turner, Charles Turner, Billy Turner and Cloyce Turner.

Pallbearers will be Joey Hayes, Steven Tate, Joe Gant, L.D. Gant, Doug Gant and Kenny McCaslin. Honorary pallbearers will be Dale "Cotton" Brewer, Wilkes Moore, Chris Runions, Jason Belt, Jeffrey Rivers, Nathan Barber, Aubrey Wood II and Jackie Howell.


Staff Sgt. Kirby Weaver, 26, of Kenton, died Friday, April 17, 2009 at Baptist Hospital in Union City.

He was a U.S. Air Force recruiter in Martin.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Fields and Bro. Ronnie Scherffius officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Melanie Ann Weaver of Kenton; a daughter, Khloe Weaver of Kenton; a son, Hunter L. Hicks of Kenton; his parents, Jimmy L. and Kathy Carter Weaver of Newbern; a brother, Kevin Weaver and wife, Angie, of Newbern; his grandmother, Ila Weaver of Newbern; a niece, Katelyn Weaver of Newbern; a nephew, Kolby Weaver of Newbern; and his father- and mother-in-law, Terry and Jennifer Roberts of Omaha, Neb.

Pallbearers will be members of a military honor guard.