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Obituaries for April 26, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Alice Moore Burks, 91, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, April 25, 2009 at her residence.

She was retired as secretary for the District Attorney's office and a member of First Baptist Church, Fidelis Sunday school class, Key Corner Chapter of DAR, and Dyersburg Women's Club.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. David Willard and the Rev. Jeff Land officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Burks Drake and husband, Roy, of Bartlett; two sons, Edward Burks and wife, Darlene, of Dyersburg and Dent Burks and wife, Myra, of Royal, Ark.; a sister, Macy Williamson of Memphis; four grandchildren, Matthew Burks, Laura McGill, Abbey Land and Ava Aycock; a step-grandchild, A.J. Bacigalupo; and a great-grandchild, Reed Land.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleve Edward Burks Jr.; her parents, Cecil and Mary Foute Moore; and a brother, C.U. Moore Jr.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Tennessee Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 2206, Brentwood, TN 37024-9885; or to a charity of the donor's choice.


Tony Lawson, 34, of Dyersburg, died Friday, April 24, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a stacker for Quebecor World.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Earl Redden Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Sorrell's Chapel Cemetery in Dyersburg.

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

Survivors include his wife, Crystal Lawson of Dyersburg; a daughter, Kayla Lawson of Dyersburg; two sons, Tyler Gage of Dyersburg and Keith Lawson of Lilbourn, Mo.; five sisters, Judy Williams of Matthews, Mo., Rita Lawson of Howardsville, Mo., Carolyn Lawson of Springfield, Mo., Missy Garner of Malden, Mo., and Elaine Fister of St. Louis, Mo.; and a brother, Henry Lawson of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Bessie Lawson; and a brother, William Lawson.

Pallbearers will be Michael Lawson, Josh Lawson, Michael Williams, Brian Redden, Troy Garner and Jessie Wells.


Calvin C. Moore Sr., 86, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, April 25, 2009 at his residence.

He was retired as a heavy-equipment operator for the Dyer County Highway Department, a member of Dyersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a retired farmer, a Mason for more than 50 years, and a member of Dyersburg Moose Lodge.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with Dr. Larry Blakeburn officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mary Jo Moore of Dyersburg; a daughter, Pat Moore Willis of Dyersburg; a son, Calvin Moore Jr. of Dyersburg; two grandchildren, Becky Cupples Draper and husband, Dr. Ryan Draper, of Greensboro, N.C., and Kate Willis of Birmingham, Ala.; and his caregiver, Jimmy Jones of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel Moore Hendrix and Margaret Moore Childress; and four brothers, Charles Fuller Moore, Luther Caldwell Moore, Raymond Clyde Moore and Roger Wilson Moore.

Pallbearers will be Sammy Arnold, Chuck Barrineau, Page Hart III, Tony Walker, Jeff Jones and Casey King. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Parnell, Billy King, Jimmy Jones, Robert Cobb, Tommy Barrineau and Travis Walker.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to Hurricane Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church, c/o Anna Myers, 220 Salem Rd., Dyersburg, TN 38024; or Dyersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 2280 Parr Ave., Dyersburg, TN 38024.


Ethel Taylor, 55, of Tiptonville, died Thursday, April 23, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services will be held Wednesday, April 29 at 1 p.m. at St. John No. 3 Baptist Church in Tiptonville with the Rev. Eddie Burnett officiating. Burial will be held in Citizens Cemetery in Tiptonville. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Survivors include her mother, Elil Mayes of Tiptonville; three sisters, Hattie Mae Mayes, Syliva Lee Mayes and Georgia Mayes of Tiptonville; and two brothers, Arther Mayes and Robert Mayes of Hickman, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Mayes; two sisters, Dorothy Mayes and Lillie May Mayes; and a brother, Charles Mayes.

Pallbearers will be family and Friends.


Judson Laffette Vaden, 91, of Halls, died Friday, April 24, 2009.

He was a retired merchant of Halls, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and served as an alderman in Halls.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery in Gates.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Hendren and husband, Thomas, of Halls; three sons, Louis Vaden and wife, Jane, of Ripley, James Vaden and wife, Elisabeth, of Halls, and John Vaden and wife, Kay, of Germantown; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Hawkins Vaden, and a grandchild, Krista Hendren.