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Obituaries for May 8, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Marsha Caldwell Borden, of Rossville, Ga., died Monday, April 27, 2009 in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

She had attended Newbern Elementary and Dyersburg High School and was employed with ArtVenture for 15 years.

Services were held Thursday, April 30 in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

Survivors include two daughters, Casi Borden and Ashley Borden; two sons, William Borden and Brian Borden; her mother, Etta Caldwell Pearson; three sisters, Sherry Caldwell, Dana Pennington and Janet Kratzberg; a brother, Mark Caldwell; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Caldwell.


Geneva Mosley Emory, 84, of Dyersburg, died Friday, May 1, 2009 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Unity Temple Church of God in Christ in Jackson. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Dyersburg. Thompson's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 6-8 p.m. today at New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ Church in Dyersburg and at 9 a.m. Saturday at Unity Temple Church of God in Christ in Jackson.

Survivors include three daughters, Geneova Hobson, Karen Mosley Taylor and Hattie Mosley Kincade, all of Dyersburg; and seven sons, James Mosley, John Mosley, Charles Mosley, Jerald Mosley, Thomas Mosley and Danny Mosley, all of Dyersburg and Joseph Mosley of Jackson.


June Sykes Guthrie, 86, of Newbern, died Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Williams and husband, Steve and Debbie Guthrie, all of Newbern and Dianne Roberts and husband, Jerry, of Dyersburg; five sisters, Alline Kidd of Fayetteville, Gloria Glass and Shirley Hendren, both of Dyersburg, Sybil Johnson of Michigan and Mary Jane Morgan of Indiana; four grandchildren, Laura Burroughs, Dawn Ladd, David Roberts and John Roberts; and three grandchildren, Lynnsey Park, Blake Burroughs, Brayden Burroughs, Emily Roberts and Jacob Roberts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Gordon Guthrie; her mother, Alma Thedford Sykes; her father and stepmother, Marion and Cora Sykes; a sister, Gladys Countess; and a brother, Marion Sykes Jr.


J. C. Harris, 74, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at Northwest Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

He was retired from the city government in Chicago after 25 years and Greyhound bus after 15 years.

Services will be held Saturday at New Bethlehem M.B. Church in Chicago, Ill., at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Louis Montgomery Officiating. A.R. Leak Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Harris of Chicago, Ill.; two daughters, Diane Harris and Phyllis Lampley of Chicago, Ill.; a son, Derrick Harris of Chicago, Ill.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elijah and Icy Lee Harris, three sisters, Lillian Mims, Ernestine Harris and Mary Harris; and three brothers, L.C. Harris, Calvin Harris and William Lee Harris.


Eula Mae Posey, 84, of Alamo, died Friday, May 1, 2009 at her residence.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bucks Chapel Baptist Church in Maury City with the Rev. Joe Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Poston Grove Cemetery in Maury City. H.H. Hudson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Survivors include a son, Charles Posey Jr. of Alamo; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Dorothy Alford Coker Quinton, 66, of Nashville, formerly of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

She was retired as accounting director for Alford Printing Co., a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and active in the Park Manor Retirement Community in Nashville.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Pirtle officiating. Burial will be in Terrace Hill Cemetery in Troy.

The family will receive visitors at 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Survivors include a daughter, Kim Coker Brunsting and husband, Trey, of Nashville; two sons, Randy Coker and wife, Christine, of Biloxi, Miss., and Terry Braly of Nashville; two stepsons, Mickey Quinton and wife, Kim, of Horn Lake, Miss., and Mark Quinton and wife, Tracie, of Newbern; her mother-in-law, Louise Quinton of Obion; three sisters, Bartelia Ursery and Amy Hurt, both of Dyersburg, and Joyce Wilson Scott of Newbern; three brothers, Jerry Alford of Dyersburg, Bob Alford of Millington and Milliard Alford of Gibson; five grandchildren, Justin Quinton, Jenny Quinton, Katie Quinton, Josh Braly and Whitney Braly; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Baxter Wright Quinton; her parents, Frank and Pearl Alford; two sisters, Virdie Castleman and Elvie Bland; and three brothers, Don Alford, Truman Alford and Ray Alford.