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Obituaries for May 12, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Evelyn Bell Baker, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three daughters, Beverly Kate Simpson of Alaska, Nelda Kay Talbot of Chicago, Ill. and Kitty Darlene Evans and husband, John, of Dyersburg; two sons, Larry Wayne Baker and wife, Debbie, of Summit, Ill. and Grady Lee Baker of Dyersburg; three sisters, Artie Bell of Chicago, Ill., Martha King of Ripley and Nellie Cruz of Kentucky; a brother, Billy Bell of Clarksville; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert C. Baker; her parents, Henry and Altie Bell; and two brothers, Dewey Bell and Robert Bell.


Hilda Nash Bell, 84, of Newbern, died Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Dyersburg Manor.

She was retired as a secretary/bookkeeper for Newbern High School and retired bookkeeper for the city of Newbern, a member of Main Street Church of Christ, a member of Chi Omega Sorority, and a former member of Dyer County Community Housing, Inc.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery in Newbern with Bro. Sean Sullivan officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 12:30 p.m. until service time at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joe Louis Mullins and Coy Leon Bell; and two sisters, Mildred Nash Mainord and Frances Nash Seaver.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Main Street Church of Christ, Newbern First Baptist Church or First Christian Church of Jackson.


Greene-Leigh Paige Coburn, infant child of Amber Lynn Coburn of Ripley and Shannon Luckett of Halls, died Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hurricane Hills Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors from noon until service time at the funeral home.

In addition to her parents, survivors include a brother, Greydon Curran of Ripley; grandparents Jill Coburn, Terry Coburn and Larry Orr, all of Ripley, and Judy Carroll of Dyersburg; and a great-grandparent, Bruce McAtee of Dyersburg.


Wayne Thomas Gladden, 59, of Dyersburg, died Monday, May 11, 2009 at his residence.

He was a retired farmer.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Sorrell's Chapel Cemetery in Dyersburg with Bro. Calvin Smith officiating. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his companion, Sandra McCormick of Dyersburg; a daughter, Nita Gladden of Dyersburg; two stepdaughters, Samantha Hedgepath and Jenny Adair, both of Dyersburg; a stepson, James Hedgepath of Dyersburg; his mother, Ruth Juanita Gladden of Dyersburg; three brothers, Curtis Gladden of Newbern and Jimmy Gladden and James "Noot" Gladden, both of Dyersburg; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Gladden; his father, James Lloyd Gladden; and a brother, Billy Gladden.

Pallbearers will be Stanley Ward, Dwayne Anderson, Jessie Mason, Brandon Hendrix, Jimmy Akers and Stanley Norris.


Mildred Gooch, 89, of Camden, died Sunday, May 10, 2009 at Union City Manor.

She was co-owner of Gooch's Camp and a member of Keefe Church of Christ in Wynnburg.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Keefe Church of Christ with Ray King officiating. Burial will be in Lake Memorial Gardens in Tiptonville. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 9-11 today at the church.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Gail Price of Clinton; a son, Robert Michael Gooch of Camden; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Franklin Gooch; a son, Billy Wade Gooch; her parents, Robert Carmichael and Bulah Vistle Wilson Beal; three sisters, Boni Beal, Bernice Clark, Eurath Stafford; and two brothers, Alston Beal and Flavel Beal.

Pallbearers will be Bradley Gooch, B.J. Gooch, Kenny Hickman, John Tittle, John Cochran and Joseph Gooch. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Gooch and Robert Hunter.


Bobby Eugene Lamb, 74, of Tiptonville, died Friday, May 8, 2009 at his residence.

He was retired as a bus driver for the Lake County School System, an appliance repairman and a former sharecropper.

Services were at 1 p.m. Monday at Ridgely Church of Christ, where he was a member, with Jeff O'Dell and Dr. Danny Mack Hall officiating. Burial will be in Keefe Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Butch Lamb of Tiptonville; three sisters, Doris Scott of Ridgely, Nancy Holley of Moline, Ill., and Sue Perkins of Tiptonville; two brothers, Wayne Lamb of Newbern and Carl C. Lamb of Bossier City, La.; three grandchildren, Jessica Mooring of Covington, Kurtiss Lamb of Mt. Pleasant and Todd Barber of Tiptonville; and four great-grandchildren, Madison Mooring, Jayden Porter, Chloe Lamb and Trent Lamb.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Ann Minnick Lamb; a daughter, Barbara Jean Barber; his parents, Charlie William Lamb and Louella Lamb; two sisters, Betty Chamberlain and Brenda Lamb; and five brothers, Charles Lamb Jr., Doug Lamb, Allen Lamb, Tony Lamb and Cornelius Lamb.

Pallbearers were Bo Lamb, Dwight Smothers, Ed Sumara, Hershel Minnick, William Gamble and Terry Chamberlain.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Ridgely Church of Christ.


Sarah Margaret Wakefield, of Newbern, formerly of Obion County, died Sunday, May 10, 2009 at her residence.

She was a homemaker, a member of Glendale Church of Christ and former member of Obion Church of Christ and was an avid gardener.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Obion Church of Christ with Bro. Ronnie Scherffius and Bro. Charles Pledge officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Obion.

The family will receive visitors at 5-8 p.m. today at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, John Artie Wakefield of Newbern; a daughter, Myra Futrell and husband, Jim, of Mayfield, Ky.; a son, John Wayne Wakefield and wife, Sue, of Newbern; three grandchildren, Judy Cagle and husband, Greg, of Newbern, Beth Wiles and husband, Scot, of Fayetteville, Ark. and Heather Kolwyck and husband, Brian, of Troy; and five great-grandchildren, Matt Cagle, Andy Cagle, Abigail Sarah Wiles, Lynsey Kolwyck and Taylor Kolwyck.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Minnie Cagle Cooper; and seven brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Clayton Carter, Jimmy Edwards, John Darnall, Roger Allen, Fred Scherffius and Tim Gibson.