[Masthead] Mostly Cloudy ~ 72°F  
High: 70°F ~ Low: 49°F
Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Obituaries for May 31, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Edna Earl Ratliff, 85, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, May 30, 2009 at Baptist Hospital in Union City.

She was retired as a prepper for Colonial Rubber Works and a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Nathe Ozment officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include five daughters, Jean Elder of Troy, Betty Zedlitz, Cathy Bell and Loretta Lawson, all of Dyersburg, and Susan Waller of Ripley; two sons, Robert Dale Ratliff of Maderia, Calif., and Johnny Lynn Ratliff of Dyersburg; a brother, Larry Spradley of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her former husband, Neal Ratliff; a son, "Pete" Ratliff; a sister, Joyce Allen; a brother, Doyle Spradley; and a grandson, Marty Ratliff.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.


Marzell A. Tickle, 88, of Dyersburg, formerly of Ridgely, died Thursday, May 28, 2009.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Dyersburg and the owner of Tickle Grocery in Lane.

Graveside services will be held in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Mike Hickman officiating. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her son, Randy Tickle and wife, Demetria; and two grandchildren, Virginia Tickle and Rankin Tickle, all of Highlands Ranch, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her husband William R. Tickle; her parents, Algie and Cora Walls Autry; and two sisters, Mable Clymor and Faye Willis.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be directed to Dyersburg First Baptist Church, 220 Masonic St., Dyersburg, TN 38024, or to a charity of the donor's choice.


Harry Russell Jordan, 92, died Thursday, May 28, 2009 in Atwood, Okla.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Atwood Baptist Church. Burial will be in Atwood Cemetery.