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Obituaries for June 21, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Ruth Perkins Taylor, 65, of Clinton, Ky., formerly of Tiptonville, died Saturday, June 20, 2009 at Baptist Hospital in Union City.

She was a homemaker and a member of Springhill Baptist Church in Clinton, Ky.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Tiptonville Chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Clark officiating. Burial will be in Lake Memorial Gardens.

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

Survivors include Wayne Taylor of Clinton, Ky.; a daughter, Charlene Williams Catron of Clinton, Ky.; two stepdaughters, Betty Ann Burton of Union City and Tiffany Marie Blades of Ziegler, Ill.; a son, Terry Williams of Newbern; a stepson, Nathan Thomas Taylor of West Frankfort, Ill.; four sisters, Sue Hays and Frances Jones, both of Tiptonville, Pat Lamb of Ridgely and Linda Williams of Columbus, Ky.; four brothers, Jessie Franklin Perkins Jr. and Jerry Wayne Perkins, both of Tiptonville, William Jody Perkins of Springfield and Ronnie Dale Perkins of Clinton, Ky.; nine grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lori Ann Williams; a son, Tim Williams; a stepson, James Otis Williams; her parents, Jessie and Golden Perkins; and three brothers, Jackie Perkins, Carl Richard Perkins and Harold Perkins.

Pallbearers will be Terry Williams, John Fisher Jr., Tracy Johnson, Bo Lamb, Andrew Fisher and William "Will" Gamble.


Elmer "Dub" Quertermous, 87, of Smithland, Ky., died Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at his residence.

He was a retired U.S. Navy officer, CWO4 Storekeeper rank, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, Korean War and Pearl Harbor survivor.

He has donated his body to the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His urn will be placed at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, Calif., alongside his wife, Marie.

A memorial service will be held at 3-6 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at Potter House Baptist Worship Center, 881 Cut Off Road, Junction 937, Smithland, Ky.

Survivors include two sons, James Leslie Quertermous of Smithland, Ky. and Martin Bentley Quertermous of Dyersburg; a stepson, K.C. Thompson of Nashville; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucinda Marie Bentley Quertermous; his parents, James Leslie Quertermous and Henrietta Dubuque Quertermous; two sisters, Aline "Sis" Thompson and Mildred Lucille "Millie" Driskill; a twin brother at birth; two brothers, Gilbert "Cebo" Quertermous and James Willard "Whiteye" Quertermous.


Mary Jo White, 61, of Tiptonville, died Friday, June 19, 2009 at her residence.

She was office manager for Cypress Point Resort.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Tiptonville, where she was a 50-year member, with the Rev. Jason Allison officiating. Burial will be in Tiptonville City Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Vickie Palazzo and husband, Danny, of Jackson; her mother, Bendona Biggs of Tiptonville; and two grandchildren, Presley Palazzo of Jackson and Rylie Palazzo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Frank White, and her father, Will A. Biggs.

Pallbearers will be Cotton Brewer, Kenny Fowler, Jim Chamberlain, Brian Smith, Jamie Beal and Calvin Mills. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony White, Jackie White, Carl Meddows, Jimmy Hearn, David Hammer and Leyon Sherrill.