Sloan Covington, 78, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, August 5, 2009, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home Friday, August 7, 2009 with Reverend Bill Phipps officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg.
Pallbearers will be Bradley Hopgood, Brandon Hopgood, Nicholas Blalock, Robert "Bubber" Alford, Joey Fortner, and Lynn Fortner.
The family received friends and relatives for visitation Thursday, August 5, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
He is survived by two daughters: Kim Daniels and husband Ed, and Tonya Covington all of Dyersburg; one step-daughter, Regina Wade of Lexington; and, one step-son, John Via of Murfreesboro.
He is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Bradley Hopgood, Brandon Hopgood, Nick Blalock, Emily Blalock, Brooke Blalock, Misty Wade, Christy Wade, Scott Ross, Felecia Daniels, and Samantha Daniels; and, 10 great-grandchildren: Chloe Hopgood, Bryleigh Blalock, Mason Dudas, Dahon Noles, Isaiah Ross, Rachel Ross, Tyler Ross, John Michael Garrett, Jacob Garrett, and Katie Beth Wade.
He was proceeded in death by his parents: Bertha Davis Covington and Clarence Edward Covington; and, three sisters, Ruby Fortner, Maxine Burdin, and Lillian Moore.
Online condolences may be given at www.curryfuneral.com.
Stevie Noelle Milburn, 15, of Dyersburg died Sunday, August 2, 2009. Stevie was born in Reedsport, Oregon, and moved to Dyersburg in 2002. She loved soccer, dancing, and singing.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, August 7, 2009, at Curry Funeral Home. Services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home with the Reverend Gary Meade officiating.
Survivors include her mother, Jessica Readen of Florence, Oregon; her step-mother, Amber Milburn of Dyersburg; her step-father, Chuck Readen, Jr. of Reedsport, Oregon; her grandparents, Chuck and Tanya Readen Sr., of Eugene, Oregon; five sisters, Aundrea, Ariana, and Ashley Readen of Reedsport, Oregon, and Krysta and McKenzie Milburn of Dyersburg; three brothers, Charlie and Cody Readen of Reedsport, Oregon, and Brock Yankey of Florence, Oregon.
The family requests that any memorials be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South, 1780 Moriah Woods Blvd. Suite 10, Memphis, TN 38117.
Online condolences may be left at www.curryfuneral.com.
James Isaac Styers
Born: November 12, 1937
Died - August 2, 2009
James ("Pioneer") was born to Isaac Newton and Annie May (Killett) Styers and spent his early years in Lenox, Tennessee. He joined the Air Force in 1954 and then married the love of his life, Mary Jo (Jep-pesen) in 1956. James served in the Vietnam and Korean wars. He received the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters and many other awards.
James retired from his military career in 1982 and then began work for the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. James retired from the University in 1993 and he and Mary Jo then became "snow birds" and began sharing their time between North Pole, Alaska and Queen Creek, Arizona.
In his youth James loved baseball, cars and fishing. He was involved in his children's sports and other activities. His hobbies were working with Alaska clay and he was an avid fisherman. While living in Arizona golfing became "his life". In his later years, James joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
James loved his children and his grandchildren and had a close relationship with each one of them. He had a great sense of humor and was a kind and giving man. James was generous to those around him who were in need. He was the type of man who "told things as they were" and a man of great character.
James is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Mary Jo (Jeppesen); children; Kim, Mike, Gary, Jolene and Jim; 16 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Sue Sykes of Dyersburg, Tennessee.
James will be buried in the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona. Donations may be given to the American Cancer Association in the name of James Isaac Styers.
February 17, 1955 - August 4, 2009
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Chuck (fondly called Hawk by close friends), at Memphis Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at the age of 54.
Beloved cherished husband of Susan Warren for 33 years. Loving father of Charles and Angela (Henry Hager). Much loved Pops/Papa to Charles Ray, Koty, Micheal, Cheyenne, Caitland, J.J., Zachary, Rebecca and Jacob.
Chuck valued family and friends, always took the extra mile to help and stood beside them. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was able to make anyone laugh. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He wanted to be remembered like that and at his request there will be no funeral service. A small family memorial will be held this Friday, with a public memorial pending.