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Obituaries for September 25, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Grace Asbridge, 87, of Dyersburg died Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at The Bridge At Ridgely.

Grace was born Tuesday, June 6, 2009 at Lakemont, Georgia where she lived with her parents Dock and Lizzie Brock Gragg and her two sisters and eight brothers until she moved to Dyersburg in 1945.

She was a member of Springhill Baptist Church at Nauvoo. In addition to love for her church and church family, Grace was devoted to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild. She loved to spend time quilting and growing beautiful flowers.

The Asbridge family will receive friends Friday evening, September 25th from five until eight o'clock at Curry Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held in the Curry Funeral Home Chapel Saturday, September 26, 2009 at one o'clock with Reverend James Branscum officiating. Interment will be in Neely's Chapel Cemetery at Nauvoo. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Spence, Mike Bohannon, Matt Bohannon, Adam Bohannon, and Roger McBride.

She is survived by her daughter, Randie Bohannon and husband Mike; and, her son, Jimmy Asbridge, Jr. and wife Cheryl all of Dyersburg. She leaves four grandchildren: Robin Spence, Kristi Bohannon, Matt Bohannon, and Adam Bohannon; and, one great-grandchild: Ali Grace Spence all of Dyersburg. She is also survived by her sister, Maude Gosnell of Clarkesville, GA.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years Jim Asbridge, Sr.; her parents, Dock and Lizzie Brock Gragg; a sister, Ila Kelly; and, eight brothers: Avery Gragg, Claude Gragg, Pat Gragg, Vivian Gragg, Clyde Gragg, Bob Gragg, Homer Gragg, and "Red" Gragg.

Memorial may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, 326 Ellsworth Street, Memphis, TN 38111, or, to the charity of the donor's choice.

Curry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences may be given at www.curryfuneral.com.

Carl E. Turner, 89, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was retired as a carpenter and television repairman, a member of First Assembly of God and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Branscum officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

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

Survivors include his wife, Alberta Turner of Dyersburg; two daughters, Liz Slaughter and husband, Willie, and Pat Kelley and husband, Tommy, all of Dyersburg; two sisters, Arlene Claiborne of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Alma Jones of Lexington, Ky.; a brother, Johnny Turner of Jonesboro, Ark.; five grandchildren, Lisa McDaniel, Kim Ashley, Tracy McMinn, Lanissa Cunningham and Jeff Garrett; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael Eugene Turner; and his parents, Jake and Annie Turner.

Pallbearers will be Wade McMinn, Cody McMinn, Chad Cunningham, Jonathan Christian, Wayne Autry and Andy Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Garrett and Tim Pope.