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Obituaries for October 16, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Norma Ray Hicks, 93, of Crockett County, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bucks Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. David Joe Lewis officiating. H.H. Hudson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include Robert Hicks of Lansing, Mich., Charles Hicks of Jacksonville, Fla., John Hicks of Brownsville, Michael Hicks of Decatur, Ind., James and Solomon Midgett of Fairfax, Va. and William Midgett of Chicago, Ill.


Cletus "Choppy" Roberson, 58, of Newbern, formerly of Ridgely, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was a retired employee of Colonial Rubber and a member of Cottonwood Grove Baptist Church in Ridgely.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Ridgely chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Mackie Prince officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Lori Roberson of Ridgely; a son, Mark Roberson and wife, Melissa, of Newbern; a sister, Pat Brown of Paducah, Ky.; a brother, W.C. Roberson of Ridgely; and two grandchildren, Tyler Roberson and Alison Roberson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Beulah Roberson.

Pallbearers will be Kent Roberson, Dennis Dill, Stan Shelton, David Bargery, Michael Lynn Prince and David Hicks. Honorary pallbearers will be Austin Nance, Kenneth Boyd, Joe Marvin and Sammy Price.


Mrs. Kathleen Holt Smith, 90, of Finley died Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at her daughter's residence.

Kathleen was born Tuesday, January 21, 1919 in Finley to Charles Houston and Effie Thedford Holt. She lived in the Finley area her entire life and was a member of the Chic Church of God.

The Smith family will have a private family visitation and funeral service for Mrs. Smith with Reverend Tommy Hughes and Reverend Calvin Smith conducting the service. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg. Pallbearers will be Mike Faulk, Sammy Reed, Justin Reed, Joshua Reed, Don Smith II, and Charlie Cook.

She is survived by one daughter, Janie Smith of Dyersburg; two sons, Don Allen Smith of Dyersburg and James Albert Smith of Finley; and two sisters, Mildred Guinnie McClain and Virginia Ruth Reed both of Michigan. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren; and two special friends Janie Hilliard of Crockett Mills, TN and Pauline Morgan of Paris, TN.

She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Smith; a daughter, Jean Cook; her parents, Charles Houston and Effie Thedford Holt; a sister, Clara Belle McClain; and, two brothers, Ben Holt and Mac Holt.

Curry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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