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Obituaries for October 25, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Oscar "Dick" Bruce, 83, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 at his residence.

He was retired as an elementary school principal for Dyersburg City School System, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II receiving three Purple Hearts in the battle of Iwo Jima, a minister and member of Millers Chapel Church of Christ for 53 years, and a member of the Tennessee Education Association and the National Education Association.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Highers officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

The widower of Peggy Love Bruce, survivors include a son, Tim Bruce and wife, Terri, of Arlington, Tenn.; and a grandchild, Megan Bruce Long and husband, Russell, of Charlotte, N.C.

Pallbearers will be Russell Long, Edward Estes, Sam Jung, Butch Jung, Mike Jung and Rodney Strickland.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Millers Chapel Church of Christ or the American Cancer Society.


Justine Haymon, 93, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 at Highlander Nursing Home.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at West Dyersburg Church of Christ with the Rev. Ernest Haymon officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tuesday at West Dyersburg Church of Christ. H.H. Hudson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include five daughters, Jessee Jones, Nina Haymon, Betty McCreight, Emma (Charles) Partee, all of Dyersburg, and Alecia Ivie of Newbern; four sons, William (Evelyn) Haymon and Grady Haymon, both of Gary, Ind., Ernest (Linda) Haymon and Raymond (Lisa) Haymon, both of Dyersburg; three sisters, Effie Jean Haymon of Dyersburg, Ernestine Ferguson and Patsy Lee Parker, both of Flint, Mich.; two brothers-in-law, Arnell Haymon and Lossie Adams, both of Dyersburg; 35 grandchildren, 85 great-grandchildren, 52 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.


Martha Sue Lovings, 81, of Tiptonville, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City.

She was the retired co-owner of Mooring Grocery, a member of Ridgely First Baptist Church, a former member of Ridgely Jr. Women's Club and an avid bridge player.

Graveside services were Saturday at New Haven Cemetery with Bro. Paul Adams officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Emily Turner of Humboldt, Deborah Lovings of Charleston, S.C., and Lynn Adams of Union City; two sisters, Barbara Wood of Ridgely and Sylvia Hunnicutt of Ormond Beach, Fla.; a brother, Bubba Osborne of Samburg; and four grandchildren, Hannah Adams and Rachel Adams Grow, both of Union City, Dr. Whitney Sanders of Memphis and Katy Sanders of Chattanooga.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Lovings; and her parents, Newt and Mildred Cartwright Osborne.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Second Baptist Church Building Fund, 831 Everett Blvd., Union City, TN 38261; or Friends of Humboldt Public Library, 115 S. 16th Ave., Humboldt, TN 38343.