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Obituaries for November 3, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Charles William Cravens, 78, of Newbern, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 at his residence.

He was a retired farmer and employee of All Wear Manufacturing.

Graveside services were at 3 p.m. Monday in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern wit the Rev. James Combs officiating. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy M. Turner Cravens of Newbern; two daughters, Mary E. Hyde of Greenfield and Shirley A. Riggs of Union City; six sons, William Cravens, Bobby R. Cravens, Charlie A. Cravens, Jeffrey E. Cravens and Ronnie J. Cravens, all of Newbern and Eddie N. Cravens of Newport News, Va.; two sisters, Margaret Page of Union City and Reba Reynolds of Tiptonville; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Katherine "Kathy" Cravens Clark; his parents, Carley Allen Cravens and Zana Margaret LuEllen Henson Cravens; three sisters, Blondell Kelly, Sue Breeden and Lucille Johnson; and three brothers, Wilford Cravens, Billy Cravens and Bobby Joe Cravens.

Pallbearers will be Steve Page, Brian Landis, Bobby Cravens, Larry Dunaway, Naseem Shaikh and John Hyde.

Online condolences can be made at Johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com


James E. "Pops" Hall, 81, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, October 31, 2009, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

James was born Tuesday, June 26, 1928 in Dyersburg to Joseph Robert and Della Williams Hall. He moved to Chicago, IL in 1955 and lived there until 1968. After moving back to Dyersburg "Pops" began working at Dover Industries in Newbern until his retirement in 1987. To relax and yet keep busy, he devoted as much time as possible to fishing, hunting, and working on automobiles.

The Hall family received visitors from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday, November 02, 2009, at Curry Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Hall will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009 in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Brother Mac Daniels and Brother Stan Young officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Daniels, Glen Morin, Lee Borders, Ricky Lewellyng, David Smith, and James Smith, Jr.

"Pops" is survived by three sons: James A. Hall, Robert D. Hall, and Ronnie E. Hall all of Dyersburg; three grandchildren: Robbie Moss, Holly Hall, and Eric Hall all of Dyersburg; one great-great-grandchild: Madison Moss of Dyersburg; and one sister: Mae Milraney of Edmonton, KY.

He was preceded in death by his wife: June E. Hall; a son, Michael Hall; his parents Della and Joseph Hall; a great-grandchild: Seth Moss; a sister, Ola Parker; and, a brother, Robert Hall.

Curry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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


L. Ann Bailey Kuykendall, 76, of Ripley, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 at Baptist Hospital-Tipton.

She was a homemaker.

Services were at 1 p.m. Monday at Mary's Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Doug Clinton and the Rev. Dennis Wilder officiating. Burial was in Covington Memorial Gardens. Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home in Covington was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Dennison of Ripley and Cathy Byrum and husband, Bobby, of Dyersburg; two sisters, Linda Mills of Covington and Betty Hopper of Lexington; two brothers, Richard Bialey of Ripley and George Bailey of Covington; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Kuykendall; and her parents, Charles Wesley Bailey and Alma Johnson.

The family request that any memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society.


Mrs. Louise S. Robbins, 88, Dyersburg, TN died Sunday, November 1, 2009 at Dyersburg Manor. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church, a member of Potts-Price Sunday School class and a former manager of The Davis Shop.

The family will receive visitors at 12 Noon until service time Wednesday, November 4th at Curry Funeral Home. Services will be Wednesday, November 4th at 1:00 p.m. Graveside at Fairview Cemetery with Dr. Phillip Cook officiating. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include 2 children, Camille Mack and John Robbins, both of Nashville, TN, 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John W. Robbins who was a local optometrist, 3 sisters, Katherine S. Conyers, Mary Eunice McGraw and Winnie Laverne Baker and her parents, Deputy Sheriff John L. Simpson and Anna Eunice Dunevant Simpson.

The family requests that any memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 452, Dyersburg, TN 38025-0452 or donor's choice.

Online condolences are available on our website- www.curryfuneral.com