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Obituaries for December 22, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bonnie F. Harrison, 73, of Friendship, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009.

She was a retired employee of Jockey Company in Alamo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Friendship Funeral Home with Dan Clevenger and Frank Paris officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis French and husband, Kenneth, of Big Sandy; a brother, James Via of Bode, Iowa; a grandson, Dustin Robertson and wife, Christina; and two great-grandchildren, Cole and Ava Rose Robertson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Harrison; and her parents, Elbert and Mary Pearce Via.

Pallbearers will be Ham Y. Haley, Terry Summers, Brad Parker, Mike Harber, Anthony Harrison and Eric Davis.

Sally Walker Jantzen of Williamsburg, VA, loving wife and mother of three, died in her home on December 18, 2009, at 62 years of age. The daughter of Hardy and Mamie Walker, she was born in Dyersburg, Tennessee on September 28, 1947. She later attended the University of Mississippi where she was a member of Delta Gamma, worked in Memphis, Tennessee where she met her husband of 33 years, and spent time in Douglasville and Dunwoody, Georgia; Kingwood, Texas; Wilton, Connecticut; and Williamsburg, Virginia.

Sally was a domestic goddess who was very devoted to her family, always finding joy in meeting the needs of those around her. She enjoyed traveling, reading, playing the piano, singing, gardening, and spending time at their second home in Amelia Island, Florida. One of her great joys of the past 10 years was designing and developing their present home on the James River, which truly reflects her personality. Active in the Williamsburg community, she was a member of the Vintage Ladies, Two Rivers Country Club, and the First Colony Garden Club.

Sally is survived by her loving husband, Nelson Jantzen; two sons, Nelson Jantzen and his wife Katherine of New York City, and Benjamin Jantzen of Bozeman, Montana; daughter, Heather Stanley and her husband Nicholas, of Savannah, Georgia; two grandchildren, Maxwell and Nicholas Stanley; and two brothers, Dr. Joe Walker, and Billy Walker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula, 9912 Hosier St., Newport News, VA 23601.

Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsencares.com.

Danny Louis Tippit, 57, of Tiptonville, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City.

He was the sheriff of Lake County, a member of Wynnburg Baptist Church, a Mason, has been involved in law enforcement for over 30 years, twice elected sheriff of Lake County, former police chief of Tiptonville and member of Mid-South Riders.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wynnburg Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Byassee officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors at 5:30-8 p.m. today at the Ridgely chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Tate Tippit of Tiptonville; a son, Danny Louis Tippit Jr. and wife, Shelly, of Tiptonville; two sisters, Theresa Davis and husband, Ricky, and Cynthia Johnson and husband, Larry, all of Union City; a brother, Roger Tippit of Ridgely; two grandchildren, D.L. Tippit and Branden Curvin; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Mamie Tippit; a sister, Denise Johnson; and a brother, Eddie Tippit.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Avery, Shelby Barker, Joe England, Corey Glidewell, Tom Hollowell and Mario Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Baucom, Billy Joe Cook, Leroy Cook, Nick Hollowell and Howard Tippit.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Wynnburg Baptist Church.