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Obituaries for January 12, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Donald Lee Crafton, 37, of Newbern, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 at his residence.

He was an employee of Briggs and Stratton.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Dalton Tetleton officiating. Burial will be in Church Grove Cemetery in Newbern.

Survivors include his wife, Sonya Crafton of Newbern; three daughters, Christine Lowe, Tabitha Lowe and Kayla Yarbrough, all of Newbern; a son, Prentice "Hunter" Crafton of Newbern; his father, Donnie Crafton and wife, Norma, of Saulsburg; a sister, Toni Broclin of Dyersburg; and his grandmother, Flossie Hoye of Ripley.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Deborah Crafton.

Pallbearers will be Dana Eastwood, Pete Anderson, John Wilson, Richard Weaver, Mike Kratovil and Shane Hoopoer.

You may sign online condolences at www.johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com


Charles F. Richardson Sr., 87, of Dyersburg, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

He was retired as a teacher for Newbern Vocational Technical School, an Army staff sergeant and veteran of World War II, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, and a former Dyer County Commissioner representing Fowlkes.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

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

Survivors include his wife, Annabelle Richardson of Dyersburg; two daughters, Paula Harris and husband, Terry, of Millsfield and Deborah Turbeville and husband, F.F., of Newbern; a son, the Rev. Chuck Richardson and wife, Sheila, of Dyersburg; a sister, Deaton Davis of Fowlkes; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mayola Richardson; and a brother, James Owen Richardson.

Pallbearers will be F.F. Turbeville, Terry Harris, Chris Donaldson, Bracken Chitwood, Ben Richardson and Charlie Richardson.