Mr. Wayne Friday, 82, of Blytheville, died Friday, January 29, 2010, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born August 14, 1927, in Lockesburg, AR, to the late Herbert and Jane Scarborough Friday. He was a longtime resident of Blytheville and a longtime member of First Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday school teacher and department director, deacon, co-chairman of the building committee on construction of the chapel, office suite and family life center, as well as many other committees. He graduated from Little Rock High School in May of 1945 and enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17, serving during World War II. He graduated from the University of Arkansas as a Civil Engineer and was employed by the Arkansas Highway Department of Clarendon, and the Blaw-Knox Construction Company, building the Pine Bluff Arsenal. He was employed at the former Blytheville Air Force Base from 1958 until he retired as Base Deputy Chief Engineer in 1985. He served on the City of Blytheville Planning Commission and the Mississippi County Planning Commission for fifteen years. Mr. Friday was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Little Rock, a member of the American Legion Post #24, and a licensed professional engineer for the State of Arkansas.
He leaves his wife of 62 years, Melvadeen Talbert Friday of the home; four children, Nancy Lynn Weidman of Rogers; Dale Friday of Dyersburg, TN; Don Friday of San Antonio, TX; and Denise Henderson and her husband David of New Port Richey, FL; one sister, Mildred Orto of Chicago, IL; ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Daniel Wayne Friday.
Funeral services were held February 3 at First Baptist Church in Blytheville with his son-in-law, the Rev. David Henderson officiating, assisted by the Rev. Greg Bowers. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were his grandsons, and the deacons of First Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers. Cobb Funeral Home of Blytheville was in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Louise Kesterson, 83, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.
She was a retired machine operator for Heckethorn Manufacturing and a charter member of Second Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Ronnie Turner officiating.
The family will receive visitors from noon-12:45 p.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Winchester of Dyersburg; four grandchildren, Lori Chambers, Tommy Russell, Brandi Kesterson and Nick Atwell, all of Dyersburg; and a great-grandchild, Hunter Russell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Kesterson; a son, Mike Kesterson; her parents, Luther and Eunice Wales; a son-in-law, Alfred Winchester; sisters and brothers Lucille Chilcutt, Sally Ruth Wales, Sadie Lawson, Edward Wales, Bill Wales, Joe Wales, W.S. Wales, Wilson Wales and James "Shorty" Wales; and a grandson, Ronnie Winchester.
Pallbearers will be Larry Cook, Tommy Campbell, Fentress Joslin, Bobby Hatch, Jim Gray and Jerome Campbell.
David Lee McCright age 66 formerly of Dyersburg died February 9, 2010 at California Hospital in Los Angeles. David was a former school teacher for Dyer County School System & Memphis City School System. He was a former employee of Bell South. After graduating from Bruce High School David continued his education attending Dyersburg State Community College where he received his Associate Science degree. He further continued his education with Tennessee State University and received his Bachelor of Science degree. David was a former member of his home church Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. David will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Survivors include Sister, Susan McCreight Williams, Los Angeles, California, Brothers, Charles F. (Carol) McCright, Robert Earl McCreight, Dyersburg, TN. James Arthur (Pam) McCreight, Charlie McCreight, Los Angeles, California. David was preceded in death by his father, Arthur McCright, Mother, Louvina McCright. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Online condolence may be given at www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net.
Mrs. Peggy Ross Moore, 59, of Corpus Christi, TX formerly of Dyersburg, TN died Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at her residence. She was a retired purchasing manager for Colonial Rubber Works.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2010 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Pastor John Bradshaw officiating with interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive visitors beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time Tuesday, February 16th at the funeral home.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence Moore of Corpus Christi, TX, 1 son, Jason Goodrick of Dyersburg, TN, her mother Louise Ross of Savannah, TN, 1 daughter, Lara M. Burkhart of Corpus Christi, TX, 1 sister, Betty Lynn Ross Collier of Savannah, TN and 3 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 2 sons, James Goodrick and Clay Moore, her father, William V. Ross and her brother, Billy Ross.
Pallbearers will be Tim Dunagan, Terry Elgin, Chad Burkhart, Logan Collier, Maurice Garrison and Phillip Garrison.
The family requests that memorials be directed to Fellowship of OSO Creek of Corpus Christi, 7402 Yorktown Boulevard, Corpus Christi, TX 78414-5616 or a charity of donor's choice.
Online condolences are available on our website- www.curryfuneral.com.