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Obituaries for March 14, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Walter Ewell Hastings, 80, of Dyersburg, died Friday, March 12, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a real estate broker and developer with Hastings Realty, a member, deacon and Bible teacher at Parr Avenue Church of Christ, a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War serving two tours, former director of First Citizens National Bank, served on the advisory board of Florida College in Tampa, Fla., named Outstanding Dyer County Farmer of the Year in 1960 and Outstanding Tennessee Farmer of the Year in 1960, served on the Dyersburg Planning Commission, was a pioneer in the real estate industry in Dyer County and a lifelong resident of Dyer County.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Parr Avenue Church of Christ with Bro. Scott Owen officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home and Monday from 9:30-11 a.m. at the church.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Vivian Watlington Hastings; a son, Lee Hastings and wife, Annetta, of Dyersburg; a daughter-in-law, Emily Hastings of Brentwood; a sister, Jonnie Finch and husband, Donald, of Palm Coast, Fla.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dr. Ralph and Janice Reynolds of Dyersburg; four grandchildren, Camden Hastings, Tinsley Hastings, Sloan Hastings and Olivia Hastings; three nieces, Eva Hall, Amanda Finch and Blair Chitwood; and a nephew, Michael Reynolds.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jon E. Hastings; and his parents, Murph and Eva Hastings.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Still, Michael Reynolds, Dennis Miller, Kim Peckenpaugh, Lonnie Robinson, Keith French, Jeff Heathcott and James Hendrix. Honorary pallbearers will be Stallings Lipford, Dr. Ralph Reynolds, Parks Thurmon, Melvin Wilson, Bill Kelly, Harold Sartin, Wendell West and Brian Ramm.

The family requests that any memorials be made in memory of Jon E. Hastings to Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, 310 25th Ave. N., Suite 103, Nashville, TN 37203.


Curtis H. Russom, 69, of Kenton, died Friday, March 12, 2010 at his residence.

He was the co-owner of Russom Motors.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Kenton, where he was a member, with Bro. Brian Robertson officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Kenton.

The family will receive visitors from 2:30-6 p.m. today at the Kenton Chapel of Leitherland Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Grace A. Russom of Kenton; two sons, Curtis R. Russom (Jennifer) of Kenton and Roderic H. Russom (Tammy) of Murfreesboro; stepchildren Cannon and Shari Whitby, David and Heather Lansew, and Denver and Denise Whitby; his mother-in-law, Mary Prather; a sister, Junel Russom Viniard (Jimmy) of Dyersburg; a brother, Joel Russom (Faye) of Kenton; five grandchildren, Payton Russom, Haley Russom, Ashley Russom, Sydney Russom and Chelsey Russom; and five step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Leo Russom; and his parents, Mary Lou and Paul Helton Devoid Russom.


Edward E. Williams, 77, of Newbern, died Friday, March 12, 2010 at his residence.

He was the retired owner of Williams Mechanical Sweeping Company and a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Korean War.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. James Hooper and Mr. Jerry Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Walton Williams of Newbern; two sons, Timothy E. Williams and Jay W. Williams and wife, Kristi, all of Newbern; a grandson, Conner Walton Williams of Newbern; two step-grandsons, Blake Holden and Alec Jackson, both of Newbern; a niece, Faye Hutchison of Union City; and special neighbors and friends Jerry, Alecia and Taylor Cantrell of Newbern.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Dewitt Williams and Mary Riggins Walton.

Pallbearers will be Marvin Wilson, Reed Walton Jr., Bill Walton, Mike Ladd, Joe Welch, Robert Blevins, Michael Walton and Mickey Butler. Honorary pallbearers will be Almous Austin, Eddie Austin, John Lucas, Wayne Mallard and Bud Travis.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Emmaus Baptist Church, P.O. Box 831, Dyersburg, TN 38025.

Online condolences may be left at www.johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com.