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Obituaries for March 30, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dora Divoky, 94, of Finley, TN died Monday, March 29, 2010 at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of Finley Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at Finley Pentecostal Church with Bro. Doug Ellingsworth officiating. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from 5p.m. until 8 p.m. at Finley Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Alice Carroll of Dyersburg; two sons, David and wife Donna Walton of Finley and James and wife Nancy Walton of Dyersburg; a brother, Harvey and wife Dot Williamson of Finley; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands Harlen Walton and John Divoky; a son, Paul Walton Sr.; her parents, John and Georgia Simpson Williamson; three sisters, Thelma Homer, Gladys Studard, and Christine Williamson; a son-in-law, Pete Carroll and a daughter-in-law, Wilma Walton; and one great-grandchild, Melissa Walton.

Pallbearers will be Steve Walker, Glen Streeter, Jeff Tucker, Keith Tucker, Dale Beecham, and Jason Bryant

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


Hellen Caldwell Rice, 87, of Dyersburg, formerly of Tiptonville, died Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Dyer Nursing Home.

She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse, a member of Tiptonville Church of Christ, former Avon representative, she was a graduate of Tiptonville High School, and a graduate of University of Tennessee at Martin. She grew up with her grandfather, George R. "Papa" Hopson in the historic Caldwell-Hopson home on Wynn Street in Tiptonville, Tennessee. In 1941, she married Wyatt R. "Bob" Algee, Sr.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Tiptonville Chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Don Reel officiating. Burial will be at Tiptonville City Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tiptonville Chapel.

Survivors include her two daughters, Elaine Zaricor and husband, Joe, of Dyer and Jennifer Campbell and husband, Joe, of Tiptonville; a son, Dr. Robin Algee and wife, Janis, of Dyersburg; eight grandchildren, Travis Farmer, Jeremy Farmer, Kristi Lavelle, Lee Algee, Lynn Algee, Dr. Chris Newton, Joey Ragan, and Lori Beth Callens; and ten great-grandchildren, Sydney Algee, Max Algee, Christian Lavelle, Peyton Lavelle, Jenny Lin Ragan, Russell Fred Ragan, Tanner Newton, Taylor Newton, Ty Parmenter, and Krista Farmer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Rice; her parents, Fred J. and George Ella Hopson Caldwell; a sister, Ellen Caldwell Stevens; and a brother, Fred "Bubba" Caldwell.

Pallbearers will be Lee Algee, Lynn Algee, Jeremy Farmer, Travis Farmer, Joe Zaricor, and Shelby Barker.

Memorials may be directed to Tiptonville Public Library or the American Heart Association.


Glendolyn Lewis Rice, of Devils Elbow, Mo., died Saturday, March 20, 2010 at her residence.

She was a confirmed at age 12 at the First United Methodist Church in Dyersburg and taught Sunday school for 25 years at the First United Methodist Church in Waynesville, Mo., near her home.

Survivors include her children, Lee Rice (Deborah) of Devils Elbow, Mo., Lewis Rice (Vickie) of Roanoke, Texas and Cindy Lewis of Oregon; a brother, Ken Lewis Jr. (Joann); five grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Merrill Lemon, Melissa Barton, Baird Lewis and Kenneth Lewis; many great-nieces, nephews and cousins.