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Obituaries for June 27, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Linda Copeland Bradley, 62, of Dyersburg, died Friday, June 25, 2010 at her residence.

She was a retired Cafeteria Cashier with Fifth Consolidated School and a member of Phillips Street Church of God.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Bradley of Dyersburg; a daughter, Niki Akin and husband, Brian, of Dyersburg; a son, Greg Frye and wife, Crystal, of Newbern; two sisters, June Hunt and Carolyn Bloomquist, both of Dyersburg; two brothers, Herschel Copeland and Sammy Copeland, both of Dyersburg; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Estelle Higgins Copeland; and a brother, Bobby Copeland.

Pallbearers will be Chip Ditto, Scott Copeland, Stan Copeland, Greg Frye, Mike Hopkins and Dallas Jarred.


Debbie Swafford, 60, of Newbern, died Thursday, June 24, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a Certified Nursing Assistant at The Highlands in Dyersburg, and a member of the Dyersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church and The Shade Tree Tractor Club.

Services were Saturday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Annetta Camp officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Newbern.

Survivors include her husband, Glenn Swafford of Newbern; three daughters, Jan Walker of Lewisport, Ky., Sandy O'Bryan of Hardin, Ky., and Capt. Leigh Anne Swafford of Fort Hood, Texas; two sons, Lt. William Swafford stationed in Afghanistan, and Mike Swafford of Chicago, Ill.; her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Merle Thomas of Paducah, Ky.; a sister, Sandra Sebastian of Sadieville, Ky.; three brothers, Mike Thomas and Gary Thomas, both of Paducah, Ky., and Rodney Thomas of Burlington, Ky.; five grandchildren, Hayley Walker, Austin Hresko, Dyver O' Bryan, Mattie Swafford and Sammie Swafford; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were J.C. Grills, Perry Grills, Danny Fowlkes, the Rev. Tommy Jowers, Rusty Grills and Hunter Grills.


Glenda Dianne Watts, 59, of Tiptonville, died Friday, June 25, 2010 at her residence.

She was a retired employee of Henry I. Siegel Corp.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Keystone Drive Church of God, where she was a member, with Robert Davis officiating. Burial will be in Lake Memorial Gardens. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 5:30 p.m. today at the church.

Survivors include her husband, John Watts of Tiptonville; a daughter, Sonya Covington and Russell of Tiptonville; two sisters, JoAnn Huey of Troy and Bobbie Spain of Obion; two brothers, J.W. McKinney and Larry McKinney, both of Trimble; and two grandchildren, John Russell Covington and Ryan Covington.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Juanita McKinney; and a brother, Jimmy McKinney.

Pallbearers will be Mike McKinney, J.W. McKinney, Thomas Watts, Russell Covington, Larry Watts and Richard Turner.