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Obituaries for November 28, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Kenneth Nicholas "Nick" Alley, 26, of Halls, died Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was an electrician with Electric Motor Service, attended Holy Angels Catholic Church, 2002 graduate of Dyer County High School and an avid Memphis Tigers Basketball Fan.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Father Bob Stellini and the Rev. Stan Cavness officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Halls.

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

Survivors include his three daughters, Liz Vaughn, McKenzie Alley and Lindzey Alley, all of Halls; his fiancÚ, Maggie Cherry of Halls; his mother, Sandy Hayes Thayer and her fiancÚ, Anthony Patterson, both of Ripley; his father and step-mother, Kenneth W. Alley, Jr. and Sarah Alley, both of Dyersburg; three sisters, Andi Ramer of San Diego, CA., Abbey Alley of Dyersburg and Alena Thayer of Ripley; two brothers, Ian Alley and Ben Alley, both of Dyersburg; his grandparents, Kenneth W. Alley, Sr. and wife, Dorothy, of Dyersburg and Jackie Hayes of Halls; his great-grandmother, Evelyn Walden of Dyersburg; a special brother-in-law, Mickey Cherry of Halls; two sister-in-laws, Bessie Cherry and Becca Cherry, both of Halls; and his mother-in-law, Linda Cherry of Halls.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bobby Hayes and his father-in-law, James F. "Mickey" Cherry.

Pallbearers will be Charles England, Michael Alley, Michael Ward, Jeremy Ward, Kliff McCollum and Adam Henry.

Thelma Louise "Peggy" Campbell, 89, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, November 27, 2010 after a short illness.

She was a retired claims representative with Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs, where she worked for over 30 years, member and pianist of Fowlkes United Methodist Church for 63 years, graduate of Ridgely High School, attended and was a music major at University of TN at Martin, member of many senior citizens organizations and was very active in many charitable organizations.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fowlkes United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marita Burkeen and Rev. John Lowrance officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely, TN. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home and from 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol Olsen and husband, Carl R. Olsen, of Memphis; three grandchildren, Rodney S. Campbell of South Fulton, Kimberly Campbell Hipps and husband, Jordan, of Dyersburg and Amy Elizabeth Cate of Nashville and several nieces and nephews of California.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland S. Campbell, Jr.; a son, Roland S. Campbell, III; her parents, Charles and Stella Johnson Gray; and a brother, Leonard Faye Gray.

The family requests that memorials may be directed to Fowlkes United Methodist Church, Reelfoot Rural Ministries, Dyersburg/Dyer County Community Cancer Fund, Transitions of Dyer County, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the charity of the donor's choice.

Linda Lou Ables Collins, 64, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

She was a member of Three Oaks Chapel Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Phipps officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens in Jackson.

Survivors include two sons, Owen Collins and wife, Anita, and Craig Collins, all of Dyersburg; four sisters, Jean Cupples, Martha Webb and Georgia Millikin, all of Jackson and Maggie Pickard of Gadsden; two brothers, James Ables of Humboldt and Tommy Ables of Jackson; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by his parent, Clarance and Lola Guin Ables.

The family requests that any memorials to St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis.

Jerald Dean Ketchum, 80, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Dyersburg Funeral Home.