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Obituaries for January 5, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Jackie Wayne Griffith, 60, of Hornbeak, died Monday, January 3, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was retired from C&W Motors, U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, member of Hornbeak Baptist Church and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Ridgely Chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Johnson officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Ridgely.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Griffith of Hornbeak; a daughter, Michelle Keely of Hornbeak; four sons, Brandon Griffith of Memphis, Tim Griffith and wife, Carla, of Newbern, Levi Griffith and wife, Erin, of South Fulton and Burt Tragessor and wife, Suzanne, of Ridgely; three sisters, Rachel Ann Keeling of Troy, Debbie Kay Bolding of Kenton and Jennifer Michelle Kethireddy of Memphis; two brothers, Raymond Howard Griffith and Bobby Joe Griffith, both of Union City; and ten grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, L.C. and Meta Haney Griffith.

Pallbearers will be Hank Keeling, David Keeling, Andrew Keeling, James Bolding, Joey Griffith, Tom McCollum and Bruce Keely.

The family requests that memorials may be directed to the Disabled American Veterans.


Paul Elton Studard, 76, of Lenox, died Monday, January 3, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a farmer, member of National Guard from 1951-1956, member and Chairman of Deacons at Finley Baptist Church, lifetime resident of Lenox, member of Board of Directors of Northwest Dyersburg Utility District, one of the founders of Lenox Fire Department, where he served as Fire Chief, a first responder, attended Men's Morning Prayer Service, was a wonderful husband and father and the best grandfather.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Charlie Halliburton and Bro. Don Williams officiating. Entombment will be at Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his wife, Anna Frances Studard of Lenox; a daughter, Janet Fowlkes and husband, John, of Lenox; a son, Brad Studard and wife, Vickie, of Lenox; three grandchildren, Rachel Fowlkes, Luke Studard and Will Studard, all of Lenox; and a special family friend, Ted Weaver of Lenox.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Pauline House Studard.

Pallbearers will be members of Lenox Volunteer Fire Department.

The family requests that memorials may be directed to the Paul Studard Volunteer Fire Department Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 370, Dyersburg, TN 38025.