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Obituaries for January 7, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Ruth Dale Hurt, 89, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, January 1, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a retired switchboard operator for Bell Telephone Company and a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Monday at Dyer County Memorial Gardens with Dr. Larry Blakeburn officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

The family received visitors from 10-10:45 a.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include her niece, Betty Beardsley and husband, Skip, of Newbern; three nephews, Jerry Little of Tucson, AZ., Burton Little of Phoenix, AZ. and Billy Cursey of Dyersburg; two great-nieces, Margaret Little of Phoenix, AZ. and Laura Beadsley of Knoxville; two great-nephews, Tim Little and Craig Little, both of Phoenix, AZ.; and her special friend, Lisa Capps and husband, John, of Newbern.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Hurt; a son, Joe Frank Hurt; a sister, Doris Cursey; a brother, Adrian Little; her parents, W.B. and Myrtle Moody Little; and a great-nephew, Richard Little.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Moody, Chuckie Moody, William Mallard, George Hollingsworth, Dean Dedmon and Danny Dedmon. Honorary pallbearers will be Lola Summers Bible Class.

The family requests that memorials may be directed to the Youth Group of Cumberland Presbyterian Church or to Dyersburg-Dyer County Union Mission.


Lamont J. Smith, 38, of Dyersburg, formerly of Tallulah, La., died Dec. 31, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was an employee of Ermco.

Visitation will be held today at 5-8 p.m. at Cosmopolitan Funeral Services.

Services will at 1 p.m. Saturday at Citygate Church with Pastor James Elam officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

Survivors include his wife Jackie Phillips Smith of Dyersburg; two daughters; Cheyenne Phillips and Jennifer Phillips, both of Dyersburg; a grandson, Joel Phillips of Dyersburg; his father, Hilliard Livingston of Tullulah, La.; and his grandfather, A.C. Toney of Tullulah, La..

He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Livingston; and his grandmother, Ernistine Toney.

Pallbearers will be Jason Phillips, Larry Montgomery, Anthony Dean, Andrew Phillips, Adrian McKinney and Jason Greer.

Online condolences may be given at www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net


Doris Helen Hardaway, of Linden, formerly of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 at Decatur County General Hospital in Parsons.

Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.