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Obituaries for February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Avanell Attaway, 77, of Dyersburg, died Friday, February 11, 2011 at The Highlands of Dyersburg.

She was a retired knitter with Dyersburg Fabrics, where she worked for over 30 years and was a Baptist.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Wes Depew officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include her husband, Alfred Attaway of Dyersburg; two daughters, Devona Attaway of Dyersburg and Penny Childrey and husband, Phillip, of Ridgely; two sons, Allen Attaway and wife, Danita, of Dyersburg and Brian Attaway and wife, Melissa, of Vacherie, LA.; five sisters, Margaret Lott of New Madrid, MO., Pat Hodge of Waverly, Martha Bell Robison of Sikeston, MO., Brenda Cook of Portageville, MO. and April Coffman of Cedar Grove; a brother, Milford Sumner of St. Louis, MO.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela Diane Gladden; her parents, Earl and Beulah Nestler Sumner; a sister, Sandra Sumner; and two brothers, Larry Joe Sumner and Eugene Sumner.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Attaway, Preston Childrey, Phillip Childrey, Justin Attaway and D.C. Cook.


Rudolph Vaughn, 88, of Dyersburg, died Friday, February 11, 2011 at Henry County Healthcare in Paris.

He was a retired Captain with the Dyersburg Police Depart-ment, where he worked for 37 years, member of Southside Baptist Church for over 50 years, Charter Member of the Dyersburg Credit Union, member of Fraternal Order of Police and a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, where he received the Purple Heart Medal and Bronze Star Medal.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Loren Stephens and the Rev. Joe Naylor officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Doris R. Vaughn of Dyersburg; a son, Robert D. Vaughn and wife, Donna, of Paris; two grandchildren, Ann Claire Bullock and husband, Josh, of El Dorado, AR. and Mary Ellen Vaughn of Jackson; and a great-grandchild, Lila Rose Bullock.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thurman and Pearline Jowers Vaughn; and three sisters, Dorothy Burnett, Billie Johnson and Beulah Reeder.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Jere Phillips, Jr., Ed Benthal, Nelson Richards, Roger Dudley, Joe Baker and Lewis Luckett.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Southside Baptist Church.


Mary E. Hanley, 68, of Newbern, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.


Janice V. King, 77, of Tiptonville, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 at her residence.

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


Dorothy Rivers, 83, of Madisonville, Ky., formerly of Selmer, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville, Ky.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete will be announced by Cosmopolitan Funeral Services.


Joyce Ann Warren, 62, of Tiptonville, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete will be announced by Cosmopolitan Funeral Services.