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Obituaries for February 24, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Francis "Fritz" George Kaufman, 61, of Tiptonville, died Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at NHC Health & Rehab in Milan.

He was a retired maintenance supervisor for World Color Press, Communicant and a member of Parish Council of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Dyersburg, Knights of Columbus and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Father Bob Stellini officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Effingham, IL. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Rosie Baker Kaufman of Tiptonville; two daughters, Jennifer Griffey and husband, Bryan, of Celina, TX. and Monica Schoolfield and husband, Ervin, of Navarre, FL., five grandchildren, Ashley Griffey, Matthew Griffey and Katherine Griffey, all of Celina, TX. and Adam Schoolfield and Sydney Schoolfield, both of Navarre, FL.; and five step-grandchildren, Kate Baker, Michael Baker, Caroline Baker and Ben Baker, all of Memphis and Lillian Baker of Nashville.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Madeline Fehrenbacher Kaufman; and his parents, Leonard and Rosa Feusting Kaufman.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Griffey, Ervin Schoolfield, Clay Baker, David Baker, James Schoolfield and Michael Baker.


Eddie King, 70, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at his residence.

He was a retired salesman from Delta Auto Sales, member of Parr Avenue Church of Christ and a member of Tennessee Air National Guard.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Mr. Scott Owen officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his wife, Teresa H. King of Dyersburg; a daughter, Nikki King Springer and husband, Tim, of Dyersburg; two sons, Michael King and fiancée, Sherry Williams, both of Dyersburg and Keith King and wife, Timory, of Venice, CA.; three sisters, Doris Griffin Norton and husband, George, of Ripley, Patsy K. Holden and husband, John, and Nelle King Hollandsworth and husband, J.F., all of Dyersburg; and nine grandchildren, Krista King Allen and husband, Gary, Leah Michelle King, Savannah Rayne King, Allie McCall King, Zoie Elizabeth Springer, Easton Harris Springer, Tennessee Carter Dakota King, Savannah Lynn Williams and Adam Wade Williams.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. E.R. and Ila Whitby King; a brother, Dr. B.W. King; and a grandson, Joseph Weston Springer.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Johnson, Gaylon Reagor, Doyle Willard, Ronnie Howie, Jim Simmons and Wayne Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Boswell, Bubba Tolar, Dan Tickle and Jimmy Thurmond.