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Obituaries for March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

David Stephens, 58, of Dyersburg, died Friday, March 25, 2011 at his residence.

He was a retired truck driver, a Baptist, served six years in the Tennessee Army National Guard and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Susan Stephens; a son, Chad Stephens and wife, Lisa, of Dyersburg; a stepson, Justin Kimbrell of Blytheville, Ark.; his mother, Caroline Taylor Klahn of Dyersburg; two sisters, Karen Songer and husband, Joe, of Springville, Ala., and Susan Walden and husband, Danny, of Dyersburg; two brothers, Mark Stephens and wife, Carol, of Dyersburg and Bruce Stephens of Ashville, Ala.; and four grandchildren, Molly Stephens, Tyler Stephens, Katie Kimbrell and Melody Kimbrell.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


Services for Grover Royce Riley, 74, of Friendship will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Friendship Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Sorrell and Rev. Larry Riley officiating. Burial will follow in Bellevernon Cemetery. Mr. Riley, an avid fisherman and gardener, was retired from Dyersburg Fabrics. He was a former member of the Tennessee National Guard. He died Friday, March 25, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

He leaves his wife, Jean Riley of Friendship; daughters, Deidre Crittendon of Chicago, IL, Virginia Thurmond (Dennis) of Murfreesboro, Shirley Smith of Shelbyville, Linda Parlow (Randy) of Bells and Pam Jones of Dyersburg; sons, Dion Riley (Janet) of Friendship, Kenny Holland (Jannette) of Dyersburg and Donnie Holland (Denise) of Friendship; brothers, James Riley of Frog Jump and Jerry Riley of Maury City; 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Rebekah Crittendon; sisters, Frances Climer, Ruth Blalock and Marjorie Holcomb; brothers, J.T. Riley and Weldon Riley.

Pallbearers will be Chase Riley, Phil Thurmond, Jeffery Kail, Jarrod Holland, Clay Holland and Chase Smith.

Visitation will be Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.


Kathryn F. Cook, 89, of the Unionville community died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral services are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Curry Funeral Home.