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Obituaries for March 29, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Farris Austin, 91, of Union City, died Monday, March 28, 2011 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was a retired business owner in Dyer and Obion counties, a member of Obion United Methodist Church, U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II, member of Trimble's Lions Club and member of the American Legion.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry English officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

The family will receive visitors Wednesday from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Survivors include a son, Mackey Austin (Sandy) of Union City; a brother and sister-in-law, Mack and Margaret Radford; a grandson, Jacob Austin; five nieces, Nita Dunivant, Nelda Doss, Nina Hepburn, Denise Coleman and Paulette Keltner; and three nephews, Charles Radford, David Radford and Kevin Radford.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gayle R. Austin; a daughter, Marcia Austin; and a grandson, Alan Yarbrough.

Pallbearers will be Chris Young, Gary Austin, Alan Jordan, Danny McDonald, Mike Miller and Charles Radford. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby and Sharon Peevyhouse, Sonny Yarbrough and Bobby Huffstutter.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Obion United Methodist Church, 225 W. Main, Obion, TN 38240.

Sign online condolences at www.johnson-williamsfuneralhome. com


Mrs. Kathryn F. Cook, 89, of the Unionville community died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Unionville, officiated by Reverend Nathe Ozment. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Monday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Curry Funeral Home in Dyersburg and beginning at 12 Noon until service time on Tuesday at the church.

Mrs. Cook was a life-long active member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. She served as a volunteer at Dyersburg Region Medical Center and was an active member of the Senior Circle. She was a graduate of Blue Mountain College with a business major. Upon graduation she worked as a civilian for the Air Force and later worked over forty years for the Social Security Administration.

She is survived by two daughters, Margo Cox and husband Don of Stuart, Florida, Carol Wirwa and husband Carl of Alamo, and step-son Danny Cook of Ashland City, Tennessee; grandchildren, Kristen Cox Idle and husband Jayme of Orlando, Florida, Shannon Cox, Meghan Cox, and Geoffrey Cox, all of Stuart, Florida, Nick Wirwa and wife Mary Helen of St. Francisville, Louisiana, Drew Wirwa and wife Jamie of Covington, Louisiana, step-granddaughter Katie Brown and husband Joseph of Las Vegas, Nevada, and step-grandson Noah of Ashland City; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Bertha Dodson; her first husband Matthew Fields, who was the father of her children; and second husband Harold Cook, and two stepsons, B.R. Cook and Ricky Cook.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 2728 Unionville Road, Halls, Tennessee 38040.

Online condolences are available on our website: www.curryfuneral.com


Harry Eugene "Tiny" Tate, 54, of Ridgely, died Monday, March 28, 2011 at his residence.

He was a retired farmer and a member of Church of Christ in Ridgely.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ridgely Church of Christ with Bro. Jeff O'Dell, Bro. Ralph Moore and Bro. Marvin Tate officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Survivors include his two daughter, Misty Lynne Tate and Toshia Jean Tate, both of Ridgely; a son, Chris Tate and wife, Stephanie, of Ridgely; seven sisters, Carol Gatlin of Rogersville, AL., Brenda Campbell of Hornbeak, Pat Dudley of Dyersburg, Jessica Moore, Sharon Moore, Nancy York and Linda Smith, all of Ridgely; four brothers, Carl Ray Tate of Jonesboro, AR., Marvin Tate of Brooklyn, AR., Billy Joe Tate of Obion and Donnie Tate of Ridgely; and two grandchildren, Alexis Tate and Analyssa Tate.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Donna Davis Tate and Sandie Morton Tate; his parents, William and Ruby Turner Tate; and two brothers, H.H. "Buddy" Tate and Daniel Wayne Tate.

Pallbearers will be Cotton Brewer, Byron Stover, Billy Roper, Jeremy Boyd, Bobby Dudley, Jr. and Leonard York.


Ronald Wiggins, 52, of Dyersburg died Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Veterans Hospital in Memphis.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will announce later by Cosmopolitan Funeral Services.