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Obituaries for April 14, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Funeral services for Katie Mai Harber, 93, will be held Wednesday April 13th at 3:00 P. M. at the Friendship Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy McElyea officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery.

Mrs. Harber died Sunday April 10th at the Alamo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. She was born in Dyer County, daughter of the late John and Myrltle Southerland Ray and was the widow of Johnie Harber. Mrs. Harber lived in Illinois several years employed as a supervisor for Motorola and was a member of the Elizabeth United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie (Polly) Casey (William), Tigrett, Tn, one son, John Wayne Harber (Joan) Algonquin, IL, one sister, Ruby Harris, Hayti, MO, four grandchildren, Donna Williams (Tommy), Cheryl Woodside, David Woodside, and Starr Chestosky (Matt); two great grandchildren, Amber Chapman and Brea Chestosky; two step grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, June Woodside, two brothers, two step sisters and three step brothers.

Visitation will be Tuesday April 12th from 5:30 - 8:00 p. m. at the funeral home.


Helen C. Hargrove, 66, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of Northside Church of Jesus Christ.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Northside Church of Jesus Christ with Bro. Ray Winstead and Bro. Jeremy Damesworth officiating. Burial will be in Church Grove Cemetery in Newbern. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 5-9 p.m. today at the church.

Survivors include her husband, Adrian H. Hargrove, Sr. of Dyersburg; two daughters, Sarah Hilliard (Jimmy) and Faith Clark (James), of Dyersburg; three sons, Adrian H. Hargrove, Jr. (Sherry) and Jamie Hargrove (Connie), of Newbern and David Hargrove (Jeannie) of Dyersburg; five sisters, Edna Mae Williams (C.T.) of Las Vegas, Nevada, Lawanda Hodgens of Paducah, Ky., Margaret Climer (Bill) of Dyersburg, Brenda Adcott of North Carolina and Mary Damesworth (Jimmy) of Steele, Mo.; three brothers, Billy Cantrell of Tennessee, Jim Cantrell (Arlene) of Dyersburg and Leroy Cantrell of San Diego, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Lynn Hargrove; her parents, Ella Ivy Cantrell and William Cantrell; a sister, Alice Brock and a brother, Richard Cantrell.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Smith, Robert Weldon, William Weaver, Mike Headley, Billy Burkeen and Mark Fortner. Honorary pallbearers will be David Lewis, Justin Hilliard, Tyler Clark, Preston Hargrove, Jacob Headley, Chris Hilliard, David Hargrove, Jr. and Darin Hargrove.

You may sign online condolences at www.johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com.


Michael Shane Hutcheson, 37, of Ridgely, died Saturday, April 9, 2011 at his residence.

He was an employee of Forcum Lannom Materials.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cottonwood Baptist Church in Ridgely with the Rev. Don Layman officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Survivors include a daughter, Shayna Hutcheson Clay of Ridgely; two sons, Hayden Michael Hutcheson and Cameron Shane Hutcheson, both of Newbern; his parents, Gaylon and Rhonda Hutcheson of Ridgely; two sisters, Kathy Flatt of Newbern and Lynn Warner of Dyersburg; three brothers, Frank Hutcheson and Terry Hutcheson, both of Tiptonville, and Brian "Bubba" Warner of Dyersburg; an aunt, Glenda "Buckie" Allen of Ridgely; and two cousins, Christy Michelle Woodard and Robert L. Mumford, both of Ripley.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Thomas and Katherine Allen.

Pallbearers will be Robert L. Mumford, Michael Mumford, Michael Woodard, Chris Hedgepath, Frank Hutcheson, Terry Hutcheson, Joel Bartlett and Chad Bartlett.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the College Fund for Mr. Hutcheson's children that has been established at First Citizens National Bank.

Sign online condolences at www.johnson-williamsfuneralhome. com


Darlene Kay Richards, 56, of Halls, died Friday, April 8, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

She was a homemaker and a member of Independent Free Holiness Church.

Memorial services will be at 5 p.m. Friday at Independent Free Holiness Church with the Rev. Calvin Smith officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Willis Eugene Richards of Halls; two daughters, Victoria Ann Klutts and Natasha Middlebrook, both of Dyersburg; her mother, Vena Lou Powers of Halls; three sisters, Ruth Barton of Rutherford, Tammy Burns and Linda Milligan, both of Dyersburg; two brothers, Andrew Powers of Dyersburg and Wayne Powers of Missouri; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her father; and a brother, Don Ables.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Darlene Richards Memorial Fund in care of the Independent Free Holiness Church.


Terrance "Terry" Brian Schock, 65, of Trimble, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at his residence.

He was retired from the United States Air Force and was an avid golfer.

Military graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday in Pierce Cemetery in Trimble. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Tammy Schock of Lake Placid, Fla., Natasha Kratzer (Mike) of St. Mary's, Ga., and Shirley Schmitt (David) of Connecticut; a son, Tim Schock and fiancée, Tammy, of Chesapeake, Va.; three sisters, Shavaunne Adams of Trimble, Patti Modrowski (Ed) of Elmhurst, Ill., and Penny Prucha of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Eddie Groh of Winfield, Ill.; and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Shannon Kowalski, and a brother, Michael P. Schock.

Sign online condolences at www.johnson-williamsfuneralhome. com


Grace Pauline Simpson, 74, of Newbern, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at her residence.

She was a former cook and waitress at Foster's Cafe.

Memorial services will be at 12 noon Saturday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Chaplain Mark Pendergrass officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. - 12 noon at the funeral home.

Survivors include her daughter, Melissa Simpson Tate of Newbern; a son, Mike Simpson of Tiptonville; two sisters, Murline Gibson of Artesia, MS. and Peggy Lorraine Thomas of Longwood, FL.; three half-sisters, Ruth Algo of Tuscaloosa, AL., Callie Wilson of Jackson, GA. and Wanda Glover of Florence, AL.; three half-brothers, James Swartz of Saint Augustine, FL., Bill Swartz of Northport, AL. and Roy Swartz of Cottondale, AL.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Stella Saunkner Swartz.


Mary Thomas, 43, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at her residence. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 11 a.m. until time of service. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Better Way Outreach Ministries with Elder Leonard Gaudlin officiating. Burial will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery, Dyersburg. Survivors include three daughters, Jackqulene Tate, Dyersburg, Robbin Thomas, Memphis, Jessica Taylor, Little Rock, Ark.; son, Terence Thomas, Dyersburg; sister, Shirell (Johnny) Jenkins, Dyersburg; brothers, Tony Thomas, Mark Thomas, Bryant Thomas, Dyersburg; and eight grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Antonio Jenkins, Antonio Gauldin, Steve Tate, Dewayne Thomas, Aaron Armstrong, Leonard Gauldin, Chris Mann and Jamie Mann. You may give online condolences at www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net