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Obituaries for April 17, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mrs. Rosie Lee Gurien, 88, of Ridgely, TN died Friday, April 15, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center in Dyersburg. She was a member of Cottonwood Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be Monday, April 18, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Ridgely Chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Carl Southerland officiating. Interment will follow in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday, April 17, 2011 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Ridgely Chapel of Curry Funeral Home.

Survivors include six daughters, Pat Leake and Lavon Bates both of Ridgely, Faye Williams of Obion, Tn, Jean Ennis of Tiptonville, Ophelia Wood of Medon, and Peggy Markham of Newbern; three sons, Larry Gurien of Valdosta, Ga., and Tommy Gurien and Jamie Gurien both of Ridgely; twenty Grandchildren, 38 Great-Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. P. Gurien; her parents, Charlie and Gertrude Todd Butler; one daughter, Stella Markham; one son, Jimmy Gurien; four sisters, Marie Tarr, Linnie Crosno, Beulah Mathis, and Viola Mathis; and three brothers, Joe Butler, John Butler, and Leland Butler.

Pallbearers will be Michael Bates, Tommy Gurien, Tony Edgin, Michael Lynn Wood, Mack Markham II, Donnie Wood, Chad Gurien, Joey Gurien. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lake County EMS Personnel.

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


Andrew H. Huffine, 75, of Minerva, Ohio, died Friday, April 8, 2011 at the Cleveland Clinic following a short illness.

He was born in Kenton on Oct. 13, 1935, the son of the late Joe A. and Kemp (Hanks) Huffine.

He graduated from Bethel College and Murray State University, where he received his Master's degree in Business Education. He was a teacher for the Obion County School System in the beginning of his career and served as the first girls' basketball coach at Obion County Central. He then moved to Minerva, Ohio and taught at the Minerva Local School System until retirement in 1989,

He coached basketball, was a basketball referee, and a referee for Special Olympics. He was an active member of the Minerva Kiwanis and the Hanover Township Ruritans. He attended Great Trail Community Church of God in Minerva.

Andrew is survived by his wife, Effie "Peg" (Doan) Huffine; a daughter, Julie (Tim) Griggs of Kenton; two sons, Andrew H. (Nancy) Huffine II of Goldvein, Va., and David (Angela) Huffine of Lexington, Ala.; stepdaughters Betty (Dean) Kibler of Hanoverton, Ohio, and Patti (Thomas) Dixon of Scio, Ohio; a stepson, Russell Shipley of Kensington, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Alice (John) Higdon of Yorkville; and a brother, Joe Mac (Ann) Huffine of Kenton.

He was preceded in death by a grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethpage Baptist Church in Kenton. The family will receive visitors at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hanover Township Ruritans, 29701 St. Rt. 30, of Hanoverton, OH, 44423; Dyersburg State Community College annual fund, 1510 Lake Rd., Dyersburg, TN 38024; or Bethpage Baptist Church, Bethpage Rd., Kenton, TN 38233.


Conner Levi "Fat Man" Ivy, 9-month-old son of Tony Lee Ivy Jr. and Amanda Dawn Maddox Ivy of Newbern, died Thursday, April 14, 2011 at his residence.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Clayton Mahan, the Rev. Danny Rigney and the Rev. Ronnie Turner officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a sister, Alexis Ivy; his grandparents, Tony and Carla Ivy of Newbern, Wendy Turner and Noel Gomez of Dyersburg, Theresa Booker of Dyersburg, and Sam and Michelle Maddox of Blytheville, Ark.; great-grandparents Ted and Jo Ivy of Tiptonville, Jeanette Turner of Ridgely, Billy Carson of Newbern, Sam and Shelia Maddox of Blytheville, Ark., and Shelia and Larry Dempsey of Paragould, Ark.; an aunt, Kelsey Ivy; and uncles Daniel Booker and Peyton Maddox.

He was preceded in death by great-grandparents Georgia Carson and Aubrey Turner.

Pallbearers will be Adam Cagle and Daniel Booker.

Sign online condolences at www.johnson-williamsfuneralhome. com


Mattie Jewell Michael, 88, of Newbern, died Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of Trimble First United Methodist Church.

Services were Saturday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Michael and the Rev. Buck Carroll officiating. Burial was in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include two sons, Johnny Michael (Gloria) of Newbern and Philip Michael (Carol) of Nashville; a sister, Jessie Haynes of Dyersburg; a brother, Phonzo Klutts of Lake Station, Ind.; three grandchildren, Pam Sisk (Jeff) of Newbern, Justin Wainscott of Bridgeport, N.Y. and Lacey Wainscott of Nashville; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A.J. Michael; her parents, George Vollie and Martha Jane Fussell Klutts; and two brothers, A.W. Klutts and Rice Klutts.

Pallbearers were Greg Donaldson, Terry Parker, Bruce Pope, Bryan Pope, Elvis Sturdivant and Chris Young.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Trimble United Methodist Church Youth Mission Trip, 308 E. Mitchell St., Trimble, TN 38259.

Sign online condolences at www.johnson-williamsfuneralhome. com


Glynn Scobey, 79, of Newbern, died Friday, April 15, 2011 at Paris Health Care in Paris, Tenn.

He was owner of Glynn Scobey Game Calls, a retired employee of Choctaw Transportation, a member of Trimble First Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Roger Glynn Bell and Dr. Bill Oakley officiating. Burial will be in McCorkle Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Glynda Scobey Terry of Paris, Tenn.; a son, Dennis Scobey of Dyersburg; grandchildren Roger Glynn Bell of Dyersburg, Xanne Bell Harrison of Paris, Tenn., Trevor Scobey of Chapel Hill, N.C. and Dillon Scobey of Finley; and great-grandchildren Gavin Bell, Kera Bell, Sophie Harrison, Ava Harrison and Sam Harrison.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Sunny Heathcott, Hazel Balthrop and Lurlene Thompson.

Pallbearers will be Perry Nichols, Richard Park, Johnny Stafford, Rusty Isbell, Matt Stafford and Eddie Ray Bell. Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Carpenter, Orlan Heathcott and Scotty Heathcott.

Sign online condolences at www.johnson-williamsfuneralhome. com


Mr. Philip D. Turner, 83, of Dyersburg, TN died Friday, April 15, 2011 at Maple Ridge Assisted Living in Dyersburg. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Sellers Sunday School Class. He was a former member of the Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow and the past president of the American Cancer Society and a Navy Veteran

Services will be Monday, April 18, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Dyersburg, TN with Dr. David Russell officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday, April 17, 2011 from 4 - 6 p.m. at Curry Funeral Home.

Survivors include a daughter, Ann Clair Blomberg and her husband Mark of Denver, CO; two grandchildren, Rebecca Ann & Dana Alison Blomberg; and former wife, Edie H. Ford of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joy Ann Stephenson Turner; his parents, John & Irene Humphreys Turner; two sisters, Dorothy Turner and Nita Hamilton; and one brother, John Thomas "Jack" Turner.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hamilton, Shannon Turner, Jere Ford, John Ford, Bill Jordan, Jr. and David Murray.

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


James A. "Jimmy" Summerlin, 68, of Friendship died Friday, April 15, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Friendship Funeral Home.