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Obituaries for April 20, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Russell Gene Hopper, 75, of Ridgely, died Monday, April 18, 2011 at his residence in Ridgely. He was a Baptist.

Services will be Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Wynnburg Baptist Church with Bro. Larry Byasse officiating. Interment will follow in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Wynnburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Debra Vaughn and husband Marty of Tiptonville; two sons, Larry G. Hopper and wife Tammie of Ridgely and Terry W. Hopper and wife Connie of Hornbeak; five grandchildren, Russell Gene Hopper II, Claire Elizabeth Hopper, Holly Owen and husband Kelley, Austin Hopper and step-grandchild Robert Vaughn, and one great-grandchild George Robert Vaughn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Wilson Hopper; his parents, Jessie and Leona Hopper and several brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Lloyd Vaughn, Howard Tippit, Kelly Tippit, Kelly Bartlett, Rob Bledsoe, and Scott Price. Honorary pallbearers will be The Ridge Runners.

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


John Rufus "JR" Lemons Jr., 79, of Dyersburg, died Monday, April 18, 2011 at the Highlands of Dyersburg.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery in Gates.


Eddie "Tadpole" Lyte age 41 of Dyersburg died Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 208 St. George Ave., Dyersburg, with the Rev. W.L. McCadney officiating. Visitations will begin at noon until time of service. Burial will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery in Dyersburg. Survivors include his parents, Eddie and Lorece Lyte, Dyersburg; sister, Nettisha Lyte of Virginia; brothers, Keith Lyte, Cape Girardeau, MO., and Eddie (Kizzy) Fisk, Baldwin, MO. Pallbearers, R. Lee Strayhorn, Rodney Crews, Lonnie Fowlkes, Ardell Henderson, Joe Dobbins and Ricky Smothers. You may give online condolence at wwww.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net.