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Obituaries for June 10, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Joseph Roland Burton Sr., 71, of Jackson, formerly of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was born in Stubtown, Mo. and was a retired veteran of the Tennessee National Guard after 20 years.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 14 at H.S. Smith Funeral Home in Caruthersville, Mo. Burial will be with military honors in Little Prairie Cemetery in Caruthersville, Mo.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Burton of Jackson; two sons, Joseph Roland Burton Jr. of Cookeville and Charles Darryl Burton of Dyersburg; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Hattie M. Cliff, 81, of Dyersburg, died Monday, June 6, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at Womack Temple CME Church in Dyersburg with the Rev. Moddie Sesson officiating. H.H. Hudson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church.

Survivors include three sons, Willie Cliff and Jimmie Eisom, both of Dyersburg, and James (Debra) Brown of St. Louis, Mo.; a daughter, Fannie (Greg) Taylor of Dyersburg; 13 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie D. Cliff.