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Obituaries for July 22, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Natalie Smith Brimm, 28, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at her residence.

She was a homemaker, member of Fowlkes United Methodist Church and former employee of Dyersburg Dairy Queen and Electronic Communication Systems.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Fowlkes United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Lowrance officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Dyersburg Funeral Home and from 9:30-11 a.m. Monday at the church.

Survivors include a daughter, Katlynn Elizabeth Brimm of Dyersburg; two sons, Brian Keith Brimm, Jr. and Matthew Braden Brimm, both of Dyersburg; her parents, Larry and Jan Smith of Dyersburg; a sister, Tracy Lynn Duraso of Dyersburg; two brothers, Larry Wade "Skip" Smith of Dyersburg and Michael Lee Smith of U.S. Army in Germany; her paternal grandparents, Harry P. Smith of Dyersburg and Opal Corsaw of Broken Arrow, OK.; and her former husband, Brian Brimm, Sr. of Dyersburg.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, John and Beatrice McDonald.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Hill, James Lumpkins, Nathan Kalmes, Skip Smith, Michael Smith, Brandon Smith and Matthew Smith.

Hazel Bennett, 82, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

She was a retired employee of Heco Manufacturing and a member of Phillips Street Church of Christ.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Mr. Edgar Schults officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Survivors include a daughter, Lawanda Harrison of Dyersburg; a stepdaughter, Betty Gammel and husband, Bobby, of Memphis; a stepson, David Bennett and wife, Linda, of Memphis; two sisters, Louise Lovins of Dyersburg and Doris Hicks of Brighton; nine grandchildren, Dicky Harrison and wife, Stacy, of Milan, Suzanne Williams and husband, Joe, of Smyrna, Marty Taylor and wife, Carla, of Newbern, Missy Taylor Thurmond, Tabitha Gammons, Marty Joe Robbins and Tommy Taylor, all of Dyersburg, Devan Taylor and Meredith Taylor, both of Charleston, SC; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Bennett; three sons, Danny Taylor, Ronnie Taylor and Ricky Taylor; her parents, Collie B. and Hattie Wade Brasfield Hopper; a sister, Betty Vaughn; and two brothers, Leland Hopper and C.B. Hopper.

Pallbearers will be Marty Joe Robbins, David Bennett, Bobby Gammel, Jimmy Hicks, Anthony Hopper and Billy Greer.

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