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Obituaries for November 20, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Onie Lee Paschall Johnson, 79, of Ridgely, died Friday, November 18, 2011 at her residence.

She was a retired resident manager for Reelfoot Village and Camelot Apartments and a retired farmer. She was a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ridgely Church of Christ with Bro. Jeff O'Dell officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Survivors include her daughter, Pam Gladden of Newbern; four sons, Terry Johnson, Rodney Johnson and wife, Angie, Donald Scott and wife, Libby, all of Ridgely and Gary Mack Scott of Lafayette, LA; three step-sons, Paul Thomas Johnson and wife, Patsy, of Savannah, Jackie Boyd Johnson and Billy Gene Johnson, both of Dyersburg; eight grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Pete" Johnson; her parents, Claud and Dellie Woody Paschall; a sister, Helen Glauner; two brothers, J.B. Paschall and Junior Dial; and two step-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Nick Johnson, T.J. Walley, Josh Scott, Gary Scott, Dustin Scott and Terry Johnson, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Tippitt and Billy Marvin.


Mrs. Mattie Hilliard King, 89, of Dyersburg, died Friday, November 18, 2011 at Union City Manor in Union City. She was a member of Oak Grove Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2011 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Russell Hilliard officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survivors include two sisters, Doris Brown of Finley and Shirley Jones of Dyersburg and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billie King; her parents, Hardy and Katie Garrison Hilliard; two sisters, Beatrice Westbrook and Norma Thomas; and two brothers, Charles M. Hilliard and Norris Edward Hilliard.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Lemons, Colt Lemons, Jeff Jones, Mark Brown, George Hollingsworth, Jimmy Wilson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kenneth Westbrook and W. D. Hilliard.

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


Carl Seaton, 84, of Dyersburg, died Friday, November 18, 2011 at The Highlands of Dyersburg.

He was retired as owner and operator of Carl Seaton Construction Company, member of Parr Avenue Church of Christ and an U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Dyer County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Scott Owen officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his two daughters, Karla Seaton Chitwood and husband, John, and Melody Seaton Clutts and husband, Tommy, all of Dyersburg; two sons, Terry Seaton and wife, Deb, and Ben Seaton, all of Dyersburg; three sisters, Lavenia Pruitt of Dyersburg, Dixie Willis and Betty Willis, both of Newbern; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Angella Seaton; his parents, Benjamin and Melissa Warren Seaton; two sisters, Brenda Kemp and Dean Lambert; and two brothers, Randy Seaton and Kenneth Seaton.

Pallbearers will be Joey Clutts, Kyle Seaton, Tyler Seaton, Jared Lee, Hunter Hatch and Seth Williamson. Honorary pallbearer will be Tim McCraw.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Parr Avenue Church of Christ.


Ruby Lay of Ridgely died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at the Med in Memphis.

Services are incomplete and will be announced by Curry Funeral Home.


Rev. Clifton Rieves, 26, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cosmopolitan Funeral Services.