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Obituaries for November 27, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mr. Edward Leon Bane, 86, of Finley, TN died Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was a farmer and a member of Cornerstone Church of God.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday November 28, 2011 in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Bro. O. L. Hart and Bro. Dakota Owsley officiating. Interment will follow in Dyer County Memorial Gardens in Dyersburg. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday evening, November 27, 2011 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survivors include three sons, Wayne Bane of Finley, Tommy Bane of Dyersburg, and Lanny Bane of Finley; two brothers Joe Don Bane of St. Louis, Mo. And Billy Joe Bane of Dyersburg; five grandchildren , Melissa Bane, Amy Bane, Bradley Bane, Lanny Bane Jr., and Whitney Bane; and five great-grandchildren, Colton Bane, Zack Hendricks, Tyler Hendricks, Alyvia Hendricks, and Brayden Bane.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Fairy Jean Reagor Bane; his parents, Thomas and Zella Littles Bane; a daughter, Paula Jean Bane; two sisters, Barbara McNeely and Mary Geneva Weatherly; two brothers, C. B. Bane and Homer Bane and one grandchild Lauren Bane.

Pallbearers will be Don Smith, Neil Lewis, Jimmy Hester, Pat Worrell, Colby Kimbrell and Lanny Bane Jr.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Cornerstone Church of God.

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


Gina Carol Shaw-Hallgren, 45, of Landskrona Sweden, lost her battle with cancer on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011.

She was a graduate of Obion County High School. She earned a degree in Hotel Management and was a night auditor at the Hyatt Regency in Memphis, TN and the Old English Inn in Jackson, TN. It was there she meet her husband of 20 years, Raymond Hallgren of Sweden. They moved to Sweden in 1998. Gina was a stay at home mom to her two children, son Garret Hallgren 14, and daughter Bella Hallgren 13, until they started school. She returned to college at Lund University beginning her career in molecular biology. She earned an advanced Bachelor degree with honors in bio medicine. She currently was working on experimental and tumor pathology. Her research project was in breast cancer with work on basal cell carcinoma and melanoma. She wrote two thesis to advance to a PhD program. She has two published articles on skin cancer. Another article is in the process of being published about her research in breast cancer. Before she passed away, she received word that Biocare, who had funded her research project, was giving funds in her name to further advance cancer research, an honor of which she was extremely proud.

She was an excellent chef and baker and enjoyed entertaining. She always said she brought southern charm to Sweden. She was a person bigger than life and all who met her and knew her loved her immediately.

She is survived by her husband; two children; her mother, Linda Shaw of Dyersburg; two sisters and brother-in-laws, Jeff and Lesa Shults of Dyersburg, Will and LeAnn Sudbury of Union City; two nephews, Spenser Shults of Dyersburg and Nic Sudbury of Knoxville; her grandmother, Ann Ashley of Dyersburg; and a great nephew, Hayden Sudbury of Newbern. She also is survived by two dear friends, Kirk and Kip Morris, who meant so much to her.

She was proceeded in death by her father, Klyce Shaw; grandparents, Bill and Catherine Shaw and Buddy Ashley.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Dec. 4 at KP's Music Rodeo in Troy from 2-5pm. For more information contact Kirk Morris at KP's Music Rodeo 536-5678.


Robert Logan Hunt, 85, of the Chic community, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 at his residence.

He was a farmer and employee of Chic Farms, and a member of Chic Church of God.

Services were Saturday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Mac Daniels officiating.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Lynn Hunt and wife Georgia, and Danny Thomas Hunt and wife Lisa, all of Finley; a sister, Alice Hunt of Jackson; a brother, William "Bill" Hunt of the Chic community; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Lee Foster Hunt; a daughter, Joanne Hunt Brimm; his parents, Joe Watson and Beulah Green Hunt; a grandson; four sisters and three brothers.

Pallbearers were Joe Smith, Chuck Smith, Steven Pride, Barry Garrison, Johnny Hunt and Monroe Murphy.

Please sign online condolences at www.johnsonwilliamsfuneralhome.com


Louis Norvelle Tickle, known as Jack to friends, age 87, of Millington, formerly of Dyersburg, died Sunday, November 20, 2011 at home while in Hospice Care of the Methodist Hospital after a valiant fight with cancer. Jack passed peacefully surrounded by his wife, Kathryn, all his children, their spouses and many of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation was Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23 with the Memorial Service at 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home at 5668 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, and Internment following immediately at the Mausoleum.

Mr. Tickle was known as Jack, Grandfather and friend to many people far and wide. Although Jack Tickle was best known as a shrewd REALTOR and Home Builder, he should be remembered as a True American success. Jack was the youngest of nine children of William and Etta Tickle of Dyersburg, Tennessee. Raised through the Great Depression in a family that included five brothers and three sisters, he was always known as the baby. Eventually, Jack was the sole surviving member of his immediate family. He attended and graduated from Dyersburg High School. He joined the United States Navy and was trained as an aircraft mechanic. He served with some very famous people including Bob Barker and Robert Stack. He was recognized as an outstanding individual sailor and recommended for Officer Candidate School. He excelled academically at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, while also attending Officer Candidate School. He was selected to perform as a bugler for a review by then President Harry Truman. While in the US Navy, he married Kathryn Rebich of Cleveland, Ohio. Before Jack could attend Pilot Training, World War II ended. He returned to Memphis where he and Kathryn made a home and raised their family.

Jack Tickle worked at C&S Airlines, which eventually became Delta Airlines. He was the lead mechanic. While he was diligent as a worker, he also led the organized labor force. He was always working and developing his entrepreneurial skills and spirit. He and a fellow mechanic built one of the first Smart Homes in Memphis that incorporated ideas he had learned from his experience in the aviation industry. He also owned and successfully operated a furniture business, a gas station, an insurance agency, but eventually found his calling in real estate. He owned and operated a successful real estate brokerage from the earliest days of his business career. He eventually developed single-family, multi-family, and commercial properties. Jack Tickle helped those of high and low estate to find and secure quality housing for thousands. His most famous client was Elvis Presley to whom he sold multiple properties. Mr. Tickle was the leader of a group of local investors who founded Tennessee Bank & Trust. He served on its Board of Directors until its merger with InSouth Bank. Jack Tickle was recognized by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors as the longest serving active Broker as he was licensed before the association began keeping records in the early 1950s. He continued active involvement in his real estate business, going to the office nearly every day until his health failed. He was a prolific storyteller. He always had a good story or kind word to share with everyone he met. He enjoyed singing to and telling stories to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he loved with all his heart. Jack Tickle was involved in community service as a lifetime member of the Al Chymia Shrine Temple, Memphis Lodge #118, Memphis Scottish Rite, lifetime member of the Navy League, life member of Home Builders Association, lifetime member of the Board of Realtors, member of Millington First United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Exchange Club of Millington where he was named Exchangite of the Year. He received the Ameritus Award from the Memphis Area Association of Realtors in 2002 and Presidential Award from the Memphis Area Home Builders Association in 1992.

Loving husband of 66 1/2 years, proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he was preceded in death by his parents William and Etta Tickle; brothers Everett, Woodrow, Harold Lee, Pinkney, and Bill; and sisters Ruby, Myra, and Jewell and great-granddaughter Jessica Tickle. Survivors include his loving wife, Kathryn Rebich Tickle and sons: Jack Ronald (Ronnie) and wife Vicki Tickle of Germantown; James and wife Debbie Tickle of Millington; David and wife Linda Tickle of Millington; Charles (Kookie) and wife Cindy Tickle of Atoka; and daughter Diane and husband Ken Sullivan of Madison, Mississippi; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family expresses deep appreciation for the caregivers from Methodist Hospice, Joyce Pitts and Minna Alexander-Goolsby.

Honorary pallbearers include the members of the Senior Adult Department of the First United Methodist Church of Millington. Pallbearers were grandchildren.

Mr. Tickle was buried with full military honors by a Navy color guard, which played Taps and presented an American flag to his wife at the memorial.


Wesley Climer, 85, of Halls, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011.

Services will be held today at the South Fork Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Halls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Ronnie Shaffer, 48, of Parsons, formerly of Tiptonville, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Tiptonville Chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home.