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Obituaries for December 7, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Charlene Thompson Drumwright, 79, of Dyersburg, died Monday, December 5, 2011 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.

She was a devout Christian, member of the Assembly of God Church and co-founder of Southside Assembly of God Church in Dyersburg.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. William Elder officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Lynn Drumwright of Dyersburg; two sons, Gerald Drumwright and wife, Terry, of Germantown and Terry Drumwright and wife, Susan, of Humboldt; three sisters, Laura Crews and Ann Mills, both of Memphis and Amelia Escue of Ripley; six grandchildren, Evan Drumwright, Alison Mhoon, Ashley Goode, Chris Goode, Laura Alford and Jennifer Wells; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Emma Thompson; and two brothers, Lauren Thompson and John Thompson.

The family requests that memorials be directed to The American Diabetes Association, Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South or to the church of the donor's choice.


Charles Irah Morrow, 65, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, in his home.

He was an accomplished welder and a flea market vendor. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam.

A lifetime member of both VFW Post 5077 in O'Fallon, Mo. and Amvets Post 106 in St. Peters, Mo., he also held membership in Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion.

He donated his body to MedCure. A private military service will be held at a later date in his home.

He was a Christian.

His wife is a member of the First Church of the Nazarene of Dyersburg.

He leaves behind a loving wife, Cindy Morrow; a stepson, Gene Johnson of Wentzville, Mo.; a brother, Roberto Morrow of Dyersburg; and a granddaughter, Ellie Marie Johnson of Wentzville, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his children, Charles "Peewee" Morrow Jr., Michael Morrow and Amanda Morrow; a stepson, Daniel Johnson; and his father, Nolen Morrow.


Mrs. Hazel Moore Waller, 89, died Monday, December 5, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Waller was a member of Hawthorne Baptist Church. She was a pediatric nurse and assistant to Dr. J.D. Connell when he began his practice in Dyersburg.

Funeral services will be at 12 noon Thursday, December 8, 2011 Graveside at Dyer County Memorial Gardens conducted by Chaplin Garrett Sweeney. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Waller, Michael Waller, John David Exner, Shane Nunnery, Stephen Little and Richard Morales. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. J.D. Connell, Dr. David Guthrie and Tommy Simmons.

The Waller family will receive visitors Thursday, December 8th beginning at 10:00 am until service time at the funeral home.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Vicky Waller of Dyersburg, Ginny Morales and husband Richard of Baton Rouge, LA, 2 sons, Larry C. Waller and wife Diane and Sidney L. Waller, both of Dyersburg, 1 sister Jo Ella Luna of Rutherford, 1 sister-in-law, Jerlene Moore of Dyersburg, 5 grandchildren, Fayne Waller, Lynn Waller, Michael Waller, John David Exner, Michelle Nunnery and 7 great-grandchildren, Clint Waller, Michael Dylan Page, Bradley Waller, Ashlyn Phillips, Morgan Alonzo, Shane Nunnery and Amber Nunnery.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years W. C. Waller, 2 brothers, Willie C. Moore and Billie T. Moore and her parents L.C. and Azer Moore.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Volunteer Home Health, Caris Hospice, Vicki Grisby and Samantha McNeely for their loving and caring attention.

The family requests memorials be directed to St. Jude, American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

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


Rickey Terry of Tiptonville died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 at Jackson General Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by H.H. Hudson Funeral Home.