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Obituaries for December 14, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bernard Mitchell "Sonny" Higdon, 73, of Halls, Tennessee died Saturday,

December 10, 2011 at his home.

He was formerly a Terminal Manager for Campbell's "66" Express in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was in marketing with Volunteer Truck Line in Dyersburg when he retired in 2000.

Services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 14, at the Halls First United Methodist Church. The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Church.

He graduated from Memphis State University in 1965 with a Degree in Education. He was a member of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, the Confederate Air Force (now Commemorative), retired from the Tennessee State Guard in 2008, lifetime member of The Halls First United Methodist Church, Honorary Board Member of The Dyersburg Army Air Base Memorial Association, Inc., Curator and Exhibit Designer for The Veterans' Museum in Halls.

He is survived by Patricia Meadows Higdon, his wife of 53 years; a daughter, Michelle Higdon Wolfe and son-in-law Rick Wolfe of Halls; a sister, Carla Higdon Hamilton of Halls, and one niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard Carl Higdon and Norma Mitchell Higdon.

The family requests that any memorials be made to The Veterans' Museum, 100 Veterans' Drive, Halls, TN 38040.


James 'Jamie Clyde" Hillsman, age 55 of Dyersburg died Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Regional Hospital of Jackson in Jackson, TN. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 15, 2011 11:00 a.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Rev. Stanley Click officiating. Survivors include his Sons, James C. Hillsman, Devon Cole, Rockford, IL. Barbara Jean Watson, Gary, Ind., Ruby Holloway, Nashville, TN. Jackie Barlett, Dyersburg, TN., Marylin Jordan, Bonnie Ross, Tracy Reese, Tiptonville, TN. Sandra Lanier, Dyersburg, TN Denise Jefferson, North Carolina. Brothers, J.C. Hillsman, Gary, Ind., Booker Davis, Celveland, Ohio, Joe Hillsman, Earnest Hillsman, Dyersburg, TN. Earnest Lee Hillsman, Tiptonville, Jerry Reese, New Jersey, Billy Reese, Union City, TN. Two grandchildren. Pallbearers: family and friends. Online condolence may given at www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net


Norma Sue Perry-Morgan, of Trimble, died at her daughter's residence Dec. 12, 2011.

She was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, and Cousin. She was cherished by all that knew her. Mrs. Morgan attended Trimble First Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Sue Morgan will be at 1:00 pm Thursday, December 15, 2011 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Dr. William P. Oakley officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

Pallbearers will be Ricky James Perry, Rusty Hilliard, Roger Dean, Chuck Davis, Grant Perry, Kenneth Childress, Tommy Childress and Austin Perry.

The Morgan family will receive visitors Wednesday, December 14th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by Daughter Lori A. Morgan-Davis and husband Mike W Davis of Trimble, TN, Step-Daughter Dorothy Morgan of Carmichael, CA. Sister Nancy P Reasons and husband Moody Reasons of Dyersburg, TN, Brothers Ricky L Perry of Dyersburg, TN and Robert Perry of Drummonds, TN, Grandchildren Michelle Doss and Husband Josh Doss, Chuck Davis and Fiancée Britney Parker all of Trimble, TN. Great-Grandchildren Joshua Doss, Jr., Samuel Doss, and Lane Doss all of Trimble, TN.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years Joy C. Morgan, her parents James Henry Perry and Thelma L Caudle-Perry and Two Brothers Charles Perry and Jimmy Perry.

The family requests memorials be directed to the Community Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 1002, Dyersburg, TN 38024.

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


James Brown, 59, of Newbern, died Tuesday at his residence.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.