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Obituaries for February 2, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Frances Alyce Townzen Pugh, 86, of Dyersburg, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at Dyersburg Rehab and Nursing Center.

She was a 1984 graduate of Dyersburg State Community College and a former employee of Combined Insurance Company.

Survivors include four daughters, Sheila (Otis) Kendall and Patricia (Donald) Adcock, both of Dyersburg, Lynda Willoughby and Virginia Teddy, both of Fullerton, Calif.; five grandchildren, David Kendall, Candy Lewis, Joshua Adcock, Matthew Teddy and Grace Teddy; nine great-grandchildren; and many friends and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Pugh; her parents, Otha Viola Dodd and Claud Townzen; a sister, Thelma Townzen Bruce; and her stepfather, James Franklin Dodd.

H.H. Hudson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that any memorials be directed to the Dyersburg-Dyer County Humane Society.


Ernestine King, 81, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Dyersburg Funeral Home.