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Obituaries for March 13, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bobby Coleman, age 77 of Ridgely, died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Regional Hospital of Jackson.

He was a United States Army Veteran and a member and deacon of Solomon Chapel Baptist Church in Wynnburg.

Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. today with funeral services to follow at noon with Rev. Terry Barlow officiating.

You may give online condolences at www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net


Herman Elton Hopkins, 80, of Friendship, died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Dyersburg Manor.

He was a retired supervisor for Dyersburg Fabrics and a U.S. Army veteran of Korean Conflict.

Graveside services were held Monday in Friendship Funeral Home with Keith Ozment officiating. Burial was in Millers Chapel Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Hopkins of Friendship; a daughter Tammy Ozment (Bobby) of Friendship; a son, Tim Hopkins (Beth) of Chattanooga; three brothers, Thomas Hopkins of Obion, Glynn Hopkins of Denver, Ohio and Lyndell Hopkins of Corinth, Miss.; and three grandchildren, Keli Ozment, Kim Ozment and Lauren Ozment; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Voda Hopkins; and a brother, Talmadge Hopkins.

Pallbearers were Scott Greer, Bubba Greer, Josh Hendren, Ty Fisher and Johnny Lambert.


Hilda Juanita Lawson, 81, of Tiptonville, died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Union City.

She was a retired employee with Rolane Manufacturing and a member of Ridgely Church of Christ.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Ridgely Church of Christ with Mr. Jeff O'Dell officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family received visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday at the church.

Survivors include her son, Michael Lawson of Union City; two sisters, Reggie Curvin and Margie Everett, both of Michigan; a brother, Jerry Sadler of Tatumville; four grandchildren, Marty Lawson, Amy Roberts and husband, Lee, Donna Tippit and David Tate; and three great-grandchildren, Dylan Roberts, Chandler Roberts and D.L. Tippit.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cloves Eugene Lawson; a daughter, Brenda Joyce Tate; her parents, William and Vera Greer Sadler; two sisters, Thelma Cole and Faye Holland; and two brothers, Harold Sadler and McKinley Sadler, Jr.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Tate, Lee Roberts, Ken Miller, Jeremy Seals, Cotton Brewer and Danny Louis Tippit, Jr.


Johnnie Mae Lyte, 69, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a retired supervisor in the Traffic Control Division of the Dyersburg Police Department and a member of Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Dyersburg.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 16 at Kingdom Hall in Dyersburg with Bro. Charles Manns officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Y.Z. Lyte of Dyersburg; three daughters, Marian Lyte of Dyersburg, Sylvia Lyte of New Jersey and Vanessa Lyte of Memphis; two sons, Rodney Lyte and Eric Lyte, both of Memphis; three sisters, Lucinda Swanson of South Bend, Ind., Mary Burton of Detroit, Mich. and Sarah (Duke) Smith of New Mexico; a brother, Grady (Mary Ann) Battles of Memphis.

H.H. Hudson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.hhhudsonfh.com


Josie B. Godwin, 91, of Newbern, Tennessee, died Monday, March 12, 2012 at Dyersburg Manor.

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


Raymond "Ray" Klaff, 65, of Finley, died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Jack Welch, 64, of Halls, died Monday, March 12, 2012 at Baptist East Hospital.

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