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Obituaries for March 20, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Frances Janette Saneford, 81 of Newbern, Tennessee died on Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Canterbury Place in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Born Sunday, March 8, 1931 in Mason Hall, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Edward Ferrell and the late Fannie Perline Cates Ferrell. Mrs. Saneford was a homemaker, member of Newbern First Baptist Church and member of the Mason Hall FCE Club.

Funeral services for Mrs. Saneford will be 11:30 AM on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in the Chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Officiating this service will be Rev. Danny Klutts. Interment will follow in New Salem Cemetery in Mason Hall, Tennessee. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:30 PM-8:00 PM at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

Mrs. Saneford is survived by two sons, Lynn Saneford of Jackson, Tennessee and Wayne Saneford of Doniphan, Missouri; two daughters, Denise Jones and Renee Saneford both of Newbern, Tennessee; one brother, Calvin Ferrell of Harrisonburg, Virginia; one, sister, Brenda Morris of Trenton, Tennessee; 12 grandchildren, Jason Saneford, Christopher Saneford, Benjamin Saneford, Kimberly Saneford, Allison Bouchillon, Jeffrey Saneford, Sunni Monfee, Crissy Taube, Meri Monfee, Tabetha McBroom, Jonathan Cupples and D. B. Booth; and 11 great-Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brooks Saneford; one grandson, Israel O'Bryan and one brother, Buddy Ferrell.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Saneford, Benjamin Saneford, Jonathan Cupples, D.B. Booth, Jeffrey Saneford, Keith Siler, Kevin Siler and Chuck Thornton. Honorary pallbearers will be Israel O'Bryan (Posthumously), Jason Saneford and Eddie Ferrell.

Online condolences may be made to the family at johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Frances Janette Saneford.


Nelle Blythe "Mimi" Hoppers Scates, 98, of Jackson, TN died Friday, March 16, 2012 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral services were at 2 pm. Monday, March 19, 2012 at the Ridgely First United Methodist Church Chapel conducted by Reverend Dean Emerson and Reverend Craig Myrick. Interment was in New Haven Cemetery. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Will Keiser, Peter Keiser, Joe Riley, Skipper Homra, John Riley, Scott Riley, Robert Coats and John Fields. Honorary pallbearers will be Bruce Dunlap, Don Taylor, Brad Keiser, Carey Homra, Bob Shull and David Riley.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty Feltus and husband Charles of Ridgely, 2 granddaughters, Ashley Blythe Chappell Cadreche and husband Alex of Nashville and Courtney Chappell Boxx of Ridgely and 2 great-grandchildren, Jacob Boxx and Mary Blythe Boxx of Ridgely.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Effie Sumner Hoppers.

Family requests memorial be directed to the charity of donor's choice.

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


George Jr. "Jack" Stafford, 79 of Lenox, Tennessee passed on Sunday, March 18, 2012, at his residence in Lenox, Tennessee.

Born Wednesday, December 21, 1932 in Dyer County, Tennessee, he was the son of the late George Washington Stafford and the late Ada Ruth Payton Stafford.

He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ for 52 years and was currently attending The Lord's Church on Hamer Road.

Mr. Stafford was an avid fisherman for over 60 years. He founded and owned the Newbern Fish Market for 32 years before opening the Stafford Fish Market in Dyersburg. He currently holds the state of Tennessee record for the largest yellow catfish.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Funeral services for Mr. Stafford will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ located at 120 Hamer Road in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Officiating this service will be Bro. Mike Autry. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg

Mr. Stafford is survived by one daughter Norma Jo Stafford Bolin and husband Rick of Dyersburg, Tennessee; two sons, Jackie Wade Stafford and wife Sandy of Lenox, Tennessee and Jerry Lynn Stafford and wife Kerri of Lenox, Tennessee; one brother, Bill Stafford of Lake Station, Indiana; two sisters, Marie Stafford Autry of Troy, Tennessee and Dema Stafford Sykes of Lenox, Tennessee; eight grandchildren, Tabatha Stafford Welch (Kelly), Kelly Stafford Hall (Curtis), Keaton Stafford, Shelby Stafford, Devin Bolin, Breanna "B. J." Bolin, Jaclyn Stafford and Mary Jean Stafford; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Joyce Autry Stafford; by two sons, Clifford Charles "Pogo" Stafford and Terry Glynn Stafford; one brother, Johnny "Buck" Stafford, and one sister, Helen Sutton.

Pallbearers will be Marty Sykes, Kenny Sykes, Lloyd Lacy, Richard Bradford, Billy Bates and James Kreitzer.

Online condolences may be made to the family at johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of George Jr. "Jack" Stafford.


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

He was a self-employed construction worker and mason, member of Phillips Street Church of Christ, U.S. Army Veteran of Vietnam War, where he served with the 101st Airborne Division and received the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 995.

Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Edgar Schults, Jr. and Bro. Andy Brewer officiating.

Survivors include his daughter, Miranda Welch Paige and husband, Brandon, of Halls; his mother, Maxine Welch of Dyersburg; three sisters, Betty Welch Stephens, Judy Welch Sentell and Carol Welch Richards, all of Dyersburg; a brother, Lowell B. Welch of Dyersburg; and three grandchildren, Klaeton Welch, Lauren Brown and Audrina Paige.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bennie A. Welch.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.


Mary Bess Austin, 70, of Dyersburg died Saturday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today in Pierce Cemetery in Trimble. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 AM-10:30 at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home in Newbern.


Crisie Fisher, 78, of Newbern, died Monday, March 19, 2012 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

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