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Obituaries for April 24, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hailee Kate Austin, infant daughter of Steve and Kasi Austin, of Dyersburg, died on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Jackson-Madison County General in Jackson, Tennessee.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Palestine Cemetery in the Bruceville Community. Officiating this service will be Mr. Kent Forsythe.

In addition to her parents, Hailee Kate is survived by one brother, Ethan Austin of Dyersburg; her grandparents, Barry and Shari Cottrell, Dianna Austin and Alan Austin all of Dyersburg; her great-grandparents, Jean Austin, Betty Krokocki, Marty and Kay Permenter and Bill and Geraldine Binkley all of Dyersburg, and Dennis and Carole Peckenpaugh of Finley; and her great-great grandmother, Clara Coleman of Dyersburg.

Online condolences may be made to the family at johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Hailee Kate Austin.


Ann Pogue, 81, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Faith Christian Center, 1561 Whiterow Ave. Funeral services will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Trinity Faith Christian Center with Elder William Holder Officiating. Burial will be held in the M.C.C.O. Cemetery in Newbern. Survivors include: Daughter Clemenette Gordon, Dyersburg; Sons, Anthony Tate, Cedar Rapids, IA; Clinton Lee Tate, Aurora, CO; 15 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Ms. Ann Pogue was preceded in death by her husband Elder Henry Pogue. You may give online condolences at www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net


Johnnie Brown Prince, 97, of Ridgely, died Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a retired merchant for Prince Grocery in Ridgely, member of Ridgely First Baptist Church and a member of XYZ Club. She was a Hall of Fame inductee to the Hometown Heroes at the Bridge of Ridgely, active in Senior Olympics, an avid genealogist and loved to travel.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ridgely Chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Lynch officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her son-in-law, John Parker of Jackson; and her special friends, Fred and Marilyn Wortman of Ridgely.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elvin Prince; a daughter, Linda Prince Parker; and her parents, Cole and Lida Thompson Scott.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Wortman, Franklin Wortman, Tim McCree, Kent Patterson, Trent Patterson, John Neil and Jackson Neil. Honorary pallbearers will be Wilkes Moore, Mack Forrester, Sue Fisher, Faye Hall, Karnese Wood, Marigene Forrester, Barbara Wood and Modest Tolar.


Gregory D. Coleman, 48, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cosmopolitan Funeral Services - www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net


Leland Junior Johnson, 84, of Willis, Mich., formerly of Dyersburg, died Friday, April 20, 2012 at his residence.

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


Laverne Ledbetter, of Rutherford, Tenn., died Monday, April 23, 2012 at Gibson County General Hospital.

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


James Richard Steele, 74, of Tiptonville, died Monday, April 23, 2012 at Reelfoot Manor in Tiptonville.

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