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Obituaries for September 9, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Mrs. Martha Adcock, 87, of Dyersburg died Thursday, September 6, 2012 at The Highlands of Dyersburg. She was a member of Shelter the Sheep and a homemaker.

Funeral services will be at 1pm Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home conducted by Brother Mac Daniels. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Adcock family will receive visitors Tuesday morning from 11:30 -- 1:00 pm at the funeral home.

Survivors include 1 daughter, Linda Jenkins of Lexington, 2 sons Tommy Sanders or Marmaduke, AR and Jerry Sanders of California, and 1 sister Celeste Cook of Dyersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband Buford Adcock, 1 sister and 2 brothers.

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


John Davidson Hunter III, loving father, devoted husband, caring son and generous friend, died at the age of 44 from cancer, on August 28th, 2012. John and his family lived in Chicago. He was raised in Dyersburg, Tennessee. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Princeton University (1990) and a PhD in neurobiology from the University of Chicago (2004).

John was proudest of his three daughters, Rahel, Ava and Clara. He was their soccer coach, swim teacher, choir fan, debate partner and always their loving father. John, his wife Miriam and their children are active and beloved members of their Hyde Park community in Chicago.

John was a scientist and made significant contributions to the scientific programming community. His doctoral research at University of Chicago advanced the understanding of timing in the neural code. He became a pioneer in Python open-source computer language programming. He is best known for creating matplotlib, one of the world's most widely used open source programs for scientific graphics. Researchers around the world rely on the innovations he developed for the good of the scientific community, made freely available. John was especially proud when matplotlib was used in ensuring the safe landing of Rover on Mars in 2004. John taught Python workshops and delivered keynote addresses on his programming advances to international scientific audiences. In the last six years of his life, John took his quantitative modeling skills to the financial industry, working for Tradelink, an investment firm in Chicago.

John is survived by his wife Miriam Sierig and daughters, Rahel, Ava and Clara, his mother, Sara Wolfe, his step-father, Joe Wolfe, his grandmother Mona Hunter, his sisters, Layne Gambel and Mary Hunter, his step-sisters, Cindy, Allison and Molly Wolfe, his aunts and uncles, Ray and Diane Hunter, Christine Fox, Earl Uitendaal and Jerry and Aleece Jackson.

A memorial service will be held on October 1st at 11:00 a.m. in the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel of the University of Chicago, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Ill, 60637.


James Alton "Boodle" Wells, 67, of Henning, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at his daughter's residence.

He was a retired truck driver and self-employed business owner.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Survivors include two daughters, Penny Wells and Shelly Wells, both of Dyersburg; a son, Jesse Wells of Dyersburg; a sister, Mary Ann Valentine of Yorkville; three brothers, Allen R. Wells of Dyersburg, Kenneth Wells of Hernando, Miss. and Kurt Wells of Newbern; 11 grandchildren, Cody Harris, Rachel Buchanan, Jesse Wells II, Alexis Wells, Jessica Wells, Treasure Wells, Keith Swader, Miranda Swader, Bradley Swader, Aleaha Swader and Bailey Wells; and a great-grandson, James Alex Harris.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Edna Ruth Wells; an aunt, Maggie Jackson; and his beloved pet, Princess.


Frances I. Adcock of Dyersburg passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.


Hammie Pope, 78, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

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