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Obituaries for September 28, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

George Emile Cox, Jr., 68, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired security guard, attended The Sanctuary and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his two sisters, Margaret Crawford and Cathy LaRue, both of Louisville, KY; a brother, Billy Cox of Louisville, KY; and his caregiver, Barbara Cannon of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Sr. and Gladys Ferrell Cox.

The family requests that memorials be directed to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.


Shirley Ann Maddox, 75 of Dyersburg passed away September 3rd at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 10, 1936 to Milton and Maude Allen. She lived in Birmingham, Alabama until moving to Dyersburg six years ago.

She received Christ at an early age at First Ebenezer Baptist Church and in her later years she joined Sardis Baptist Church. After moving to Dyersburg, Tennessee she became a member of Dyersburg Christian Center.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on September 29, 2012 at the Dyersburg Christian Center with Bishop Wesley Arije officiating and Thompson Mortuary of Ripley in charge of arrangements.

She received her education in Birmingham, Alabama and worked as a nurse for many years at Carraway Methodist Hospital until her retirement.

She met and married the late Julius A. Maddox and to their union was blessed with two sons Franklin and Julius, Jr. (deceased), and two daughters Michelle and Harriet. She leaves to cherish her beloved memory, her children (Franklin) and Tonya Maddox of Atlanta, GA; Albert and (Michelle) Boyd of Dyersburg, TN ; Harriet Oliver of Dumfries, Virginia. Mrs. Margaret Jefferson of Birmingham, AL; her nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, cousins, relatives and friends and a special God daughter, Latrisha Nicholson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Julius A. Maddox, Jr. and her husband Julius A. Maddox, Sr.

Special thanks to all the staff at the Bridge at Ridgely for the love and care that was provided.


Don Forrester, of Newbern, Tennessee, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.


James L. White, 68, of Ridgely, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at his residence.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Ridgely Chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home.