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Obituaries for October 14, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Anthony Bledsoe-Cobbs age 32 of Hickman, Ky., formerly of Union City, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 in Hickman, Ky.

Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge. Visitation was held Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 12:30pm at St. John #3 Baptist Church in Tiptonville. Funeral Service will followed at 2:30 p.m. at the church with Bishop Brenda Greer and Rev. Stanley Montgomery officiating. Burial was held in Citizens Cemetery in Tiptonville.

Pallbearers were friends of Anthony Bledsoe.

Survivors include his daughter Daneia Bledsoe-Cobbs, Union City, TN. Sister, Tabitha Bledsoe Mitchell, Union City, TN. Brother, Elgin Bledsoe, Dyersburg, TN. His companion Leslie Murphy, Hickman, Ky. Mother, Noletha Bledsoe, Union City, TN. Father, Anthony Dywane Bledsoe, Flint, MI. Grandmother, Dorothy Bledsoe, Union City, TN.

You may give online condolences at www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net


S.G. Coker, 93, of Newbern, died on Friday, October 12, 2012, at Dyer Nursing Home in Dyer, Tennessee.

Born Thursday, October 31, 1918 in Dyer County, he was the son of the late Howard Young Coker and the late Lee Jameson Craig Coker.

Mr. Coker was a very devoted Father and Grandfather who loved his family and was adored by his nieces and nephews. He was a landowner, retired employee of Forcum-Lannom and award-winning farmer. Mr. Coker was a member of the RoEllen Church of Christ.

Funeral services for Mr. Coker will be at 2:00 PM Monday, October 15, 2012 in the Chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Officiating this service will be Bro. Parks Thurmon. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 AM until service time at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Christine Pitt Coker of Newbern; two sons, Larry Coker of El Paso, Texas and Ronnie Coker of Sebring, Florida; one daughter, Sandra Coker Young of Dyer, and five grandchildren, Tracey Coker Reed of Dyer, Todd Coker of El Paso, Texas, Kyle Coker of Southaven, Mississippi, Shawn Coker of Dyer, and Clint Young of Knoxville.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Dana Corrine Coker; four brothers, Howard Coker, Napoleon Coker, Eddie Coker and Charles Coker; three sisters, Jane Coker Brown, Jean Coker Sandling and Corrine Coker and a son-in-law Pete Young of Dyer.

Pallbearers will be Todd Coker, Kyle Coker, Shawn Coker, Clint Young, David Oliver and Bobby Permenter. Honorary Pallbearers will be Men of the RoEllen Church of Christ.

The family ask that memorials be directed to the RoEllen Church of Christ, c/o Bobby Permenter, 127 Powell Road, Dyersburg, Tennessee 38024.

Online condolences may be made to the family at johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com.


Juanita Spencer, 87, of Dyersburg, Tennessee, died on Friday, October 12, 2012, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Born Tuesday, September 29, 1925, in Hardin County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Dovie Ogden and the late Maggie Lee Taylor Ogden.

She was a Retired Employee of The City Of Dyersburg and member of Living Word Tabernacle Church in Gibson, Missouri.

Funeral services for Mrs. Spencer will be 2:30, Sunday, October 14, 2012 in the Chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Officiating this service will be Rev. Bill Ivey. Interment will follow in Rehoboth Cemetery.

Mrs. Spencer is survived by four sons, Dale Petty and wife Ellen of Plymouth, Michigan; Terry Petty and wife Jeanette of Plymouth, Michigan, Tim Cox and wife Cindy of Jackson, Tennessee and Brent Cox of Jackson, Tennessee; one daughter, Joyce Davis and husband Bill of Plymouth, Michigan; one brother, Roger Jewel Ogden of Newbern, Tennessee; two sisters, Nadine Patterson of Dyersburg, Tennessee and Myrna Loy Alexander of Mammoth Springs, Arkansas; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. "Bill" Spencer and three brothers, Prather Lee Ogden, Troy Edward Ogden and Thomas Baker Ogden.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Blankenship, Kyle Cox, Hunter Cox, Brandon Haynes, Joshua Cathey and Nathan Rice. Honorary Pallbearers will be Joel Smith, Phillip Smith, Johnny Alexander, Michael Alexander and Ryan Petty.

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


Landyn Jaron Garrett - Infant of Carnation Hart and Ron Garrett Jr. Born October 11, 2012, died October 11, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Union City, TN. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge. Graveside services will be held Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in Citizens Cemetery in Tiptonville, TN with Rev. Perry Woods officiating. Survivors include Grandparents, Ron Garrett, Paducah, KY, Lisa Garrett, Tiptonville, TN, Bridgette Johnson and Eric Johnson, Tiptonville, TN, Bobby and Tiwyla Hart, Tiptonville, TN. www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net


Raymond Anthony Goff, 50, of Newbern, TN died Friday, October 12, 2012 at his residence.

Funeral arrangements for Mr. Goff are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Curry Funeral Home.


Jimmy "Hall", 52, of Ridgely, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Elbridge Cemetery.


William Haywood age 72 of Ripley, TN died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Ripley, TN.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cosmopolitan Funeral Services.


Blannie Mae Williams, 74, of Ripley, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. at Springhill Baptist Church in Ripley. Thompson's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


Clyde Stanley Williams, infant son of Kemiya Macklin and Stanley Williams died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services will be held Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 12 p.m. at Cosmopolitan Funeral Chapel in Dyersburg.