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Obituaries for November 11, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Mrs. Zeldia Milligan, 72, of Dyersburg died Friday, November 9, 2012 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson. She was a member of Springhill Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at 2 pm Sunday, November 11, 2012 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home conducted by Bro. Randy Crews. Interment will follow in Minnick Cemetery. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Milligan family will receive visitors Sunday from noon until service time at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband, Horace Milligan of Dyersburg; a daughter, Michele Brown and husband, Steve, of Collierville; and a son, Ben Milligan, and wife, Beth, of Humboldt.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Collie and Reba Stover Woods, and a brother Gerald T. Woods.

Pallbearers will be Milton Weatherford, Wayne Autry, James Turnbow, Richard Hill, Bill Cloar, and Bill Boehmler.

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


Donald V. "Don" Phelps, 73 of Newbern, Tennessee died on Friday, November 9, 2012, at his residence in Newbern, Tennessee.

Born Tuesday, April 18, 1939 in Henderson, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Choice Alvin Phelps and the late Birdie Wilson Phelps.

Mr. Phelps was a retired repairman for Onie Nafieh and was a member of the Covington Church of Jesus Christ.

Funeral services will be 1:00 Monday, November 12, 2012 at the Harmony Baptist Church in Newbern, Tennessee with Rev. James Combs officiating. Interment will follow in Rehoboth Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM and Monday, November 12, 2012 at Harmony Baptist Church from 10:00 AM until service time.

Mr. Phelps is survived by his wife Barbara Hill Phelps of Newbern, Tennessee; seven sons, Johnny V. Phelps & Wife Sherry of Blytheville, Arkansas, Eddie C. Phelps & Wife Lorie of Bartlett, Tennessee, Timmy W. Phelps of Dyersburg, Tennessee, Arvin H. Phelps & Wife Jeanett of Covington, Tennessee, Shane Goff & Wife Tracie of Dyersburg, Tennessee, Ricky Hayes & Wife Karen of Newbern, Tennessee and Little Man Phelps of Newbern, Tennessee; two daughters, Audrey M. Phelps of Covington, Tennessee and Sherry Ray & Husband Philip of RoEllen, Tennessee, five brothers, Gene Phelps of Corinth, Mississippi, Van Phelps of Jackson, Tennessee, Larry Phelps of Florida, Bruce Phelps of Texas and Boyd Phelps of Louisiana; 28 Grandchildren; 33 Great-Grandchildren and 9 Great-Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra L. Phelps, one brother, Terry Phelps; two sisters, Florence Ripaloige and Clara Pace and one great-grandson, Cooper Greek.

Pallbearers will be Chase Davis, Christopher Hayes, Erik Hayes, Prentice Greek, Paul Wilson and Franklin Wortman.

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


Mary Eison, age 72 of Cordova, formerly of Dyersburg, died Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Grace Healthcare of Cordova.

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