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Obituaries for December 11, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Jimmy Lee Adams, 74, of the Fowlkes Community, died Friday, December 7, 2012 at Methodist Hospital in Germantown.

He was a retired farmer and land owner, member and elder of Dyersburg Seventh Day Adventist Church and a 28 year member of the Dyer County School Board.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dyersburg Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Fred Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family received visitors from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Marie Adams of Fowlkes; two sons, Jeffrey Lee Adams and wife, Suzette, of College Station, TX and Rodney Scott Adams and wife, Amy, of Dickson; his mother, Louise Adams of Fowlkes; a brother, Donald Barry Adams, Sr. of Fowlkes; and three grandchildren, Colton Lee Adams, Jordan Sage Adams and Taylor Madison Adams.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Adams.

Pallbearers will be Brian Adams, Colton Adams, Jordan Adams, Tommy Eison, David Burns and Earl Dean Adams. Honorary pallbearers will be J.C. Crews, Jerry Willis, Floyd Sullivan, Glenn Stanley, Larry Fowlkes and Frank Miller.


Donna J. Webb Gladden, 51, of Dyersburg, TN died Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services will be at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Graveside at Sorrell's Chapel Cemetery with Brother Mac Daniels officiating. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Gladden family will receive visitors Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from, 10:00 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband James "Noot" Gladden of Dyersburg; a son, Tommy Webb Taylor of Dyersburg; a sister, Tammy Lynn Viar and husband Johnny of Dyersburg; her mother, Joyce Webb Neff and husband George; her maternal grandmother, Irene Griffin of Dyersburg; a niece, Ashley Corbin & husband Scottie of Dyersburg; 3 great nieces, Hannah and Katlyn Pollock and McKinly Corbin; 6 cousins, Scott Gibbons, Stacey Peevyhouse and husband David, Shannon Powell and husband Allen, Ethan Gibbons and wife Lindsey, Erin Lee, and Taylor Gilbert and wife Sheila all of Dyersburg.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Lynn Webb.

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


Virginia Lucille Hulme Hopkins went home to be with the Lord Sunday, December 9, 2012 at her home. Virginia was born in the Edgewood community of Dyer County December 8, 1922 to the late Fountain Elliott Pitt Hulme and Lula Florence Carnell Hulme. Virginia was a Christian and a member of the RoEllen Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She sang solos and was a member of the choir. She loved her Lord and served Him faithfully through sharing her gift of hospitality, reading, gardening, baking and always had a song to sing, even in the cotton field. After attending Asbury College in Kentucky and University in Martin, she found employment at a one-room schoolhouse in the Sorrell's Chapel Community. While raising her children, she worked at Hecothorn Manufacturing for over ten years.

Visitation will be 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Wednesday evening at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home in Newbern. Services will be held at 1:00 o'clock Thursday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Internment will be at the Rehobeth Cemetery. Officiating the service will be Rev. Scott Capshaw. Pallbearers are Carnell Allen, Danny Evans, Lynn Smith, Bobby Lowrance, Gerald Newbill and Glenn Sanders. Honorary pallbearer will be James Hooper.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her siblings: Robert Hulme, Emmerson Hulme, Albert Hulme, Howard Hulme, Fountain Hulme, Jr., Joseph Hulme, Miriam Hulme and Emma Lou Hulme; a son, Stephen Elliott Hopkins; and a son-in-law, James Capshaw.

Virginia is survived by her husband of 66 wonderful years, Wilburn Edward Hopkins. She leaves her children: Phillip Hopkins and wife, Carole of Dyersburg, Jonathan Hopkins and wife, Kathi of Lewis, Colorado; Timothy Hopkins of Panama City, Florida and Deloris Capshaw of the RoEllen community. Her legacy will also be carried on by her grandchildren: Drew Hopkins of Fort Collins, Colorado; Jesse Hopkins and wife, Alessandra of BeloHorizont, Brazil; and Scott Capshaw and wife, Jennifer of Lake Tahoe, California and her four great-grandchildren Joshua Hopkins, Lucus Hopkins, Adriel Hopkins and Isaac Hopkins. Virginia is also survived by siblings John Wesley Hulme & Wife Asylee of Jackson, Tennessee and Morrison Hulme & Wife Annie Floye of Bells, Tennessee.

For those who prefer to give a memorial in lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be sent to RoEllen Baptist Church for the Property Fund.


The family of Tommie Lee Tennent McCormick announces her beautiful soul passed from this world on November 29, 2012. "Some things, like a parent's love, do last forever in a time and place where all broken hearts will forever be made whole. And if, in the silent vastness of a mysterious universe, or in the quietness of men's hearts, there is such a place as heaven, then it couldn't be anything more than that." Richard Paul Evans. Tommie Lee was born in Lumberton, MS to Tom and Hattie Tennent. Her family moved to Laurel, MS when her father, a pharmacist bought Robert's Pharmacy. Some of her fondest memories of her beloved father included her sitting on the counter while he filled prescriptions for customers. She remembered him as a kind and generous spirit, especially to those who could not afford needed medicines. His legacy of giving lived on in Tommie Lee's service to others. When Tommie Lee was 13, her father died after a lengthy illness and her family moved to Yazoo City, MS to be near relatives. After graduating from high school in Yazoo City, Mrs. McCormick attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL. In 1991 she was chosen as South Mississippi's representative of Huntingdon College. While attending Huntingdon, she met and married her husband, M. L. McCormick, Jr. Following completion of her degree there, Mrs. McCormick taught school in Jackson, MS while her husband finished his degree at Milsaps College. Mrs. McCormick and her husband moved to Meridian, MS where she devoted herself to raising their children and supporting civic activities. She was president of the Marion Park Elementary PTA; member of the Meridian Garden Club, American Association of University Women, the Meridian Jaycettes, and Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader. On Mother's Day in 1954, she was recognized as Meridian's Outstanding Mother. After her husband, the Rev. M.L. McCormick, entered the ministry, she continued her involvement with civic, church, and youth activities. She organized, taught, and directed the preschool program at Richton United Methodist Church. She was a junior high math teacher, interior designer, and office manager at Beacham Memorial Hospital in Magnolia, MS. Mrs. McCormick's God given talents were integral in her church ministries. For many congregations she was pianist, choir director, bible study teacher, and Sunday school teacher. She served as president for United Methodist Women and a district officer for the Seashore District United Methodist Women. Her creativity included designing and making seasonal banners for church services, organizing and designing Chrismon ornaments for many churches. After serving churches in the Jackson County area, Mrs. McCormick and her husband retired in Gautier. She was an active member of Gautier Civitan Club, where she served as Chairperson of Minister Appreciation Week, secretary, and member of finance committees. Her association with the Civitans led her to become an active participant with the Jackson County Special Olympics and the MS Special Olympics. In 1991, Mrs. McCormick was nominated by the Civitan Club as Jackson County Volunteer of the Year. She was an advocate on the Jackson County Foster Care Review Board, a membership volunteer for the Community Concert Association, a member of the Gautier Friends of the Library, neighborhood volunteer for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a member of the Duchess de Charmont Chapter of DAR, and member of the First United Methodist Church of Gautier. Mrs. McCormick is survived by her husband, Rev. M.L. McCormick, Jr. and her children, Richard (Dick) McCormick and his wife Elaine of Dyersburg, TN, Laureen Chandler and her husband Larry of Gautier, MS, and Tom McCormick and his wife Susan of Biloxi, MS; her sister, Mary LeGrande Wiggers of Tupelo, MS; brother in law, Dr. James McCormick and his wife Patricia of Cumming, GA. Other survivors include her grandchildren, Alison (Mark) Schneider of Dyersburg, TN, Stephanie (Scott) Flynn of Arlington, TN, Tiffany (Billy) Riggins of Olive Branch, MS, Alan (Kimsey) McCormick of Flowood, MS, Robert (Shaunna) McCormick of Gulfport, MS, and Laral Chandler of Gautier, MS; great grandchildren, Ethan and Jake Schneider, Hannah Stewart, Tyler Flynn, Kyle (Megan) Flynn, Colin, Sivana, and Sadie Riggins, and Lydia McCormick. A Memorial Service celebrating her life was held Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at First United Methodist Church Gautier, MS officiated by Rev. James Salter.


Victor K. Rogers, 42 of Jackson, Tennessee formally of Dyersburg, Tennessee died on Sunday, December 9, 2012, at Bolivar General Hospital in Bolivar, Tennessee.

Born Friday, July 3, 1970 in Blytheville, Arkansas, he was employed by Jason Taylor Construction Company of Jackson, Tennessee.

Mr. Rogers is survived by his Father and Step-Mother, Montie and Joy Rogers of Dyersburg, Tennessee; one son, Joshua Rogers of Southaven, Mississippi; two brothers, Evan Butler of San Diego, California and Connor Rogers of Dyersburg, Tennessee and one sister, Caitlin Rogers of Charlotte, North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his Mother, Patricia Dowdy Rogers.

The family asks that memorials be directed to Damascus Road, %Paul Forester, 401 East Cedar Street, Dyersburg, Tennessee 38024.

Cremation services are under the direction of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

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


Demetra R. O'Guinn, 62, of Newbern, Tennessee died Monday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.