Obituaries for March 28, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Donald "Robo" Smith, 53, of Newbern, Tennessee died on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at his residence in Newbern, Tennessee.

Born Saturday, November 28, 1964, in Friendship, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Carl Clarence Smith and the late Betty Lou Hester Smith. He worked as a Food Safety Inspector for USDA.

Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be 11:00 AM on Friday, March 30, 2018, in the Chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Officiating this service will be Mr. Ron Gray. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern, Tennessee.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 29, 2018, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

He is survived by wife, Kathey Madalon Smith; three daughters, Kaleenia Smith of Corinth, Mississippi, Kayla Brooks (Stormy) of Dyersburg, Tennessee and Kamery Cummings (Dylan) of Newbern, Tennessee; one sister, Barbara Lopez of Aurora, Colorado; three brothers, Robert Smith of Newbern,Tennessee, Danny Smith (Teressa) and Billy Smith (Kay) both of Dyersburg, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Chandler Brooks, Caydence Brooks, Marley Cummings and Andrew Smith; six nieces, Jessica Ursery, Khristina Ellsaesser, Sara Lopaz, Becky Price, Racheal Wells, RaDona Smith; one nephew, Nicholas Lopez.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Smith.

Pallbearers will be Harley Fowle, Raymond Fowle, Jonathan Bryant, Dr. Greg Shaw, Rickey Carrell, Cody Tate, Paul Booker and Jason Auxier. Honorary pallbearer will be Kenneth "Bubba" Bryant and Kevin Wooten.

Online condolences may be made to the family at johnsonwilliamsfuneralhome.com. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Donald "Robo" Smith.


Ernest C. England, 85, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Tennova Healthcare Dyersburg Regional.

Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the City Cemetery in Dyersburg with Brother Carmon Dennison officiating. Online condolences are available on our website www.curryfuneral.com.


Velma Johnson, 81, of Dyersburg, Tennessee died Monday at Tennova Healthcare-Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

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


Hollis Gene Leggett, age 83, of Millington died Friday, March 23, 2018 at Methodist North Hospital of Memphis, TN.

The funeral will be held 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 29 at Halls Funeral Home, 109 N. Church St., Halls, TN. Burial will be in Halls Cemetery, Halls on Thursday, March 29 following the service.

Calling hours will be Thursday, March 29 from 12:00pm until service time at Halls Funeral Home, 109 N. Church St., Halls, TN.