Obituaries for May 4

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Kenneth William Griffith

Rev. Kenneth William Griffith of Florida, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at his Dyersburg residence.  He was born July 12, 1931 in Owen County, Indiana to Theodore & Mary Unger Griffith.  He was a graduate of DePauw University, where he studied botany and later studied at Christian Theological Seminary, where he also received an honorary doctorate degree.  He served for over 50 years as a minister of the gospel and in his free time, he loved playing chess, catching fish, singing songs, and writing his unique brand of poetry.   

Kenneth is survived by his wife of 69 years,  Mildred Setser Griffith, his sons, Kevin (Diana) Griffith, Kim (Leah) Griffith, and Kris Griffith, his niece, Cheryl Griffith, ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lionel Griffith.  

 Private family funeral services will be held at the Fyrne Lake Family Cemetery in Dyersburg, TN, conducted by Pastor Jeff Hall.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be directed to Paws To Care Animal Rescue at

Fanny Louise Gauldin

Mrs. Fanny Louise Gauldin, 71, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2024. Visitation will be held at 9:45A.M. till 10:25A.M. followed by the service at 11A.M., both held at Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church in Dyersburg, TN. Thompson’s Mortuary is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Christopher Lee “Burly” Edgin

Christopher Lee “Burly” Edgin, 52, of Dyersburg, died Friday, May 3, 2024 at West Tennessee Healthcare Dyersburg.

The family will announce a memorial service at a later date.

Cremation services are under the direction of Curry Funeral Home. We are privileged and honored to serve the Edgin family. You may share your condolences and your memories with the family at