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Tommy Jerden

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery near Hornbeak.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5- 9 p.m. Friday.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Hodge, Jamin Barker, Dewayne Deal, Scott Webb, Mike Hamm, Dewayne Wilson and Steve Elam. Honorary pallbearers will be David Rhodes, John Epperson, Paul Stafford, Leroy Keith and Bobby Staggs.
He was born May 10, 1944, in Hornbeak, son of the late Joe Frank and Grace Helen (Alexander) Jerden. He married the former Judy Bell Jan. 31, 1969. She died Feb. 24, 2007. He had been the owner and operator of the former Jerden Well and Water and was operator of the Hornbeak Water Utility District. He was a former longtime Hornbeak alderman who always took great pride in the town of Hornbeak. He was a current member of the Antioch Cemetery Association, where he served as president, and was a member of Tiptonville Masonic Lodge 184. He was an avid fisherman and was a Christian.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Les Carlson of Marietta, Ga.; five sisters and his brother-in-law, Linda Jernigan, Shirley and Lesley Hamm, Marguerite Wilson, Beverly Coston and Marscella Erwin, all of Hornbeak; and two brothers and his sister-in-law, Joe and Debi Jerden and David Jerden, all of Hornbeak. The most important thing is his life was being Papa to Hayes and Holt.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Opal Kirby.
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