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Obituaries for Oct. 15, 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007

Sarah Atkins Clark, 86, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 at her residence.

She was president of Clark Distributing Company, a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Dyersburg Women's Club and an avid reader and accomplished needle worker.

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today in Fairview cemetery with the Rev. Scotty Sewell officiating.

The family will receive visitors at 11:30-4 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

The widow of Warren Clark, survivors include two daughters, Carol Clark Harris and Kay Clark Crews, both of Dyersburg; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bill Davis, John Hardy, James Taylor, Steve Williams, Danny Dedmon and Steve Carmichael.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Dyersburg Union Mission or McIver's Grant Public Library.

Demetra Taylor Hay, 92, of Friendship, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 at Jackson Regional Hospital.

She was a homemaker and a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellevernon Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors at 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Survivors include two daughters, Helen H. Morgan and husband, Monty, of Nesbit, Miss. and Susan Hay Perry of Friendship; two sons, Harry Hay Jr. and wife, Bonnie, of Alamo and Phillip Hay of Friendship; a sister, Sylvia Reeves of Mission Viejo, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Hay Sr.; and a grandson, Marty Hay.

Rev. James Floyd, 77, of Henderson, formerly of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007 in Jackson.

He was a minister having pastored several churches and was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Henderson and a veteran of the Merchant Marines.

Services were at 7 p.m. Sunday at the First United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Chris Tharp and the Rev. Brent Rashall officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg. Leon Johnson Funeral Home in Henderson was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mae Floyd of Henderson; a daughter, Sherry Diane McClenney of Whitehouse; two sons, James Michael Floyd of Henderson and Jerry Nell Floyd of Dyersburg; two sisters, Ann Wilson of Monroe, Mich. and Ellen Channer of Somerville, S.C.; a brother, Calvin Floyd of Corpus Christi, Texas; nine grandchildren, Steve Floyd, LaDonna Ivey, Michael McClenney, Derrick Floyd, Lisa Frazier, Jeremy Floyd, Alicia Floyd, Vicky Floyd, and Jessica Floyd; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Lizzie Bell Rogers Floyd.

Wayne Kimbrell, 54, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was a floor installation, a member of McCullough's Chapel Baptist Church, an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed riding Boss Hoss bikes.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McCullough's Chapel Baptist Church with Bro. Stan Young officiating. Burial will be in McCullough's Chapel Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 6-9 p.m. today at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Kimbrell; a son, Coby Kimbrell of Dyersburg; a stepdaughter, Christin Frye of Dyersburg; two stepsons, Tyler Hammett and Ryan Whitt, both of Dyersburg; his mother, Betty Kimbrell of Dyersburg; a sister, Tina Brock of Dyersburg; two brothers, Joey Kimbrell and Mark Kimbrell, both of Dyersburg; and a grandson, Zac Permenter.

Pallbearers will be Ben Brooks, Joseph Pitts, Denton Jones, Don Burgess, Tim Bivens, Grady Whitt, Joe Maxey, Tim Gurley, Roy Boone and Allen Attaway.