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Obituaries for Oct. 28, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

Shirley Armstrong, 77, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a retired cook for Dyersburg High School.

Services were held Saturday at Salter Chapel Church in Dyersburg with the Rev. William Hobson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Dyersburg. H. H. Hudson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Bobby Jones, Dorothy Armstrong, Sherry Muhayonon and Leola Scott, all of Dyersburg; five sons, Albert Armstrong, Vernon Armstrong and Darren Armstrong, all of Dyersburg, Freddie Armstrong of Memphis and Thomas Armstrong of Virginia; two stepsons, Ronald Armstrong of Dyersburg and Joe Armstrong Jr. of Memphis; a sister, Georgia Vison of Dyersburg; 24 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Albert Armstrong, Joe Armstrong Jr., Thomas Armstrong, Ronald Armstrong, Darren Armstrong and Melvin Scott.

Mary Jo Atkinson, 73, of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at Iowa Health Hospice Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Union Park Health Services in Des Moines. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Allane Savage Simmons of Newbern; a son, Lyle Archer of LaGrange, Mo.; two grandchildren, Michael Simmons of Newbern and Elizabeth Darnell of LaGrange, Mo.; and a great-grandchild, Jordan Simmons of Newbern.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell R. and Mildred A. Jannings.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Taylor House Hospice, 3401 East Douglas, Des Moines, IA 50317.