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Obituaries for Nov. 18, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Darren Mitchell Bennett, 42, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 at his residence.

He was an insurance salesman, a member of West Dyersburg Church of Christ and a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Chamblee officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his mother, Joan Finley Bennett; a sister, Lori Davis and husband, Gary; and a brother, Steve Bennett and wife, Sandra.

Pallbearers will be Mike Slaughter, Tony Dement, Chuck Walden, William Pilkenton, Hunter Davis, Zachary Bennett and Teddy McBride.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to West Dyersburg Church of Christ building fund.


Margaret Hunter Boyd, 90, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 at her residence.

She was retired as a teacher for the Dyersburg City School System after 17 years, a member of First Presbyterian Church, WIC at First Presbyterian and Retired Teachers.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Wally Bumpas officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 2-3 p.m. today at the church.

Survivors include a daughter, Miriam Hamer and husband, Tom, of Dyersburg; a son, William J. Boyd III and wife, Jeanne, of Lakeland; two grandchildren, Tom Hamer and wife, Sarah, and Mary Katherine Hamer Clowney and husband, Scott; and five great-grandchildren, Margaret Hamer, Elizabeth Long, Will Long, Anna Clowney and Johnathan Clowney.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. William Joseph Boyd; her parents, Robert and Lena Hicks Hunter; three sisters, Gladys Lunn, Katherine Buckner and Patsy Stewart; and three brothers, Robert Hunter, George Hunter and John Hunter.

Pallbearers will be Miles Shatzer, John Hoff, Raymond Hutson, Quinton Little, John A. Johnston and Dale Milner.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to First Presbyterian Church, 1005 Highway 51 Bypass, Dyersburg, TN 38024.


Robert Manuel Miller Jr., 74, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 at his residence.

He was a brick mason, attended West Dyersburg Church of Christ, and was active in ministry at the Dyer County Jail and Northwest Tennessee Correctional Unit.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with Lewis Sipes and Bro. Gene Spain officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Fuller Miller of Dyersburg; three daughters, Melissa Binkley of Dyersburg, Bridgett Lee Ramey and husband, Tim, of Linden, and Tracie Snyder and husband, Dale, of Dyersburg; two sons, Charles Robert Miller and wife, Donna, and John Erik Miller and wife, Shannon, all of Dyersburg; a sister, Joyce Criswell of Dyersburg; a brother, Franklin Miller of Millsfield; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Binkley, Chuck Walden, Larry James, Mike Frazier, Ron Smith and Tommy Criswell. Honorary pallbearer will be Chas Miller.


Janis Pickard, 75, of Dyersburg, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007.

She was retired as vice president of First National Bank of Kansas City after 37 years and was a volunteer for the Dyersburg-Dyer County Humane Society, where she received the Volunteer of the Year award.

Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, James Pickard.


William O. 'Curley' Warren, 59, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis.

He was a production worker for Quebecor World, attended First Baptist Church in Newbern, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps serving in Vietnam.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Klutts, the Rev. Perry Grills and the Rev. Johnny Michaels officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

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

Survivors include his wife, Irene Shimabukuro Warren of Dyersburg; and his mother, Louise Warren of Tiptonville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Cleveland Brown Warren.

Pallbearers will be the Navy Honor Guard of Millington.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the Community Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 1002, Dyersburg, TN 38025-1002.