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Obituaries for Jan. 6, 2008

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Louise Harber Bryant, 86, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 at Wesley at Dyersburg Nursing Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of East Dyersburg Methodist Church, where she was a choir member, teacher of the Ladies' Sunday school class and a member of the Ladies' Quilting Club.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Wolfgang officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 1:30-3 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include a daughter, Lelia Boyd and husband, Jimmy, of Dyersburg; a son, Hamilton M. Bryant II and wife, Linda, of Plano, Texas; a sister, Wilmer Harber; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hamilton M. Bryant; her parents, Jimmy and Florence Harber; a sister, Laverne Maxwell; and two brothers, Tom Harber and Paul Harber.

Pallbearers will be Tim Bryant, Timothy Bryant, Jason Davis, Larry Durham, Trace Bryant and Donald Maxwell.


Connie McCutcheon Overton, 81, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a retired food processor and a member of Evansville Baptist Church.

Services were Saturday in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Koonce officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

Survivors include five daughters, Dora Jane Richards and husband, Johnny, Gail McCann and husband, Carlton, Glenda Slater and husband, Paul, and Dale Nail and husband, Stanley, all of Dyersburg and Robbie Anderson of Buchanan, Mich.; five sons, David McCutcheon and wife, Pat, of Newbern, Ralph McCutcheon and wife, Sherry, Bobby McCutcheon and wife, Joyce, James McCutcheon and wife, Diane, and Terry McCutcheon, all of Dyersburg; three sisters, Mary Lou Avent of Scotts Hill and Dolly Kissinger and Tiny Joyce Cordel, both of Peoria, Ill.; three brothers, George Billy Walker of Fort Payne, Ala., Jeff Walker of Lexington and Cecil Paul Walker of Decaturville; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clyde McCutcheon and Richard Overton; her parents, Jarrett Walker and Mary Jane Ray Walker; a sister, Mable Yarbro; and a brother, L.T. Walker.

Pallbearers were Barry Anderson, Lynn Craig, Davy Lee, R.J. McCutcheon, Wade Richards, Sean Slater, Jose Sroheo and Kenneth Goff.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the Community Cancer Fund, PO Box 1002, Dyersburg, TN 38024-1002.


William "Paw Paw" Yarbro, 51, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 at his residence.

He was a truck driver and a member of Evansville Free Holiness Church.

Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Yarbro of Dyersburg; a daughter, Lee Ann Vickery and husband, J.J., of Lamar, Miss.; a son, James Yarbro and wife, Misty, of Obion; two sisters, Gladys Wiggington and Evelyn Yarbro, both of Dyersburg; two brothers, L P Yarbro and Wilburn Pierce, both of Dyersburg; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Lillie Mae Yarbro; and two sisters, Flora Mae Isbell and Martha Sue Norman.