Obituaries for Feb. 3, 2008
ImaJean Hayes Coulson, 97, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.
She was a homemaker, a member of First Baptist Church and the church choir, active in all church activities, a member of XYZ Club and the Eastern Star, and a former member and choir member of Temple Baptist Church in Memphis.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with Clayton Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Jewell Jarred of Dyersburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Coulson; her parents, Frank and Ella Hayes; her sisters, Virgie Emerson, Vera Davis and Mozelle Hayes; and her brothers, Carl Hayes, Clifton Hayes and Allen Hayes.
Pallbearers will be Tod Hayes, Cris Hayes, Cristopher Hayes, Durwood Hayes, Bob Newbill and Rodney Henry.
Manda "Ma" Hatch, 93, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.
She was a homemaker and a member of Independent Free Holiness Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Independent Free Holiness Church with the Rev. Calvin Smith and Bro. Tommy Roper officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Smith and husband, Lloyd, of Dyersburg; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Hatch of RoEllen; two sisters, Lucille Stephens of Dyersburg and Lela Bell Stafford of Nebo; two brothers, Will Sawyer of Memphis and Joe "Buddy" Sawyer of Hobart, Ind.; three grandchildren, Tim Smith of Dyersburg, Sonia Clark and Ray Hatch, both of RoEllen; 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawdeen "Pa" Hatch; her sons, Elgon Ray Hatch and James Larry Hatch; her parents, Toy and Mary Etta Sawyer; three sisters, Mary Nial, Beulah Pounders and Virginia Hall; three brothers, Raymond Sawyer, Jim Sawyer and Doc Sawyer; and two grandchildren, Stephanie Bottoms and Debbie Kent.
Pallbearers will be Michael Wilson, Scott Wilson, Gene Clark, Timothy Hatch, Ray Hatch and Mark Butler.
Thomas Walter Pollard, 71, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
He was a retired tool-and-die maker, a member of Farms Golf Club, Dyersburg Moose Lodge, VFW, Church of Christ and an Air Force veteran.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Wolfgang officiating. Burial will be in East View Cemetery in Camden.
The family will receive visitors at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Survivors include his companion of 12 years, Sue Jamison of Dyersburg; a daughter, Sheila Muhlbauer of Ponte Verda, Fla.; a son, Jeffery S. Pollard of Jacksonville, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Billy Aley, Jordan Muhlbauer, Jessica Ashton and Destinee Pollard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Clyde Pollard and Beluah May Morris Pollard; and his sister, Helen Dishman.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Larry Irvin Smith, 61, of Friendship, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008 at his residence.
He was a self-employed contractor, a member and deacon at Friendship Baptist Church, a volunteer fireman and a 3rd-degree mason with Friendship Masonic Lodge.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Foropoulas and Dr. Mike Melton officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery. Friendship Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Jeannie Smith of Friendship; two sons, Scot Smith and wife, Melissa and Shane Smith and wife, Allison, all of Friendship; and three grandchildren, Brayden Smith, Jaylynne Smith and Ansley Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John G. and Frankie Lou Irvin Smith; and a brother, John Ed Smith.
Pallbearers will be Gerald Brandon, Anthony Smith, Kenny Davis, Jim Irvin, Casey Burnett and Tommy Rice. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Webster, James Harry Jordan, Robert Fortner, Bill Summerlin and Harold Elkins.
The family requests that any memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Association or West Tennessee Hospice.