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Obituaries for March 4, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Tamara "Nikki" Brown, 20, of Newbern, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John No. 1 Baptist Church in Newbern with the Rev. Jeffery Samples officiating. Burial will be in MCCO Cemetery in Newbern.

The family will receive visitors from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Robert DeJuan Brown of Trimble; her father, Harry Liggins of Fremont, Ohio; two sisters, Clarissa Liggins and Jamie Liggins, both of Fremont, Ohio; two brothers, Harry Liggins Jr. and Josh Liggins, both of Freemont, Ohio; and caretakers, Embery Harvey and Melissa Harvey, both of Trimble.

She was preceded in death by a son, Tamario Juan Brown; and her mother, Minetta Brown.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.


Tamario Juan Brown, the infant son of Donald Lee Wilkes of Obion and Tamara "Nikki" Brown, of Newbern, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John No. 1 Baptist Church in Newbern with the Rev. Jeffery Samples officiating. Burial will be in MCCO Cemetery in Newbern.

The family will receive visitors from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

In addition to his father, survivors include four sisters, Somone Wilkes, Shanicki Wilkes, Caress Wilkes and Victoria Wiles, all of Newbern; three brothers, Robert DeJuan Brown of Trimble and Gregory Wilkes and Stavonski Wilkes, both of Newbern; and his grandparents, Jamar Brown of Newbern and Harry Liggins of Freemont, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his mother; and his grandmother, Minetta Brown.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.


David L. Butler, 44, of Memphis, formerly of Dyersburg, died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at The Med.

He was a visual merchandising manager for Goldsmith's/Macy's for 14 years and a member of First Baptist Church in Memphis. He was named Outstanding Young Man of America. He was a 1985 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin with a degree in interior design. For several years while at Goldsmith's, his store received Store of the Year for its visual designs.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Hickman and the Rev. Grover Westover officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors from 4:30-7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include his mother, Rachel Presley Butler Williamson of Dyersburg; his stepfather, Wade Williamson of Dyersburg; a brother, James W. "Jimmy" Butler of Newbern; and his best friend, Carlos Velez of Memphis.

He was preceded in death by his father, Claude Butler.

Pallbearers will be Sonny Sykes, Larry Gibson, Danny Pattat, Danny Presley, Ricky Presley and Carlos Velez.

The family requests that any memorials be made to the Piano Fund of Dyersburg First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 465, Dyersburg, TN 38025.


Elizabeth Crowell, 89, of Newbern, died Monday, March 3, 2008, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Kenton chapel of Leitherland Funeral Home with Brother Perry Grills officiating. Burial will be in McCorkle Cemetery in Newbern.

Survivors include three daughters, Helen Roberson of Kenton, Lucille Frazier of Newbern and Carolyn Crowell of McKenzie; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Crowell; a son, Marvin Crowell; and her parents, Nathaniel and Fannie Wyrick.


Dr. Lydia Watson Landrum, 94, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was medical doctor retiring with over 50 years in the profession. She was a member of the Giving Friends Club, originally the Pilot Club, for 50 years; a member of First United Methodist Church; and a member of the United Methodist Women. She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Memphis in 1937. Her father, Dr. William Pediway Watson, was a general practitioner who opened their Dyersburg home from 1905 to 1912 to be the first hospital in the area.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Dr. Phillip Cook officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Survivors include two nieces, Lucy M. Stuart of Easley, S.C., and Martha M. Brazell of Columbus, N.C.; two great-nephews, Jeremy C. Easler of Travelers Rest, S.C., and Kris A. Brazell of Simpsonville, S.C.; a great-great-niece, Emily Madison Easler of Travelers Rest, S.C.; and close friend and caregiver, Penny Storey of Dyersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Orren B. Landrum; her parents, Dr. William Pediway Watson and Kettie Viola Bull Watson; a sister, Ava Watson Manning; and two brothers, Henry H. Watson and Franklin G. Watson.

Pallbearers will be George Wayne Henson, John Henson, Jeremy Easler, Kris Brazell, Bill Walton, Jason Lineberry, Richard Storey and Russ Stuart.

The family requests that any memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, 100 McGaughey St., Dyersburg, TN 38024; the Dyer County chapter of the American Red Cross, 326 S. Mill St., Dyersburg, TN 38024; or Dyersburg State Community College, 1510 Lake Rd., Dyersburg, TN 38024.