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Obituaries for March 27, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

William T. "Tommy" Anderson Jr., 60, of Newbern, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was manager and co-owner of Anderson Printing Company, former photographer for Springfield Herald, Caruthersville Journal, Dyersburg Mirror and the Dyer County Tennessean and was former co-owner of Lauderdale Voice and was a member of Newbern First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Klutts and the Rev. Max Walker officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

The family will receive visitors at 4:30-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Hunt Anderson of Newbern; three sons, Rob Anderson and Steve Anderson, both of Newbern and Tracy Hunt of Collierville; his mother, Martha Weaver Anderson of Newbern; a sister, Suzanne Montgomery of Newbern; two brothers, Danny Anderson of Senatobia, Miss. and Kevin Anderson of Dyersburg; and nine grandchildren, Jared Anderson, Ben Hunt, Will Hunt, Kailee Anderson, Chelsea Anderson, Ashley Anderson, Brittany Anderson, Elizabeth Hunt and Emma Hunt.

He was preceded in death by his father, William T. "Bill" Anderson Sr.; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Weaver and Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Anderson; and a nephew, Jason Todd Montgomery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Heathcott, Joe Woodard, John Tosh, Jerry Hutcherson, Terry Craig and John Flatt. Honorary pallbearer will be Bill Thrasher.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Dyer County Community Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 1002, Dyersburg, TN 38024.


Issac Franklin "Ike" Hall, 85, of Ridgely, died Saturday, March 22, 2008 at his residence.

He was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 23 years, member of Ridgely First Baptist Church, World War II veteran serving in Patton's Third Army, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, received the Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge, a Ridgely alderman, served as vice-mayor for four years, member of Selective Service Board for 20 years, served on the Lake County Election Commission for 15 years, member of the Ridgely Fire Department for 28 years, safety director for the City of Ridgely, zoning compliance officer for Ridgely, worked with Tennessee Emergency Management for over 30 years, was a Mason, was a Gideon, ombudsman for Northwest Tennessee Area Agency on Aging, traveled to 38 states, traveled abroad extensively and was an avid sportsman.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ridgely First Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Bragg and Aaron Staulcup officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 1:30 Sunday at the church.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Faye Hall; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Otis Hall, Robert Hall and Andy Hall.

The family request that any memorials be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.


Lerra Mae Johnson, 93, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Wesley Nursing Home in Dyersburg.

Services will be at 12 p.m. Saturday at New Womack Temple Church. H.H. Hudson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 11 a.m. at the church.

Survivors include a daughter, Irene Stanfield of Grand Rapid, Mich.; a son, Charles Livingston of Dyersburg; a sister, Florine Crittend of Dyersburg; a brother, Bob Harris of Dyer; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and 11 great great-grandchildren.


Katherine Preslar, 85, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at Wesley at Dyersburg Nursing Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Assembly of God.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Sewell officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include four daughters, Mary Frances Gatlin, Eloise Berkley and Linda Hicks, all of Dyersburg and Doris Preslar of Ridgely; a son, Earl Preslar; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earlie B. Preslar; her parents, Lewis and Ethelyne Hilliard; four sisters, Dalmer King, Ruth Ray, Mary Morgan and Willie Gage; and a brother, L.D. Hilliard.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Via, Leon Viar, Robert Sewell, William Carter, Roger Hawkins and Mike Lamb.


James Rose III, 38, Lafayette, La., formerly of Dyersburg, died Saturday, March 15, 2008 in Lafayette.

He was an air refrigeration off-shore technician.

Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Survivors include his fiancÚ, Becky Biessenberger of Lafayette, La.; a daughter, Jessica Rose of Lafayette; a son, Michael Rose of Lafayette; his mother, Barbara Butler of Dyersburg; a sister, Jamilu Nelson and husband, Larry, of Dyersburg; a stepsister, Debbie McCampbell of Atchison, Kan.; a stepbrother, Cledus Butler of Piedmont, Mo.; his grandmother, Gladys Rose of Halls; uncles and aunts, Tommy and Dorothy Currin of Halls, Nick and Peggy Reeves and Charlotte Allen, all of Dyersburg, Walter Brashier of Memphis, Farren Rose, Bobbi Lu Wiley, and Margaret Ann Rose, all of Halls and Steve Rose of Ripley; and a niece, Brittany Butler of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Rose; and his stepfather, Cledus Butler.

Pallbearers were Frankie Hutcherson, Nick Reeves, Bill Harris, Kenneth Baucom, Rick Baggett and Chris Throgmorton.