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Obituaries for April 9, 2008

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Kay B. Fay, 66, of Memphis, formerly of Dyersburg, died March 16, 2008 at her residence.

She was retired from sales work with Bristol-Squibb, attended Mississippi State College for Women, and was a graduate of the University of Memphis, where she was a charter member of the Pi Beta Phi chapter.

Graveside services were at Millers Chapel Cemetery in Dyersburg. Family Funeral Care was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a sister, Jacqueline Clift and husband, Raymond; a niece, Rhea Haight and husband, Scott; and a nephew, Spencer Clift and wife, Courtney.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Louise Brothers.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the Memphis Humane Society or a charity of the donor's choice.


Josie Bell Joy, 94, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home in Covington with Bro. Roy Harkness officiating. Burial will be in Walton Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Donald Joy and wife, Doris, of Paris, Desmond Joy and wife, Pat, of Dyersburg, and John Joy of Covington; three daughters, Molly Hudson and husband, Harold, of Brighton, Jeanette Spild of Covington, and Ruby Reynolds and husband, Ray, of Hernando; six grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Alvin Joy; a daughter, Betty Gray; a son, Terry Don Joy; a grandson, Donald Joy Jr.; four sisters and four brothers.


Hester Nale Kennedy, 91, of Tiptonville, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008.

She was a homemaker and caregiver, a Sunday school teacher for many years at Broadmoor Church of Christ, and an avid cook.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tiptonville Church of Christ, where she was a member, with Bro. Roy Sharp and Bro. Don Reel officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery near Elbridge. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. today at Tiptonville Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Sue Inlow of Tiptonville; four sisters, Rachel Lay of Bogota, Dorothy Johnson of Dyersburg, Elizabeth Headrick of Gulfport, Miss., and Hazel Edwards of Clarksville; a brother, Woodrow Nale of Lakeland, Fla.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Waltie Lee Kennedy; a daughter, Metha Kennedy; her parents, Edward W. and Nettie M. Murray Nale; a sister, Vernice Rice; and a brother, Homer Nale.

Pallbearers will be Macey Robinson, Jeffery Lay, Harold Johnson, Eddie Johnson, Dwight Gregory and Howard Poff.

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


Nancy McCarver, 56, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, April 6, 2008 at her residence.

Services were held Tuesday at H.S. Smith Funeral Home in Caruthersville, Mo., with the Rev. Jim Pilcher officiating. Burial was in Maple Cemetery in Caruthersville.

Survivors include her companion, Kenneth Godsey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Olive McCarver.

Jerry James Pilkington

Jerry James Pilkington, 60, of Nashville, formerly of Covington died in Nashville.

A private service will be held.

Survivors include two sisters, Margie Newton and Peggy Smith, both of Dyersburg; and three brothers, Herman Pilkington of Dyersburg, William Pilkington of Covington and Danny Pilkington of Berry, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Laura Pilkington; three sisters, Katherine Marbry, Alice Brasfield and Geneva Jacobs; and four brothers, L.C. Pilkington, George Pilkington, Sam Pilkington and Richard Pilkington.


Harold A. Steward, 85, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, April 5, 2008.

He was retired from the Federal Aviation Association, a member of Moose Lodge and New Madrid Methodist Church and was a World War II veteran.

Graveside services were Tuesday in Evergreen Cemetery in New Madrid, Mo. with the Rev. Jeff Long officiating.

Curry Funeral Home in Dyersburg and Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, Mo. were in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Lea Mitchell of Spring, Texas; a son, Harold A. Steward Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a sister, Norma Nadine Townsend of New Madrid, Mo.; three grandchildren, Kimberly Wilbanks, Kelly Howe and Abigail Reed; and four great-grandchildren, Erin Wilbanks, Kayce Wilbanks, Madelyn Howe and Lana Howe.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gwendolyn Steward; a daughter, Weymuth Kay Irvin; his parents, William Stanton and Pearl Elsie Scott Steward; two sisters, Virginia Belle Lamarr and Leola Frances Braswell; and two brothers, William Scott Steward and Edward Jesse Steward.

Pallbearers will be Erin Wilbanks, Steve Mitchell, Kane Howe, Joe Steward, Jim Steward and Buddy Townsend.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Disabled American Veterans, Attn: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH, 45250-0301.


Nancy C. Sutherland, 82, of Tiptonville, died Monday, April 7, 2008 at her residence.

She was a retired employee of Henry Siegel Corp. and a member of Jones Chapel Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home-Tiptonville Chapel with Don Reel officiating. Burial will be in Cronanville Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Gail Anderson and husband, Ronnie, of Tiptonville; two sisters, Betty Hayes and Georgia Whitson, both of Tiptonville; a brother, Charles Windsor of Tiptonville; a grandchild, Johna Crittenden and husband, Jay; and three great-grandchildren, Chase Crittenden, Austin Anderson and Perry Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Flora Windsor; a brother, John Windsor; and a grandson, Stephen Anderson.

Pallbearers will be Nicky Leland, Kenneth Hayes, Mark Hayes, Caleb Hayes and Greg Windsor.


Doreen May Taylor, 91, of Benton, Ky., died Sunday, April 6, 2008 at Britthaven of Benton in Benton, Ky.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Benton.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Collier Funeral Home in Benton, Ky. with the Rev. Don Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Wingo Cemetery in Wingo, Ky.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Hunt and husband, Eric, of Port Orange, Fla.; two sons, Robert E. Taylor and wife, Brenda, of Benton, Ky. and Jim B. Taylor and wife, Vicky, of Dyersburg; seven grandchildren, Debbie Taylor Simpson and husband, Craig, of Carterville, Ill., Barry Taylor and wife, Vanessa, of Benton, Ky., Julie Crocker and husband, Clint, of Gaffney, S.C., Cindy Snyder and husband, Jim, and Karen Heikka and husband, Bob, all of Port Orange, Fla., Ashley Price and husband, Clay, of Atlanta, Ga. and Kristen Malone and husband, Dave, of Nashville; 11 great-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin H. Taylor; her parents, James and Jane Meek Barton; a sister, Agnes Cosgrove; and a brother, James Barton Jr.


Wana Baker Young, 79, of Madisonville, Ky., formerly of Tigrett, died Monday, April 7, 2008 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, Ind.

He was a veteran of the Korean War serving as a 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army artillery, a member of Madisonville First Baptist Church where he was a deacon emeritus and member of the Fox Sunday school class, was retired as an area service manager from Deere & Company and worked beyond retirement as a claims adjuster.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville with Dr. Joe Leonard officiating. Burial will be in Hanson Cemetery in Hanson, Ky., with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post No. 6, VFW Post 5480 and American Legion Post No. 2.

The family will receive visitors from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Myra Cathey Young of Madisonville, Ky.; a daughter, Leah Gay Loiseau and husband, Larry, of Nolensville, Tenn.; a son, Joel Young of Bowling Green, Ky.; two sisters, Coleen Young Claybrook of Martin and Jo Young Hall of Trenton; and three grandchildren, Chris, Jessica and Alex Young of Bowling Green.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Eudora Baker Young, and two sisters, Patty Joy Young and Elizabeth Young Farmer.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.barnettstrother.com.