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Obituaries for April 13, 2008

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Betty S. McGraw, 76, of Newbern, died Thursday, April 10, 2008 at Dyersburg Manor.

She was a seamstress and a member of RoEllen Baptist Church and the Eastern Star.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Rehoboth Cemetery in Newbern with the Rev. Johnny Michael officiating. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Deborah McGraw of Southaven, Miss., Janie McGraw of Cleveland, Ga., and Teresa Stewart of Dyersburg; a sister, Daisy Butler of Indianapolis, Ind.; six grandchildren, Wendy Bargery, Jody Pierce, Jason McGraw, Christopher Stewart, Brent McGraw and Lauren Stewart; and four great-grandchildren, Bradley Bargery, Taylor Bargery, Chase Bargery and Christopher Lane Stewart.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. McGraw, and her parents, Mathew Clifton McNeely and Zudie Caroline Daniels McNeely.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Sanders, David Bargery, Christopher Stewart, Brent McGraw, Jimmy Hopgood and Danny Evans. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason McGraw, Jody Pierce, Carnell Allen and Bob Perry.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to RoEllen Baptist Church, 5856 Highway 104 East, Dyersburg, TN 38024.


Arthur "Skinny" McGuire, 83, of Dyersburg, died Friday, April 11, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was retired as a wrestling promoter in the Southeast U.S., and was a Navy veteran of World War II.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later time. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma McGuire of Dyersburg; two daughters, Linda McGuire of Pensacola, Fla., and Cindy McGuire of Dyersburg; a son, Scott McGuire of Pensacola, Fla.; a sister, Bernise Moody of Dyersburg; a brother, J.R. McGuire of Dyersburg; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Micki McGuire and Jimmy McGuire; his parents, John Roy and Myrtle Louise Anderson McGuire; and a brother, Raymond McGuire.

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


Laquan Pierre Neal, 26, of Memphis, died April 5, 2008 at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

He was a barber.

Services were at noon Saturday at Columbus Baptist Church in Memphis with the Rev. John Campbell officiating. Burial was in IPB No. 8 Cemetery in Millington.

Cosmopolitan Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Annette Neal of Memphis; his father, Pierre Knight of Newark, N.J.; and a sister, Laquette Neal of Atlanta, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Janie McCreight and Kelly Neal.


Irene Scott, 90, of Dyersburg, died Friday, April 11, 2008 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of Dyersburg Church of God for more than 60 years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenny Chessor and the Rev. Robert Davis officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Scott of Lewisburg; four sons, Edgar Scott and wife, Cynthia, Lloyd Scott and wife, Jessie, and Jerry Scott, all of Dyersburg, and Larry Scott and wife, Doris, of Ridgely; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Scott; her parents, John Andrew and Mattie Preslar Powers; a sister, Estelle Voss; four brothers, Andy Powers, Claude Powers, Buddy Powers and Johnny Powers; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren.