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Obituaries for April 29, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dr. Mickey R. Carpenter, 60, of Paris, formerly of Dyersburg, died Saturday, April 26, 2008.

He was serving as District Superintendent of the Paris District of the United Methodist Church, received a BS from Lambuth, a Masters of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Huntingdon First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Smith, the Rev. Jim Cooper, the Rev. Jason Jones, Bishop Dick Wills and Bishop William Morris officiating. Burial will be in Benton City Cemetery in Benton, Ky.

The family will receive visitors at 5-8 p.m. today at Chase Funeral Home, 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday at the church.

He was preceded in death by his son, James Russell "Rusty" Dorgan-Carpenter.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Marsha Dorgan; two daughters, Megan Dorgan-Carpenter and Michelle Coulston and husband, Ben, all of Paris; his parents, Ronald and Virginia Carpenter of Newbern; a brother, Danny Carpenter and wife, Nika, of Newbern; and a granddaughter, Charlotte Gray Coulston.

Pallbearers will be the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church District Superintendents.


Kenneth Jack Hollomon, 60, of Newbern, died Monday, April 28, 2008 at his residence.

He was a former employee of Dyersburg Fabrics and a retired employee of West Tennessee Corrections Facility, a Mason and a member of the VFW.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive visitors at 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Survivors include a daughter, Kelly Baker and husband, Barry, of Newbern; three sisters, Virginia Bennett of South Fulton and Elsie Clymer and Mary Joyce Hundhauser, both of Dyersburg; a brother, Jimmy Hollomon of Dyersburg; and a grandson, Bo Baker of Newbern.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Odeas Arthur Hollomon and Lucille Elizabeth Swims Hollomon; and two brothers, Christopher Hollomon and James Wallace Hollomon.

Pallbearers will be Bubba Climer, Barry Hollomon, Jack Bennett, Jeff Bennett, Tommy Barrineua and Mark Evans.


Howard Wylie Rimmer, 72, of Hornbeak, died Monday, April 28, 2008 at Wesley at Dyersburg Nursing Center.

He was a retired crane operator for General Motors, a U.S. Army veteran and and a Baptist.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Peace Chapel Cemetery in Scotts Hill.

The family will receive visitors at 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his former wife, Mary Katherine Rimmer of Ridgely; five sisters, Flynn Murphy of Memphis, Ivelee Huckabee of Lexington, Janet Brader of Little Rock, Ark., Jo Ethel VanVelvor and Ruby McBee, both of Michigan; a brother, K.D. Rimmer of Memphis; and several nieces and nephews including Deborah Marberry of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by a son, Howard Keith Rimmer; his parents, Lecter and Connie Rimmer; and two brothers, Cecil Rimmer and Gary Wade Rimmer.


Vera Wehman, 81, of Union City, died Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis.

She was a retired employee of Union City Insurance Agency and a former insurance agent for the former White and Hobbs Insurance Agency, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Union City, member of the Margaret Carter Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women, Athenian Review Club and Reelfoot Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, where she served in the office of registrar.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Union City with the Rev. Daniel Russell officiating. Burial will be in East View Cemetery in Union City.

The family will receive visitors at 5-8 p.m. today at White-Ranson Funeral Home in Union City.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Cary Wheman; two daughters, Martha Townes and husband, Bill, of Union City and Nell Smith and husband, Dan, of Newbern; a sister, Mary Lillian Creasy of Martinesville, Va.; two brothers, Dr. Joe Harpole Sr. of Union City and Dr. David Harpole Sr. of Richmond, Va.; a brother-in-law, Phil Wehman of Chattanooga; and four grandchildren, Hunter Smith and Cary Smith, both of Newbern and Will Townes and Katie Townes, both of Union City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Hunter and Lillian White Harpole; a sister, Elizabeth Harpole Dunlap; and a brother, Frank White Harpole.

Pallbearers will be Bill Townes, Dan Smith, Will Townes, Hunter Smith, Dr. Joe Harpole Jr., Dr. Steve Harpole, Phillip Wehman and Dr. Billy Dunlap. Honorary pallbearers will be Margaret Carter Sunday School class of the First United Methodist Church in Union City.


Alfred Winchester, 65, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was an electronic electrician for Colonial DPP, a member of Second Baptist Church and a former member of Tennessee Army National Guard.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Ronnie Turner officiating.

The family will receive visitors at 5:30-8 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Winchester of Dyersburg; two daughters, Lori Chambers and Brandi Kesterson, both of Dyersburg; two sons, Tommy Russell and Nick Atwell, both of Dyersburg; a sister, Carolyn Walker of Counce; three brothers, James L. Winchester and Stacey L. Winchester, both of Dyersburg and Johnny L. Winchester of Milan; and a grandson, Hunter Russell of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Lee Winchester; and his parents, James W. and Dorothy M. Winchester.

Pallbearers will be Doug Parker, Bill Perciful, Steve Forsythe, Bobby Hatch, Larry Cook and Billy Smith.

The family will receive visitors at Second Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1107, Dyersburg, TN 38025.