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Obituaries for June 29, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Mary Sue Hill, 74, of Dyersburg, died Friday, June 27, 2008 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

She was a retired knitter for Dyersburg Fabrics and a member of Second Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Turner officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Wayne Hill; two daughters, Diane Hill Moore and husband, Mike, and Lisa Gail Hill, all of Dyersburg; a sister-in-law, Verlon Hill of Dyersburg; a brother, Walker Dee Leach and wife, Norma, of Dyersburg; three grandchildren, Amy Moore Seratt and husband, Tommy, Laura Beth Moore West and husband, Greg, all of Dyersburg, and Kyle Moore and wife, Mandy, of Newbern; and five great-grandchildren, Trevor Moore Seratt, Tanner Seratt, Abby West, Lucy Moore and Laney Moore.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Lee Hill; her parents, Lester Neely and Nora Inez Leach; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Benjamin Wesley Leach and wife, Clytee Leach, and Lester Neely Leach and wife, Betty Leach; and a brother-in-law, Wade Hill.

Pallbearers will be John Byrd, Troy Leach, Eddie Anderson, Bennie Leach, Dean Armour, Danny Fowlkes, Mike Leach, John Hudson, Bill French, Kerry Hill and Randy Hill.


Beatrice Pruitt Jackson, 91, died Thursday, June 19, 2008 at Jackson Regional Medical Center.

Services were held Wednesday, June 25, at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. W.L. McCadney officiating. H.H. Hudson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Ruby Smith and husband, Claiborne, and Marvis Jackson, all of Dyersburg, JoAnn Mathis and husband, Fred T., of Kileen, Texas, and Dorothy Johnson and husband, Robert, of Memphis; two sons, Bennie Jackson and Fred Jackson and wife, Marie, all of Dyersburg; 13 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.


Clyde Nash Johnson, 74, of Jackson, died Friday, June 27, 2008 at his residence.

He was a retired grocer, a member of Friendship Baptist Church, where he served as a former deacon, and a U.S. Army veteran.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Friendship Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Prince officiating. Burial will be in Bellevernon Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Johnson of Jackson; three sons, Barry Johnson of Philo, Ill., Gregory Johnson of Knoxville and Christopher Johnson of Jackson; a sister, Sue Pierce of Jackson; a brother, George Johnson of Dyersburg; and eight grandchildren, Jessica Johnson, Travis Johnson, Alex Johnson, Rachel Johnson, Ian Johnson, Connor Johnson, Cameron Johnson and Katelyn Johnson.


Jerry Wayne Manns, 50, of Ridgely, died Thursday, June 26, 2008 at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

He was a maintenance employee for the state of Tennessee Department of Transportation and worked for TDOT for 26 years.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Ridgely Chapel of Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Southerland officiating. Burial will be in Freemont Cemetery in Union City.

Survivors include his wife, GiGi Manns of Ridgely; a daughter, Brenda Weaks of Ridgely; a son, Greg Manns of Ridgely; his mother, Pauline Manns of Obion; four sisters, Linda Stoneburner of Friendship, Pat Cermak, Carol Curlin and Shirley Rambo, all of Obion; two brothers, Jimmie Manns of Miston and Charlie Manns of Dyersburg; and two grandchildren, Mason Weaks and Maddox Weaks.

He was preceded in death by his father, Drake Manns, and a sister, Sandra Manns.

Pallbearers will be Jimmie Manns, Donnie Frazier, Bruce Roy, Donnie Kolwyk, Claude Salmon and Phillip Childrey.


Chorine McNeil, 96, died Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at Wesley Nursing Home.

Services were held Saturday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. H.H. Hudson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Rita Michelle Bryant and husband, Dennis, and Sheila Arlene Davis, all of Newbern; a son, Ronald Bush McNeil and wife, Robin, of Rutherford; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.