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Obituaries for July 20, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Barbara Cole, 64, of Buchanan, died Friday, July 18, 2008 at Methodist Hospital-North.

She was an employee of Kirk's Grocery and Deli.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

The family will receive visitors at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Cole of Buchanan; three daughters, Debbie Cole of Murray, Ky., DeNae Morris and husband, Jimmy, and DeAnn Smith, all of Millington; a son, Darren Lamar Cole and wife, Clara, of Buchanan; a sister, Alice Faye Sanders and husband, Glenn; and seven grandchildren, Jennifer Cole, Tabatha Smith, Kristin Cole, Danielle Morris, Brittany Cole, and Brandon and Eric Cole.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Dewitt McGraw and Hattie Blanche Rodgers McGraw.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to RoEllen Baptist Church, 5868 Hwy. 104, Dyersburg, TN 38024.


Myrtie Formway, 90, of Amarillo, Texas, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008.

She was a nursing assistant and active in Amarillo Senior Citizens Center.

Services were at 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home in Amarillo with Bob Miller officiating. Burial will be in Panhandle Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Nadene Naylor of Dyersburg and Laveta Peters of Amarillo, Texas; two sons, Albert M. Formway of Cheyenne, Okla. and Jim Formway of Clarendon, Texas; three sisters, Marie Sims, Odene Helms and Clara Mae Seale; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A.L. "Lec" Formway; and a daughter, Avanell Hughes.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be directed to BSA Hospice, PO 950, Amarillo, Texas 79105.


Estelle Hobbs, 78, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

She was a retired hairdresser, a member of RoEllen Baptist Church, an avid antique collector and Shaklee supervisor.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Powell and the Rev. Johnny Michael officiating. Burial will be in Rehoboth Cemetery.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Windle of Dyersburg; a son, Bo Hobbs of Paris; three sisters, Ora Lee Powell of Martin, Dorothy Partin and Elese Malloy, both of Clio, Mich.; two brothers, Fred Mallard of Michigan and Paul Mallard of Arkansas; five grandchildren, Andy Windle and wife, Donna, Nikki Wilson and husband, Michael, Kristy King and husband, Thomas, Kathy Lineberry and husband, Jason, and J.C. Hobbs and wife, Christie; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Jim Hobbs; her parents, Martin and Mattie Winters Mallard; and a brother, Arlen Mallard.

Pallbearers will be Mackie Joslin, Jim Mallard, Michael Wilson, Thomas King, Andy Windle and Mickey Myers. Honorary pallbearer will be Bill Hobbs.


Johnny Lee Kerby, 64, of Halls, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Baptist Hospital-East in Memphis.

He was a painter and musician and a member of Halls First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenhill Memorial Gardens in Halls. Halls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Trisha Kerby of Halls; a son, Mike Kerby of Cookeville; his mother, Fredonia Moore of Gates; and a brother, Ronnie Kerby of Gates.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Newman Kerby; a daughter, Tina Michelle Kerby; a son, John Kerby; his father, Raymond Kerby; and a sister, Mary Ozment.


Pauline Pritchett Lowrance, 86, of Union City, died Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in East View Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Leggett officiating. White-Ranson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Lowrance of Gallatin and Rob Lowrance of Martin; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Lowrance; a son, Ronnie Lowrance; her parents, Thomas Edward Pritchett and Emma Lee Reasons Pritchett; two sisters, Christine Batts and Mozella Finley; four brothers, Gene Pritchett, Bud Pritchett, Clip Pritchett and George Pritchett; and two grandsons, Chris Lowrance and Greg Flippen.

Pallbearers were Cliff Carroll, Lee Pritchett, Jim Pritchett Jr., Gerald Finley, Gene Finley, Howard Finley and Paul Finley.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Youthtown of Tennessee, 3700 Hwy. 45 S., Pinson, TN 38366, Gideons International or Boys & Girls Club of America.