Obituaries for Aug. 3, 2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sebastian Gabriele Amarena, infant son of Paolo Miki and Elizabeth Anne Fowlkes Amarena of Dyersburg, died Thursday, July 31, 2008 at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

Graveside services were held Saturday in Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Kenny Chessor officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a sister, Isabella Amarena; his grandparents, Jeff and Threasa Fowlkes of Dyersburg, and Michele Amarena and Annamarie Rita Morelli of Turin, Italy; and his great-grandparents, Dorothy Gee Montgomery of Newbern, Virginia Rose Palmer of McMinnville and Giovanni Morelli of Turin, Italy.

Lloyd Easterwood, 78, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, July 31, 2008 at VA Medical Center in Memphis.

He was retired from the research and development department of Dyersburg Fabrics after 35 years, a member of Second Baptist Church, formerly a member of Springhill Baptist Church, and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

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

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Sue Easterwood of Dyersburg; a daughter, Debbie Dennison and husband, the Rev. Carmon Dennison, of Dyersburg; a son, Randy Easterwood and wife, Denice, of Dyersburg; a sister, Dorothy Foley of Tiptonville; a brother, Charles Easterwood and wife, Billie Jean, of Cordova; two grandchildren, Jeremy Dennison and Kim Hepler; two step-grandchildren, Brandon Walton and Jamiana Walton; and four great-grandchildren, Austin Dennison, Hayden Dennison, Matthew Wilson and Hailey Hepler.

He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Lloyd Easterwood, and his parents, Charles and Essie Easterwood.

Pallbearers will be Mike Earp, Milton Weatherford, Wayne Autry, Brandon Walton, Dennis Green and Bill Boehmler. Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Pruitt, Lonnie Wood, Howard Apple, Gerald Newbill and Bob Daniels.