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Obituaries for Sept. 14, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Rev. Alfred "Junior" Allmon, 65, of Ripley, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 at his residence.

He was an ordained minister.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Whitefield Assembly of God, where he was a member. Burial will be in Whitefield Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Gitchell Allmon; two daughters, Melanie Allmon-Lockhart and husband, Jeff, of Union City, and Vanessa Allmon of Dyersburg; three sons, Darren Allmon and wife, Brooke, of Jacksonville, Fla., Kevin Allmon and wife, Amanda, of Nashville, and Greg Allmon of Ripley; two sisters, Betty Hogue and husband, Waymon, and Rebecca Sturgis, all of Dyersburg; a brother, Luke Allmon and wife, Truman, of Dyersburg; and 11 grandchildren.


Betty Neal Gambrel, 86, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a retired machine operator for Hamilton-Scott Manufacturing and a member of the Assembly of God.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Sorrells Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Don Williams officiating.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Nellie Ramey of Dyersburg; two sons, Alvin Neal and Eddie Neal, both of Dyersburg; a stepson, Melvin Neal of Mexico; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Floyd Neal and Andy Gambrel; her parents, Liberty and Lillie Summers Noel; a sister, Gladys Bryson; four brothers, Robert Jones, Fred Jones, E.H. "Shorty" Noel and Daniel "Boonie" Noel; a grandchild, Brenda Jean Ramey; and a great-great-grandchild, Michael Alex Overton.

Pallbearers will be Jeremiah Enochs, Alvin Lee Neal, Earl Ramey, Marcus Baggett, Steve Conder, Eric Roberts, Timmy Neal and Jamie Childress.


Herman Henderson, 89, of Trimble, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 at his residence.

He was a farmer, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of Trimble First Baptist Church and treasurer of the men's Sunday school class, a member of the Lion's Club and a Mason.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Trimble First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Oakley officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home and from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at the church.

Survivors include Ray Hood, Kirk Hood and Kevin Hood; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ludie Pearl Henderson; two brothers, Bernie Ray Henderson and Verna Mac Brewer; and two sisters, Ruth Adams and Mable Pollock.

Pallbearers will be Arnold Grief, Richard Park, Mark Green, Danny Medley, Randy Brock and Bill Brock. Honorary pallbearers will be J.C. Adams, Milton Magee, Glen Carpenter and Eddie Ray Bell.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Caris Hospice of West Tennessee.


Dorothy Virginia Cryer Roden, 88, of Branson, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008 at Baptist Home in Ozark, Mo.

She was a retired restaurant owner and operator and a member of First Baptist Church in Hollister, Mo.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in New Salem Cemetery in Mason Hall with the Rev. Ronnie Wilburn officiating.

The family will receive visitors at 9-10:30 a.m. Monday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home in Newbern.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Crews of Jackson and Paula Moriuchi of Walnut Shade, Mo.; a son, Robert E. Brawner of Collierville; two sisters, Susie Center of Huntsville, Ala. and Floretta Walton of Dyersburg; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William N. "Bear" Roden; her parents, Robert Ewin Cryer and Lillie Pearl Ethridge Cryer; a sister, Betty L. Ables; and two brothers, James Robert Cryer and Jesse F. Cryer.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Hospice Palative Care, Springfield, Mo.


Joe B. Short, 55, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 at his residence.

He was owner of Joe's Lawn Service and attended Westside Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. James Combs officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

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

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Rogers Short of Dyersburg; two daughters, Regina Lynn Ramsey and Jennifer Jo Short, both of Dyersburg; five sisters, Louise Parker of Bogota, Martha Fields of Yorkville, Mary McNeely of Finley, Nadine Haynes and Rosie Robbins, both of Dyersburg; and two grandchildren, Jonathon Ryan Ramsey and McKenzie Leigh Ramsey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Iva Hastings Short.