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Obituaries for Sept. 23, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Janet Boone Black, 85, of Bolivar, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

She was retired Registrar-at-large for the Hardeman County Election Commission after 35 years, a member of Bolivar Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a charter member of Hardeman County Chapter of the DAR and served as librarian for many years.

Services were at 2:30 p.m. Monday Shackleford Funeral Home in Bolivar. Burial was in Rainey Cemetery in Toone.

Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Hook and husband, Errol, of Dyersburg; a son, Howard V. Black II and wife, Cathy, of Bolivar; a sister, Minnie Lee Ward of Jackson; five grandchildren, Errol Michael Hook of Rosemark, Amy Hook Kimler of Hendersonville, John Madison Hook of Humboldt, Roy Vincent Black and Hannah Mae Black, both of Bolivar; and four great-grandchildren, Trace, Madison Katherine and Cole Boone Kimler and John Watterson Hook.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Vincent Black Sr.; and her parents, Joseph Otha and Maggie Hall Boone.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Hardeman County Arts Council or Bolivar Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


Randy Lee Bradshaw, 46, of Troy, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was a member of the National Guard.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at White-Mahon Funeral Home in Union City with the Rev. Danny Neal officiating. Burial will be in Terrace Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include three sisters, Gail Tatum of Dyersburg, Betty Andrews of Union City and Helen Eggleston of Elizabeth, Penn.; two brothers, Ray Bradshaw of Rives and Ronnie Bradshaw of Troy; eight nieces and seven nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Cleveland Bradshaw and Mary Louise Sampson Bradshaw.

Pallbearers will be Brian Tatum, John Eaves, Danny Ray Bradshaw, Kenneth Mitchell, Keith Hepler, Don Eggleston, Mike Driggers and Chris Flowers.


Otis Kenneth Ray Lemons, 66, of Newbern, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was a self-employed farmer, mechanic and truck driver, and retired from the Army National Guard.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Klutts officiating. Burial will be in Rehoboth Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his fiancée Janie King of Newbern; three daughters, Jennifer Coleman and husband, Eric, April Hinson and husband, Jeremy and Tammy Holcomb and husband, Tab, all of Newbern; a son, Teddy McBride and wife, Debbie, of Newbern; two sisters, Reba Elgin of Dyersburg and Emma Jean Underwood of Water Valley, Miss.; a brother, Willie G. "Bill" Lemons of Newbern; and six grandchildren, Abby McBride, Alex McBride, Tyler Holcomb, Tanner Holcomb, Mackenzie Coleman and Avery Hinson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Gray Lemons and Emma Lou Walker Lemons; three sisters, Marie Jones, Helen Hendricks and Linda Roark; and a brother, Cecil Lemons.

Pallbearers will be Steven Agee, Terry Lemons, Anthony Lemons, Ronnie Collins, Johnny Hendricks and Walter Jowers.


Myrtle Franks Lynch, 90, of Dyersburg, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of Sanctuary Pentecostal Church.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Mount Hope Cemetery with Steve Walker officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two nieces, Doris Morgan of Benton, Ky. and Janie Taylor of Dyersburg; a sister-in-law, Betty Franks of Ridgely; and her caregiver, Joy Walker of Dyersburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joshua and Ola Franks; and four brothers, J.L. Franks, William Franks, R.L. Franks and James Franks.


Debra Jean Parrish, 47, of Dyer, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008 at Gibson General Hospital in Trenton.

She was a machine operator for Quebecor World, formerly World Color Press.

Services will be at 7 p.m. today at Curry Funeral Home with Brother John Morris officiating.

The family will receive visitors at 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include a son, Chase E. Smith of Dyersburg; her father, John A. Hotseller of Mooresville, Ind.; a sister, Donna Hotseller of Beech Grove, Ind.; a brother, Darrell Edwards of Florida; and a grandchild, Haleigh C. Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Arnold Parrish, and her mother, Shelby J. Hotseller.


Anita N. Taylor, 59, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerome Taylor officiating.

The family will receive visitors at noon-8 p.m. Friday at Thompson's Mortuary in Ripley and at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Taylor Sr. of Dyersburg; two sons, Jonathan Taylor and Roderick Taylor, both of Dyersburg; five stepchildren, the Rev. Kenneth Taylor, the Rev. Robert Taylor and Jannifer Ross, all of Dyersburg, Sherry King of Montgomery, Ala. and Eric Taylor of Jackson; her mother, Helen Nelson of Tiptonville; four sisters, Doris Liggons of Fayetteville, N.C., Brenda Cooper and Walnita Nelson, both of South Fulton and Joyce Walker of Bartlett, Ill.; a half sister, Eddie Mae Schaffer of Dyersburg; two brothers, Johnny Nelson of Tiptonville and Charles Nelson of Memphis; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.