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Obituaries for Dec. 21, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

John Franklin Allen, 87, of Tiptonville, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 at Healthsouth Cane Creek Rehabilitation Center in Martin.

He was a retired construction foreman for Arkmo Power, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and was an avid fisherman and trap shooter, having won the Tennessee State Trap Championship in the 1990s.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home - Tiptonville Chapel with the Rev. Marita Burkeen officiating. Burial will be in Lake Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive visitors today at 1 p.m. at the Tiptonville Chapel.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Michie of Woodlands, Texas, and Terry Coppage of Braggadocio, Mo.; a son, Kenneth Wayne Allen of Memphis; a sister, Ruby Haynes of Decatur, Texas; six grandchildren, Scott Michie, Paul Michie, Alexis Michie, Todd Coppage, Colby Coppage and Daniel Allen; and a great-grandchild, Statyn Coppage.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Helen Allen; his parents, James and Sadie Allen; and a sister, Ruth Hollensed.

Pallbearers will be Frank Bobo, William Forrest, Bobby Cooper, Bobby Patterson, George Allen and David Gooch. Honorary pallbearer will be Johnny Inlow.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


Delores E. Haynes, 62, of Tiptonville, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a training specialist at Northwest Correctional Complex.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Tiptonville First Baptist Church, where she was a member, with the Rev. Richard Kenyon officiating. Burial will be in Lake Memorial Gardens in Tiptonville.

The family will receive visitors today from 5:30-8 p.m. at Dyersburg Funeral Home - Tiptonville Chapel.

Survivors include her husband, Andy Haynes; a daughter, Kalista Dawn Bratton of Ooltewah; a stepdaughter, Courtney Haynes Hicks and husband, Peter, of Senatobia, Miss.; three sisters, Peggy Norris and Penny Bratton, both of Tiptonville, and Carolyn Kimbrell of Dyersburg; and two grandchildren, John Robert Bratton and Abbey Bratton.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society.


Ethan Bradley Jowers, infant son of Bradley Steven Jowers and Danielle Elise Jowers of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Services were Saturday at Enon Cemetery in Halls with Bro. Mathews George officiating. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a sister, Emily Kate Jowers of Dyersburg; grandparents Rodney and Gina McBroom of Ripley, and Mark and Carla Jowers of Dyersburg; great-grandparents Tim and Linda Carmack of Gates, Etta McBroom, Glen and Mazie Barr of Dyersburg; and great-great-grandfather Wiston Carmack of Gates.

He was preceded in death by great-grandparents Robert and Peggy Jowers, and Whitety McBroom.


Susan N. Tirey, 69, of Finley, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

She was retired as a licensed practical nurse after 41 years with Parkview Hospital and Dyersburg Regional Medical Center, and was a member of West Dyersburg Church of Christ.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Chamblee and the Rev. Carmon Dennison officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Marshall Don Tirey of Finley; two daughters, Suzanne Hoggatt and husband, Ben, of Finley, and Tracy Tirey of Paragould, Ark.; two sons, Alan Tirey of Dyersburg and Bryant Tirey of Finley; two sisters, Doaney Winchester of Tatumville and Rebecca Deason of Newbern; five brothers, Freddie Dennison of Memphis, John Dennison of Ripley, Michal Dennison of Newbern, Carmon Dennison of Dyersburg and Randall Dennison of Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren, Emily Tirey of Memphis, and Anna Childress, Kelly Childress and Kirk Hoggatt, all of Finley; and a great-grandchild, Jacob Wroten of Finley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ross and Joanna Dennison; and two brothers, Samuel Dennison and Eugene Dennison.

Pallbearers will be Gene Finley, Dale Woods, Kirk Hoggatt, Ben Hoggatt, Bryant Tirey and Marty Permenter.