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Obituaries for Jan. 25, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

John Roland Cannon Jr., 30, of Finley, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a welder for Systems Contracting, a Baptist, former lieutenant with the Dyer County Sheriff's Department, and an avid fisherman and NASCAR fan.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his wife, Shannon White Cannon of Finley; two daughters, Emma Cannon and Savannah Heathcott, both of Finley; his mother, Pamela Diane McKee of Lenox; his father and stepmother, John Roland Cannon Sr. and Beverly Cannon of Henning; two sisters, Kim Dew and Christian McKee, both of Lenox; a brother, Adam Cannon of Ripley; his grandmother, Laura Cannon of Henning; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tom and Rose White of Finley.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Herman Cannon and Paul and Dorothy Newman.

Pallbearers will be Heath Walker, Lynn Waller, Alan Fair, Adam Fisher, Kenny Gibbons, Shaun Crouch, Rick Gregory and Bill French. Honorary pallbearers will be Dewayne Cannon, Gary Cannon and Ashley Newman.


Nelle Deere Dodson, 89, of Halls, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at Dyersburg Manor.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with Bro. Bill Phelps officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Halls. Halls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The widow of Harold Dodson, survivors include a daughter, Jackie Dodson Puckett of Mayfield, Ky.; a son, Johnny Dodson of Halls; and three grandchildren, John Puckett of Halls, and Josh Puckett and Lauren Puckett, both of Mayfield, Ky.


Mary Lynn Harris, 64, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009 at Oakwood Community Living Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Williams officiating. Burial will be in Sorrell's Chapel Cemetery in Dyersburg.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Hallmark of Dyersburg; three sons, Clyde Nathan Harris, Frankie Harris and Gene Harris, all of Dyersburg; three sisters, Hazel Garrard of Mantachie, Miss., Marylee McDonald of Saltillo, Miss., and Evelyn Thomas of Guntown, Miss.; two brothers, Larry Gene Brown of Saltillo, Miss., and Jimmy Allen Brown of Guntown, Miss.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Daniel Harris; her parents, James Edward and Lina Othello Brown; and a sister, Rosie Mae Cook.

Pallbearers will be sons and grandsons, David Hallmark, Erick Hallmark, Bradley Harris, Clyde Nathan Harris, Frankie Harris and Gene Harris.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the American Red Cross.


Robert Earl Hendrix, 68, of McKenzie, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at Oak Manor Health Care Center in McKenzie.

He was retired as a factory worker for Dyersburg Fabrics.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Brummitt Funeral Home in McKenzie with Bro. Dennis Trull officiating. Burial will be in Caledonia Cemetery in McKenzie.

The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Sexton Hendrix of McKenzie; a daughter, Vickie Glisson and husband, Raymond, of McKenzie; two sons, Terry Carroll and wife, Cathy, of McKenzie and Tony Carroll of Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Linda Sellers and Lahoma Wheatley, both of Dyersburg; a brother, Darrell Hendrix of Dyersburg; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Maxwell and Mildred Russell Hendrix.


Mildred Davis Howse, 86, of Brownsville, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at Haywood Park Community Hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Brownsville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Williams officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Gilliam Howse of Brownsville; her daughter, Mary E. Gaynor of Lexington; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Gaynor of Crossville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Lillie Palmer Davis.

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


Farris Ray McIntosh, 76, of Newbern, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009 at Union City Manor.

He was a retired employee of Colonial Rubber, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Trimble First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Oakley officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

Survivors include his wife, Alice McIntosh of Newbern; two sons, Durand Ray McIntosh and wife, Tina, of Nashville and Jeffrey Ray McIntosh and wife, Amy of Cave Creek, Ariz.; a sister, Marva Faye Duncan of Martin; and six grandchildren, Taylor McIntosh, Savannah McIntosh, John Robert McIntosh, Melissa McIntosh, Jackson Ray McIntosh and Elizabeth Holly McIntosh.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodie Ray McIntosh and Georgia Reaves McIntosh; and a sister, Jeanette McIntosh Dunegan.

Pallbearers will be Lewis Shelton, John Moore, Mike Murray, Gary Stout, Dennis Stout and John Duncan. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Murray, Timothy Phillips and Clay Deal.


"Moody" Ozment II, 50, of Newbern, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at Wesley Care Center in Dyersburg.

He was a forklift operator.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery in Newbern with the Rev. Nathe Ozment officiating.

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

Survivors include his companion, Christine Mitchem of Newbern; two daughters, Chasidy Hicks and husband, Jonathan, of Newbern and Candy Ozment of Ridgely; two sons, Bubba Ozment and fiancée, Melody McGuire, of Bogota and Justin Ozment of Ridgely; a sister, Bertha King of Newbern; four brothers, Tommy Ozment of Newbern, Bill Ozment of Millsfield, Mikey Ozment of Paris and Rodger Ozment of Dyer; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, George Oran Barham Ozment; his parents, Mathew Moody Ozment Sr. and Mattie Lucion Scarborough Ozment; and a brother, Jimmy Ozment.

Pallbearers will be Carl King, Matt Ozment, Mark Quinton, Johnny Keeling, Steve Ross and Russell Willis. Honorary pallbearer will be Tony Willis.