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Obituaries for March 1, 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Julia James Bates, 93, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at H.H. Hudson Funeral Home. Burial will be in East Court Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Julie Mae Bolds of Charleston, Mo., and Annie Pearl Burks of Tupelo, Miss.


Elnora Cunningham Mullins, 87, of Wingo, Ky., died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 at Western Baptist Hospital.

She was a member of Wingo Baptist Church and the former Wingo Eastern Star.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Wingo Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Solowey officiating.

The family will receive visitors at noon today at Brown Funeral Home in Wingo.

Survivors include three daughters, Sue Lynch and husband, Bob, of Wingo, Ky., Shannon McNutt and husband, Bob, of Mayfield, Ky., and Ginger Barnett and husband, Eddie, of Dyersburg; a brother, Jimmy Cunningham of Mayfield, Ky.; and a grandson, Tommy McNutt of Mayfield, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Mullins; her parents, William Bryant and Effie Weaks Cunningham; and a grandson, Robert Timothy Lynch.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Via, Greg Via, Gary Patterson, Junior Cunningham, Tommy McNutt and Frankie Crittendon.


David Allen Parker, 39, of Lowell, Ind., formerly of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 at St. Anthony's Hospital.

He was a robotics engineer, attended Lighthouse Apostolic Church in Greenfield, was a 1988 graduate of Dyersburg High School, a U.S. Navy veteran of six years serving as an electronics technician in Desert Storm, and an avid softball player and coach.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Lynn McCall and the Rev. Jeff Smith officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Elaine Parker of Lowell, Ind.; a daughter, Chelsea Ruth Parker of Dyersburg; three sons, Tyler Johnson, Jacob Hegeduis and Noah Cecil Parker, all of Lowell, Ind.; his parents, Jerry and JoNell Howell Parker of McKenzie; two sisters, Donna Parker Haynes of Dyersburg and Kimberly Parker Mills of Tiptonville; and a brother, Jerry Parker Jr. of McKenzie.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Cecil and Ethel Parker, and Edith Howell.

Pallbearers will be Steve Arwood, Evan Parker, Derek Parker, Jerry Bailey, Rob Petty, Tyler Haynes, John Baker and Michael Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be John Caleb Ables and Jerry Parker Jr.


Edith Wells, 82, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 at Reelfoot Manor.

She was a homemaker.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The widow of Joe Wells, survivors include a daughter, Nancy Jan Stupar of Hobart, Ind.