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Obituaries for March 8, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Polly Edmiston Clark, 93, of Yorkville, died Friday, March 6, 2009 at Obion County Nursing Home in Union City.

She was retired as an office manager for Singer in Jackson, Mich., a member of Yorkville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion in Jackson, Mich.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Christopher Marks officiating. Burial will be in Yorkville Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 2-4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Joan Dean of Manitau Beach, Mich.; a stepson, John Clark of Panama City, Fla.; two nieces, Vickie Gantt of Yorkville and Michelle Bell of Union City; a nephew, Lynn Edmiston of Gleason; and a great-great-niece, Alexandria Welch of Union City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Clark.

Pallbearers will be Gene Allmon, Hugh Hicks, Larry Hicks, David Earl Glidwell, Tommy Edmiston and John Gregory.


Joe Ellis, 67, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was retired from Colonial Rubber Works and an Air Force veteran.

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

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

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Tina Baker Hardin of Dyersburg; a stepson, Andrew Baker of Dyersburg; a sister, Sylvia J. Ellis Bogusz and husband, John, of Dyersburg; and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dossie and Ruth Barker Ellis; and three brothers, D.H. Ellis, J.W. Ellis and Billie J. Ellis.


Ann Harris, 62, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was retired from Sylvania and a member of Fort Hudson Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Layman officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include a daughter, Charley Brook Harris of Dyersburg; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Harris Pugh of Dyersburg; a son, Lee Lewis of Dyersburg; three sisters, Pat Myracle, Carol Sherman and Janis Hicks, all of Dyersburg; a half brother, Edward Davenport of Cleveland, Miss.; two grandchildren, Brent Lewis and Casey Sage Lewis, both of Dyersburg; and a special friend and caregiver, Judy Lane of Dyersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jody Harris; a son, James Lee Lewis Jr.; her parents, Lonnie and Virgie Davenport; and a brother, Vic Davenport.

Pallbearers will be Brent Lewis, Raymond Davenport, Chris Darling, Olen Parker, Rick Crawford and Rick Davenport. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Stanbrough and Jerry Patton.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Fort Hudson Baptist Church.


Julia McCorkle Montgomery, 88, of Newbern, died Friday, March 6, 2009 at Wesley Care Center in Dyersburg.

She was a beauty-school instructor for Mr. Alfred's in Harlingen, Texas, a member of the PBO Sisterhood of Mission, Texas, where she served as president, and a member of the Newbern Saddle Club, DAR, and Newbern Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at McCorkle Cemetery in Newbern with the Rev. George Butler officiating. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Tanya Sandlin of Newbern; two grandchildren, Benji Sandlin of Dyersburg and Dana Sorenson of Newbern; and five great-grandchildren, Michael Sandlin, Kenney Sandlin, T.J. Ramirez, Ashley Sandlin and Derik Sorenson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E.L. Montgomery; two sisters and brothers.

Pallbearers will be Michael Sandlin, Kenney Sandlin, Benji Sandlin, John Huie, Will Newsome and Billy Parks.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Newbern Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 310 E. Main St., Newbern, TN 38059; or McCorkle Cemetery Association, 915 Williams St., Newbern, TN.


Jimmy Dale Tatum, 53, of Ridgely, died Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was retired from Dyersburg Fabrics, a member of the Church of Christ, and a 1973 graduate of Lake County High School.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Ridgely Chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. David Gray officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his wife, Lisa Tatum of Little Rock, Ark.; two daughters, Courtney Tatum of Ridgely and Mallory Tatum of Little Rock, Ark.; a son, Jeremy Tatum of Ridgely; his parents, Claude and Betty Tatum of Ridgely; two sisters, Kathy Jones and husband, Steve, of Ridgely, and Tammy Horner and husband, Ricky, of Dyersburg; and two grandchildren, Jayden Tatum and Dylan Davis.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Lott, Scotty Johnson, Randy Gardner, Dallas Ogden, William Sampson, Bo Gardner and Dale Brewer.