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Obituaries for March 10, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Alvin W. Klutts., 81, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Dyersburg, died Friday, March 6, 2009 at his residence.

He was owner of A.W.K. Industries Inc. and Merchant Marine veteran of World War II.

A memorial service will be held today at 4 p.m. at College Park Baptist Church, 1914 Edgewater Drive, Orlando.

Visitation with the family will be held from 2-3:45 p.m. at the church.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley K. Zielinski and husband, Henry, and Sally K. Inness and husband, Mark, all of Orlando, Fla.; two sons, Eddie W. Klutts of North Carolina and Danny R. Klutts and wife, Dianne, of Newbern; two sisters, Jewell Michael and Jessie Pearl Haynes, both of Tennessee; a brother, Phonzo P. Klutts of Indiana; five grandchildren, Kimberly Stewart, Jonathan Klutts, Adam Klutts, Jessica Zielinski and Jenna Zielinski; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Lucille Klutts.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Hospice of the Comforter, 605 Montgomery Rd., Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.


Woodrow "Woody" Scearce, 82, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, March 7, 2009 at his residence.

He was a retired mechanic, deputy and road-crew supervisor for the Dyer County Sheriff's Department, a Baptist, a member of the American Legion and a Navy veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Wallace officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Scearce; four sons, Marvin Scearce and wife, Janna, of Halls, Johnny Scearce and wife, Brenda, of Blue Ridge, Ga., Mike Scearce and wife, Evette of McCaysville, Ga. and Stephen Scearce and wife, Courtney, of Dyersburg; five stepdaughters, Jeannie Vickery and husband, Tony, of Halls, Anita Shelton and husband, Jimmy, Renee Kelly and husband, Tim, Monica Jowers and husband, Mike, and Michelle Koele, all of Dyersburg; two stepsons, Ronnie Terrell of Ripley and James Hawkins Jr. of Newbern; two sisters, Lizzie Haynes of Danville, Va. and Betty Connelly of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Robert Scearce of Danville, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Gladys Scearce; and a sister, Barbara Saunders.

Pallbearers will be Jason Scearce, Jonathan Scearce, Ronnie Terrell, Chad Scearce, Shawn Scearce and Nathan Rose. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Willard, Richard Hill and James Motley.


Ollie Faye Sewell, 82, of Dyersburg, died Monday, March 9, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was retired from Heckethorn Manufacturing, and a member of First Baptist Church and the DAV Auxiliary.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Scotty Sewell and the Rev. Mike Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Sewell Owen of Dyersburg; a son, Robert Sewell and wife, Madonna, of Dyersburg; a sister, Sadie Hayes of Humboldt; three grandchildren, Scotty Sewell, Krissy Lee and Kenneth R. Owen II; two step-grandchildren, Shannon Pleasant and Angie Antwine; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis F. "Buck" Sewell; a daughter, Fredia Joyce Sewell; her parents, Elgin and Mary Hopper; and a son-in-law, Kenneth Owen.

Pallbearers will be Chad Lee, Kenneth R. Owen II, Billy Sewell, Trevor Sewell, Jimmy Gatlin and Scotty Sewell.


Peggy Jean Smith, 81, of Friendship, died Monday, March 9, 2009 at Crockett County Nursing Home.

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

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship Funeral Home with Stephen Sutton and C.E. Lipford officiating. Burial will be in Bellevernon Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Sue Smith and Pat Branch, both of Friendship; a son, Donnie Smith and wife, Cindy, of Friendship; a daughter-in-law, Terrie Smith of Friendship; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Park Smith; and a son, Jimmy Smith.

Pallbearers will be James Scott Smith, Michael Smith, Clayton Smith, Daniel Smith, Jim Rice and Tommy Rice. Honorary pallbearers will be George Rice, Gary Wright, Gerald Rodgers, Bobby Jack Stallcup, William E. Young and Harold Park.