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Obituaries for March 19, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Paul Franklin Climer, 90, of Springville, formerly of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, Tenn.

He was a former lineman with Dyersburg and Milan public utilities, a member of Russwood Baptist Church, a 3rd-degree Mason of Milan Lodge, and a former member and deacon at Northside Baptist Church in Milan.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Russwood Baptist Church with Bradley Osborne and Kenneth Basham officiating. Burial will be in Centerville Cemetery in Milan.

The family will receive visitors from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris, Tenn., and at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Sue Pruett Climer of Springville; a daughter, Shirley Ann Walker of Springville; a son, Paul Donald Climer and wife, Phyllis, of Halls; five sisters, Doris Ramey and husband, L.B., of RoEllen, Liz Taylor and husband, Buddy, and Christine LaRue, all of Chicago, Ill., Evelyn Kelly of Nauvoo, and Dorothy Tibbs and husband, Jim, of Dyersburg; three brothers, Harry E. Climer and wife, Clara, of West Memphis, Ark., Bill Climer and wife, Margaret, of Dyersburg, and Raymond Climer and wife, Shirley, of South Carolina; two grandchildren, Beth Wooster and husband, Nick, of Arkansas, and Chris Climer and wife, Isabelle, of Nashville; and two great-grandchildren, Annabelle and George Climer.

He was preceded in death by his father, Burton Franklin Climer; his mother, Jettie Pinkley Climer Epperson; a sister and a brother.

Pallbearers will be David Cloyd, Mike Fisher, Dwight Corbin, Bill Fite, Tom Bell and John Spencer.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Russwood Baptist Church Building Fund, 4480 E. Antioch Rd., Springville, TN 38256.


Leonard Cooley Jr., 80, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

He was retired as assistant superintendent for the Dyer County School System, a Navy veteran, a member of Dyersburg Kiwanis Club, past Kiwanis lieutenant governor of Tennessee, a former business teacher at Dyersburg High School, and received his master's degree from Memphis State University.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. John Lowrance officiating. Burial will be in Rehoboth Cemetery.

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

Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Cooley West of Dyersburg; and a brother, William "Bill" Cooley of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Cooley Sr. and Ruby Street Cooley.


Harvey Dewitt Parnell, 76, of Lebanon, Tenn., formerly of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at VA Medical Center in Nashville.

He was a retired employee of Colonial Rubber, a Navy veteran of the Korean War, and an avid hunter and fisherman.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Fairview Cemetery with John Huse Robinson officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include two daughters, Melanie Swims of Olive Branch, Miss., and Holly Lanius of Lebanon, Tenn.; two sisters, Mary Hudson of Ridgely and Ann Rankin of Chicago; a brother, Gerald Parnell of Hornbeak; and five grandchildren, Megan Lanius, Olivia Lanius, Joshua Lanius, Barret Swims and Alexander Swims.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Porter and Myrtle Parnell.


Shirley Jean Scott, 61, of Dyersburg, died Friday, March 13, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services will be held Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church with the Rev. W.L. McCadney officiating. Burial will be held in the East Court Cemetery Monday, March 23, at 11 a.m. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Survivors include a son, George Lee Scott of Dyersburg; three sisters, Ocie Hampton of Los Angeles, Calif., Ora Mae Woods and Bobby J. Jones of Dyersburg; a brother, Ernest Claude Woods of Dyersburg; and three nieces, Shirlon Woods of Union City, Tahsa Newberry of Humboldt, and Tassie McElrath of Dyersburg.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley J. Scott; a sister, Rebecca Woods; and a brother, Willie Woods.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.


Genrose Warren, 79, of Crockett Mills, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at Bells Nursing Home.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Friendship Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Foropoulos officiating. Burial will be in Bellevernon Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Dempsey of Cordova and Lana White of Madison; a sister, Martha Sherrod of Bells; three grandchildren, Brandi Lenz, Ashley Booker and Eric Wilson; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.H. Warren.

Pallbearers will be W.H. Fennel, Ted May, Heath Pigue, John Davidson, Dwayne Wheeler and Charlie Estes.