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Obituaries for May 22, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sven E. "Swede" Jonsson, 67, of Newbern, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of Dyersburg Moose Lodge.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. today in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Bro. James Love officiating.

The family will receive visitors at 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Williams Jonsson of Newbern; a daughter, Elana Jonsson of Ocean Side, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Carol Simpson of Dyersburg; a son, Matt Jonsson of Ocean Side, Calif.; a stepson, James "Jimbo" Simpson of Napersville, Ill.; and three step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Martha Smith Jonsson.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.


Elizabeth Lewis, 48, of Jackson, died Thursday, May 14, 2009 at her residence.

She was a certified nursing assistant.

Services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Parker's Chapel C.M.E. Church in Gibson. Burial was the church cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Bianca Webb of Katy, Texas; three sons, Maurice Webb of Kathy, Texas, Eric Rice and wife, Patricia, of Milan and Timothy Hall of Katy, Texas; five sisters, Joanne Bolton of Jackson, Linda Adkisson and husband, Richard, Brenda Black and husband, Anthony, Birdie Mays and husband, Tim, of Milan, Annette Northern of Humboldt; seven brothers, Andrew Cunningham and wife, Deborah, of Nashville, Charles Williams and wife, Freda, of Horn Lake, Miss., James C. Williams of Huron, James E. Williams of Newbern, Charles A. Williams and Christopher Williams of Jackson, and Frankie Cunningham of Murfreesboro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Lee Lewis; her parents, Marvin and Lrene Ross; and two grandchildren.


Edna Mae Martin, 88, of Trimble, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at her residence.

She was a homemaker and a member of Nebo United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Leitherland Funeral Home with Bro. Marion Stephens officiating.

The family will receive visitors at 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband, Harvel Martin of Trimble; two daughters, Gloria Smith and husband, Jake, of Trimble and Vickie McConnell of Trenton; three sons, Curtis Martin and wife, Cindy, of Trimble, Donald Martin of Lake Station, Ind. and Nick Martin and wife, Ilona, of Eaton Town, N.J.; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Lee Martin and Harvel R. Martin; her parents, Fred and Lillie Mae Wright; and three brothers, Carl Wright, Archie Wright and Everett Wright.


Grady Marvin, 82, of Tiptonville, died Thursday, May 21, 2009 at his residence.

He was retired as a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper and correction officer for the Lake County Regional Correction Center, a farmer, an Army veteran of World War II, a member of Harmony Masonic Lodge, 32nd-degree Scottish Rite, a member of the American Legion, past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, past president of the Tiptonville Civitan Club, and past commander of the VFW.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tiptonville Church of Christ, where he was a lifelong member, with Don Reel officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

The family will receive visitors at 5-8 p.m. today at the Tiptonville Chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Willa Dean Martin of Tiptonville; a daughter, Melanie Marvin Hill and husband, Blaine, of Smyrna; a son, John Derrick Marvin and wife, Mary Louise, of Friendship; a stepdaughter, Belynda Jo Adams of Birmingham, Ala.; a stepson, Kyle Adams of Lauderdale, Miss.; three grandchildren, Michael Marvin, Alex Hill and Emily Hill; a step-grandchild, Madison Rose Adams; and a great-grandchild, Kameron Marvin.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lou Marvin; his parents, Joseph and Lula Campbell Marvin; and a grandson, Jeffrey Allen Marvin.

Pallbearers will be Michael Marvin, Alex Hill, Belynda Jo Adams, Laura Hinton, Kyle Adams and George Hall. Honorary pallbearers will be Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers and friends.