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Obituaries for July 26, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Doris Marie Preslar, 67, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, July 23, 2009 at The Highlands of Dyersburg.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. James Hooper officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors at 3-6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen Pinkley and Janice Pinkley Westmoreland, both of Dyersburg; a son, Kenneth Pinkley of Alabama; three sisters, Eloise Burkely and Mary Frances Gatlin, both of Dyersburg and Linda Hicks of Finley; a brother, Earlie Preslar Jr. of Dyersburg; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Robert Sewell, Jimmy Gatlin, Rob Shores, Mike Lamb, Jeff Via and Wayne Hulme.


Mrs. Mary Violet Hatch, 87, of Dyersburg, died Friday, July 24, 2009 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

She was a homemaker, a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Bemis and very active in all church activities.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Carson and the Rev. Jerry Damesworth officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Viar and husband, Cecil, of Dyersburg; three sons, Raymond Hatch and wife, Helen, Ronnie Hatch and wife, Carol, and Roger Hatch and wife, Sandy, all of Jackson; 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. L.B. Hatch; her parents, J.W. and Eliza King Watson; a sister, Martha Douglas; five brothers, James Watson, Reuben Watson, Cass Watson, Clayburn Watson and Johnny Watson; and a nephew, Tom "Sonny" Watson.

Pallbearers will be Jason Viar, Tyler Schrupp, Trevor Schrupp, Jared Walker, Nathan Schrupp and Dustin Weaver. Honorary pallbearers will be Alex Viar and Leon Viar.


James E. Williamson, 87, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, July 23, 2009 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

He was retired as a mechanic for Newman Jones Ford, a member of West Dyersburg Church of Christ, a U.S. Army veteran and member of the 17th Airborne Division - Glider Infantry in World War II, a former employee of Heckethorn Manufacturing, and an avid fisherman.

Services were Saturday, July 25, at Dyersburg Funeral Home with Carl Mills officiating. Burial was in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include three sons, Jimmy Williamson, Larry Williamson and Jerry Williamson, all of Dyersburg; a sister, Mary Strawn of Dyersburg; two brothers, Bobby Williamson and Doug Williamson, both of Dyersburg; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Moore Williamson; his parents, Albert and Cora Williamson; and a sister, JoElla Eudaley.

Pallbearers will be Corey Criswell, Shane Evans, Lynn Williamson, Shannon Williamson, Mark Strawn, Chuck Moore and Cody Garrett.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society.