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Obituaries for September 11, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Henderson - Jamie Canada, age 64, died Wednesday evening, September 9, 2009 at his home in the Harts Bridge Community of Madison County.

Mr. Canada was born and reared in Dyer County, the son of the late Herston and Grace Riley Canada. He graduated from Trimble High School in 1963 and had completed many continuing education courses from area Voc Tech schools in plumbing, electrical, refrigeration, and other maintenance courses. He had worked as supervisor of maintenance for the Chester County Board of Education for the past 10 years. He was a licensed auctioneer with Don Ellis Auctioneers.

He was married to Janet Moss and they made their home in the Harts Bridge Road Community of Madison County.

Mr. Canada was a retired Sergeant First Class, E7 from the Tennessee National Guard after serving over 38 years with the Trenton Armory.

He is survived by his wife Janet Moss Canada of Henderson, a son Brian Canada and wife Lisa of Jackson, a daughter April Canada of Henderson, two step sons: Keith Moss and wife Anita of Pinson and Kevin Moss and wife Jada of Medon and eight grandchildren. He also has a sister Hope Dunivant of Kenton.

He was predeceased by three brothers; Billy, Riley, and Joe Glenn Canada and by two sisters Josephine Sims and Sunshine Schrier.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Saturday at Johnson -- Williams Funeral Home in Newbern with burial to follow with military honors at Church Grove Cemetery near Newbern.

The family will receive friends at Shackelford -- Casey Chapel in Henderson from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday and at Johnson -- Williams Funeral Home in Newbern from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM Saturday.


Ed Gatlin, 81, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 at his residence.

He was owner of Gatlin's Grocery for over 50 years and a member of Phillips Street Church of Christ.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg with Bro. Tom Bright officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. today at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Sue Gatlin of Dyersburg; a daughter, Pat Gamble and husband, Thomas, of Dyersburg; a son, Donald Gatlin and wife, Jackie, of Dyersburg; a brother, Earl Gatlin and wife, Mary, of Dyersburg; four grandchildren, Chad Gamble, Dr. Jermey Gatlin, Bradley Gatlin and Stephanie Gamble; and a great-grandchild, Addison Gatlin.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Boyd; and three brothers, Cecil Gatlin, Millard Gatlin and Paul Gatlin.

Pallbearers will be Dan Fowlkes, Jimmy Barbour, Ronnie Turner, Jerry Klutts, Brodie Cupples and Danny Fowlkes.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Phillips Street Church of Christ, 912 Phillips St., Dyersburg, TN 38024.


Daniel Wayne Tate, 52, of Ridgely, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2009 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was an employee of Georgia Gulf.

Services were at 2 p.m. Sept. 6 at Calvary Independent Baptist Church with Bro. Carl Southerland and Bro. Marvin Tate officiating. Burial was in New Haven Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Jeremy Scott of Wynnburg; seven sisters, Carol Gatlin of Rogersville, Ala., Brenda Campbell of Hornbeak, Patricia Dudley of RoEllen, and Jessica Moore, Sharon Moore, Nancy York and Linda Smith, all of Ridgely; and five brothers, Ray Tate of Jonesboro, Ark., Marvin Tate of Brookland, Ark., Joe Tate of Obion, Donnie Tate and Gene Tate, both of Ridgely.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Ruby Tate; and a brother, Hillsman Howard "Buddy" Tate.

Pallbearers were Jeremy Scott, Bobby Dudley Jr., Chris Tate, Brian Moore, Royce York, Shane Webb and Roger "Cotton" Brewer.


Peyton Walton, 7 months, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sorrells Chapel Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his parents, Blake and Gillian Walton of Dyersburg; a sister, McKinley Walton of Dyersburg; a brother, Brylan Walton of Dyersburg; grandparents Joe and Kelly Elmore of Germantown, Steve and Angela Permenter and Bruce and Belinda Walton, all of Dyersburg; and great-grandparents Joe and Virginia Elmore, and Bruce and Doris Walton, all of Dyersburg, Charlotte Permenter of Newbern and Mary Nell Wyrick of Trimble.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Elmore and Cody Walton.