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Obituaries for September 30, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Elon Allen Anderson, 66, of Dyersburg, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 at his residence.

He was a dozer operator for Cliffco.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Tony Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in Sorrells Chapel Cemetery in Dyersburg.

Survivors include his wife, Dixie Kathryn Anderson of Dyersburg; two sons, Tony Anderson and Kenneth Anderson, both of Dyersburg; a sister, Martha Ables of Dyersburg; three brothers, Jerry Anderson, Johnny Anderson and Ronnie Anderson, all of Dyersburg; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Hall Anderson and Gracie Rogers Anderson; and a sister, Deloma Wright.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Ables, Rob Rogers, Rick Smith, Keith Ables, Jimmy Ables and Jimmy Stanford.


Marjorie Marie Willis Gatlin, 58, of Unionville, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 at her residence.

She was a homemaker. She was employed with HIS of Bruston for 10 years before moving back to Lake County. She was a member of Main Street Church of Christ in Newbern.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Sean Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

The family will receive visitors at 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey Dean of Unionville and Jason Dean of Rutherford; two stepdaughters, Lisa Gatlin of Newbern and Angela Gatlin of Union City; three grandchildren, Gage, Kaylee and Hannah Dean; four step-grandchildren, Lowel, Thomas and Mathew Owen and Stephanie Kobilka; and a brother, Harvey Willis of Camden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Gatlin of Newbern; her parents, Lloyd and Frankie Willis of Ridgely; and a brother, Bobby Willis of Battle Creek, Mich.

Pallbearers will be Dan Willis, Harold England, Danny England, Billy Goodlett, Derek Jones and Chase Kohl. Honorary pallbearer will be Walter Lowery.