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Obituaries for December 13, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Jerry Lee McGuire, 50, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 at his residence.

He was a former employee of HECO.

Graveside services were Wednesday at Dyer County Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Craig Inman officiating. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Latisha Sweatt of Dyersburg; a son, Justin McGuire of RoEllen; a brother, Johnny McGuire of Dyersburg; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Mary Julia Dowdy McGuire.


Ricky Phillips, 52, of El Paso, Texas, died Nov. 29, 2009.

He was a computer program analysis and a U.S. Marine veteran.

A memorial service was held Dec. 5 in Greenville.

He was born in Dyersburg on Sept. 15, 1957 to Vannie Wright Phillips and Harley Phillips.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Knoll Phillips, his mother Vannie M. Lewis; two sisters, Elaine Stutter of Pontiac, Miss. and Mary See of Columbia; and three brothers, Kenneth Phillips of Jonesborough, Scott Phillips and Jackie Lewis, both of Dyersburg.