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Obituaries for December 24, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Rachel Ann Wyatt Antley, 71, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 at Oakwood Community Living Center.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Friendship Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Sollis officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Kathy McGlaughlin and LeAnn Antley, both of Dyersburg, Dianne Masters and Charlene Bardo, both of Wyoming and Jamie Hicks of Portland, Ore.; a son, Charles Bardo of Portland, Ore.; a brother, Frank Wyatt of Dyersburg; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Frank Wyatt and Rachel Garrison.


Louise Sewell "Mama Eze" Criswell, 82, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

She was retired as a production worker for Sylvania, a member of East Court Street Church of Christ, a member of Senior Circle, and a former day care operator.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Chuck Richardson and Sister Mildred Osborne officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive visitors from 3-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Survivors include a daughter, Sheila Richardson of Dyersburg; four sons, Billy Criswell of Oklahoma City, Okla., Wayne Criswell of Dyer, Larry Criswell of Norfolk, Va., and Chris Criswell of Dyersburg; a sister, Pearl Gamble of Dyersburg; 10 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Criswell Sr. and Sammy G. Criswell; her parents, Walter and Beedie Sewell; four sisters, Mable Spain, Lucille Reed, Maurine Glover and Emma Summitt; brothers Roy Sewell, Royce Sewell and Loyce Sewell; and her mini-schnauzer, Smoky.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Kilzer, Ben Richardson, Charlie Richardson, Buddy Criswell, Steve Criswell and Larry Criswell Jr.


Joyce Marie Horner, 69, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 at her residence.

She was an artist, a member of McCullough Chapel Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir and a former Sunday school teacher.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at McCullough Chapel Baptist Church with Bro. Don Williams officiating.

The widow of Don Horner Sr., survivors include Regina Horner of Atwood; a son, Don Horner II of Ridgely; a sister, Doris Simpson of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


Minerva Louise Jackson Wilson, 97, of Gleason, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 at The Bridge at Ridgely.

She was a retired beautician and a Baptist.

Graveside services were at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Beth Page Cemetery in Mason Hall. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves three friends who cared for her, Elizabeth Jackson, Cindy Gray and Bethany Petrie, all of Newbern.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wilson; her parents, James Thomas Jackson and Martha Jane Bradford Jackson; and a brother, Wyatt Jackson.