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Obituaries for February 2, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Joan "Mawmaw" Buckner, 79, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Clayton Mahan officiating. Burial will be Greenhills Memorial Gardens in Halls.

The family will receive visitors at 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include four daughters, Mary Birmingham of Pickneyville, Ill., Sheila Bryan, Lindy Buckner and Sonjia Buckner, all of Dyersburg; four sons, Donald Buckner of Dyersburg, John Buckner of Clarksville and Julius Buckner and Richard Buckner, both of Manheim, Pa.; a sister, Sue McCory of Missouri; 21 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius Turner Buckner; a daughter, Patricia Ann Henry; her parents, Jake and Bertha Connell Lang; a sister, Audrey Dement; and two granddaughters, Paula Lynn Rugger and Sherry Lynn Buckner.

Pallbearers will be Chris Buckner, Michael Buckner, John Paul Henry, Patrick Sanderson, Tyler Wilbanks and Cade Harrington. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Turner Bryan.

You may sign online condolences at www.johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com


Irene E. Flack, 95, of Newbern, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 at her residence.

She was a homemaker and a member of Newbern First United Methodist Church since May 7, 1925.

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Newbern with the Rev. Gus Lohrum officiating.

The family will receive visitors at 9:30-11:15 a.m. at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Flack, Jo Flack and Patsy Flack Tidwell and husband, Gerald, all of Newbern; a son, Finis Lynn Flack of Newbern; a brother, Charles Caldwell of Newbern; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Finis Robert Flack; two sisters, Marie Berry and Lorene Johnson; and four brothers, Wilbern Caldwell, Hurdle Caldwell, Morgan Caldwell and Harold Caldwell.

Pallbearers will be James Council, Danny Willis, Julian Johnson, Nick Matson II, Nicholas Matson III, Ted Johnson, Jim Berry and James Wilkerson. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe D. Walker and Gene Beasley.

Memorials may be made to Newbern First United Methodist Church, 103 West Main St., Newbern, TN 38059.

You may sign online condolences at www.johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com


Kathleen Grainger, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at Maple Ridge Manor in Dyersburg.

She was a homemaker and a member of Southside Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. David Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

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

Survivors include a son, Gerald Brandon and wife, Judy, of Dyersburg; two sisters, Mary Ella Sullivan and Naulene Jordan, both of Dyersburg; four grandchildren, Joseph Bryan Brandon, David Hughes, Allen Lewis and Angela Hazleburst; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Brandon and Lloyd Grainger; her parents, Lucius Perry and Nora Black Wilkes; and four sisters, Louise Hickman, Margaret Keller, Emma Lou Paschall and Martha Viar.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Roberts, Ronnie Roberts, Jim Hickman, Allen Lewis, Jerry Jordan, Rolf Hazlehurst, Danny Atwell and Joseph Bryan Brandon.


Ima Frances Jeter Michaelcheck, 91, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at her residence.

She was a retired teacher of Lake County School System, a member of First United Methodist Church, member of Daughters of American Revolution, member of Retired Teachers Association, taught school for 30 years in Tiptonville and graduated from the University of Tennessee.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Blakeburn officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Alexander and husband, David, of Dyersburg; a son, William Jeter Michaelcheck and wife, Pamela, of New York City, NY; seven grandchildren, Kim Frith, Cindy Smith, Geneva Michaelcheck, Stefan Michaelcheck, Charlotte Michaelcheck, Elena Michaelcheck and Lynn Eddlemon; and two great-grandchildren, Lexie Ann Smith and Joseph David Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Dooley Michaelcheck; and her parents, William and Imo Frances Jeter.

Pallbearers will be Steve Carmichael, David Alexander, Stefan Michaelcheck, Jackie Hutchings, William Alexander and Corey Ramsey. Honorary pallbearer will be Ernie Pierce Jr.


Robert Colby Oberst, 52, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was former Body Talk Practitioner of Connections of Body & Mind in Dallas, Texas.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Dyer County Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Scott Sewell officiating.

The family will receive visitors at 12-12:45 p.m. Thursday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie Long Oberst of Dyersburg; a stepdaughter, Stephanie Garrett and fiancé, Adam Edwards of Dyersburg; a stepson, Adam Ford and fiancée, Brandy Pierce of Atoka; a sister, Anne Schanz and husband, Tom, of Dallas, Texas; a brother Dean Oberst of Fort Worth, Texas; four nieces, Marion Brown of Cabot, Ark., Amelia Billings and Heather Oberst, both of Fort Worth, Texas and Kana Kiesal of Burlison, Texas; and 10 step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeanne and Tom Oberst II; and a brother, Tom Christian Oberst III.

Pallbearers will be Adam Ford, Adam Edwards, Justin Atchison, Steve Hicks and William Capps.


Jimmy Lynn Scobey, 72, of Trimble, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at his residence.

He was a farmer.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Cool Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Waymon Hogue officiating.

The family will receive visitors at 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

Survivors include a daughter, Crystal Swift of Nashville; a stepdaughter, Michelle Isbell of Trimble; a stepson, Allen Powell; six sisters, Anita Scobey, Janice Bell and Linda Moore, all of Trimble, Fay Yonkers of Parrish, Fla., Dolores Jackson of Kenton and Janette Marbrey of Newbern; a brother, Claude "Bubba" Scobey of Trimble; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Craig, Steven Moore, Ed Moore Jr., Roger Page, Marvin Dunlap and Ronnie Marbrey. Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Garner, Paul Dobbs, James Moore and Adam Jones.

You may sign online condolences at www.johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com