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Obituaries for March 5, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

Martha Ann Nash, 71, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, March 4, 2010 at her residence.

She was a retired private duty caregiver.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Friendship Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her loving family.


Lorene Anderson Barnes Shanklin, 88, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, March 4, 2010 at The Highlands at Dyersburg Nursing Center.

She was a homemaker and attended Independent Free Holiness Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Winstead and the Rev. Kenny Chessor officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

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

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Davidson and husband, Clifford, and Virginia Lacy and husband, Millard, all of Finley; six grandchildren, Anita Eaton, Danny Lacy, Steve Simmons, Scott Lacy, Tonya Hughes and Sherry Beasley; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ordie Barnes and J.W. Shanklin; her parents, Algie and Ida Dunlap Anderson; her sisters, Kathleen Vancleave and Alice Collins; and her brothers, Amos Anderson, Jimmy Anderson, Emerson Anderson and Clarence Anderson.

Pallbearers will be Danny Lacy, Scotty Lacy, Steve Simmons, Keith Beasley, Robby Eaton and Randall Hughes.


Jerry Lee Taylor, 36, of Trenton, formerly of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010 in Trenton.

He was an employee of Williams Electric in Brownsville.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg with the Rev. Bill Phipps officiating.

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

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Taylor of Trenton; a daughter, Madison Claire Taylor of Newbern; two sons, Mason Blain Taylor of Newbern and Jackson Cole Taylor of Trenton; a step-daughter, Katlyn Miller of Trenton; his mother, Carolyn Sue Conder Taylor of Dyersburg; his father, Roger Taylor and wife, Danna, of Trimble; a sister, Ginger M. Lay and husband, Shane, of Dyersburg; his grandparents, Joe A. Taylor and Ruth Taylor; a niece, Breanna Lay; and a nephew, Bryson Lay.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ollie and May Conder.

Pallbearers will be Shane Lay, Jeremy Dodson, Mike Ward, Bobby Loggins, Ricky Taylor and Max Williams.

You may sign online condolences at Johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com