Jodie R. French Sr., 82, of Dyersburg, died Friday, March 5, 2010 at Reelfoot Manor Nursing Center in Tiptonville.
He was retired as an electrician for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., a member of Second Baptist Church, an Army Military Police veteran of World War II, a former Red Coat at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center, a former employee of the Tennessee Forestry Service and Heckethorn Manufacturing, and an avid ham-radio operator.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Turner officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Ann French of Dyersburg; two daughters, Mary Ann DeSplinter and husband, Dick, of Sacramento, Calif., and Donna Louise Lynn and husband, George "Bubba", of Dyersburg; a son, Jodie Ray French Jr. and wife, Melissa, of Selmer; three stepsons, Tony Capps, Timothy Capps and Scotty Hollis, all of Dyersburg; a brother, Marvin French and wife, Loretta, of Little Rock, Ark.; 12 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen French; his parents, Hugh and Leota Horner French; his sister, Virginia Dowdy; and three brothers, Russell French, Willie French and Ben French.
Pallbearers will be Scotty Hollis, James Lumpkins, Jacob Ford, Christopher Lynn, Bill French and Bryan Via. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Lynn and Jason Pierce.
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 were Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Winstead and the Rev. Kenny Chessor officiating. Burial was in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.
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 Reeves, Jimmy Reeves, Emerson Reeves and Clarence Reeves.
Pallbearers will be Danny Lacy, Scotty Lacy, Steve Simmons, Keith Beasley, Robby Eaton and Randall Hughes.