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Obituaries for March 10, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Minnie Lou Armstrong, 72, of Tiptonville, died Monday, March 8, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City.

She was a retired hairdresser, a member of Dyersburg West Side Baptist Church, an avid camper, fisherman and squirrel hunter.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Southerland officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors at 5:30-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband, G.P. Armstrong of Tiptonville; a daughter, Dianne Ward and husband, Albert, of Dyersburg; three sisters, Sue Hendrix of McKenzie, Helen Wright of Paris and Peggy Sexton of Dyersburg; two grandchildren, Keith Ward of Tiptonville and Mike Ward of Newbern; and two great-grandchildren, Taylor Ward and Jacob Mills.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmitt and Noba Sexton; and a sister, Pauline Burkeen.

Pallbearers will be Richard Hayes, Eric Larson, Jerry Hall, Troy Denney, Rob Daughtery, Bobby Burkeen, Dennis Whitson and Danny Burkeen. Honorary pallbearer will be Roy Logan.

Larry Johnson, 49, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was ranch-master and agent owner of Tennessee Realty, a member of Ducks Unlimited, Dyer County Board of Realtors, NRA and Tennessee Agritourism Association.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Dyersburg First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Johnny Michael, the Rev. Joe Wright and the Rev. Tracy Snider officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors at 4-8 p.m. today at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home in Newbern.

Survivors include his wife, Leigh Anne Johnson of Dyersburg; a daughter, Anne Larrah Johnson of Dyersburg; two sons, David Johnson and Causton Johnson, both of Dyersburg; his parents, James Earl and Gloria Pierce Johnson of Dyersburg; two sisters, Tammy Ladd and husband, Butch, of Yorkville and Melissa Johnson of Chattanooga; two brothers, Lynn Johnson and wife, Teresa and Jeff Johnson, all of Dyersburg; and 14 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Newt and Bessie Johnson and William "Dude" and Ethel Pierce.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Johnson, Lynn Johnson, Roger Little, Jonathan Johnson, Butch Ladd, Will Ladd, Tom Cross and Bill Escue. Honorary pallbearers will be David Johnson, Causton Johnson, Jeff Haney and Howard Runions.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Dyer County FFA Alumni, P.O. Box 81, Newbern, TN 38049; or RoEllen Baptist Church, 5868 Highway 104 E., Dyersburg, TN 38024; or East Dyersburg United Methodist Church, 805 Merriman, Dyersburg, TN 38024 or Larry Johnson Memorial Fund, c/o First South Bank, 205 N. Main, Dyersburg, TN 38024.

You many sign online condolences at Johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com