Obituaries for March 31, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lloyd A. Jenkins, 83, of Trimble, died Monday, March 29, 2010 at his residence.

He was a retired construction engineer for the State of Tennessee, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, member of Trimble United Methodist Church for 52 year where he served on the Administrative Board, served as Sunday school superintendent, taught the Spares and Pairs Sunday school class and a member of American Legion Post No. 92.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Trimble United Methodist Church with the Rev. Buck Carroll officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Dyer.

Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Sue Jenkins of Trimble; a son, Dr. David A. Jenkins of Nashville; two brothers, Ray Jenkins of Trimble and Melton Jenkins of Farmington, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mattie Bradford Jenkins; four sisters; and four brothers.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Maldonado, Dennis Maldonado, David Norsworthy, Mark Richardson, Michael Richardson and Steve Knott. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Spares & Pairs Sunday school class of Trimble United Methodist Church, Chris Young, Randy Coble, Jeff Knott, John Troutt and Danny Clanton.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Trimble United Methodist Church Building Fund, 309 East Mitchell St., Trimble, TN 38259.

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William Randall Peevyhouse, 60, of Newbern, died Monday, March 29, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired employee of Sylvania and Bekeart, a member of Main Street Church of Christ in Newbern and served in the Tennessee National Guard.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Bro. Sean Sullivan and Bro. Tay Joslin officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

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

Survivors include his wife, Janice M. Peevyhouse of Newbern; a son, Jason Peevyhouse (Carrie) of Dresden; his father, William R. "Bill" Peevyhouse of Newbern; and two brothers, Eric Peevyhouse of Ridgely and Joe Peevyhouse of Newbern.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Fultz Peevyhouse.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Peevyhouse, Mark Tyler, Rick Willis, Bill Berry, David Parish and Tommy Sawyers.

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Deborah Tweedy Wright, 56, of Dyersburg, died Monday, March 29, 2010 at her residence.

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

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Harvest Baptist Church with the Rev. Nathe Ozment and Rev. Scott Sewell officiating. Burial will be at Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Harvest Baptist Church.

Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Andy Wright of Dyersburg; two daughters, Jaclyn Wright Binkley and husband, Shelton, and Melissa Jo Wright Nale and husband, Bryan, all of Dyersburg; her mother, Frances Buchannon of Dyersburg; a sister, Brenda McKinnis of Hopkinsville, Ky.; a brother, Jerry Tweedy of Plumberville, AR.; and two grandchildren, Mason Bryan Nale and Jack Andrew Nale.

She was preceded in death by her father, William "Buddy" Tweedy; her step-father, C.A. Buchannon; and a brother, Jackie Tweedy.

Pallbearers will be Jon Holden, Tim Pope, Gary Mobley, Dave Parish, Tom Patterson, and Tommy Kelly.

Memorials may be directed to Harvest Baptist Church or American Diabetes Association.

Daniel Claude Zehner, 92, of Dyersburg, died Monday, March 29, 2010 at his residence.

He was a retired Senior Master Sgt. of the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, a member of First United Methodist Church, retired 23 years as a U.S. Air Force Veteran, a member of American Military Association, a member of Airline Operators & Pilots Association, a member of National Association for Uniformed Services, and a retired employee of United Airlines.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Bell Vernon Cemetery, in Friendship with Dr. Phillip Cook officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 12-2:30 p.m. Thursday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Ada Hicks Zehner, of Dyersburg; a daughter, Jane Marks and husband, Thomas, of San Carlos, CA.; three sisters, Betty Dietrich, of Sugar Loaf, PA., Dorothy Gerhard and Virginia Shank, both of Pennsylvania; a brother, Clair Zehner, of Pennsylvania; and a grandchild, Shane Ramirez.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Mildred Ansbach Zehner; three sisters, Alma Hartranft, Joyce Torck, and Evelyn Waggner; and four brothers, Fred Zehner, Ben Zehner, Carl Zehner, and Wright Zehner.

Pallbearers will be Tom Marks, Harry Jordan, Keith Pitts, Vernon Jones, Jim Lucas, and Jerry Lucas.

Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.