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Obituaries for May 28, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Glen Howard Barr, 68, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was the Executive Director for the Jackson Center for Independent Living for which he founded, a member of Lake Road Baptist Church, a graduate of and Alumni recipient of the year of DSCC, and a member of the Dyersburg Civitan Club.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Mapes officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

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

Survivors include his wife Maybell (Mazie) Hall Barr of Dyersburg; a daughter, Carla Barr Jowers and husband, Mark, of Dyersburg; two sons, Greg Barr and wife, Deanna, of Newbern and Eric Barr and wife, Christina, of Munford; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Velma King Barr.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Luckett, Mark Luckett, Curtis Hall, Dickie Bivens, Vincent Hall and Curtis Mitchell Hall. Honorary pallbearer will be Freeman Dudley.


Robert Byars age 92 of Dyersburg died Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 2010 at ST. Luke Baptist Church 258 Woodville Road in Ripley, TN 38063. Rev. Walter Perkins officiating. Burial will be held in ST. Luke Church Cemetery Ripley, TN Visitation will be held 6-8p.m. Friday, May 28,2010 at Salter's Chapel A.M.E. Church in Dyersburg.

Survivors include Son Clearchus Bobby Byars, Dyersburg, TN Daughters, Mattie Bland, Milwaukee, WI., Tonya Ferguson, Anissa Ferguson, Kansas City, MO. He was preceded in death by his Mother & Father and seven siblings. Pallbearers: Wilbert Roberson, Paul Roberson, Barry Byars, Bobby Byars Jr. Corelius Howard, Eugene Howard. 24 Grandchildren 44 Great-Grandchildren 7 Great-Great-Grandchildren. Online condolences are available on website-www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net


Walter E. Jackson age 75 of Dyersburg died Monday, May 24,2010 at his residence. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, May 30, 2010 time 11:00 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church were he was a member. Rev. W.L. McCadney officiating. Visitation will be held 9:30.am Sunday, May 30, 2010 until service time. Burial will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery, Dyersburg, TN. Walter E. Jackson was a United States Army Veteran. He received Honorable Discharge from the United States Army as a PFC. Walter was a member of the Pilgrim Rest Sanctuary Choir & Pilgrim Rest Male Chorus. Walter retired from Galleria Furniture Company and First Citizens National Bank. Walter was self-employed as Jackson Lawn Services. Survivors his wife Maxine Jackson, Dyersburg, TN Daughter, Phyllis Jackson, Dyersburg, TN. Eight Step-Children, David Murray and Karen Smith, Dyersburg, TN. Angela (Wayne) Jeter of Tappahannock, VA. Darren (Renata) Smith, Melaine Smith, Lena (Thomas) Santoro, Elizabeth Murry all of New Jersey. Jeremy (Patricia) Smith of Florida. Beloved God-Son, Tyrell Doss, Dyersburg, TN. 12 Grandchildren, Six Great Grandchildren, Six extended wonderful foster children. Special aunt Vera Reed and Nephew Albert (Jeanette) Reed and other cousins in Chicago, IL. Walter was preceded in death by his Mother & Father and Son Steve Jackson. Pallbearers will be Pilgrim Rest Male Chorus and Grandsons. The family request that Memorials be given to the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Youth Choir in memory of Walter Ellis Jackson. Online condolence may be given at our website-www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net


Josephine Jeffries age 71 of Dyersburg died Sunday, May 23, 2010 at the Med in Memphis, TN. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge. Funeral Services will held Saturday, May 29, 2010 11:00 a.m. Pilgrim Rest M. B. Church were she was a member. Rev. W.L. McCadney, officiating. Burial will be held in the Rocksprings Cemetery in RoEllen, TN. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 29, 2010 10:a.m. at the church. Survivors include Daughters, Brenda Coleman, Newbern, TN , Glenda Watkins, Charlette Jordan, Milwaukee, WI. Sisters, Bobbie Jean Thompson, Las Vegas, Nevada, Texanner Burkett, Flint, Michigan, Lillie Hart, Milwaukee, WI. 9 Grandchildren 13 Great-Grandchildren. Pallbearers will be the Deacons & Trustees of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Online condolences are available on our website-www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net


Lucille Dyer Parmenter, 92, of Dyersburg died Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

The eldest of six children, Lucille was born April 9, 1918 in the Ranger community of Madison County to Jesse Edgar and Eula Jones Dyer. Her siblings were W.C. Dyer, Dora Pauline Bridges, James Dyer, Betty Jo Dyer, and Billy George Dyer. After her mother's death in 1935, her father married Novera Tate adding six more brothers and sisters to the family: William Tate, Fred Tate, Kathryn Braden, Irene Moss, Pauline Varnadore, and Nora Selbach.

In 1937 Lucille married Bill Parmenter and moved to the Lenox community where she began rearing her family: Billy Edward Parmenter, Shirley Faye Gibson, Doris Ann Karlgaard, Linda Jean Foster, Patsye Carol Jones, and Dianna Lynn Flatt. While living in Lenox she became an active member of the Lenox Baptist Church and was also involved with the Lenox Elementary School PTA where she served as president. After moving to Newbern in 1960, Lucille became an active member of Fort Hudson Baptist Church. As a member of Fort Hudson Baptist, she helped purchase the land and build the current church facility allowing the church to move from the old Dyer County bus maintenance building on the old Fort Hudson Road to its present site. In 1976 Lucille became an employee of Dyersburg Fabrics in the Cloth Finishing Department as a knitter. During her fourteen years at the "Mill" she made many friends among her co-workers who lovingly called her "Mammy" because she was always baking sweets for them to eat.

She is survived by her son, Billy Edward Parmenter and wife Janie of Dyersburg; three daughters, Shirley Gibson, Patsye Jones and husband Shelton, of Dyersburg, and, Dianna Flatt of Newbern; eight grandchildren: Kym Sanders and husband Carey of Greenfield, TN; Allen Voss and wife Jessica of Oakland, TN; Marty Gibson and wife Shelley of Dyersburg; Heather Stephens and husband Chris of Newbern; Christopher Jones and wife Heather of Dyersburg; Matthew Jones and wife Chelsea of Wylie, TX; Tyler Flatt of Brooklyn, NY; and, Whitney Flatt of Newbern. She is survived by three great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn Sanders of Greenfield; Gavin Voss of Oakland; and, Ayden Jones of Dyersburg. In addition, she is also survived by three brothers: W.C. Dyer and wife Susie of Griffith, IN; Fred Tate and wife Sue of Oliver Springs, TN; and, William Tate of Herrin, IL; and three sisters: Kathryn Braden and husband Sam of Oliver Springs, TN; Pauline Varnadore and husband Ted of Oak Ridge, TN; and Irene Moss of Clinton, TN.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Bill Parmenter; two daughters, Linda Foster and Doris Karlgaard; her father, Jesse Edgar Dyer; her mother's Eula Jones Dyer and Novera Tate Dyer; three sisters, Polly Bridges, Betty Jo Dyer and Nora Selbach; and, two brothers, Billy George Dyer and James Dyer.

The Parmenter family will receive friends for visitation from 5 until 8 pm Friday, May 28, 2010 at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 am Saturday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Reverend Don Layman and Reverend Tom Pirtle officiating. Interment will follow in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

Serving as pallbearers will be Marty Gibson, Allen Voss, Christopher Jones, Matthew Jones, Tyler Flatt and Jerry Patton. Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters; Kymbala Sanders, Heather Stephens and Whitney Flatt. Special friends serving as honorary pallbearers will be Jim Ennis, Joe Elmore, Ralph Stanbrough, Bill Ables and Brian Pride.

Memorial gifts may be made to Fort Hudson Baptist Church, P.O. Box 445, Dyersburg, TN 38024.


Dorothy Faye Reed age 88 of Dyersburg died Sunday, May 23, 2010 at her residence. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be held Friday, May 28, 2010 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. Funeral Services will held Saturday, May 29, 2010 time 3:00 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church were she was as member. Officiating Rev. Al Seward, assisted by Rev. W.L. McCadney. Mrs. Reed was active member of St. Mary's 125 Chapter OES,P.H.A. of Dyersburg. She served on Pilgrim Rest Senior Usher Board for over 50 years and was Secretary. She served as church building fund secretary and a member of the Happy Hearts Club. Burial will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery, Dyersburg. Survivors include daughter Ethel Mae Reed (Sam) Collins of Dyersburg, TN Sons, Terry L. Reed, Lansing, MI. Bobby Reed and special friend Zelda of Union City, TN Sister Lula M.(Bobby)Butler, Pontiac, MI. Brother, Terry L. (Linda) Smith, Little Rock, California. Mrs. Reed was preceded in death by her husband George Reed Sr. Three children James Calvin Reed, George Reed Jr. and Johnny Reed Sr. one decease Grandchild Derrick Reed. 12 Grandchildren, 37 Great-Grandchildren, 19 Great-Great-Grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Johnny Reed Jr., Kevin Reed, Victor Stovall, Patrick Flagg, Timothy Moore and Adrian Salters. Online condolence may given at our website-www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net