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Obituaries for June 24, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Janet Tubbs Arnold died June 22, 2010 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born September 15, 1944 to the late Heloise and Earl Tubbs. She grew up in Dyersburg where she graduated from Dyersburg High School in 1962, and The University of Tennessee at Martin in 1966. She moved to Memphis to teach after graduation where she met and married Charles W. Arnold, Jr., then, a young promising medical student.

In 1969 they moved to Wilmington, NC for the first of Dr. Arnold's residency, where she was the first white teacher at an inner-city school. The following year they moved to Chattanooga where she taught until the birth of their first child, Chip, in 1972. That same year they moved to Cleveland. Chip was followed by her son, Sam, and her daughter, Becky.

Jan was a leader in most of her endeavors. She was a former president of the following organizations: Calico Squares Square Dancing Club, the Junior Women's Club, and the Bradley County Medical Auxiliary. She was also very involved with her children's and grandchildren's activities. She worked extensively over the years with the Cleveland Aqua Tigers Swim Team, the McCallie Blue Tornado Swim Team, and the GPS Bruiser's Swim Team. She served as home room mom in more than one class at George R. Stuart Elementary School, and even spent one year serving as home room grandmother for her granddaughter, Brittany. She loved arts and crafts and was accomplished in crochet.

She was a very successful realtor with Bender Realty for many years, and reprised that career later with her good friend, Judy Dunn. She was also a very successful Pampered Chef Consultant winning several national sales awards, international trips, and the title of Director.

She loved to travel, which she did extensively, including a very special trip she took to Spain in 1990, to visit her son, Chip, who was there as an exchange student. She was very proud of her children, and loved having them and her many very loving grandchildren around.

She was an avid bridge player. She spent much of her last few years traveling to Duplicate Bridge Tournaments. She said her goal was to get her Life Master's before she died, but it was really more of a great chance to spend a lot of quality time with her very special friends and close bridge partners, Marilyn Murphy and Pam Guy, among others. She loved playing bridge for 30 years with the Pearl Girls. She was also a member of the Cleveland Bridge Club.

An avid reader, she was a member of The Table of Contents Book Club with whom she shared many wonderful evenings laughing and telling stories. Her love of reading led her to start sharing her books at Chattanooga Oncology and Hematology Associates where she received chemo and love for her last few years. The wonderful nurses there started the Jan Arnold Library, which it was her hope to continue after her death.

She was a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church for 31 years, where she and Dr. Arnold served as youth leaders for many years. She and Dr. Arnold were also very involved in the construction and development of the Hurt Retreat Center and its surroundings.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Heloise and Earl "Red" Tubbs, a very special uncle, Hill Tubbs, her brother-in-law, Franklin Cobb, and the father of her children, Dr. Charles W. Arnold, Jr.. She is remembered by her children Chip and Susan Arnold of Chattanooga, Sam Arnold of Nashville, and Becky and Reid Daniels of Cleveland, her sister, May Elna Cobb of Cleveland, and her grandchildren Ben, Brittany and JoElna Arnold, and Leah Daniels of Cleveland, and Corrie and Ethan Arnold of Chattanooga.

Her very close friends, The Pearl Girls, are her honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, Jan sincerely hoped that donations would be made to the Jan Arnold Memorial Library (new and used books are both appreciated), or to Broad Street United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 10 am until noon on Saturday, June 26 with a memorial service immediately following, both at Broad Street United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are being made by Jim Rush Funeral Home.


Mr. James Bernard "Jim" Peters, 62, of Yuma, AZ, formerly of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at his home in Yuma, AZ. He was a retired retail sales manager and a veteran of the United States Marines.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Rev. Guy Merryman officiating. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include 1 daughter, Jamie Elizabeth of North Dakota, 2 sons James Peters of Dyersburg and Christopher Peters of Japan, his Mother, Betty Krokocki of Dyersburg and 5 sisters, Patricia Pinckley and Diana Austin of Dyersburg, Sharon Side of Trenton, Connie Ligon of Chicago, IL, Tracy Ball of Glenellen, IL and 6 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Bernard Peters, Sr.

Online condolences are available on our website- www.curryfuneral.com


Mr. Hubert Turner, 80, Dyersburg, TN died Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. He was a wounded Army Korean War Veteran and a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars .

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2010 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Reverend Calvin Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Dyer County Memorial Gardens in Dyersburg. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Turner family will receive visitors from 5:00 -- 7:00 pm Thursday evening, June 24th at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years Peggy Turner, 1 daughter Marilyn Turner Cook and husband Willie D. of Hornbeck, LA, 1 half-brother, James Russell Hall of Metropolis, IL, 1 grandson, Tommy Lynn Jones, Jr. and wife Cindy, 3 great-grandchildren, Tiara Jones, Tommy Lynn Jones III, and Trevor Jones,1 nephew Patrick Burkhart of Mayfield, KY, 2 nieces Betty Kay DeSpain and Penny Turner of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jackie Lee Turner, his parents Ruben Lee Turner and Altie Lang Hall, 1 sister, Frances Fowler, 1 brother, Oscar Turner and 1 half-brother, Howard Lee Hall.

Pallbearers will be Dale Woods, Danny Ennis, Douglas Nichols, Michael Nichols, Dustin Ennis, Lynn Jones and Willie D. Cook.

Online condolences are available on our website- www.curryfuneral.com