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Obituaries for August 3, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cherry O'Neal Formby, discovering that she had breast cancer in 1981 courageously fought the progression of the disease for 29 years until she finally succumbed on her 76th birthday on July 29, 2010.

She was an accomplished artist, mainly in oils and more specifically in stained glass art and created many stained glass windows, clocks, and other art pieces. She loved sewing and was an avid reader of historic novels.

Cherry was born and raised in Dyersburg, Tennessee to Henry S. Newnam and Peggy O'Neal Newnam. She went to Memphis following graduation from High School where she attended Business School and worked for the General Electric Distribution Center. There she met her first husband, Bobby Wayne Glenn. They enjoyed 27 years of marriage, raising two children and traveling extensively to Japan and throughout the United States where his duties as an officer in the U.S. Air Force took them. He preceded her in death in 1980.

In 1984 she married television executive Clyde A. Formby of Austin, Texas. With his profession they traveled throughout the United States until retiring in 1998, when they relocated to Marble Falls, Texas.

Cherry is survived by her husband; son Michael O. Glenn and wife Kaye of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and daughter Amy L. Summars and husband Daniel of Lewisville, Texas; stepdaughter Debra M. Griffith and husband Steve of Cypress, Texas and step-son Michael D. Formby of Honolulu, Hawaii; and a sister, Jane Frost of Tullahoma; five grandchildren; and a great grandson.

Visitation will be from 3-5 P.M. Sunday, August 1, 2010, at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls, Texas. Graveside service and interment will follow on Monday, August 2, 2010, at the Marble Falls City Cemetery with The Reverend David Sugeno of Trinity Episcopal Church in Marble Falls officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions should be made to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be made by visiting www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com

Carla Barr Jowers, 48, of Dyersburg, died Monday, August 1, 2010 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

She was an employee of Security Bank and a member of Dyersburg Civitan Club

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Mapes officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors at 4:30-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband, Mark Jowers of Dyersburg; her mother, Maybelle Hall Barr of Dyersburg; two sons, Bradley Jowers and wife, Danielle, of Dyersburg and Jeremy Jowers and wife, Amber, of Millington; two brothers, Greg Barr and wife, Deanna, of Newbern and Eric Barr and wife, Christina, of Munford; and three granddaughters, Emily Kate Jowers and Allee Beth Jowers, both of Dyersburg and Lana Rachelle Whitt of Millington.

She was preceded in death by her father, Glen Howard Barr; and a grandson, Ethan Bradley Jowers.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Luckett, Mark Luckett, Jason Luckett, Vincent Hall, Steven Hall and Curtis Mitchell Hall

You may sign online condolences at www.johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com

Kristie Lynn King, 39, of Ripley, died Friday, July 30, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis.

She was a CSR at Farm Credit in Ripley.

Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Garner Funeral Home in Ripley. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday at Garner Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Ripley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband David King; two daughters Jaymee King and Jordan King, both of Ripley; two sisters Kathy (Charles) Abbott of Dyersburg and Evette (Jeff) Ownby of Newbern; and her mother and step-father Pat Sweat Moore and Paul Moore of Newbern.

The family requests any memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Dennis Edgar Permenter Jr., 40, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away August 1, 2010, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Thursday, August 5, 2010, at Collierville Funeral Home in Collierville, TN. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at the Ward Family plot in Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at Collierville Funeral Home.

Dent was born in Clarksville, TN on March 14, 1970, and died on August 1, 2010, after battling a vicious cancer that unexpectedly overwhelmed him at the age of 40. He was a graduate of University of Memphis, where he earned an undergraduate degree and a MBA from Dowling University in New York. Dent began his lifelong career at Federal Express at age 19 while attending college, faithfully serving for the next 21 years in many different departments, never missing a day of work until his final illness made it impossible to continue. A co-worker aptly described Dent as a "shiny face in a sea of employees." He loved his work and his Fed-Ex family.

His father, Dennis E. Permenter, all of his grandparents, and his uncle, Robert William "Dusty" Ward Jr., preceded Dent. Survivors include his mother, Jill Morris and husband, Keith, his brother Brian Morris, a host of cousins, and his aunts and uncles, Loretta Williams and husband Stephen, Kay Cooper and husband Jere, Carolyn Finley and husband Gerald, Melanie Ward, and Vicki Ward Hearne and husband Lake, and his great-aunts, Jettie Pritchett and Billie Joyce Permenter. He also leaves behind his adopted family, Eva and Richard Jeu, their daughters, Lauren and Kelly, and grandmother, Po Che Lam.

Dent traveled the world for both work and leisure, visiting a host of locales on four continents. Dent's love of music is reflected by his extraordinary collection of compact discs, vinyl, books and videos which he avidly collected by scouring local outlets, the Internet and collector's magazines. He also was an ardent reader of fiction, biographies, history, religion and philosophy. His family and friends who dearly loved him will sorely miss Dent's unassuming manner, dry wit, unwavering individuality and devotion to his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to either the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.

Katherine Anne Schumacher, 63, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

She was a retired registered nurse, a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, for many years, she was member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon and was president of her circle, she tutored many people teaching them to read and was an avid gardener.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Father Robert Stellini officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 9-10 a.m. today at the church.

Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Andy Schumacher of Dyersburg; a son, Jim Ford and wife, Kelly, of Dyersburg; two stepsons, Randy Schumacher of Washington, D.C. and Jimmy Schumacher and wife, Jenny, of Littleton, Colo.; two stepdaughters, Deby Danidan and husband, Joe, of Nesbit, Miss. and Lisa Schumacher of Stafford, Va.; her mother, Virginia Baker of Dyersburg; a sister, Donna Baker and husband, Michael Morgan, of Lummi Island, Wash.; and five grandchildren, Colton Ford, Andrew and Bryce Schumacher and Emilie and Joseph Dandan.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leland "Bud" Baker.

Pallbearers will be Jim Ford, Neal Baggett, Jim Mohead, John Ford, Danny Dedmon, Brad Sanko, Jimmy Schumacher and Randy Schumacher.

The family request that any memorials be directed to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Choir Fund, 2280 Parr Ave., Dyersburg, TN 38024 or American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603, New York, NY 10038.