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Obituaries for August 6, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Jack Wilson Cartwright, 86, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was a decorated veteran of World War II, and was named to the Patriot National Roll of Honor for selfless service to America's hospitalized GI's and veterans. He was also a member of Second Baptist Church and ministered on a voluntary basis at the Tiptonville Correctional Facility.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Turner and the Rev. Bill Ivy 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, Mary Lou Nolen Cartwright of Dyersburg; three sons, Marshall Lynn Cartwright of Dyersburg, Greg Cartwright of Ft. Walton Beach, FL. and Joel Cartwright of Mary Esther, FL.; two step-sons, Gary Nolen and Larry Nolen, both of Dyersburg; a step-daughter, Diane Benson of Dyersburg; eleven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lorene Cartwright; his parents, William C. (Bill) and Iva May Brent Cartwright; a brother, J.C. Cartwright; and a grandson, Joshua W. Cartwright.

Pallbearers will be Paul Cartwright, Jeff Cartwright, Chad Cartwright, Justin Cartwright, Matthew Cartwright. Honorary pallbearer will be Joshua W. Cartwright.


Maxine Dillahay, 68, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, August 5, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse with Jackson Madison County General Hospital, a former employee of Sylvania and a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Hickman and Bro. Joe Clendenin officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery in Bruceville.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband, John Dillahay of Dyersburg; two daughters, Michelle Long of Dyersburg and Hope Clendenin of Halls; two sons, Dwayne Dillahay of Evansville, IN. and Neal Dillahay of Newbern; her mother, Velma Ownby Palmer of Dyersburg; a brother, Eddie Ownby of Halls; two grandchildren, Colin Clendenin of Halls and Heidi Caldwell of Dyersburg; three step-grandchildren, Rickie A. Long of Searcy, AR., Michael Long of Hornbeak and Jennifer Vaughn of Gates; two great-grandchildren, Madison Caldwell and Mackenzie Caldwell; and one step-great-grandchild, Layla Vaughn.

She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Ownby.

Pallbearers will be Billy Binkley, Rev. Don Layman, Riley Sullivan, Marty Richardson, Jimmy Anderson and Donald Williams.


Lurlene Plunk Haynes, 87, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at The Highlands of Dyersburg.

She was a retired employee with Heckethorn Manufacturing and a member of Glendale Church of Christ.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. John Stacy 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 a daughter, Janet Hall and husband, Billy, of Newbern; a son, Freddie McGuire, Sr. and wife, Jean, of Dyersburg; six grandchildren, Glenda Street, Kay Gourley, Cindy Loines, Freddie McGuire, Jr., Shane Hall and Renee Doyle; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jesse Plunk and John Haynes; her parents, Jess and Alta Rutledge Blackley; and a brother, Orbie Blackley.


C.T. Lovins, 90, of Springville, formerly of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 at Henry County Medical Center.

He was former employee in management with Tennessee Pipe and Supply and a member of First Baptist Church in Dyersburg.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Friendship Cemetery with the Rev. Guy Merryman officiating.

The family will receive visitors at 6-7 p.m. today at Friendship Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Ida Belle Lovins of Springville; and a son, Bobby Lovins (Tina) of Springville; and two grandchildren, Elizabeth Lovins Carpenter and Heather Lovins Cryer.