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Obituaries for August 22, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Vicki Ballard, 52, of Trimble, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 at her residence.

She was a general manager and bookkeeper, and a Baptist.

Graveside services were Saturday at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Dyer with Bro. Bill Oakley officiating. Leitherland Funeral Home of Rutherford was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her parents, Raymond and Ruby Ballard of Trimble; two brothers, Raymond Cass Ballard of Trimble and Michael Ray Ballard of Dyersburg; a niece, Cassie Rhae Ballard; and a nephew, Caden Ballard.


Paula LaVern Strickland Byrd, 62, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, August 19, 2010 at her residence.

She was a retired Registered Nurse with Haywood County Health Department, a devout Christian, and a passionate animal welfare advocate and conservationist. She was also a gifted artist, sculptor, world traveler, former flight attendant for Capitol Airlines and former ship's nurse for Sitmar Cruise Line.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Friendship Cemetery with Mr. Rick Crawford officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include a sister, Joyce Pritchett of St. Petersburg, FL; a brother, Adois Hammond of Friendship; one niece, Janice White of Friendship; and five nephews, Keith Hammond of Destin, FL, Andy Hammond, Landon Hammond and Joseph Hammond, all of Friendship and James Hatchell, Jr. of St. Petersburg, FL.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 18 years, Kenneth A. Byrd; her parents, Paul and LaVern Coburn Strickland and a niece, Cassandra Hatchell.

Nephews and cousins will serve as pallbearers.


Veronica L. Daniel, 82, former resident of Wesley Homes in Dyersburg, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. She was the widow of R.F. Daniel and is survived by her niece, Nancy Samuels of Memphis; and a nephew, James Daniel of Elkville, Ill. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Memphis.


Lorene Perry Kimbrell, 93, of Dyersburg, died Friday, August 20, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

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

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Survivors include three grandchildren, Sharon Kimbrell Ashley and husband, Randy, and Jimmy Allen Kimbrell and wife, Tammy, all of Dyersburg and Mitchell Kimbrell and wife, Brenda, of Paris; seven great-grandchildren, Kristie Ashley Zaricor, Justin Kimbrell, Becky Ashley Holden, Candice Allen, Cody Kimbrell, Jessica Kimbrell and Jonathon Riley; five great-great-grandchildren; and her son-in-law, Gene Taylor of Dyersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Kimbrell; a daughter, Mary Jo Taylor; a son, Jimmy Bates Kimbrell; her parents; and a sister, Neomia Herring.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Geno, Randy Ashley, Robert Hart, Gene Taylor, Jon Holden and Robby Richards.


Mrs. Pauline Ray, age 89, of Dyersburg, TN and formerly of South Fulton, TN died August 19, 2010 at the Dyersburg Regional Medical Center in Dyersburg, TN.

She was a member of the South Fulton Baptist Church and had been an employee of the Beverly Nursing Home in Union City, TN working in the housekeeping department. She had lived in this area all of her life.

She is survived by a daughter Lou Ella Ray of Dyersburg, TN and a son and daughter-in-law James G. and Randi Ray of Knoxville, TN, a grandson James Michael Ray, a brother Paul Henderson of Fulton, KY, 2 sisters Dorothy Chestnut and Nell Rosenburg, both of Salt Lake City, Utah.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roland Ray, her parents Vick and Lula Mae (Moore) Henderson, 3 brothers Ed Henderson, Will D. Henderson and Leon Henderson and 4 sisters Dean Pannell, Allean Dunn, Marine Mathis and Kathleen Collins.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday, August 23, 2010 at the Hornbeak Funeral Chapel with interment in the Obion Co. Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 6-8 pm and anytime after 8 am Monday until the funeral hour.


Thomas Oakley Seratt Sr., 65, of Dyersburg, died Friday, August 20, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was the retired President of Union Planters Bank after 11 years, a member and deacon of Hillcrest Baptist Church, past President of Dyersburg Jaycees and Civitan Club, member of the Gideons, former Banker with First Tennessee Bank for 20 years, a former Red Coat Volunteer at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center, a Dyersburg City Alderman for 8 years, a mentor at Dyersburg Intermediate School and was in the Tennessee Army National Guard for 6 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Lynn King and Mr. Larry Fowlkes officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Reasons Seratt of Dyersburg; two sons, Thomas O. Seratt, Jr. and wife, Amy, of Dyersburg and Tyler V. Seratt and wife, Ashley, of Yorkville; two sisters, Shirley Seratt Baker and husband, Jimmy, of Murfreesboro and Linda Seratt Bryant and husband, H.M., of Plano, TX.; and four grandchildren, Trevor and Tanner Seratt, both of Dyersburg and Malachi and Thatcher Seratt, both of Yorkville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Nadel House Seratt.

Pallbearers will be Buster Gibson, Gene West, Mike Moore, Vandal Spoon, Shelton Jones, Roy Childress, Talmadge Brown and Guy Hansford. Honorary pallbearers will be Dyersburg Gideons, Deacons of Hillcrest Baptist Church and Jim Nickel.

The family requests that memorials may be directed to the Gideons International or to the charity of the donor's choice.


Johnnie D. Sorrell, 55, of Dyersburg, died Friday, August 20, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired Accountant and a 1972 graduate of Dyersburg High School.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Buckley officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive visitors from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Martha Jones Sorrell of Dyersburg; a son, Chris Sorrell of Dyersburg; his father, Chester Sorrell of Dyersburg; a sister, Cheryl Maxwell and husband, David, of Hoover, AL; a half-sister, Misty Booker of Dyersburg; and two nieces, Julie Maxwell of Birmingham, AL. and Lisa Maxwell Terry of Helena, AL.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bessie Richardson Sorrell; and his grandparents, Johnnie W. and Fannie Sue Sorrell and Robert M. and Thelma V. Richardson.

The family requests that memorials may be directed to Dyersburg-Dyer County Community Cancer Fund.


James Lloyd Todd, 71, of Ridgely, died Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired truck driver with Ford Construction and a member of Miston Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Dyersburg Funeral Home Ridgely Chapel with Bro. Carmon Dennison officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Todd of Ridgely; six daughters, Torie Todd of Ridgely, Charlotte Baggett of Miston, Kim Frye of Chicago, Derondah Davis and Julia Doss, both of Dyersburg and Tammy Parsons of California; six sons, Michael Todd of Miston, Tim Todd of Dyersburg, Eric Royal, Jimmy Lovell and Johnny Todd, all of Chicago and James Stewart Scobey of Halls; two step-sons, Gary Alexander of Dyersburg and Kevin Buress of Indiana; one sister, Glenda Kowski of Wheaton, IL; one brother, Butch Brewer of Nashville; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Florence Baker Todd; two sisters, Emmar Lee Pickard and Juril Bryson; and two brothers, Junior Todd and Joe Thomas Todd.

Pallbearers will be Justin Todd, Johnny Butler, Jimmy Lynn Butler, David Jeffrey, Donnie Blakely and David Pickard.