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Obituaries for September 21, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Billy Glen Dallas, 73, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, September 19, 2010 at his residence.

He was former owner of Artcraft Signs.

Services will be at 1:00 pm Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Rev. Leonard Ballinger officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Dallas family will receive visitors Tuesday, September 21st from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Dallas of Dyersburg, 1 daughter Lillian Ann Lovell and husband Terry of Dyersburg, 2 sons Randy Dallas and wife Pam of Trenton, TN and Joe Thomas Dallas and friend Janalyn Cook of Dyersburg, 1 sister Mary Jo Johnson, 1 brother Harold T. Dallas, 13 grandchildren, Brooke Lovell, Jon Lovell, Patrick Dallas, Dana Dallas, Christie Dallas, Kimberly Dallas, Raven Dallas, Mark Howell, Tyler Howell, Levi Lancaster, Dylan Lancaster, Bradley Dallas, Amanda Taylor and 11 great-grandchildren, Jacob Coker, Brianna Howell, Hanna Howell, Natalie Sisk, Ilanna Sanchez, Lucas Pappas, Brooklynn Howell, Bishup Howell, Joshua Dallas, Brilee Dallas, and Jenna Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents Glen Dallas and Mary Brewer Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Brad Dallas, John Taylor, Tyler Howell, Jon Lovell, Mark Howell and Michael Pettie.

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


Rev. Jerry Wayne Gallimore, Sr., age 76, of Dresden, died Thursday, 09/16/2010, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin.

He was a retired Baptist Minister with 48 years in the ministry and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Sharon.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Murphy Funeral Home Burial was in Sunset Cemetery in Dresden.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Baker Gallimore of Dresden; two sons, Mark Gallimore and Jerry Wayne Gallimore, Jr., both of Dresden; two step daughters, Sherry Payne of Dyersburg and Amanda Ward of Martin; a step son Ricky Taylor of Dyersburg; a sister, Barbara Smith of Dresden; a brother, Donald Gallimore of Dresden; four grandchildren, Jerry W. Gallimore, III, John Gallimore, Tyler Gallimore and Sam Gallimore; and four step- grandchildren, Jason Payne, Michael Payne, Ty Ward and Cody Ward.

He was preceded in death by his wife Edna Gallimore; a daughter, Diana Lofton; a brother, Pete Gallimore; and his parents, Buford and Clara Belle Davis Gallimore.


Elva Tickle Henson, age 88, of Dyersburg, died Friday, September 17, 2010 at Maple Ridge Assisted Living in Dyersburg.

Graveside services were at 5 p.m. Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg with Dr. Larry Blakeburn officiating Curry Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Ralph Henson and wife Serena of Dyersburg; two grandchildren, Jennifer Henson Davis and husband Chad and Amy Henson Armstrong and husband David; and three great-grandchildren, Ches Davis, Jenna Claire Armstrong and Macey Armstrong.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Henson; her parents, Zeno and Litt Fuller Tickle; two sisters, Lucille Zarecor and Mary Ridge; and a brother, Emerson Tickle.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the Dyersburg Dyer County Union Mission, 213 West Cedar Street, Dyersburg, TN 38024.

Online condolences are available at www.curryfuneral.com


Heather Scarborough Jones, 34, of Newbern, died Thursday, Sept. 16 at Memphis Regional Medical Center.

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Leitherland Funeral Home in Rutherford with Bro. Brent Rashall officiating. Burial was in Yorkville Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Chase Jones, Presley Jones and Blake Jones all of Newbern; her parents Sharon and Lloyd Roberson of Troy, Charles and Linda Scarborough of Humboldt, and Steve and Debbie Everett of Newbern; two sisters, Christie Coleman of Newbern and Donna Smith of Nashville; five brothers, Matthew Everett of Knoxville, Jon Michael Everett of Newbern, Thomas Roberson III of Troy, Joey Hunt of Jackson, and Scott Melton of Humboldt.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jesse and Ava Scarborough.


Jean Forsythe Spence, 80, of Smyrna, formerly of Dyersburg, died Sunday, September 19, 2010 at her residence.

She was a retired Accounting Officer for First Tennessee Bank, a lifelong resident of Dyersburg having lived in Smyrna since the year 2000, a member of Southside Church of Christ in Smyrna, a former member of Lake Road Church of Christ in Dyersburg and a graduate of Dyersburg High School.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Fairview Cemetery with Bro. Michael Pickford officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Collie Marshall Spence, Jr. of Smyrna; a son, Mark T. Spence and wife, Monica, of Smyrna; a sister, Mary Kathryn Forsythe Payne of Memphis; and two grandchildren, Hanna Mari Spence and Hunter Marshall Spence, both of Smyrna.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde C. and Willie Crosthwait Forsythe; and a sister, Virginia Ann "Ginger" Shelton.

Pallbearers will be David Spence, James Spence, Jeremy Spence, Thomas Spence, John Marshall Sanders and Spence Lowery.