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Obituaries for October 29, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Martha Jane Jones Haggard, 69, of Ridgely, died Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at her residence.

She was a homemaker and attended Ridgely Church of God.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Tiptonville Chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Mr. Jimmy Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Tiptonville City Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday at Dyersburg Funeral Home Tiptonville Chapel.

Survivors include her three daughters, JoAnn Criswell of Newbern, Tammy Boyd of Ridgely and Sandra Smith of Branson, MO.; two sisters, Mary Willyerd and husband Allen and Marie Clark, all of Tiptonville; five grandchildren, Shella Smith, Tamra Blakley, Amanda Haynes, Shannon S. Tankersley and husband, Drew, and D.J. Snyder and wife, Amanda; and ten great-grandchildren, Austen Tankersley, Kaitlyn Turner, Kendra Turner, Kristen Turner, Bailey Tankersley, Dakota Snyder, Caleb Tetleton, Kiaran Gross, Ka'Devon Gross and Raylea Kimble.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Green and Maudie Dunn Jones; a sister, Linnie Doyle Cline; three brothers, Johnny Green Jones, Sr., Joseph T. Jones and Hiram M. Jones; and a granddaughter, Tamatha Snyder.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Wiggins, Rodney McCoy, Cotton Brewer, Billy Hopper, Wayne Irvine and Scott Shelton. Honorary pallbearers will be D.J. Snyder and Drew Tankersley.


Gordon Milne Howe, 86, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

He was a retired manager for Schlesinger's, Inc., member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, member of Knight of Columbus and a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery with Father Russell Harbaugh officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his daughter, Julie Ray of Dyersburg; two sons, Joseph Orlando Howe and wife, Lisa, of Evant, TX. and Gordon Kane Howe and wife, Kelly, of Dyersburg; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ima "Dennie" Howe; and his parents, Edgar and Ida Kane Howe.

Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Fowlkes, Joe Wood, George Younger, Earl Smith, Billy Stafford and Moe Simms.


Jack Orr, age 80, of Tiptonville, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, after suffering a heart attack on Sunday. He worked for the City of Tiptonville as a policeman; prior to his retirement, serving many years as the Chief of Police, working with 4 different mayors.

In earlier years, he enjoyed duck hunting and trap shooting with his son.

Visitation will be Friday from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. at Tiptonville Church of Christ where he had been a member for over 30 years.

Services will be held in the Church on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. with Carl Mills officiating, assisted by Don Reel, both Church of Christ ministers.

Pallbearers will be Shelby Barker, Jr., W.T. Jamison III, James R. Smith and Brian Avery, Kevin Avery and Robert Avery. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Lee, Craig Williams, Greg Williams, James Wyrick, Bryan Wyrick, City of Tiptonville Police Officers and the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely, with Dyersburg Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Orr was born December 16, 1929 near Hornbeak, TN. to Bill and Nell Williams Orr. He maintained his home in Obion County prior to his marriage in 1953. He attended the (old) school in Hornbeak.

He married Arline Erwin of Phillippy in 1953. Shortly, after their marriage, they moved to Tiptonville. He worked at the old West Tenn Soya Bean Mill prior to his later employment.

He leaves his wife, Arline Orr of Tiptonville; one son, Billy Wayne Orr and wife, Monica; and one grandson, Hunter Orr of Union City. He also leaves 2 sisters, Faye Orr Vaughan of Nesbit, MS, Martha Orr Taylor of Union City; and one brother, Homer Orr of Troy. Another brother, Ralph Orr, preceded him in death.


Velma Thurmond Underwood, 95, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse with Parkview Hospital, a resident of Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center and a member of Phillips Street Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Mr. Andy Brewer officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her sister, Rachel Watson of Dyersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Underwood; her parents, Richard and Hattie Thurmond; seven sisters, Lula Neal, Nora Thurmond, Mary Thurmond, Lela Thurmond, Liddie Keeling, Willo Mae Wright and Aline Cohoon; and six brothers, Ferd Thurmond, L.R. Thurmond, John Thurmond, Gene Thurmond, Stephen Thurmond and Otho Thurmond.

Pallbearers will be members of Phillips Street Church of Christ.