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Obituaries for January 12, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sarah Garner Fowlkes, 89, of Newbern, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 at her residence.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cool Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she was a member, with the Rev. Johnny Welch and the Rev. Steve Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Cool Springs Cemetery. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 2 p.m. today at the church.

Survivors include two daughters, Myla Rae Griffin and Suzanne Hall (Jim), both of Newbern; a son, David Carroll Fowlkes (Phyllis) of Newbern; a sister, Edith Garner Bogard of Jackson; four grandchildren, William Marshall Griffin of Trimble, Curtis Carroll Fowlkes and Virginia Trout, both of Newbern and Jenny Hall of Memphis; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall C. Fowlkes; her parents, Dona Headen Garner and Charles Garner; six sisters, Nancy Garner Batts, Mylie Garner Fletcher, Loudelia Garner Dick, Opal Garner Wilkerson, Elizabeth "Top" Garner Wright and Drucilla Garner Huie; and a grandson, Guy Carroll Griffin.

Pallbearers will be Walter Fletcher, Robert Fletcher, James Elree Batts, Jon Trout, Pete Wilkerson, Curtis Carroll Fowlkes and Josh Fowlkes. Honorary pallbearers will be Phil Bogard, James Edward Wilkerson, Tom Wilkerson, Richard Wilkerson and Joe Huie.

The family request that any memorials be directed to Cool Springs Cemetery Fund, c/o Mike Minton, 2 Cool Springs Road, Trimble, TN 38259.

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


Vester "Tambo" Rose Jr., 91, of Dyer, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 at Dyer Nursing Home.

He was a retired business owner, a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Rutherford and a US Army veteran serving in World War II and was a POW.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Smith officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Dyer. The family will receive visitors at 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Rose of Dyer; three daughters, Barbara Luther (Larry) and Charlotte Blakley (Frank), both of Dyersburg and Gwylia Upchurch of Kenton; a son, Kenneth McFarland (Raeleada) of Dyer; nine grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Annie Rose; three sisters; and three brothers.

Pallbearers will be Rusty McFarland, Joel Upchurch, John David McCollum, Keith Horner, David McClanahan and Mark Bryan. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Blakley, Frank Luther, Zachary Luther, Lucas Garland, Keith Stallons and Jason Elmore.

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


Ray G. Zedlitz, 72, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Curry Funeral Home.