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Obituaries for March 17, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Blanche Agnes Castleman, 83, of Finley, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at The Highlands of Dyersburg.

She was a homemaker, member of West Dyersburg Church of Christ, member of Finley Home Demonstration Club, member of Dyer County Ag Board and member of The Red Hats.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Glen Burse officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include her daughter, Penny Castleman Blair and husband, Brian, of Dyersburg; a son, Dallas Castleman and wife, Linda, of Dyersburg; six grandchildren, Dallas Castleman Jr., Bart Castleman, Chris Eison, Tonya Wells, Cari-Beth McDonald and Mari-Kate Estes; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a former daughter-in-law, Linda Castleman Hicks of Blytheville, AR.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Castleman; a son, David Castleman; her parents, Willie and Eppa Reed Epley; and seven brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Dallas Castleman Jr., Bart Castleman, Malcolm Eison, Eric Wells, Brooks McDonald and Brandon Estes.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.


Ellen McManus, 88, of Trimble died Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Regional Hospital of Jackson.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 5-8 at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, in the Chapel of the Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Officiating this service will be Bro. Trent McManus.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd McManus, her parents Charlie Evans and Mary Frances Mercer Evans, five sisters, and two brothers.

Survivors include her brother, Sam Evans of Newbern, children Wendell McManus of Halls, LaWanda Jowers of Trimble, TN, and Pamela McFarland of Trimble, TN. Mrs. McManus also had six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

Mrs. McManus was a member of the Halls Church of Christ. She enjoyed sewing and crafts, fishing, playing Solitaire on the computer, and spending time with her family.

Pallbearers will be Richie Brownlee, Jon McFarland, Craig McManus, Trent McManus, Walter Jowers and Randy Evans.

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


Kristy Nichole Moody, 30, of Nashville, formerly of Dyersburg, died Sunday, March 13, 2011 at her residence.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Spring Hill Funeral Home in Nashville, TN. Entombment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her three children, Danica Moody, Christian Harris and Rachel Harris, all of Nashville; her father and step-mother, Kenneth and Mary Moody of Dyersburg; her mother and step-father, Vickie and Robert Terry of Nashville; her fiancÚ, Fred Knobel of Nashville; three step-children, Savannah Knobel, Trey Knobel and Tsasia Knobel; her brother, William Jones; her grandmother, Betty Terry; step-grandmother, Dorothy Terry; her mother-in-law to be, Betty Knobel; and a host of friends.

Kristy will be remembered always as a loving mother.

Arrangements by: Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5110 Gallatin Road at Briley Parkway, Nashville, TN 37216 (615)-865-1101. Online condolences may be signed at www.springhillfh.com


Bobby Blackley, 68, of Whiteville, formerly of Bogota, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

Shackelford Funeral Home in Bolivar is in charge of arrangements.