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Obituaries for March 20, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mike Buckelew, 61, of Tiptonville, died Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City.

He was a retired correctional officer for Northwest Correctional Complex, attended Phillippy Baptist Church, a former member of Tennessee Army National Guard and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Tiptonville Chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Julian Huey officiating. Burial will be in Buckelew Family Cemetery in Tiptonville.

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

Survivors include his wife, Debra Buckelew of Tiptonville; a daughter, Lyndsey Darnell of Samburg; a son, Michael Buckelew of Shawtown; a stepson, John Cashion of Union City; a stepdaughter, Krisie Huey of Obion; a sister, Sondra Phillips of Ridgely; two brothers, Jimmie Buckelew Jr. of Mesquite, TX. and Dennis Buckelew of Union City; two grandchildren, Lexie Jones and Kyler Buckelew; and three step-grandchildren, Josh Huey, Luke Huey and Levi Huey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmie Sr. and Rebecca Newsome Buckelew; and a sister, Donna Buckelew Shuford.

Pallbearers will be Aubrey Messer, George Paris, Gene Watson, John Cashion, Jason Huey and Josh Huey.


Margie Diane Dowell, 54, of Ripley, died Friday, March 18, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Whitefield Assembly of God in Ripley. Halls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


David Ozment of Townsend, formerly of Dyersburg, died Friday, March 18, 2011.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.