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Obituaries for April 6, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Dorothy Rogers, 80, of Tiptonville, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Lakeview Baptist Church in Tiptonville, where she was a member, with the Rev. Jason Allison officiating. Burial will be in Tiptonville City Cemetery. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. today at Lakeview Baptist Church and Thursday from 11 a.m. until service time.

Survivors include two daughters, Marie Rogers Littlejohn of Dyersburg and Laura Sue Davis of Tiptonville; two sons, Bill Rogers and Roy Emmett Rogers, both of Tiptonville; three grandchildren, Tabatha Rogers and Kristin Rogers, both of Tiptonville, and Austin Lynn Rogers of Dyersburg; and a great-granddaughter, Lexi Rogers of Tiptonville.

She was preceded in death by husbands Rollie Rogers and Charles Tate Davis.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Simmons, Jerry Simmons, Dustin Simmons, Hank Curvin, Tim Naifeh and Doug Robertson.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Lakeview Baptist Church, 15 Gooch Road, Tiptonville, TN 38079.

Sign online condolences at www.johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com


Douglas L. Viar was born in 1942 in Dyersburg, TN. Perhaps best known throughout the 1980's and 1990's as the deep voice who ended all of his stories with "Doug Viar - News Channel 3" while working for WREG in Memphis, he was also an accomplished videographer and producer, having worked with many media luminaries at ABC, CNN, Fox News, ESPN and others. He won an Emmy for investigative journalism, and though of a perceived stern demeanor to those who hardly knew him, those who did know and understand him appreciated the fact that behind that exterior was an unrelenting perfectionist for whom "good" was never good enough. His work was respected and his standards never questioned. Though his list of accomplishments may seem impressive, if you had asked him what he was most proud of in recent years, he would have simply said "Joseph," referring to his fifteen-year old grandson. He leaves behind a devoted wife, Margaret, two loving daughters, Lori and Michelle, and his afore-mentioned adored grandson, Joseph as well as a brother, George Viar and a sister, Jane Hicks.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. at Dyersburg Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2011 in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Mr. Larry Fowlkes and Rev. Mike Kiser officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Newbern.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Douglas L. Viar Memorial Scholarship fund, care of Rick Webb, President, First State Bank, 480 Oil Well Road, Jackson, TN 38305.


Margaret Deaton Davis, 90, of Dyer, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Gibson General Hospital.

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


Lisa Delana Inman, 58, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Dyersburg.

Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Curry Funeral Home.


Duward B. Jones, 97, of Trimble, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.