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Obituaries for April 26, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lewis "Dock" Burns, 64, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, April 24, 2011 at Jackson Regional Hospital.

He was a bridge foreman for Dyer County Highway Department.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Mac Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his wife, Janice Burns of Dyersburg; three daughters, Teresa Johnson and husband, Lynn, Dana Troutt Ham and husband, Michael, all of Dyersburg and Lora Buress and husband, Dicky, of Finley; a son, Jeffery Lewis Burns of Dyersburg; two sisters, Sandra Jones and husband, Richard, of Dyersburg and Peggy Davis and husband, Burless, of Finley; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Eula Anderson Burns; three brothers, Sprigg Burns, Parse Burns and Paul Burns; a sister, Barbara Smith; and a grandson, Blake Burns.

Pallbearers will be David Burns, Travis Burns, Danny Hickerson, Vick Burns, Kenneth Bryant and Gerald Burns. Honorary pallbearers will be Burless Davis and Tim Jackson.


Mickey Edward Lynn, age 64 of Franklin, TN passed away April 24, 2011.

Born in Dyersburg, TN to the late Edward Byers & Pearlie Watts Lynn.

Survived by wife, Sherry Lynn of Franklin, TN; son, Jason (Kristi) Lynn of Columbia, SC; daughters, Tracy (Ryan) Pewett of Franklin, TN and Shannon (Chad) Hankins of Franklin, TN; brothers, Bobby Lynn of Memphis, TN and Jimmy Lynn of Mt. Juliet, TN; grandchildren, Gage, Niki, Christian, Reed, Avery, Ally and Connor.

Memorial Services will be conducted 4:00PM Thursday, April 28, 2011 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 615-794-2289. www.williamsonmemorial.com


Nathan Owens, 87, passed away April 23, 2011 at Jackson General Hospital. He was born December 10, 1923 to W.R. and Mary Esther Parnell Owens.

Nathan grew up and lived in Dyer County for over 50 years later moving to Jackson in March 2000.

Mr. Owens farmed for many years in Dyer County and worked for the Illinois Central Railroad retiring in 1972. After retiring from the Railroad, he operated a private landscaping business, doing landscaping work for many businesses and homes throughout the county.

Nathan was an avid horse and riding enthusiast and a member of several riding clubs in the Dyer County area.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Hogue officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Nathan was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ernestine Asbridge Owens, whom passed away in 2005; his parents, Woolsey and Mary Ester Parnell Owens; four brothers, David Owens, Woolsey Randolph Owens, Jr., James Lewis Owens and Charles Leo Owens; and three sisters, Mattie Lou Espey, Lucille Stockton and Beatrice Jenkins.

He is survived by his three daughters, Charlotte Brummett (Lee) of Humboldt, Susan Barnes (Steve) and Tammy Jackson (Ronnie), all of Jackson; four granddaughters, Julie S. Dykes (Phillip) of Bells, Megan Jackson and Leslie Chilcutt (Kenneth) all of Jackson, Lori Bunch (Tom) of Huron; five great-grandchildren, Hannah Taylor, Nathan Taylor, Owen Dykes, Kenley Chilcutt and Noah Gilley; many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Edmond Owens, Andy Owens, Joel Deal, Mike George, Jeff McGuire and Craig Brisco. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Asbridge, Lee Asbridge, Keith Tomes, Charlie Gentry, Robert Ellington and Ken Lassiter.

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


Emma Sue Richardson, 80, of Dyersburg, TN died Sunday, April 24, 2011 at her residence. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church,

Services will be Wednesday, April 27, 2011at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Reverend Bill Phipps officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Richardson family will receive visitors Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survivors include 3 daughters Tammy Puckett (James) and Regina Rice both of Dyersburg, TN, Melody Tidwell (Lanny) of Halls, TN, 4 sons, Marty Richardson, David Richardson (Sondra) and Robert Richardson, all of Dyersburg, TN and Randy Richardson (Sue) of Hornbeak, 2 sisters, Rachel Hendrix and Joy Roberson of Halls, TN, 2 brothers, James Davis of Munford, TN and Terry Davis of Selmer, TN, 23 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Russell Harvey Richardson, 1 daughter Delba Moss, Baby boy twins, 3 brothers, Ed Davis, Floyd Davis, Larry Davis, her parents Clarance and Lola Brown Davis and 1 grandson, Jeffrey Richardson.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Gerald Edgell, Billy Garrison, Brandon Rudd, Rusty Richardson, Justin Richardson and Robert Richardson. Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Holland, Jessie Richardson and Josh Richardson.

Online condolences are available on our website- www.curryfuneral.com


Lou Belle "Tootsie" Whitfield, 89, of Tiptonville, died Friday, April 22, 2011 at The Heritage at Brentwood Health Center in Brentwood.

She was a retired bookkeeper for Uptown Appliance and Furniture Store, member of Tiptonville Church of Christ, member of the Eastern Star and member of Main Street Association.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tiptonville Church of Christ with Mr. Don Reel officiating. Burial will be in Lake Memorial Gardens. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family received visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday at her residence in Tiptonville.

Survivors include her daughter, Patsy Cochran and husband, Franklin, of Nashville; two grandchildren, Kent Cochran and wife, Amanda, of Hendersonville and Craig Cochran and wife, Keri, of Franklin; and four great-grandchildren, Griffin Cochran, Zoe Belle Cochran, Carson Cochran and Sara Cochran.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel James Whitfield; and her parents, James and Mary Clark Clemmons.

Pallbearers will be Andy Cantillo, Craig Cochran, Kent Cochran, Franklin Cochran, Steve Tipton and Sammy Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Corkran, Mickey Moore, John Kreis, Nathan Strain, Albert Markham and Charles Royer.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society.


Barbara Joyce Webb, 64, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, April 24, 2011 at her residence.

She was a homemaker and a member of Church of Jesus Christ.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. William Norman officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 12-1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband, Mike Webb of Dyersburg; two daughters, Mary Kathryn Winchester and husband, Stacey, of Friendship and Laura Ann Burnette and husband, Timmy, of Dyersburg; a son, Michael A. Webb and fiancée, Sherry, of Dyersburg; two sisters, Mary Permenter of Newbern and Carol Johnson and husband, Ned, of Florida; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Mary Burpo Brasfield.

Pallbearers will be Michael Winchester, Cody Winchester, Zachary Webb, Blake Burnette, Kevin Rogers and Dustin Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Duwayne French and Charles Pilkerton.


Marty Davis, 47, of Dyersburg, died Monday, April 25, 2011 at his residence.

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