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Obituaries for May 12, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lula Arlene Claiborne was born in Carroll County, TN on December 6, 1914. She lived in Dyersburg before moving to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2004. She passed away there on Mother's Day, May 8, 2011.

She and her husband, Edward Hamilton Claiborne, had owned Ham Claiborne Plumbing Service on E. Court Street prior to his passing away in 1989.

Her hobbies included gardening and canning and she enjoyed reading the Bible and Christian books. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church and had been honored with both "Sunday School Teacher of the Year" and "Mother of the Year" Awards.

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Melissa Glover Brubaker officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens. Pall bearers will be family and friends.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, Jake and Annie Turner and brother, Carl Turner, all of Dyersburg.

She is survived by her children, Marilyn Ann Fischer, and husband Al, of Oklahoma City, OK'; Robert Turner Claiborne and wife, Ana Ruth, of Philadelphia, PA and Brenda Joyce Nash and husband, Gary, of Blue Springs, MO.; seven grandchildren, Michelle, David and Clay Johnson, LaDonna Nash Jekot, Scott and Chad Nash and Hannah Claiborne and great grandchildren, Madeline and Nash Jekot.

She is also survived by her sister, Alma Jones and deceased husband, Jimmy Jones, of Lexington, KY and brother Johnny Turner and wife, Kieu, of Jonesboro, ARK.; sister-in-law, Alberta Turner and brother-in-law, Jack Claiborne and wife, Evelyn, all of Dyersburg.


Kimberly Summar Edgell, 41 of Forked Deer, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at her residence.

She was employed by Jackson General Hospital for 10 years.

Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at the Halls Funeral Home The funeral will be held at the Halls Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Friday.

Survivors include her husband of 13 years, Gerald S. Edgell III; her father, Ronnie J. Summar; three sisters; Kelly Yuhas, Kandi Pennington and Kerri Sanders; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Emerson of Forked Deer; and five nieces and five nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Donna E. Summar; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Summar; and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Clark.


Richard Dwayne Martindale, 50, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Jackson Regional Hospital.

He was a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. John Wayne Fowler officiating. Burial will be in Sorrells Chapel Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Imogene and William Wright of Dyersburg; a brother, Jimmy L. Martindale of Dyersburg; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard L. Martindale; and his grandparents, Felix and Mary Chilcutt and Farley and Blanche Martindale.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Childress, Mike Boswell, Colton Simpson, Doug Preslar, Nick Preslar, Jamie Chilcutt, Jarrod Simpson and William Turnbo, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffery Lynn Turnbo and Mike Chilcutt.