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Obituaries for July 5, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Donald Ray Summers, 59, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a former forklift operator for Heckethorn Manufacturing, where he worked for 16 years, and a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Deal officiating. Burial will be in Sorrells Chapel Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Lydia Summers of Dyersburg; three daughters, Amanda Wimberley, Crystal Summers and Melissa Hinson, all of Dyersburg; seven sons, Tommy Warden, Jeff Warden, Steven Eaves, Jonathan Eaves, Jason Summers, Scotty Summers and Chris Friese, all of Dyersburg; five daughters-in-law; three sons-in-law; four sisters, Carolyn Perry, Glenda Cartwright and Audry Garrett, all of Dyersburg, and Brenda Glass of Pensacola, FL.; two brothers, Raymond Summers and Gaylon Summers, both of Dyersburg; 34 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Ethel Burse Summers; a sister, Cherry Buchanan; two brothers, Bobby Summers and Billy Summers; and a granddaughter, Jordan Summers.

Pallbearers will be Roger Cravens, Tony Webb, Frankie Ables, Jimmy Childress, Phillip Hawks Jr., Jimmy Pugh and Matt Pitts. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Millner and Ronnie Austin.


Cara Jones, 88, of Tiptonville, died Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Methodist Hospital-Germantown in Memphis.

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