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Obituaries for August 5, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Max Bradley, 79, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired painter and auto body repairman.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dyer County Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dan Tilley officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 12 noon - 12:45 p.m. at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Bradley of Dyersburg; four daughters, Barbara Bradley and Marilyn Hopkins, both of Newbern, Charlotte Bradley of Russellville, KY. and Sherry Bradley of Churchton; a son, Charles Bradley of North Carolina; a brother, Ronnie Bradley of Dyersburg; and five grandchildren, Scott Bradley, Brian Bradley, Kristy Tyler, Brooke Roberts and Josh Roberts.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Edna Brumley Bradley.

Pallbearers will be Mike Hopkins, Doug Tyler, Steve Coker, Mark Hardin, Joe Atchison and Josh Roberts.


Donald Edwin Mathis Sr., 73, a retired warehouse worker for Thomas and Betts passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven, MS.

Mr. Mathis was born September 26, 1937 to the late Calvin and Cathleen Mathis in Newbern, TN and was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 3, 2011 from 10 am until the service begins at 11 am at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven. A graveside service will follow at 3 pm at Rehoboth Cemetery in Roellen, TN.

He is survived by one daughter, Seron Moody of Dyersburg, TN; his twin brother, Ronald Mathis of Centennial, CO; one sister, Pat McOwen of Hernando, MS; three grandchildren, Malcolm Moody, Allan Moody, and Jacquelyn Binson; and eight great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two sons, Donald Edwin Mathis, Jr. and Brock Dalton; one daughter, Ginger Elaine Anderson; one grandson, Scott Newsom; and one brother, Wayne Mathis.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that any memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


Roy Leon Meadows, 89, of Halls, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011 in Unionville.

He was a retired farmer and a Deacon and lifelong member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. Nathe Ozment and the Rev. Bill Phipps officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Survivors include his two sons, Roy Glynn Meadows and partner, Jane Brymer, of Newton, CT. and Roger Meadows and wife, Tina, of Unionville; two grandchildren, Molly Escue and husband, Larry, and Alan Meadows and wife, Jami, all of Unionville; and four great-grandchildren, Emily Escue, Bailey Escue, Kate Meadows and Jill Meadows.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Margaret Faye Meadows; two infant children; and his parents, James and Nell Bickers Meadows.

Pallbearers will be Alan Meadows, Larry Escue, Stan Welch, Jeff Hogue, Lance Davison and Jeff Brewer.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.


Ethel Laverne Pierce, 75, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, August 4, 2011 at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis.

She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Hogue officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, J.W. Pierce of Dyersburg; a daughter, Cindy Gilliam of Dyersburg; five sisters, Jeanette Villarreal of Quito, Ecuador, Mary S. Longway and Marilyn Frazier, both of Dyersburg, Carolyn Kulak of Memphis and Betty Prince of Lewisburg; a brother, Charles E. Smith of Dyersburg; three grandchildren, Domonic Willis, Nicole Reagan and Rebecca King; two step-grandchildren, Tommy Gilliam and Billy Gilliam; five great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, William Franklin Pierce; her parents, William and Velma Wright Smith; a sister, Tossie Gilliam; and a brother, William H. Smith, Jr.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Todd, Nick Spry, David Spry and Jerry Eskridge. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Gilliam and Tommy Gilliam.


Carlton Harris Wood, 82, of Ridgely, died Thursday, August 4, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

He was a retired general foreman for General Motors Hydramatic Plant in Ypsilanti, MI., member and Deacon of Ridgely First Baptist Church, an avid fisherman, gardener, hunter and wood worker.

Services will be at 12 noon Saturday at First Baptist Church in Ridgely with Bro. John Coleman and Bro. Tom Pirtle officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Osborne Wood of Ridgely; three daughters, Donna Peper and husband, Steve, of Garden City, MI., Ann Beatty and husband, Ken, of Newport News, VA. and Laurie Reaves and husband, Steve, of Dyersburg; a sister, Frances Beal of San Mateo, CA.; and a grandson, Stephen Jacob Reaves of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Edith Wilcox Wood; and four brothers, Nolan Wood, Aubrey Wood, Coleman Wood and Thomas Wood.

Pallbearers will be Wilkes Moore, Kent Patterson, Landon Paschall, Tony Leake, Mack Forrester, Billy Marvin, Charles Dill and Brian Funderburk. Honorary pallbearers will be Enloe Stover, Jr., Ben Abbott, Herbert Leake and J.D. Mitchell.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Ridgely First Baptist Church.


Warren Sanders, 89, of Ridgely, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

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