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Obituaries for August 23, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ethel "Bea" Anderson, 82, homemaker, died Aug. 21, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 24 at Gibson County Memory Gardens. Bodkin Funeral Home has charge.

Survivors include her husband, John Anderson; a son, Jimmy Anderson and wife, Cindy, of Jackson; two daughters, Barbara Robertson and her husband, Jerry of Maryville and Betty Dennis and her late husband Jackie and her companion Dennis Smith of Nashville; a brother, W.C. Byrd of Dyersburg; a sister, Peggy Starnes of Dyersburg; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.


James Lee Lewis, 68, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired correctional officer for West Tennessee Correctional Facility and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Dyer County Memorial Gardens. Dyersburg Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his son, Lee Lewis and wife, Becky, of Dyersburg; a sister, Becky Rose of Dyersburg; three brothers, Sammy Lewis, Jr. of Florida, Donnie Lewis of Newbern and Mike Lewis of Virginia; and two grandchildren, Casey Lewis and Brent Lewis.

He was preceded in death by his parents Sammy and Rachel Lewis.


Rosie Lee Bryant, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by H.H. Hudson Funeral Home.


Margie E. Buckner died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011.

Services were held Sunday at Halls Funeral Home.


Donale Ray Smith, 69, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011.

Services were held Aug. 22 at Halls Funeral Home.