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Obituaries for August 31, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Gladys Marie Booker, 89, of Dyersburg, died Monday, August 29, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a retired stocker for Family Dollar Store and a member of The Gathering Place.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Hirchie Schaffner and Mr. Stanley Booker officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Friendship.

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

Survivors include her three daughters, Lillie Runions and Shirley Joyner, both of Dyersburg and Patsy Austin of Dyer; three sons, Charles Booker and Stanley Booker, both of Newbern and Danny Booker of Mason Hall; two sisters, Birdie Mae Sayles of Arlington and Maxine Chilcutt of Brownsville; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; and nineteen great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lofton Booker; three sons, Ricky Booker, Larry Booker and Jody Booker; and her parents, John and Bertha Smith Vernon.

Pallbearers will be Jake Booker, Mark Joyner, James Booker, Paul Booker, Donald Runions, Lofton Booker, Jody Lyn Booker, Christopher Booker and Jody Booker.


James McDonald Edwards, 80, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, August 30, 2011.

He was the former co-owner and pharmacist of City Drug Company, a member of First United Methodist Church, and an avid golfer.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his wife, Sheila H. Edwards of Dyersburg; a daughter, Carol Edwards of Jackson; a son, Joseph M. Edwards of Boston, MA; a sister, Mary Jo Meyer and husband, Larry, of Monterey; and two grandchildren, Alex Jones of Jackson and Emily Bobbitt and husband, Drew, of Knoxville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Mary Belle Edwards; and two brothers, Rev. Thomas L. Edwards and Rev. William A. Edwards.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the Pastor's Discretionary Fund, First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 452, Dyersburg, TN 38025.


Colena Blanche Mayo, 92, of Dyersburg, died Friday, August 26, 2011 at her residence.

She was a homemaker, member of People's Chapel and an avid fisherman.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Sammie L. Hankins officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include her five daughters, Edith I. Mayo and Mable Winbush, both of Dyersburg, Rosa L. Washington and Oletha Mitchell, both of Kansas City, MO. and Lillian C. Thomas of Millington; a son, Carl L. Mayo of Kansas City, MO.; a son-in-law, Avana Pouncil of Independence, KS.; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John S. Mayo; a daughter, Maxine Mayo Pouncil; and her parents, Edward and Lillie E. Carter Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Larry Pouncil, Darren Mayo, Carlos Thomas, Cedric Mayo, Rodney Thomas, Nicholas Smith, Willie Frank McLin and Fredrick Bolden.

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