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Obituaries for September 4, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Bettie Kate Morgan, 79, of Huntingdon, died Thursday, September 1, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.

She was a retired factory worker for Dyersburg Fabrics, where she worked in the Spinning Dept. She was a Presbyterian.

Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Dyer County Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Guy Merryman officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Don E. Morgan of Huntingdon; two daughters, LaDonna Morgan of Huntingdon and Mona Bush and husband, John, of Union City; two sons, David Morgan and wife, Rene, of Huntingdon and Randall Morgan and wife, Kathy, of Newbern; a brother, Colin Peery of Evansville; ten grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Summers and Opal Pate Peery.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.


Gladys June Lowrance King Neathery, 80, of Mackinaw, IL, formerly of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, IL.

She was a homemaker, a former employee of Belew & Ray Drugs and Fred's Department Store, and a member of Strasburg Southern Baptist Church in Strasburg, IL.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5 at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Clois Bruce and the Rev. David Bayer officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive visitors today from 3-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survivors include three daughters, Valetta and husband Calvin Locker of Edwardsville, IL, Delaine and husband the Rev. Ron Mulvaney of Altamont, IL, and Gail and husband Greg Welsh of Mackinaw, IL; a sister, Doris Leach of Dyersburg; a brother, Bobby Joe Lowrance of Newbern; seven grandchildren, Chad Starwalt and wife Sheri of Conroe, TX, Stacey Starwalt of St. Louis, MO, Ashlee and husband Dustin Warf of Windsor, IL, Wesley and wife Amanda Ohnesorge of Mackinaw, IL, Ryan and wife Braghan Mulvaney of Fort Worth, TX, Jeremy Mulvaney of Altamont, IL, and Megan Welsh of Mackinaw, IL; two great-grandchildren, Bo Starwalt and Avery Starwalt, both of Conroe, TX; and two foster great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husbands the Rev. Archie L. King and Simon Neathery; her parents, Alvie D. and Margaret Lou Olive Lowrance; a sister, Margaret Allen; and two brothers, Raymond Lowrance and Billy Lowrance.

Pallbearers will be Todd Lowrance, Alan Lowrance, Dr. John Lowrance, Ray Lowrance, Jimmy Mallard and Randy Mallard.

Memorials may be directed to Life Outreach International - "Water For Life", For NCBC Junior High Youth Group, P.O. Box 982000, Fort Worth, TX 76182-8000.

Sign online condolences at www.johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com


Mrs. Judy Robertson, 52, of Dyersburg, TN died Friday, September 2, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Evansville Free Holiness Church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Robertson will be at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 4, 2011 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home conducted by Brother Mac Daniels with interment to follow in Sorrell's Chapel Cemetery. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Robertson family will receive visitors Saturday, September 3rd from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be James Wilson, Brian Mabry, Tim McCord, Todd Seiber, Allen Walker, Addison Walker and David Price.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, George Elton Robertson, Jr. of Dyersburg, 2 sons Christopher Lynn Robertson (Mary Beth) of Newbern, Larry Allen Robertson of Dyersburg, her Mother, Ruby Wilson of Dyersburg, 1 sister Melissa Atkeson (Ron) of Ripley, 2 brothers Timmy Wilson (Karen) and James Wilson (Cindy) both of Dyersburg, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wallace Luchin Wilson.

Online condolences are available on our website- www.curryfuneral.com


Ester Lee Jennings Tubbs was born on June 30, 1923 at Unionville, TN in Dyer County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bridgett and Mont Jennings; siblings: Gertrude Jennings Tubbs, Carmack Jennings, J.D. Jennings, Bill Butler, Ernest Butler, Dutch Butler, Nelsie Butler Johnston, Addie Butler King, Mary Butler Crocker, Neil Ratliff; grandson Gregory Heath Tidwell, and stillborn daughter, Mary Anne Tubbs.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Lynn King officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

She is survived by husband, William Peery Tubbs, daughters, Alice Tubbs Wake (Jim), Nancy Tubbs Boutwell (Bill), and Joyce Tubbs Thompson; grandchildren: Phillip Dale Tidwell II, Peyton William Stevens (Ashley), Emy Katherine Thompson; great grandchildren: Claire Anne Tidwell, Bailey Caroline Tidwell, Jocelyn Meleia Stevens, sister Grace Jennings Davidson, sister-in-law Peggy Tubbs, brother-in-law Ted Tubbs and numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves her caregivers Linda Powers and Lisa Zaricor and many dear friends.

A member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, she was active for many years in her Sunday School Class. Her services included sending cards, home visits, and baking for those in need. An avid homemaker, she took pride in her family and surroundings. With always a meal to share, many enjoyed her cooking and her company. She had a listening ear and a good heart for all who entered her doorway. Her time was freely given to the care of the elderly parents, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Tubbs, Randy Tubbs, Jim Wake, William Boutwell, Phillip Tidwell and Peyton Stevens.

Married on December 24, 1940, Ester will be remembered as a beautiful Christian woman and an example of love and devotion to her husband, family, and friends.


Thomas N. Carter, of Bellevue, Wash., formerly of Dyersburg, died Friday in Bellevue, Wash.

Funeral arrangements for Mr. Carter will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.