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Obituaries for September 13, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mary Kathryn Bizzle, 80, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, September 11, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a retired factory worker and a member of Phillips Street Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Raymond Climer officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

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

Survivors include her daughter, Vicki Coats and husband, Joe, of Newbern; a sister, Shirley Climer of Union, SC.; four grandchildren, Ben Bizzle of Jonesboro, AR., Joshua Bizzle of Panama City, FL., Selena Coats Hall and husband, Jeremiah, of Pine, CO. and Brandon Coats and wife, Callie, of Yorkville; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ron Bizzle; and her parents, L.R. and Lillie Canada Garrison.

Pallbearers will be Ben Bizzle, Joshua Bizzle, Brandon Coats, Jeremiah Hall, Johnny Richards and Jerry Pride.


Royce Palmer Boals, 85, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, September 11, 2011 at her residence.

She was a retired administrative assistant for Dyer County Trustee's Office and a member of First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Boston and the Rev. Mike Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include her son, Mike Boals and wife, Nancy, of Dyersburg; two grandchildren, Matt Boals and wife, Laura, and Jill Boals Watkins, all of Dyersburg; and a great-grandchild, Jacey Watkins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Buck" Boals; her parents, John and Annie Little Palmer; and a brother, Carney Palmer.

Pallbearers will be Robert Moore, Jeff Box, Joel Deal, Patrick Holden, Andrew Abbott and Cayce Abbott.


Barbara Jean Tickle, 59, of Jackson, formerly of Dyersburg, died Sunday, September 11, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

She was a retired teacher for Westside Middle School in Jackson, attended Northside Baptist Church, 1969 graduate of Dyersburg High School, graduate of Dyersburg State Community College, where she served as a cheerleader, graduate of Memphis State University and received her Master's Degree from Union University.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Clyde Thompson officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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

Survivors include her mother, Mertie Tickle of Dyersburg; a brother, Larry Tickle and wife, Jan, of Dallas, TX.; and three nephews, Daniel Tickle of Blacksburg, VA., Joseph Tickle and Adam Tickle, both of Dallas, TX.

She was preceded in death by her father, Theo Tickle.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.


Glenda Mann, 47, of Dyersburg, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at The Bridge in Ridgely.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.