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Obituaries for September 27, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mr. James A "Bruno" Brenton Jr., 35, of Dyersburg, TN died Sunday, September 25, 2011 at his residence. He was an assembler for SRG Global.

Funeral services for Mr. Brenton will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 29, 2011 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Chessor officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The Brenton family will receive visitors Wednesday, September 28th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Daryel Thomas, Terry Thomas, Jesse Decker Jr., Brooks Bogard, Andrew Brenton and Greg Stone.

Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his fiancÚ Joy Decker of Dyersburg, 2 daughters, Anna Brenton and Sarah Decker of Dyersburg, his mother, Gloria Jean Boerst of Terre Haute, IN, his father James Brenton, Sr. and wife Donna of Newbern, 3 sisters, Melodee Thomas and husband Daryel of Alamo, Melissa Beard of Evansville, IN, Jennifer Stone and husband Greg of Yorkville, 3 brothers, Brooks Bogard and wife Carrie of Sullivan, IN, Andrew Brenton of Martin, Chris Bingham of Newbern, and his grandparents Buddy & Bonnie Haynes of Newbern and Peggy Barre of Sullivan, IN.

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


Dr. Kenneth S. Lewis Jr., 80, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, September 25, 2011 at his residence.

He was a retired optometrist, lifelong member of Dyersburg First United Methodist Church and enjoyed fishing, gardening, bird watching and his profession.

Memorial services will be at 12 noon Friday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Craig officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Joann Baird Lewis of Dyersburg; two daughters, Dr. Melissa Barton and husband, Steve, and Merrill Lemon and husband, Danny, all of Dyersburg; two sons, Kenneth S. "Bud" Lewis III and wife, Cody, of Bonicord and Rev. Paul Baird Lewis and wife, Helena, of Bangor, Northern Ireland; and seven grandchildren, Shelly Lemon, Alicia Lemon Teeter, Jenna Lemon, Russ Barton, Rob Barton, Erik Lewis and Amy Clare Lewis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Kenneth S. Sr. and Pauline Johnson Lewis.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the organization of the donor's choice.


Helen Golden, 77, of Dyersburg, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at Regional Hospital of Jackson.

Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Curry Funeral Home.


Thurman Lauderdale, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 at his residence.

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


Carl J. Morgan, 70, of Tiptonville, died Sunday, Sept.25, 2011 at his residence.

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


Milfred Palmer, 82, of Dyersburg, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at his residence.

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


Clarence Scott, 87, of Tiptonville, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

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


Barbara Ann Strayhorn, 48, of Decatur, Ill., formerly of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Sept. 17 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Morn and Goebil Funeral and Cremation Service in Decatur, Ill. was in charge of arrangements.