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Obituaries for November 6, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Jimmy Flowers, 81, of Newbern, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Newbern.

Mr. Flowers, was the retired owner of Flowers Insurance Agency in Newbern. He was best known as "Mr. Jimmy" throughout Newbern. He will be remembered for his honesty, his positive attitude and his humanitarian acts. He was a Korean War Army veteran, and member of the Newbern Rotary Club where he served as president numerous times. He was a member of the Newbern First Baptist Church where he served as deacon for many years. He was a director on the Security Bank Board since 1972. In 2010 Security Bank honored Mr. Flowers by dedicating the East Entrance at the Newbern Branch in his honor.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Klutts, the Rev. Max Walker and the Rev. Paul Woodford officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

Survivors include his wife, Athlyne Culp Flowers of Newbern; a daughter, Denica Dunivant and her husband Thomas of Newbern; and two grandchildren, Matt Dunivant of Newbern, and Jennifer Turner and her husband Andy of Dyer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walker and Ola Oates Flowers; a sister, Anna Nolan; and a brother, Barney Flowers.

Pallbearers will be Bill Adcock, Jeff Thomas, Burnie Akin, Barry Ladd, Tom Foster, Larry Dunaway, Mack Forrester and Jason Maxedon. Honorary pallbearers will be directors of Security Bank.

Memorials may be directed to Newbern First Baptist Church Building Fund, 114 West Main St., Newbern, TN 38059; or Newbern Rotary Jimmy Flowers Scholarship; 104 North Monroe St., Newbern, TN 38059.

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Waldon Gwinn, 78, of Friendship, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. Born Aug. 25, 1933 in Friendship, he was the son of Litt and Robbie Gwinn. He was a farmer and owner of Farmers' Friendship Gin, Inc. and a member of Tigrett Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Patty Vernon Gwinn; three children, Danny Gwinn and wife Meri Lynn, and Tammy Smallwood, all of Friendship, and Deborah Lombas and husband Sammie of Dyersburg. He has seven grandchildren, Erick Walker and wife Lori of Dyersburg; Taylor Walker and wife Ashlee of Friendship; Ann Ashley Lombas of Dyersburg, Brandon Walker of Friendship, Lauren Lombas of Dyersburg, Katie Gwinn and Keri Gwinn, and one great-granddaughter, Kinlee Doolin, all of Friendship. He has one surviving sister, Truman Allmon and husband Luke of Dyersburg. Three surviving brothers-in-law, Bill Irvin of Friendship, Val Martino of Memphis, and Charles Hays of Munford. One surviving sister-in-law, Barbara Gwinn Hutton of Jackson, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Gwinn was predeceased by three brothers, Thomas Gwinn and wife, Ruth; Eursel Gwinn, both of Friendship and Melvin Gwinn of Dyersburg; and five sisters, Vera Gwinn of Friendship, Helen Thompson and husband Tommy of Memphis, Vernell Irvin of Friendship, Ruth Martino of Memphis, and Jean Hays of Munford.

Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 at Friendship Funeral Home with entombment at Bellevernon Cemetery in Friendship. The Gwinn family will receive visitors Sunday, Nov. 6 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Keith Martino, Ronnie Vernon, Jeffrey Vernon, Chris Vernon, Anthony Vernon and Michael Vernon. Honorary pallbearers will be Brent Allmon, George Rice, Harold Park, Larry Green, Bill Irvin and Charles Hays.

A remarkable man, he will be missed by his family, friends and the many people whose lives he touched.

Memorials may be made to National Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, D.C., 20013.

David K. Headden, 66, of Newbern, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at his residence.

He was a heavy-equipment pipeline mechanic, member of the Freemasons and member of International Union Operating Engineers.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Mr. Shane McClelland, Mr. Dusty McClelland and Mr. David Powell officiating. Burial will be in Beth Page Cemetery in Mason Hall.

The family will receive visitors at 10 a.m. Monday until service time.

Survivors include his wife, Sandi Rinowski Headden of Fall Creek, Wis.; a son, Brian Headden of Newbern; stepchildren Kimberly, Tammara and Lowell of Eau Claire, Wis., and Doyle of Florida; sisters Jennifer McClelland and Judith Walton, both of Jackson; and seven step-grandchildren, Alyssa, Adam, Mikayla, Jaiden, Kennedy, Swain and Maggee of Eau Claire, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Virginia Smith Headden.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan McFarland, Rand Godwin, William McDonald, Dick Brown, Mark Pledge, Donnie Scobey, Mark Butler and Zach Osborn. Honorary pallbearer will be Tony McFarland.

The family requests that memorials be made to the charity of donor's choice.

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Robert L. Jones age 74 of Dyersburg died Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Dyersburg Manor. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. Memorial services were held Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 6 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Mitchell Matthews officiating. Survivors include: Wife, Climmie Vorns Jones, Dyersburg, TN; two daughters, Kathie Ponidexter, Chicago, IL., Brenda Jones Sharpe, Marcopa, AZ. Robert was preceded in death by his son Robert Lee Jones. Five grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. You may give online condolences at www.cosmopolitanfuenralservices.net

Jimmy Dean Hill, 51, of Newbern, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.