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Obituaries for November 17, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mrs. Dianne French, 49, of Ridgely, TN died Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at her residence. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm Friday, November 18, 2011 in the Ridgely Chapel of Curry Funeral Home, conducted by Reverend Carl Southerland. Interment will follow in Zion Cemetery. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Michael Garrison, Artie French, Danny Harris, Randy Kirkpatrick, Macky French, David French and James Jones.

The French family will receive visitors Thursday, November 17th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at the Ridgely Chapel of Curry Funeral Home.

She is survived by her husband John French of Ridgely, a daughter Ashley French Garrison and husband Michael of Dyersburg, a son John French, Jr. of Ridgely, her parents Paul and Faye Bramlett of Ridgely, 3 sisters, Sherry Bramlett of Manchester, MI, Wanda Tolley and husband Bill of Ridgely, Penney Stroud and husband Paul of Obion, TN and 2 grandchildren, Katelynn French and Elizabeth French.

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

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


Patricia Ann Lamb, 66, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

She was a homemaker and attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Ridgely.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of God of Prophecy with the Rev. Clayton Mahan officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery in Obion. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Survivors include her three daughters, Tina Valois and husband, Jim, of Randleman, NC, Kelly Frye of Jackson and Robin Headley and husband, Alan, of Greenfield; two sons, Marty Lamb and wife, Jennifer, of Dyersburg and Billy Goodlett, II of Dyersburg; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. "Butch" Lamb; her parents, James and Emma Robertson Rhodes; a sister, Meritta Scott; and two brothers, Sylvester Eugene Mandrell and James Larry Rhodes, Sr.

Pallbearers will be Chris Jones, Larry "Speedy" Edwards, Kenneth Pierce, Michael Rhodes, Dustin Headley and Parker Lamb.


Sarah Frances Nail, 85, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at The Highlands of Dyersburg.

She was a homemaker and a member of Hawthorne Baptist Church.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her daughter, Alice Lohner of Dyersburg; a son, Eddie Nail of Dyersburg; a sister, Dorothy Fisher of Dyersburg; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Wayne Nilson; her parents, Hugh and Omby Cummings Rundles; and a sister, Burnell Morris.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Dyersburg/Dyer County Community Cancer Fund.


Novella Williams, 68, of Memphis, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem Temple C.O.G.I.C. in Dyersburg. Burial will be in MCCO Cemetery in Newbern. Millington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 9-10:55 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Williams and Marquetta Grimes; three sons, Raymond and Lorenzo Williams, and Timothy Claybon; two sisters, Nancy Block and Fannie Mae Shaw; three brothers, Albert, Sammy and Alfred Williams; and 13 grandchildren.


Mark Allen Haynes, 47, of Dyersburg, TN died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at his residence.

Services are incomplete at and will be announced r by Curry Funeral Home.


Paul "Bud" McPherson, 88, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.