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Obituaries for December 2, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Edna Childress, 62, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker and attended First Assembly of God.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Meacham Cemetery with the Rev. Stephen Stoner officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Johnny Childress of Dyersburg; a son, Eddy Childress and wife, Amy, of Dyersburg; her mother, Bertha Odom Roper of Newbern; a sister, Paulette Morrow of Newbern; a son-in-law, Kenny Monteith of Dyersburg; four grandchildren, Emily Thomas, Amanda Neal and William Monteith, all of Memphis and Kyle Childress of Dyersburg; and four great-grandchildren, Corbin Thomas, Addison Thomas, Ashton Hulsey and Jett David Neal.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kim Monteith; her father, Elmer Odom; and a brother, Ray Odom.

Pallbearers will be Chris Odom, Jim Ray Ritter, Jason Ritter, Danny Childress, Scotty Childress and Ryan Childress.


Wanda H. Lanier, 90, of Lebanon, Tenn., formerly of Dyersburg and Newbern, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 after a battle with cancer.

She was a homemaker and a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Tilley and the Rev. Frank Gardner officiating.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Shell and husband, Bill, of Lebanon, Tenn.; two sons, Richard King of Fulton, Mo., and Tommie King and wife, Sheila, of Gardner, Kan.; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her special friends at Rehoboth United Methodist Church

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Baker Lanier; her parents, Eddie and Delia Kirk King; three sisters and four brothers.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren.

Sign online condolences at: johnsonwilliamsfuneralhome.com