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Obituaries for January 4, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

G.D. "Geed" Armstrong, 94, of Dyersburg, died Friday, December 30, 2011 at the Highlands of Dyersburg.

He was a retired employee of Colonial Rubber, where he worked for 27 years and a member of McCullough's Chapel Baptist Church.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Williams officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

The family received visitors from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his two daughters, Peggy Armstrong Ashley and Brenda Armstrong Hollingsworth, both of Dyersburg; three sons, G.P. Armstrong of Tiptonville, Bill Armstrong and Rodney Armstrong, both of Dyersburg; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Fern Elizabeth Anderson Armstrong; his parents, Payton and Linnie Daniels Armstrong; four sisters, Lillie Anderson, Rosie Lee Brimm, Dolly Armstrong and Myrtle McCann; four brothers, Robert Goodloe Arm-strong, Chester Arm-strong, Sam Armstrong and Partee Armstrong; and a great-granddaughter, Amber Poe.

Pallbearers were Albert Ward, Eric Larson, Keith Ward, Don Grizzle, Jim Poe, Chad Hollingsworth and Scott Hollingsworth. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Jones and Joey Kimbrell.

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


Arthur Gene Carter, 75, of Dyersburg died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 at Jackson Madison-County General Hospital.

Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 11 a.m. until time of service at New Bethel Baptist Church, 571 Carter Lane, Dyersburg. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 1 p.m., Elder Robert Taylor Jr. Officiating. Burial will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery in Dyersburg.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Holder Carter of Dyersburg; four daughters, Tynette Carpenter of Flint, Mich., Liz Armstrong of Indiana, Jennifer (R. Lee) Strayhorn and Keisha (Elder Robert Taylor Jr.), of Dyersburg; five sons, Terry (Winnie) Carter of Maryland, Artie (Mary) Carter, Joe Carter and Ty Carter, all of Dyersburg and Ray (Sha) Carter of Florida; 22 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

You may give online condolences at www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net


Lowell Thomas Gentry Sr., 75, of Dyersburg, died Friday, December 30, 2011 at Christian Care Center of Rutherford County in Smyrna.

He was a retired co-owner of Genson, Inc., member of United Methodist Church, member of American General Contractors Assoc. and former member of Tennessee Army National Guard.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his two daughters, Kippie Gentry Scarborough and husband, Brian, and Stacey Gentry, all of Murfreesboro; a son, Tommy Gentry and wife, Kathy, of Dyersburg; two brothers, Grady Gentry Jr. of Dyersburg and Ted Gentry of Newbern; seven grandchildren, Levi Gentry, Jeremy Gentry, Kyle Gentry, Eric Gentry, Ty Scarborough, Peyton Sorrell and Eli Scarborough; and two great-grandsons, Quade Gentry and Jake Gentry.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Moore Gentry, whom he was married to for 38 years; his parents, Grady and Ora Epperson Gentry; and a brother, Dickie Gentry.

Pallbearers will be Brian Scarborough, Levi Gentry, Jeremy Gentry, Ty Scarborough, Peyton Sorrell, Jon Gentry and Eli Scarborough.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Pilots for Patients, 3127 Mercedes Drive, Monroe, LA 71201 or to Alive Hospice, 1710 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203 or to a charity of the donor's choice.


Mary L. Huffman, 77, of the Huffman Community, passed from this life on Thursday, December 29, 2011, at her home.

Born in Caledonia, MS, to P.E. and Ollie Mae Edwards Bowen, she was a member of Mary's Chapel Baptist Church and retired from ACCO. Mary loved to quilt and sew and work in her garden. She enjoyed cooking and canning, but most of all, she enjoyed the special times she spent with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Murvin Huffman; and brothers, Billy Bowen and Kenneth Bowen. _

She is survived by her children, Rodney Huffman and wife, Gloria of Dyersburg, TN, Connie Smith and husband, Jim of Blytheville; stepdaughter, Brenda Combs and husband Roger, of Hindman, KY; brother, James Bowen of Michigan City, IN; sisters, Myrtie Howington of Paragould, Charlotte Allison of Tyronza, AR and Leta Bowen of Truman, AR; grandchildren, Blaine Huffman, Ryan Huffman, Alana Lovins, Jay Smith and Jeffrey Smith; great-grandchild, Ava Cate Smith; step-grandchild, Selina Hall and step-great-grandchild, Braxton Hall.

Funeral services will be Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 2 p.m. in Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lawrence Gibbons officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 31, 2011 from 6-8pm at Cobb Funeral Home. Online register may be signed at cobbfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Relay for Life or the charity of your choice.


Joanne Joyner, 75, of Henderson, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 in Henderson.

She was the loving mother of four, Dr. Johnny Joyner and wife, Brenda of Dyersburg, TN; Mrs. Jan Joyner Priddy and husband, Steve of Beech Bluff, TN; Mr. Joe Lynn Joyner and wife, Patty of Henderson, TN; and Mr. James Joyner and wife, Marcia of Jackson, TN.

She was the doting grandmother of seven grandchildren, Rebecca Joyner and Ryan Joyner, both of Dyersburg, TN; Jennifer Priddy Johnson and husband, Jason of Lexington, TN; Nicholas Priddy of Huntingdon, TN; Bradley Joyner, April Joyner Willis and husband, Kevin, all of Henderson, TN and Elizabeth Joyner of Jackson, TN.

She was the endearing great-grandmother to five great-grandchildren, Trenton Joyner, Lane Joyner, Carley Joyner, and Lilly Joyner, all of Henderson, TN; and Lauren Johnson of Lexington, TN.

She loved to quilt, sew, crochet, watch Cardinal baseball, and take trips with her church group. She was an avid bird watcher and puzzle master. She loved to play cards and bingo with her friends and the staff at Southern Oaks Assisted Living Center. She was also a very giving and loving lady who crocheted hats for children at St. Jude Children's Hospital. She will be missed by all she touched throughout her life.

Visitation was held on Saturday, December 31, 2011 from 5-9 p.m. at Casey's Funeral Home, 304 Crook Avenue, Henderson, TN. Funeral services were held at Casey's Funeral Home on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 2:00. Pallbearers were Nicholas Priddy, Bradley Joyner, Ryan Joyner, Jason Johnson, Kevin Willis, and Terry Hearn. Burial was at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, or the American Diabetes Association.


Okendrick Kincaide, 11, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at LeBonheur Hospital in Memphis.

Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at H.H. Hudson Funeral Home in Dyersburg. Funeral services will be on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at 11 a.m. at New Birth Kingdom Church in Dyer, Tenn. On Thursday, Jan. 5, from 6-8 p.m. the family will receive friends at Miles CME Church in Water Valley, Miss. Funeral services will convene Friday, Jan. 6 at 11 a.m. at Miles CME Church in Water Valley with the Rev. Robert Burress officiating. Burial will be at City Cemetery in Water Valley, Miss.

Okendrick leaves his mother, Everlina Hervey; father, Danny Kincaide; and brothers, Franklin Anderson Jr. and Ja'Kylin Brooks, all of Dyersburg.

H.H. Hudson Funeral Home in Dyersburg is in charge of arrangements.


Charles C. Peery, 77 of Dyersburg, died on Sunday, January 1, 2012, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center in Dyersburg.

Born Monday, July 9, 1934 in Dyersburg, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Summers Edwin Peery and the late Opal Pate Peery.

He was a retired employee of Dyersburg City Schools and a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Dale Cook Peery of Dyersburg, TN; two sons, Charles C. Peery Jr. of Milan, TN and Lynn Mitchell of Dyersburg, TN; one daughter, Patricia Ables of Dyersburg, TN; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Henrietta Peery and a sister, Betty Kate Morgan.

Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2011 at Evansville Free Holiness Church with the Rev. Mac Daniels officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery-Dyersburg.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Ables, Lynn Mitchell, Aurelio Ramirez, Keith Ables, Donald Adcock and Tony Anderson.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, and 10:30 a.m. to service time on Wednesday at the Evansville Free Holiness Church in Dyersburg.

Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Mr. Charles C. Peery.

Online condolences may be made to the family at johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com


Annie Lucille Robinson, 90, of Dyersburg died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today in M.C.C.O. Cemetery in Newbern with Minister James Elam officiating. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge.

Survivors include three sons, Thurman Robinson and Eula Robinson, both Dyersburg and Alvin Walton of Lansing, Mich.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Balboa Lodge No. 205 F&AM PHA.

You may give online condolence at www.cosmopoitanfuneralservices.net


Georgia Mae Vinson, 86, of Dyersburg died Friday, Dec. 24, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 11 a.m. Cosmopolitan Funeral chapel with Bobby Jones officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Dyersburg.

Survivors include four nieces, Bobby Jones, Dorothy Armstrong, Sherry Armstrong and Leola Armstrong, all of Dyersburg; and seven nephews, Albert Armstrong, Vernon Armstrong, Darren Armstrong and Ronald Armstrong, all of Dyersburg, Freddie Armstrong and Joe Lee Armstrong Jr., both of Memphis, and Thomas Armstrong of Virginia.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

You may give online condolences at www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net


Nellie G. Weakley, 92, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker, member of First United Methodist Church, where she attended Community Bible Study and a member of Potts Price Sunday School Class and a member of Tuesday Bridge Club.

Services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Dr. David Russell officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

The family received visitors from 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her son, Tommy Weakley and wife, Susanne, of Dyersburg; two grandchildren, Tommie Sue Roach and husband Taylor and Christopher Weakley and wife Robyn, all of Nashville; and one great-grandson, Clayton Roach of Nashville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin T. "Toppy" Weakley; a daughter, Marilyn Merritt; and her parents, Harry and Maggie Woods George.

Pallbearers were Tracy Latham, Billy Ozment, Jerry Mac Roberson, Ralph Richardson, Chip Finley, Christopher Weakley and Taylor Roach.


John F. Betsinger, 64, of Dyersburg, died Friday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Memorial services will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.


David Maddux French, infant son of Lisa French, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 at Centennial Hospital in Nashville.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Fairview Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Betty Jean Hopper, 76, of Tiptonville, died Saturday. Dec. 31, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services were held Tuesday at Keystone Church of God. Dyersburg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Laura Jackson, of Ridgely, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Hospital.

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


Mary M. Lewis, 82, of Tiptonville, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin.

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


Gregory Lewis Mullins, 39, of Friendship died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 at Emmanuel Christian Fellowship Church. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.

Friendship Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Louis Junior Spencer, 67, of Ripley, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Halls Funeral Home.


Allen Gene Still, 81, of Wynnburg, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 at his residence.

Services were held Saturday in the Tiptonville chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home.