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Obituaries for January 18, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pat Hickerson, age 90, of Newbern, TN, died Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at The Highlands of Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hickerson will be 11:00 AM Thursday at in the Chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Officiating this service will be Rev. James Combs. Internment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern, Tennessee. The family will receive visitors Wednesday from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hickerson was born on February 15, 1921 in Dyer County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Jesse Dunivant and the late Maude Todd Dunivant. She was a former employee of Country Mart and former Owner/Operator of C & H Shoe Store located in Newbern, Tennessee and a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Newbern, Tennessee.

Mrs. Hickerson is survived by two daughters, Janie Clements of Dyersburg, Tennessee and Katie Winchester (Alton) of Newbern, Tennessee; two sons George Cottrell (Diane) of Newbern, Tennessee and Don Cottrell of Newbern, Tennessee; one brother, Preacher Dunivant of Kenton, Tennessee; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Hickerson was preceded in death by her husbands, Bill Cottrell and Charles Hickerson; four sisters, Ruth Hall, Eva Mae Gibson, Verna Tanner and Melba Ann Featherston; two brothers, Emerson Dunivant and Jerry Dunivant.

Pallbearers will be Brennon Cole, Barry Cottrell, Phillip Cottrell, Trevor Cottrell, Dillon Cottrell and Tony Winchester.

Memorials may be directed to the Charity of Donor's Choice.

Arrangements are being handled by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home, 239 East Main Street, Newbern, TN.


Dorothy Louise Armstrong, 54, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis.

Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Thompson's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


Brandon Cross, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 at his residence.

Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Janice "Teen" Ward, 74, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 at her residence.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.