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Obituaries for January 31, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Norman O. Clanton, age 86, of Jackson, Tennessee, formally of Newbern, Tennessee died Monday, January 30, 2012, at Forest Cove Nursing Home in Jackson, TN.

Graveside services for Mr. Clanton will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 12 Noon at Atkins Cemetery in Newbern, Tennessee. Officiating this service will be Rev. George Butler. Visitation for Mr. Clanton will be held Wednesday from10:30 AM to 11:45 at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

Mr. Clanton was born on August 4, 1925 to the late Fred and Lela Carolyn Chapman Clanton. He was a retired farmer, retired employee of Colonial Rubber and served in the United States Army during World War II.

Mr. Clanton is survived by two daughters, Diane Faye Owens of Sparks, Maryland and Lela Dawn Haynie of Jackson, Tennessee; two sons, Norman Earl Clanton of Dyersburg, Tennessee and Stephen Michael Clanton of Dyersburg, Tennessee; one sister, Goldie Pokorny of California; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Rosa Lee Clanton, one sister, Thelma Bennett and one brother, Edward Clanton.

Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Norman Clanton. Please sign online condolences at johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com.

Duane L. Seyl, 61, of Newbern, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.

He was a member of Riverwood Church in Dyersburg and an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. After he was married, they lived in Norfolk. He worked for Nucor Steel. He was transferred to Logan, Utah, they were there for three years with Nucor. In 1992 they moved to Dyersburg. He worked for Nucor Steel until he was diagnosed with cancer in Oct. 2010. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He also enjoyed tooling around in his garage on projects and collecting coins.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce, Neb. With the Rev. Gordon Bruce officiating. Burial will in Prospect View Cemetery in Pierce, Neb.

The family will receive visitors at 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at Stonacek Memorial Chapel in Pierce, Neb.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Nadine Seyl of Newbern; three sons, Thad Seyl of Dyersburg; Justin Seyl and wife, Sandra, of Chicago, Ill. and Jared Seyl and wife, Katie, of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; five grandchildren, Jordan Preston, Gage, Ellie and Caroline; three brothers, Jerry Seyl and wife, Cathy of Papillion, Neb., Larry Seyl and wife, Mary, of Omaha, Neb. And Ronnie Seyl, and wife, Arthella, of Lincoln, Neb.; three sisters, Carol and Ann Asmussen and husband, Ron of Westminster, Colo., Linda Mueller and husband, Guy, of Sedona, Ariz. and Judy Fuerhoff, and husband, Gary, of Pierce, Neb.

He was preceded in death by his parents Victor and Lucille Seyl.