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Obituaries for February 14, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

L.D. Gant, 63, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, February 12, 2012 at his residence.

He was a general agent for State Farm Insurance, an U.S. Army Captain from 1971-1979, member of Kiwanis Club, Dyer Baptist Association and Dyersburg Chamber of Commerce. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, where he was Chairman of Deacons, 20-year member of the Building Committee, Sunday School Teacher for the Cornerstone Class, which he taught for 25 years and a member of the choir.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Hickman and Dr. Raymond Boston officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 12-1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly P. Gant of Dyersburg; two sons, Marc Gant and wife, Brook, of Murfreesboro and Matthew Gant and wife, Lauren, of Dyersburg; three sisters, Rachel Bargery of Newbern, Audrey Dale Bargery and Jeanette Turner, both of Ridgely; two brothers, Joe Gant of Tiptonville and Douglas Gant of Ridgely; and three grandchildren, Luke Dalton Gant, Harrison Eli Gant and Meredith Steele Gant.

Pallbearers will be Ben Ragan, Roger Alexander, Larry White, Bubba Hendren, Randy Brooks, Larry Rogers, Ken Leeth and Keith Guthrie. Honorary pallbearers will be Kiwanis Club of Dyersburg, First Baptist Church Deacons, "Men's Chorale", and Cornerstone Sunday School Class.

The family requests that memorials be directed to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 220 Masonic Street, Dyersburg, TN 38024; Paralyzed Veterans of America, 4801 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64128-2226; ALS Association of TN, P.O. Box 40244, Nashville, TN 37204-0244; or Muscular Dystrophy Association/ALS Division, 3300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718.


Robert L. "Bob" Hayes, 82, of Pinson, formerly of Dyersburg, died Friday, February 10, 2012 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

He was a retired employee with the City of Jackson Waste Management and a member of First Baptist Church in Pinson. He was a Mason, a Shriner, a U.S. Army Veteran and had served in the Tennessee National Guard.

Graveside services will be at 12 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Lynn King officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 10-11:45 a.m. Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his daughter, Teresa Hayes Tharp and husband, George Ed, of Conroe, TX; a son, Robert Anthony "Tony" Hayes of Dyersburg; two grandchildren, Tammy Lynn Tharp and Lindsey Hayes; his ex-wife, Dorothy Hayes; and several nieces and nephews.

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


Chester Rance Howell Sr., of Finley, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 at Oakwood Nursing Home.

Arrangements are incomplete.

Survivors include a son, Chester Rance Howell Jr. (Emily); five grandchildren, Julie Howell, Emmy Howell, Ethan Howell, Anthony Burns and Bradley Burns; a brother, Douglas Howell (Joan); a sister, Violet Van Hooster (Ron)

He was preceded in death by his parents, A.N. "Pete" Howell and Jessie Margarette "Sis" Howell; a brother, Jerry Howell; two sisters, Flossie Weaver (Bob) and Nellie Hibbs (Dennis).


Bettie Edwards, 75, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at Salters Chapel AME Church in Dyersburg. Thompson's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


Michael Lewis Hames, 45, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.


Josie M. Mitchell, 89, of Brownsville, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at Crestview Health Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Thompson's Mortuary.


Spirgon Palmer, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

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