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Obituaries for February 26, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Joyce Davis, 82 of Trimble, Tennessee died on Friday, February 24, 2012, at her residence in Trimble, Tennessee.

Born Sunday, January 26, 1930 in Lake County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Barton Chamberlain and the late Lucille Woods Chamberlain.

Mrs. Davis was a retired employee of Trimble Manufacturing.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 PM on Monday, February 27, 2012, in the Chapel Of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. George Butler officiating. Interment will follow in Dyer County Memorial Gardens, Dyersburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

Mrs. Davis is survived by one daughter, Rhonda Mitchell and her husband Jesse of Atwood, Tennessee; two brothers, Gary Chamberlain of Obion, Tennessee and Jackie Chamberlain of Dearborn, Michigan; three sisters, Phyllis Cox of Tiptonville, Tennessee, Pamela Gunnels of Obion, Tennessee and Mary Chamberlain of Fort Myers, Florida; one grandson, Jeff Mitchell of Colombia, South Carolina.

She was preceded in death her husband Lois Davis; three brothers, Ronnie Chamberlain, Roy Chamberlain and Freeman Chamberlain.

Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearer will be Dewayne Biggers.

Online condolences may be made to the family at johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Joyce Davis.


Stephanie Lee Cannon Haley, 35, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at her residence.

She was a homemaker.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Harris officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

The family received visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband, Doug Haley of Dyersburg; five daughters, Amber Flippin, Catherine Paige, Brittany Flippin, Miley Flippin and Martha Alexis Cannon, all of Dyersburg; two sons, Brian Flippin and Bradley Flippin, both of Dyersburg; her mother, Martha Cannon of Dyersburg; two sisters, Pamela Cannon and Jeannie Marie "Reba" Cannon, both of Dyersburg; and two nieces whom she raised, Erica Lee Cannon and Brianna Kay Cannon, both of Dyersburg.

She was preceded in death by her father, Herman Cannon.

Pallbearers will be Blake Criswell, William Gorley, Corey Hutchison, Robert Cox, Trevor Carter, Tim Burns, Brandon Franklin, Richie Criswell and Charlie Franklin.


Clarice Lee Hilliard, 86, of Dyersburg, Tennessee died on Friday, February 24, 2012, at The Highlands of Dyersburg in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Born Friday, June 8, 1925 in Dyer County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late E. C. "Bud" Harris and the late Minnie Ethel Stewart Harris.

Mrs. Hilliard was a retired employee of Colonial Rubber and a member of Phillips Street Church of Christ.

Graveside services for Mrs. Hilliard will be 12 noon, Monday, February 27, 2012 at Rehoboth Cemetery. Officiating this service will be Rev. Dan Tilly. Visitation will be Monday, February 27, 2012 from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hilliard is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Clark and Sandra Wilson both of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; two sons, Bob Hilliard of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Marvin Ray Hilliard of Dyersburg, Tennessee; one brother, Brown Harris of Garden City, Michigan; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Imogene Orr and Lorene Blackley; three brothers, J. Z. Harris, L. B. Harris and Moody Harris.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Lanier, Eric Lanier, Jeff Lanier, John Lanier, Jarrett Hilliard and Wes Hilliard.

Online condolences may be made to the family at johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Clarice Hilliard.


Paul Miller age 86 of Florence, AL, passed on February 23, 2012. Visitation will be at Elkins funeral home of Florence, Sunday, February 26 from noon till 2pm with services in the Chapel at 2pm. Charles Kretzer will be officiating. Burial will be at Tri Cities Memorial Gardens, with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Paul was survived by son, Doug Miller and wife Kathy of Waterloo, AL, daughter Jan Whitley and husband Davey of Booneville, MS, and daughter Lisa Webb and husband Mike of College Grove, TN. He was also survived by his beloved friend Carmelita Yates of Florence.

He was preceded by his wife Virginia Miller and his sister Anne Quiring.

Mr. Miller was a member of the Church of Christ. He was one of our heroes that landed on the beaches of Iwo Jima during World War II while serving in the United States Marina Corps. Paul was also a longtime volunteer at ECM Hospital.

Elkins Funeral Home of Florence would like to invite you to sign the online registry at www.elkinsfh.com


Charley Davis, 75, of Henning, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 3 at noon at St. Mark Baptist Church in Henning. Thompson's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


Eloise Parr, 90, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

uneral arrangements are incomplete and will announced later by H.H. Hudson Funeral Home in Dyersburg - www.hhhudsonfh.com .


Ernest (Joe) Pointer, 72, of Tiptonville, TN died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at Reelfoot Manor.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will announced later by Cosmopolitan Funeral Services - www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net .