Obituaries for May 20, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Donald Eugene Garland, 69, of Florence, Ala., passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the Methodist Healthcare Residential Hospice, Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Florence, and was retired from Ford Motor Company as a Process Engineer.

Visitation will be Monday, May 21, 2012 from 9-11 a.m. at Greenview Funeral Home in Florence with the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. in Greenview Memorial Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Billy Reding and the Rev. Mike Pope. Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. in the Blue Mountain City Cemetery, Blue Mountain, Miss.

Mr. Garland was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Horace and Elizabeth Douglass Claiborne Garland.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jane Bennett Garland of Florence; son, David Eugene Garland (Gena); daughter, Emily Garland Walpole (Jay); grandsons, Jay Bennett Walpole, and John Garland Walpole; uncle, Jack Claiborne (Evelyn); sister, Patricia Garland Phillips.

Pallbearers will be David Garland, Jay Walpole, Barry Goolsby, Jamie Miller, Grant Goolsby, and Chase Lowry.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Methodist Health Care Residential Hospice, 6416 Quince Road, Memphis, TN 38119.

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Mr. James F. "Red" Lowe, 67, of Dyersburg died Friday, May 18, 2012 at his residence. He was a former carpenter with Forcum Lannom and Seaton Construction. Mr. Lowe attended Holy Hills Baptist Church.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his 2 daughters, Melissa Brown Lineberry and Jamie Whitt (James) both of Dyersburg, his mother, Bertha Biggers Lowe of Dyersburg, 12 brothers and sisters, 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and his ex-wife, friend and companion Vivian Pierce Lowe.

He was preceded in death by his father Aldon Lowe, a son and his wife Annie Mai Warren Lowe.

Online condolences are available on our website-

Thomas N. Hall, 68, of Erin, Tenn., formerly of Rutherford, died Saturday at Signature Healthcare in Erin.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

John Ezell Kenney, 67, of Stigler, Okla., died Sunday, May 13, 2012.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Fairview Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Calvin Moody, 26, of Gates, died Friday, May 18, 2012 at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti, Mo.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Dyersburg Funeral Home.

H.W. "Sonny" Wilkerson, 68, of Tiptonville, died Thursday, May 17, 2012 at his residence.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Tiptonville Chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home.