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Obituaries for May 24, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Shelia Jane Lambert Binkley, 64, of Lenox, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at her residence.

She was a clerk for Dyersburg/Dyer County Union Mission, member of Lenox Baptist Church and a volunteer for Transitions.

Memorial services will be at 12 Noon Saturday at Lenox Baptist Church with the Rev. Rudy Ring and Bro. Robert Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include her daughter, Beth Rhodes and husband, Mark, of Dyersburg; a son, Jon Binkley and wife, Gayle, of Dyersburg; and four grandchildren, Jaxon Binkley, Jon David Binkley, Jansen Rhodes and Jake Heathcott.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald R. and Mildred Rowland Lambert; and a brother, Donald Wayne Lambert.

Online condolences may be sent to our website at www.dyersburgfuneralhome.net


Timothy Wayne "Tim" Cummings, 51 of Newbern, Tennessee died on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Born Monday, February 6, 1961, he was the son of the late Finis Odell Cummings, Sr. and the late Jewell Mae Crumley Cummings.

Mr. Cummings was the owner of Custom Home Improvements in Newbern, Tennessee.

Funeral services for Mr. Cummings will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 26, 2012 in the Chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Officiating this service will be Rev. Bill Tucker. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern, Tennessee. Visitation for Mr. Cummings will be Friday, May 25, 2012 at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM.

Mr. Cummings is survived by his wife, Brenda Cummings of Newbern, Tennessee; one son, Dell Wayne Cummings and his wife Kristina of Newbern, Tennessee; two sisters, Janice Camaro and her husband Andrew of Beverly Hills, Florida and Angela Yon Ray and her husband Jeff of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and two grandchildren, Bryan Cummings and Zoey Cummings both of Newbern, Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Lane "Tree" Cummings, one brother, Odell Finis Cummings Jr. and a sister, Rita Carroll Cummings.

Pallbearers will be Dell Wayne Cummings, Kevin Christian, Jerry Mount, Tommy Moore, Wayne Cooper and Erik Hayes.

Online condolences may be made to the family at johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Timothy Wayne "Tim" Cummings.


Services for Charles "Billy Wayne" Edwards, 78, will be held Friday, May 25 at 2:00 P.M. at the Friendship Funeral Home with Brother Bill Robbins and Brother John Wayne Fowler officiating. Burial will follow in the Bowen's Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Edwards died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born in Crockett County son of the late G. W. and Lorene Robertson Edwards and was a retired farmer for the Jimmy Barbour Farms. He was a member of the Cairo Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Joyce Edwards, Friendship, TN; a daughter, Deloris Fisher (Mike), Dyersburg; three sons, Larry "Speedy" Edwards (Joyce), Dyersburg, David "Bo" Edwards (Tammy), Friendship and Zack Edwards, Friendship; a sister, Montene Castellaw (Jerry), Friendship; seven grandchildren, Misty Edwards (Jason), Holly Fortner (Joey), Jessica Decker (Justin), Beth Fisher, Haley Edwards, Derek Edwards, and Brenden Edwards. Three great-grandchildren, Hunter, Jackson, and Emma Grace Fortner.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Vonda Edwards.

Pallbearers will be Robert "Bonehead" Lipker, Larry Gene Tinkle, Kenneth Pierce, Marty Lamb, Eddie Hicks, and Tim Carman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bubba Anderson and Dan Pierce. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 5-8 P.M.


John Eddie (Pee Wee) Mann age 61 of Toledo, Ohio formerly of Dyersburg, TN died Thursday May 17, 2012 in Toledo, OH. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 26, 2012, 11:00 a.m. until 12 Noon at Bruce Community Center, 801 Vernon St., Dyersburg. Funeral Services will begin at 12 Noon at Bruce Community Center with Elder Eddie Joe Mann officiating. Burial will be held in the M.C.C.O. Cemetery in Newbern, TN.

Survivors include, Daughter, Sandra Mann, Toledo, OH; Sons, Michael Mann, Antonio Durham, Antwain Mann and Terry Durham, Toledo, OH; Sister, Lula Mae Jones, Milwaukee, WI; Brothers, Elder, Eddie Joe (Lavanda) Mann, Morris (Belinda) Mann, Jimmy Mann, Dyersburg, Tony (Jeanette) Mann, Dyersburg, Michael Mann, Milwaukee, WI, Detris (Neko) Mann, Oklahoma, Jerry Mann, Toledo, OH; 17 Grandchildren, 2 Great-Grandchildren. Pallbearers: Dewayne Auery, Donald Wesley Jr., Fred Mann, Jimmy Mann, Tony Mann, Ardell Ross, Harold Ross, DeAngelo Taylor and Leman Russell.

John Eddie (Pee Wee) Mann was preceded in death by his Father, Elder John Herman Mann and Mother, Johnnie Mae Kenny Mann; Sisters, Sara Mann, Mildred Mann, Marylin Mann; Brother, Glen Bernard Mann. You may give online condolences at www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net


Mary Evelin Michael, of Trimble, Tennessee died on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Dyersburg Manor in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Born Wednesday, January 21, 1925 in Newbern, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Elbert Jones and the late Blanche Bryant Jones.

She was a member of Trimble Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School for many years until her recent illness. She was also a Member of American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by one son, James H. Michael Jr. and his wife Alma Ruth of Newbern, Tennessee, and one sister, Ruth A. Jones of Dyersburg, Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her husband James H. Michael Sr., a granddaughter Melinda Ann "Missy" Michael, two brothers Newton Jones and Henry Jones.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 25, 2012 in the Chapel Of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Officiating this service will be Rev. George Butler and Rev. Johnny Michael. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern, Tennessee.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Mark Lamb, Elliot Lamb, Cherry Davis, James Murphy, Patrick Cummings and Van Simpson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bob Page, Hamilton Parks, Marvin Bradford and Jim McClure.

The family asks that memorials be directed to the charity of their choice.

Online condolences may be made to the family at johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mary Evelin Michael.


Robert Earl Crawford, 79, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Jackson.

Funeral service will be held Friday, May 25, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at Halls Funeral Home.