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Obituaries for September 2, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Joseph "Joey" Patrick Denman, 43, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, August 30, 2012 at his residence.

He was a former insurance agent for Shelter Insurance, member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1992 graduate of Murray State University and a talented musician and actor.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Larry Blakeburn and the Rev. Charlie Halliburton officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 3-4 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Survivors include his daughter, Sara Elizabeth Denman of Summertown; his parents, David and Sena Denman of Dyersburg; a sister, Melanie Jackson and husband, J. Paul, of Dyersburg; and two brothers, David Denman, Jr. of Newbern and Jason Denman and wife, Lori, of Dyersburg.

Pallbearers will be Tony Hendren, Chuck Moore, Bill Parmenter, J. Paul Jackson, John Moore and Brent Cooper.


Dora Christine Fisk, 58, of Trimble, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at her residence.

She was a member of Word of Faith Church in Dyersburg under the leadership of Bishop Bobby Nesbit Jr.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Trimble with Bishop Bobby L. Nesbit Jr. officiating.

Survivors include a daughter, Ashley LaSha Barham (Jeremy); a son, Don Fisk; her mother, Doretha Bowers; four sisters, Dian Thomas (John Eddie), Mae Catherine Pirtle, Joyce Pirtle and Kaye Hillsman; four brothers, George Pirtle (Shelia), Bruce Pirtle (Mary Ann), Michael Pirtle and Danny Bowers; 11 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Gordon Lee Weaver, 55, of Newbern, died Saturday, September 1, 2012 at his residence.

He was a retired farmer, member of Independent Free Holiness Church and an avid hunter and fisherman.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Independent Free Holiness Church with the Rev. Calvin Smith officiating. Burial will be in Chic Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 12-1 p.m. Monday at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Weaver of Newbern; four daughters, Angela Weaver and companion, Gregg Ingalls, of Dyersburg, Crystal Joiner and husband, Jesse, Beulah Puckett and husband, Joshua, and Jessie Weaver, all of Newbern; a brother, Ted Weaver and wife, Donna, of Lenox; and five grandchildren, Lilly, Hannah and Jo Lee Vaughn and Roland and Jaxon Anderson, all of Newbern.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby and Flossie Howell Weaver.


Carla Bowers, 65, of Halls, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 at the Halls Funeral Home.


Mattie Faye Bell of Newbern died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at Oakwood Community Living Center.

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


Esther Fowler, 92, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Oakwood Nursing Home.

Funeral services are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Curry Funeral Home.