Ford L. Boyd, age 97, went to be with the Lord on September 2nd, 2012. Ford was born on June 9, 1915, in Tylertown, Miss. Ford was a graduate of Louisiana State University. He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II and serviced 18 months overseas. Ford and his wife, Nellie, lived in Memphis, Tenn. from 1940 to 2006, when they moved to Dyersburg, Tenn. to be near their daughter. Upon graduation from LSU, Ford joined the National Cotton Council of America, where he served as Director of Audio-Visual Services until his retirement in 1975. For many years he was the emcee at the Maid of Cotton contest. During his entire life, he used his beautiful tenor voice to sing in church choirs at Highland Heights Methodist and First United Methodist Church Dyersburg, even into his 90s. He also was a soloist at many weddings and funerals. He leaves his wife of 72 years, Nellie Boyd; and his daughter, Susan Ramer and husband, Lloyd of Dyersburg. He was also proud to have two grandsons, Don Ramer and wife, Andi of San Diego, Calif., and Andrew Ramer and wife, Becky of Spring Hill, Tenn. He also leaves two great-grandsons. We ask that any memorials be sent to Highland Heights Methodist Church or the Choir Fund at First Methodist Dyersburg. Visitation is at 9:30 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. service at Memphis Funeral Home at 5599 Poplar Ave., on Wednesday, September 5th.
Ester Lee Fowler, 92, of Finley, died Saturday, September 01, 2012 at Oakwood Community Living Center. She was a member of Independent Free Holiness Church and a homemaker.
Funeral services for Mrs. Fowler will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2012 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home conducted by Brother Calvin Smith. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Jamie Fowler, Jason Burns, Justin Walker, Jeff Burns, Kevin Tidwell and Tim Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Johnson and Javier Beltran.
The Fowler family will receive visitors Monday, September 3rd from 5:00 -- 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
She is survived by 1 daughter, Janice Lee Burns of Dyersburg, 1 son, Roy Aldon Fowler and wife Gerene of Finley, 1 sister Christine Fowler of Flint, MI, 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Rogers Fowler, 1 great-grandson, Jeffery Blake Burns, 4 sisters, Eunice Churchill, Anna Mae Viar, Lurlene Reed, Hildred Helpler, 3 brothers, Oscar Odell Joslin, Ferrell Joslin, Homer Joslin and her parents Oscar Lee and Neecie Ethel Mayness Joslin.
Online condolences are available on our website- www.curryfuneral.com
Mary Jo Sims, 67, of Dyersburg died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at Methodist LeBonheur Germantown.
Funeral services are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Curry Funeral Home. For more information visit our website at www.curryfuneral.com
Peggy J. Todd, 85, of Tiptonville, Tennessee died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 at The Bridge.
Graveside services will be at noon Tuesday at Ebenezer Cemetery in Troy, Tennessee. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.