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Obituaries for October 28, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Don Carson, 78, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, October 25, 2012 at his residence.

He was a retired salesman for Cooper Tires in Memphis, attended Second Baptist Church, graduate of Harrison Chilhowee Baptist Academy, member of Dyersburg Moose Lodge, U.S. Air Force Veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Tucker officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

The family received visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Carson of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ora Sweatt Carson.

Pallbearers were Tim Gurley, Hunter Gurley, Mike Biggers and Marty Blalock.

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


Annie Mae Pruitt, 84, of Dyersburg, died Friday, October 26, 2012 at her residence.

She was a retired factory employee with Heckethorn Manufacturing and a member of Ft. Hudson Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Johnnie Welch and Bro. Don Layman officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

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

Survivors include her two daughters, Debbie Pruitt Jones and husband, Mark, and Sharon Pruitt Windle and husband, Ray, all of Dyersburg; a sister, Emma Watkins of Dickson; two brothers, Tommy Gerald Kesterson and Ricky Kesterson, both of Dyersburg; seven grandchildren, Steve Pruitt and Tammy Cross, both of Mississippi, Jesse Jones, Andy Windle and Bridgette Wilson, all of Dyersburg, Windy Perez of Arkansas and Kristy Taylor of Brownsville; and twelve great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Pruitt; a son, Ronnie Pruitt; her parents, Tom and Blanche Bailey Kesterson; a sister, Marie McGlaughlin; and three brothers, J.D. Kesterson, Clinton Kesterson and Don Kesterson.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Burton, Andy Windle, Mickey Myers, Russ Caughron, Ken Caughron and Steven Toler. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Kesterson, Tommy Kesterson, Kirk Kesterson, Will Cross, Daniel Pruitt and Ben Pruitt.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes.

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


Kaleigha Paige Scott- Infant age 2 months old of Dyersburg died Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at her residence. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge. Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:00 a.m. Church of Jesus Christ Full Gospel Church on East Court St. Dyersburg. Funeral service will begin 12:45 with Bro. Ronnie Harris officiating. Burial will be held in Dyer County Memorial Garden. Survivors include parents, Kimberly Parson and Terry Scott, Brother, Jeremiah Parson, of Dyersburg, TN. Grandparents, Dennis (Elaine) Nettles, Tiptonville, TN. Russell (Margret) Dunevant Baker of Dyersburg, Mary Rice, Auburndale, Florida. Kaleigha was preceded in death by her Grandfather, Jeff Parson, Great-Grandparents, Gerald (Betty) Dunevant, Janet Gage and James Harold Parson. You may give online condolence at www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net


Inez Hill Turnbow, 91, of Lancing, MI, formerly of Dyersburg, died Monday, October 22, 2012 at Whitehills Health Care Center in East Lancing, MI.

She was a retired supervisor for Montgomery Ward in Chicago and a member of Life Christian Church in Lancing, MI.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Life Christian Church with the Rev. David Stephens officiating. Barker Leik Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her son, Gary Lynn Hill of Potterville, MI; a daughter, Helen Darnell and husband, Dean, of Lancing, MI; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clifford Hill and Pastor Clovis Turnbow; a daughter, Kay Humphry; and her parents, Fred Tubbs and Ina May Wells.


George A. Clark, 87, of Yorkville, Tennessee died Friday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Memorial services for Mr. Clark will be announced later by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.