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Obituaries for November 6, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

James Earl Barron, 48, of Decatur, Ala., formerly of Lenox, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS.

He was a truck driver for Frawley and Schilling Trucking Company.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerry Anderson officiating. Burial was in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

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

Survivors include his two sons, Jacob Ryan Barron of Decatur, AL and James Earl Barron, Jr. of Arizona; a daughter, Ashley Barron of Dyersburg; five step-children, Danielle and Patrick McGuire of Bluffton, SC, Brandon and Brandi Pumfrey of Jasper, AL, Sophia Woods Chesier of Greenwood, IN, Tamara Woods of Anderson, IN and Amanda and Adam Lozier of Kalamazoo, MI; his longtime companion, Laura Barron of Hartselle, AL; a brother, William "Bill" Barron of Decatur, AL; a sister, Annie Barron Gipson of Corinth, MS; three grandchildren, Gage Woods, Brantley and Kilian McGuire.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Shelton and Mae Clark Barron; and two brothers, Robert Edward "Bobby" Barron and Larry Barron.

Pallbearers were James Shipman, David Crum, Charles Barron, Zack Pope, David McGuire and Jerry Daniels.

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


Big Bill Bizzle, 61, of Dyersburg died Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was a retired truck driver and a former member of Mid South Riders. He was born August 25, 1951 to the late Alma and Elvis Bizzle.

Funeral services for Big Bill will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, November 7, 2012 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home conducted by Reverend Calvin Smith. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Steve Littlejohn, Timmy Farley, Tony Jones, Chucky Farley, Chuck Hall, Brad Barnes, Mike Harrington and Tony Cole.

The Bizzle family will receive visitors Tuesday, November 6th from 5-8 pm at the funeral home.

He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Ann Bizzle of Dyersburg, his son William Lynn Bizzle and wife Christy of Lebanon, 2 sisters, Faye Staggs of Dyersburg and Lorene Harrison of Winnsboro, LA, 1 brother, Glen Bizzle of Dyersburg, 5 grandchildren Trisha Bizzle, Stephanie Wilkerson, Brent Lewis, Tracy Craig, Kaitlyn Bizzle and 1 great grandson Kayden Wilkerson.

Online condolences are available on our website- www.curryfuneral.com


Katheryn Moore Jones, 101 of Newbern, Tennessee died on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at her Residence in Newbern, Tennessee.

Born Monday, July 10, 1911 in Gibson County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Edwin Harris Moore and the late Helen Osborne Moore.

She retired as a teacher from the Dyer County School System after 44 years of service, member of Main Street Church Of Christ, member of Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher's Sorority and member of the Dyer County Education Association.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jones will be 2:00 PM Sunday, November 4, 2012 in the Chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Officiating this service will be Mr. Terry Clark and Bro. Dan Holland. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 AM until service time at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

She is survived by four cousins, Jere E. Pierce of Newbern, Tennessee, Dr. Paul J. Huffstutter of Lenoir City, Tennessee, Dr. William M. Huffstutter of Asheville, North Carolina and Dr. J. Eugene Huffstutter of Chattanooga, Tennessee; her caregivers Liz Holland, Joann Clark, Stacy Clark, Carolyn Northam and Sherrie Moore.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, William David Jones, Jr. and her sister, Florence Moore.

Pallbearers will be Jere Pierce, Larry Moore, Johnny Parks, Russell Cozart, Danny Carpenter and Hank Gray.

Online condolences may be made to the family at johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Katheryn Moore Jones.


Joyce Johnson, 73, of Dyersburg, died Monday, November 5, 2012 at her residence.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Houston Sills officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Johnson of Dyersburg; three daughters, Anita Lowe, Carla McPherson and Daphne Fowler, all of Dyersburg; two sons, Allen Crews and Jason Crews, both of Dyersburg; a brother, Bobby Ramey of Dyersburg; twenty grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Anthony Crews; her parents, Thomas and Ruby Prince Ramey; a grandson, Mark Allen Crews; and a great-grandson, Drayden Hicks.

Pallbearers will be Michael Hicks, John Hicks, Josh Hicks, John Wayne Fowler, Jr., Luke Stephens and Michael Mills. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Warden and Hector Alvarez.

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


Joshua Michael Markin, 4 1/2 month old infant son of Brian and Amanda Mallard Markin, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2012 at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeremy Ballinger officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

The family received visitors from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Besides his parents, survivors include his grandparents, Nathan and Gwen Mallard of Dyersburg and Mike and Debbie Markin of Bethel Springs; great-grandparents, Emma Markin of Parsons, Ken and Billie Haske of Florida and Lois Johnson of Dyersburg; and his great-great-grandfather, Buck Matlock of Ridgely.

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


Jackie Mae Newsome, 60 of Newbern, Tennessee died on Sunday, November 4, 2012, at Regional Hospital Of Jackson in Jackson, Tennessee.

Born Wednesday, December 19, 1951 to the late Bill Newsom and Mozell Newsom.

Surviving are brothers, William "Bill" Newsom(Jane) of Newbern, TN and Randy Newsome(Carmie) of Dyersburg, TN, sisters, Carolyn Kennedy(Wallace) of Newbern, TN, Sondra Chuba of Newbern, TN. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by a niece Rhonda Gay Newsome and a nephew Todd Lee Newsome.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 in the Chapel Of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Patrick Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery-Newbern, TN.

Pallbearers will be Nick Newsome, Hunter Newsome, Lee Kennedy, Tommy Chuba, Brad Chuba, and Robert Newsome. Honorary Pallbearers will be RHA Staff and Friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home, 239 East Main Street, Newbern, Tennessee.

Online condolences may be made to the family at johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ms. Jackie Newsome.


Memorial services for Betty Latta Ratcliffe of Natchez who died Nov. 3, 2012 at Promise Hospital in Vidalia, La., after a long illness will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Denny Read officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time Wednesday at the church.

Mrs. Ratcliffe was born October 17, 1925 in Dyersburg, TN, the daughter of Franklin W. and Ruth Fumbanks Latta. She grew up in Dyersburg and met Charles Everette Ratcliffe Jr. of Natchez at the University of Mississippi. They were married in July of 1947 and she resided at Routhland, the Ratcliffe family home until the time of her death.

After coming to Natchez as a bride, Betty became very involved in a number of community organizations. She was a life member of the Natchez Junior Auxiliary, past president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, past board member of the Pilgrimage Garden Club. Perhaps her greatest contributions were to the Daughters of the American Revolution, Natchez Chapter, which she served as Regent. She was also on the State Board as Curator and instrumental in restoring the Rosalie Gardens where the annual Balloon race is held each year. She served as Bicentennial Gardens Chairman during that extensive project from 1976-1981. She was also an active member of Delta Gamma Sorority serving as city sponsor for 50 years. She also served as president of the Natchez Cowbells, which supported her husband who was engaged in the Cattle business. In addition, she was a member of the National Society Magna Charta Dames, an organization of people whose ancestors came to America on the Mayflower. She tried to instill in her grandchildren the importance of history and made each grandchild an extensive book on their genealogy. Her talents were many including completing a tapestry in needlework that is of museum quality, a project that took her many years and contains over a million stitches. She was a life-long Presbyterian and attended First Presbyterian Church of Natchez.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles Everette Ratcliffe, Jr., a sister, Ruth Latta Leow, her brother, Granger Latta, and one grandchild, Melinda Ratcliffe

Survivors include her two sons; Charles Everette Ratcliffe III and wife Catherine and Franklin Latta Ratcliffe and wife Beverly all of Natchez, five grandchildren; Richard Latta Ratcliffe and wife Jennifer of Jackson, Everette Brantley Ratcliffe and wife Monica of Brandon, Laurie Nicole Barber and husband Will of Jackson, Wade Weathersby Ratcliffe and wife Desi of Hattiesburg and Calvit Alexander Ratcliffe of Nashville, TN, seven great grandchildren, her twin sister, Jane Latta Little of Dyersburg, TN., and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family wants to thank her caregivers; Mary Sewell, Teresa Cameron, and Maxine Washington as well as long time friends Freddie Johnson, Ethel Harris, Sara Scott, and Willie Jones for their attention at the end of her life as well as during her life.

The family requests contributions to First Presbyterian Church, the Natchez City Cemetery, Trinity Episcopal School or the charity of your choice.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.lairdfh.com


Etta Darlene Dial Sanders, 56, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, November 4, 2012 at her residence.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Nate Ozment officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

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

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Sanders of Dyersburg; four daughters, Brenda Carroll, Jennifer Hunt and Hannah Hardin, all of Dyersburg and Misty Danos of Enterprise, AL; four sisters, Gail Campbell, Linda Davis and Peggy Borders, all of Dyersburg and Jean Warden of Halls; four brothers, Larry Dial of Halls, Mike Dial of Murray, KY, Tony Dial of Dyersburg and Donnie Dial of Newbern; and eight grandchildren, Brandi Carroll, Ashley Carroll, Timothy Carroll II, Cammy Hunt, Daniel Hunt and Austin Hunt, all of Dyersburg and Alex Danos and Elijah Danos, both of Enterprise, AL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Joretta Webber Dial.

Pallbearers will be Shannon Shaw, Rusty Richardson, Kilo Seaton, Tim Davis, Ricky Hayes and Brett Butler. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Patterson and Larry Dial.

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


Margaret L. Voss Allen, 80, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Concord Cemetery in Gates.


Henry Lewis Hilliard, 82 of Paris, formerly of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at Henry County Medical Center in Paris.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cosmopolitan Funeral Services.