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Obituaries for December 28, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

George Edward Patterson, 67 was born October 21, 1945 in Dyer County, TN. He departed December 26, 2012 at Gibson General Hospital in Trenton, TN. Mr. Patterson retired from the trucking industry and also worked for Tucker Tire Service for 26 years.

Mr. Patterson is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Patterson and Bonnie Ruth Sexton Patterson, and 6 brothers and sisters.

He leaves his wife; Laura Patterson, daughters; Heather Rinks of Dyer, Vicki Marshall of Sharon, and Monica Nichols of Martin, sons; Terry Brown of Newbern and Troy Patterson of Big Sandy, sisters; Jean Burkeen of Hickman, KY and Caroline Irvin of Dyersburg, brothers; Jerry Patterson and Steve Patterson of RoEllen, TN, he also leaves 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in his honor at a later date.

Taylor Michelle Stahlman, 19 of Newbern, Tennessee died on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Born Thursday, April 29, 1993 in Dyersburg, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Mike and Angie Stahlman of Newbern, Tennessee.

Taylor was a 2011 Honors graduate of Dyer County High School where she was a Member of the National Honor Society, President of the Leo Club,DCHS Spirit Queen for three years, Selected Most School Spirit by her peers, President of the National Honor Society,Member of the Student Council, Served as a Class Officer all four years and was a Nominee for the Most Valuable Choctaw Award. Taylor was a sophomore at Middle Tennessee State University where she was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority where she served as Values and Philanthropy Chair. She was a member of Three Rivers Church.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Dyer County High School. Officiating this service will be the Rev. Neal Chatham. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern, Tennessee. Visitation will be Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at Dyer County High School.

In addition to her parents she is survived by two sisters, Kristen Nicole Dycus & her husband Michael of Dyersburg, Tennessee and Samantha Jean Stahlman of Memphis, Tennessee; her Grandparents, Don and Pat Helm of Iuka, Illinois and Shirley Stahlman of Dyersburg, Tennessee. Aunt TT was looking forward to the arrival of Kenzi Dycus within the next few weeks.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Paul "Butch" Stahlman.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Stahlman, Andrew Stahlman, Skylar Zaricor, Kane Faulkner, Michael Dycus, Stanton Jones, Nathan Helm and Logan Pugh. Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Helm, Todd Helm, J. C. Stahlman, Max Harris, Clay Helm and Kyle Turley.

The family asks that memorials be directed to Right Choices of West Tennessee, P.O. Box 1768, Dyersburg, TN 38024, Dyer County Humane Society, 1120 East Court St., Dyersburg, TN 38024, Newbern Lion's Club, c/o Danielle Williams, P.O. Box 180, Newbern, TN, Arthritis Foundation, 209 10th Ave. South, Suite 228, Nashville, TN 37203 or Ducks Unlimited, 1 Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120.

"HOPE is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all" - Emily Dickinson

Online condolences may be made to the family at johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Taylor Michelle Stahlman.

Edward Lee Gause, 74, of Gates, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Thompson's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Morton, 65, of Halls, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at Lauderdale Community Hospital in Ripley.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Thompson's Mortuary Chapel.