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Obituaries for January 11, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Katherine Cranford Garlock, 89, of Memphis, Tennessee died January 7, 2013. She was a retired executive secretary for Stratton -- Warren Hardware & real estate agent. A graveside service for Mrs. Garlock was held on Thursday, January 10, in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Garlock was preceded in death by her husband Robert A. Garlock, great-grandson Garrett Looney and her brother L.E. Cranford. Mrs. Garlock is survived by her daughters Donna Looney (Jerry) of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Anita Neamtz (Kurt) of Ocala, Florida; son Robert Garlock of Memphis; sister Sue Williams of Jonesboro, AR; grandchildren Elaine Hill, Jason Looney, Matt Looney, Erik and Scott Neamtz; great-grandchildren Tristen & Jaden Hill, and Anneka Looney. Online condolences and floral tributes may be offered by visiting www.memphisfuneralhome.net.


Mr. Martin Lemon, 86, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

He served 60 years as a Church of Christ Minister and a member of Parr Avenue Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Owen officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Bettye Lemon of Dyersburg; two daughters, Susan Newsom and husband, Bill, Jr., of Newbern and Pam Mayo and husband, Steve, of Cincinnati, OH; a son, Danny Lemon and wife, Merrill, of Dyersburg; eight grandchildren, Shelley Payne and husband, David, Alicia Lemon, Jenna Lemon and Nathan Newsom and wife, Carrie, all of Dyersburg, Blake Newsom and wife Erin of Halls, Matthew Mayo and wife, Marissa, and Melissa Mayo, all of Bowling Green, KY and McKenzie Mayo of Cincinnati, OH; and two great-grandchildren, Bentley Teeter and Tinley Newsom.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard P. and Evie Martin Lemon.

Pallbearers will be Bill Newsom, Jr., Nathan Newsom, Blake Newsom, Steve Mayo, Matthew Mayo and David Payne.

The family requests that memorials be directed to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or to The Alzheimer's Foundation, 713 South Mendenhall Road, Memphis, TN 38117.


Mrs. Theresa Perrien, 67, of Dyersburg, TN died Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at her residence in Dyersburg. Born May 25, 1945 in Sheridan, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Clara Perrien.

A private memorial service for the immediate family will be hosted by New Faith Worship Center at a later date.

She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Tommy Goff of Dyersburg; two sons, Julian Thelen of Highland City, Florida and Paul Lowers II of Friendship, TN; two daughters, Michelle Thelen of Mandeville, LA and Donna Corthion of Pine Bluff, AR; one brother, Ed Perrien of Ionia, MI; 10 grandchildren, Krista Thelen, Joey Thelen, Jessica Thelen, Jamie Thelen, Paul Lowers III, Kaitlyn Lowers, Jordan Lowers, Clara Lowers, Kara Spencer, Kassandra Spencer and 5 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Clara Dalton Perrien; three sisters, Kate Kelly, Donna Webber, and Jean Thornton; and two brothers, Julian Perrien and Lyle Perrien.

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


Betty Jean Pilkington, 72, of Dyersburg died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Delta Medical Center in Memphis. She was a member of Fowlkes Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Pilkington will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home conducted by Reverend Danny Cates. Interment will follow in Covington Memorial Gardens at 2:45 p.m. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Johnson, Billy Johnson, Terry Erwin, David Womack, Bobby Womack and Eric Roberts.

The Pilkington family will receive visitors Friday, January 11th from 5:00 -- 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Gloria Jean Ator and husband Carl of Halls, Sheila L. Holland and husband Roger of Newbern, 1 son George Aaron Pilkington and wife Conswella of Halls, 2 sisters Joyce Poole of Guilt Edge, Carolyn Erwin of Drummonds, 7 grandchildren Davy Lee, Erica Simmons, Jeanie Brimm, Lori Roberts, Michael Pilkington, Spenser Pilkington, Kristen Kelley and 3 great-grandchildren Addison Lee, Clayton Brimm and Abbie Simmons.

She was preceded in death by her husband George E. Pilkington, 1 daughter Glenda A. Pilkington, 1 granddaughter Chasity Dawn Lee, 2 great-grandchildren Andrew Simmons, Natalie Simmons, 1 sister, Ruth Smithson, 2 brothers, Lloyd Womack , Charlie Womack and her parents Lloyd and Mamie Johnson Womack.

The family requests memorials be directed to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital.

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


Randall Park, 57, of Somerville, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Dyersburg Funeral Home.