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Obituaries for January 17, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Harold Boyd Bateman, 81, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was retired from the maintenance department at Tupperware, attended Volunteer Baptist Church and was a retired Captain of the Tennessee Army National Guard, where he served for 21 years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorials Gardens.

The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Wright Bateman of Dyersburg; two daughters, Mitzi Bateman Mitchem and Melissa Bateman Rogers and husband, Tracy, all of Dyersburg; a sister, Dorothy Bateman Wickstrom of Hermantown, MN; two brothers, Loyd Bateman and wife, Sharon, and Wayne Bateman all of Dyersburg; and four grandchildren, Cody Simmons, Brandon Rogers, Scotty Rogers and Johnny Rogers, all of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vinnie and Julia King Bateman; and two sisters, Charlotte Ann Bateman Smith and Gertrude Bateman Barnett.

Pallbearers will be Cody Simmons, Scotty Rogers, Brandon Rogers, Tracy Rogers, Morgan Bateman and Johnny Rogers.


Pamela Dianna Eskridge, 53, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Jackson Regional Hospital.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Parks Thurmon officiating. Burial will be in Hurricane Hill Cemetery.

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

Survivors include her mother, Joyce Sipes Brewer of Dyersburg; her father, John Nathan Eskridge of Double Springs, AL; a sister, Katherine Hisky and husband, John, of Memphis; a nephew, John Matthew Hisky of Memphis; a niece, Ashley Nichole Hisky of Memphis; and a special friend, Crystal Nolen of Dyersburg.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Richard and Mildred Sipes.


Peggy Joyce Corum Grogan, 68, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a mother, grandmother and devout Christian. She was a homemaker and a member of Abundant Life Fellowship. She was the former President of WMU and a Sunday School Teacher at First Baptist Church in Tiptonville. She was a former Girl Scout Leader for many years.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Abundant Life Fellowship Church with the Rev. David Gray officiating. Burial will be in Tiptonville City Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family received visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Survivors include her four daughters, Robin Lynn Waterbury of Longmont, CO., Rhonda Kay Beasley and Donna Marie Crocker and husband, Eddie, all of Dyersburg and Rebecca Lee Tippit and husband, Allen, of Ridgely; three sisters, Laura Bingham, Joy Real and Linda Clark; three brothers, Phillip Tidwell, James Tidwell and Bruce Morgan; ten grandchildren, Louis Waterbury, BrookeLynn Robbins, J.T. Beasley, Bryce Beasley, Jessica Gardner, Kelly Gardner, Courtney Cauthen, Caitlin Crocker, Katherine Tippit and Sara Beth Tippit; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas Richardson and Daniel Grogan; and her parents, Albert and Peggy Keathley Corum.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Abundant Life Fellowship, Heart Association or the Diabetes Association.


Sue Ellen Swader, 73, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

She was a retired machine operator for Sylvania Manufacturing and member of First United Pentecostal Church. She was a mentor for the Dyer County Literacy Group and a former den mother for the Cub Scouts.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Harold Jaco officiating.

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

Survivors include her beloved husband, George Edward Swader of Dyersburg; a son, Dicky Lynn Swader and wife, Melinda, of South Fulton; a daughter, Molly Swader Pennington and husband, Donald Ray, of Dyersburg; a brother, Jerry Weaver and wife, Charlotte, of Dyersburg; a sister, Dianne Anderson and husband, David, of Dyersburg; a sister-in-law, Lois Yvonne Walker of Dyersburg; and five grandchildren, Kaley and Parks Pennington and Gabrielle, Payton and Adysen Swader.

She was preceded in death by her three daughters, Pamela Swader, JoAnn Swader and Susan Swader; her parents, T.D. and Frances Crum Weaver; a brother, Thomas Darrell Weaver; and a brother-in-law, Billy Joe Walker.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to St. Jude Children's Hospital.