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Obituaries for January 22, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Shirley Holland, 66 of Dyersburg, Tennessee died on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Born Thursday, July 4, 1946 in Luka, Mississippi. Mrs. Holland was a homemaker.

Graveside services for Mrs. Holland will be 2:00 P.M., Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Williams-Holland Family Cemetery in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Officiating this service will be Mr. Jerry Leach.

She is survived by her companion of 20 years, Thomas J. Williams of Dyersburg, Tennessee; four nieces Debbie Faye Thomas and Loretta Johnson both of Judsonia, Arkansas, Amanda Henson of Bald Knob, Arkansas and Tina Mae Holland of Dyersburg, Tennessee; nine nephews, Henry Joe Gant of Newbern, Tennessee, Steve Hill of Bald Knob, Arkansas, Billy Joe Hill of Memphis, Tennessee, Earnest Dale Holland of Judsonia, Arkansas, Kenneth Holland of Savannah, Tennessee, Ricky Hill of Florence, Alabama, Harlan Dale Hill of Savannah, Tennessee, Randy Joe Gant of Dyersburg, Tennessee and Gary Lynn Gant of Newbern, Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Earnest Jr. Holland and Ray Holland, one sister, Mary Gant and one nephew, Jimmy "Dinky" Hill.

Pallbearers will be Sammy Williams, Jr., Matthew Carver, Sammy Williams, Sr. Earnest Dale Holland, Jr. James Williams and Jacob Dale Holland.

Online condolences may be made to the family at johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com.


Monica Dale Thompson Permenter, 47, of Dyersburg, died Monday, January 21, 2013 at her residence.

She was a teacher for the Dyer County School System Gifted Program and a member of Newbern Assembly of God Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Pastor Lyndel Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include her husband, Donald L. Permenter of Dyersburg; a daughter, Rebecca Morgan Permenter of Dyersburg; a son, Donald L. Permenter III and wife, Christine, of Ft. Leonard Wood, MO; two sisters, Charlotte Ann Shelby of Salem, OR and Samantha Kay Combs of Finley; two brothers, Clark Dale Thompson and Victor "Bunky" Roger Thompson, both of Newbern; and a granddaughter, Erica Olivia Permenter.

She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Thompson; her mother, Sharon Lineberry Carroll; and a brother, Brian Steven Carroll.

Pallbearers will be Clark Thompson, Victor Thompson, Darren Brown, Greg Junior, Charlotte Shelby and Kay Combs.


Olivia Reeves Shelton, 92, of Dyersburg, died Monday, January 21, 2013 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

She was a factory worker for Oldberg Manufacturing, homemaker and a member of East Dyersburg Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Elbridge Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Wolfgang officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her daughter, Lewana Hays and husband, Max, of Dyersburg; a son, Lewis Shelton and wife, Debbie, of Dyersburg; a sister, Beatrice Falkenburg of Dyersburg; four grandchildren, Ty Shelton, Dallas Castleman, Jr. and wife, Joy Lynn, Tamara Stork and husband, Shawn, and Cole Shelton and wife, Ellen; two step-grandchildren, Torri Dodds and Christy Johnson and husband, Jimmy; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hallie Shelton; a son, James Darrell Shelton; her parents, Sterling and Mozelle Hall Reeves; and five sisters, Annie May Deal, Georgia Weisgerber, Katie Bell Reeves, Sara Little and Opal Joyner.

Pallbearers will be Dallas Castleman, Jr., Max Hays, Ty Shelton, Cole Shelton, Jimmy Johnson and Lewis Shelton. Honorary pallbearer will be C.P. Deal.


Timothy Fred Parker, 54, of Tiptonville, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at his residence.

Graveside services will be at 12 p.m. today at Crockett Chapel Cemetery in Tiptonville. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Tarvis Tate, age 52 of Dyersburg, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at his residence.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announce later by Cosmopolitan Funeral Services - http://www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.n...