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Obituaries for January 31, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Estelle Alford Barnett, 98, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was retired from the bag-sewing department at Dyersburg Fabrics, where she worked for 50 years, she was the oldest member of Hurricane Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she attended for 77 years, member of the Eastern Star-Dyersburg/Newbern Chapter 164 for over 50 years, avid gardener and she loved to fish.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Lynn Alford and the Rev. Donnie Ragsdale officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include her daughter, Anna Frances Myers and husband, Marshall, of Dyersburg; her brother, Ernest Alford of Dyersburg; a grandson, Gary Edward Fowler of Newbern; and two great-grandchildren, Ashley Fowler and Gary Edward Fowler II.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldred Edward Barnett; her parents, Robert and Sadie Blakeley Alford; and five brothers, Clarence, Stoy, Hubert, Ezell and Leroy Alford.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Anderson, Jeff Jones, Larry Skinner, Gary Fowler, Joe Cowell, Bob Alford, Terry Traylor and Eric Maupin. Honorary pallbearers will be Elders of Hurricane Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Harold Joyce.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Hurricane Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Dyersburg/Dyer County Humane Society and to a charity of the donor's choice.


Michael David Boswell Sr., 53, of Bradford, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at his residence.

He was a meat cutter for Deaton's Market in Trenton. He was a Baptist.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. John Wayne Fowler officiating. Burial will be in Sorrell's Chapel Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his daughter, Andrea Perkins of Marion, AR; two sons, Michael D. Boswell, Jr. of Dyer and Calum Boswell of Marion, AR; his mother, Mary E. Thompson of Paris; his father and step-mother, David and Nelda Boswell; three sisters, Wanda McCammon and husband, Larry, of Biloxi, MS, Judy Brooks of Cloverdale and Joyce Permenter and husband, Ernie, of Cabot, AR; and one grandchild, Tamryn Woolfork of Marion, AR.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Keith Pardue; and his stepfather, J.N. Thompson.

Pallbearers will be Mark Seiber, Richard Crawford, Brad Hutchison, Joel Evans, Don Adkins and Kelly Oliver.


Marie Hughes, 62, of Newbern, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Curry Funeral Home.


Ima Jean Marrs, 90, of Tigrett, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Friendship Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Bruce Overton, age 87 of Dyersburg, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

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