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Obituaries for February 17, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mary Hope Brewer McClure, 90, of Dyersburg, died Friday, February 15, 2013 at her residence.

She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. John Lowrance officiating. Burial will be in Rehoboth Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan Hope McClure Browner and husband, Richard, of Atlanta, GA; a son, John Waddle McClure and wife, Teresa, of Dyersburg; and four grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Browner, Owen Anthony Browner, Caroline Hope McClure and Stuart Wells McClure.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John William McClure; and her parents, Eddie and Lillian Seaton Brewer.

Pallbearers will be Scott Ball, Steve Ralph, Jerry Collins, Rob Schneider, Wells McClure and Russ Finley.

The family requests that memorials be directed to West Tennessee Hospice or to Reelfoot Rural Ministries.


James D. Shea, Jr., 73, of Dyersburg, (originally from Peoria, IL) died Monday, February 11, 2013 at his residence. He was a loving, peaceful man who took much pride in his children and grandchildren's accomplishments.

Born August 1, 1939 in Peoria, Illinois to James "Del" Shea and Ruth M. Marchino Shea, he married Cathi Cychol Shea on August 1, 1997 in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Jim III (Lisa) Shea of St. Louis, MO; David (Trudy Norman) Shea of Washington, IL; Ben (Julie) Shea of Decatur, IL and one daughter, Liz (Keith) Norman of Vienna, VA.; eight grandchildren; Libby, Brenna and Meaghan Shea of St. Louis, MO; Grant and Garrett Shea of Decatur, IL; and Jack, Anna and Ben Norman of Vienna, VA.; ten brothers and sisters; Delia (John) Ryan of Chicago, IL; Michael Shea of Pekin, IL; Dr. John (Pat) Shea of Riverside, IL; Mary (Bob) Gover of Washington, IL; Annie (Bob) Hickey of Lincoln, IL; Thomas Joseph (Ann) Shea of Peoria, IL; Patricia (Jim) Bednar of Pontiac, IL; Tim (Mary) Shea of Peoria, IL; Pete Shea of Dunlap, IL; and Frances (Joe) Crusen of Dunlap, IL and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Spalding Institute in 1957, he attended Bradley University. He hired in at Caterpillar right out of high school and completed a two-year apprentice program. A Caterpillar employee for 44 years, he worked mainly at the East Peoria plant, retiring from the Dyersburg plant in 2001.

He enlisted in the United States Air Force in June 17, 1958 serving in Paris, France and Tripoli, Libya and was honorably discharged December 5, 1961. He was a member of the American Legion Post 2 in Peoria, IL and a life-time member of AMVETS Post 64 in Peoria, IL

Jim was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, a Chicago Bears fan and NASCAR fan. He enjoyed fishing especially in Hayward, Wisconsin. He ran the Spalding Boosters Bingo for many years providing the school's sports program with equipment, transportation and volunteers.

Cremation rites will be accorded. There will be no visitation. A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 18th at 12:00 noon at Holy Angels Catholic Church, with Rev. Robert J. Stellini officiating. Inurnment will be in the Holy Angels Catholic Church Columbarium in Dyersburg.

Honorary pallbearers are John J. Cychol, III, Gary Heilman and Keith Norman.

Memorials may be directed to Holy Angels Catholic Church.

Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Carlie Turner, 90, of Ridgely, died Friday, February 15, 2013 at The Bridge at Ridgely.

He was a retired police officer for the City of Ridgely, member of First Baptist Church in Ridgely and a WWII Veteran of the Army Air Force.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Ridgely Chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Henry officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Turner of Ridgely; two sisters, Jean Hare of Ponca City, OK and Carthel Cadman of Tennessee; a niece, Martha (Mossey) Mankins and fiancÚ, Michael Albert; and other loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tina Turner McElyea; his parents, William Henry and Lena Powell Turner; two sisters, Mayrene Thompson and Vera Holman; and a brother, Martin Turner.

Pallbearers will be Bro. Terry Lynch, Tony Leake, Terry Pierce, Charles Stewart, Jay Stover and David Callen. Honorary pallbearers will be James Harold Powell, Malcolm Chism and Michael Albert.


Ms. Inez Facelli, 89, of Memphis, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 in the Halls Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Roy Osteen, 72, of Tiptonville, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

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


Teroy Shull, 85, of Ridgely, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at his residence.

Graveside services were Saturday, Feb. 16, at New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely. Curry Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.