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Obituaries for April 4, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Clyde Lawrence Bottoms, 102, of Dyersburg, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Maple Ridge Manor.

He was a retired insurance agent for Life of Georgia, where he worked for 35 years and was a founding member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Lynn King 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, Dorothy Bottoms of Dyersburg; two daughters, Shelia Berlin and husband, Sandy, of Memphis and Delaine Bottoms of Jackson; a son, Tommy Bottoms and wife, Dena, of Dyersburg; a sister, Maxine Bottoms of Phoenix, AZ; a brother, Noah Bottoms of Dyersburg; four grandchildren, Amy Kellum, Richard Webb, Trey Berlin and Eric Bottoms; four great-grandchildren, Nathan Webb, Jamie Kellum, McKenzie Kellum and Katie Kellum; and one great-great-granddaughter, Ava Kellum.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Bottoms; his parents, Paschal and Ollie Halliburton Bottoms; a grandson, Joe Webb; four sisters, Eva Runions, Mary French, Inez Talbott and Edna Young; and two brothers, Clarence Bottoms and Paschal "Bub" Bottoms.

Pallbearers will be Richard Webb, Trey Berlin, Sandy Berlin, Eric Bottoms, Jamie Kellum, Lewis Kellum and Nathan Webb. Honorary pallbearer will be Terry Nash.


Earline Hood Brooks, 80, of Dyersburg, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 1, 2013.

She was born in Dyer County on January 3, 1933 to the late Silas and Georgia Hood. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, James Harold Brooks. They spent most of their life on a farm in the Bobwire Community, near Bogota. After moving to Dyersburg, she worked at Sylvania and Wal-Mart. Earline was a member of Lenox Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Rudy Ring officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Brooks Edgin and husband, Jimmy, of Dyersburg; six sons, Randy Brooks and wife, Connie, David Brooks and wife, Kay, Billy Gene Brooks and wife, Ann, and Ronnie Brooks and wife, Joyce, all of Dyersburg, Ricky Brooks and wife, Pam and Kevin Brooks, all of Bogota; a brother, Bill Hood of Oakbrook, IL; twenty grandchildren; and twenty-five great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Dolly Birholtz; and three brothers, Ozell Hood, Clifford Hood and Welton Gene Hood.

Pallbearers will be her sons and her nephew, Roger Long.


Janette Patricia Smith, 56, of Dyersburg, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at her residence.

She was the office administrator for ECSIS and a homemaker. She was a member of Fowlkes United Methodist Church and a U.S. Air Force Veteran. She graduated from Samuel Whitbread College of Culinary Arts in London, England. She was a devoted Christian wife and mother who opened her heart and home to everyone.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. John Lowrance officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Smith of Dyersburg; a daughter, Tracy Smith Duraso of Dyersburg; two sons, Larry "Skip" Smith of Dyersburg and Michael Lee Smith of Schweinfurt, Germany; two brothers, John McDonald of St. Clara, CA and Richard McDonald of Valrico, FL; eight grandchildren, Meagan Gable, Joshua Gable, Matthew Smith, Brandon Smith, Brian Brimm, Jr., Matthew Brimm, Kaitlynn Brimm and Carson Brimm; and one great-grandchild, Colsen Gable.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Natalie Smith Brimm; her parents, John and Beatrice McCarthy McDonald; and a sister, Christine Tackett.

Pallbearers will be Larry "Skip" Smith, Michael Smith, Matthew Smith, Brandon Smith, Brian Brimm, Jonathan Lewis, Nathan Kalmes, James Lumpkins and Doug Crews.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Fowlkes United Methodist Church.