Obituaries for December 22, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Fern Nash, of Bonicord, Tn. passed away Tuesday Dec. 20, 2016, at Highlands of Dyersburg.

She was a retired clerk of the Department of Human Services, and a member of Miller's Chapel Church of Christ.

Funeral services for Mrs. Fern Nash will be Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at 11 AM at Millers Chapel Church of Christ conducted by Bro. Don Reel. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg, Tn.

The family will receive visitors at 5-8pm Thursday at the Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her three sons Scotty Nash (Judy), of Bonicord, Tn., Dennis Nash (Holly), of Conway, Ark., and Anthony Nash, Memphis, Tn. Seven grandchildren, Todd Nash(Candace), Atoka, Tn., Kelly Diagle, (Blake), Lakeland, Tn., Autumn Nash, Ryan Nash, Leslie Nash, all of Conway, Ark., Nicholas Nash (Carin) and Hunter Nash (Elizabeth), all of Friendship, Tn. and Eleven Great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Max Nash, her parents Perry Allen and Nora Lena Collins Holmes, her daughter Jennifer Nash McDowell, her sister Vassie McDaniel, her brothers, Lee Allen Holmes, Arlin Edward Holmes, Page Vernon Holmes and Elmo Holmes, and her daughter-in-law Diane Nash.

Pallbearers will be Todd Nash, Scotty Nash, Nick Nash, Hunter Nash, Blake Diagle, and Josh Hicks. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews Len Holmes, Larry McDaniel, and Vernon Holmes.


Doris Permenter, 89, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Tennova Healthcare Dyersburg Regional Hospital. Born August 23, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Julia Cagle Berkley. She was a homemaker and active member of Finley Methodist Church. She was a member of Finley Home Demonstration Club.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 23, 2016 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home conducted by Dr. Randy Prince, Dr. Robert Wilhite and Reverend Dell King with interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be J.C. Castellaw, Joe Wood, James Paul Berkley, Dean Teeter, Ryan Wood and Ricky Phillips.

The family will receive friends Thursday, December 22nd from 4:30 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Stoy Permenter; two daughters, Sandy Prince (Randy) of Dyersburg, Lee Ann Wilhite (Robert) of Columbia; four grandchildren, Colin Prince (Whitney) of Nashville, Julia Prince Pfohl (Taylor) of Memphis, Daniel Wilhite, Emily Wilhite, both of Columbia and one great-grandchild, Malia Burchell of Columbia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Styers; and three brothers, Walter Berkley, Jr., Rex Berkley and Joe Berkley.

The family requests memorials be directed to Finley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 24, Finley, TN 38030.

Arrangements entrusted to Curry Funeral Home, 1984 St. John Avenue, Dyersburg, TN 38024. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.curryfuneral.com.


William Anthony Young, infant son of Melanie Joan Fussell and Matthew Raines Young, died Friday at Jackson-Madison County Health Department.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.