Obituaries for April 11, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Eleanor Hutson Jamison, 84, widow of Richard Farris Jamison, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Covenant Place.

Born December 9, 1933, in Dyersburg, Tennessee, she was a daughter of the late Bob Ronald Hutson and the late Carrie Hutson Childress. She was a member of Alice Drive Baptist Church.

Survivors: two children, Bob Jamison (Sharon) of Sumter, and Angela J. Ritchie (Mark) of Charlotte, NC; three grandchildren, Brian Jamison, Kimberly Tomberlin, and Tyler Ritchie; and three great-grandchildren, Madison Tomberlin, Hunter Tomberlin, and Rylee Tomberlin; a brother, James Hutson (Alice) of Finley, TN; and four sisters, Margaret Lewis, June Jones, and Mary Crouch (Holland) all of Dyersburg, TN, and Ann Johnson of Finley, TN.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Flossie Pruitt; and a brother, Bobby Hutson.

A graveside service will be held at 11 A.M. Friday in the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.


James Phillip Nicks, 62, of Dyersburg, TN, passed from this life on Monday, April 9, 2018 at his residence in Dyersburg, TN.

He was born on October 29, 1955 to Laverne Riley Nicks and late James O. Nicks of Newbern, TN. In 1973, he graduated from Dyer County High School. He was an active member of Phillips Street Church of Christ. Phillip was a retired Bindery Operator at World Color Press, where he worked for 21 years. He also enjoyed working on electronics and doing carpentry work. Phillip was a devout husband, father and family man.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. David Dial and Bro. Andy Brewer officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Barbara Nicks of Dyersburg; a daughter, Tara-Lyn Nicks of Dyersburg; his mother, Laverne Nicks of Dyersburg; two sisters, Amanda Petty (Alan) of Wynnburg and Lydia Nicks of Dyersburg; two nieces, Ashley Kate Nicks of Wynnburg and Katy Beth Jones of Dyersburg; and numerous extended family members and friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Claire Nicks; and a son, Jay Phillip Nicks.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Shults, Glen Phillips, Eric Meeks, Mike McLaughlin, Alan Petty and Jimmy Jones.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or to the Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place East, Suite 200, Landover, MD 20785.

Condolences may be left at: www.dyersburgfuneralhome.net (Arrangements by Dyersburg Funeral Home, 420 Hwy 51 Bypass West, Dyersburg, TN 38024, 731-285-3021)


Jerry Don Yates, 77, of Tiptonville, TN, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 at his residence. He was born on February 11, 1941, in Ash Log, Kentucky, to the late Wade Yates and the late Hazel Simmons Yates. He graduated from Tiptonville High School in 1959. Jerry Don was the owner of Yates & Son's Tile and Culvert Company and was also the former owner of the Tiptonville Ferry. Yates was the former Mayor of Tiptonville, former County Commissioner and the former Assistant Fire Chief. He was a member of the Tiptonville Church of Christ, a member of the Tiptonville Main Street Association and a member of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce. Jerry Don was a Mason, Shriner and a sponsor of the Lake County Relay for Life. Jerry Don Yates was a devoted husband, dad, and granddad.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at The Strand Theatre in Tiptonville with Mr. Carl Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Tiptonville City Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family received visitors from 4:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at The Strand Theatre.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Cook Yates of Tiptonville; three sons, Jerry Wade Yates, Jimmy Yates and Reid Yates, all of Tiptonville; a brother, Billy Wade Yates of Houston, TX; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Willie Benthal, Bradley Tubbs, Joel Cook, Jonathan Bartlett, Bobby Matheny, David Gooch and Cotton Brewer. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Lakeview Coffee Club, Tony White, Bobby Upson, Lanny Haynes, Fred Pollock, Billy Richardson, Jimmy King, Roland Pope, Shelby Barker, David Dunn, Dallas Stacks, Glenn Farley, Steven Avery, Lynn Cooper, Allen Searcy, Thomas Johnson, Jerry Jones, Danny Hitt and Bobby Boyd.

The family requests that memorials be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences may be left at: www.dyersburgfuneralhome.net (Arrangements by Dyersburg Funeral Home, 420 Hwy 51 Bypass West, Dyersburg, TN 38024, 731-285-3021)


Warren "Grandpa" Niehaus, 96, of Dyersburg, Tennessee died April 10, 2018 at Tennova Healthcare-Dyersburg Regional.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.