Obituaries for May 18

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Dale Jacob Bobo

Dale Jacob Bobo, 31, of Dyersburg, Tennessee, died on Monday, May 13, 2024, at his residence in Dyersburg, Tennessee.
Born Wednesday, April 7, 1993, he was the son of James Bobo and the late Dawna Marie Jenkins Workman. Dale was a pluming technician for his father's local business, After Hours Plumbing and Sewer, where he worked for twelve years. He was a kind soul, a loving son, a great brother, uncle, but most of all the best Dad to Eli and Ashton.  When he walked into a room with a smile it lit up.  His heart was pure of love for everyone he came in contact with.

A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Bobo will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, May17, 2024 in the Chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Officiating the service will be Randy Stephens. Visitation for Mr. Bobo will be held from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.
He leaves to treasure his memory, his father James Bobo of Dyersburg, Tennessee; two sons, Eli Jacob Bobo Uramkin of Dyersburg, Tennessee and Ashton Rain Uramkin McKenzie of Dyersburg, Tennessee; girlfriend, Anna Jordan McKenzie; brothers, Justin Bobo of Dyersburg, Tennessee, and John Turner of Illinois: sisters Jessica Turner of Illinois, Amber Uramkin of Ridgely, Tennessee , Destiney Bobo of Dyersburg, Tennessee; step-grandfather, Bob Alford of Dyersburg, Tennessee; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews,  and extended family who loved him dearly. 

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, James O. Bobo and his grandmother, Audrey Alford.

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not  let  your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27 i
Online condolences may be made to the family at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Dale Jacob Bobo.

Lina Ashley Rowland

Lina Ashley Rowland, 54, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away on May 8, 2024, following a long, valiant battle with breast cancer. Lina was born on June 16, 1969, in Dyersburg, Tennessee. She attended Dyersburg High School and graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1992. She was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. Lina moved to Nashville after graduation and took a job with Herndon & Merry, a small but nationally renowned ornamental iron fabrication company. She later joined Sirrom Capital Corporation, where she worked until late 2001 in Sirrom’s downtown Nashville office. Lina possessed a magnetic and engaging personality. She made and collected friends everywhere she went. She was incredibly giving and gracious with her time and energy and committed to a life of service as a volunteer for a number of charitable organizations. She served as President of the Nashville Girls Cotillion Club, and after marriage and the birth of her children she continued to devote her time and significant energy to a number of other charitable ventures, including the Junior League of Nashville, Cheekwood, and the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition, where she served as a member of the Board of Directors. She was an elite party planner, table setter, and floral arranger. She knew every word to every 80’s pop song. And she could dance. She loved her house and everyone who stepped inside it. Her infectious positivity was eclipsed only by her beautiful smile.

Lina was preceded in death by her parents, John Barret and Ina Claire Ashley, as well as a brother, Tarry. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, John, as well as her two children, Elizabeth Hayden and John Mitchell, and her sisters, Mary Barret Farnsworth (Bob) and Tandy Tinkle (Eddie). She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Sara Rowland, her brother-in-law David Rowland (Jill), and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place in the Sanctuary of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Nashville, at 3pm on Thursday, June 27. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a contribution to the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition ( or the Nashville Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition ( The family wishes to thank the incredible group of doctors, nurses, and caregivers at the Vanderbilt University Hospital Medical Intensive Care Unit, as well as Lina’s oncology team at the Vanderbilt Breast Center.

Sheila Paulette Martin

Sheila Paulette Martin, 71, of Dyersburg Tennessee, died Thursday, May 15, 2024, at West Tennessee Healthcare- Dyersburg Hospital. Cremation services for Ms. Martin are under the direction of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Sheila Paulette Martin.

Leonard Douglas

Leonard Douglas, 62, of Steele, Missouri died Thursday, May 16, 2024, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti, Missouri.  Cremation services for Mr. Douglas are under the direction of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.  Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Leonard Douglas.