Miscellaneous Dyer County, Tennessee Obituaries

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James 'Luke' Clanton
Thursday, May 17, 2001
James "Luke" Clanton, 68, of Trimble, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at Volunteer Methodist Healthcare in Martin. He was a retired employee of the State of Tennessee Highway Department and a U.S. Army veteran. 
Services were held Tuesday in the chapel of Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Nichols officiating. Burial was in Yorkville Cemetery. 
Survivors include his wife, Anita Clanton of Trimble; four daughters, Vicky Morris of Gallatin, Melinda Parnell of Rives, Sherry Turnbo and Candy Parnell, both of Yorkville; a son, James Clanton Jr. of Newbern; two sisters, Christine Arnold of Dyer and Elnora Cochran of Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Lillian Earl Clanton; a sister, Dorothy Manness; and two brothers, John Clanton and Finis Clanton.

Dorothy Norene Cronan
Thursday, May 17, 2001
Dorothy Norene Cronan, 78, of Ridgely, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg Hospital. 
She was a homemaker, a member of Ridgely First Baptist Church, Ridgely Woman's Club, Seniors Citizens, Young at Heart Group, Ladies' Prayer Circle and XYZ Club. 
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Ridgely First Baptist Church with Brother Danny Rachel officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive visitors at 5 p.m. today at the church. 
Survivors include a son, Garry Cantrell of Ridgely; two step daughters, Carolyn Shull of Ridgely and Ann Welch of Bristol; two sisters, Doris Stepp of Tiptonville and Joy Gardner of Ridgely; two brothers, Ralph Strain and Nathan Strain, both of Tiptonville; a grandchild; three step grandchildren; and a two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lawrence Marcus Cantrell and Cecil Cronan; a son, Larry Marcus Cantrell; and a brother, David Elmo Strain. 
Pallbearers will be Charles Leake, Wilkes Moore, Mack Forrester, J.D. Mitchell, Jiggs Tolar and Charles Dill. Honorary pallbearers will be Macie Roberson, Danny Goodman Sr., Danny Goodman Jr. and Aubrey Woods, Sr.

Polly Pitt
Tuesday, May 22, 2001
Polly Pitt, 90, of Newbern, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at Gibson County General Hospital in Trenton. She was a homemaker and member of Center United Methodist Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. John Lee officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern. The widow of Buster Pitt, survivors include seven nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Pallbearers will be Wayne Mallard, Bill Wheatley, Burnie Akin, Ronnie Weatherly, Skipper Curtis and Mike Ladd. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Williams, Ralph Carpenter, Ronald Carpenter and Don Forrester.

Gordon Dalton
Tuesday, May 22, 2001
Gordon Dalton, 80, of Dyersburg, died Monday, May 21, 2001 at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Elmer 'Moose' Isabell
Tuesday, May 22, 2001
Elmer "Moose" Isabell, 82, of Obion, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at his home. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. Graveside services will be at 8:30 a.m. today at Elbridge Cemetery with the Rev. Allen Stewart officiating. Johnson Funeral Home in Newbern was in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Annie Alberta Isabell of Obion; three daughters, Nancy Smith of Obion, Glenda Whitson of Tiptonville and Linda Via of the Cloverdale community; three stepsisters, Dorothy Cook of Ridgely and Mary Christian and Louise Dean, both of Peoria, Ill.; and three grandchildren, Michael McCord of Obion, Courtney Whitson of Tiptonville and Dylvan Via of the Cloverdale community. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Isabell and Mebbie Isabell Handley; and a brother, Paul Isabell.

Bobby Jerry Chipman
Tuesday, May 22, 2001
Bobby Jerry Chipman, 67, of Panama City, Fla., formerly of Dyersburg, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at his home. He was a contractor. Services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Kent Forrest Lane Funeral Home in Panama City, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Ivis B. Chipman of Panama City, Fla.; three stepdaughters, Kay Adams, Jeannine Barber and Abby Gordon, all of Macon, Ga.; a son, Jerry Kent Chipman of Milledgevile, Ga.; a grandson, Travis Kent Chipman of Milledgevile, Ga.; and four stepgrandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Dr. George R. McElroy III
Wednesday, May 23, 2001
Dr. George R. McElroy III, 52, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, May 20, 2001 at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg Hospital. He was a physician, a member of the American Medical Association, former leader of the Boy Scouts of America, graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Mexico and a member of Erlanger Medical Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Klutts officiating. Burial will be in Rehoboth Cemetery near Newbern. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Sara Tolosa McElroy of Newbern; a daughter, Laura McElroy of Newbern; a son, George Patrick McElroy of Nashville; his mother, Doris McElroy of Chattanooga; two sisters, Allyson Wandell of Richmond, Va. and Leslie Tollett of Talladega, Ala. He was preceded in death by his father, George R. McElroy II. Pallbearers will be Thomas Dunivant, Don Sutton, Jerry Roberts, Larry Gibson, Paul Waldron and Jim Hensley. Honorary pallbearers will be Ab Davis, Orlan Heathcott and Guyve Thomas. The family requests that any memorials be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.

Elmer 'Mose' Isabell
Tuesday, May 22, 2001
Elmer "Mose" Isabell, 82, of Obion, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at his home. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. Graveside services were at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Elbridge Cemetery with the Rev. Allen Stewart officiating. Johnson Funeral Home in Newbern was in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Annie Alberta Isabell of Obion; three daughters, Nancy Smith of Obion, Glenda Whitson of Tiptonville and Linda Via of the Cloverdale community; three stepsisters, Dorothy Cook of Ridgely and Mary Christian and Louise Dean, both of Peoria, Ill.; and three grandchildren, Michael McCord of Obion, Courtney Whitson of Tiptonville and Dylvan Via of the Cloverdale community. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Isabell and Bessie Isabell Handley; and a brother, Paul Isabell.

Lucille Westbrook
Wednesday, May 23, 2001
Lucille Westbrook,80, of Dyersburg, died Monday at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis. She was a homemaker. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of J.W. Curry & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive visitors from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include two sons, Robert Westbrook and Morris Westbrook, both of Dyersburg; two sisters, Vondell Spypko of Melvindale, Mich. and Wanda Thompson of Dyersburg; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Archie Westbrook; and her parents, Frank and Lola Redden. Pallbearers will be J.D. Thompson, David Thompson, Roger Thompson, James Pledge and Bill Westbrook.

Gordon G. Dalton
Wednesday, May 23, 2001
Gordon G. Dalton, 80, of Dyersburg, died Monday, May 21, 2001 at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg Hospital. He was retired owner of A-1 Plumbing Service, a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, a member of Woodmen of the World and an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday 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 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Lucille V. Dalton of Dyersburg; a son, George Rice of Dyersburg; two sisters, Delores Callison and Shelva Jean Burr, both of White Sulphur Springs, Va.; a brother, Hobert Dalton of White Sulphur Springs, Va.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Ida Bessie Dalton; two sisters, Janet Hilton and Eva Hilton; and a brother, John Dalton. The family requests that any memorials be directed to Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Lillie Mae Brown
Wednesday, May 23, 2001
Lillie Mae Brown, 103, of Memphis, formerly of Dyer, died Friday, May 18, 2001 at Shelby Pines. Services were at noon today at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Dyersburg with the Rev. Nathaniel Stampley and the Rev. Samuel Herring officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Dyersburg. H.H. Hudson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Survivors include two daughters, Helen Jones and Dorothy Herring, both of Memphis.

Martha Rose Sloan
Thursday, May 24, 2001
Martha Rose Sloan, 66, of Memphis, formerly of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis. She was retired manager of Neely's Amoco Quick Stop and a Baptist/Methodist. Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Maley-Yarbrough's Funeral Home in Covington with Don Parks and Dr. Mickey Carpenter. The family will receive visitors at 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include two sons, Joey Wallace of Dyersburg and Tim Wallace of Covington; her mother, Cordelia Pierce of Southaven, Miss. two brothers, Lonnie M. Rose of Memphis and Stanley R. Rose of Hernando, Miss.; and three grandchildren.

Janice Pugh
Tuesday, May 29, 2001
Janice Pugh, 42, of Burlison, died Sunday, May 27, 2001 at Baptist Hospital in Covington. She was a homemaker. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of J.W. Curry & Son Funeral Home in Dyersburg with the Rev. Mac Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Sorrell's Chapel Cemetery in Dyersburg. The family will receive visitors from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include her husband, Ricky Pugh of Burlison; two sons, Eddie Class and Michael Glass, both of Dyersburg; a sister, Betty Sue Boone of Dyersburg; a brother, David Robertson of Dyersburg; and a grandchild. Pallbearers will be Tim Burns, Johnny Pugh, Jimmy Pugh, Larry Carter, David Robertson and Roy Pugh.

Franklin D. "Frank" Clymer
Tuesday, May 29, 2001
Franklin D. "Frank" Clymer, 58, of Paris, formerly of Dyersburg, died Sunday, May 27, 2001 at his residence. He was a former management employee of Plumley of Fulton, Ky. and a member of Johnson's Chapel United Methodist Church. Services will be at will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris with James Brown officiating. Burial will be in Johnson's Chapel Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Linda Smith Clymer; two daughters, Kimberly Scott of Dyersburg and Janette Smith of Humboldt; two sisters, Lawanda Standley and Helen Heathcott, both of Dyersburg; three brothers, Billy Joe Clymer and Kenneth Clymer, both of Dyersburg and Klyce Clymer of Memphis; and six grandchildren, Ariel Scott, Tallon Scott and Drake Scott, all of Dyersburg and Bridgette Smith, Lacy Smith and Amaryllis Smith, all of Humboldt. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Eben Clymer and Linnie Notgrass Clymer. Pallbearers will be Billy Ellis, Rod Syler, Mike Milligan, Billy Joe Clymer, Kenneth Clymer and Klyce Clymer.

Willo Dean Smith
Tuesday, May 29, 2001
Willo Dean Smith, 73, of Crown Point, Ind., died May 16 at her home. Services were May 16 in Crown Point with Pastor Dennis Shock officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point. She is survived by her husband, Bill Smith of Crown Point; two daughters, Judy Knutson and Kathy Vetter, both of Crown Point; a sister, Mary Janie Jackson of Kenton, Tenn.; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Agnes Kirk of Newbern.

Marvin Brewer
Tuesday, May 29, 2001
Marvin Brewer, 66, of Trenton, died Thursday at Gibson General Hospital in Trenton. He was retired from Jefferson Smurfit and a member of Christ Ministry in Fruitland. He was a Korean conflict veteran. Services were Saturday at Karnes and Son Funeral Home in Dyer with the Rev. Gary Morris officiating. Burial was in Hartfield Cemetery in Brazil, Tenn. He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Brewer of Trenton; two daughters, Melody Dunaway of Dyersburg and Vickie Dunaway of Trenton; a son, Travis Brewer of Brownsville; and two sisters, Iverine Brewer and Leaner Brewer, both of Dyer.

Janice Pugh
Tuesday, May 29, 2001
Janice Pugh, 42, of Burlison, died Sunday, May 27, 2001 at Baptist Hospital in Covington. She was a homemaker. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of J.W. Curry & Son Funeral Home in Dyersburg with the Rev. Mac Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Sorrell's Chapel Cemetery in Dyersburg. The family will receive visitors from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include her husband, Ricky Pugh of Burlison; two sons, Eddie Class and Michael Glass, both of Dyersburg; a sister, Betty Sue Boone of Dyersburg; a brother, David Robertson of Dyersburg; and a grandchild. Pallbearers will be Tim Burns, Johnny Pugh, Jimmy Pugh, Larry Carter, David Robertson and Roy Pugh.

Loule Maybell Norris
Wednesday, May 30, 2001
Loule Maybell Norris, 64, of Wynnburg, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare-Jackson. She was a homemaker and a member of Wynnburg Baptist Church. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wynnburg Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Buckley officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery. J.W. Curry & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive visitors from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Norris of Wynnburg; a daughter, Angela Morrow of Camden; two sons, Bobby Norris of Bogota and Vernon Dale Norris of Mount Home, Idaho; a sister, Nancy DePriest of Linden; a brother, C.L. Hinson of Linden; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lydia May Baxter; and a brother, Charlie Hinson. Pallbearers will be Larry Stutts, Johnny Morrow, Kelly Norris, Terry McClain, John Troutman and Clyde Staggs Jr.

Emma Lois Perry Hayes
Wednesday, May 30, 2001
Emma Lois Perry Hayes, 56, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, May 24, 2001 at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg Hospital. She was a domestic worker. Services will be at noon Thursday at Ross United Methodist Church in Dyersburg with the Rev. Russell Morrow officiating. Burial will be in M.C.C.O. Cemetery in Newbern. The family will receive visitors from 4 to 6 p.m. today at H.H. Hudson Funeral Home in Dyersburg. Survivors include her husband, Rodgers Hayes of Dyersburg; a daughter, Vicky Perry of Dyersburg; two sons, Ricky Perry of Dyersburg and Charles Perry of Lorin, Ohio; 11 sisters, Alice Harris of Atlanta, Ga., Sally Mitchell and Yolanda Harris, both of Dyersburg, Lorene Halten, Mary Scott, Shirley Fitzpatrick and Juanita Reynolds, all of St. Louis, Mo., Dorothy Pryor of Memphis, Varetta Brader of Rock Island, Ill., Sharon Harrell of Union City and Joan Ansah of Nashville; four brothers, James Moody of Memphis, Aaron Moody of Dyersburg, Charles Dewalt of Ripley and Jack Fitzpatrick of Fort Wayne, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Fisher
Wednesday, May 30, 2001
Elizabeth Fisher, 61, of Tiptonville, died Saturday, May 26, 2001 at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg Hospital. She was a domestic worker. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Rock of Ages C.M.E. Church in Tiptonville with the Rev. O.B. Wynn officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. Survivors include a daughter, Malata Fryeson of Carmel, Ind.; a son, Timothy Fryeson of Carmel, Ind.; four sisters, Cora Allen of Gary, Ind., Mattie Avery and Christine Jackson, both of Tiptonville and Una Dison of Gates; a brother, Henry C. Fisher of Battle Creek, Mich.; and four grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Bryan Avery, Robert Fisher, Robert Avery, Will Jackson, Terry Fisher and Franklin Pasley.

Mary W. Dial
Wednesday, May 30, 2001
Mary W. Dial, 91, of Tiptonville, died Monday, May 28, 2001 at Roanoke Nursing Home in Roanoke, Va. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Tiptonville. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely with the Rev. Andy Martin officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The widow of Hale Dial, survivors include a daughter, Marquerite Grimes of Roanoke, Va.; a sister, Nell McKeel of Tiptonville; two grandchildren, Jonathan Grimes of Knoxville and Patricia Arnold of Franklin; and six great-grandchildren.

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