Miscellaneous Dyer County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Pamela Babbitt
Monday, June 11, 2001
Pamela Sharlene Whitley Babbitt, 32, of Norfork, Ark., formerly of Dyersburg, died Thursday, June 7, 2001 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ, member of Wilson's 21st Cavalry Civil War Reenactment Group and a trail guide for Tommy's Place Trail Rides in Sellersville, Ark. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Westbrook officiating. Burial will follow at Dyer County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive visitors at 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. The widow of John Robert Babbitt Jr., survivors include her parents, Truitt and Barbara Whitley of Dyersburg; two daughters, Tiffany Jackson of Dyersburg and Samantha "Tootie" Babbitt of Mountain Home, Ark.; a son, Matthew Jackson of Dyersburg; a sister, Mrs. Terry Roberson of Dyersburg; and a brother, Jerry Whitley of Dyersburg. Pallbearers will be Brad Babbitt, Terry Friend, Shane Gray, Ted Doss, Brandon Clifton and Jeffery Clifton.

Bertha Louise Adkins
Monday, June 11, 2001
Bertha Louise Adkins, 83, of Newbern, died Saturday, June 9, 2001 at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg Hospital. She was a retired public school teacher and a member of RoEllen Baptist Church. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg with Waymon Hogue officiating. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home. Survivors include a cousin who cared for her, Brenda Combs of Newbern. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Adkins. Pallbearers will be Anthony Combs, Tom Combs, Brandon Combs, Scott Hughes, Rick Evans and Roger Gourley. The family requests that any memorials be directed to the American Heart Association.

Thomas Lewis "Boss Hog" Lattimore
Tuesday, June 12, 2001
Thomas Lewis "Boss Hog" Lattimore, 54, of Ripley, died Friday, June 8, 2001 at Baptist Hospital-Lauderdale. He was a employee of Tennessee Diecasting Manufacturing. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Morning Star Baptist Church in Ripley. Burial will be in Canfield Cemetery in Ripley. Currie's Funeral Home in Henning is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Whitelow Lattimore; two daughters, Jamayra Lattimore and LeVette Lattimore, both of Ripley; three sons, Nicholas Lattimore and Antonio Lattimore, both of Ripley and Thomas Dewayne Lattimore of Halls; three sisters, Willie Mae Mitchell, Annie Pearl Nixon and Margie William, all of Ripley; three brothers, James Lattimore of Chicago, Ill., William Lattimore of Mission Hill, Calif. and Randy Lattimore of Ripley; and five grandchildren.

Nathan Inman Jr.
Tuesday, June 12, 2001
Nathan Inman Jr., 70, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Trimble, died Sunday, June 10, 2001 at St. John's Mercy Medical Center. He was a cutter grinder with Sunnen Company. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at South County Chapel of Kutis Funeral Home. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Ann Inman of Arnold, Mo.; three daughters, Cheryl Cooper, Deb Scott and Teresa Walker; and a sister, Shirley Muehlenkamp. The family requests that any memorials be directed to American Heart Association or National Kidney Foundation.

Joyce Kay Williams
Wednesday, June 13, 2001
Joyce Kay Williams, 56, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, June 10, 2001 in Goodletsville. She was a registered nurse. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of J.W. Curry & Son Funeral Home with Brother Glen Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include two daughters, Jodi Williams of Goodletsville and Lisa Sharp of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a son, Scott Wilson of Ripley; two brothers, Emmett Reddin of Reeves and Marshall Reddin of Dyersburg; and four grandchildren. Pallbearers will be J.R. Fortner, Joel Baucom, Tommy Nolen, Roy White, Jesse Thompson and Morris Westbrook.

Roger Dale Williams
Thursday, June 14, 2001
Roger Dale Williams, of Ripley, died Sunday, June 10, 2001 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. He was employee of Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Ky., a member of Galilee Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., a member of Usher Board and the mass choir. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Miles Chapel C.M.E. Church in Ripley with the Rev. Joe Dowell officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Henning. The family will receive visitors from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at Currie's Funeral Home in Henning. Survivors include his wife, Catherine Williams of Louisville, Ky.; two sons, DaShawn Taylor and Sylvester Wallace Jr., both of Louisville, Ky.; his mother, Quince Stella Thompson of Henning; two sisters, Tina Lee Parker and Stella Marie Currie, both of Ripley; his grandparents, Mary Lee Harding of Henning and Johnnie Mae Anderson of Cleveland, Ohio; and a grandchild.

Geraldine "Gerry" Suiter
Thursday, June 14, 2001
Geraldine "Gerry" Suiter, 65, of Ridgely, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at Methodist Healthcare-Jackson Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Independent Baptist Church. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Independent Baptist Church with Bro. Carl Thomas Southerland officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery. J.W. Curry and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The widow of Joe Suiter, survivors include a daughter, Tanya Spicer of Memphis; a son, Terrell Suiter of Dickson; four sisters, Mary Marvin of Mooring, Betty Baker of Tiptonville, Corrine Buchannon of Troy and Fannie Nunnery of Montana; three brothers, Bert Burkett of Ridgely, Lynn Burkett of Dresden and Ben Burkett of McEwen; and four grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Terry Johnson, Rodney Marvin, Robert Marvin, Tony Marvin, John Neil, Larry Burkett, James Burkett and Terry Burkett.

Mary Almedo Reams
Thursday, June 14, 2001
Mary Almedo Reams, 75, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. She was a clerk in the Chapter 13 Trustees Office and a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church with Father Charles L. Filiatreau officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens in Jackson. George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jo Agnew of Jackson and Jo Ann Parchman of Friendship; two sons, Bill Honaker of Lafayette, Ind. and Rubin Reams III of Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, James "Pee Wee" Walker of Lafayette, Ind.; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Elizabeth Mackey Walker. Pallbearers will be Don Bailey, Brian Boucher, Gerald Ketchum, Ron Mitchell, Ray Reams Jr. and Doug Roth. The family requests that any memorials be directed to St. Luke's Episcopal Church Capital Campaign Fund.

Roce Hatley
Thursday, June 14, 2001
Roce Hatley, 75, of Tiptonville, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. He was a retired carpenter and a member and deacon of Lakeview Baptist Church. Services were at 11 a.m. today at Lakeview Baptist Church with Brother Houston Northcutt officiating. Burial was in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely. Dyersburg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Jessie Hatley; a daughter, Linda Cooper of Tiptonville; four sons, Richard Hatley of Cadiz, Ky., Teddy Hatley of Hornbeak and Wayne Hatley and Joe Hatley, both of Tiptonville; two sisters, Mary Ruth Nale of Dyersburg and Lessie Sutton of Martin; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Tony White, John Spence, Bobby Woods, Terry Nale, Bobby Joe Jones and Joel Bargery. Honorary pallbearers were Carlos Woods, James Watkin, Bo Bentley, O.V. Fowler and Lonnie Vaughn. The family requests that any memorials be directed to Lakeview Baptist Church, American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.

Chester Franks
Thursday, June 14, 2001
Chester Franks, 95, of Newbern, died Monday, June 11, 2001 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center. He was retired employee of Shuck Motor Company in Newbern and a member of St. James Baptist Church in Newbern Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. James Baptist Church in Newbern with the Rev. Albert Jarrett and Jacky Tate officiating. Burial will be in Newbern Cemetery. H.H. Hudson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive visitors at noon Saturday at the church. Survivors include a son, Jacky Tate of Jackson; a sister, Nannie Halls of Saukville, Ill.; and his caretaker, Bennie Greene of Newbern.

Darlene Elaine Ketchum Bynum
Friday, June 15, 2001
Darlene Elaine Ketchum Bynum, 40, of Jonesboro, Ark., formerly of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001. She attended Seventh Day Church of God Church. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Emerson Memorial Chapel in Jonesboro with Brother Jimmy Ketchum officiating. Survivors include her husband, Terry Bynum; two sons, Kit Bynum of Brookland, Ark. and J.D. Bynum of Jonesboro, Ark.; her mother, Margaret Ketchum of Dyersburg; two sisters, Daneen Ketchum and Suzy Diggs, both of Dyersburg; and a brother, Danny Ketchum of Benton, Ark. She was preceded in death by her father, Daniel Edward Ketchum. The family requests that any memorials be directed to the American Kidney Fund.

Mildred D. Trout
Monday, June 18, 2001
Mildred D. Trout, 77, of Newbern, died Saturday, June 16, 2001 at Gibson County General Hospital in Trenton. She was a retired psychiatric aide with Western State Mental Hospital for 16 years. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Pierce Cemetery in Trimble with the Rev. Waymon Hogue officiating. Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The widow of Eugene "Gene" Trout, survivors include three daughters, Carol Thornton of Michigan, Jeannie Roland and Anna Gunn, both of Newbern; two sons, John Trout and Howard Trout, both of Bolivar; a sister, Nancy "Hank" Groggs of Cleaview, Mich.; three brothers, Bo Lipford and Ray Lipford, both of Marquett, Mich. and Bob Lipford of Indianpolis, Ind.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Mildred Rickman Niehaus
Monday, June 18, 2001
Mildred Rickman Niehaus, 79, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, June 14, 2001 at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg Hospital. She was a homemaker, past president of Unit 52 American Legion Auxiliary and past Des Moines County, Iowa president of American Legion Auxiliary. J.W. Curry & Son was in charge of arrangements. Survivors include her husband, Warren Niehaus of Dyersburg; two daughters, Lora Alm of Newago, Mich. and Vickie Ketchum of Dyersburg; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Edna Flynn Rickman; a daughter, Patricia Burns; and a granddaughter.

Freddie Salmon Lee
Monday, June 18, 2001
Freddie Salmon Lee, 90, of Tiptonville, died Thursday, June 14, 2001 at Reelfoot Manor Nursing Home. She was a retired beautician, a member of Tiptonville Church of Christ and a member of National Hairdressers' Association. Services were at 3 p.m. Saturday at Tiptonville Church of Christ with Bro. Don Reel officiating. Burial was in Tiptonville City Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The widow of Lloyd Lee, survivors include a daughter, Linda Palmer of Murfreesboro; a son, Gene Lee of Tiptonville; four grandchildren, Nancy Lee, Laura Robinson, Holly Hughes and Ashley Palmer; and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ben Robinson, Neil Hughes, Chuck Graham, Dustin Darnell, Jeremy Jones and Tom Makin. Honorary pallbearers were M.D. Kirkpatrick and Toy Dooley.

Marilyn Elizabeth Welch Kirby
Monday, June 18, 2001
Marilyn Elizabeth Welch Kirby, 61, of Dyersburg, died Friday, June 15, 2001 at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Fowlkes Baptist Church. Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Dyersburg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens. The widow of Charles Kirby, survivors include three sons, Eddie Welch of Dyersburg, Kevin Welch of Ripley and Kenny Welch of Bowling Green, Ky.; two sisters, June Woods of Atoka and Judy Lambert of Dyersburg; two brothers, Bobby Lambert and Harry Lambert, both of Fowlkes; her mother, Imogene Lambert of Fowlkes; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Lenny Joseph Welch; and her father, Woodrow Wilson Lambert. Pallbearers will be Billy Dodson, Brandon Giles, the Rev. Robert Johnson, Robert Hodge, Tom Kesterson and Shannon Lambert.

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