OBITUARIES of some of those interred in Palestine Cemetery

HALLS -- Kevin Shelby Adams, 22, employee of Three States Supply Co. in Memphis, was found dead of a gunshot wound Monday in Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery in the Bruceville community near here. Mr. Adams leaves his mother, Shirley Purdon of Memphis; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. James Adams of Bruceville; three sisters, Lisa Adams of Memphis, and Tammy Goodman and Deonna Enochs, both of Dyersburg; two brothers, Randall Adams of Paris and Timothy Adams of Memphis, and his grandparents, Ophelia Adams of Bruceville and Grace Fox of Kosciusko, Miss.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 13, 1994

DYERSBURG - James Marion Bane, 79, retired pipefitter, died of heart failure Tuesday at Wesley Homes of Dyersburg. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Palestine Cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of Phillips Street Church of Christ and a World War II Navy veteran. He leaves a daughter, Sue Eison of Bruceville; a son, Jim Bane of Dyersburg, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 14, 1999

FOWLKES - Jewel Lee Basye, 90, homemaker, died of heart failure Wednesday at her daughter's home in Friendship. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery. Mrs. Basye, the widow of Arch Basye, leaves a daughter, Stella York of Friendship; a son, Gwinn Basye of Memphis; three brothers, Ira Harrell of Bolivar, Tom Harrell of Titusville, Fla., and Edward Harrell of Dyer, seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 27, 1996

Thad Basye--CORRECTION--In our last Friday's issue, we stated that THAD BASYE Died Monday of last week, when, in fact he died at midnight Wednesday and was buried at Palestine Friday afternoon. FRIDAY AFTERNOON JANUARY 28TH, 1916

Bessie Beaver
DYERSBURG - Bessie Bobette Fowlkes, 55, cafeteria employee of Dyersburg Fabrics, died of heart failure Tuesday at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery. She was a member of Fowlkes Baptist Church. Mrs. Fowlkes, the wife of Morris Beaver, also leaves a daughter, Donna Mills of Plymouth, Mich.; two sons, Gene Thomas Fowlkes of Newbern and Kenny Fowlkes of Plymouth; her mother, Helen Bridges of Dyersburg; two sisters, Charlotte Fowlkes of Dyersburg and Shirley Arnold of Huntsville, Ky.; a brother, Thomas Bridges of Dyersburg, two grandchildren and a stepgrandchild. The family requests that any memorials be sent to American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 4, 2000

DYERSBURG - C. L. 'Sug' Binkley, 75, farmer and retired employee of Oldberg Manufacturing Co., died of cancer Monday at Oakwood Manor. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery. He was a World War II Army veteran and member of Beech Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Binkley, the husband of Effie Lou Bolding Binkley, also leaves two daughters, Kathy George and Carol Davidson, and a son, Loyd Binkley, all of Dyersburg; a sister, Lois Binkley of Des Plaines, Ill.; a brother, James Doyle Binkley of Dyersburg, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to the National Parkinson Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 24, 2000

DYERSBURG - Clifford O. Binkley, 78, retired warehouse operator for Dyersburg Electric System, died of heart failure Thursday at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Dyersburg. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Fowlkes Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Palestine Cemetery in Bruceville. J. W. Curry & Son Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Binkley, the widower of Mary Binkley, leaves two sons, Cecil O. Binkley and Roy L. Binkley, both of Dyersburg; a sister, Lottie Christine Perrine of Palatka, Fla.; two brothers, Junior Binkley and Troy Binkley, both of Dyersburg, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 24, 1999

DYERSBURG - Mary Binkley, 71, homemaker, died of heart failure Monday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fowlkes Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Palestine Cemetery in Bruceville. J.W. Curry & Son Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Binkley, the wife of Clifford O. Binkley, also leaves two sons, Cecil O. Binkley and Roy L. Binkley, both of Dyersburg; two sisters, Haughty Johnson of Milan and Frances Wood of Humboldt; a brother, Johnny Jones of Humboldt, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 17, 1999

Mrs. Sadie Fincher Binkley, 49, of near Halls, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg, which she had entered in August. Services were at 4 p.m. Thursday in Beach Grove Baptist Church, of which she was a member. The Rev. Maurice Jones officiated, with burial in Palestine Cemetery, Halls Funeral Home in charge. Born in Crockett County, she had resided in Dyer County since 1935. She leaves her husband, Ernest Binkley; a son, Billy Wayne Binkley, of near Halls; her mother, Mrs. Maude Fincher, of near Halls; four brothers, Zander Fincher and Charlie Fincher, both of Halls, and Joe Robert Fincher and Clyde Fincher, both of Ripley; six sisters, Mrs. Lillie Mae Heath and Mrs. Majorie Ozment, both of Halls; Mrs. Lissie Maxwell, of Ripley, Mrs. Flossie Hickerson, of Dyersburg, Mrs. Willie Drumright, of Blytheville, Ark., and Mrs. Zena Abbett, of Clarksville; and three grandchildren.
Date of death Oct. 1, 1969

Jesse Olin BINKLEY, 76, retired farmer of near Henning, died Saturday in Elliston Hospital in Covington. Services were Tuesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Palestine Cemetery in Halls. He leaves his wife, Ida Lee Hathcock BINKLEY; sons, Ewell BINKLEY and Robert BINKLEY, both of Henning; Wm. Olin BINKLEY, of Arp, and Jesse O. BINKLEY, of Monroe, La.; daughters, Mrs. Lora CROSS, of Henning and Mrs. James KELLICK, of Monroe, La.; and his brother, Thomas BINKLEY, of Curve. LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE FRIDAY AUGUST 9, 1968

DYERSBURG - Joey Wayne Binkley, 32, machine operator for Colonial Rubber Works Inc., died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg after an industrial accident. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Beech Grove Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, member, song leader and Sunday school teacher, with burial in Palestine Cemetery in Bruceville. Dyersburg Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Binkley, the husband of Shari Peckenpaugh Binkley, also leaves a daughter, Kasi Binkley; a son, Shayne Binkley; his mother and father, Billy and Geraldine Binkley; a sister, Mitzie Goff, and a brother, Jason Binkley, all of Dyersburg. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Beech Grove Baptist Church.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 3, 1994

DYERSBURG - Walter Thomas Binkley, 54, retired from Oldberg Manufacturing, died of heart failure Monday in Dyersburg. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery. He was a member of Fowlkes Baptist Church and a Vietnam War Army veteran. He leaves a daughter, Beth Rhodes, a son, Jon Brinkley, a sister, Patricia Blalock, and two brothers, David Binkley and Jack Binkley, all of Dyersburg, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 19, 2001

HALLS - Dotson Broglin, 62, used car lot and nursery owner, and retired heavy-equipment operator, died Sunday of cancer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in South Fork Cemetery near here. He was a Korean War veteran and a member of Halls Church of Christ. Mr. Broglin, the husband of Margaret Pleasant Broglin, also leaves two daughters, Lisa Presson of Halls and Libby Mansfield of Dyersburg; two sons, Darren Thompson of Memphis and Manley Thompson of Halls; three sisters, Laura Archfield of Korbel, Calif., Mildred Osteen of Halls and Elsie Holmes of Memphis; a brother, J. C. Broglin of Halls, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 3, 1994
(moved to Palestine)

DYERSBURG -- Doyle Butler, 76, farmer, died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at J. W. Curry & Son Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery in Bruceville. He was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Butler leaves three nieces and three nephews.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 14, 1993

DYERSBURG - J. R. 'Buddy' Coker, 81, farmer, died of heart failure Sunday at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Dyersburg. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Palestine Cemetery in the Bruceville community. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Coker, the widower of Reba Butler Coker, leaves three sons, Jerry Coker of Halls, and Joe Coker and Lawrence Coker, both of Dyersburg, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 13, 1999

DYERSBURG - Samuel Isaiah Crews, infant son of Mark Allen and Stephanie Denise Crews, died Thursday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were Saturday at Palestine Cemetery in Bruceville. J. W. Curry and Son Funeral Home had charge. He also leaves two brothers, Devin Reddin and Elijah Crews, both of Dyersburg, and his grandparents, Tina Crews of Bruceville, Allen Crews of Shelbyville, Mary DeSplinter of California and Samuel Via of Finley.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 21, 2004

FRIENDSHIP - Charles Edward Curtis, 60, farmer, died of cancer Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Palestine Cemetery near Halls. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was an Army veteran and a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Curtis leaves a sister, Lena Frazier of Memphis, and two brothers, Hubert Curtis of Dyersburg and Van Curtis of Halls.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 25, 1996

Vander DAVIDSON, 66, of Maury City, brother of J. D. DAVIDSON of Halls, died Sunday in the home of another brother, Marshall DAVIDSON, after a long illness. Services were Monday in Palestine Methodist, burial in church cemetery.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8, 1968

DYERSBURG - Earnest Stanley Davis, 66, retired employee of Colonial Rubber in Dyersburg, died Monday of cardiac arrest at Parkview Methodist Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery in the Bruceville community. He was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Davis, the husband of Sue Frances Davis, also leaves a daughter, Nancy Phillips, and two sons, Andy Davis and Danny Davis, all of Dyersburg; two sisters, Edith Blount and Mary Nell Seblea, both of Chicago; three brothers, Bernard Davis of New York, James Davis of North Carolina and Bobby Davis of California; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 15, 1995

MAURY CITY - J. D. Davison, 86, caregiver for the elderly, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Sunday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Maury City Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 3, 1997

TRENTON - Patricia Hogue Duttry, 65, retired bakery employee from Ingrams' IGA, died Monday at NHC Rehabilitation in Milan. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Palestine Cemetery in Bruceville. Johnson Funeral Home in Newbern has charge. She leaves a son, Ron Mounce of Anchorage; a sister, Mett Matson of Joshua Tree, Calif., and a brother, James Hogue of Trenton.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 8, 2002

DYERSBURG - Billy Elvis Eison, 66, Colonial Rubber employee, died of cancer Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. today at Palestine Church Cemetery. Hall Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of Palestine Methodist Church. Mr. Eison, the husband of Dixie Stutts Eison, also leaves three daughters Connie Eison and Christy Eison, both of Dyersburg, and Debra Gooch of Halls; three sons, Randy Eison and Robert Eison, both of Dyersburg, and Jeff Eison of Friendship; a sister, Faye Gibson, and a brother, Jackie Eison, both of Dyersburg, and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 30, 1996

HALLS - Bessie Irene Eison, 84, died Sunday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Palestine Methodist Church, Bruceville Community, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Eison, the widow of James Eison, leaves a daughter, Fay Gibson, and two sons, Billy Eison and Jackie Eison, all of Dyersburg; a sister, Marquerite Wales of Bonicord, 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 1, 1992

FOWLKES -- Rubye E. Eison, 90, retired nurse's aide at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg, died of pulmonary failure Sunday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery near here. She had been a member of Palestine Methodist Church since 1915. Mrs. Eison, the widow of Leon Eison, leaves a son, Thomas Eison of Dyersburg, and a grandson.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 15, 1994

MRS. MATT FEATHERSTON--wife of JOE FEATHERSTON, died at her home near Unionville Saturday and was buried at Palestine Sunday. She leaves a husband, and four boys, ARCH, HOMER, EWELL, and CLAUD. They lived here three years. (in Cross Roads news) TUESDAY AFTERNOON FEBRUARY 8TH, 1916

NEWBERN - Joe Robert Fincher Jr., 78, farmer and sawmill employee, died of heart disease Friday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery near there. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Fincher, the husband of Rebecca Fay Hogue Fincher, also leaves three daughters, Ester Ann Taylor of Dyersburg, Carolyn Seratt of Newbern and Fay Caulder of Bark Springs, Texas; six sons, Robert Wayne Fincher, Tommy Lee Fincher and Monroe Murphy, all of Dyersburg, Bobby Murphy of Ripley, and Harold Murphy and E. M. Murphy, both of Brownsville; six sisters, Flossie Fincher of Dyersburg, Lillie Mae Heath and Lissie Maxwell, both of Halls, Maggie Ozment of the Bruceville community near Halls, Willie Drumwright of Blytheville and Zenia Abbott of Paris, 28 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 9, 1998

Lissie Fincher
HALLS - Lissie Fincher Maxwell, 85, homemaker, died of pulmonary arrest Sunday in Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery near Dyersburg. She was a member of Halls Church of Christ. She leaves four sisters, Willie B. Drumwright of Blytheville, Ark., Margie Lee Ozment and Flossie M. Cole, both of Dyersburg, and Zena L. Abbitt of Clarksville, and a brother, Clyde Allen Fincher of Millington.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 28, 2001

DYERSBURG - Conway Fitzhugh, 81, retired farmer, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery. He was a member of Fowlkes Methodist Church. Mr. Fitzhugh, the husband of Eliza Mae Young Fitzhugh, also leaves a daughter, Connie Louise Agee of Indianapolis; a son, Calvin Fitzhugh of Dyersburg; a sister, Lura Milam of Dyersburg, nine grandchildren, 19 great- grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 18, 1993

FOWLKES -- Eliza Mae Fitzhugh, 81, homemaker, died Wednesday of cardiac arrest at Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls (Tenn.) Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery in the Bruceville community. She was a member of Fowlkes Methodist Church. Mrs. Fitzhugh, the widow of Conway Fitzhugh, leaves a daughter, Connie Agee of Indianapolis; a son, Calvin Fitzhugh of Fowlkes; a sister, Marie Tap of California; a brother, Raymond Young of Texas, nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 8, 1994

DYERSBURG - Charlotte Louise Fowlkes, 58, retired owner of Fowlkes Furniture Co., died Sunday at Oakwood Manor after a stroke. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fowlkes Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Palestine Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of the Gideon Auxiliary and the Dyersburg Jaycettes. Mrs. Fowlkes, the wife of Larry W. Fowlkes, also leaves her mother, Helen Bridges of Dyersburg; a sister, Shirley Arnold of Morgantown, Ky., and a brother, Tom Bridges of Dyersburg. The family requests that memorials be sent to Fowlkes Baptist Church Building Fund or Gideon International Bible Fund.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 2, 2001

Charlie Elmer FUSSELL, 86, retired farmer of near Halls, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg. Services were in Beech Grove Baptist Church in Bruceville. Burial in Plastine Cemetery. He leaves his daughter, Mrs. Ruey DAVENPORT, of Bruceville. LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 1968

DYERSBURG - Ronald Earl Gilbert, 56, employee of AAA Taxi Cab, died of liver disease Thursday at Maplewood Nursing Home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Halls (Tenn.) Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery near Dyersburg. He was an Air Force veteran. He leaves four daughters, Karen Henley of Millington, Angie Brock of Frayser, Renee Meeks of Atoka and Michele Smith of Fort Bragg, N. C.; a son, Kevin Wayne Gilbert of Millington; a brother, Danny Gilbert of Apollo, Texas, and 13 grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 14, 2000

Mrs. Ellen Tucker Grant - Services for Mrs. Ellen Tucker Grant, wife of Joe T. Grant, of near Friendship, were held at 11 Wednesday morning of last week at the Palestine Baptist Church with the Rev. Mays officiating. Burial was in the Palestine Cemetery with Sudbury Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Grant, who was 77, died Sunday night at her home. She leaves her husband, two brothers, Frank Tucker of Jackson and Rich Tucker of Warm Springs, Ark.; two stepsons, Carl Grant of Gary, Ind., and P. E. Grant of Friendship, and three stepdaughters, Mrs. Annie Lee Bailey of Gary, Mrs. Maggie Woods of Knoxville and Miss Luwell Grant of Gary. She was the aunt of Mrs. Lon Viar of Halls. The Crockett Times
Alamo (Crockett Co.), Tenn.
Thursday, April 11, 1946

HALLS - Lillie Mae Heath, 87, homemaker, died of heart failure Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery. She was a member of the Light House Church. Mrs. Heath, the widow of William Heath, leaves a daughter, Shirley Heath of Halls; five sisters, Flossie Cole and Margie Ozment, both of Dyersburg, Willie Drumwright of Blytheville, Ark., Lissie Maxwell of Halls and Ienar Abbitt of Clarksville; a brother, Clyde Fincher of Frayser, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 20, 2000

DYERSBURG - Wade Hill, 65, employee of Dyersburg Fabrics, died of heart failure Thursday at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at J.W. Curry & Son Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery in Bruceville. He was a member of Phillips Street Church of Christ. Mr. Hill, the husband of Verlon Hill, also leaves two sons, Randy Hill and Kerry Hill; his mother, Serene Hill, and a brother, Wayne Hill, all of Dyersburg, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 8, 1999

LENOX - Danny Lee Hipps, 52, former employee of Quebecor & Ermco, died Saturday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at J. W. Curry & Son Funeral Home in Dyersburg with burial in Palestine Cemetery. He was an Army veteran. Mr. Hipps, the husband of Sandra Hipps, also leaves three sons, Michael Hipps, Timothy Hipps and Kenneth Hipps, all of Finley; a sister, Bridget Salameh of Chicago; a brother, Richard Burke of Wheatfield, Ind., and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 2, 2004

Services for Wm. V. HOUGE, who died Sunday night at his home near Maury City were held at Palestine Methodist Church Tuesday, burial in church cemetery. He was a farmer and WWI vet. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Willie Sue HOUGE; seven children, William, Joyce., James, Joe, Lester, Jerry Wayne, & Linda Sue HOUGE; a sister, Mrs. Opal TIPTON, of Finley; two brothers, C. W. HOGUE & A. C. HOGUE, both of Halls; one half-brother, G. S. MELTON, of Phoenix, Ariz. CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL
THURSDAY JUNE 9, 1949
BELLS, TENNESSEE

JACK HUDSON, 88. Services, 4 p.m. Tuesday at Palestine United Methodist Church, Bruceville. J.W. Curry & Son Funeral Home.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 1, 2005

DYERSBURG - Harry Franklin Lambert, 57, former employee of Apex Supply, died Sunday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery. He was a member of Fowlkes Baptist Church and was an Army veteran. Mr. Lambert, the husband of Jenny Lambert, also leaves a daughter, Katherine Lambert; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Johnson; a stepson, Richard Johnson; his mother, Jean Lambert, all of Dyersburg; two sisters, June Woods of Atoka, Tenn., and Judy Lambert of Dyersburg; a brother, Bobby Lambert of Dyersburg, and a nephew whom he raised, Shannon Lambert of Springfield, Mo.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 25, 2003

DYERSBURG - William Layman, 41, personnel manager for 22 years at Dyersburg Fabrics, died Wednesday at William F. Bowld Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery near here. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and former member of the Kiwanis and Civitan Clubs. He was a member of the Volunteer Chapter of the Society of Human Resources Management and was listed in the 1981 edition of Outstanding Young Me n of America. Mr. Layman leaves his mother, Nell Layman; a sister, Ruby McLaughlin, and two brothers, Don Layman and Kenneth Layman, all of Dyersburg.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 9, 1992

Layman, Nell P. of Dyersburg -- 94yrs, retired from Oakwood Community Living Center, died there Monday March 21 2005. Services will be at 10 a.m. today, March 23 2005, at Johnson Funeral Home in Newbern with burial in Palestine Cemetery in Dyersburg. She was a member of Fort Hudson Baptist Church. Mrs. Layman, the widow of Algie Layman, leaves a daughter, Ruby McLaughlin of Dyersburg; two sons, Kenneth Layman of Paducah, Ky., and Rev. Don Layman of Dyersburg; a brother, Delbert Ponder of Dyersburg, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband; two sons, Charles William and Algie Layman Jr; her parents, William Thomas " Will" and Sarah Martha "Mattie" Price Ponder; a sister, Bernice Durham; a brother, Roy Thomas Ponder; and two grandchildren.
Date of death March 21, 2005

Robert Luke LEE, 57, of Dyersburg, died last Friday in West Tennessee Chest Hospital in Memphis, which he entered March 23rd, 1967. Services were Sunday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Palestine Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Christine Wyrick LEE; sons, Billy LEE, Bobby LEE, and Larry Wayne LEE, all of Dyersburg; sisters, Mrs. Ezell DUNAWAY, of Halls and Mrs. Mary LOWERY, of Bruceville. LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE FRIDAY JULY 26, 1968

DYERSBURG - Frankie P. Marley, 82, retired clerk, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Palestine Methodist Church, where she was a charter member, with burial in the church cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Marley, the widow of Ollie Marley, leaves a daughter, Sue Davis of Dyersburg; a son, Tommy Beasley of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Bessie Eison of Bruceville and Marguerite Wells of Bonicord, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 10, 1992

DYERSBURG - Rosie May McCaig, 73, homemaker, died Monday at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at J. W. Curry and Son Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery. She was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church. Mrs. McCaig, the wife of Lee McCaig, also leaves three daughters, Linda Anderson and Mary Tibbs, both of Dyersburg, and Stella McCaig of Nashville; four sons, Jimmy McCaig of Rutherford, Danny McCaig and George McCaig, both of Dyersburg, and Dennis McCaig of Roellen; a sister, Birdie Featherston of Newbern, 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 11, 2003

DYERSBURG - James F. McDonald, 88, retired employee of The Commercial Appeal, died of heart failure Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Palestine Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. McDonald, the husband of Eva McDonald, also leaves three daughters, Marilyn Bennigen, Sandra Walker and Debbie Wofford, all of Dyersburg; three sons, Greg McDonald and Randy McDonald, both of Dyersburg, and Jeff McDonald of Friendship, and 11 grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 7, 1999

DYERSBURG - Charles Edward McLaughlin, 71, farmer and Dyer County School bus driver, died Friday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery in Bruceville. He was Dyer County commissioner and member of Beech Grove Baptist Church. Mr. McLaughlin, the husband of Ruby Nell Layman McLaughlin, also leaves two daughters, Cheryl Ferrell of Friendship and Nelda Ray of Curve; three sons, Mike McLaughlin and Kerry McLaughlin, both of Bruceville, and Dennis McLaughlin of Roanoke, Texas; a sister, Emma Jean Williams of Dyersburg; a brother, Billy Ray McLaughlin of Memphis, and 10 grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 15, 2002

DYERSBURG - James Lloyd Mitchell, 79, retired welder with Newman Jones Construction Co., died of cancer Sunday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Palestine Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Mitchell, the husband of Evie Mitchell, also leaves two sisters, Flora Mosely and Eva McDonald, and a brother, Cecil Mitchell, all of Dyersburg. The family requests that any memorials be sent to American Cancer Society.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 17, 1996

DYERSBURG - Evie Viola Mitchell, 89, homemaker, died of respiratory failure Friday at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Dyersburg. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Palestine Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Mitchell was the widow of James Lloyd Mitchell.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: April 24, 1999

FRIENDSHIP - Rosa Lee Moffitt, 95, homemaker, died Sunday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg after a heart attack. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Friendship Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery near here. She was a member of Palestine United Methodist Church. Mrs. Moffitt, the widow of Orville W. Moffitt, leaves two daughters, Peggy Rodgers of Halls and Doris Veazey of Millington; a son, Gordon Jacobs of Dyersburg, 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 23, 1995

DYERSBURG - Illa Jane O'Connor, 81, died Thursday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery near here. Mrs. O'Connor, the widow of Jerome O'Connor, leaves three daughters, Mary Wade, Bonnie Marie Haynes and Sandra Kay Reeves; three sons, Brady Edward Reeves, Hubert Watson Reeves and Ralph Aaron Reeves, and a sister, Elvie Ross, all of Dyersburg, 19 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 12, 1992

HALLS - James Carter Palmer, 75, of Memphis, formerly of Halls, retired brick mason, died Tuesday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Palestine Cemetery near here. Halls Funeral Home has charge. A Mason, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Palmer, the husband of Lillian Phillips Palmer, also leaves a stepdaughter, Toy Strickland, a son, Jim Palmer, and a sister, Beulah Greene, all of Memphis, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 26, 1992

Lillian Palmer
Rites Thursday of last week in Halls Funeral Home mourned Lillian Palmer, 90, of Memphis, retired sales clerk, with burial in Palestine Cemetery near Halls. She was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church. Widow of Carter Palmer, she leaves her son, Jim, of Mckinney, Tex., and a daughter, Toy Strickland, of Memphis.
Date of death Feb. 5, 2007

Cherie Lynn Parrish
DYERSBURG - Cherie Lynn Parrish Taylor, 45, retired waitress for Hickory House, died Thursday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery. She was a member of West Dyersburg Church of Christ. She leaves two sons, Jimmy Lynn Allen and Jessie Palmer, and a sister, Starr Parrish, all of Dyersburg, and a grandson. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society or West Tennessee Hospice
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 20, 2004

DYERSBURG - Miss Emma Agnes Phillips, 80, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Southside Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Palestine Cemetery in Bruceville. Dyersburg Funeral Home has charge. Miss Phillips leaves a nephew who cared for her, James Phillips of Dyersburg, and other nieces and nephews.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: September 12, 1991

DYER -- James William Phillips, 65, of Dyer, formerly of Dyersburg, retired president of Edenton-Lamb Co., died Thursday at Henry County Medical Center in Paris after a heart attack. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery there. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church and past president of Tennessee Wholesale Grocer's Association. Mr. Phillips, the husband of Gertude Phillips, also leaves four daughters, Stephanie Layman and Suzie Phillips, both of Jackson, Charlotte Barrett of Reston, Va., and Nancy Festavan of Memphis, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 7, 1994

RIPLEY - Robert T. Phillips, 74, died of heart failure Monday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Palestine Cemetery in Bruceville. J. W. Curry & Son Funeral Home in Dyersburg has charge. He was a Baptist..
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: June 6, 1996

DYERSBURG - Mildred Bryant Ponder, 90, of Chicago, formerly of Dyersburg, homemaker and former teacher for Dyersburg Beauty School, died Saturday at Harmony Nursing Home in Chicago. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery. She was a member of Bells United Methodist Church. Mrs. Ponder, the wife of William Delbert Ponder, also leaves two daughters, Rosemary Mensch of Evanston, Ill., and Deborah Traczyk of Chicago, and two grandsons.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 9, 2003

DYERSBURG - Levi Presley Prather, 81, of the Bruceville community, farmer, died of cancer Monday at his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Halls (Tenn.) Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery in Bruceville. He was a member of Grace Bible Church in Ripley. Mr. Prather, the husband of Clara Faye Scott Prather, also leaves two daughters, Betty Green and Janie Smith, both of Dyersburg; two sons, John Prather of Friendship and Bobby Prather of Blue Ridge, Ga.; a sister, Bessie Scott Prather, and a brother, Pat Prather, both of Baldwyn, Miss., 23 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 28, 1997

HALLS - Mattie Sue Prather, 63, homemaker, died of cardiac arrest Wednesday at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery near here. She leaves five daughters, Shelia Mayfield, Rebecca Pete, Regina Prather and Dianna Williams, all of Stockbridge, Ga., and Amanda Stearman of Baytown, Texas; a son, John Prather, and her mother, Beulah Worley, both of Stockbridge; seven sisters, Brenda Sollis and Flossie Deaton, both of Dyersburg, Patsy Clough and Joan Turner, both of Nashville, Nellie Turner of Memphis, and Dorothy Johnson and Barbara Deaton, both of North Carolina; three brothers, Danny Turner of Friendship and Ossye Deaton and Dovie Deaton, both of Dyersburg, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: December 27, 1998

Mrs. Dona Love Reynolds, 87, of Halls, died Sunday in Methodist Hospital North in Memphis, after long illness. Services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday in West Side Baptist Church, with burial in Palestine Cemetery, Halls Funeral Home in charge. She was the widow of Pete Reynolds. She leaves two sons, Wymond Reynolds, of Memphis, and Larry Reynolds, of Halls,; four daughters, Mrs. Ollie Rhodes and Mrs. Sue Van Canneyt, of Memphis, Mrs. Dorothy Cillon, of Covington, and Mrs. Nadine Kilpatrick, of Halls; two halfsisters, Mrs. Leon Osteen and Mrs. Ethel Daniel, of Brownsville; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Death date March 6, 1988

TIPTONVILLE - Mary Ellen Rose, 73, homemaker, died Sunday of cardiac arrest at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery in Dyersburg. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Tiptonville. Mrs. Rose, the widow of John F. Rose Jr., leaves a daughter, Sarah Ellen DeLarosa of San Diego; a son, John F. Rose Jr. of Memphis; a sister, Lois Helen Binkley of Chicago; three brothers, C. L. Binkley, E. T. Binkley and James Doyle Binkley, all of Dyersburg; and three grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: July 4, 1995

Halls - MURRAY FREEMAN SMITH, 73. Services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 16 at the Chapel of Halls Funeral Home.
Halls Funeral Home
731-836-7111
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: October 15, 2005

DYERSBURG - Ernest Lester Stutts, 79, retired carpenter, died Saturday at Parkview Convalescent Unit after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Palestine Methodist Church near here, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Stutts, the husband of Mary Lillie Rice Stutts, also leaves three daughters, Dixie Eison and Glenda Lunsford, both of Dyersburg, and Linda Woods of Newbern; four sons, Teddy Stutts and Mickey Stutts, both of Halls, Gaylon Stutts of Southaven, Miss., and Donald Stutts of Fort Worth, Texas; two sisters, Lela Bailey of Dyersburg and Lura Jacobs of Halls; four brothers, James Stutts, Eugene Stutts, T. C. Stutts and Oliver Stutts, all of Dyersburg; seven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 23, 1992

DYERSBURG - Mary Lillie Stutts, 87, homemaker, died Thursday at Oakwood Manor. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Palestine Methodist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Stutts, the widow of Ernest Stutts, leaves three daughters, Dixie Eison and Linda Woods, both of Dyersburg, and Glenda Lunsford of Friendship; three sons, Gaylon Stutts of Jackson, and Mickey Stutts and Teddy Stutts, both of Halls, 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: November 30, 2002

HALLS - Mickey Darrell Stutts, 60, tool and die supervisor for Anderson-Hickey Manufacturing Co., died Monday at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery. He was a member of Palestine United Methodist Church. He leaves a daughter, Sherrell Stutts, and a son, Stephen Stutts, both of Friendship; three sisters, Dixie Eison of Bruceville, Linda Woods of Dyersburg and Glenda Lunsford of Friendship; three brothers, Gaylon Stutts of Jackson, Teddy Stutts of Halls and Donald Stutts of Arlington, Texas, and a grandchild.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 16, 2003

J. W. Vaughn, Sr.-Services for J. W. Vaughn, Sr., farmer, who died of a heart attack on a Friendship street Saturday morning were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Palestine Methodist Church near Halls. The Rev. Smith Mark officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Sudbury Funeral Home. Mr. Vaughn, who lived near Friendship, had come into town for the day Saturday and was stricken just before noon. He was a Methodist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Alice Vaughn; five sons, Ruby Vaughn of Flint, Mich., Raymond Vaughn of Fowlkes, Harry, Denious and J. W. Vaughn, Jr., all of near Friendship; four daughters, Mrs. Ernest Gilbert of Dyersburg, Mrs. Morris Baker of Friendship, Mrs. Sam Archer and Mrs. Raymond Reynolds of Halls; two brothers, Jeff Vaughn of Fowlkes and Charles Vaughn of Denver, Colo., and two sisters, Mrs. Florence Morgan of Dyersburg and Mrs. Nannie Cathey of Clarksdale, Miss. The Crockett Times
Alamo, Tennessee
Thursday, September 23, 1948

FRIENDSHIP - Jasper 'Bill' Wales, 80, retired employee of the old Dyersburg Cotton-Oil Mill, died Thursday night at the Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Palestine Methodist Church near Dyersburg, where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Halls (Tenn.) Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Wales, husband of Marguerite Phillips Wales, also leaves a daughter, Judy Hendrix of Dyersburg; a sister, Louise Kesterson of Dyersburg; two brothers, Shorty Wales and Wilson Wales, both of Dyersburg, and two grandsons.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: January 25, 1992

DYERSBURG -- Wilson Gilbert Wales, 72, farmer, died Tuesday of a massive coronary thrombosis at Parkview Hospital. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Palestine United Methodist Church near Halls with burial in the church cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Wales, the husband of Dorothy Frances Stutts Wales, also leaves two daughters, Linda Kay Fisher of Memphis and Angelia Jeanette Terry of Halls; a sister, Louise Kesterson, and a brother, James Wales, both of Dyersburg, and fo ur grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: August 11, 1994

Dyersburg - Dorothy Frances Wales, 84, homemaker, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale in Ripley. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Palestine Methodist Church in the Bruceville community, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Halls Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Wales, the widow of Wilson Wales, leaves two daughters, Linda Kay Fisher of Bartlett and Angie Terry of Halls; a sister, Jane Strange of Dyersburg, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: May 12, 2005

DYERSBURG - Betty Finley Weakley, 78, secretary, died Tuesday at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at J. W. Curry and Son Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery. She was a Sunday school teacher and treasurer of Palestine United Methodist Church. Mrs. Weakley, the wife of George Weakley Jr., also leaves a daughter, Sybil Lee Weakley of Dyersburg. The family requests that memorials be sent to Palestine United Methodist Church or Dyersburg/Dyer County Union Mission.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 5, 2003

BONICORD - Charles Edward Williams, 55, retired employee of Poly One in Dyersburg, died of renal carcinoma Wednesday at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Beech Grove Baptist Church in the Bruceville community, where he was a member, with burial in Palestine Cemetery there. Halls Funeral Home has charge. He was a Vietnam War veteran. Mr. Williams, the husband of Helen Elaine Taylor Williams, also leaves three daughters, Jennifer Olds of Woodville, Candace Jones of Curve and Cynthia Joan Williams of Dyersburg; his mother, Margie Ozment of Bruceville; a sister, Tina Fowlkes of Dyersburg; a brother, Billy Williams of Savannah; four half-brothers, John Dillahay and Larry Ozment, both of Bruceville, Ronnie Ozment of Charleston, S.C., and David Ozment of Newbern, and four grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: March 9, 2001

BRIGHTON - Patricia Ann Williams, 46, manager of Camp Electric in Memphis, died of an aneurysm Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton County in Covington. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Halls Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Munford. Mrs. Williams, the wife of Dennis B. Williams, also leaves a son, Matthew Van Williams of Brighton; her parents, Harold A. Van Canneyt and Sue Reynolds Van Canneyt of Munford; a sister, Donna Sue Van Canneyt of Memphis, and a brother, Harold D'Wayne Van Canneyt of Collierville.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 5, 2001

DYERSBURG - Junior Williams, 67, employee of Williams Furniture Co., died Saturday at Methodist Hospital of Dyersburg. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Halls (Tenn.) Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery near Bruceville. He was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church and a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Williams, husband of Bertha Lorene Williams, also leaves three sons, Charles Edward Williams of Dyersburg, Billy Wayne Williams of Savannah and Gary Fred Williams of Baton Rouge, La.; a stepson, Roy Smith of Bloomington, Ill.; a sister, Clora Sollis Escue of Chicago; five brothers, Alf Williams and Russell Williams, both of Dyersburg, Robert Earl Williams of Hornbeak, Howard Williams of Memphis and Pete Williams of Friendship, si x grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN)
Date: February 10, 1992

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