Dianne Guthrie Roberts, age 63, of Dyersburg passed away peacefully Monday morning, August 1, 2016 at her residence. She was a 1971 graduate of Dyersburg High School and a member of First United Methodist Church. Dianne began her healthcare career in 1972 at Parkview Hospital where she found her passion in life. Dianne continued her career at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center through the Radiology Oncology Associates and then through the Cancer Care Center. Dianne was known as a shining light for patients in the midst of a dark time by sometimes providing medication or medical supplies or financial support in an unofficial capacity that will always be remembered. Dianne lived her life to the fullest. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family making them smile and laugh through her stories about herself and other situations. Dianne was born February 24, 1953, to the late Warren Gordon “Goot” and Virginia June Sykes Guthrie. Survived by her husband of 29 years, Jerry Roberts; two step-sons, David Roberts and John Roberts both of Dyersburg; two sisters Brenda Williams and husband Steve, Debbie Guthrie all of Newbern; two step-grandchildren Emily Grace and Jacob Roberts; two nieces, Dawn George and husband Bradley of Decatur, Alabama, Laura Burroughs and husband Jeff of Newbern; one great niece, Lynnsey Park, and two great nephews Blake and Brayden Burroughs. Three sister in laws, Jane Gibson and husband Larry and family. Betty Carraway and husband Richard and family of Dyersburg; Sara McElroy of Newbern and family. Her brother in law, Jim Roberts of Bali, Indonesia. She is preceded in death by James P. “Pat” Roberts and Margaret “Ann” Roberts of Dyersburg.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home conducted by Reverend Ed White with interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Burroughs, Bradley George, Chucky Moody, Steve Anderson, Robert Chapman and Brad Carraway. Honorary pallbearer will be Steve Williams, Larry Gibson, Richard Carraway and Dr. William Permenter.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 2nd from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests on Dianne’s behalf that memorials be directed to the Dyer County Community Cancer Fund P.O. Box 1055 Dyersburg, TN 38025-1055 to provide day to day assistance to cancer patients in need. This organization is one that Dianne was able to use to help her patients because all funds raised stay in Dyer County.
Arrangements entrusted to Curry Funeral Home, 1984 St. John Avenue, Dyersburg, TN 38024. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.curryfuneral.com.