Dyersburg, TN Area Tornado, Mar 1952
The Arkansas-Tennessee tornado outbreak of 1952 was a deadly tornado outbreak that hit the southern United States on March 21-22 1952...
In Tennessee, activity began in Dyer County between 6:00 PM CDT to 8:00 CDT where several people were killed near Dyersberg and Newbern.
[The tornado] moved northeast from southwest of Bonicord passing just east of Roellen and ending near Yorkville. One person was killed in one of a dozen homes that were destroyed at Bonicord. Five homes were destroyed near Roellen.
A mother and her son were killed near Bonicord, Tenn., seventy miles north of Memphis. A Tennessee highway patrolman, who had gone to help in the storm emergency, and a woman were killed on the edge of Dyersburg, in the same general area. A man and wife were killed at Broadmoor, north of Dyersburg...
The Bonicord, Tenn., victims were Mrs. W. E. Price, about 50, and her son Eugene, 21, W. E. Price said from a hospital bed that his wife and son were picked up by the winds and tossed into a pond.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 22 Mar 1952