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Obituaries for Sept. 30, 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Elizabeth Taylor Fulghum, 88, of Newbern, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 at Gibson County General Hospital in Trenton.

She was a retired teacher of the Dyer County School System, a member of Newbern First United Methodist Church, the Esther Circle, the National Education Association and the Dyer County Teachers Association, and was an avid traveler.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Carruth officiating. Burial will be in Rutherford Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 1:30-3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Madyline Taylor of Rutherford; a niece, Beth Taylor Almond and husband, Randy, of Germantown; a nephew, Tripp Taylor and wife, Joan, of Rutherford; three great-nieces, Jessica Taylor of Rutherford, Kathryn Taylor of Nashville and Rebecca Almond of Memphis; and a great-nephew, Taylor Almond of Germantown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Fulghum; her daughter, Sara Fulghum; and her parents, Hamilton H. and Vida Dodd Taylor.

Pallbearers will be Olen Parker, Buddy Jones, John Rudolph, John Uitendaal, Joe Adams and Steve Moore.


Gary "Skeeter" Davis, 52, of Finley, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was an employee of Briggs & Stratton Co. of Newbern and a former 30-year employee of Dyersburg Fabrics.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Neeley's Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Charlie Halliburton officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Davis of Finley; two sons, John Taylor Davis of Lawton, Okla., and Joseph Blake Davis of Finley; his mother, Agnes Davis Hamm of Dyersburg; four sisters, Edith Bevis and Nancy Brown, both of Dyersburg, Vickie Hardin of Newbern and Joan Baker of Paris; and two brothers, Jimmy Davis of Camden and Mike Davis of Trimble.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Davis.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Bowles, Kenneth Childress, Gene Moser, Mark "Bubba" Brown, Jimmy Joe Davis and Chuck Davis.


Parker James Stout of Dyersburg died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg with Timothy Smith officiating. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Brian and Kristen Stout of Dyersburg; grandparents Mike and Cindy Sipes of Dyersburg, and Tony and Katrena Kirkpatrick; grandfather Gary Stout of Newbern; and great-grandmother May Kirkpatrick of Ripley.


Mary Jane Tate Webb, 69, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 at her residence.

She was a retired secretary for the Dyer County Board of Education, executive secretary to the superintendent of the Dyer County Board of Education, Daughters of the American Revolution regent and 40-year member, administrative secretary at Parkview Hospital, a member of McIver's Women's Club, Brownie troop leader, Junior Girl Scout leader, Girl Scout day camp and Cadet troop leader, a member of the MacDowell Music Club; Dyersburg High School volunteer, chorus seamstress and flag-corps seamstress; a member of Dyersburg First United Methodist Church where she taught Vacation Bible School, Methodist Youth Fellowship, Youth Club, Fowler Class, Outpost Class, Alma Potts Class, Eva Hamilton Class, Vern Forcum Class, Sellers Class, Salt and Light, Disciple One and Two, and Small Talk, and served on the alter committee, decoration committee, sanctuary renovations committee and banner ministry, was a member of Methodist Women's Rachel Circle and was costume director for the Living Last Supper and Christmas programs; was president of the Dyersburg Garden Club; fashion show narrator; auctioneer for the Dyersburg Cotillion Club, Cancer Foundation and the Dyersburg Medical Auxiliary; a HOST program tutor and bridge club member.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Phillip Cook, the Rev. Terry Presson, the Rev. Dossie Wheatly and the Rev. Wade Cox officiating. Burial will be in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens in Ripley. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 1-2 p.m. today at the church.

Survivors include her husband, Raney Webb of Dyersburg; two daughters, Camille Webb Thornton and husband, Steve, of Memphis, and Beth Webb Schibler and husband, Chuck, of New Orleans, La.; a brother, William Andrew Tate of Henning; four grandchildren, Jackson Thornton, Win Schibler, John Riley Schibler and Tucker Schibler; and a niece, Jane Evelyn Ashe.

Pallbearers will be John Reaves, Roy Campbell, J.D. Stephens, Jackie Webb, Keith Webb and Bobby Webb.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the First United Methodist Church Pastor's Discretionary Fund.


Howard Jones, 83, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Curry Funeral Home.


Dorothy Campbell Lanier died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.