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Obituaries for Oct. 7, 2007

Monday, October 8, 2007

Bill Dean, 65, of Troy, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

He was a member of the Obion County Education Association, the Tennessee Education Association and the National Education Association; was an Army veteran of Vietnam and stationed at the White House from 1960-66 where he served as a cryptographer; received the National Defense Medal, Presidential Service Badge and Good Conduct Medal; was assistant principal at Obion County Central High School from 1970-77; first principal at Obion County Vocational School from 1977-2000; and attended Rives Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Troy Church of Christ with Roger Fisher and Dr. Chris Gooch officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. White-Ranson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Priscilla Phillips Dean of Troy; a daughter, Ginger Dean Tyler of Newbern; a son, Jimmy Dean and daughter, Susan, of LaVergne; three sisters, Rita Gibson of Union City, Annella Simpson and Debbie West, both of Jonesboro, Ark.; a sister-in-law, Sue White and husband, Harry, of Bealeton, Va.; two brothers-in-law, Ronnie Phillips and wife, Teresa, of Martin, and Jimmy Phillips and wife, Paula, of Burke, Va.; and four grandchildren, Zachary Dean and Danielle Dean, both of LaVergne, and Alexa Tyler and Levi Tyler, both of Newbern.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Virginia Walker Dean; and a brother-in-law, Roger Phillips.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the American Lung Association or Paragould, Ark., Children's Home.


Kathy Patricia Hollomon, 56, of Newbern, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a factory worker for PolyOne and a member of Lenox Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with Billy Brooks officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include a daughter, Kelly Baker and husband, Barry, of Newbern; a sister, Joan Gantt of Munford; and two brothers, Larry B. Edgin of Prairieville, La., and Jim Edgin of Dyersburg; and one grandchild, Bo Barker.

Pallbearers will be David Gantt, Tony Edgin, Randy Brooks, Adam Gantt, Walter Wilkerson Jr. and Michael Harris.


James Ray, 81, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

He was a retired farmer and contract truck driver for Ford Construction after 34 years, and attended Mayfield Presbyterian Church in Gibson County.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Mac Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Ray and Mike Ray, both of Dyersburg; two half sisters, Pat Kelly and Brenda Hooten, both of Huntingdon; a brother, Jack Ray of Atwood; seven grandchildren; and a special friend, Bobby Williamson of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Joyce Ray; a stepson, Joe Lovan; his parents, Finis and Nora Rutledge Ray; and a brother, Donald Ray.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Ray, Mac Ray, Finis Ray, Fletcher Ray, Bobby Williamson and Larry Clements.