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Obituaries for Oct. 22, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

Ruth Davidson, 93, of Obion, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 at her residence.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Locust Grove Cemetery in Bradford. Cryer Funeral Home in Obion is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 12-2 p.m. Tuesday at Locust Grove Church of Christ.

Survivors include three sons, David D. Davidson and wife, Madie, of Columbia, Billy R. Davidson and wife, Helen, of Clearwater, Fla. and Harrell Davidson and wife, Carrie, of Obion; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O.G. Davidson; her parents, Robert H. Bell and Eva Lowery Bell; four sisters; two brothers; and a great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Ron Davidson, Van Davidson, Vondal Davidson, Phillip Davidson, Scott Coursey, Gene Threat and Mark Sain.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that any memorials be directed to Hornbeak Church of Christ, P.O. Box 97, Hornbeak, TN 38232.


J.L. Vaughn Jr., 75, of Dyersburg died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 at his residence.

He was a retired police officer for Dyersburg Police Department after 38 years, owner/operator of Vaughn Tree Service, member of Three Oaks Baptist Church, Master Mason for 50 years, member of Hess Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police, fast pitch softball coach for over 50 years and an avid sportsman.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Phipps and the Rev. Paul Hogue officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors at 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Smith Vaughn of Dyersburg; two daughters, Linda Vaughn McCreary of Troy and Laura Hale of Obion; a son, Russ Vaughn of Dyersburg; three sisters, Frances Lilley of Halls, Marie Harden of Dyersburg and Mackie Slayton of Crockett Mills; three brothers, Bobby Vaughn of Gates, Danny Vaughn of Maury City and Charles Vaughn of Dyersburg; five grandchildren, Kelsey McCreary, Jacob Hale, Mikey Hale, Brad Vaughn and Lauren Vaughn; and three great-grandchildren, Elana Hale, Hunter Hale and Ryder Hale.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Catina Vaughn; his parents, Joseph Lyle Vaughn and Ollie Hammond Vaughn.

Pallbearers will be Corey Mealer, Jacob Hale, Mikey Hale, Buck Vaughn, Warren Vaughn and Brian Vaughn. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Williard, Jeff Harden, Donnie Harden and Kelsey McCreary.


Peggy Davis Shipman, 75, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

She was a retired employee of Dyersburg State Community College, a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and The Sewing Circle.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Jack Rogers officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Columbarium.

Survivors include a daughter, Ann Shipman Hearron and husband, Sandy, of Ridgeland, Miss.; two sons, Hank Shipman and wife, Michelle, of Santa Maria, Calif. and Thomas Hunt Shipman and wife, Alison, of Falls Church, Va.; two brothers, Eddie Davis and wife, Dudley, of Dyersburg and Jack Davis of Harlingen, Texas; and eight grandchildren, Rob Watson, Meghan Shipman, Stuart Watson, Nelson Shipman, Ann Shipman, Brandon Shipman, Thomas Shipman and Margaret Shipman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Franklin Davis Jr. and Hazel Joslin Davis.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Matthew 25:40, Donations & Memorials, 430 W. Court St., Dyersburg, TN 38024.