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Obituaries for Oct. 29, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

Ronald Davis, 59, of Newbern, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired employee of World Color Press and a member of Second Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Turner officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

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

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Davis of Newbern; three daughters, Joanna Davis of Dyersburg, Jenny Faulkner and husband, David, of Trimble and Cherie Ward and husband, Tim of Yorkville; eight sisters, Ruby Davis of Howellton, Ill., Shirley Gillispie, Carline Akins, Betty Anderson and Doris Brown, all of Scottsdale, Ariz., Kay James of Nashville, Ill., Dorothy Kohler of Alhambia, Ill., and Ruth Burgess of Collinsville, Ill.; two brothers, Coram Davis of Howellton, Ill and Richard Davis of Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren, Jake Sisk, Amanda Sisk, Jessie Ward, Hunter Ward, Jordan Taylor and Peyton Faulkner.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Coram T. and Maude Smith Davis; two brothers, Lloyd Davis and Melvin Davis; and a granddaughter, Ashlyn Shae Sisk.

Pallbearers will be Tim Ward, David Faulkner, Edward Norris, Brad Taylor, Steve Williamson and David Freiget.


Milton "Hut" Hutson, 74, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007 at his residence.

He was a retired employee of Colonial Rubber after 47 years and a member of Sorrell's Chapel Methodist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Dr. John Lowrance officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

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

Survivors include his wife, Betty D. Hutson of Dyersburg; a daughter, Rhonda Sue Whitman and husband, Hugh, of Dyersburg; a son, Michael Edward Hutson and wife, Shelly, of Dyersburg; two sisters, Judy Wallace and husband, Bud, and Joy Goodwin and husband, Bobby, all of Dyersburg; a brother, Raymond L. Hutson and wife, Frances, of Dyersburg; and three grandchildren, Michael Patrick Whitman, Zachary Michael Hutson and Katelyn Michelle Hutson.

Pallbearers will be Terry Elkins, Roger Rice, Kenneth Neal, Buddy Griffin, George Rice and Larry Riggs. Honorary pallbearers will be Jere Powell, Bob Klutts, Dillard McGuary and Bill Garner.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the Community Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 1002, Dyersburg, TN 38024.


Bessie Lee Parnell, 82, of Tiptonville, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

She was a retired teacher for the Lake County School System, a member of Tiptonville Church of Christ and the Eastern Star, she was a pianist and was a residential property manager.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Tiptonville Church of Christ with Don Reel officiating. Burial will be in Lake Memorial Gardens. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

The widow of Charles Edward Parnell, survivors include a daughter, Karon Lee Parnell Griffin of Tiptonville; a son, Charles Gilbert Parnell of Tiptonville; a brother, Vernice Hatley of Ridgely; and three grandchildren, Leah Christine Beal, Rebecca Lynn Parnell and Jordan Edward Parnell.

Pallbearers will be Jamey Beal, Jeff Hudson, Cyler Hudson, J.C. Williams, Joe Mark Hatley, Jacob Lynch and Gerald Parnell. Honorary pallbearer will be Grady Marvin.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the American Kidney Foundation or Margaret Newton Scholarship Fund.