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Obituaries for Nov. 14, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

J.W. "Scrub" Davis, 86, of Dyersburg, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007 at his residence.

He was a retired signal maintainer for Illinois Central Railroad, a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the Keenagers Group, Ashburn Sunday School Class, Dyersburg Moose Lodge, Brotherhood of Railway Signalmen, a Navy veteran of World War II, a avid coon hunter and member of Coon Hunters Association and was know as the goat man.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Larry Blakeburn officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors at 4-6 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home and at noon Thursday the church.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Elza Marie Cummings Davis; a daughter, Dena Davis of Dyersburg; a son, John William "Buddy" Davis II of Memphis; two grandchildren, Hollie McAfee of Hernando, Miss. and Kristi Greer of Dyersburg; three great-grandchildren, Jacob and Logan McAfee and Anna Grace Greer; and special friends, Kim Fowler, Terry and Michelle Piskorski and family and Mike and Danita Dobis and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Hallie B. Davis; and a brother, James E. Davis.

Pallbearers will be Terry Piskorski, Mike Dobis, Tim Castellaw, Neil Henry, Gary Brainerd, Larry Voss, Danny Fowlkes and Bill Stafford. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Parnell, Pete Boatright, James Brinkley, Joe Woodruff, Bill Boucher, George Younger, Joe Wood, Dusty Smith, Gordon Howe, Tommy Anderson, Milton Parnell and Jere Powell.


Clark Earl Gable, 63, of Ripley, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 at his residence.

He was a retired employee of West Tennessee State Prison.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Browner Gable; three daughters, Mary Murphy, Jessica Harrell and Melissa Davis, all of Ripley; a son, Joshua Lovelady of Ripley; a sister, Betty Foster of Texas; two brothers, Lee Gable of Texas and William Gable of Dyersburg; and six grandchildren.


Donnie L. Staggs, 77, of Bogota, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was a retired employee of Tennessee Tourism Department.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Phipps officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Staggs of Bogota; three daughters, Barbara Hall and husband, Benny, of Bogota, Angie Woods and husband, Max, of Union City and Linda Reedy and husband, Steve, of River Grove, Ill.; two sons, Donald Joe Staggs and wife, Connie, of Chicago, Ill. and Terry Lynn Staggs and wife, Earline, of Hammond, Ind.; a sister, Gracie Wilson and husband, Raymond, of Miston; two brothers, Odie Staggs and wife, Patricia, of Lenox an Clifford Staggs and wife, Florence, of Hayti, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Pamela Curtis, Donald Staggs, Jeremiah Staggs, Josh Staggs, Crystal Staggs, Shawn Staggs, Terry Staggs II and Cassie Staggs; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton Staggs and Julie Staggs James; two sisters, Nora Maude Staggs and Clodie Braddy; and a brother, J.L. Staggs.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Staggs, Billy Braddy, L.B. Leggett, Danny Burress, Rodney Curtis, Dicky Burress, Max Woods and Ivey Hall.