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Obituaries for Dec. 13, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Rebecca Foster Cook, 90, of Dyersburg, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

She was a retired employee of Colonial Rubber Works and a member of Bogota Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. Carmon Dennison officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

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

Survivors include six children, Dr. Thomas L. Cook and wife, Gerry, of Evansville, Ind, Linda Cook Cocchetto and husband, David, of Chapel Hill, NC, Vlema Cook Estes and husband, Mel of Hendersonville, NC, Paul B. Cook and wife, Gail, of Dyersburg, Roy A. Cook and wife, Millie Bo, and Janice Cook Ernest and husband, Darrell, all of Memphis; a sister, Lucille Davis of Arkansas; two brothers-in-law, Cole Cook and wife, Alma of Dyersburg and J.W. Cook of Jackson; 10 grandchildren, Sandy Bradshaw, Paige Johnson, Tracey Monroe, Jay Paul Cook, Jonathon Cook, Jennifer Trujilo, Rebecca Joanne Cook Forte, Jimmy Butler, Jason Butler, and Jackie Woodard; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Cook; and her parents, John Burns Foster and Maude Wilson Foster.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.

Herbert Junior Dotson, 85, of Ridgely, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 at Reelfoot Manor Nursing Center.

He was a retired employee of the Lake County Highway Department, a Baptist and an Army veteran of World War II.

Graveside services will be at noon today in Lake Memorial Gardens in Tiptonville.

The family will receive visitors at 11-11:45 a.m. today at the Tiptonville chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Jean Bell Dotson; two sisters, Faye Ruth Wilbourn of Huntsville, Ala. and Jane Dotson of Indianapolis, Ind.; three grandchildren, Laura Sue Thomas of Tiptonville, Ginger Dotson of Samburg and Larry Dotson Jr. of Arkansas; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Danny Dotson and Larry Dotson Sr.; his parents, Henry Bud and Essie Nunnery Dotson; three sisters, Alberteen Gray, Maxine Smith and Betty Lamb; and three brothers, J.L. Dotson, Boyd Dotson and Jerry Dotson.

Pallbearers will be Gary Lee, Michael Reeves, Dale Paschall, Patrick McGinn, Mark O'Neal and Lloyd Dunn. Honorary pallbearers will be James Bock, Mike Dotson, Joe Parks, Jerry Lynn Bargery and Sammy Parker.

Kimberly Evans Lee, 39, of Finley, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 at her parents' residence.

She was a computer technician and secretary at Dyersburg Middle School, a member of Three Oaks Baptist Church, a 1987 graduate of Dyersburg High School and a 2006 graduate of Bethel College.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Dyersburg Middle School Gymnasium with the Rev. Bill Phipps and the Rev. Kent Forsythe officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

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

Survivors include her husband, Ben Lee; two daughters, Paige Evans and Lauren Evans, both of Finley; a son, Blake Evans of Finley; her parents, Charles and Barbara Toombs of Dyersburg; and two sisters, Sherry Barnhill and Carolyn Kilzer, both of Dyersburg.

Pallbearers will be Al Guthrie, Tim Strayhorn, Victor Pike, Randy Coffman, Cal Johnson and Mickey Mahon. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Smith, David Lewis and Tyles Davenport.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Dyersburg High School Rebounders Club, c/o Nancy Berardi, 1700 Laura Lane, Dyersburg, TN 38024.