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Obituaries for Dec. 16, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Helen Bryant Cobb, 85, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 at The North Mississippi Medical Center in Palmetto, Miss.

She served in ministry with her husband at churches in Adamsville, Tenn., Stuttgart, Ark., and Dyersburg, and was a member of Verona Christian Church in Verona, Miss.

Services were Saturday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Thom Perry and the Rev. Jim Adkins officiating. Burial was in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, the Rev. Joe Cobb of the V.A. Nursing Home in Oxford; a daughter, Karen Frazier and husband, Jim, of Adamsville; two sons, Dennis Cobb of Palmetto, Miss., and Daniel Cobb of Dyersburg; a sister, Blanche Holder of Bay Springs, Miss.; her twin brother, Herbert "Hub" Bryant of Bazoria, Texas; six grandchildren, Terri Bolin of Selmer, Traci Watson of Tupelo, Miss., Sherri Rhodes of Henderson, Lora Mask of Tupelo, Chris Cobb of Dyersburg, and Amanda Mitchell of St. Louis, Mo.; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Eula Kennedy Bryant; and three brothers, Fred, Kelly and Oree Bryant.

Pallbearers were Phillip Pannell, Brett Bolin, Chris Cobb, David Long, Bert Washington and Joe McKinney.

Memorials may be made to Verona Christian Church, PO Box 228, Verona MS 38879.


Virginia Holtshouser, 85, of Ridgely, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2007 at her residence.

She was a homemaker, a member of Keystone Church of God and a volunteer worker at Ridgely Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home-Ridgely Chapel with the Rev. Aubrey Turner officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Ann King and husband, Paul, of Ridgely; seven sons, Frank Herren and wife, Bernadine, of Blytheville, Ark., Bob Herren and wife, Cynthia, of Branson, Mo., Pete Herren and wife, Marina, of Blythe, Calif., Woody Herren and wife, Brenda, of Nashville, Butch Herren and wife, Patsy, of Crescent City, Calif., Sonny Herren and wife, Amanda, of Dyersburg, and Dennis Herren and wife, Heidi, of Portland, Ore.; 40 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Doyle Holtshouser.

Pallbearers will be Dan Soloman, Ray Smith, Butch Woods, Alton Mealer, Roger Turnbo, Charles Deal, Charles Callens, Howard Tippit and Carl Lee Brewer.


Davison Karter Jones, infant son of Derek and Holly Jones, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Greenhill Memorial Gardens in Halls with the Rev. Mac Daniels and the Rev. Jackie Goad officiating. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In addition to his parents, survivors include grandparents Jeff and Kim Hinson of Dyersburg; grandfather J.B. Jones of Dyersburg; grandmother Dinah Jones of Missouri; great-grandparents Mike and Barbara Henson of Dyersburg; and two uncles, Eric Hinson and Denton Jones, both of Dyersburg.


Helen Marguerite Morgan, 77, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2007 at her residence.

She was a former employee of Sylvania of Dyersburg.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include two sons, Dennis Earl Morgan of Jackson and Terry Lewis Morgan of Dyersburg; and four grandchildren, Samantha Rachel Morgan of Fort Smith, Ark., Sierra Dawn Morgan and Zane Lewis Morgan, both of Dyersburg, and Sarah Christin Morgan of Georgetown, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Earl Morgan; two sisters and four brothers.


Jearlyn June Arnold Morgan, 73, of Yorkville, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 at her residence.

She was a lifelong member of Spring Hill Baptist Church and the longtime pianist and a longtime member of the WMU.

Graveside services were held Dec. 14 at Oakland Cemetery in Trenton with the Rev. Mary Virginia Mitchell officiating. Shelton Funeral Home in Trenton was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Charles C. Morgan of Yorkville; two daughters, Jeanie Arnold Leggett and husband, Jerry, of Central and Jennifer June Arnold of Yorkville; a stepson, C. Michael Morgan and wife, Amy, of Dyersburg; a sister, Corinne Harber Wade Holman and husband, Jim, of Trenton; three brothers, Vollie "Jiggs" Harber and wife, Shirley, of Cantonment, Fla., Lossie Harber and wife, Ann, of Cartersville, Ga., and Rayburn Harber and wife, Lanore, of Central.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Arnold; and her parents Vollie Harber and Evie Needham.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.


Geraldine Elizabeth Myers Shauf, 90, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2007 at Dyersburg Manor.

She was a homemaker, a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Women, Lydia Circle, and Lola Summers Sunday school class, a former Sunday school teacher, and a longtime resident of Dyersburg Manor.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Dr. Larry Blakeburn officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery mausoleum. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 4-6 p.m. today at Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Sara Williams and husband, Mark, of Dyersburg; three sons, Mitchell Earl "Pete" Shauf and wife, Susie, and David Cecil Shauf and wife, Edna, all of Gainesville, Texas, and Stephen Myers Shauf and wife, Teresa, of Dyersburg; a sister, Frances Beck of Sun Valley, Calif.; 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. E. Thach Shauf.

Pallbearers will be Mitch Shauf, Chad Shauf, Brad Shauf, Mitchell Shauf, Shawn Stanley, Shannon Stanley, Andy Jayroe, Mickey Mangrum and Jeff Rueff. Honorary pallbearers will be Virginia Baker, Flora Cole, Virginia Edwards, Emma Ruth O'Malley and Peggy Parnell.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Cumberland Presbyterian Church Benevolence Fund.