Obituaries for Jan. 15, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Clarence E. Brown, 71, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 at Jackson Regional Hospital.

He was a retired sergeant First Class for the U.S. Army after 20 years, a member of Fowlkes Baptist Church, former deputy with Dyer County Sheriff's Department, former owner and operator of City Liquors and former commander of Dyersburg VFW.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Buckley officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his wife, Dolores Brown; two sons, Scott Brown of Dyersburg and Steven Brown and wife, Jennifer, of Junction City, Ks.; a sister, Betty Brown Lowery of Munford; two brothers, James Brown of Fountain Valley, Calif. and Talmadge Brown and wife, Sheri, of Hornbeak; and two grandchildren, Cameron Tyler Brown and Amber Nicole Brown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubbard T. Brown and Ruth Gurley Brown.

Pallbearers will be Jim Crews, Tim Wilson, Gabe Davis, Ray Gilliland, David Smith and Johnny Dodson. Honorary pallbearer will be David Quick.

Michael "German Mike" Deich (also known as Gabriel Eric Hamilton), 45, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008

He was employed with Michael Ballard at Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, SD and formerly owned a limousine.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Tucker Street Church with Dr. Robert Miller officiating and Thomas Jastram officiating. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Stefan; his parents, Helmut and Rosemarie Wiechmann Hempel; three sisters, Kathrin Hillmer, Elke Hempel, Annett Hempel; and a brother, Joerg Hempel.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kurt and Anni Lutze Hempel and Heinz and Liselotte Wiechmann.

Winnie H. Hood, 96, of Ridgely, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008 at her residence.

She was a retired teacher and librarian with the Lake County School System, she received her bachelor degree in education from Memphis State and her masters degree from George Peabody College in Nashville, a member of national teacher's sorority Delta Kappa Gamma, a member of Lake County Retired Teachers, served on the library board in Ridgely, a member of Lake County Historical Society, worked with the American Cancer Society and was a life long member of Ridgely Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ridgely chapel of Curry's Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff O'Dell, Bro. Glen Burse, Joe Lavenue and Macie Roberson officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 5-8 p.m. today at Ridgely Chapel of Curry Funeral Home.

Survivors include a sister, Carl Mooney Hays of Ridgely; a brother, Joseph Mooney of Ashland, Wis.; two nieces, La Rue Rankin Wright of Union City and Virginia Money Dial Chappell of Dyersburg; four nephews, Joe Lewis Rankin of Dyersburg, Byron M. Mooney of Union City, Joseph Mabry Mooney of Memphis and David Channing Mooney of Stillwater, Mn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William V. Hood; her parents, Carl Alexander and Maggie Jane Mabry Mooney; three sisters, Louise Mooney Rankin, Virginia Mooney Dial and Elanor Mooney McWhirter; and three brothers, J.P. Mooney, Mabry Mooney, Byron Mooney.

Pallbearers will be Carl A. Hays, John Tucker IV, Byron M. Mooney, Joseph Mabry Money, Lenard York, Scott Price and Paul Leenaarts. Honorary pallbearers will be Todd Barber, Jimmy Butler, Malcolm Chism, James B. Eddlemon, Eugene Flowers, Jack Flowers, Mike Flowers, Terry Howell, Billy Lamb, Bobby Lamb, Joe Lavenue, Leon Lee, Sammy Price, James Roberson, Richard Roberson, Rodney Roberson, Billy Roper, Joe Talley, Wilkes Moore, Donnie Tate, Dr. Douglas Haynes, Brad Keiser, Mack Forrester, Marshal Lee, Denny Johnson, James Tolar, William Bargery, Tony Bargery, Ray Allison, Jody Wright, Kent Patterson, Trent Patterson, Greg Pascahll and Carlton Wright Jr.

The family request that any memorials be directed to Ridgely Church of Christ, 429 Lake Street, Ridgely, TN 38080; or City of Ridgely Library, 132 North Main Street, Ridgely, TN 38080; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942; or American Cancer Society-Lake County Unit, c/o Alisha Cain, 200 Gooch Road, Tiptonville, TN 38079; or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Lavonia Kay Paris, 56, of Tiptonville, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker and had been employed with Channel 2, Health-Mart and Lake County Court House, a 1969 graduate of Lake County High School and was a member of Wynnburg Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Wynnburg Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralphy Buckley officiating. Burial will be in Freemont Cemetery in Union City. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, George H. Paris of Tiptonville; a daughter, Stacey Paris Hollowell of Tiptonville; a son, Chris Paris of Tiptonville; a sister, Claudia Adcock of Tiptonville; two brothers, Rickey Quick of Hornbeak and Ray Quick of Wynnburg; and two grandchildren, Samantha Hollowell and Noah Hollowell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Mary K. Quick.

Pallbearers will be Joe Lee Williams, Bill Jones, Tommy Corum, Alfred Travelstead, Richard Roberson, Roger Shirley and Frankie Joe Smith.