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Obituaries for Jan. 18, 2008

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Jeffery Allen Anderson, 18, of Westmont, Ill, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at the University of Chicago Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Modell Funeral Home. Burial was in Clarendon Hills Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Rickie Anderson of Downers Grove, Ill. and Tony Anderson of Westmont, Ill.; four sisters, Jessica Bryar, Rhonda Brooks and husband, Bob, Jennifer Howell and husband, Michael, and Tracy Krug and husband, Edward; a brother, Dennis Bryar; and his grandparents, Wayne and Barbara Anderson of Dyersburg and Rachael Wright of Alamo.


Fairy Jean Bane, 79, of Finley, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of Cornerstone Church of God.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. Lynn Drumwright and the Rev. Calvin Smith officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband, Edward Bane of Finley; three sons, Wayne Bane and Lanny Bane, both of Finley and Tommy Bane of Dyersburg; five grandchildren, Melissa M. Bane, Amy Dawn Bane, Bradley Bane, Lanny Bane Jr. and Whitney Bane; and two great-grandchildren, Colton Bane and David Tyler Hendricks.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Jean Bane; her parents, Lexie and Vicy Reagor; a sister, Maxine Fortner; three brothers, Amie T. Reagor, Hollis Reagor and Charlie Reagor; and a granddaughter, Lauren Bane.

Pallbearers will be Lanny Bane Jr., Don Smith Jr., Neal Lewis, Jim Hester, Spencer Myers and Coby Kimbrell. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Don Bane and Ray Reagor.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Cornerstone Church of God, 804 Lake Road, Dyersburg, TN 38024.


Larry Wayne St. John, 71, of McDonough, Ga., died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008.

He served in the U.S. Army as a career military officer receiving a purple heart in Vietnam. He was an instructor of Logistics for the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive visitors at 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough, Ga.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Joan St. John of McDonough, Ga.; two sons, Robert St. John and wife, Marsha, of Cleveland and Philip St. John and wife, Diane, of Jenkinsburg, Ga.; two sisters, Sandra Anderson and Sherry Presswood, both of Dyersburg; seven grandchildren, Joseph St. John, Christie Biffle, Kara St. John, Travis St. John, Ashley Kocher, Amber Williams and Raven St. John; and two great-grandchildren, Connor and Anslee Biffle.


Margaret Marie Jones, 77, of Obion, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 at Oakwood Community Living Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of Aldridge Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Fields officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery in Elbridge.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Pritchett and Debbie Roberts, both of Obion; two sons, Danny Jones and Gary Jones, both of Obion; her mother, Pauline Smith of Dyersburg; a sister, Barbara Pledge of Dyersburg; two brothers, L.B. Smith of Obion and Bobby Smith of Ridgely; three grandchildren, Michele Wilson, Jason Roberts and Christy Berry; two step-grandchildren, Cindee Brandenburg and Chad Richards; two great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Lee Jones; a daughter, Sandra Richards; her father, Lester Smith; and a brother, Dennis Smith.

Pallbearers will be Brad Berry, David Brandenburg, Chad Richards, Jason Roberts, Roger Roberts and Jamie Pritchett.


Alvie "Bud" Alonzo Ring, 71, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today in the chapel of Lucas Funeral Home.

He was a retired air traffic controller after 28 years and a veteran of the Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Ring; children, Alvie Lee Ring, Anita Lynn Blakley and Alisa Leann Tatum; grandchildren, Nickki, Tawnie, Krista and Michael; great-granddaughter, Meygan Maree; stepchildren, Pamella, Hoss, Bo, Bobby, Johnny, Mark and Kathy; 16 step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren, Jordan and Tatum; brothers, Billy and Jimmy; and sister, Lois Sue.


Basil L. West, 93, of Standish, Mich., died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 at his residence.

He was a retired master carpenter, a member of the American Legion Post in Standish, Mich., built several Dyersburg churches, was a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church and a World War II Army veteran.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg with chaplain Rex Hought officiating.

The family will receive visitors at 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at Curry Funeral Home.

Survivors include a daughter, Tonya Rezler of Standish, Mich.; two sons, Basil W. West of Westville, Ind. and Larry G. West of Standish, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two wives, Georgia B. West and Virginia L. West; two daughters, Patricia West Jefferies and Gwendolyn McKissack West; two sons, Basil Brazil West and Scotty West; his parents, Quint and Blanche Phillips West; five sisters; and two brothers.

Pallbearers will be Larry West, Jason West, Bill Jeffries, Jim McKissack, Darren Donahoe and Steve Rezler.