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Obituaries for Jan. 22, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Coy Thomas Leake, 75, of Ridgely, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

He was a retired videographer and photographer, a member of Ridgely First Baptist Church, a Lake County Road Commissioner, former Ridgely Alderman, former volunteer fireman, retired master barber, former businessman with Mark-Lek Sportswear in Ridgely, founder and newscaster for Lake County Channel 2 TV station, private pilot, member of Bogota Hee-Haw Charity Group.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ridgely First Baptist Church with the Rev. Clayton Mahan and the Rev. Richard Bragg officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 5:30 p.m. today at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Fowler Leake; a daughter, Suzette Marie Leak Simmons of Ridgely; three daughters, Jimmy Thomas Leake and wife, Debbie, of Tiptonville, Jason Joel Leake and wife, Amy, of Newbern and Alan Wayne Leake, and wife, Sandy, of Stone Mountain, Ga.; four sisters, Alma Ruth Wyrick of Chicago, Ill., Grace Casteel and husband, Clyde, Barbara Marving and husband, Billy, and Brenda Crittendon, all of Ridgely; three brothers, Kerry Leake and wife, Joan, of Olive Branch, Miss., Charles Leake and Tony Leake and wife, Wanda, all of Ridgely; 11 grandchildren, Patrick Leake, Kayce Leake, Laura Beth Leake, Jill Simmons, Leanne Simmons, Alli Thrasher, Kady Beth Leake, Bailey Leake, Elisabeth Leake, Emma Leake and Alexander "Alec" Leake; and four great-grandchildren, Bryceton Bunch, Lilly Grace Petty, Robert Hunter Coats and Harley Windsor.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Leake, James Robert Leake, Robert Crittendon, Barry Casteel, Byron Wyrick, Jay Crittendon, Matt Hayes and Jared Hayes.

Flossie Marie Weaver, 71, of Dyersburg, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

She was a retired school bus driver for Dyer County School System, a member of Independent Free Holiness Church, active in Broke People Jail and Prison Ministries and held Saturday night Bible study at Wesley Homes.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Independent Free Holiness church with the Rev. Calvin Smith, the Rev. Tommy Hughes and Bro. Bud McPherson officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

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

Survivors include two sons, Ted Weaver and wife, Donna, of Lenox and Gordon Weaver and wife, Judy, of Finley; two sisters, Violet Van Hooser of RoEllen and Nellie Hibbs of Fulton, Ky.; two brothers, Douglas Howell Sr. of Finley and Chester Howell Sr. of Dyersburg; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Joe Weaver; her parents, A.N. "Pete" Howell and Jessie Margaret "Sis" Howell; and a brother, Jerry Howell.

Pallbearers will be Lloyd Smith, Robert Lynn Hunt, James Townson, Joe Smith, Hayden Kelly, David Townson, Felix Reasons and Timmy Kelly.