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Obituaries for Jan. 28, 2008

Monday, January 28, 2008

James E. "Gene" Hall, 70, of Trimble, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at his residence.

He was a self-employed carpenter and a U.S. Army veteran.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Larry Frye officiating. Burial will be in Pierce Cemetery in Trimble.

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

Survivors include four daughters, Samantha Coons and Shirley King, both of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Theresa Wade of Davenport, Iowa, and Patricia Walker of Macon, Ga.; two sons, Greg Bernall of St. Louis and Terry Hall; a sister, Katherine Mays of Erin; three brothers, Thomas Hall of Dyersburg, Jerry Lee Hall of Harvester, Mo., and Larry Lee Hall of Fenton, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ida Mae Devasier Hall and Norman Eugene "Pete" Hall; a sister, Ann Davis; and three brothers, Wesley Hall Sr., Billy Joe Hall and Terry Lee Hall.

Pallbearers will be Michael Coons, Dustin Hall, Wesley Hall Jr., Jerry Walker, Jimmy Smith and Russell Hall.


Ruth Evelyn Reasons, 72, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Smith officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens in Dyersburg.

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

Survivors include three daughters, Lorri Willis and husband Johnny of Dyersburg and Beverly Pilkenton and husband Shane and Kim Price and husband Terry, all of Newbern; a son, Randy Reasons and wife Linda of Newbern; two sisters, Christine Hart of Dyersburg and Elsie Bridgewater and husband A.C. of Paris; and eight grandchildren, Emily Deal, Lane Pilkenton, Hunter Pilkenton, Halli Reasons, Trevor Reasons, Logan Price, Alex Price and Periliee Willis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Reasons; and her parents, Odie B. and Nomia Ruth Wilkerson.

Pallbearers will be Lane Pilkenton, Shane Pilkenton, Johnny Willis, Terry Price, Trevor Reasons, Barry Hart, Hunter Pilkenton and Logan Price.