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Obituaries for Jan. 30, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Betty L. Allmon, 72, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 at Martin Healthcare.

She was a retired employee of First Citizens National Bank and a member of Newbern First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Klutts officiating. Burial will be in Yorkville Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors at 6-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Allmon of Dyersburg; a daughter, Reva Harris of Dyersburg; a brother, George G. French of Newbern; and a granddaughter, Holly Owen of Dyersburg.

Pallbearers will be Richard French, Scott French, Darrell Gillion, Pat Owen, David Allen and Jimmy Flowers.


Kenneth Ray Dean, 55, of South Fulton, formerly of Tiptonville, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008 at Parkway Regional Medical Center in Fulton, Ky.

He was a retired employee of Tyson Foods.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today in Antioch Cemetery in Hornbeak with Bro. John Morris officiating. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his former spouse, Maxine Dean of Dresden; his special adopted parents, Norris and Frances Work of Tiptonville; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Clifford and Zora Estelle Lovell Dean.


Virginia Clare Payton Lively, of Tiptonville, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008.

She was a graduate of Tiptonville High School, former Miss Tiptonville, formerly owned Lively's Gift Shop on Reelfoot Lake, former member of Tiptonville Woman's Club and United Methodist Women.

Graveside services will be today in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her son, Larry Lively and wife, Susan; four grandchildren, Chuck Jones of Eureka Springs, Ark., Mike Jones of Memphis, Paul Lively of Nashville and Virginia Grace Lafferty of Memphis; and a great-granddaughter, Mackinsey Rhodes Lafferty of Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferd S. Lively; a daughter, Sandra; her parents, Mick Evan and Una Payton; a sister, Louise Andrews; and a brother, James Payton.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that any memorials be directed to the American Diabetes Association.


Cynthia Viola Patterson, 88, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of Independent Free Holiness Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Evansville Free Holiness Church with Bro. Mac Daniels and Bro. Calvin Smith officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

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

Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Owens and Cathy Wilson, both of Dyersburg; four sons, Frank Inman, Travis Inman and Joseph Anthony Inman, all of Dyersburg and Roy Leon Morris of Ridgely; a sister, Lois Rose of Henderson; 20 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph Franklin Inman and Robert "Bob" Patterson; a daughter, Ellen Jane Shackelford; a son, Larry Dale Inman; her parents, J.K. and Ethel Morris; three sisters, Irene Armstrong, Dot Clark and Hazel Robbins; a brother, Floyd Morris; and a granddaughter, Leslie Renee Inman.