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Obituaries for Feb. 21, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dorothy N. Bell, 75, of Yorkville, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

She was a homemaker and a former employee of Yorkville School cafeteria and a member of West Side Baptist Church and the Eastern Star.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. James Combs officiating. Burial will be in Yorkville Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Eddie Bell and wife, Shirley, of Rutherford and Tommy Bell and wife, Brenda, of Paris; four grandchildren, Richard Bell, Tracy Autry, Natalie Hewitt and Melissa Harvey; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. "Buddy" Bell; her parents, Oby and Paris Redding Newsome; a sister, Elizabeth Smith; a granddaughter, Emily Elizabeth Bell; and a great-granddaughter, Alissa Harvey.

Pallbearers will be Embry Harvey, Richard Bell, Mark Hewitt, Kenny Peevyhouse, Larry Hicks and Charles Tosh.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Make A Wish Foundation, 1780 Moriah Wood-Suite #10, Memphis, TN 38117.


Lucille Butler, 91, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 at Wesley at Dyersburg Nursing Center.

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

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Oakley officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

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

Survivors include two sons, Larry Butler of Newbern and John Wiley Butler of Miami, Fla.; a sister, Florence Merryman of Newbern; two brothers, Bill Kelley of Longmont, Colo., and Gene Paul Kelley of Newton, N.C.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh M. Butler; her parents, Will and Ola Bee Kelley; and two brothers, John Raymond Kelley and Joe Thomas Kelley.

Pallbearers will be David Butler, Mike Dobis and Jacob Butler.


Larry Thomas Mitchell, 59, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a Vietnam veteran PV1 and E-1 Grade, receiving two Vietnam Service Medals with two Bronze Stars, a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, two Overseas Bars, and was a Marksman Expert -- M-14 and M-16 rifle.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Grace Presbyterian Church in Dyersburg with the Rev. Al Seward officiating. Burial will be in the Monroe Citizens Community Organization Cemetery in Newbern. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at the church.

Survivors include a daughter, LaShuda Mayo of Atlanta, Ga.; a son, Antony Day of Flit, Mich.; his mother, Pearlie Mae Lyte Mitchell of Dyersburg; a sister, Angelyn Mitchell of Dyersburg; and a grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father, Troy Mitchell, and a brother, Bobby Troy Mitchell.