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Obituaries for April 27, 2008

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Woodrow Box, 75, of Dyersburg, formerly of Haines City, Fla., died Saturday, April 26, 2008 at Wesley Care Center in Dyersburg.

He was a heavy-equipment operator and a member of Lake Hamilton Free Will Baptist Church in Haines City, Fla.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

Survivors include three daughters, Shearon Miller of RoEllen, Reba Petty of Flippen, Ark., and Wanda Smith and husband, Don, of Dyersburg; a son, Walter Leslie "Peanut" Box of Newbern; a sister, Lois Lee of Dyersburg; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Lawson Box; his parents, Walt and Brie Smith Box; seven sisters, Mattie Permenter, Odessa Anderson, Ozell Landers, Eunice Forsythe, Elsie Kelly, Ruby Lee and Doris Burkett; and two brothers, Walt Box and Ollie Smith.

James Walker "Jim" Fuller, MD, 63, of Inverness, Fla., formerly of Dyersburg, died April 23, 2008 at his residence.

He was a physician with Inverness Surgical Associates. Dr. Fuller received his B.S. degree from The University of Tennessee (Martin), his master's degree in medical management from Tulane University, and M.D. Degree from University of Tennessee (Memphis). His residency was served at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Fla. Dr. Fuller was licensed to practice medicine in Georgia, Tennessee and Florida. He served on staff of several hospitals including Houston County Hospital in Warner Robins, Ga.; Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness (former chief of staff); Seven Rivers Hospital of Crystal River; Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. (associate director); and Humboldt General Hospital in Humboldt. Dr. Fuller was also the former rehabilitation director for Cypress Cove and Life Care Nursing Homes and served as surgical consultant for wound care and hyperbaric medicine at the Inverness O2 and Wound Care Center. His certifications include the American Board of Surgery (certified and recertified); The American Board of Preventive Medicine; National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology; and a Certified Medical Director. Past and present memberships include serving on the Board of Directors of Citrus Memorial Hospital, Citizen's First National Bank and First Florida Banks, American Cancer Society, Founding Board Member of Hospice of Citrus Co., Administrative and Financial Board of First United Methodist Church of Inverness. Dr. Fuller also donated his time for the Kairos Prison Ministry at Sumter Correctional Institute and coordinated medical and dental care for the Hunger and Homeless Coalition of Citrus Co. One of his most cherished honors was being selected as the Citrus County Family of The Year in 1988 along with his wife, Suzanne. Dr. Fuller served our country in the U.S. Air Force where he was chief of surgical services at the Robins A.F.B. Hospital.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held Monday, April 23 at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. Kip Younger, Very Rt. Rev. Dr. Edward A. Weiss, OSB-APC, and Chaplain John Panzetta officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Hospice of Citrus Co., P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Suzanne Hotaling Fuller; a daughter, Dana Fuller Drake and husband, William, of Kissimmee, Fla.; a son, Kevin Walker Fuller and wife, Virginia, of Atlanta, Ga.; a grandson, Ryley Walker Fuller; and an uncle, James E. Lockhart of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, the late David Walker and Mary Frances (Lockhart) Fuller.