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Obituaries for May 1, 2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Joel Blevins Sr., 87, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was a retired owner of Blevins Bail Bonding Company, a member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church and Men Empowering Men, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, receiving the European-African-Middle Easter Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and a War II Victory Medal.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. W.L. McCadney officiating. Burial will be in West Tennessee Veteran's Cemetery in Memphis. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 6-8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Sharp Mitchell of Dyersburg; a son, Gefferey Blevins of Dyersburg; two sisters, Ruth Cook of San Deigo, Calif. and Lenna Jones of Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Ernest Blevins and Hosea Blevins, both of Chicago, Ill. and Samuel Blevins of San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be Men Empowering Men.

Condolences may be sent to www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net


Jerry Lynn Green, 63, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., formerly of Friendship, died Sunday, April 27, 2008.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Friendship United Methodist Church as well as a Celebration of Life Gathering in West Palm Beach.

The family will receive visitors at noon Saturday at the church.

Survivors include a daughter, Jennie Baker and husband, Jerry; five sisters, Donna Wright of Friendship, Barbara Tetleton of Southaven, Miss., Mary Newbill of Dyersburg, Marjorie Harris of Hickory Valley and Ruth Hooper of Halls; two brothers, Jim Green of Memphis and Bill Green of Minden, La.; and two granddaughters, Savannah Baker and Olivia Baker of Albertsville, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Daniel and Miriam Everett Green; two sisters, Glenda Green and Norman Jean Green; and a brother, Harold Green.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the American Heart Association or to the charity of the donor's choice.


Harry Buster Kenney, 87, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was a retired employee of Dyersburg Fabrics and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Chuck Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Rehoboth Cemetery in RoEllen.

The family will receive visitors 5:30-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include two daughters, Denise Fitzhugh and husband, Bruce, of Cordova and Tonya Arnold and husband, Leo, of Dyersburg; four grandchildren, Scott Fitzhugh, John Fitzhugh, Sammie Arnold, Sarah Arnold Conway and husband, Jarred; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Evelyn Kenney; his parents, Willie B. and Agnes Kenney; and three brothers, Marvin Kenney, Bill Kenney and Buddy Kenney.

Pallbearers will be Scott Fitzhugh, John Fitzhugh, Sammie Arnold, Jarred Conway, Johnny Smith and Randy Harris.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the March of Dimes or the Juvenile Diabetics Association.