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Obituaries for June 11, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Celia Hazel Flowers, 96, of Tiptonville, died Monday, June 9, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of Ridgely Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Ridgely chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Dana Watford officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

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

Survivors include a son, Jack Flowers of Ridgely; a sister, Stella Pohl of Muskegon, Mich.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold "Red" Flowers; a son, Floyd Ezell Flowers; her parents, Alfred and Nancy Lawrence; three sisters, Louise Mathews, Jessie Peirce and Oma Snow; and five brothers, Thomas Lawrence, George Lawrence, Alonza Lawrence, Obe Lawrence and Clyde Lawrence.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Childress, Larry Paschall, Kent Patterson, Trent Patterson, Sammy Price and James Tolar. Honorary pallbearers will be Tolar Flowers, Eugene Flowers, Mike Flowers, Mayme Wakefield, Joe Marvin Jr., Carol Burns, Linda McClain, Sue Pope and Carolyn Carr.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Ridgely Church of Christ or to the charity of the donor's choice.


Bertie Dement Newsom, 82, of Richardson, Texas, died Monday, June 9, 2008.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Richardson, Texas.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Milton Newsom; a daughter, Susan Martin and husband, Elby; three sons, Sonny Newsom and wife, Vickie, Mike Newsom and wife, Marty and Kelly Newsome and wife, Becky; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the First United Methodist Church in Richardson, Texas or the First United Methodist Church in Newbern.


Laverne B. VanEaton, 89, of Newbern, died Monday, June 9, 2008 at Christian Care Center in Johnson City.

She was school teacher for over 45 years, retiring in 1985, a member of Main Street Church of Christ, served on the PTA Advisory Board, inducted into the DCHS Hall of Fame, chairman of the City of Newbern Beautification Committee, an avid supporter of DCHS Girls Basketball Teams and loved to travel and had visited all 50 states.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Bro. Sean Sullivan and Bro. Parks Thurmon officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

The family will receive visitors at 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Survivors include two sons, Ron VanEaton and wife, Joan, of Johnson City and Kent VanEaton and wife, Paula, of Katy, Texas; a brother, Billy Burch of Dickson; four grandchildren, Van Carter VanEaton and wife, Shannon, Lee Michael VanEaton and wife, Jessica, all of Johnson City, Jeff Holland and wife, Marie, of Katy, Texas and Crystal Ruditsky and husband, Bryan, of Hanford, Calif.; four great-grandchildren, Nicholas VanEaton and Natalie VanEaton, both of Johnson City, Damien Holland of Katy, Texas and Ashley Ruditsky of Hansford, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd VanEaton; her parents, Jack and Bertha Lyons Burch; a sister, Mary Lou Ballard; and a brother, Jackie Boy Burch.

Pallbearers will be Van Carter VanEaton, Lee Michael VanEaton, Jeff Holland, Frankie Carter, Mickey Burch and Jerry Ballard.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Dyer County High School Athletic Department, c/o DCHS, 1000 West Main, Newbern, TN 38059.