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Obituaries for June 13, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

Joseph Arcera, 83, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at his residence.

He was retired as a truck driver for Gordon Truck Lines, a member of Springhill Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Springhill Baptist Church with the Rev. James Branscum officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home and from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Cook Arcera of Dyersburg; two daughters, Tommie Louise Grubbs of Madisonville and Loretta Hruska of Willow Brook, Ill.; a son, Jimmy Hayes of Monticello, Ind.; two sisters, Mildred Cottone of Stonepark, Ill., and Marie Maggio of Des Plaines, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Lucia Arcera; and two brothers, Rocco Arcera and Henry Arcera.

Pallbearers will be Steve Clayton, Roger Carroll, Milton Weatherford, Keith Anderson, Thomas Mullins and Mark Maupin. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Furrow and Roger Cook.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Springhill Baptist Church.


Lizzie Adams of Tigrett died Monday, June 9, 2008 at Crockett County Nursing Home.

She was a homemaker and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Friendship.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at H.H. Hudson Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Hicks officiating. Burial will be in Allen Chapel Cemetery in Tigrett.

The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. today at Hopewell Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, William Westly Adams and William Lee Adams, both of Minneapolis, Minn.

She was preceded in death by a daughter and a son.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Adams, Lamont Adams, Keith Hendrix, William Pullum, Rodney Vaughn and Steve Bonds.


Eva Nell Campbell, 82, of Newbern, died Thursday, June 12, 2008 at her residence.

She was a homemaker.

A private service will be held at a later date.

The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. today at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, Austin Dee Campbell Sr. of Newbern; a daughter, Pamela Andrews and husband, Charles, of Alamo; a son, Austin Dee Campbell Jr. and wife, Arlene, of Newbern; a brother, Duward Jones; six grandchildren, Jenny McMachin and husband, Scott, of Fulton, Miss., David Nicholson and Lynn Stanfill and husband, Mark, all of Alamo, Robin Broach and husband, Drew, of New Orleans, La., Kim Myers and husband, Randy, of Brentwood, and Mike Peters and wife, Jennifer, of Hernando, Miss.; and eight great-grandchildren, Matthew McMachin and Megan McMachin, both of Fulton, Miss., Madison Williams and MaeKayla Stanfill, both of Alamo, Flannery Broach of New Orleans, La., Emma Peters of Dothan, Ala., Tess Myers of Brentwood and Abby Peters of Hernando, Miss.

She was preceded in death by a son, Neal Campbell; her parents, Samuel Brice Jones and Elzie Florence Berry Jones; two sisters, Alena Jones Cates and Florence Jones Josleyn; and three brothers, Hershal Jones, J.D. Jones and Thomas Jones.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Attn: Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 403 7th Ave.


J.W. Green, 96, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at Maple Ridge Assisted Living Center.

He was a retired CEO and president of the Bank of Elbridge, elder and member of Cloverdale Church of Christ, original organizer and a past president of Elbridge Water Association, instrumental in implementing TVA Electric Service for the ninth district of Obion County, past president and director of Obion County Department of Human Services, former director of Tennessee Banker's Association and past president and one of the original officers of the Ken-Tenn Bank Administration Institute.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Laddie Owens, Bro. Rick Crawford and Bro. Jim Chamblee officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery in Elbridge.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan Owens and husband, Laddie, of Dyersburg; three grandchildren, Kathy Tidwell and husband, Rickie, Kevin Owens and wife, Lisa, and Christy Moore and husband, Rob, all of Dyersburg; three great-grandchildren, Victoria Seaton, Landon Moore and Logan Moore, all of Dyersburg; and a great-great-grandchild, Jordan Williamson of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewel Mitchell Green; a son, Bobby Dan Green; and his parents, Robert Lee and Lula Green.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Owens, Rob Moore, Landon Moore, Rickie Tidwell, Logan Moore, Bill Ables and John Kaplan.

Honorary pallbearers will be fellow residents of Maple Ridge Manor, which are James Lockhart, Dick Lane, Roy Lingenfelter, Murray Kemp, Bob Williams and Bill Gaither.


Percy Miller Whitby, 87, of Friendship, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at Bells Nursing Home.

He was a farmer, ginner and a member of Friendship Emmanuel Church.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Dean officiating. Burial will be in Bellevernon Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include four daughters, Joan Dean of Bourbonnais, Ill., and Elaine Smallwood, Amanda Smallwood and Priscilla Ward, all of Friendship; a son, Mitchell Whitby of Jackson; a sister, Juanita Bradley of Nashville; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Martha Jones Whitby; his parents, William Edward Whitby and Laura Alice Strange Whitby; three sisters, Alavern King, Blondell Castellaw and Lillian Rogers; and two brothers, J.W. Whitby and Willie D. Whitby.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.