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Obituaries for June 24, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Clifford A. Hicks, 79, of Dyersburg, died Friday, June 20, 2008 at The Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Barry Greenlee officiating. Burial will in Sorrell Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Reagor of Dyersburg and Marilyn Guivehchi of North Richland Hills, Texas; a son, Michael Hicks of North Richland Hills, Texas; a brother, Carl Hicks of Dyersburg; three stepsisters, Mary Sue Wheeler, Imogene Mann and Lavenia Woodland, all of Dyersburg; and four grandchildren, Derek Guivehchi and Hunter Jones, both of Dyersburg, Sarah Hicks and Patrick Hicks, both of North Richland Hills, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Olla Bell Lovelace Hicks; his father, Mitch Hicks; his stepfather, "Bud" Hurst; and a brother, Bill Hicks.

Pallbearers will be Derek Guivehchi, Hunter Jones, Gary Ray, Mike Ray, Billy Hicks and Jere Robbins.


Ruth Moore Newbill, 90, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, June 22, 2008 at her residence.

She was retired as a teacher and librarian for the Dyer County School System, a member of Finley United Methodist Church and former Sunday school teacher, a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and Alpha Delta Kappa teachers sorority, a former librarian for the Dyersburg/Dyer County Teachers Center, and an avid bridge player.

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Ralph Gunter officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include a daughter, Amanda Newbill Walters and husband, George, of Germantown; a son, Raymond R. Newbill Jr. and wife, Janice, of Covington; a sister, Betty Moore Lewis of Helena, Ark.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond R. Newbill Sr.; her parents, Fred and Martha Massey Moore; a sister, Amanda Dement; and a brother, Dr. Fred Moore Jr.

Pallbearers will be Mel Holland Walters, H. Raymond Walters, Russell Newbill, Robb Newbill, Dr. Roy Dement, Judge Lee Moore, James Dement Jr. and Dr. Fred Moore III.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Finley United Methodist Church or the Professional Development Center, 305 College St., Dyersburg, TN 38024.

Gilbert Weaver

Gilbert Weaver of Dyersburg died Monday, June 23, 2008 at Wesley Care Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.