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Obituaries for July 16, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Nancy Ann Garrison, 63, of Owensboro, Ky., formerly of Finley, died Thursday, June 19, 2008 at Owensboro Medical Health Systems.

She was a homemaker and a teacher's assistant at Longfellow Adult Learning Center in Owensboro for 20 years.

A memorial service will be planned at a later date in Finley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie D. Anderson and Mildred Marie Bishop.

Survivors include her daughter, Tammy Garrison of Bowling Green, Ky.; a son, Jimmie Garrison of Owensboro, Ky.; a sister, Linda Crow of Union City; two grandchildren, a niece and a nephew.

Ellen W. Kaplan, 65, of Dyersburg, died Monday, July 14, 2008 at her residence.

She was an employee of First Citizens National Bank, a member of First United Methodist Church, a volunteer worker for Relay for Life and Dogwood Dash, a member of Dyersburg Cotillion Club, a Girl Scout and Brownie Scout leader, and worked with the Dyer County Fair, MYF and church youth choir.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Chandler and the Rev. Terry Presson officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include two daughters, Lesli Kaplan Bell and husband, Gwen, of Murfreesboro, and Libby King and husband, Larry, of Dyersburg; her father, Steve Wright and wife, Emily, of Dyersburg; a brother, Andy Wright and wife, Deborah, of Dyersburg; five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.

Pallbearers will be Wayde Jackson, Jerry Cantrell, Jeff Agee, Will Bell, Dr. Bobby Cook and George Robertson. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of First Citizens National Bank and Mama K's other kids.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society or First United Methodist Church Youth Fund.

Ada Mae Devasier Scott, 90, of Newbern, died Monday, July 14, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

She was a retired employee of Morris Manufacturing and retired manager of the Office on Aging at Newbern Happy House and a lifetime member of Cool Springs Pentecostal Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. David Carroll officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors at 5-7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include a daughter, Doris Stafford Dyersburg; two granddaughters, Lisa Stafford Seaton of Dyersburg and Sandra Stafford of Fairmont, West Va.; and two great-grandchildren, Julia Leigh Seaton and Joshua Scott Seaton, both of Dyersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Edward Scott; her parents, James Riley Devasier and Polly Annie Lucas Devasier; five sisters, Pearl Devasier Cross, Sarah Devasier Drummond, Mable Devasier Nevil, Gertie Mae Devasier and Ida Mae Devasier; and eight brothers, Allen Devasier, Finis Devasier, Ivan Devasier, John Henry Devasier, Lloyd Devasier, Lexie Devasier, Martin Devasier and Marvin Devasier.

Pallbearers will be Danny Seaton, Cecil Seaton, David Seaton, J.B. White, Benji Seaton and Criswell Cory.

Aaron Lee Ward, 66, of Martin, died Monday, July 14, 2008 at Volunteer Community Hospital.

He was a minister of the Church of God of Prophecy in Dresden.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Murphy Funeral Home in Martin with Bro. Vernon Alexander and Bro. Clayton Mahan officiating. Burial will be East Side Cemetery in Martin.

The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. until service time Friday.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Bell Ward of Martin; two daughters, Karen Lee of Dresden and Aaronda Joyce Ward of Dyersburg; two sons, Mark A. Ward of Louisville and Vance Edward Ward of Huntingdon; six sisters, Brenda Prince of Newbern, Joyce Floyd, Peggy Watson, JoRuth Smith and Dorothy Nell Dean, all of Ridgely, and Barbara Heidel of Wartburg; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tracy Louise Thompson; his parents, Ulis and Lula Lemonds Ward; and a brother, Roy Ward.