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Obituaries for July 25, 2008

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Oneida Josephine Pope Barger, 67, of Newbern, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

She was owner of The Ceramic Shop in Newbern, and a member of Newbern First Baptist Church and Newbern Women's Club.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Fairview Cemetery in Newbern with the Rev. Bill Parks, the Rev. Johnny Sapp and the Rev. Terry Evans officiating.

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

Survivors include her husband, Billy W. Barger of Newbern; two daughters, Janice Elaine Evans of Soddy Daisy and Sherry Lynn Yakab of Orange Park, Fla.; a son, Lee Allen Barger of Dyersburg; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Grady Pope and Anna May Belsha Pope; and four brothers, Charles Grady Pope, James Leroy Pope, John Franklin Pope and Lenard Coy Pope.

Pallbearers will be Terry Lee Pope, James Robert Pope, Mark Randall Pope, Michael John Pope, Christopher Bradley Evans and William Cody Barger.


Eddie Sue Smith Dunevant, 90, of Slidell, La., formerly of Newbern, died June 21, 2008 at her brother's residence in Slidell.

She was a former employee of Newbern State Bank and Newbern Sale Barn.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at Newbern Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. George Butler officiating. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters, Helen Phillips and Sarah Phillips of Orange Beach, Ala.; and a brother, Max Smith of Slidell, La.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Dunevant.


Ray Odom, 61, of Newbern, died Thursday, July 24, 2008 at his residence.

He was a maintenance employee of Nordyne, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the VFW.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Meacham Cemetery in Newbern with the Rev. Calvin Smith officiating.

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

Survivors include his wife, Jan Odom of Newbern; a daughter, Angela Funderburk and husband, Royce, of Dyersburg; a son, Chris Odom and wife, Misty, of Newbern; his mother, Bertha Odom Roper of Newbern; two sisters, Edna Childress and Paulette Morrow, both of Newbern; and six grandchildren, Dylan Odom, Madison Funderburk, Savannah Tabor, Mason Funderburk, Lane Odom and Izzie Lane.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Odom.

Pallbearers will be Ray Baker, Richard Dolezal, Steve Crawford, Alan Riley, Shannon Smith, Glen Flatt and Kenny Monteith.


Calvin "Lil Bo" Parrish, 50, of Maury City, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at Jackson General Hospital.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Thompson's Mortuary Chapel in Ripley with the Rev. Booker Joe Nance Jr. officiating. Burial will be at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Ripley.

The family will receive visitors from 2-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include a daughter, Carla Graves of Ripley; a son, Korey Smith of Ripley; his father, James Frank Parrish of Ripley; three sisters, Bridgett Parrish-White of Ripley, Fannie Ann "Shirley" Malone of Maury City, and Frances O'Neil of Memphis; four brothers, Wilbert Louis Parrish and Alfred O'Brian Parrish, both of Gates, Willie Fred Parrish and Christopher Jerome Parrish, both of Ripley; and a grandchild.


Dora Reese, 92, of Dyersburg, formerly of Scituate, Mass., died Monday, July 14, 2008 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Home.

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Dyersburg.

Private services will be held at the Lutheran Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.

Survivors include a daughter, Doreen Feldhouse of Dyersburg; a son, Jules Reese of Severn, Md.; two grandchildren, Joel Reese of California and Doree Justiss of St. Louis, Mo.; and four great-grandchildren, Jrue and Westley Reese and Jaxon and Morgan Justiss.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Julius Reese; and her parents, Ernest and Elizabeth Hoffrage.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Route 51 North, Dyersburg.


Linda Tate, 51, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.

She was a cashier for Country Mart.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at Ross United Methodist Church in Dyersburg. Burial will be in Morrow Cemetery in Henning. Currie's Funeral Home of Henning is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Keisha Banks of Dyersburg; her mother, Dorothy Tate of Newbern; a sister, Dorothy Tate of Brentwood; three brothers, Ray Hamilton of Nashville, Ronald Barbee of Dyersburg and Crawford Barbee of Chicago, Ill.; and two grandchildren.