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Obituaries for Aug. 17, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Idell Hicks, 75, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery in Newbern with Bill Boyers officiating.

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

Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Watts and Lillie Weldon, both of Dyersburg.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Etha Warmath; and three brothers, Bobby Hicks, John Hicks and Virgil Hicks.


James Wilbern "Bosco" Mallard, 68, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired employee of the city of Dyersburg, a member of First Assembly of God Church in Newbern, retired from the U.S. Army after 26 years, and worked for Oldberg Manufacturing.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Lyndel Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Rehoboth Cemetery in RoEllen.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Ann Mallard of Dyersburg; a daughter, Mary LuAnn Dombrowski and husband, Terry, of Newbern; a son, William "Bubba" Mallard and wife, Melisa, of Lakeland; three sisters, Shirley Ramey of Trenton, and Kathy Gilliland and Liz Hinson, both of Dyersburg; two brothers, Nathan Mallard of Dyersburg and Ronnie Mallard of Covington; and three grandchildren, Michael Avery, David Matthew Dombrowski and Rebecca Morgan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Jewel Mallard, and a grandchild, Maridath Ann Dombrowski.

Pallbearers will be Richard Ross, Keith Mallard, Randy Crenshaw, Kevin Gilliland, Jarad Mallard, J.T. Montgomery, James Ramey and Chris Ramey.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to First Assembly of God Church in Newbern.


Billy Thurman, 59, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008 at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston.

He was a chief financial officer in real estate and a member of First Baptist Church in Houston.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Pirtle officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors from 3:30-5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include two brothers, Thomas C. Thurman and wife, Kimberly, of Southaven, Miss., and David R. Thurman and wife, Susan, of Manchaca, Texas; two nieces and four nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. "T.C." and Ali Mae Thurman.