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Obituaries for Aug. 28, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

Billie Gene "Bill" Pruitt, 76, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008 at his residence.

He was a retired employee of Colonial Rubber Works and a member of Parr Avenue Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Owen and Bro. Parks Thurman officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Lavenia Pruitt of Dyersburg; two daughters, Gina Smith and husband, Joel, and Tina Via and husband, Mike, all of Dyersburg; a son, Stacy Pruitt of Dyersburg; a sister, Eloise George of Dyersburg; five grandchildren, Eric Brooks of Memphis, Shellye Pruitt and Ricky Wayne Brooks, both of Dyersburg, Whitney Brooks of Nashville and Clint Bane and wife, Brenda, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two great-grandchildren, Olivia Barker and Clara Brooks, both of Obion.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Sadie Asbridge Pruitt; three sisters, Hazel Long, Johnnie Bell King and Maydell Brooks; and a brother, Joe Pruitt.

Pallbearers will be Eric Brooks, Ricky Wayne Brooks, Clint Bane, Randall Lambert, Mike Via and Ricky Brooks.


Lucille Davidson Rawn, 93, of Grand Saline, Texas, formerly of Dyersburg, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008 at Country Trails Care Center in Grand Saline.

She was employed for 30 years for the Social Security Administration and later was a loan processor for the Department of Agriculture, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dyersburg.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Fairview Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The widow of James Ashley and John Rawn, survivors include a stepdaughter, Debbie Rawn of Bristol; two nieces, Betty Gage of Italy, Texas and Caroline Caddenhead of Dekalb, Texas; and two nephews, Cecil Junkersfeld of Italy, Texas and Gene Junkersfeld and wife, Donna, of Wills Point, Texas.