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Obituaries for Sept. 26, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Rev. Eart "E.J." Davis Jr., 79, of Southaven, Miss., formerly of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008 at VA Hospital in Memphis.

He was a Church of God minister, a member of Oak Forest Church of God in Southaven, Miss., and an Army veteran.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Northam officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive visitors from 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine B. Davis of Southaven, Miss.; a daughter, Lisa Davis of Southaven, Miss.; and a sister, Dorothy Bottoms of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eart Davis Sr. and Betsy Hays Davis, two sisters and two brothers.


John M. Drane Jr., 95, of Newbern, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was former president of Security Bank, lifetime member of Newbern First United Methodist Church where he had served in every lay capacity, a Mason, former member of Newbern Rotary Club and Newbern Planning Commission and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Dr. Richard Carruth officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

The family will receive visitors at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Martha E. Drane of Newbern; a daughter, Cynthia D. Keller and husband, Dr. L.B. Keller of Osceola, Ark.; and a sister, Rebecca Westmoreland.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John M. Drane Sr. and Lillie Wilson Drane; a sister, Laura Smitheal; and a brother, Sam Drane.

Pallbearers will be David Allen, Ben Allen, Olen Parker, Gerald Tidwell, James Hicks, Steve Moore, James Wilkerson and John Wakefield. Honorary pallbearers will be officers, directors and employees of Security Bank and members of the Men's Sunday School Class of Newbern First United Methodist Church.


John Leslie "Bud" Moore, 88, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 at Bridge at Ridgely Nursing Center.

He was a retired employee of Tucker Tire Company and Dyersburg Coca-Cola Company.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Boston officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

The family will receive visitors at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Survivors include two daughters, Annelle Moore of Dyersburg and Leslie Moore of Newbern; and a brother, Jimmy Moore of Memphis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Moore; and his parents, John Perry Moore and Mable Kennedy Moore.

Pallbearers will be Jere Tucker, Keith Tucker, Junior Tucker, Jerry Scrape, Jere Pierce and John Moore.