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Obituaries for Oct. 6, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Pearlie Mae Banks, 86, of Jackson, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Services were Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson with the Rev. James Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson's Barracks Military Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo. today at 10 a.m. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Sterling Banks of London, England; four brothers, Daniel Polk of Waynesville, Mo., James Polk of Queens, N.Y., John Polk and Vernell Polk of Jackson; and a sister, Alemlla Weatherspoon Broyld of Jackson.


Richard "Rick" Dycus, 62, of Murray, Ky., formerly of Dyer County, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky.

He was a member of the Cherry Corner Baptist Church and Murray Lodge No. 105 F&AM.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at York Funeral Home in Murray, Ky. with the Rev. John Denham and Alan Linder officiating. Burial will be in Murray Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive visitors from 4:30-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Ola Mae Roberts Dycus; two sons, Alan Linder and wife, Vergie, of Newberry, S.C., and Charles Linder and wife, Kathy, of Bushnall, Fla.; a brother, Sam Dycus and wife, Toni, of Buchanan; four grandchildren; two nephews, Nick Dycus and wife, Sabrina, of Gray, and Steve Dycus and wife, Melissa, of Dyersburg; a niece, Jessica Killen and husband, John, of Camden; a brother-in-law, George Roberts and wife, Brenda, of Murray, Ky.; and five sisters-in-law, Betty Roberts, Ruby VanDyke and husband, Ted, and Virginia Herndon and husband, Larry, all of Murray, Ky., Ruth Dowdy of Cabot, Ark., and Frances Allen and husband, John, of Mundelein, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward E. Dycus and Mable A. Pace Dycus.


Howard Augusta Truett, 78, of Ridgely, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008 at The Bridge at Ridgely.

He was a retired minister, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of Cottonwood Baptist Church, a volunteer chaplain for 15 years at Northwest Correctional Facility where he received the Tennessee Volunteer of the Year Award in 1974, and was former pastor of Mooring Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ridgely Chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Pat Murdock officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

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

Survivors include a son, Howard "Bembo" Truett and wife, Linda, of Obion; four grandchildren, Brandi Murdock, Kayla Truett and Erica Thetford, all of Union City, and Elizabeth Sellers of Obion; and two great-grandchildren, Hayley Murdock and Emma Murdock.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Stover, Jamie Thetford, Paul Truett, Frank Murdock and Tim Adams. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Pierce, Bonnie Johnson and Bobby Jones.