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Obituaries for Nov. 2, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Thomas Fisk, 60, of Brownsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Antioch Curve Baptist Church in Gates with the Rev. John Payne officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. H.H. Hudson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Lashaunda Fisk of Dyersburg and Vernisha Stuberfield of Mayfield, Ky.; two sons, Tracy Jones of Nashville and Edward Stuberfield of Mayfield, Ky.; four sisters, Melba Hunt and Cathy Wells, both of Dyersburg, and Retta Fisk and Linda Dewalt, both of Gates; and four brothers, Billy Ray Fisk of Dyersburg, Jamie Fisk of Gates, and Rickey Fisk and Larry Joe Fisk, both of Mayfield, Ky.

Thomas Houser, 84, of Jackson, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a graduate of North Carolina State with a B.S. in textiles, worked for Adams-Mills Corporation in High Point, N.C., and City Concrete Co. in Jackson, was a lifelong Methodist serving as a Sunday school leader, Bible teacher, district lay leader and served on several committees and boards, worked with Habitat for Humanity, was former president of the Youth Town board, and was a Gideon.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Jackson with Dr. Paul Clayton, Dr. Walter Mischke and the Rev. Ted Leach officiating. Burial will be in Ridgecrest Cemetery. George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 10 a.m. Monday at the church.

Survivors include two daughters, Jeanne Regenold and husband, Bill, of Piperton, and Fran Houser of Nashville; a son, Philip Houser and wife, Betty, of Austin, Texas; nine grandchildren, Mary Ewing and husband, Tal, Mark, Michael, and Matthew Regenold, Christina, Philip II and wife, Ranelle, John, Taylor and Elizabeth Houser; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Jean Taylor Houser; and his parents, P.T. and Dorothy Hicks Houser.

Pallbearers will be Philip Houser II, John Houser, Taylor Houser, Mark Regenold, Michael Regenold and Matthew Regenold.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to First United Methodist Church or Gideons International.

Kayleigh Grace Smith, infant daughter of Michael and Brandy Bing Smith of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Oct. 30 at Jackson Regional Hospital.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg with Bro. Ray Winstead officiating. Curry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

In addition to her parents, survivors include three brothers, Dylan Shayne Smith, Landon Blake Smith and Nolyn Ryan Smith, all of Dyersburg.