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Obituaries for Nov. 5, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Douglas L. Fowler Sr., 89, of Kirby Pines, formerly of Dyersburg, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008.

He was longtime employee of J.M. Collins in Dyersburg, a member of Dyersburg First United Methodist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery and burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg. Family Funeral Care is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Mary Longmire Fowler; a son, Douglas L. Fowler Jr. of Austin, Texas; two stepdaughters, Martha Doyle and Kay Reed; a sister, June Padilla of California; two grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Billy Wayne Greene, 62, of Camden, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holladay Community Church with Bro. Jim Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors at 5-9 p.m. today at Oakdale Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Mabel Greene; a daughter, Jennifer Jordan; a son, Kevin Jordan and wife, Maria; two brothers, Dempsy Greene and wife, Cynthia and Terry Greene and wife, Candy; and three grandchildren, Jessie Jordan, Clayton Jordan and Maizey Jordan.

Bradley Nathan Strain, 39, of Hornbeak, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City.

He was self-employed, worked as a correctional officer at Northwest Correctional Complex for 14 years and was an avid horseman.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tiptonville First Baptist Church with Bro. Steve Carr officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

Survivors include his wife, Shelley Black Strain of Hornbeak; three daughters, Jessica Strain Gardner and Kelly Strain, both of Dyersburg and Brooke Strain of Hornbeak; a son, Bradley Nathan Strain Jr. of Hornbeak; his parents, Nathan and Brenda Strain of Tiptonville; and two sisters, Terri Lynn Griffin of McKenzie and Amanda Hearn of Tiptonville.

Pallbearers will be Chase Griffin, Jeremy Hearn, Brent Griffin, Kelly Tippit, David Ayers, Courtney Gardner and William Butler.

Louise Hensley Walker, 64, of Dyersburg, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was retired as a welder for Heckethorn Manufacturing.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Mac Daniels officiating.

The family will receive visitors at noon Thursday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, Odis Walker of Dyersburg; two stepdaughters, Tracey Wilson and Sandy Thurmond, both of Dyersburg; three sons, James A. Davis of Aurora, Ill., Michael A. Davis of Dyersburg and Scott W. Wyrick of Decatur, Ill.; two grandchildren, Meaganne Davis and Faithe Davis; four step-grandchildren, Amanda Walker, Angela Thurmond, Eric Thurmond and Jared Wilson; and two step-great-grandchildren, Clayton Walker and Kaeli King.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Josephine Hensley.

Pallbearers will be Dan Hays, Chuck Thurmond, Josh Reed, B.J. Wilson, Morris Kirk and Marcus Deason.

Sylvester Ward, 79, of Halls, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Ripley.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Matthew Zion Baptist Church in Halls with the Rev. Tommy Broadnex officiating. Burial will be in Old Chapel Cemetery in Halls.

The family will receive visitors at noon-5 p.m. Friday at Currie's Funeral Home in Henning.

The widower of Willie Jean Ward, survivors include three daughters, Denise Smith and Rhonda Mack, both of Halls and Yvonne Jacox of Gates; two sons, Ronnie Ward and Rod Ward, both of Halls; two sisters, Frankie Henderson and Mildred McAlister, both of St. Louis, Mo.; and three brothers, Robert "Tom" Ward, Ludorce "Red" William and Paul William, all of St. Louis, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.