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Obituaries for Nov. 14, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Robert "Bob" Caldwell, 85, of Newbern, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 at his residence.

He was a retired employee of Newbern Implement Co., a decorated Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Trimble American Legion.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Carruth officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Obion.

The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Roberts and husband, Rommie, of Newbern; a grandson, Scott Roberts and wife, Melissa, of Jackson; and a great-grandson, Nolan Thomas Roberts of Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy S. Caldwell; his parents, C.O. and Lettie Caldwell; and two sisters, Roberta Wamble and Vera Wright.

Pallbearers will be Larry Dunaway, Patrick Herndon, Michael Herndon, Sidney Chalker, David Caldwell and Jimmy Winchester. Honorary pallbearers will be Leon Williams, Gerald Tidwell, Bobby Vaughn and Donnie Davidson.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086-0925.


William McKinley Cobb, 100, of Bells, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008.

He was the retired owner of Bells Hardware Co., a former Bells city alderman, past director of the Bank of Crockett, the oldest member of Bells First Baptist Church, where he formerly served as deacon, was a 63-year member of the American Legion and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bells First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Davis officiating. Burial will be in Belleview Cemetery. Brownsville-Bells Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. today and at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Patterson Cobb; a daughter, Joan Cobb Climer and husband, Hinton, of Bells; three sons, Billy Cobb and wife, Pauline, and Roger Cobb, all of Bells, and Danny Cobb and wife, Judy, of Newbern; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Bessie Cobb Dill; and two brothers, Lawrence and Barney Cobb.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Ray Climer, Mike Cobb, Owen Cobb, Dan Cobb, Taylor Cobb and Jack Burgess.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to Bells First Baptist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.


Effie Ilean Holmes, 86, of Jackson, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

She was a homemaker.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg with the Rev. Murray Blurton officiating. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The widow of Ernest D. Homes, survivors include a stepdaughter, Brenda Copeland of Dresden; and two stepsons, Larry E. Holmes of Huron and James Donald Holmes of Jackson.


Myra Marbry, 73, of Rutherford, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 at her residence.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Curry Funeral Home with Dr. Bob Miller officiating. Burial will be in City Cemetery in Rutherford.

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

Survivors include her husband, Sonny Marbry of Rutherford; three daughters, Linda West of Lexington, Gail Calvin of Dyersburg and Debbie Marbry of Rutherford; five sons, Gary Marbry of Florida, Danny Marbry of McKenzie, John Marbry of Garrett, Ky., Johnny Marbry of Trenton and Rusty Marbry of Lexington; a brother, Billy Wayne McKnight of Martin; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Marbry; and her parents, Albert S. and Pauline McKinnon McKnight.

Pallbearers will be Gary Marbry, Larry Marbry, David Calvin, Shane Marbry, Winston Marbry and Jamie Howard. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Howard and Christian Roark.