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Obituaries for Nov. 20, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Bernard Bennett, 64, of Newbern, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 at Transitional Care Center in Jackson.

He was a counselor with Northwest Correctional Facility, a U.S. Army veteran, member of TSEA and Co-workers of Tennessee.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Jerry Leach officiating.

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

Survivors include his wife, Dottie Miller Bennett of Newbern; two daughters, Angela Bennett of Southaven, Miss. and Shannon Chatham of Pachuta, Miss.; a son, Denver Bennett of Dyersburg; a stepson, Donald Dickson of Memphis; a sister, Belinda Ott of Meridian, Miss.; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas Bennett and Gertrube Stubbs Bennett.


Virginia Dennison Godwin, 94, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 at her residence.

She was a homemaker and a member of Fowlkes Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Buckley and the Rev. Mike Melton officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

The family will receive visitors at 4:30-7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Beasley and husband, Harold, of Bonicord; a son, Don Godwin and wife, Mary, of Dyersburg; four sisters, Norma Jean Bell and Verna Mae McClure, both of Paducah, Ky., Margaret Fanning of Newbern and Johnnie Ruth Swims of Memphis; a brother, K.W. Dennison of Newbern; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Godwin; a son, Bobby Lynn Godwin; her parents, Earl Dennison and Lola Jackson Dennison; two sisters, Mildred Carman and Estelle Garner; and two brothers, W.F. "Tom" Dennison and Harold Dennison.

Pallbearers will be Larry McDonald, Lynn McDonald, Scott Smith, Rodger Beasley, Jimmy Atchison and Michael McClure.