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Obituaries for Nov. 23, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Jo Ann Garrison, 55, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker and attended Miston Baptist Church.

Services were Saturday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Carmen Dennison officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

Survivors include a daughter, Christina Langston of Dyersburg; a son, Michael Orman of Dyersburg; two sisters, Brenda Beasley of Newbern and Gail Cook of Dyersburg; two brothers, Jerry Whittle and Jimmy Whittle, both of Dyersburg; and two grandchildren, Josh Langston and Heather Langston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Danny Garrison; a daughter, Holly Orman; her parents, Homer Watson Whittle and Mildred Irene Criswell Whittle; a brother, Bruce Whittle; and two grandchildren, Justin Langston and Alyssa Langston.

Pallbearers will be Paul Cook, Gary Beasley, Danny Fowlkes, Blake Brewer, Chase Riley and Eric Kates.


Clara Nell Lane, 93, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was retired as a bookkeeper for Dabney Furniture Co. after 33 years and a member of West Dyersburg Church of Christ.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Bro. Glen Burse and Bro. Jim Chamblee officiating. Burial will be in RoEllen Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Dick Lane of Dyersburg; a sister, Sarah Ruth Moore of Dyersburg; several nieces and nephews, including Shelly Wellington and husband, Steve, of Dyersburg; and several great-nieces and great-nephews, including Walker Wellington and wife, Liz, of Louisville, Ky., and Lane Wellington of Dyersburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, C.A. and Hattie Rambo; four sisters, Oneita Walker, Beniva Evans, Geneva Ray and Mable Prichard; and three brothers, Charles Edward Rambo, Vernon Rambo and Virgil Rambo.

Pallbearers will be Bill Ables, Rick Crawford, Tony Dement, Page Hart, Chuck Walden and Laddie Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be John Noe, Jimmy Johnson, Walt Mestan, O'Neal Parker and Jeff Austin.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Nell R. Lane Irrevocable Charitable Trust, West Dyersburg Church of Christ, 820 Highway 51 Bypass, Dyersburg, TN 38024.


Hugh L. Maness, 79, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was an insurance salesman and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Curry Funeral Home with Bro. James Combs officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

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

Survivors include three daughters, Debra Bradin of New Jersey, Glynda Smith of Gloversville, N.Y., and Robin Cloar of Dyersburg; three sons, Randy Maness of Millington, Jamey Maness of Knoxville and Barry Maness of Dyersburg; a sister, Sue Wood of Dyersburg; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Abraham Lincoln and Abby Gail Pinkley Maness; two sisters, Virgie Tolley and Pauline Carrington; and two brothers, O'Neal Maness and J. P. Maness.

Pallbearers will be Barry Maness, Randy Maness, Ron Hopkins, Jamey Maness, David Maness and Jeff Bradin.


Davdon Dewayne Prince, infant son of Gerald Don and Crystal Fisher Prince of Ridgely, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services were Saturday at Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. Loren Stephens officiating. Burial was in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely. Curry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

In addition to his parents, survivors include grandparents Jimmy and Danna Fisher of Dyersburg, Johnnie and LaDonna Walters of Collierville, Jerry Don and Bobbie Sue Prince of Ridgely, and Tommy and Betty Prince Hopper of Hornbeak; and great-grandparents Bobby and Carolyn Fisher of Dyersburg, Wayne and Carolyn Vestal of Dyersburg, Dewayne and Pat Rice of Dyersburg, and Mary Frances Prince of Ridgely.

He was preceded in death by great-grandparents Velma Christine "Crickett" Clark, David Prince and Mammie Dycus.

Pallbearers were Jarrod Prince and Jerry Paul Climer. Honorary pallbearers were John Cochran, Edwin Cruz and Braylon Prince.


Nolie Rutkowski, 67, of Dresden, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 at her residence.

She was a homemaker and a member of Dew Drop Independent Baptist Church.

Services were Saturday at the Ridgely Chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Goodman officiating. Burial was in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

Survivors include a daughter, Crystal Burton Brewer of Dresden; a son, Danny Wallace Burton of Dresden; seven sisters, Peggy Smith, Darlene Hollandsworth and Rachel Dial, all of Ridgely, Shirley Hall and Dian Hall, both of Winchester, Yvone Mealer of Brownsville and Earline Blair of Wynnburg; two brothers, Danny Goodman of Ridgely and Jimmy Goodman of Wynnburg; four grandchildren, Danny Burton Jr., Eric Burton, Cassie Brewer and Gage Brewer; two great-grandchildren; and 20 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Rutkowski; her parents, Grover C. and Irene Dick Goodman; a sister, Betty Johnson; and a brother, Elton Goodman.

Pallbearers were Danny Goodman Jr., Keith Goodman, James Dial Jr., Lee Goodman, Anthony Hollingsworth and James Burkett.