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Obituaries for Nov. 28, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Betty Pleasant, of New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Dyersburg, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008 at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey, Fla.

She was a homemaker and a member of West Dyersburg Church of Christ.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Crawford and Bro. Jim Chamblee officiating. Entombment will be in Highland Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Jackson.

The family will receive visitors at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Survivors include a daughter, Aloma Fink of New Port Richey, Fla.; four sons, Rudy Pleasant of LaGrange, Ill., Avery Joe Pleasant of Carol stream, Ill., Dennis H. Pleasant of Bartlett, Ill. and Marco David Pleasant of Mesa, Ariz.; three sisters, Zelma Dickerson of Jackson, Jean Sorrell of Milan and Beverly Buccieri of Darien, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe H. Pleasant; and her parents, Walter and Elsie Richardson.

Pallbearers will be Rudy Pleasant, Avery Joe Pleasant, Dennis H. Pleasant, Marco David Pleasant, Brad McIntire, Alan Fink, A.J. Pleasant and Dennis Pleasant. Honorary pallbearer will be Mark Fink.


Roxie M. Simmons, 76, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 at Oakwood Community Living Center.

She was a member of Phillips Street Church of God.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Turner officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors at 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Ann Armstrong of Dyersburg and Marie Davis of Arbyrd, Mo.; two sons, Elmer Wilson Jr. of Arbyrd, Mo. and Tommy W. Wilson of Dyersburg; three brothers, Wayne Mitchell, Arby Mitchell and Jerry Mitchell, all of Dyersburg; nine grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence Gene Simmons and Elmer Theodore Wilson; her parents, Clifford and Lena May Burpo Mitchell; and a sister, Maggie Lou Staggs.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Bryan Sandefur, Elmer Wilson Jr., Tommy W. Wilson, Tim Roberts, Jason Roberts and Dale Roberts.