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Obituaries for Dec. 14, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Otis Harrell Bishop, 93, of Springville, formerly of Finley, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 at Volunteer Hospital in Martin.

He was the retired owner of Bishop's Grocery at Buchanan Resort and a Baptist.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Phipps officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Frances Hazlewood of Martin; three sons, Otis Harrell Bishop Jr. and Bobby Wayne Bishop, both of Lemont, Ill., and Terry Allen Bishop of Westchester, Ill.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Winnie Welch Bishop; and his parents, Albert and Vicie Bishop.

Pallbearers will be Greg Hazlewood, Grady D. Welch, Thomas Bishop, Bobby Bishop, Brian Bishop and Brad Bishop.


Rebecca Drane Westmoreland, 91, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 at her residence.

She was the founder and owner of Westmoreland's Apparel of Sarasota, Fla., Martha's Vineyard, Mass., Blowing Rock, N.C., and Naples, Fla., and a member of Newbern First United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg with Dr. Larry Blakeburn officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at Curry Funeral Home.

Survivors include a niece, Rebecca Laine and husband, Craig, of Nashville; a nephew, Green Smitheal and wife, Missy, of Dyersburg; and special caregivers Dorothy Cole and Lori West.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Westmoreland; her parents, John M. and Lillie Wilson Drane; a sister, Laura Lee Drane Smitheal; and two brothers, Sam D. Drane and John M. Drane Jr.

Pallbearers will be Wes Smitheal, David Smitheal, Wilson Laine and Craig Laine.