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Obituaries for Dec. 28, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Hazel Louise Bane, 75, of Halls, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Halls Funeral Home with Bro. Trent McManus officiating. Burial will be in South Fork Cemetery in Halls.

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

The widow of Raymond Bane, survivors include a daughter, Elisha Chadell Gray of Halls; three sons, Michael Edward "2 ton" Bane and Cary Lee Bane, both of Halls, and Barry Lynn Bane of Cumberland, Md.; a sister, Barbara Fair of Dyersburg; a brother, Troy Fowler of Millsfield; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.


Thelma Carol Covington, 72, of South Fulton, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 at Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton, Ky.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at South Fulton United Methodist Church, where she was a lifelong member, with the Rev. H.B. Fields officiating. Burial will be in Obion County Memorial Gardens. Hornbeak Funeral Chapel of Fulton, Ky. is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 1 p.m. today at the church.

Survivors include a daughter, Debra Greer and husband, Jimmy, of South Fulton; two sons, Jim Covington and wife, Kerri, of South Fulton and Neal Covington and wife, Kelly, of Chattanooga; a sister, Peggy Nace of Jackson; a brother, James Milton Counce Jr. of Dyersburg; six grandchildren, Carmen Barclay, Adam Greer, Reed Covington, Counce Covington, Josiah Covington and Brianna Covington; and a great-grandchild, Caroline Barclay.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Covington; and her parents, James Milton and Ada Belle (Roach) Counce.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to South Fulton United Methodist Church, 205 Orchard Drive, South Fulton, TN 38257.


Donald "Mr. Don" Clark, 68, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a welder and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Hammond, Ind.

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

Survivors include two daughters, Vondell "Voni" Diviney of Dyersburg and Donna L. Ingram and husband, Darnell, of Michigan City, Ind.; a son, Joseph E. Clark of Michigan City, Ind.; his mother, Julia E. Robbins Clark of Dyersburg; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Mae Scott Clark; and his father, Dolphus Elwood Clark.


Teddy Gene Fincher, 58, of Halls, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 in Halls.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Archer's Chapel Methodist Church with Bro. Jim Roper officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Halls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Survivors include two sons, Zack Fincher and Jake Fincher, both of Nashville; and four brothers, Darrell Fincher of Halls, Jimmy Fincher of Dyersburg, Phil Fincher of Bells and Henry Fincher of Alamo.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Wray.


Dennis Wayne Gaskins, 52, of Memphis, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 at The Med in Memphis.

He was a former employee of Buick Motor Division in Flint, Mich., and Griffin & Green Storage Co. in Memphis, he was a Mason, a graduate of Carman Senior High School in Flint, Mich., received a Bachelor of Science degree from Shelby State Community College and was a volunteer for Adapt.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Eric Buress officiating. Burial will be in Rehoboth Cemetery in Newbern.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Gaskins of Memphis; two stepdaughters, Kim Barhum of Petal, Miss., and Karen Craft of Orlando, Fla.; a stepson, Russell Williamson of Memphis; his mother and stepfather, Dessie Holland Gaskins Hammersley and David Hammersley; a sister, Karen Carter and husband, Rodney, of Union City; two brothers, Charles "Chuck" Gaskins of Dyersburg and Greg Gaskins and wife, Brenda, of Newbern; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Gaskins.

Pallbearers will be members of the Dyer County Rescue Squad Color Guard.


Brenda Hendrix, 65, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008 at her residence.

She was a pharmacy technician for Wal-Mart.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Turner officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Hendrix of Dyersburg; a daughter, Lisa Sipes of Dyersburg; five sisters, Teresa LaRose of Ocala, Fla., Barbara Streiler, Patricia Hudson and Linda Long, all of Dyersburg, and Judith Long of Obion; and three grandchildren, Cody Hendrix, Holly Sipes and Jenna Sipes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, J.W. and Velma Bryant; and a brother, Paul Bryant.

Pallbearers will be Gene Hendrix, Cody Hendrix, Jeff Streiler, Dave LaRose, Mike Sanders and Ike Ware.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the Brenda Hendrix Cancer Fund at the Mall Boulevard branch of Security Bank.


Jessie Lee Pruitt, 84, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was co-owner of Johnston & Pruitt Auto Repair, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of the 512th MP Battalion Reunion Association where he served as secretary-treasurer since 1989, he was a church deacon and song leader, and was a member of Fort Hudson Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Welch and the Rev. Don Layman officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Pruitt; two daughters, Debbie Jones and husband, Mark, and Sharon Windle and husband, Ray, all of Dyersburg; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Pruitt; his parents, Otis and Nettie Pruitt; a sister, Ersie Caughron; and a brother, Orville Pruitt.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Burton, Anthony Parham, Billy Martindale, Larry Cook, Jerry Patton and Russell Caughron. Honorary pallbearers will be Doty Johnston, Harold Davidson, Ben Pruitt, Daniel Pruitt and Will Cross.


Rayford Shelton, 85, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.

He was a retired carpenter and farmer, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Graveside services were Saturday at New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely with Olen Shelton officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Vicki Bizzle of Caruthersville, Mo.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Maysel Ashcraft, Helen Canada and Altie Dunn; and four brothers, Grady Shelton, Alvin Shelton, Bill Shelton and Robert Shelton.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.


Joanne Dean Stoneburner, 51, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

She was a homemaker and attended the Church of God of Prophecy.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

Survivors include her companion, Arnulfo Lopez of Dyersburg; two sisters, Ann Burse and husband, Jerry, of Brookfield, Ill., and Anita K. Dean of Dyersburg; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Josie Dean.

She was preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Dovie Viola Newman Dean; and a brother, Larry Dean.

Pallbearers will be Jacob Burse, Zachary Burse, Randy Burse, Anthony Dean, Jerry Burse, Tommy Simon and Lemont Hall.


Gertie Sumler, 90, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 at Dyersburg Manor.

She was a homemaker and a member of McCulloghs Chapel Baptist Church.

Services were Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Stan Young officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Earl Williams of Henderson; two grandchildren, Renee Franks of Dyersburg and Suzanne Wallace of Lexington; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Norma Jean Wallace and Juanita Wells; her parents, Park and Maggie Horton Williams; and a brother, Carl Williams Sr.

Pallbearers were Carl Williams Jr., Carlton Williams, Roger Williams, J.R. Williams, Robert Williams and Jerry Williams.