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Obituaries for Jan. 4, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

Joe Lee Callens, 73, of Ridgely, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 at his residence.

He was a retired farmer and retired as a truck driver for Ragan Trucking.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ridgely Chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Clayton Mahan officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today at the Ridgely chapel.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Trevathan Callens of Ridgely; two daughters, Karen Paschall and Carisa Callens, both of Dyersburg; a son, Tim Callens of Dyersburg; four brothers, Ronnie Callens of Southaven, Miss., Charles Callens and Daniel Callens, both of Ridgely, and Warren Callens of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Zach Paschall, Taylor Callens and Tara Fisher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Buford and Katherine "Billie" Callens; and two brothers, Tyree Callens and Frank Callens.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Lessenberry, Herbert Leake, Jimmy Chamberlin, Greg Paschall, Tony Miller and Eugene Carnal. Honorary pallbearers will be W.C. Roberson, Wilkes Moore, Willard Allison, Doyle Larry and Buck Matlock.


Woodrow Lee "Woody" Davis, 62, of Seymour, Ind., formerly of Dyer County, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Ind.

He was retired as an employee of Valeo-Sylvania after 38 years of service, a member of RoEllen Baptist Church and attended Seymour Christian Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Bro. Alvin Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Rehoboth Cemetery in Newbern.

The family will receive visitors from 3-6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Marie Galloway Davis of Seymour, Ind.; a daughter, Kimberly Eller and husband, Steven, of Commerce Township, Mich.; two sons, Tony Davis of Seymour, Ind., and Jerrod Galloway and wife, Ali, of Omaha, Neb.; his mother, Sammie Holland Davis of Newbern; two sisters, Brenda Featherston and husband, Ronnie, and Joyce Russell and husband, Calvin, all of Newbern; three grandchildren, Ashley Eller, Michael Eller and Taylor Davis; a niece, Lee Ann Richards of Memphis; a nephew, Adam Featherston and wife, Karin, of Newbern; and a special family friend, Lorene Banghman of Seymour, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his father, Woodrow Davis.

Pallbearers will be J.D. Buchanon, Johnny Gamble, Larry Joe Maupin, Billy Joe King, Glen Davis and Tom Davis.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Dyer County 4-H, 151 Everett Ave., Dyersburg, TN 38024; or Seymour Christian Church.

Walter Edward Feldhouse

Walter Edward Feldhouse, 81, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dyersburg. Arrington Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Dr. Doreen Feldhouse; six children, Wayne Feldhouse, Cheryl Tonero, Walter Feldhouse, Robert Feldhouse, Deborah Broaddus and Doree Justiss; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.


Leo F. Ishmael Sr., 81, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill.

He was the owner operator of Ishmael Pest Control Services for many years, and retired from Springfield School District 186 in 1989. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a volunteer with Daily Bread and a member of AFSCME.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7 at Oak Hill Cemetery near Riverton, Ill. with Terry Nunn officiating. Bisch & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Florence M. Dyer Ishmael; five daughters, Janet Tyson, Jonnie M. (fiancée Anthony) Colvin, both of Springfield, Ill., Terrie (husband Shawn) Frye of Belleville, Ill., Melissa (husband Robert) Climaco of Fairmont City, Ill., and Lynette (husband Donnie) Stanley of Jackson, Tenn.; a stepdaughter, Cindy (husband Donny Jr.) Dippel of Springfield, Ill.; two sons, Leonard (fiancée Colleen) Ishmael of Williamsville, Ill., and Leo F. Ishmael Jr., of Springfield, Ill.; a brother, Robert Ishmael of Wapella, Ill.; 22 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Ishmael; two sons; his parents, Melvin and Blanche Ray Ishmael; two brothers; and a grandson.

In lieu of flowers, those that wish may direct memorial contributions to the family in care of U.S. Bank.


Louise Worley Lowery, 91, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

She was retired after more than 20 years at Colonial Rubber Works, and a member of Parr Avenue Church of Christ.

Services were Saturday at Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Owen and Bro. James Combs officiating. Burial was in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Newbern.

Survivors include a son, Robert "Cotton" Worley of Dyersburg; two sisters, Shirley B. Combs of Newbern and Ann King of Yorkville; four grandchildren, Milly Worley, Becky Gregory and husband, Mike, Chip Worley and wife, Buffy, and Chad Worley and wife, Kim; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Wayne Worley and Floyd Lowery; a son, Charles Franklin Worley; her parents, J.P. and Sally L. Dunn Flack; two sisters, Irma Powell and Hattie Flack; and two brothers, J.Y. Flack and Floyd Flack.

Pallbearers will be Chip Worley, Chad Worley, Bud Reaves, Charles Maxey, Lee Gregory, Mike Gregory and Drew McCollum. Honorary pallbearers will be Bro. James Combs, Dr. Ralph Reynolds, Aubrey King, Dr. Jimmy Noonan and Wendell West.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Parr Avenue Church of Christ, 2240 Parr Ave., Dyersburg, TN 38024.


Obera Lumley, 94, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at her daughter's residence in Dyer.

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

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

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

Survivors include three daughters, Wava Jean Lumley and Joyce Ann Warren, both of Dyersburg, and Frances Gregory of Dyer; three sons, J.C. Lumley and Cotton Lumley, both of Lenox, and Thomas Lumley of Dyersburg; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvis Lumley; two daughters, Lois Lumley and Rosie Mae Moser; two sons, Ossie Lumley and Alvis "Junior" Lumley; her parents, Jordan Stokes and Ivy Poole Adkins; a sister, Bertha Adkins; and three brothers, Kenny Adkins, Jack Adkins and Fred Adkins.

Pallbearers will be Keith Lumley, Kenneth Lumley, Michael Gregory, Logan Lumley, J.C. Lumley Jr. and James Edward Moser. Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Lumley, J.C. Lumley and Cotton Lumley.