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Obituaries for Jan. 18, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Arthur W. "Art" Deviney, 80, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009 at Wayne General Hospital in Waynesboro, Miss.

He was a retired customer-service manager of Memphis Light, Gas and Water, owner of Specialties of Memphis and Memphis Business Promotions, a member of Ellendale Baptist Church and an avid fisherman and hunter.

Services were at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Klutts officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Ruby McIntosh Deviney of Dyersburg; a daughter, Marsha Talley and husband, Don, of Memphis; a son, Bruce Deviney and wife, Pat, of St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren, Jessica Gardner and husband, Dave, of St. Louis, Mo., Julie Talley, Josh Talley and Andrew Talley and wife, Emily, all of Memphis; and three great-grandchildren, Davy Deviney and Danny Deviney, both of St. Louis and Jack Talley of Memphis; and a sister-in-law, Dr. Bettye McIntosh Whiteaker Hurt of Dallas, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers were Ralph Lawson, Bruce Deviney, Pete Parker, Dr. Jim Horner, Gerald Tidwell and Ed Austin. Honorary pallbearers were Joe House Neighbors, Gene Austin, Dr. Carl Huff, Ted Doss, Ron Hartsell and Dr. David Guthrie.


Mary F. McIntosh, 81, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at her residence.

She was a retired employee of Colonial Rubber and a member of the Church of Christ on Hamer Road.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Stafford and Bro. Earl Redden Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens in Dyersburg.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Lacy of Dyersburg; two sons, Cecil McIntosh and Kevin McIntosh, both of Dyersburg; a brother, Harold Shelby of Illinois; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ewell Freeman McIntosh; her parents, Willard and Josie Shelby; two sisters, Vada Curtis and Lessie Younger; and four brothers, Cecil Shelby, Agel Shelby, Alton Shelby and Taylor Shelby.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Lee, Dakota Lee, Jack Vance, Ricky Smothers, Sam Johnson, Jerry Brooks, Little Joe Gourley and Brad Goodman.


Mittie Pauline Reed, 53, of Halls, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis.

Services were at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem Temple in Dyersburg with the Rev. Charles Middlebrook officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. H.H. Hudson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Stephanie Bernard of Nashville; a son, Ricky Bernard of Dyersburg; four sisters, Minnie Avery, Mary Bumpas, Susie Curry and Aqullah Muhaymin, all of Dyersburg; and two brothers, Andrew Grandberry and Dossie Grandberry, both of Dyersburg.