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Obituaries for Feb. 3, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Rickey Lee Dees, 60, of Finley, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

He was a former district director in Tennessee for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a member of Finley United Methodist Church where he played piano and organ, a 1966 graduate of Dyersburg High School, a 1971 graduate of Lambuth College, and a former teacher at Finley School.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Gunter officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his mother, Delores "Doe Doe" Dees of Finley; a sister, Debby Pritchett and husband, Danny Joe, of Finley; two nephews, Heath Pritchett and wife, Maryanna, and Dustin Pritchett and wife, Laura Beth; and two great-nieces, Ellie and Emma Pritchett.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rubel Dees.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Hollingsworth, Jeremiah Hollingsworth, George Hollingsworth, Gary McGill, Bob Brock, Bill McBride, Jeff Jones and Eugene McClain. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Deere and Dallas Castleman.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Finley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 24, Finley, TN 38030.


Ruthann Marie Freeman, 58, of Dresden, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at her residence.

She was retired hairdresser and bus driver for 28 years and a member of Dresden Presbyterian Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Bowlin Funeral Home in Dresden. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Harry Ben Freeman of Dresden; two daughters, Karen Leeann Nanney and husband, James, of Cox Creek, Ky. and Kimberly Marie Hastings and husband, Marty, of Lafayette, La.; a son, John Freeman and wife, Tracie, of Dresden; a brother, David John Buck and wife, Patti, of Holt, Mich.; five grandchildren, Anna and Charles Nanney, Garrett and A.J. Hastings and Harry Joe Freeman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry and Arline Ruth Taylor Buck.


James Michael Hendrix Jr., 40, of Dyersburg, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at his residence.

He was a stud welder for ERMCO and an avid hunter.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Ellingsworth officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Memorial Gardens near Halls.

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

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Hendrix; a son, Michael Brandon Hendrix and wife, Amber, of Dyersburg; two stepsons, Brandon Hendrix and wife, Jessica, and Frankie Webb, all of Dyersburg; his mother, Elizabeth Stephens Hendrix of Trenton; his father and stepmother, James Michael Hendrix Sr. and Mary Lou Hendrix of Dyersburg; two sisters, Kim Pollard and husband, Robert, and Tina Hendrix Welch and husband, Brent, all of Dyersburg; a stepsister, Jessica Lynn Tull and husband, Clint, of Dyersburg; two stepbrothers, Steven Lynn Crumley and wife, Lory, of Peoria, Ill., and Ricky Gene Collins II and wife, Joanna, of Honolulu, Hawaii; grandparents Monnell Hendrix of Dyersburg and Frances Stephens of Trenton; four grandchildren, Hannah Hendrix, Payton Webb, Christa Hendrix and Ashlyn Hendrix; an aunt, Pam Haynes and husband, Ernest, of Trenton; and an uncle, Jerry Hendrix and wife, Vickie, of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, N.C. Hendrix and Malcolm Stephens.

Pallbearers will be Chris Simpson, Zac Haynes, Todd Haynes, Gerald Canada, Jimmy Flatt, Keith Riggs and Richard Smith. Honorary pallbearer will be Edward Hansford.


Rachel Lewis, 85, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. John Morris officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

Survivors include a daughter, Becky Rose of Dyersburg; four sons, James Lee Lewis of Dyersburg, Sammie Lewis Jr. of North Fort Myers, Fla., Donald Edward Lewis and Michael Lynn Lewis, both of Newbern; three sisters, Jois Yarbro, Kay Walker and Lyvenia Sherrod, all of Dyersburg; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and I.Z. Bradley Cannon.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.


Howard Martin Vaughn Sr., 88, of Tiptonville, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.

He was a farmer, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in Europe, a member of First United Methodist Church in Tiptonville for more than 70 years, a 32nd-degree Mason and Shriner, a Tiptonville alderman for 14 years, Lake County magistrate for 10 years, a member of First State Bank's board of directors for 22 years, a member of the Lake County Levee Board, and owned and operated J.E. Vaughn Lumber Co. for 35 years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Tiptonville with the Rev. John Archer, the Rev. Steve Carr and the Rev. Marita Burkeen officiating. Burial will be in Tiptonville City Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors at 5:30 p.m. today at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Trim Vaughn of Tiptonville; a daughter, Mona Sandusky and husband, Cooper, of Germantown; a son, Marty Vaughn and wife, Debra, of Tiptonville; six grandchildren, Robert Vaughn, Laura Turner and husband, Tim, Jennifer Sandusky, Kelli Sandusky, Christine Sandusky and Cooper Sandusky; and a great-grandchild, George Robert Vaughn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Edmond and Ruth Hall Vaughn Sr.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hearn, Wick Hearn, Albert Markham, Gene Lee, Jerry Don Yates, Jack Haynes Jr., Skipper Homra, David Perkins, Darrel Reynolds and James Baltezor. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Harmony Lodge No. 184.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to First United Methodist Church in Tiptonville; Harmony Lodge No. 184; or a charity of the donor's choice.