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Obituaries for Feb. 5, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Lessie Lee Beal, of Dyersburg, formerly of Ridgely, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

She was a retired cook for Lake County School System and a member of Ridgely First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Ridgely chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Mackie Prince, the Rev. David Prince and the Rev. Ralph Moore officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Lee Cobb and husband, David, of Troy; two sisters, Mary Frances Prince of Ridgely and Rosa Lee Brown of Dyersburg; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Otha Samuel Lee and Norman Beal; a son, Jerry Samuel Lee Sr.; and her parents, John and Katie Aslin Moore.

Pallbearers will be Mackie Prince, David Wayne Prince, Ralph Moore, Mackey Hutcheson, Robert Wright and Steve Brown.


Evelyn Pritchett, 87, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of Dyersburg First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Halliburton officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include two daughters, Kaye Goff of Finley and Anne Hall of Dyersburg; a son, Bill Pritchett of Dyersburg; a sister, Doris Gorrell of Bartlesville, Okla.; four grandchildren, Tim Goff and wife, Mary, Michael Goff and wife, Heather, Randy Goff and wife, Donna, and Dan Hall; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.B. Pritchett; her parents, Claude and Alice Hodges Vincent; and four sisters, Alice Darling, Rosa Arnold, Sylvia Mashburn and Ruth Wells.

Pallbearers will be Tim Goff, Michael Goff, Randy Goff, Dan Hall, Joel Goff and T.J. Goff.


Mary Alice Springfield, 50, of Tiptonville, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Rock of Ages C.M.E. Church in Tiptonville with Elder Stanley Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery in Tiptonville. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at the church Saturday at 11 a.m. until time of service.

Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Abott of Tiptonville; five sisters, Linda Taylor of Dyersburg, Sharon Banks, Barbara Anderson of Tiptonville, Gladys Hamilton of Chicago, Ill., and Callie Springfield Watts of Columbia, S.C.; a brother, Jim Springfield of Tiptonville; and a grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Maxine Bailey Springfield; her father, Bill Springfield; two sisters, Wanda Davis and Karen Springfield; and three brothers, Alvino Davis, Paul Springfield and Bill Springfield Jr.