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Obituaries for Feb. 15, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Patsy Russom Carruth, 64, of Newbern, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at the Med in Memphis.

She was retired as an employee for the Tennessee Department of Human Services, a member of Hornbeak, Mt. Manuel and Zion United Methodist churches, a lifetime member of United Methodist Women, and a member of Bethel College Alumni Association.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Stan Waldon and the Rev. Paul Mullikin officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery in Elbridge.

The family will receive visitors from 2-5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Richard Carruth of Newbern; a daughter, Amanda Caldwell of Troy; a son, Patrick Carruth of Camden; a brother, Larry Russom of Memphis; and two grandchildren, Joyner Caldwell and Austin Caldwell, both of Troy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Everette and Elva Dallas Russom.

Pallbearers will be Mike McCullough, Howard Russom, Greg Ervin, R.C. Owen, Bernie Cheatham and Jeff Rohm.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Greg Ervin, 4893 Jim Carver Road, Obion, TN 38240.


Gloria Jean Pounders, 62, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a probation officer for the state of Tennessee and a former employee of Dyersburg Fabrics.

Services will be at noon Monday at City Gate Church, where she was a member, with Pastor Michael Wilson, Bro. Thomas Bestor, Bro. Billy Elder and Apostle Clay Nash officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 5-9 p.m. today at the church.

Survivors include five daughters, Jeannie McCommon and Amy Bradley, both of Dyersburg, Tammy Runions and Lisa Howard and husband, James, all of Trimble, and Connie Bryant and husband, Donnie, of Newbern; a son, Brad Pounders and wife, Julie, of Dyersburg; three sisters, Pat Martin of Ripley, Donna Simpson of Oakland, Tenn., and Delores "Corkey" Clanton of Dyersburg; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nine nieces and four nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clint Harber and Georgie Harber Sorrell; a sister, Ruby Johnson; and a brother, Bob Harrison.

Pallbearers will be Bennett Simpson, Dennis Coleman, Bryant Weaver, Jeffrey Vaulx, Randall Hurst and Tavian Robertson. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Smith, Jimmy Allen, Max Jones, Joey Sanford and George Allen Burns.


James Earl Sanford, 66, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a salesman for Forcum-Lannom and attended the Church of God of Prophecy.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. John Fine and Bro. Danny Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

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

Survivors include his wife, Martha Sanford of Dyersburg; two daughters, Angie Wilson and husband, Mike, and Suzanne Moser, all of Dyersburg; a brother, Joe Sanford of Union City; four grandchildren, Brandon Gilliland, Cynthia Moody, Brent Gilliland and Amy Haddock; and three great-grandchildren, Makenzie Moody, Will Moody and Bryce Shell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Linda Sanford; and two sisters, Neva Joslin and Glenda Larrick.


James A. "Shorty" Wales, 88, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 at his residence.

He was retired as a salesman for Security Life of Georgia Insurance Co., a member of Fowlkes United Methodist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Thompson Jr., Bro. Joe Walker Jr. and Bro. John Lowrance officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

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

Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Wales; a daughter, Cindy Walker and husband, Joe Walker Jr., of Dyersburg; a son, Ronnie Wales of Dyersburg; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Brooks, Mark Edmundson, Derek Wales, Ronnie Wales, Jon Walker and Brandon Brooks.