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Obituaries for March 20, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Richard Thomas Bevis Sr., 64, of Dyer, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was retired as a truck driver owner/operator, and he was a Baptist.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Dyer County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Bobby Jack Harris officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include three daughters, Tammy Bevis Barham and husband, Tony, of Finley, Ashley Suzanne Bevis and Shelby Lynn Bevis, both of Trenton; two sons, Richard Dale Bevis of Dyer and James Christopher Bevis of Dyersburg; two sisters, Sue Pack and Rose Shelton, both of Savannah; three brothers, Harry Bevis and Robert Bevis, both of Dyersburg, and Lester Bevis of Trimble; three grandchildren, Brittney Clanton, Brionna Ellison and Ayden Bevis; a great-grandchild, Maria Grace Hurst; and a special friend, Sylvia Barron.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. "Jake" and Evelyn Bevis; a sister, Betty K. Harrington; and a brother, Jake "Flash" Bevis.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Bevis, Gary Bevis, Kevin Harrington, June Bug Shelton, Cody Shelton and Jacob Bevis.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Hospice of West Tennessee, 1804 Highway 45 Bypass, Suite 100, Jackson, TN 38305.


Willella Carpenter, 87, of Dyersburg, died Monday, March 16, 2009 at Dyersburg Manor.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cosmopolitan Funeral Services chapel with the Rev. Charles F. McCright officiating. Burial will be held in the Everlasting Garden Cemetery in Covington.

The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her companion, Dave Chatwood of Dyersburg; a son, William Lee Glass of Milwaukee, Wis.; a sister, Annie L. Adams of Covington; and host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be family and friends.


Roxie Mae Davis, 94, of Ridgely, died Thursday, March 19, 2009 in Hernando, Miss.

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

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ridgely chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

The family will receive visitors at noon-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Survivors include two daughters, Pat Burnett of Paducah, Ky. and Margie Allen of Hernando, Miss.; four sons, James Malcolm Davis of Portage, Ind., Bob Davis, Bill Davis and Danny Davis, all of Hernando, Miss.; and a multitude of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hubert "Sonny" Davis; her parents, a sister and a brother.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to Ridgely First Baptist Church.


James Whitt, 69, of Union City, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009 in Loves Park, Ill.

He was a retired businessman, a Mason and a member of Sunswept Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. James Kinsey officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens in Dyersburg.

The family will receive visitors from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Fay Sims Whitt of Union City; a daughter, Cindy Zint of Florida; a son, Jeffery Whitt of Chicago, Ill.; a stepson, Michael Stewart of Athens, Ala.; two sisters, Betty Harness of Tupelo, Miss., and Shirley Williams of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a brother, Jerry Whitt of Tupelo, Miss.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thurmon Preston and Bernice Gurien Whitt; and a brother, Robert Whitt.

Pallbearers will be Alan Sims, Keith Sims, James Albright, Brent Hayes, Mike Keiser and Michael Stewart.