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Obituaries for April 8, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Betty M. Agee, 78, of Dyersburg, died Monday, April 6, 2009 at her residence.

She was a homemaker and a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Dan Tilly officiating.

The family will receive visitors at 5:30-8 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include a son, Steven W. Agee Sr. and wife, Sherry, of Newbern; a sister, Carolyn McDonald of Dyersburg; two grandchildren, Steven W. Agee Jr. and wife, Andrea, of Newbern and Elizabeth Thaxton and husband, Clayton, of Carlisle, Ark.; and two great-grandchildren, Lydia Suzanne Agee and Jonah Gray Agee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Agee; and her parents, Warren and Louise McDonald.

Pallbearers will be Mike Bevis, Ed Bevis, Charles Royer, Clayton Thaxton, Billy Reed Fisher and Bud Wallace.

The family requests that any memorials be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Church Building Fund.


Lamarr Gibson, 61, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at Delta Medical Center in Memphis.

He was retired from Boll Weevil Eradication Services, a member and deacon at Hillcrest Baptist Church, a former Red Coat volunteer at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center where he received the Geraldine Reeves Award for top volunteer, and received the Outstanding Farmer Award from the Chamber of Commerce.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Lynn King, the Rev. Joe Naylor and the Rev. Ronnie Wylie officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Williamson Gibson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and May Flower Gibson; a sister, Novelleen Gibson Skelton; and two brothers, Bobby Gibson and Darrell Gibson.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Brandon, Leon Crum, Tommy Hamer, Jamie Park, Fred Bell and Jerome Campbell.


Maudie Goad Williams, 88, of Dyersburg, died Monday, April 6, 2009 at Oakwood Community Living Center.

She was a retired employee of Salant & Salant.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family will receive visitors at 9-11 a.m. today at Curry Funeral Home.

Survivors include six daughters, Nona Irving, Judy Bryant and Wanda Petty, all of Dyersburg, Cynthia Brown of Clarksville, Tanna Wermes of North Carolina and Wendy Masterson of Rector, Ark.; two sons, Tony Goad of Dyersburg and Billy Cupples of Las Vegas, Nev.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Frank Williams; a son, Jerry Cupples; a sister, Minnie Blaylock; and two brothers, Lloyd Jackson and Claudie Jackson.