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Obituaries for May 1, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

Doshie Pearl Whitt Hood, 70, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, April 30, 2009 at her residence.

She was a homemaker, a Baptist and an avid gardener.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Shackelford Funeral Home -- Casey Chapel in Henderson with the Rev. Dennis Lemons officiating. Burial will be in Henderson City Cemetery.

The widow of Aubrey Hood, survivors include two daughters, Linda Hart of Dyersburg and Lois Bryson of Charleston, S.C.; a sister, Dottie Klein of Dyersburg; and a brother, Ernest Whitt of Dyersburg.


Terry F. Montgomery, 55, of Newbern, died Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at Methodist Hospital North.

He was a retired millwright, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the DAV.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Klutts officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

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

Survivors include his wife, Cathy Montgomery of Newbern; three sons, Terry "Tee" Montgomery of Finley, Timothy Montgomery and wife, Michelle, and Travis Montgomery, all of Newbern; a sister, Doris Gamez of Nauvoo; three brothers, David Montgomery of Bogota, Mike Montgomery of Viar and Tommy Montgomery of Caruthersville, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Blake Montgomery, Hunter Montgomery, Preston Montgomery, Kourage Montgomery, Turner Montgomery, Lauryn Montgomery and Maycee Seaton Montgomery; and two step-grandchildren, Brittney Haddock and Jaxon Stanley.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jason Thomas Montgomery, and a brother, Harry D. Montgomery.

Pallbearers will be Dale "Cotton" Brewer, Gary Hale, Billy Millner, Chad Millner, Michael Montgomery, Grant Montgomery, Robin Montgomery, Phillip Montgomery and Stephen Montgomery.


Felix Ray Reasons, 59, of Newbern, died Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a lab technician for Excel Polymers, an elder and member of Independent Free Holiness Church, served as pastor for Northwest Correctional Facility on Sunday mornings, served West Tennessee State Prison for 15 years as an evangelist, member of Christian Motorcyclist Association, he and other co-workers founded a They Dyersburg Disciples where he was Chaplin to Evangelize the streets of Dyersburg and to the Secular Motorcyclists.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Calvin Smith and Pastor Larry Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

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

Survivors include his wife, Debbie Reasons of Newbern; a daughter, Tiffany Jacobs and husband, Alan, of Dyersburg; his mother, Dorothy Reasons of Newbern; a brother, Dennis Reasons of Dyersburg; and two grandchildren, Chloe Reasons and Austin Jacobs.

He was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Brian Reasons; and his father, Doyle Ray Reasons.

Pallbearers will be Emmanuel Donis, Billy Giles, Kevin Thomas, Printice McMinn, Larry Pebbles, Corey Powell, James Schelegel and Marshall Boyd. Honorary pallbearers will be James Vestal and Larry Bizzle.


Helen Williams Tanner, 86, of Ridgely, died Thursday, April 30, 2009 at The Bridge at Ridgely.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cottonwood Baptist Church in Ridgely, where she was a member, with Bro. Bob Dennison officiating. Burial will be in Elbridge Cemetery. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Survivors include three daughters, Doris Box and Peggy Watkins and husband, William, all of Ridgely; a stepdaughter, Peggy Snow and husband, Archie, of Union City; a son, Jimmy Wade Williams and wife, Juanita Fay, of Obion; a stepson, Kenneth Tanner of Murray, Ky.; two sisters, Oletha Bramlett of Franklin and Polly Lovett of Dresden; a brother, Claude Smith Jr. of Hornbeak; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; three step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clifford Floyd Williams and Hubert O'Neil Tanner; a son, Carney Ray Williams; her parents, Claude and Annie McCord Smith; two sisters, Katherine Quick and Marie Stewart; and four brothers, Ray Smith, Ralph Smith, Eugene Smith and Houston Smith.

Pallbearers will be nephews Bart Lane Smith, Frankie Jo Smith, Jimmy Stewart, Wilford Smith, Mickey Smith, David Ralph Smith, Rickey Quick and Ray Quick.


Beulah Anderson Wheeler, 85, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at Oakwood Community Living Center.

She was retired from Dyersburg Fabrics and a member of Southside Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Loren Stephens and Bro. Hirchie Schaffner officiating. Burial will be in Maple Cemetery in Caruthersville, Mo.

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

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Lee Kennedy of Alabama and Shirley Arnett of Lake County; a brother, William Anderson of Dyersburg; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a special friend, Rex Edwards of Dyersburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tollie and Kathleen Anderson; her twin sister, Eula Willis; and four brothers, James "Junior" Anderson, Freeman Smith, B.G. Anderson and Dan Smith.

Pallbearers will be Bob Autry, Bill McBride, Jimmy Larson, Phil Edwards, Derek Willis, Dennis Anderson, Scotty Anderson, B.J. Fisher and William Donnell.