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Obituaries for May 19, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Kenny Ray Foster, 47, of Ridgely, died Saturday, May 16, 2009 in Nashville.

He was a self-employed auto repossesser for banks and attended Phillipy Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Bramlett officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Ginny Whitney of Friendship; two stepsons, Chris McDonough and Chad McDonough, both of Nashville; his parents, Kenneth Ray and Shirley Foster of Pleasant View; a sister, Rhonda Whitt and husband, Joey, of Pleasant View; a brother, Joseph Foster and wife, Sandra, of Miston; a step-niece he raised, Danielle Hensley of Nashville; and his grandmother, Frances Canada of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Luther and Marie Foster and Woodrow Canada.

Pallbearers will be Steve Sartin, Billy Kohilka, Ralph Whitney, Gerald Canada, Roland VanCamp and Timmy Crosno. Honorary pallbearers will be Rocky Foster, Jason Foster, Donald Peery, Frankie Canada, Jeff Hooper and Danny Burrus.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society.


Margaret Louise Fulcher, 71, of Tiptonville, died Saturday, May 16, 2009 at her residence.

She was a homemaker and a member of Dew Drop Independent Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Dew Drop Independent Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Mann officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Ann Baxter and Wanda Jean Goodman, both of Wynnburg and Judy Faye Minnick of Tiptonville; four sons, William Leon Fulcher of Texas, Johnny Ray Fulcher and Albert Shane Fulcher, both of Tiptonville and Charles Edward "Toby" Fulcher of Hornbeak; three sisters, Betty Ruth Estes of Fort Knox, Ky., Sue Ann Gamble of Hickman, Ky. and Marie Stewart of Fulton, Ky.; special caregivers, Jeremy Hedgepath and Antonio Battee; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John William "Billy" Fulcher; three sons, Marty Eugene Gilbert, Donnie Randall Fulcher and Jerry Anthony Fulcher; her parents, W.C. and Hattie Lusk Wiggins; and a great-grandchild, Adrianna Love Kimble.

Pallbearers will be Chad Clayton, Billy Tanner, Jimmy Lee Goodman, Richard Cantrell, Mike Darbyshire, Joey Nelson and Charles Fulcher.


Legetha Nell McElyea Hood, 79, of Memphis, formerly of Ridgely, died Sunday, May 17, 2009.

She was retired from Memphis City Schools and a longtime member of Heritage Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Memphis Funeral Home-Germantown Parkway Chapel. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. today at the Germantown Parkway Chapel.

The widow of James Robert Hood Sr., survivors include two daughters, Linda Dianne Sanders of Bartlett and Sheila Host of North Little Rock, Ark.; a son, James Robert Hood of Memphis; two sisters, Imogene Hood of New Jersey and Betty Berry of Tiptonville; a brother, Billy McElyea of Bartlett; three grandchildren, Amy Brandon, Sherry Traylor and Leigh Phillips; and four great-grandchildren, Rebekah James, Daleigh Brandon, Liam Phillips and Robert Traylor.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society or Heritage Baptist Church.


Jewell Duncan Jones Powell, 99, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, May 16, 2009 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of Dyersburg First Church of the Nazarene.

Graveside services were at 3 p.m. Monday in Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Shane Hugueley officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her cousins and caregivers, Louise Owsley and Johnnie Carroll, both of Dyersburg; and several nieces.

The family requests that any memorials be directed to First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 1600 Hwy. 51 Bypass N., Dyersburg, TN 38024.