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Obituaries for June 2, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Allie M. Hubble, 77, of Conway, Ark., formerly of Dyersburg, died Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Conway Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired employee of Heating & Air Conditioning Business and Kroger, a member of VFW and U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Dyer County Memorial Gardens with Larry Fowlkes officiating.

Survivors include two daughters, Diane Hubble of Boston, Mass. and Tracie Horner of Springfield, Mo.; a son, Brent Allen Hubble of Little Rock, Ark.; two sisters, Lawana Baker and Mary Ortendahl, both of Dyersburg; a brother, V.L. Hubble of Covington; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Hubble; a daughter, Robin Gaia; a sister, Jesse Gantner; and two brothers, Jerry Holt Hubble and Joy Odell Hubble.


Mary L. Williamson Parnell, 66, of Newbern, died Sunday, May 31, 2009 at her residence.

She was a retired cosmologist, church pianist, music instructor and member of Harmony Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Dr. Thomas Parnell and Bro. William Parnell officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Newbern.

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

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Ronnie H. Parnell Sr.; a daughter, Angie Pittman and Bobby Pittman Jr. of Ripley; two sons, Randy Parnell and Tami, and Ronnie Parnell and Debbie, all of Newbern; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oran V. Williamson Jr.; and a brother, Oran P. Williamson.

Pallbearers will be Officers Phillip Barton, Tommy Childress, Bill French, Kenny Gibbons, Ricky Gregory, Don Permenter, Danny Petrie and Heath Walker.


James C. "Gator" Williamson, 70, of Trimble, formerly of Ocala, Fla., died Friday, May 29, 2009 at his residence.

He was a retired general operations manager for Florida East Coast Railway Company. He was a 1958 graduate of Lake Weir High School in Summerfield, Fla. and was a corporal in U.S. Marine Corps serving in the Vietnam War.

Services will be at 6:30 p.m. today in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Oakley officiating. Burial will be in Pine Level Cemetery in Oxford, Fla.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Sylvia Ann Stevenson of Newbern, two sisters, Francis Alkoury of Homasassa, Fla. and Catherine Blech of Crow's Bluff, Fla.; a brother, Curtis "Woody" Long of McRae, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Clarissa Ann Stevenson of Kenton, Kelsi Lee Stevenson of Orlando, Fla. and Kendall Rae Stevenson of Newbern.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Marvin Williams and Jessie Mae Hardin Williamson; and a sister, Martha Siniard.


Harry Russell Jordan, 92, died Thursday, May 29, 2009 in Atwood, Okla.