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Obituaries for June 4, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Robert Arnett Poore, 82, of Fulton, Miss., died Monday, June 1, 2009 at Countrywood Plantation in Mantachie, Miss.

He was born May 26, 1927, to Robert Aaron and Esther Arnett Poore in Newbern. He was retired territory manager for Whirlpool traveling West Tennessee and north Mississippi, and lived many years in Memphis and Jackson, Tenn., moving to Fulton, Miss., recently. He was an avid golfer, former football player in high school and college, served in the Army stationed in Italy during World War II, and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tenn.

A memorial service will be held Friday, June 5, at 2 p.m. at First United Church in Fulton, Miss. Senter Funeral Home in Fulton is in charge of arrangements. The Rev. Glyn Wiygul and Bro. Keith Benefield will officiate.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Ellis; four children, Patty Poore Wilkison (John) of Nashville, Susanne Poore Weakley (Tommy) of Dyersburg, Penny Poore Franklin (Webster) of Tunica, Miss., and Robert Benson Poore (Courtney) of Signal Mountain; three sisters, Jo Wynn Poore Gee of Germantown, Jane Poore Yarbro of Newbern, and Jean Poore Palmer (Tom) of Dyersburg; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, James Patton "Pat" Poore of Memphis, and his parents.

Memorials may be sent to Community Hospice Inc., Darlington Oaks, 107 Skeet Drive, Verona, MS 38879 or to your favorite charity.


Paul Edward Smith, formerly of Friendship, died Monday, May 25, 2009 at his residence in Houston, Texas.

He was the son of the late James and Iva Smith of Friendship. He was retired from Chevron Oil Co. in Houston.

He was a man of God and a loyal member of Second Baptist Church, Houston, where he served as pianist for many years in the atrium of the church. Paul had dedicated his life and artistic talents to the Lord at a young age. An accomplished artist, his paintings are gracing the homes, churches and museums across America. A songwriter and composer, he had his own TV program entitled, "A Tribute to Sacred Song Composers".

He is survived by two brothers, James Ward Smith (Virginia) of Friendship, and Philip Smith (Pearl) of Rosemark; and a sister, Alice Williams (Bill) of Friendship.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will take place at Zion Hill Baptist Church near Friendship Saturday, June 6, at 11 a.m. with visitation prior at 10 a.m. until service time.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are requested by the family and can be made to Zion Hill Baptist Church, 273 Zion Hill Road, Friendship, TN 38034; or to the Veterans' Museum, 100 Veterans' Dr., Halls, TN 38040, where his World War II aircraft paintings have been donated in his honor.


Rose Jo Simpson Weeks Warf, 75, died Monday, June 1, 2009 at her residence.

She was a homemaker and attended Three Oaks Baptist Church.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Curry Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Simpson Family Cemetery in Dyersburg. Curry Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Dempsey Dewey Weeks; two daughters, Hyacinth Jones Weeks, and Carolyn Weeks and husband, Johnny Pilkenton, of Dyersburg; four sons, Skip Weeks and wife, Kathryn, of Trenton, Rick Weeks and wife, Tamela, Chris Simpson and wife, Dana, all of Dyersburg, and Robert Otero and wife, Paula, of Naples, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Ramona Moore of Wyanette, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Marion Simpson and Mildred Childress Simpson; three sisters, Ruby Bishop, Etta Sue Permenter and Eva May Sherbit; and two brothers, Odell Simpson and Noah Simpson.

Pallbearers will be Skip Weeks, Rick Weeks, Chris Simpson, Robert Otero, Bobby Joe Jones, Michael Jones, Jason Ray Pilkenton and Brandon Pilkenton.

The family requests any memorials be sent to The Simpson Family Cemetery Fund, c/o Carolyn Weeks, 350 Simpson Road, Dyersburg, TN 38024.

Online condolences may be given at www.curryfuneral.com.


Evelyn D. Yarbro, 65, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at her residence. She was a former employee of Dyersburg Fabrics and attended The Church of Jesus Christ on Hamer Road.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the City Cemetery in Dyersburg with Brother Jerry Stafford officiating.

Survivors include her daughter, Chastity Morton and husband, Charles, of Dyersburg; one sister, Gladys Wiginton and husband, James, of Dyersburg; and a brother, L.P. Yarbro and wife, Jois, of Dyersburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James "Jim" and Lillie Mae Yarbro; two sisters, Flora Mae Isbell and Martha Sue Norman; and a brother, William Yarbro.

Pallbearers will be family members.

Online condolences may be given at www.curryfuneral.com.