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Obituaries for June 16, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Luther Weldon Doss, 89, of Friendship, died Sunday, June 14, 2009 at his residence.

He was a farmer and a World War II Army combat veteran.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Friendship Funeral Home with Bro. Novis Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Sorrell's Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Lucille Smith Doss of Friendship; two daughters, Shirley Elizabeth Campbell of Reeves and Linda Gale Moise of Orlando, Fla.; three sons, George W. Doss of Friendship, Donnie Sevann Wheeler of Milan and Richard Lynn Doss of RoEllen; a brother, Thomas Doss of Dickson; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

He was born in Dyer County and preceded in death by his parents, George Washington Doss and Ellen Elizabeth Haynes Doss.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Doss, Michael Doss, Rusty Doss, Michael Landry, Don Hawkins Jr. and Joseph D. Hawkins.


Emily Faye Hale, 60, of Friendship, died Sunday, June 14, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Hill Baptist Church, where she was a member, with the Rev. Tommy Warner officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Cemetery. Friendship Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Jane Webb of Ripley; a son, Stephen Darby of Dyersburg; her mother, Donna Sue Harden of East Alton, Ill.; her father, Eugene Vickers of Friendship; two sisters, Donna Kaye Chipman and Jeanne Sollis, both of Friendship; a brother, Randy Eugene Vickers of Friendship; and two grandchildren, Abigail and Allison Page Webb.


Patricia Dell Ozment, 71, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, June 13, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Halls.

The widow of Doris Ozment, survivors include three daughters, Patricia Robertson, Janie McKee and Melody Laux, all of Dyersburg; a son, Don Gammill of Florida; her mother, Irene Williams of Halls; four sisters, Betty Faye Hargett of Ripley, Joan Moody of Lexington, Linda Jo Buckner of Halls and Kay Kraut of Jackson; six brothers, Alvin Williams of Ohio, Thomas Williams of Dyersburg, Donald Williams Jr. and Terry Williams, both of Halls, Jeff Williams of McKenzie and Johnny Williams of Alabama; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.


Bobby G. "Brother Bobby" Ozment Sr., 76, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, June 13, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a member and retired minister of the Beech Grove Baptist Church in the Viar Community, a veteran of the Korean War, a diesel mechanic and an avid golfer.

Funeral services for Mr. Ozment will be at 1 p.m., Monday, June 15, 2009 in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home conducted by Brother Joe Wright with interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday, June 14, 2009 at Curry Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Terry Pledge, Mike Price, Charlie Vaughn, Clyde Thompson, Bill Woodley, Dewey Shawver, Ray Booker and Zach Ozment. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons at the Beech Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol Ozment of Dyersburg, a daughter, Cheryl Ayn Patterson and husband Randy of Dyersburg, two sons, Bobby Ozment Jr. and wife Tammy of Friendship and Keith Ozment and wife Nadalye of Newbern, 12 grandchildren, Kim Ozment, Carol Leigh Holman, Keli Ozment, Carrie Broussard, Katie Ebner, John Ozment, Emily Dozier, Zachary Ozment, Cheyenne Ozment, John Nolen, Cody Nolen and Victoria Nolen, and one great-grandchild, Jameson Reed Ozment.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Martha Stem; and three brothers, J. D. Ozment, Watson Ozment and Cress Ozment.

Memorials should be made to the Beech Grove Baptist Church, Viar Road, Dyersburg, TN 38024.

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


Linda Gail Scobey, of Saltillo, died Friday, June 5, 2009 at Jackson Regional Hospital.

She was kitchen manager at Leroy Somer in Lexington.

Services were at 4 p.m. Monday, June 8, at Reed's Chapel Funeral Home in Scotts Hill with Eugene Davis officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery near Sardis.

Survivors include her husband, David Van Scobey of Saltillo; two sons, James David Scobey of Scotts Hill and David Thomas Scobey of Elizabethtown, Ky.; her mother, Margie Garrison of Newbern; her father, James "Buddy" Garrison of Trimble; a sister, Margaret Ann "Sam" Allen of Dyersburg; a brother, Barry Dale Garrison of Newbern; and four grandchildren.


Peggy Simmons, 77, of Churchton, died Sunday, June 14, 2009 at her residence.

She was a retired cafeteria employee of Dyer County School System and worked alongside her husband of 53 years on the farm. She was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church with Bro. Gus Lohrum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Karnes Funeral Home of Dyer is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at noon-2 p.m. today at the church.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Bell and husband, James, Pam Hassell and husband, Jimmy; two grandchildren, Mimi Cherry and husband, Greg, of Churchton and Justin Hassell and wife, Selanie, of Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bryant "J.B." Simmons; and her parents, Brodie "Ras" and Opal Poole Haire.

Pallbearers will be David Ring, Jerry Ring, Tom Davis, Glen Davis, Jack Grills and Perry Grills.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be directed to Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 2200 Grills Road, Newbern, TN 38059.