Obituaries for October 4, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Mr. Billy G. Bobo, 82, of Dyersburg, TN died Saturday, October 3, 2009, in Dyersburg, TN. He was a retired employee of Dyersburg Fabrics after over 47 years and a US Army Veteran of WWII .

Graveside services for Mr. Bobo will be at 3:00 p.m., Monday, October 5, 2009, at Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg, TN with Brother Buddy Weeks officiating.

The family will receive visitors beginning at 2:00 p.m. until service time at Curry Funeral Home.

Mr. Bobo is survived by a daughter, Gloria Chandler of Dyersburg; a son, Johnny Bobo of Dyersburg; 6 grandchildren, Molly Barcroff, Hallie Davis, Kevin Rhodes, Patrice Rhodes, Kelly Chandler and Jamie Chandler; and 7 great-grandchildren, Ray Barcroff, Blake Bobo, Michaela Chandler, Bailey Chandler, Maximus Chandler, Christian Chandler, and Avery Chandler.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Thomas and Ola Mae Bobo; three sisters, Eva Sue Butler, Violet Woodley and Ollie Dean Graves; and three brothers, Noah, Earl, and Carl Bobo.

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Mrs. Carolyn L. Copeland, 65, of Dyersburg, TN, died Friday, October 2, 2009, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, TN. Mrs. Copeland was a former employee of Dyersburg Fabrics.

Services for Mrs. Copeland will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 5, 2009, in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home with the Reverend Don Layman officiating. Burial will be in Elbridge Cemetery in Elbridge, TN. Pallbearers will be Ricky Clark, Tim Davis, Jordan Davis, Rick Pevahouse, Charles Patton, Jr., Terry Bishop, and Jeremy Sisson.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 4, 2009, at Curry Funeral Home.

Mrs. Copeland is survived by her son, Charles Moore of Gallatin, TN; two sisters, Martha Clark and Debbie Pevahouse both of Dyersburg; four brothers, Thomas Patton, Charles Patton and Jerry Patton all of Dyersburg and Don Patton of Memphis; and one grandchild, Alyssa Sisson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Louis Copeland and her parents, A. D. & Mildred Patton.

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Dorsey E. Kent, 89, died September 29, 2009 at Maple Ridge Assisted Living in Dyersburg.

He retired in 1986 from Velsico Chemical after 38 years. He graduated from Chester County High School in 1940 where he was Senior Class President. Mr. Kent then moved to Nashville for bomber airframe training where he would sit on the steps of the Parthenon to study. During WWII, Mr. Kent built B24's and B25's at Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego, CA. He was a lifetime member of the Masons.

Services were held Saturday, October 3 at Memphis Funeral Home Germantown Parkway Chapel with burial in Memphis Memory Gardens.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Kent, one daughter, Janice Elaine Kent Smith, two sisters, Sophia Kent, Edna Kent Johnson, and two brothers, John Kent and James Carney Kent, Jr.

He leaves one daughter, Jo Lynn Kent Cournia of Dyersburg, TN; one son, David Keith Kent of Houston, TN; grandchildren, Nathan Cournia, Tracy Cournia Egnatic, Kiza Kent and Celka Kent.

Delta Liles, 64, of Tiptonville, died October 1, 2009, at Jackson-Madison County Regional Hospital.

Delta was born on February 16, 1945 in Tiptonville to Grady Allen and Pearl Bivens Ethridge. Delta lived her life in Lake County, where she worked, raised a son, and made friends. In recent years, she was a prolific artist and craftsperson producing framed paintings, ornamental crafts, and her unique cypress-knee Santa figures. She derived great joy and pride from her work and her home. Her lawn was often decorated for the season, as were those of others throughout the area with whom she shared her crafts. She was awarded scores of ribbons in area county fairs for her paintings.

She also took great joy and pride in her family. She was a sensitive wife, a doting grandmother, a noble mother, and an obliging aunt. She was a member of the Tiptonville Church of Christ.

The Liles family will receive visitors from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2009, at the Tiptonville Church of Christ. Funeral services for Delta will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 2009 at the Tiptonville Church of Christ, with Brother Don Reel officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Jamey Beal, Gerall Beal, Tony Evans, Jason Stewart, Jeff Stewart, and Bryon Hubbard. Honorary pallbearers are Rob Liles, Steven Liles, Robert Riddle, Gene Lee, Joe Bill Stewart, and Roger Dale Stewart.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Dan Liles of Tiptonville; a son, Randall Liles, and wife Susan; one grandchild, Allison Liles all of Newberry, FL; three sisters: Russie Evans and Tennie Stewart of Newbern, and Rachel Stewart of St. Louis, MO; two brothers: Ronnie Ethridge of Texas and Ray Ethridge of Tiptonville.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Pearl and Grady Etheridge; two sisters: Katie Evans and Ophelia Beal; and, five brothers: Coy, Joe, Harold, Elbert, and Delbert Ethridge.

Curry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Mr. James M. Stallings, Jr., 82, Drummonds, TN formerly of Memphis, TN died Friday, October 2, 2009 at Methodist Hospital North in Memphis, TN. He was a Baptist and a WWII Army Veteran.

Services for Mr. Stallings will be at 3 p.m. Monday, October 5, 2009 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Rev. Verna Seager and Rev. Gary Blake officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at from 5:00-8:00 pm Sunday, October 4, 2009 at the funeral home.

Mr. Stallings is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rachel Stallings of Drummonds, TN; 1 daughter, Kathy Sullivan and husband James of Drummonds; 3 Grandchildren, Alishia Jones, Clayton Hindman and Clyde Saylor, Jr. and 2 Great-grandchildren, Christian Kelley and Dixielynn Jones.

He was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Vicki Lynn Stallings Saylor, 1 brother, William Stallings and his parents, Minnie Pate and James Marion Stallings, Sr.

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