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Obituaries for January 5, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hertis Howard Daughtery, 81, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 at his residence.

He was a 1949 graduate of Halls High School, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict where he received the Bronze Star and the United Nations Service Medals. In 1983, he retired from Trunkline Gas Corporation where he was an industrial mechanic.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Halls Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Betty Daughtery; a daughter, Pamela Smith of Cordova; a son, Christopher Daughtery and wife, Shelia, of Ripley; a stepson, Gary Paris and wife, Sonia, of Clarksville; nine grandchildren, Tyler Smith, Christopher Daughtery, JoAnn and Guy Wood, Kyle Paris, Austin Allen, Sarah Hein and Alex and Demi Agresta; five great-grandchildren; and a niece and nephew, Connie and Bo DuVall.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Veona Dhority; and two sisters, Betty DuVall and Ruby Nell Dhority.


Anna Mae Greer, 88, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

She was a retired beautician and former owner of Hillcrest Beauty School, a 67-year member of Fowlkes Baptist Church, where she served on the Hospitality Committee.

Services were at 1 p.m. Monday at Fowlkes Baptist Church with the Rev. Don McCulley and the Rev. Ralph Buckley officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Jarvinen and husband, Peter, of Los Angeles, Calif. and Ann Carson and husband, Paul "Bubba" Carson of Dyersburg; three sons, Gene Greer and wife, Kathy, of Clayton, N.C., Johnny Greer of Dyersburg and Tim Greer and wife, Vanessa, of Rochester, Minn.; a sister, Beatrice Penrod of Dyersburg; a brother, Eugene Gipson of Springfield, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John "Abe" Greer; her parents, Elijah Amos and Gracie Elizabeth Gipson; three sisters, Maggie Welch, Gladys Canada and Inez Crews; two brothers, William Gipson and Johnny Gipson; and a granddaughter, Jennie Greer.

Pallbearers were Bryan "Corky" Jones, Donald Binkley, Tim Vaughn, Tim Greer, Adam Carson and Richard Sain.