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Obituaries for February 11, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Margie L. Brawley Bush, 87, of Atoka, died Monday, February 8, 2010 at her residence.

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 11 at Memphis Funeral Home - Germantown Parkway Chapel. Burial will be at 1 p.m., Thursday in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.


Basil E. Smith, 87, of Dyersburg, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was retired as owner of Basil Smith Realty Co., a member of First United Methodist Church for 75 years, a charter member of the Sellers Sunday School Class, a graduate of Murray State University, performed graduate work at Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, was a Kiwanis Club member for 40 years, a board member of McIver's Grant Library, a former member and president of the Dyer County Board of Realtors, a member of the VFW, American Legion and DAV, an avid reader, hunter and fisherman, and was a staff sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Phillip Cook and the Rev. Eric Smith officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Smith of Dyersburg; a son, Basil E. "Gene" Smith Jr. and wife, Ginger, of Dyersburg; three grandchildren, Rebecca Cobo and husband, Mario, of Hobe Sound, Fla., the Rev. Eric Smith and wife, Candace, of Curve, and Joseph Smith of Dyersburg; and three great-grandchildren, Isaac Cobo, Sophia Cobo and Roman Cobo.

Pallbearers will be Bill Jordan, Don Smith, Dave Fisher, Ken Coleman, Ralph Lawson and Dusty Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be the Sellers Sunday School Class, Outpost Sunday School Class, and Kiwanis Club members.


Memorial Service for Paul Allen Stephens, 69, of Tigrett will be at 6:30 PM, Monday, February 15, 2010 at Friendship Funeral Home. Mr. Stephens, a retired maintenance employee from Walmart, died Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at his residence.

He was an Air Force Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Paul Stephens; mother, Anne Irene Owens; stepfather, Ebbie Owens and brother, Dean Stephens.

He leaves the following survivors: one son, Paul Brian Stephens and his mother, Jean Hawks; one grandson, Braiden Lane Stephens and his mother, Ashley Richardson all of Tigrett; two sisters, Sue Ann Wilson and Mary Kathryn Mitchell of Russellville; two brothers, Frank Edward Stephens of Jamestown and Roger Owens of Russellville and numerous nieces and nephews.