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Obituaries for September 14, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Richard Eugene "Gene" Ball, 76, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a retired Supervisor for Colonial Rubber Works, where he worked for 35 years, a member and Deacon of Springhill Baptist Church, an avid Crappie Fisherman, a lifetime St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Fan and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Halliburton officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Kee Ball of Dyersburg; two daughters, Gina Ball Poore and husband, Gary, of Woodstock, GA. and Patti Ball Chou and husband, K.B., of Columbus, GA.; a son, Scott Ball and wife, Tanya, of Nebo; two sisters, Bette Burchfield of Eugene, Oregon and Debi Longmire of Humboldt; a brother, Tommy Ball of Martin; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hollis and Auvern Duncan Ball.

Pallbearers will be Danny Ennis, Dustin Ennis, David Kee, Matt Kee, Gerry Harvard and Johnny McClure. Honorary pallbearers will be W.O. Henry, Little Joe Pritchett, Thomas Kee, Joe Rankin, O.V. Fowler and Robert Willard.

Pauline (Ridgeway) Cherry, 85, of Troy died Sept. 10, 2010, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin.

Services were set for 10 a.m. today at White & Mahon Funeral Home in Troy, with Bobby Stewart officiating. Burial was to follow in Yorkville Cemetery.

Pallbearers were to be Norman Chandler, Bryan Chandler, Glenn Mayse, Horace Mathis, David Powell and Roy Albright.

The family requests that memorials be made to Main Street Church of Christ in Troy.

She was born Oct. 22, 1924, in Colfax, Calif., daughter of the late John H. and Willie May (McManis) Ridgeway. She married Finis Wayne Cherry July 24, 1940. He died Aug. 29, 1982. She was a retired employee of the former Troy Manufacturing Co., where she worked for 18 years, and was a member of Troy's Main Street Church of Christ.

She is survived by her daughter, Janie Dowland of Union City; her son and daughter-in-law, John and Norma Cherry of Millington; two grandchildren, Angie Chandler of Union City and Lori Lovell of Millington; three great-grandchildren, Brooke Crider and Tyler Lovell, both of Millington, and Bryan Chandler of Union City; two great-great-grandchildren, Cassie Crider and Holley Crider, both of Memphis; two sisters, Edna Condo of Decatur, Ala., and Suzie Albright of Obion; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Danny Dowland; two brothers, William "Sonny" Ridgeway and Charles Ridgeway; and three sisters, Delores Powell, Mary Ann Carter and Linda Lou Ridgeway

Johnny M. Johnson, Sr., 70, of Newbern, died Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Regional Hospital of Jackson.

He was a retired Honey Bee Inspector for the State of Tennessee, a member of Perfect Faith Tabernacle in Troy, a former Mason, former member of Dyersburg Moose Lodge and a graduate of Dyersburg State Community College.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Delbert Ogden and Bro. George Moore officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Winnie Ogden Sykes Johnson of Dyersburg; a daughter, Kim R. Johnson of Newbern; a son, Johnny M. Johnson, Jr. of RoEllen; two step-daughters, Judy Roberson and Linda Whitaker, both of Newbern; a step-son, Mark Sykes of Dyersburg; a sister, Patricia Moss of Dyersburg; a brother, Eugene Johnson of Oakland; two grandchildren, Josh Johnson and Kevin Johnson; five step-grandchildren, Joshua Roberson, Matthew Whitaker, Luke Whitaker, Bobby Sykes and Deborah Sykes; and one great-grandchild, JoLeigh Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas M. and Reba Savage Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Josh Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Matthew Whitaker, Teddy Ogden, Mike Pflueger and Justin Purdy. Honorary pallbearers will be Joshua Roberson and Luke Whitaker.

Mrs. Lessie Marie Sutton, 81, of Union City, died 12:15 p.m. Monday, September 13, 2010, in the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Brother Eddie Mallonee will officiate. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery.

Mrs. Sutton was born November 7, 1928, in Lake County, Tennessee, daughter of the late Barry Stanford and Bessie (Rainey) Hatley. She married Wayne Winston Sutton on December 20, 1944. He died October 24, 2006. She and her husband had been the owners/operators of the former Sutton's Apparel in Martin. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Union City.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald Wayne and Mildred Sutton of Newbern and Winston and Cynthia Sutton of Martin; three grandchildren and the spouses of two, Michael and Tracey Sutton and Cori Sutton all of Martin and Helen and Chase Lanning of Lebanon; five great-grandchildren, Matthew Thomason, Jordan Thomason, Joshua Thomason, Jansen Thomason and Jenna Marie Sutton all of Martin.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, David Sutton; four sisters; and one brother.

The family will receive friends at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.