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Obituaries for October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fate Andrew Cole, 86, of Bradford, formerly of Lake County, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at Humboldt Nursing Home.

He was a former employee of Wilson Sporting Goods.

Services were Saturday at Hunt Funeral Home in Bradford with Bro. Dale Denning officiating. Burial was in Davis Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Sue Erwin (Donnie) of Humboldt, Mary C. Strauss (David) of Bradford and Betty A. Gillon (Darrell) of Dyersburg; three sons, Andy Cole (Charlene) of Camden, Scott Cole (Donna) of Bradford and Keith Cole (Michele) of Hot Springs, Ark.; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.


Virginia "Jenny" Willis Harris, 83, of Dyersburg, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

She was the retired co-owner of The Country Store in Millsfield and a member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Bro. John Stacy officiating. Burial will be in Hurricane Hills Cemetery in Newbern.

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

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Carter and husband, Wayne, Dickie Moody and husband, Larry, and Donna Reasons and husband, Dennis, all of Dyersburg; a son-in-law, David Walker of Dyersburg; a sister, Joy Neel of Brighton; three brothers, Frank Willis, Jerry Willis and Travis Willis, all of Dyersburg; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lenard Harris; a daughter, Nancy Walker; her parents, William Arthur and Daisy Hallum Willis; a sister, Dorothy Seaton; a brother, Jarrett Warway "Pussel" Willis; a grandchild, Chauncy Reasons; and a great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Lyndell Carter, Chris Carter, Heath Walker, Jarrett Reasons, Nicky Moody and Cody Walker. Honorary pallbearers will be Shannon Walker and Jamie Moody.

Sign online condolences at www.johnson-williamsfuneralhome. com


Mr. Johnny D. Proud, 57, of Dyersburg, TN died Friday, October 22, 2010 at his residence. He was owner of Touchdown Club, Proud Monuments and Limousine and Halls Memorial Gardens. He was also a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Tennessee and Missouri.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, October 25, 2010 in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Scherffius officiating. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Proud family will receive visitors Sunday afternoon from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann Willis Proud and Allison Curry Phelps and husband Dustin, both of Dyersburg, his parents John and Geraldine Proud of Newbern, his sister Nita Epperson and husband Ronnie of Newbern and 1 grandson, David Tyler Proud.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Sharp, Dustin Phelps, Gerald Ketchum, Tim Dunagan, David Ross, Jerry Maupin, Eric Maupin, and Jerry Willoughby.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the Community Cancer Fund, P O Box 1080, Dyersburg, TN 38025-1080.

Online condolences are available on our website- www.curryfuneral.com


Belinda Gail Ross, 32, of Alamo, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at Jackson Regional Hospital.

She was a homemaker.

Services were Friday at Halls Funeral Home.

Survivors include three daughters, Samantha Ross, Sarah Ross and Star Morris, all of Alamo; two sons, Steven Buxton and Jorge Serpha, both of Alamo; her mother, Stephanie Gail (Leggett) Davis; two sisters, April Davis and Maggie Davis, both of Alamo; and two brothers, Ricky E. Davis Jr. and Ricky Mauldin Davis.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ricky Earl Davis.


Judy Vaughn Spray, 59, of Henning died Monday, October 18, 2010.

Funeral services were Saturday at Victory Baptist Church with burial following in Poplar Grove Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home in Ripley was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Spray, a postal carrier, was a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny Mack Spray; 4 daughters Judy Ann Charland of Hampton, VA, Tammy Marie Edwards of Friendship, Kristy Danelle Newell of Frog Jump, and Beverly Renee Spray of Atoka; 2 sons Ricky Odell Jones Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA and Kevin Matthew Jones of Hastings, MN; 4 sisters Mary Hodge of Ripley, Ruth Williams of Halls, Nell Robison of Ripley, and Shirley Lumley of Dyersburg; 3 brothers Royce Robison of Ripley, Jimmy Robison of Halls, and James Robison Jr. of Henning; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.