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Obituaries for November 12, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

James "Jute" Bell, 82, of Yorkville, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at his residence.

He was a retired farmer, a member of Neboville Church of Christ, served on the Gibson County Election Voting Center for the Nebo Voting District, member of National Farming Organization and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Bro. F.T. Patton officiating. Burial will be in Yorkville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Demetra Lorene Walker Bell of Yorkville; a daughter, Patsy Hicks and husband, Hugh, of Dyer; a son, James Edward Bell and wife, Sharon, of Newbern; a sister, Onedia Walker of Dyersburg; two grandchildren, Mimi Ann Bell Cherry and husband, Greg, of Newbern and Kevin H. Hicks and wife, Jennifer, of Dyer; and two great-grandsons, Colton D. Hicks and Mae Hicks, both of Dyer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Hask Bell and Sallie Vickery Bell; three sisters, Marie Higdon, Minnie Parnell and Mary Vickery; and four brothers, Earl Bell, Ray Bell, Buck Bell and R.H. Bell Jr.

Pallbearers will be Greg Cherry, Jason Harper, Justin Hassell, Mac Zarecor, Jerry Hollis and Mike Green. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Walker, Jim Payne, Joe Mac Huffine, Harry Jetton and O'Guinn Moore.

You may sign online condolences at www.johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com.


Carl Edward Ownby, 62, of Halls, formerly of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was a mechanic.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.

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

Survivors include two sons, Carl Allen Ownby and wife, Beth, of Murfreesboro, and Jonathon Edward Ownby of Newbern; his mother, Velma Woodley Ownby Palmer; a stepsister, Nancy Strawn and husband, Tom, of Jackson; a stepbrother, Ike Palmer and wife, Sylvia, of Dyersburg; a grandson, Cayden Ownby of Murfreesboro; a brother-in-law, John Dillahay of Dyersburg; two nieces and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Carl Ownby; a sister, Maxine Dillahay; and a stepfather, Moody Palmer.

Pallbearers will be Kerry McLaughlin, Lynn Bevis, Shayne Ownby, Jeff Ownby, Jeff Holt, Mike Hamie and Kenny Trancis.