Obituaries for December 9, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Gentry B. "Doc" Bevis, 82, of Newbern, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at The Med in Memphis.

He was a farmer and a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church, but attended Lake Road Baptist Church and US Navy Veteran

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Lake Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Odell O. ?Buddy? Weeks and the Rev. Jason Burnett officiating. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorials Gardens. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive visitors at 5-8 p.m. today and at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Moore Bevis of Newbern; three daughters, Dinah Weeks and husband, Rev. Odell O. "Buddy" Weeks, of Dyersburg and Terrye Palmer, of Dyersburg and Laura Dennison and husband, Mike Dennison, of Halls; four sisters, Ida Mae Simpson of Dyersburg, Bette Logan of Redondo Beach, Calif., Frances Haraway of Bartlett and JoAnn Qualls of Newbern; two brothers, Edward Bevis of Newbern and Jimmy Bevis of Jackson; six grandchildren, Stephen Weeks, Adrienne Chandler and husband, Jamie, and Todd Palmer and wife, Brandi, all of Dyersburg Jennifer Burnett and husband, Jason, of Paducah, Ky., Bart Ferguson and Bret Ferguson and wife, Taya , of Newbern; two step-grandchildren, Chris Dennison and wife, Ashley, of Winter Springs, Fla. and Heather Dennison of Mobile, Ala.; six great-grandchildren, Bailey Chandler, Christine Chandler and Avery Chandler, all of Dyersburg, Adyson Webb and Carter Burnett, both of Paducah, Ky. and Nathan Ferguson of Newbern.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ophelia Woodley Bevis and Bee Bevis; and a brother, M. C. Bevis.

Pallbearers will be Bart Ferguson, Bret Ferguson, Todd Palmer, Jason Burnett, Jamie Chandler, Anthony Hawkins and Blake Clark. Honorary Pallbearers will be Stephen Weeks and M. C. Bevis (Posthumously)

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Ruth G. Houston, 82, of Dyersburg, TN died Tuesday evening, December 7, 2010, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church and the Fidelas Sunday School Class and was an active member of the Dyersburg Little Theatre Group.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 10, 2010 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Reverend Raymond Boston and Reverend Mike Hickman officiating. Interment will be at 3:00 p.m. at Sand Ridge Cemetery in Lexington, TN with Dr. Marty Comer officiating. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Houston family will receive visitors Thursday evening from 5:00 ? 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Harry L. Houston, one son Jim Houston and wife Anne of Dyersburg, TN, 1 daughter Cari Houston Hayes and husband Mark A. of Lexington, TN, 1 brother Henry A. Gibson of Lexington, TN and 4 grandchildren, John Houston and Sarah Houston of Knoxville, TN and Katy Hayes and Houston Hayes of Lexington, TN.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Judy Lynn Houston and her parents James Ephram and Irene McCall Gibson.

Pallbearers will be Bill Boehmler, Dwight Cox, David Fesmire, Eddie Gurley, Jim McWherter, Chucky Moody, David Gibson and Billy Rose.

The Houston family requests that memorials be directed to Fidelas Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church, 220 W. Masonic Street, Dyersburg, TN or the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences are available on our website-

Charles D. Snider, 81, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was a sales clerk for Riggs Supply, where he worked for 19 years, member and deacon of Church Grove Baptist Church in Newbern, former Chief Maintenance Engineer at Parkview Hospital for 21 years, former Resident Manager for Motel 6 for 8 years, elected Officer of the Travelers Protective Association and former President of the Chuckwagon Gang Fan Club.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Holland officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his wife, Jewell Snider of Dyersburg; a daughter, Donna Snider Reed of Dyersburg; a step-son, Mark Gooch of Newbern; two sisters, Sarah Stover of Troy and Juanita Snider of Michigan; and three grandchildren, Brian Reed of Dyersburg, Jonathon Gooch and Paul Gooch, both of Newbern.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith Snider, his parents, Avery and Leasie Johnson Snider; and a sister, Doris Brown.

Thomas L. Sain Jr., 64, of Dyersburg, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Dyersburg Funeral Home.