Obituaries for December 15, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Benny Wayne Childress, age 70, Dyersburg TN died Sunday, December 12, 2010 in Clare, Michigan. He was retired auto mechanic with Texaco.

Services will be at 11:00 am Thursday, December 16, 2010 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Pilcher officiating. Interment will follow in Childress Family Cemetery. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Childress family will receive visitors Wednesday, December 15th from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survivors include two sons, Danny Wayne (SuAnn) Childress and Scotty Lynn (Renee) Childress, both of Dyersburg, two sisters Linda (Jerry) Asbille of Germantown, Mary Joan (Sam) Embry of Goodlettsville, two brothers, Roy Edward (Brenda) Childress and Johnny William (Edna) Childress, both of Dyersburg, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Brenda Childress and his parents Estel Edward and Annie Lee Ferguson Childress.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Wade Childress, Aaron Thomas Childress, Austin Blake Perry, Ryan Childress, Richie Jackson, Eddie Childress Terry Elgin and John Copeland.

Online condolences are available on our website-

Funeral services for Gary Ritter, 61, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday December 16, 2010 at Arrington Funeral Directors with Paul Helton officiating. Burial will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday in Hillcrest Cemetery in Paris, TN. Mr. Ritter died Monday December 13, 2010 at Jackson Madison Co. General Hospital. He was born December 9, 2010 in Texarkana, TX the son of the late John Ritter and Peggy Ritter, who survives. Gary was a longtime employee of Kroger and a member of Crosswinds Church of Christ. He is survived by his loving wife Sherry Witt Ritter of Three Way, TN; a son Russ Ritter of Fayetteville, AR; a daughter Sabrina Rogers and husband Patrick of Dyersburg, TN; mother Peggy Ritter of Texarkana, TX; a brother Ronnie Ritter of Texarkana, TX and a granddaughter Evie Rogers of Dyersburg, TN. He was preceded in death by a brother Johnny Ritter. The family will receive friends Wednesday December 15, 2010 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.