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Obituaries for February 3, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Marie Fowler, 99, of Ridgely, died Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at The Bridge at Ridgely.

She was a homemaker and a member of Lakeview Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Ridgely Chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Wilson Walley officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her daughter, Juanita Lovell of Tiptonville; two sons, O.V. Fowler and wife, Teresa, of Tiptonville and Bobby Fowler and wife, Sandy, of Lakeland; eight grandchildren, David E. Lovell and wife, Peggy, Sherry Bargery and husband, Kevin, and Kenny Fowler, all of Tiptonville, Patty Rosemeyer and husband, Mike, of Dyersburg, O.V. Fowler, Jr. and Veronica Shaw and husband, Rob, all of Ridgely, Kimberly Wisdom and husband, Hans, Jody Fowler and wife, Shannon, all of Lakeland; seventeen great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Obie Fowler; her parents, Orin and Mary Farmer; and two grandchildren, Mike Fowler and Jamie Rick Fowler.

Pallbearers will be David E. Lovell, O.V. Fowler, Jr., Kevin Bargery, Bradley Lovell, Lance Lovell and Patrick Mahoney. Honorary pallbearers will be Jody Fowler and George Falls.

The family requests that memorials may be directed to Lakeview Baptist Church.


Services for Mrs. Cena Belle (Chappell) Stone, 105, will be held at East Dyersburg United Methodist Church, Dyersburg, TN, on Friday, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Jim Wolfgang officiating. Interment will follow in Mudville Cemetery, Rosemark, TN. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until time for the service at the church.

Mrs. Stone was born to George W. and Sally Dunlap Chappell in Livingston County, KY on May 17, 1905. She and her family moved to Memphis, TN in 1928. She retired from Goldsmith's Department Store at the age of 72.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Montroe Stone; 3 brothers, Bill, Fred and Reece Chappell; 4 sisters, Jettie Gamblin, Elizabeth Osborne, Alva Stevens, Izetta Embry, and one granddaughter, Kelly Stone.

Surviving are her 3 children and spouses, George Verdelle Stone (Barbara) of Seneca, MO., Jo Elliott (Glenn) of Humboldt, TN. and Loretta Haley (Dick) of Shiloh, TN.; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A Methodist in faith for her entire life, she was a member of East Dyersburg United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School, youth groups, and being involved in United Methodist Women, a Ladies Group being named in her honor. She had a great love for Mission work, never missing an opportunity to witness for her Lord up until the time of her death.

The family wishes to thank Rev. Jim Wolfgang for his countless visits, concern, and comfort, the caregivers of Maplewood Health Care Center for their loving care, and the many church friends and family, who always remembered her in special ways.

Memorials may be directed to East Dyersburg United Methodist Church, Dyersburg, TN or Reelfoot Rural Ministry, 6923 Minnick-Elbridge Rd, Obion, TN 38240.