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Obituaries for September 7, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Dolline Allmon, 76, of Obion, formerly of Yorkville, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 at Baptist Hospital in Union City.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Criswell officiating. Burial will be in Yorkville Cemetery.

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

Survivors include two sons, Randy Lynn Allmon of Yorkville, and James Allmon and wife, Nancy, of Obion; a sister, Bobbie June Heathcott of Newbern; and two grandchildren, Lindsey Allmon of Bradford and Trevor Allmon of Obion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. "Buddy" Allmon; a son, Harry Paul "Rabbit" Allmon; and her parents, Paul and Evie Mae Newell McManis.

Pallbearers will be David Hanks, Kane Stacks, Eric Allmon, Terry Allmon, Gerald Carnell and Dewayne Dodson.

Sign online condolences at www.johnson-williamsfuneralhome. com


Mrs. Jane Weakley Finley, 88, of Dyersburg, TN died Monday, September 5, 2011 at her residence. A lifelong member of First United Methodist Church, teaching 2nd grade Sunday School for many years. She was an avid antiques collector and bridge player.

Funeral services for Mrs. Finley will be 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 6, 2011 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Dr. David Russell officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.

Pallbearers will be Danny Dedmon, Jim Ewell, John Hart, Richard Hill, Charles James, Bill Walton, Ben Ragan and Allen Hester.

The family will receive visitors from 2:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 6th at the funeral home.

She is survived by her son Charles A. Finley, Jr. and wife Kathy, 1 sister Celia Weakley Hudson, 2 grandchildren, Charles Alfred Finley, III and wife Lori and Holly Finley Hester and husband Allen, all of Dyersburg, TN, 6 great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Finley, Rachel Finley, Finley White, Claire White, Sara Hester, Andrew Hester and wife Karen.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles A. Finley, a daughter Linda Louise Finley, a great-granddaughter Mary Peyton Finley and her parents Callie Davis and Murray King Weakley.

Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family requests memorials be directed to the Pastor's Discretionary Fund, First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 452, Dyersburg, TN 38025-0452.

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


Bishop Wilson Mays, 97, was born March 29, 1914 to the parents of Douglas and Emma O'Neal Mays and departed this life on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011.

At a very early age he met and married the love of his life, missionary Ida Mae Theus-Mays, and was married for 60 years. God blessed their marriage abundantly and gave them conception of 16 sons and daughters.

As a young man he grew up in the Neely Station and Jackson (Madison County) area. The family later moved to the Hickman, Ky. area and later to the Obion and Dyer County areas.

Bishop Mays was an astute farmer, skilled mechanic and carpenter, an accomplished musician, knowledgeable songster, a devout husband, father and grandfather, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. He heard the Word of God, obeyed it and with a calling and conviction upon his life, stepped out in faith, and he built the House of Prayer at 1203 Lincoln Ave., Dyersburg, where his wife, missionary Ida Mae Theus-Mays was the human instrument that God used to bring many souls into the knowledge of the Lord and were saved. The fruit of the spirit is echoing today in the expanded ministry known as ACTS 2:38 Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church Inc., 1210 Lincoln Ave., Bishop J. Denard Williams, pastor and grandson.

Being next to the last one of a generation of relatives and friends from his time, he stepped beyond this earthly realm and leaves to reminisce a wonderful life his children: five daughters, Flossie Mae (Herman) Booker and Dorothy Ann Durden, both of Cleveland, Ohio, Ida Sue (Robert Lee) Lawrence, Alma Dean Johnson, and Emma Ruth (Larry) Reynolds, all of Dyersburg; eight sons, James Lee (Mary Louise) Mays of Chicago, Ill., Bill Wilson (Johnnie Mae) Mays of Inkster, Mich. and Knoxville, Tenn., Lynn Thomas Mays of Union City, Larry Douglas Mays, Charlie Ray (Gail Ann) Mays, Dennis Wayne Mays, David Max Mays and Freddie Dewayne (Lizzie Mitchell) Mays, all of Chicago, Ill. Children preceding him in death are Lola Marie Keys, Alvin Mays and Bennie James Mays.

In addition to his 13 living children, Bishop Mays also leaves a beloved and devoted first cousin, Mrs. Mildred O'Neal Lee of South Bend, Ind.; 57 grandchildren, 95 great-grandchildren, 96 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and acquaintances, numerous children of the Lord too numerous to name as a result of his early vision for the Lord.


Mary Moore Myers, age 63, passed away on September 3, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital, in Jackson, Tennessee. Memorial Services will be conducted at 7 P.M. Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at Lea & Simmons Funeral Home in Brownsville, TN. A visitation for the Myers family will be September 7, 2011, 6 PM to 7 PM in the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home.

Ms. Myers was preceded in death by her parents: Billy Joe and Dorris Harrison Moore and her son: Brian Stevens. She is survived by her daughter: Johnnie Elizabeth "Dinky" Moore (Desi) Brownsville, TN, a brother: Robbie Moore, a sister: Donna Jo "DJ" Anderson both of Dyersburg, TN and two grandchildren: Desi Landon Moore and Zachary Keith Moore. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to: Lea & Simmons Funeral Home, 1280 South Dupree St., Brownsville, TN 38012 for funeral expenses.


Teresa Gail Ring King of Obion died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.