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Obituaries for October 21, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Freeman Bailey Phenix, 93, of Obion, formerly of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin.

He was a retired machine operator for Dyersburg Fabrics, member of New Faith Church of God in Obion, U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and an avid hunter and fisherman.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Davis and Bro. James Love officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include his two daughters, Nan Jovich and husband, John, of Chicago, IL. and Kay Spicer and husband, Jason, of Obion; four step-daughters, Dora Dean McDonald and Mary Lou Hendrix and husband, Jimmy, all of Dyersburg, Debbie Gilliland and husband, Kevin, of Newbern and Linda Tucker of Ripley; three step-sons, Alonzo Battles of Dyersburg, Danny Battles and wife, Rhonda, of Martin, and Tommy Battles Moore and wife, Dawn, of Hohenwald; twenty-six grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Mildred Phenix and Eva Phenix; his parents, George and Mary Waddel Phenix; two sisters, Frances Butler and Polly Wright; and a brother, Albee Phenix.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Gilliland, Danny Battles, Mark Grace, Scott Wyatt, Adam Battles and Greg Armstrong.