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Obituaries for November 2, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Robert L. Jones, 74, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, Oct. 27,2011 at Dyersburg Manor.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. today at Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Rev. Mitchell Matthews officiating. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangement.

Survivors include his wife, Climmie Vorns Jones of Dyersburg; two daughters, Kathie Poindexter of Chicago, Ill. and Brenda Jones Sharpe of Marcopa, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Lee Jones.

You may give online condolences at www.cosmopolitanfuenralservices.net

Bettye Jean Kenney Tubbs

The best wife, mother, MeeMaw, and Christian friend ever, Bettye Jean Kenney Tubbs, 81, left this world after a brief illness on November 1, 2011, surrounded by close family members.

For most of her life, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, but she also kept books for her husband and for her father, Paul Kenney, for many years.

A long-time member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, she was also a charter member of Hawthorne Baptist Church in Dyersburg, where she played piano for many years.

Visitation for her will be at Dyersburg Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Graveside services will be at Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg on Thursday, November 3, 2011, at 11 a.m. with Bro. Lynn King officiating and celebrating the life of this special Christian lady.

Bettye leaves behind her husband of almost 64 years, H. M. (Charlie) Tubbs and three daughters: Linda (Larry) Bell, Paula Hooper, and Mickey (Donald) Jones, all of Dyersburg. She adored her two granddaughters, Jamey (Jeremy) Attaway and Jenney (Russell) Beasley, and her two great granddaughters, Abbey and Bailey Willard, and one great grandson, Brayden Beasley. She also leaves her nephew Jeff Beaumont of Middle Tennessee, and a niece Alicia (Jerry) Cantrell and their children, Taylor and Tyler of Newbern. She also had several loving cousins and a host of Christian friends. Almost everyone knew her as MeeMaw, and she loved that role.

Bettye was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Mattie Kenney, and her brother Paul Wayne Kenney.

Pallbearers will be Larry Bell, James Bivens, Anthony (Bubba) Hopper, Jeremy Attaway, Wes Depew and Bobby Williamson.

The family requests that memorials be directed to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Hillcrest Baptist Church.