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Obituaries for December 9, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Charles Mattews "Charlie" Ray, 42, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at his residence.

He was an employee of HECO Manufacturing Company and served in the United States Marine Corps.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Halliburton officiating.

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

Survivors include two daughters, Charlee Marie Ray and Kristen Elaine Ray of Jackson, Mo.; a stepson, Michael Wolff of Jackson, Mo.; his mother, Dorothy Virginia Upchurch Ray of Dyersburg; five sisters, Pamela Ray of Dyersburg, Donna Canady of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Doris Chandler of Palatine, Ill., Vicki Davis of Dyersburg and Carolyn Anderson of Dyersburg; three stepsisters, Barbara Sellers of Obion, Teresa Pollock of Obion, and Sara Perkins of Tiptonville; a brother, Jerry Lynn Davis of Dyersburg; his fiancée Melissa "Sissy" Johnson of Clifton; and his fiancée's children, Wade Franks and Billy Franks of Clifton.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Bennett Ray; his stepfather Bob Purvis; a sister, Deborah Cheryl Davis; and three brothers, Tommy Davis, Ronald Purvis and Paul Ray Jr.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Wilson, Bubba Shoulders, Matt Pinson, Justin Tibbs, Willie Gable and Gary Evans.

Please sign online condolences at: johnsonwilliamsfuneralhome. com


Robert Mack "Bob" Rhodes, 65, of Rives, died Dec. 5, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church No. 2 near Rives, with the Rev. Rudy Ring officiating.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or the Obion County Hometown Walk of Hope.

He was born April 4, 1946, in Eccles, W.Va., son of the late Ray Otto and Dorothy (Staples) Rhodes. He married the former Carolyn Heathcock May 14, 1966. She died March 16, 1980. He then married the former Beverly (King) Wright May 28, 1994. She survives. He was a retired employee of H&O Tool and Die, where he was a press operator for 35 years and was a Methodist. He was also a lifetime member of Jones-Walker Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4862 in Union City. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors also include three daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Bart Ashley and Tonya and Ronnie Owens, all of Troy, and Teresa and Mark Van Zant of Obion; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Beth Rhodes of Dyersburg and Timmy and Tina Wright of Troy; his granddaughter, Jansen Rhodes of Dyersburg; nine step-grandchildren, Brandy Brady and Ashley Prince, both of Union City, Brittany Laster, Adrienne DeVasier, Justin Wright and Jessica Wright, all of Troy, Airman Jake Heathcott of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., Mark Van Zant Jr. and Kayla Van Zant, both of Obion; his brother, Thomas Rhodes of Carpenterville, Ill.; and six great-grandchildren.