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Obituaries for February 8, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Charles Layton Cole, 88, of Dyersburg, died Monday, February 6, 2012 at Humboldt General Hospital.

He was a retired factory worker for Colonial Rubber, member of Ft. Hudson Baptist Church and an U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, where he received the Purple Heart Medal.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Pirtle and Bro. Don Layman officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Hornbeak.

The family will receive visitors from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Flossie Fincher Cole of Dyersburg; two sons, Bobby Cole of Hornbeak and William Dale Cole of Missouri; two step-daughters, Carolyn Allen of Humboldt and Loretta Williams of Dyersburg; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his two daughters, Wanda Gail Cole and Deborah Cole; his first wife, Thelma Cole; his parents, William and Mozell Whitehead Cole; and a sister, Helen King.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Patton, Joe Elmore, James Climer, Winfred Allen, Mark Lindsey and Brad Lindsey.


David Earl "Gomer" French, 61, of Newbern, died Monday, February 6, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was the owner of French's BBQ in Dresden, member of Southside Baptist Church, member of the Elks Club and an U.S. Air Force Veteran.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Loren Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his daughter, Lisa French of Nashville; his mother, Bessie Mae French of Dyersburg; a sister, Mary Missman and husband, Dan, of Nashville; a brother, Doug French and wife, Kay, of Dyersburg; one nephew; one niece; four great-nephews; three great-nieces; and lots of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, George David French; and two grandchildren, Georgia Allison French and David Maddux French.

Pallbearers will be Ryan French, Dan Missman, Charlie Moore, Bennie Hendren, Ronnie Epperson and Larry Paschal.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the National Kidney Foundation.


Rev. Edward Gause, 84, of Ripley, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 at Baptist Memorial East Hospital.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Elam Baptist Church. Thompson's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.