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Obituaries for March 16, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Bobby J. Bane, 62, of Newbern, TN died Wednesday March 14, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

The family will host a Memorial service, graveside, to be held on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Pam Copeland of Dyersburg and Kim Brown of Portageville, Missouri; one sister, Carolyn Williams of Dyersburg; and 4 grandchildren; Dustin Copeland, Michael Hurst, Anthony Brown, and Brandon Lee Dean

He was preceded in death by his parents, J. D. "Joe" and Betty Crouch Bane.

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

Clarence Pugh departed this earth on March 13, 2012, to be with his heavenly father, leaving behind Mary, his beloved wife and life mate of 68 years, son Al Pugh and wife Linda of Whiskey Flats, TX, daughter Joanne Anderson and husband John of Salado, TX, seven grandchildren, and 9 1/2 great grandchildren.

Born June 4, 1920 in Dyersburg, TN, Clarence was the fourth of eight children with seven sisters for siblings. He learned a disciplined, hard work ethic on the farm, both at home and also working for others earning money which he saved to purchase the family's first car. A born leader, he refined his skills as president of the local 4-H club and in the National Guard where he trained recruits and participated in training films. With World War II ongoing, he further refined these skills, leading by example. As a Sergeant 1st Class in Normandy after D-Day, he voluntarily attempted to destroy a German machine gun placement that was shooting at his ,rather than send others of lesser rank. He was shot and critically wounded in this attempt, had to crawl back for medical assistance where he was shot again while on a stretcher, underwent a year of recuperation and carried the shrapnel in his neck, arm and leg for the rest of his life.

Clarence married his sweetheart Mary Wilson on June 11, 1943, three years after meeting her on the courthouse steps in Dyersburg. After his discharge from the Army and with their first child on the way, he began his studies at a radio school in Tennessee. Upon graduation, he accepted a position with WENK radio in Union City, TN where he worked as the Chief Engineer. A pioneer in TV, he was offered and accepted a position with WBAP TV/radio while visiting relatives in Fort Worth in 1951. As he and Mary loved Tennessee, he promised her that they would try Texas for two years to see how things would work out and, if they didn't like it, they would return to Tennessee. But they stayed and thirty five years later, Clarence retired from then KXAS where he had advanced to transmitter specialist. He had also served as president of his local IBEW union, using his leadership skills to strengthen the union/management relationship. Never idle, he and Mary owned and operated two businesses in Fort Worth, both before and after retirement, always striving to provide for the well-being of the family. In addition to the businesses, they owned a farm in Tennessee.

Clarence served as a Boy Scout leader, leading their campouts and other functions. His devotion to family was exhibited in many ways, from ensuring that his children graduated from college to building a tree house for grand kids, from baby sitting and attending all childhood activities to buying a horse for them to ride. His toughness and resourcefulness in meeting life's challenges, coupled with his great sense of humor, has provided valuable life lessons for family members and friends.

Clarence enjoyed traveling with Mary and their friends. An active member of North Richland Hills Baptist Church, he was a Christian that lived an honest, hardworking life devoted to God, his family and others. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Services will be held at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home, 5725 Colleyville Blvd. on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday, March 16, 2012. The family strongly encourages donations to Amy E. Shewbart Foundation Inc. at 6707 Brentwood Stair Rd., Suite 500, Fort Worth, TX 76112 in lieu of flowers.

Glynn G. Lacewell, 73, of Fulton, Ky., died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel in Fulton, Ky.

Donald Wesley, of Newbern, died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by H.H. Hudson Funeral Home.