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Obituaries for March 18, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Funeral services for Lois E. Reece, 85, will be held Sunday March 18 at 2:30 p.m. at the Friendship Funeral Home with Rev. Lynn King officiating. Burial will follow in the Bellevernon Cemetery. She was born on Feb. 21, 1927 and died Friday March 16, 2012 at the Bells Nursing Home after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Sadie Hardy Vaughn and was a retired employee of Kellwood Manufacturing and a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years together, Vernon O. Reece, Sr., Halls; one son, Tommy Reece, Halls; one daughter, Jannette Holland (Kenny) of Dyersburg; four grandchildren, Jeff Reece, Dyersburg, Tim Reece, Halls, Christy Colburn, Newbern, and Heather Kail, Alamo; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son Vernon O. Reece, Jr.

She was a loving wife and Mother who worked hard all her life and never complained. We will miss her deeply but we know she is in a better place. Pallbearers to serve will be Tim Reece, Jeffrey Kail, Brad Colburn, Kenny Holland, Ricky Brooks, and Jack Housewright.


Norma Lee Beckham, 73, of Ripley, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.

Services were held Saturday at Thompson's Mortuary Chapel in Ripley.


Payje Eugene Tate, 9 days old, of Ridgely, died Friday, March 16, 2012 at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at New Haven Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.