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Obituaries for June 19, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Alva "Bud" George Lovins, 84, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, June 16, 2012 at his residence.

He was a retired owner of Vandevelde Hardware Store, member of Fowlkes Baptist Church and an avid fisherman and gardener.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Dr. Ralph Buckley officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.

The family received visitors from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Hopper Lovins of Dyersburg; three daughters, Cathy Burns and husband, Dennis, of Covington, Jean Nolen and husband, Larry, of Dyersburg and Joan Spencer and husband, Paul, of Medina; a son, Randy Lovins and wife, Sherry, of Finley; a sister, Demetra "Mickey" Dunaway of Dyersburg; eight grandchildren, Keith Lovins, Greg Lovins, Brandon Thurmon, Michael Thurmon, Becky Fisher Jacobi, Amy Bryant, Jason Barr and Logan Burns; twelve great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Ernest and Annie B. Tramell Lovins; a grandson, Rodney Fisher; and two sisters, Wilma Weaver and Lurlene Lochetto.

Pallbearers will be Keith Lovins, Greg Lovins, Brandon Thurmon, Jason Barr, Logan Burns, Ryan Fisher and Dion Bryant.


Roger Dale Owsley, 68 of Trimble, Tennessee died on Friday, June 15, 2012 at his residence.

Born Friday, October 14, 1943 in Fairfield, California, he was the son of the late Leonard Owsley and the late Cora Mae Hyde Owsley.

He was a truck driver for Overnite Transportation, member of Emmaus Baptist Church and had served in the Tennessee National Guard.

Memorial services for Mr. Owsley were held, Monday, June 18, 2012 at 6:00 PM at Emmaus Baptist Church. Rev. James Hooper officiated this service.

Mr. Owsley is survived by three sons; Keith Owsley and his wife Margaret Jane of Newbern, Tennessee, Todd Owsley of Newbern, Tennessee and Tim Meadows and his wife Shannon of Loudon, Tennessee; one daughter, Katherine Owsley of Newbern, Tennessee; one brother, Larry Owsley of Dyersburg, Tennessee; one sister, Norma Overbey and her husband Bobby of Dyersburg, Tennessee and two grandchildren, Kearstin Owsley and Hannah Owsley both of Newbern, Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Nell Owsley; and a brother, Kenneth Owsley.

The family request that memorials be directed to Emmaus Baptist Church, P. O. Box # 831, Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Online condolences may be made to the family at johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com


Charles "Chuck" Akers Jr., 58, of South Fulton, died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at the Hornbeak Funeral Chapel in Fulton, Ky.


Willie Brown, 71, of Chicago, Ill., died Monday, June 11, 2012 at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Ill.

Services will be at noon Wednesday, June 20 at Thompson's Mortuary in Ripley.


Charles L. Mays Jr., 59, of Ripley, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at his residence.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Jones Street Church of Christ in Newbern.


Catherine Watson, 98, of Ridgely, died Sunday, June 17 at The Bridge in Ridgely.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Curry Funeral Home.