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Obituaries for July 11, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Michael G. Ownby, 61 of Dyersburg, TN, passed away on Monday (July 9, 2012) in the Jackson Madison Co. General Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends.

Born in Dyersburg, TN, he was the son of the late Guy and the late Mamye (McKinney) Ownby.

He was a Hairstylist, and former school teacher. Mr. Ownby was an avid musician and songwriter, and played the piano at the Gathering Place Church, where he was a member.

Survived by two sisters : Helen Ownby Dunavent of Friendship, TN, Betty Ownby Rodgers of Rosemark, TN and one brother: Tommy Ownby of Dyersburg, TN

Mr. Ownby is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Sister, Norma Ownby Adams.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. (July 12, 2012) at the Gathering Place Church in Dyersburg (620 Mall Blvd. Suite F). Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Thursday (July 12, 2012).

Interment will be in Friendship Cemetery, Friendship.

William David Rice, 74, of Dyersburg, died Monday, July 9, 2012 at his residence.

He was a retired maintenance mechanic, member of Second Baptist Church and a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he worked as a jet mechanic.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Turner officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Rice of Dyersburg; a daughter, Mindy Rice Pinegar and husband, Richard, of Dyersburg; a son, David Rice and wife, Tammy, of Dyersburg; two sisters, Faye Hodge of Dyersburg and Aliene Darby of DeFuniak Springs, FL; a half-sister, Altie Jean Daniels of Dyersburg; five grandchildren, Ashley Rice Brooks, Justin Johnson, Blane Pinegar, Hayden Pinegar and Braysen Pinegar; and three great-grandchildren, Jaksen Brooks, Jayden Brooks and Ady Kate Brooks.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Stella Rice; and a sister, Melba Lois Rice Ellis.

Pallbearers will be Clifton Crews, Gerald Lee, Don Maxedon, Buddy Asbridge, Bobby Hatch and Anthony Hopper.

Online condolences may be sent to our website at www.dyersburgfuneralhome.net

Judith Ann Sanders Galloway, 58, of Ripley, died Sunday, July 8, 2012.

Services were held Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Friendship Cemetery.

Johnnie P. Whitelaw, 87, of Memphis, formerly of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cosmopolitan Funeral Services - www.cosmopolitanfuneralservices.net.