Obituaries for July 17, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bobby Joe Davis, 75, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was retired from the maintenance department and a tanker man with GATX Corporation in Argo, IL and formerly served with the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. William Norman officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Edith Laverne Davis of Dyersburg; a daughter, Judy D. Davis of Lemont, IL; and two brothers, Burless Davis of Finley and Ray Davis of Dyersburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Beatrice White Davis; and a sister, Arlett Louise "Cookie" Permenter.

Pallbearers will be Shane Davis, Chip Worley, Kevin Wilshire, Tom White, Tommy White and Anthony "Bubba" Bryant. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Hastings, Don Ed Hastings, Estel White, Jerry Shelly and Ricky Davis.

Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Leroy Dotson, age 73, will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Maury City Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Maury City Cemetery. Ronk Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Dotson was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Geneva Chambers Dotson; brother, James Edward Dotson.

Surviving relatives include his sisters, Margaret Vaughn and husband Danny; Carolyn Rodgers and husband Johnny; niece, Beverly Jetton and husband Barry; nephew, Warren Vaughn and wife Amanda; nephew, Adam Rodgers; great-nephew, Braden Vaughn; great-nieces, Kristen Parker, Melissa Wainscott, Kimberly Winters, Alisha Vaughn and Danae Vaughn.