Obituaries for January 4, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Bessie Mae French, 89, of Dyersburg, TN, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

She was born on January 30, 1928 in Dyersburg, TN to the late Benjamin Harrison Ray and the late Lena Marie Tinsley French. Bessie was a retired manager for Continental Baking Company. She was also a member of Southside Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018 in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Loren Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary French Missman and husband, Dan, of Nashville; a son, Doug French and wife, Kay, of Dyersburg; and three grandchildren, Lisa Woodrough and husband, Jody, of Palm Bay, FL, Ryan French of Dyersburg and Shannon Rae Campbell and husband, Keith, of Ashland City.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George David French; a son, David Earl French; three sisters; and four brothers.

Pallbearers will be Dan Missman, Aiden Campbell, Zander French, Lynn Hicks, Bennie Hendren and Ronnie Epperson.

Condolences may be left at: www.dyersburgfuneralhome.net (Arrangements by Dyersburg Funeral Home, 420 Hwy 51 Bypass West, Dyersburg, TN 38024, 731-285-3021)


Vercille LaShon Mann, age 36 of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by McCreight Funeral Home - www.mccreightfuneralhome.com


Mary Bell Murray, 86, of Newbern, Tennessee, died Wednesday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Murray are incomplete and will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.


Thomas (Tommy) West, age 51 of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, TN. Arrangements are entrusted to McCreight Funeral Home and will be announced later.


James E. Wiggins, 65, of Ripley, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at Truth and Faith Baptist Church in Ripley. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Henning.

The family will receive visitors from noon-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5 at Thompsonís Mortuary in Ripley.