Obituaries for Jan. 13

Obituaries for Jan. 13

Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 4:01 pm

Finis Wade Baker

Finis Wade Baker, 58, of Dresden, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2001 at Regional Hospital of Jackson.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Murphy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Russell Cherry officiating. Burial was in East Side Cemetery.

Bill Jackson, Ray Mullins, John Cruse, Richard Baker, Gene Taylor and Josh Garrison served as pallbearers.

Baker was born Oct. 17, 1952 in Martin, son of the late Hubart and Norah Mae Hawks Baker. He was retired from World Color Corp. in Dyersburg and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Brian Baker of Dyersburg; three daughters, Christy Baker of Hornbeak, Melissa East of Mason Hall and Ruby Baker of Paris; one half brother, Bobby Baker of Chicago; four sisters, Charlotte Gallimore of Dresden, Dorothy Baker and Betty Baker, both of Newbern and Evelyn Hall of Trimble; five half sisters, Melanie Beasley and Louise Samples, both of Dyersburg, Ruby Robinson of Wellston, Okla., Janet Schestz of Pinetop, Ariz. and Linda Pehm of Hendersonville.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Baker, Donald Baker and James Baker; and one sister, Bonnie Howerton.

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Mildred Grissom Carney

Mrs. Mildred Grissom Carney, 90, of Dresden, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Lutheran Home in Monroe, Mich.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bowlin Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Don McCulley officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery, Latham.

Richard Killebrew, Kerry Killebrew, Ron McPherson, Scott Killebrew, Adam Killebrew and Tim Gilmore served as pallbearers.

Mrs. Carney was born Feb. 7, 1920 in Weakley County, daughter of the late Arthur and Lena Puckett Grissom. She was the widow of Dewel T. “Jim” Carney. She was a bookkeeper for more than 40 years for Jim Carney Buick Auto Sales, a member of Gideon Baptist Church in Warren, Mich. and taught Sunday School for more than 30 years.

Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Maybelle Killebrew of Dresden and Jean Carney of Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Margie Grissom and Macie Bachand.

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Harry Earl Simmons

Harry Earl Simmons, 89, of Dresden, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 at the residence of his stepson.

Services were held at noon today at Murphy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Griffin officiating. Burial was in the Obion County Memorial Gardens in Union City.

Members of his family served as pallbearers.

Simmons was born May 17, 1921 in Weakley County, son of the late Bill and Virgie McCreight Simmons. He was the widower of Louise Crockett Simmons. He was a World War II United States Army veteran and was retired from Nabisco Corp. and a Baptist.

Survivors include his stepson and daughter-in-law, Bob and Ann Melton of Dresden; one sister, Juanita Stinnett of Louisville, Ky.; and four stepgrandchildren, Kenny Melton, April Espisto, Tim Barnes and Teresa Barnes.

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