Posted: Monday, March 14, 2011 2:44 pm
The Messenger, March 14, 2011
Ben “Buck” Covey, 69, of Dyersburg died March 11, 2011, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Curry Funeral Home in Dyersburg, with the Rev. Terry Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Zion Cemetery in the Elbridge community.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be Mark Roberson, David Cooper, Jim Nichols, Scott Nichols, Byron Stover and Blake Oliver. Honorary pallbearer will be Tony Pruitt.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy (Pruitt) Covey; two sons, Billy Gene Covey and Jimmy Dale Covey, both of Obion; his sister, Virgie Rushin of Martin; two brothers and his sister-in-law, Cy and Sue Covey and Horace Covey, all of Dyersburg; and two grandchildren, Chelsea Covey and Savannah Covey, both of Dyersburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben “Doc” and Hettie (Crouson) Covey; and two sisters, Viola Phelan and Helen Pugh.
Online condolences can be made at www.curryfuneral.com.