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Dec. 27, 2007

Nicky Dale Lewis

  ADAMSVILLE, TN: Nicky Dale Lewis, age 55, of Adamsville, Tennessee died Tuesday, December 18, 2007, in Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee.

  Services were held in Shackelford Funeral Directors in Adamsville, Tennessee at one o’clock in the afternoon, Thursday December 20. Burial was in Pine Hill Memorial Garden, Adamsville, with Seth Ahrens, Bryan Isbell, Clark Goode, Joey Tuberville, Wesley Rowland, and Norrisey Mullins as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Arvis Harris, David Carroll, Jeffrey Banks and Kevin Barnhill.

  Mr. Lewis was a truck driver for Elam Trucking. He was a member of the Estes Church of Christ in Henderson, Tennessee. Family members say he loved being around people, loved his truck, and loved his dogs, Gracie and Gerdie.

  He is survived by: his wife, Gail (Melton) Lewis of Adamsville, Tennessee; his mother, Elsie Ruth Lewis of Water Valley; a son, Christopher Dale Lewis of Water Valley; one daughter, Amanda Rae Farrah of Nehawka, NE; two brother, William Lewis of Pensacola, Florida and Robert Lewis of Adamsville; two sisters, Deb Peacock and Pat Cosby, both of Water Valley, and one grandchild

  He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Dickey Lewis.

Clinton O.B. Ross

  WATER VALLEY: Clinton (O. B.) Ross was born February 21, 1955, in Charleston to Robin Carter and John Ratliff. He was the oldest child of eight. He became a blessing to all who knew him. He graduated from Charleston High School in 1974 and joined the United States Army following high school. He was employed by BorgWarner, Inc. at the time of his death.

  On December 18, 1980, he was united in holy matrimony to Maxine Phillips and to this union two children were born.

  Preceding him in death were his childhood caregivers, Dave and Flora Ross, a brother, Jessie Ray Carter, and a sister, Faye (Sue) Reed.

  Mr. Ross is survived by: his wife of 27 years, Maxine Phillips Ross; two daughters, Tijuana (Molly) Weekly of Charleston and Alisha M. “LiLi” Ross of Water Valley; one son, Clinton E. Ross of Water Valley; two grandchildren; his mother, Robbie Carter of Charleston; his father, John Ratliff of Chicago; four brothers, Emmanuel “Manuel” (Gwen) Carter of Tippo, Alfred “Glen” (Regina) Carter of Charleston, Allen “Butchie” Carter of Gulfport, and Nelson “Bubba” Carter of Wichita, Kansas; one sister, Lela Ann Johnson of Grenada; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

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