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John M. Drane, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 28, 1882
Death: Sep. 18, 1974
Dyer County
Tennessee, USA

h/o Lillie Wilson Drane

Wife's Burial:

Lillie Wilson Drane
March 19, 1888 - July 28, 1968
Buried: Fairview Cemetery
Newbern, Dyer County, Tennessee

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~~~ Daughter's Obituary ~~~

Dyersburg State Gazette Newspaper
Dec. 14, 2008

Rebecca Drane Westmoreland, 91, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 at her residence.

She was the founder and owner of Westmoreland's Apparel of Sarasota, Fla., Martha's Vineyard, Mass., Blowing Rock, N.C., and Naples, Fla., and a member of Newbern First United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg with Dr. Larry Blakeburn officiating.

The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at Curry Funeral Home.

Survivors include a niece, Rebecca Laine and husband, Craig, of Nashville; a nephew, Green Smitheal and wife, Missy, of Dyersburg; and special caregivers Dorothy Cole and Lori West.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Westmoreland; her parents, John M. and Lillie Wilson Drane; a sister, Laura Lee Drane Smitheal; and two brothers, Sam D. Drane and John M. Drane Jr.

Pallbearers will be Wes Smitheal, David Smitheal, Wilson Laine and Craig Laine.

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~~~ Son's Obituary ~~~

Dyersburg State Gazette Newspaper
Sept. 26, 2008

John M. Drane Jr., 95, of Newbern, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

He was former president of Security Bank, lifetime member of Newbern First United Methodist Church where he had served in every lay capacity, a Mason, former member of Newbern Rotary Club and Newbern Planning Commission and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home with Dr. Richard Carruth officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern.

The family will receive visitors at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Martha E. Drane of Newbern; a daughter, Cynthia D. Keller and husband, Dr. L.B. Keller of Osceola, Ark.; and a sister, Rebecca Westmoreland.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John M. Drane Sr. and Lillie Wilson Drane; a sister, Laura Smitheal; and a brother, Sam Drane.

Pallbearers will be David Allen, Ben Allen, Olen Parker, Gerald Tidwell, James Hicks, Steve Moore, James Wilkerson and John Wakefield. Honorary pallbearers will be officers, directors and employees of Security Bank and members of the Men's Sunday School Class of Newbern First United Methodist Church.

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~~~ Daughter's Obituary ~~~

Laura Drane Smitheal, 81, of Dyersburg, died today July 16, 2003 at her residence.
Wife of Green Smitheal, Jr. l daughter, Rebecca Laine & husband Craig; son, Green Smitheal III & wife, Missy; sister, Rebecca Westmoreland; brother, John M Drane and 4 grandchildren. Burial at Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg

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~~~ Daughter's & Husband's Burial ~~~

Laura Smitheal
Jan. 27, 1922 - July 16 2003
Fairview Cemetery
Dyersburg, Tennessee

Green Smitheal
Nov. 19, 1920 - Oct. 8, 2005
Fairview Cemetery
Dyersburg, Tennessee

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~~~ Son's Obituary ~~~

Sam D Drane
84yrs Jul 5 2000, Dyersburg, US Army, h/o Faye Grills; 1 Brother, John M Drane, Jr.; 2 Sister, Rebecca Westmoreland & Laura Smitheal
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Newbern

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Son & his wife's Burial:

Sam D. Drane
July 19, 1915 - July 5, 2000
s/s Faye Grills Drane
1st Lt. USA WW II

Faye Grills Drane
Jan. 11, 1917 - Jan. 11, 1999
s/s Sam D. Drane
Buried: Fairview Cemetery
Newbern, Dyer County, Tennessee

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Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Lillie Wilson Drane (1888 - 1968)*
 
 Children:
  John M. Drane (____ - 2008)*
  Rebecca Drane Westmoreland (____ - 2008)*
  Sam D. Drane (1915 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Newbern
Dyer County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Sis
Record added: Oct 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30305349
John M. Drane, Sr
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John M. Drane, Sr
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- Mary & Kent
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