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Obituaries

Obituaries

Richard J. Demby 1927 - 2010 Lawrence

The funeral service for Richard J. Demby, 83, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Victory Bible Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.
Mr. Demby died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 10, 1927, in Nitta Yuma, Miss., the son of Johnny M. and Phyllis Holmes Demby. He and his family moved to Lawrence from Hollandale, Miss., in 1969.
Mr. Demby retired in 1991 from the city of Lawrence, where he was a supervisor for the Parks and Recreation Department. He was a former member of the Church of God.
He married Bertha Mae Barfield on Dec. 21, 1949 in Dekalb, Miss. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include nine sons; John R. and wife Veronica Barfield, Gary, Ind., Lamar and wife Lucille Bohannon, DeKalb, Miss., James E., Lawrence, Jerry and wife Linda, Gary, Ind., J.R., Lawrence, Jerome M. Sr. and wife Elaine, Norman, Okla., Jan W., Norman, Okla., Reginald M., Lawrence, and Ulysses G., Lawrence; one daughter, Nancy M. Demby, Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, Samuel Demby, Raymond, Miss.; four sisters; Lessie Mae Rhodes, Hollandale, Miss., Easter M. Pennington, Lawrence, Gladys Demby, Lincoln, Neb., and Phyllis Fulton, Lawrence; 27 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com