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“I'm so glad we got to visit 2 weeks ago. I think he really enjoyed the visit; we certainly enjoyed getting to see you two and discussing old times. ...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Rachel Harden - Tupelo, MS

“Our thoughts and prayers are lifted up to our Heavenly Father on behalf of Mrs. Sue and all of the family. May He grant each of you comfort at this...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Billl & Jill Tatum - Ruston, LA

“Bamaw, Barbara, Teresa, David, and Tyler--Jerry and I are so sorry for your loss. I wish I could make it there tomorrow. I'll try to get to Dubach...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Beth Williams - Cartersville, GA

“We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Chuck & Lisa Hixon - Ruston, LA

“Please accept my condolences to you, Mrs. Dobbs and your family. Just remember he is in a greater place now. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Bruce McGee - Hilly, LA

“So sorry for your loss. We're praying that God will wrap each of you in His loving comort and keep you today and in the days to come. We love ya'll...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Renea, Amber & Pam - Louisville, MS

“Our prayers are with you. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Danny and Donna Bignar - Dubach, LA

“We're so sorry you have to be without him for a time, but rejoice that we all know that he is with his Lord and Savior waiting for you. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Roy, Cindy, Jonathan, Elizabeth Pye - LA

“Sue and Barbara, I'm very sorry for your loss... Rasse was a very kind man and I'll never forget him rescuing my brother, Kevin, when our housekeeper...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Randy Magee - Leland, MS

“We're so very sorry for your loss. We will continue to pray for your family ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Beverly and Rodney johnson Ruston

“To my wonderful Uncle Rasse. So many fond memories of you and Aunt Sue. Wish I could have spent more time with you two. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Carolyn Cothren Boleware - LA

Mr. Thomas Rasse Dobbs, 89, passed away on November 12, 2012, at his residence in Dubach, Louisiana, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 14, 2012, from 1 p.m. until service time at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday with Rev. Bill Reid officiating. Interment will follow in Blythe Creek Cemetery in Choctaw County.

Mr. Dobbs was born on June 9, 1923, to Joe and Ruth Blassingame Dobbs. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Ruston, Louisiana, and a retired salesman for Jarvis Oil Company of Louisville. He answered the call of his country during World War II by serving in the United States Army.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sue Dobbs of Ruston, Louisiana; his step-daughter, Barbara Blanton of El Paso, Texas; three grandchildren: Teresa Skelton Mann (David) of Ruston, Louisiana; Steve Towne, Jr., (Tracie) of Dickerson, Texas; and Gino Palmieri of Ruston, Louisiana; four great-grandchildren: Tyler Mann, Steven Towne III, Sheena Towne, and Ariana Towne; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Dobbs was preceded in death by his parents and his step-daughter, Betty Skelton.

Pallbearers will be David Mann, Tyler Mann, Gino Palmieri, John Skelton, and Richard Mann. The family requests that memorials be given to the American Cancer Society, c/o Penny's From Heaven, 532 East Main Street, Louisville, MS 39339.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 N. Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at

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