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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

 

 

Charles Allen

Charles Lee “Charlie” Allen, age 68 of Paris, TN, died Friday, June 30, 2017, at his Residence.

Charlie graduated from E.W. Grove High School in 1968. He then attended Bethel College for 2 ½ years. After Bethel he went to UT Martin for a year. He had previously worked as a stocker at Kroger for ten years and was a former announcer for WTPR, WFWL and WKTA. Retiring as a Corporal, Charlie worked 31 years and 8 months as the communication supervisor at the Paris Police Dept. He formerly owned and operated Confidential Investigators of TN for 25 years and formerly owned a paging and cell phone dealership. His hobbies included photography and working with and on ham radios.

Born April 12, 1949, in Paris, TN, he was the son of the late William Carl Allen and the late Annie Lee Raines Allen.

Charlie is survived by one daughter Charity (Josh) Butler of Jackson, TN; and one grandchild, Averlee Butler of Jackson, TN; one great nephew, J. Michael (Laura) French of Springville TN; and one niece, Susan French of Paris, TN.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers: Joe Don Allen, Jimmy Allen, Richard Ronald Allen and John Thomas Allen.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be on Sunday, July 2, 2017, from 4 – 7 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home and on Monday, July 3, 2017, from 2 pm – 4 pm at Sulphur Well Church.  The funeral service will be at 4:00 pm Monday, July 3, 2017, at Sulphur Well Church Randy Stephens and Bob Palmer officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Douglass, Tom Cate, Dickie Bomar, Garrett Sinclair, and Russell Matheny. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Pinson, RT Miller, Jr., and members of FOP Lodge #17.

Tanner Evan Roberson

Tanner Evan Roberson, age 12 of Paris, TN, died Friday, June 30, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Tanner had attended First Baptist Church with his family for several years. He had completed 6th grade at Inman Middle School.  Tanner enjoyed attending soccer games, football games, and band contests. He loved being in the pool, going on walks, being outside, taking trips, and watching hockey and football on TV and listening to all types of music. He also loved Walt Disney World.

Tanner was born December 27, 2004 in Paris, TN to Jimmy and Patty Farris Roberson who survive.

Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Jay Roberson of Paris, TN and Will Roberson of Paris, TN; Grandparents, Don (Betty) Roberson of Paris, TN;  three aunts, Alisa (Michael) French of Paris, TN, Anita (Brent) Knott of Pensacola, FL, and Carol (Ronnie) Nash of Paris, TN; several great aunts and uncles; numerous cousins; and special caregivers, Cathy Hazlewood, Teresa Merrell, Misty Hoertsch, Andrea Harris, and Amanda York.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 2 – 6 pm and Monday, July 3, 2017 from 9  – 11 am.  The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Monday, July 3, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Lance Smith, Ricky Moon, Sean Taylor, and Scott Shepherd

Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to: Easton’s Angels, PO Box 1371, Paris, TN  38242.

Roberta Jo Ann “Bobbie Jo” Wade

Roberta Jo Ann “Bobbie Jo” Wade, age 46 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at her residence.

Bobbie Jo attended Como Church of Christ.   She was formerly employed at Four Seasons in Paris.  She enjoyed reading and loved her family and grandchildren very much.

She was born February 16, 1971 in Chicago, IL to Richard and Mary Lou Brooks Watson of Paris, TN.

Bobbie Jo was married to Ronnie Wade and he survives of Paris.  She is also survived by one daughter, Andreanna (Dustin) Capps of Paris, TN; three sons, Tyler Clay England of North Carolina, Hunter Dean Wade of Paris, TN, and Jordan Ryan Wade of Paris, TN;  one sister, Katherine Connell of Paris, TN; one brother, Ricky (Amanda) Watson of Mansfield, TN;  and five grandchildren, Landon Capps, Hailyn Wade, Kaisyn Wade, Emersyn Wade, and Layla Capps.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  She is to be cremated.  No service is planned at this time. 

Claudene Hudson

Claudene Hudson, age 94 of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.

She was a homemaker and an excellent caregiver to children.  She was also a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Claudene was born December 14, 1922, in Paris, TN, to the late Harry Thomas Hudson and the late Carrie Jarman Hudson. 

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Corene Smith and Virginia Hastings; and one brother, George Harold Hudson.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday, June 30, 2017 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am, with the funeral service at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Alan Trull officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jacky Smith, Rex Smith, Sue Hooper, Sherron Riggins, Collin Baham, and Ashton O’Daniel. 

Burial will follow in Bevil Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Anna Margaret Lamb

Mrs. Anna Margaret Lamb age 87 of Paris, TN passed away on Thursday June 28, 2017 at Henry County Healthcare Center. Her graveside service is scheduled for 10:00 AM Friday at Memorial Cemetery in Paris conducted by Bro. Gary Collier.

Anna was born on June 14, 2017 in Henry County, Tennessee to John Chesley McDaniel and Edna Viola McClure McDaniel who have both preceded her in death. She married Everette Clarence Lamb on March 10, 1950 who also preceded her on August 9, 1999. Mrs. Lamb is survived by her three sons: Everette Chesley Lamb of Paris, William Leslie Lamb (Debbie) Lamb of Paris and John Wesley Lamb of Paris; a grandson: Everette Daniel Lamb; and great-grandaughter: Shelia Daniele Lamb.

Anna was also preceded in death by her sister:Daisy Orine McDaniel in 1938 and by her brother William Chesley McDaniel in 1994.

Mrs. Lamb was a member of Temple Baptist Church and belonged to the Eastern Star. She was also a homemaker.

Pauline Merrell Enoch

Mrs. Pauline Merrell Enoch age 98 of Paris, TN passed away on Monday June 26, 2017 at the Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center. Her funeral service will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home on Wednesday June 28, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. conducted by Bro. Bobby Campbell of Central Point Baptist Church. Visitation is scheduled on Tuesday at McEvoy from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. and again on Wednesday after 9:00 A.M. until service. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Pauline was born on May 10, 1919 in Henry County, Tennessee to John Frank Merrell and Effie Victoria Hart Merrell who have both preceded her in death. On January 6, 1935 she married John Otis Enoch who preceded her on May 25, 1989. Mrs. Enoch leaves behind four daughters: Margaret Dunlap of Buchanan, TN, Judy (Jake) Wade of Paris, twin: Cookie Collins of Palmersville, TN and twin: Diane E. Cole of Montgomery, AL; grandchildren: James Austin (Connie) Cole, Amanda Louise Cole, Teddy D. (Opal) Wade, Kathy (Paul) Carney, Christie (Mike) Suratt, Lisa Collins Hatch (Mike) Hubbard, and Janice (Larry) Turner. She is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband Mrs. Enoch is preceded by three sons-in-law: Louis A. Cole, Jerry Bruce Collins and Rufus Dunlap, Jr., and two grand-children: Jerry Ward Collins and Timothy Dunlap.

Mrs. Enoch was a longtime member of Central Point Baptist Church and a homemaker. She worked at Salant & Salant formerly of Paris until its closing. She greatly enjoyed gardening and cooking, especially for her grandchildren. Pauline loved to laugh, pull pranks, share her stories and telling of tall tales from the good ole days.

"Thank you! During a time like this we realize just how much our friends mean to us. Your kind expressions of love and sympathy will always be remembered,” from the family of Pauline Merrell Enoch.

James Clement

James Edward Clement, age 76 of Paris, TN, died Friday, June 23, 2017, at his residence in Paris, TN.

He retired after many years as a security guard at Paris Landing State Park.  He also formerly worked at Celotex and was a member of Jesus Saves Baptist Church.  He enjoyed camping and playing music.

James was born October 18, 1940, in Big Sandy, TN, to the late Louie Elvis Clement and the late Sarah Jane Nolen Clement.

He was married in 1972 to Doris Smith Clement, who preceded him in death on December 23, 2014.

He is survived by one daughter, Dawn Clement of Memphis, TN; one son Ronnie (Cheryl) Clement of Romeoville, IL; one sister, Jean Payne of Camden, TN; two brothers, Buford Clement of McKenzie, TN, and Nolan Clement of Camden, TN; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. 

Along with his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Dianna May Clement; three sisters; and two brothers.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Monday, June 26, 2017 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Monday, June 26, 2017, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Teddy Hill and Joey Collins officiating.

Pallbearers will be James Dean Clement, Elvis Clement, Terry Smith, Bradley Clement, Zach Clement, and Charlie Carlisle. 

Burial will follow in Bevil Cemetery in Paris, TN.   

Judy Lamb

Judy Melton Lamb, age 67 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at her residence. Her body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

Judy Melton Lamb was born March 19, 1950 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Robert Earl Melton and the late Frances Mildred Gullett Melton. She is survived by two sons: Johnny Mathis and Daniel Lamb both of Paris, TN; one sister: Cathy (Lee) Chapman of Paris, TN; five brothers: Jerry (Dinah) Melton, Randy (Debbie) Melton, Donnie Melton, Billy Melton, and Ricky (Janice) Melton all of Paris, TN; and four grandchildren: April Mathis, Hannah Mathis, Monica Green, and Shelia Danielle Lamb.
Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son: Jerry Lee Mathis, two sisters: Cynthia Dawn Melton Tyler and Nancy Ann Melton Glisson; and a brother: Robert Michael Melton.

Judy worked at the Dairy Queen / Dairy Delight for 32 years.

Memorials may be made to: McEvoy Funeral Home, c/o: Judy Melton Lamb, P.O. Box 158, Paris, TN 38242

Ruby Triplett

Ruby Hottle Triplett, age 63 of Surfside Beach, SC, formerly of Henry County, died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Compass Post Acute Rehabilitation in Conway, SC. 

She formerly worked at both Tecumseh and the Hampton Inn in Paris, TN, for several years.  She enjoyed reading, dancing, and going to the movies.  She was Church of Christ.

Ruby was born February 20, 1954, in Paducah, KY, to the late Cletis Kalbacker and the late Flossie Trout Rasimas.

She is survived by her son, Greg Lassiter of Paris, TN; one grandchild, Noah Lassiter of Paris, TN; two sisters, Sandra Kay (Jeff) Kuykendall of Horatio, AR and Jorita West of Fort Worth, TX; one brother, Alan Dale Reed of Texas; three nieces, Kathy (Eddie) Drent of Horatio, AR, Kay (Daniel) Lindsey of DeQueen, AR, and Kellie Kuykendall of Horatio, AR; and one nephew, Alan Reed Lanier of Murray, KY.     

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Christopher Daniel Lassiter in 1973; and two sisters, Colleen Kalbacker and Mary Ann Whitebird.     

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, June 26, 2017 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, with the funeral service at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with John Dale officiating.

Pallbearers will be Randy Lassiter, David Lassiter, Joe Thompson, Joe Jackson, Tony Triplett, and Steve Crater. 

Burial will follow in Hazel City Cemetery in Hazel, KY.

Johnny Gibson

Johnny “The Old Guide” Gibson was born May 23, 1924, the only child of Wayne and Bess Gibson. He died peacefully at his home in Springville June 16, 2017.

 Johnny spent his early childhood in Ft. Myers, Florida, later moving to Paris with his family to their farm on Elizabeth St. He was one year shy of graduating from Grove High School when he joined the U.S. Marine Corps July 12, 1941 at the age of 17 to serve in World War II.

 Johnny served in the 1st Marine Division for 4 ½ years, where he spent most of his time in the South Pacific, first landing at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands and later fighting in the Battle of Peleliu. 

 After the war, Johnny went looking for adventure, driving with friends to Alaska in a 1944 panel truck to take a job building roads for the gold mining camps.

 Upon his return from Alaska, he worked as a state game warden for 4 years. An avid outdoorsman, Johnny’s next career became the one he was most known for, and the one that earned him the nickname “The Old Guide”.  He worked as a hunting and fishing guide, first independently and later as an employee of the The Tennessean newspaper, owned by his good friend Amon Evans. 

 During his years as a guide, Johnny had the privilege of guiding prominent politicians and celebrities, including former Vice Presidents Albert Gore Jr. and Walter Mondale; former Tennessee Governors Ned McWherter, Buford Ellington, Ray Blanton and Lamar Alexander; and country singers Ricky Shelton, Hank Williams Jr., Grandpa Jones and Little Jimmy Dickens.

 Upon his retirement, Johnny continued to pursue his lifelong passion for the outdoors, turkey hunting into his late 80’s. In 2005, he was recognized by John Tanner and the House of Representatives for his contributions to exploring and sharing the beauty of West Tennessee, and in 2006, he received the National Wild Turkey Federation Master Hunter award.

 Johnny also loved growing blueberries and making blueberry wine, a pastime that he become well known for in his later years.

 He was a member of Sulphur Well Church of Christ, becoming the oldest person to be baptized by preacher Randy Stephens at the church at the age of 90.

 Johnny is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jane Thompson Gibson of Springville TN; his five children Johnny Wayne “Hoot” Gibson (wife Vickie), Ronnie Gibson, Ginny Jackson (husband Barry), Jeanie Oliver (husband Jimmy) and Julie Kern (husband Greg); grandchildren Jamie Gibson, Rhonda Gibson, Christie Gamlin, Justin Oliver, Nick Gibson, Marcus Gibson, Travis Gibson, Drew Domalik, Brianna Domalik and Alex Jackson; and great-grandchildren Drake Gamlin, Cole Gamlin, Maddox Oliver, Kendall Oliver and Matthew Gibson. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents Wayne Gibson and Bess Daggett Gibson.

 A celebration of life to honor Johnny will be planned later. The family requests that in lieu of food and flowers, donations be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in Johnny’s memory.

Mary Tyler

Mrs. Mary "Margaret" Davis Tyler, age 74 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Thursday morning June 15, 2017 at her residence. A private family graveside service will be held for her with no visitation scheduled. Margaret was born on July 20, 1942 in Paris, TN to James William Davis and Cleo Creamer Glover who have both preceded her in death. On February 7, 1986 she married Gerald Tyler of Paris, TN. She leaves behind three sons: Stacy (Pam) Tyler of Sharpsburg, GA, Kevin Tyler and Kerry Tyler, both of Washington state; a brother: Billy (Sandy) Davis of Searcy, AK; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Tyler is also preceded in death by a son: Donnie Manuel, two sisters and one brother.

Margaret formerly worked for Holley Carburetor of Paris. She spent the last 30 years as a Homemaker. Margaret enjoyed traveling with her husband and visited all over the U.S. Memorials for Mrs. Tyler may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Thomas Wesley "Lurch" Jackson

Thomas Wesley “Lurch” Jackson, age 59 of Springville, TN, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

 

Lurch was a truck driver for many years.  He loved the outdoors and especially boating on his boat, McBride’s Ride II.

 

He was born November 7, 1957 in Nashville, TN to the late Thomas Edward Jackson and the late Julia Frank Jackson.

 

Lurch was married in 1991 to Mary Christina McBride Jackson and she survives of Springville, TN.  He is also survived by one daughter, Wendi Jackson of Memphis, TN; two sons, Steve Jackson of Bruceton, TN and Chris (Miranda) Jackson of Gladeville, TN; one sister, Dona (Billy) Hatfield of Joelton, TN; two brothers, Hershel “Gene” Jackson of Clarksville, TN, and Bobby Jackson of Joelton, TN; six grandchildren, Hannah Jackson, Hailey Jackson, Hunter Jackson, Kortney Jackson, Ashlyn Jackson, and Noelle Jackson.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm and on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 11 am – 2 pm.  The funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Friday, June 16, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Jessie Allen officiating.  Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. 

 

Burial will follow in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville, TN.

 

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:  American Lung Association, One Vantage Way, Ste. D-220, Nashville TN 37228 or American Heart Association, 1818 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.

 

Joetta Paschall

JoEtta Kathleen Paschall, age 78 of Puryear, died Monday June 12, 2017 at Towne Square Care of Puryear.

She was a member of North Fork Baptist Church and was active in Young at Heart at Puryear Baptist Church and North Fork Baptist Church.  She also regularly attended Sanders Senior Center in Paris and Murray Senior Center in Murray.  She loved reading, and any type of music.

JoEtta was born June 4, 1939, in Elmhurst, IL, to the late John George Weiher, Sr. and the late Jennie Elizabeth Springer Weiher.

She was married on December 5, 1959 to Vernon Hugh Paschall who preceded her in death on July 14, 1979.

She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Glaab of Puryear, TN, and Carolyn Kaminski of Puryear, TN; one son, Steven (Tina) Paschall of Puryear, TN; two brothers, John G. (Joyce) Weiher, Jr. of Paris, TN, and Robert (Judith) Weiher of Belvidere, IL; six grandchildren, Matthew (Stephanie) Sykes, Mason (Katrina) Sykes, Ashley Kaminski, Whitney Kaminski, Benjamin Paschall, and Kathleen (Chase) Walker;  five great grandchildren; and special friends, Jason (Stephanie) Walker and family.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Donald R. Glaab.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 4 - 8 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue on Friday June 16, 2017 from 9 - 11 am at North Fork Baptist Church.  The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Friday, June 16, 2017 at North Fork Baptist Church with Randy Kuykendall officiating.

Pallbearers will be Mason Sykes, Matthew Sykes, Benjamin Paschall, Chase Walker, John Weiher III, Tilman Paschall, and Brandon Weiher.   Roy Paschall is named as an honorary pallbearer.

Burial will follow in Paschall Cemetery in Puryear, TN.   

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105, or at www.stjude.org

Jackie Don Jackson

Jackie Don Jackson, age 72, of Paris, TN, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at his residence in Paris, TN.

Jackie formerly worked at Midland Brake Company in Paris, TN, and was a U.S Navy Vietnam Era Veteran.  He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, who enjoyed preaching some and witnessing to people.

He was born November 6, 1944, in Lynn Grove, KY, to the late James Andrew Jackson and the late Velma B. Lax Jackson.

He was married May 28, 1969, to Patricia “Pat” Burnette Jackson, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is survived by one daughter Jeri (David) Anderson of Beech Bluff, TN; two sons, Jonathan Jackson and Mark Jackson both of Paris, TN; one sister Delores Ann Jackson of Henry, TN; one brother, Ronnie Jackson of Paris, TN; and three grandchildren, Rayna Jackson, Zachary Anderson, and Derrick Anderson.  

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqueline Jackson.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Bethesda Cemetery in Paris, TN, with burial to follow.  Jack Thacker will officiate.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Jettie Tharpe

Mr. Jettie Tharpe , 88, of Paris died Friday, June 9, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Sparks Street Church of Christ with Ed Howard officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.

Rawls Funeral Home – Paris 731-642-1515

Bailey Wimberley

Bailey Smith Wimberley, age 82, of Paris, TN, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Paris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

Bailey served for over 30 years in law enforcement in Paris & Henry County, serving as Chief Deputy under four sheriffs.  He also served as Land Between the Lakes Patrolman for several years, and retired from the Henry County Highway Department.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially bird, fox and coon hunting.  He was a member of McDavid Grove Baptist Church in Springville, TN.

He was born February 19, 1935, in Model, TN, to the late John Rudie Wimberley and the late Mary Marie Sills Wimberley.

He was married June 30, 1963, to Mary Nell Hooper Wimberley, who preceded him in death on October 25, 2016.

He is survived by his three daughters, Charlotte (Jimmy) Hudgins of Paris, TN, Tammy (Doug) Muench of Paris, TN, and Denise Foust of Paris, TN;  one son, Danny (Sue) Brown of Port Hueneme, CA; one brother Robert F. (Betty) Wimberley of Springville, TN; one brother-in-law, John O’Connell of Chicago, IL; 13 grandchildren, Susan (Sam) Hager, Jamie (Janet) Hudgins, Ben (Christina) Brown, Jonathan Hudgins, Jill Dowdy, Jesse (Adrien) Cooley, Micah Brown, Jennifer (Philip) Cooley-Robinson, Will Foust, Keturah (James) Blood, Katie Foust, Josh (Ashley) Muench, and Ryan (Kasey) Muench; and 32 great grandchildren, J.T. Hudgins, Melissa (David) McDade, John Allen, Michael (Genesis) Allen, Parker McDade, Bennett McDade, Lindsey Allen, Brett Dowdy, Alex Dowdy, Waylon Dowdy, Anna Grace Livingston, Nora Russell, Wesley Scates, Aaron Hager, Jacob Hager, A.J. Hager, Courtney Hudgins, Seth Hudgins, Joseph Hudgins, Lindsey Hudgins, Emily Brown, Isaac Brown, Allison Brown, Owen Brown, Andrew Brown, Noah Robinson, Ezra Robinson, Brandon Muench, Collin Muench, Cannon Muench, Aubrey Muench, and Memphis Tharpe.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a son, Bailey Smith Wimberley, Jr.; three sisters, Virginia Dare Wimberley, Mary Evelyn Wimberley, and Margaret Louise Wimberley O’Connell; two brothers, J.R. Wimberley, Jr., and Homer Sills Wimberley; and one great grandchild, Nathan Hudgins.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, June 11, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Monday June 12, 2017, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Monday, June 12, 2017, at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Charles Cate and Sheriff Monte Belew officiating.   

Pallbearers will be members of the Henry County Sheriff’s Department.  Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren.

Burial will follow in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville, TN.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, or at www.alzfdn.org.

John Donald Greene

John Donald “Don” Greene, age 79, of Paris, TN, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at his residence in Paris, TN.

Don retired from Emerson Electric in Paris, TN, and formerly worked at Clippard and Celotex.  He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, and enjoyed gardening and hunting.

He was born February 24, 1938, in Paris, TN, to the late John Henry Greene and the late Mary Lena Greene.

He was married June 14, 1958, to Ruth Naomi Boothe Greene, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Julie (Wayman) Millis of Paris, TN, and Sharon Greene of Paris, TN; one son, Donovan (Christy) Greene of Paris, TN; five grandchildren, Sam Greene, Ethen Krietz, Jonathan Greene, Stephanie Greene, and Logan James; and two great grandchildren, Connor Lund-Greene and Gabe Greene. 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one son, Chris Allen Greene; four sisters, Irene Hunziker, Bessie Holley, Laverne Owens, and Jeanette Hannah; two brothers, Clint Green and Aubrey Greene, and two in infancy.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017, at the Greene Family Cemetery in Paris, TN, with burial to follow.  Randy Stephens will officiate.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Henry Hastings

Henry Terry Hastings, age 88, of Paris, TN, died Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Terry retired in 1987 after 34 years of service at Holley Carburetor Plant in Paris, TN.  He was also a farmer, and served in the Tennessee National Guard.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and loved music and especially dancing.  He was Methodist in faith. 

He was born October 3, 1928, in Mansfield, TN, to the late Fred Henry Hastings and the late Ila Yarbrough Hastings.

He was married July 1, 1949, to Ruth B. Lankford Hastings, who preceded him in death on February 11, 2001. 

Terry is survived by one daughter, Shelba Jean Hastings of Paris, TN,  and her special friend, Jack Winters of Buncombe, IL.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday, June 9, 2017, from 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm.  A graveside service will be held Friday, June 9, 2017, at 2:00 pm at Hillcrest Memorial Park, with burial to follow.  Chad Kennedy will officiate.

Carl Barrows

Mr. Carl Neville Barrows, age 89 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center. His body was donated to science and no services are scheduled.

Mr. Barrows worked at Holley Carburetor in Paris and the Henry County Highway Department.

Carl Neville Barrows was born April 28, 1928 in Stewart County, Tennessee to the late Ralph Chester Barrows and the late Sylvia Eloise Stack Barrows. On November 23, 1956 he married Juanita Fitch Barrows and she preceded him in death on October 11, 2010. He was also preceded in death by one sister: Louise Barrows Clutts; and one brother: Neal Blair Barrows.
Mr. Barrows is survived by one son: Martin Craig Barrows (Kelly E. Barker) of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Mary Sabinske

Mary Josephine Sabinske, age 66, of Big Sandy, TN, died Friday, June 8, 2017, at her residence in Big Sandy, TN. 

 

Mary was a homemaker and a member of the Camden Seventh-day Adventist Church.

 

She was born January 19, 1951, in Valparaiso, IN, to the late Joe Stefanich and the late Mary J. Lewis Stefanich.

 

She was married April 30, 1972, to William “Bill” Sabinske, who survives, of Big Sandy, TN.

 

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one daughter, Kathy (Steven) Mullins of Big Sandy, TN; two sons, Charles “CJ” Sabinske and special friend Brandy Watkins of Elkhart, IN, and Joseph David (McKayla) Sabinske of Clarksville, TN; five grandchildren, Julie Mullins, Michael Mullins, Joshua Mullins, Angelica Sabinske, and Emily Sabinske.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017, at Mixie Baptist Church Cemetery in Hollow Rock, TN, with burial to follow.  Elder Talvin Howell will officiate.

 

Norma Kay Hopkins Forsythe

Norma Kay Hopkins Forsythe, age 80, of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at her residence in Paris, TN.

 

Kay was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church and the Martha Chapter 155 Order of the Eastern Star.  She also enjoyed traveling.

 

She was born November 6, 1936, in Springville, TN, to the late William Eli Hopkins and the late Della McDaniel Hopkins.

 

Kay was married January 21, 1985, in Brownsville, TX, to James R. “Jim” Forsythe, who survives, of Paris, TN.

 

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one daughter, Leigh (John) Humphries of Brandon, MS; two sons, Kenny Maurice Lacy and special friend Carol Pinson of Paris, TN, and William Timothy (Mary Lynn) Lacy of Puryear, TN; two sisters, Regina Lamb of Paris, TN and Dorothy Ward of Paris, TN; one brother, Keith (Patricia) Hopkins of Paris, TN; six grandchildren, Jay Humphries, Macon Humphries, Joe Humphries, Amber Leann (Russell) Hill, Kaylynn Lacy, and James Lacy; and two great grandchildren, Ashlyn Aaron and Kane Price.

 

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Dorris Hopkins.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and continue Thursday June 8, 2017, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will be at 1:00 pm Thursday, June 8, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Corey Cain and Craig Peevyhouse officiating.   

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Barry Pennington, Larry Pennington, James Lacy, Randy McCarty, Tommy Lemonds, Bennie Akers, Jay Humphries, and Macon Humphries.

 

Burial will follow in Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to Maplewood Baptist Church Building Fund, 8700 Highway 218 Bypass, Paris, TN 38242.

 

Marilyn Lundquist

Marilyn Jean Lundquist, age 86 of Paris, TN, died June 2, 2017 at her residence in Paris, TN.

Marilyn was a retired supervisor from the comptroller’s office at the Internal Revenue Service. She loved to cook and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, working crossword puzzles, playing cards and was a wizard at the Words with Friends game.

Born November 21, 1930, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of the late Marvin Sorensen and the late Evelyn Sharp Sorensen.

She was married to Carl Ray Lundquist for over 48 years. Shortly after their wedding, they moved from Minneapolis, MN to California to raise their three children.  After her husband's death in 1996, Marilyn joined her son and his family in Tennessee.

Marilyn is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (Michael) Davis of Caledonia, MI, and Lisa Elliott of Auburn, CA; one son, Mark Lundquist of Paris, TN; one sister, Millicent Skinner of Venice, CA;  eleven grandchildren: Patricia (Michael) Spiegel, Brian (Colleen) Davis, Melodie (Donny) Jones, Teresa (Michael) Corrington, Michael (Shannon) Lundquist, Steven (Stephanni) Lundquist, Daniel (Autumn) Lundquist, Stacey Lundquist, Rose Elliott, Vincent Elliott, and Christal Elliott; and ten great grandchildren.

 In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Wallace Sorensen.

Marilyn's wit, fun sense of humor, and love of family will be missed and the memories she's built over the years will be a lasting gift in the hearts of the family and friends who love her.

Please join us for a celebration of her life on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  A Prayer Service will be held a 7:00 PM.

Thomas Turner

Thomas Leon Turner, age 72 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, June 4, 2017 at  the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Leon was a member of East Union Baptist Church in Beech Bluff, TN. He was a retired lineman from AT &  T. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an avid  John Wayne fan. Leon was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the US Navy.

Born July 22, 1944, in Trenton, TN, he was the son of the late Vernon Turner and  the late Helen Christine Walker Turner.

He is survived by one daughter: Angie (Dennis) Vaughn of Paris, TN; one son: David (Stephanie) Turner of Bloomington, Minnesota; six grandchildren: Jordan Vaughn, Joe Dennie, Adilynn Vaughn, Morgan Turner, Malory Turner and Mackenzie Turner; and one nephew: Ronnie Ray of Gleason, TN.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Brenda Turner.

His body is to be cremated with a memorial service at a later date.

Joyce Beechum

Joyce Wade Beecham, age 70 of Paris, TN, died Sunday June 4, 2017 at her residence in Paris, TN.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, baking pies, collecting oil lamps and taking care of her family.

Born October 2, 1946, in Paris, TN ,to the late Aaron F. Wade and the late Hallie J. Shaffer Wade.

She was married July 7, 1967 to Gerald Beecham, who preceded her in death on April 28, 2017.

Survivors include: Two daughters: Hallie Ann Christian of Paris, TN, and Betty Delores (Larry) Wallace of Paducah, KY; one son, Robert Gerald Beecham of Paris, TN; nine grandchildren, Gwin (Paige) Christian, Nathaniel (Adell) Christian, Rebecca Triplett, Charlene (Justin) Barnes, Robert Triplett, TJ Childress, George Childress, Charles “Peanut” Beecham, and Elick Beecham; and nine great grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters:, Janie D Williams, and Betty M. Adams; two brothers: Bobby F. Wade and David Wade; and one granddaughter, Janie D. Triplett.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, June 6, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Wednesday June 7, 2017, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, June 6, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.   

Pallbearers will be Gwin Christian, Robert Triplett, David Wade, Nathaniel Christian, TJ Childress, and George Childress. Elick Beecham and Charles “Peanut” Beecham are named as Honorary Pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Big Sandy, TN.

Dean Parker

Dean Parker, age 84 of Paris, passed away Friday morning, June 2, 2017 at her residence. Her body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

Dean Parker was born February 5, 1933 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Clyde J. Sterrett and the late Bertha Eva McFadden Adams. On December 24, 1950 she married James Lowell Parker who preceded her in death on November 13, 1992. She was also preceded in death by two sisters: Bobbi Kuhn and Sue McClain; and one brother: Billy Guthrie.

Mrs. Parker is survived by one sister: Bessie Wynn of Muskegon, MI; a very special friend: Oscar "Blu" Sielbeck; eight nieces: Ann (Dan) Patterson, Peggy Carrier, Paula (Gary) Odom, Debbie Pace, Tammy (Pete) Lackey, Leigh Ann (Tim) Beecham, Joan (Art) LaBonte and Leisa White; and four nephews: James (Kim) McClain, Dwayne McClain, Lane Bridges, and Mark (Char) Wynn.

Dean's family would like to extend their love, appreciation and thanksgiving to all of her caregivers.

 

 

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