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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries


Novella Mink

Novella Adelaide Mink, age 96, of Paris, Tenn., died Friday, February 6, 2015, at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn.   

She was married December 24, 1971 to Mark O. Mink he preceded in death November 21, 2003.  She was a member of the Paris Community of Christ Church and was a retired beautician. 

Novella was born July 7, 1918 in Puryear, TN to the late Heston David Paschall and the late Shellie Flora Mohundro Paschall.  

She is survived by her One Son,   Jerry (Donna) Gallimore of Huntington, W. Va;   One Step Daughter-in-law,  Barbara Mink of Texas;  Two Grandchildren, Alexander Gallimore and Michael (Erica) Gallimore. 

Besides her Husband and Parents, she was also preceded in death by a Step-son, Darrell Mink;   Sisters, Robbie Flood, Addie McCullough, Nellie Johnson and Minnie Gore;  Brothers, Thomas Paschall and Heston David Paschall Jr.       

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Friday, February 13, 2015.     The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 12:00 pm Friday, February 13, 2015 
Dale Gallimore and Dick Cochran will officiate.      Pallbearers will be Dale Gallimore, Dick Cochran, Bill Boyd, Bob Paschall, Keith Andrews and Freddy Lemonds. 

Interment will be at Puryear City Cemetery in Puryear, Tenn.

Scott Baumgardner

Mr. Scott Baumgardner of Paris TN. passed away at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN February 7,2015. His Death resulted from injuries and complications he sustained in an MVA in Henry Co. on February 5th.

Scott was a heavy equipment operator for over 20 years working on various construction projects, becoming a long haul truck driver the last 15 years of his work life.

Having to retire due to health issues, Scott finally had time to pursue his passions. He was an avid fisherman, always claiming to out fish his brothers. He loved playing cards with his friends, cooking at family and friend get togethers, and staying active in AA groups in the Tulsa, OK and West TN areas. Through counseling, experience sharing, and example setting by celebrating 23 years of sobriety, he has been able to help many people.

Graduating High School in Weaubleau, MO in 1980, Scott moved to Tulsa, OK. There he met and married the love of his life, Ethylene, where they resided until her passing in 2006. In 2010, Scott moved to West TN to be close to his family.

He was preceded in death by his paternal Grandparents, George and Wilma Baumgardner, Uncles and Aunts, Larry and Betty Baumgardner, Phillip and Virginia West, and Father, Charles Baumgardner. Maternal Grandparents Bill and Frances Dace, Uncle, Tom Dace, and second Father, Bobby Goff.

He is survived by his Mother, Jacquelynn Goff, Sister, Debbie Goff, and 5 brothers, Don Goff and wife Laverne, Sonny Goff and wife Gayle, Kent Baumgardner and wife Debbie, Marty Goff and wife Mitzi, and Phillip Goff. He also has many cousins, nieces and nephews who love him very much.

In lieu of flowers, to help with his final medical expenses, the family requests any donations to be made to an account set up in his name at the Regions Bank in Paris, TN.

James Caddell

Mr. James Caddell Jr., age 56 of Paris, TN, passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015. Memorial service will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home at 4:00 PM Wednesday, February 11. Gary Collier will officiate.

Mr. Caddell was born Janurary 22, 1959 in Charleston, SC. He is survived by one son, Nathaniel Caddell of Paris, TN.

Vivan Cody

Funeral service 1:00PM Saturday at the Sparks Street Church of Christ with Bro. Ed Howard, church minister, officiating, burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation 5:00 - 7:00PM Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 12:00Noon Saturday until time of service at Sparks Street Church of Christ.

She was born in Henry County to the late Samuel Tony and Luecinda Curtis Cowan. In 1956 she married Lathion Cody, he preceded July 17, 1998.

Survived by sisters: Rosie (Rommie) Wynn, Paris, Willie Ruth Terry, Martin and a step-son: Lathion Miliken, Paris. She also is survived by a host of nieces, nephews and a dear friend: Angela Morris Clayton.

Vivian was a longtime member of Sparks Street Church of Christ. She was a homemaker, enjoyed fishing and canning vegetables.

Larry Peridore

Mr. Larry Peridore, age 67 of Cottage Grove, TN, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2015. His Funeral will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 11, with burial to follow in the Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM till 8:00 PM on Tuesday; after 9:00 AM on Wednesday. Dr. John Smith of Fairview Baptist Church will officiate .

Mr. Peridore was born November 12, 1947, in Arkansas to the late Andrew Peridore and Helen Beatrice Presson Peridore, both preceded. On December 23, 1985 he married Melinda "Jo Ann" Stepp Peridore of Cottage Grove, TN.

He is survived by two daughters; Angela Peridore, Paris, TN; Wendy (Greg) Young, Lewisburg, TN; one son; Jason (Angela) Wiser, Cottage Grove, TN; sisters; Sherry (Morris) Boyett, Paris, TN; Karen (Roger) Smith; Mountain View, AR; Tammy Peridore, Blytheville, AR; brothers; Billy (Mary) Peridore, Lepanto, AR; James Peridore, Paris, TN; Wade (Kim) Peridore, Tenton, TN; Ricky Peridore, Monette, AR; Eight grandchildren; Brandy Ramirez, Brandon Ramirez, Kelsie Owen, Jessica (Cody) Alexander, Colten Wiser, Triston Wiser, Rusty Fuller, Tylor Fuller; seven great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and special friends.

Mr. Peridore was preceded by three sisters; Doralee Rauch, Glenda Mitchell, Violet Peridore; three brothers; Johnny, Keith, & Donald Peridore.Larry was a Baptist by faith. He formerly worked at Salant & Salant, Paris Fashions for over 17 years. Larry was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. A family member said that he was a very loving husband, father and grandfather.

Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Linda Blevins

Linda Lou Blevins, age 61, of Springville, Tenn., died Saturday, February  7, 2015, at her residence in Springville, Tenn. 

She was a Baptist and worked as a beautician before becoming disabled. She loved her dogs and Grandchildren very much.

She was born March 19, 1953 in Springfield, OH to the late William Luther Estes and the late Recile Duncan Estes.

She is survived by her  One Son,  Kenny Gene List of Puryear, Tenn;  Her Fiance of 35 years, Doug Zelk;  Two Sisters,  Cindy Estes of Michigan,  Barbie Estes of Georgia;   Two Brothers,  Ray Estes of Ohio,  Rick Estes of Michigan;  Three Grandchildren, Allie Lou List of Paris, TN,  Nicky Lee List of North Carolina, and Kenny Lee List;  and 1 Great Grandchild.       

Linda was also preceded in death by a sister, Darlene Estes; and brothers, Herb Estes and Cisco Estes.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn.

She is to be cremated, No Service is planned.

Shelia Flood

Sheila Joan Youngblood Flood, age 67, of Paris, Tenn., died Friday, February 6, 2015, at her residence in Paris, Tenn. 

Sheila married Ronnie Flood April 10, 1970 and he survives.   She was a member of TVCC-Tennessee Valley Community Church.    She was an LPN for over 40 years working at Nobles Clinic, Rhea Clinic, Henry Co. General Hospital and McKenzie Hospital.  She was a member of CMA Christian Motorcycle Assoc. and she enjoyed crocheting, sewing, camping, fishing, the outdoors and gardening.

She was born March 16, 1947 in Paris, TN to the late Jack Nathaniel Youngblood and the late Jean Elizabeth Wade Youngblood.

Besides her husband Ronnie, she is also survived by her  One Daughter, 

LeAnn (John) Dudenhofer of Paris, Tenn;  One Son,  Jonathan Flood & Fiance Rebecca Powell of Paris, Tenn;  One Sister,  Pam Steele of Paris, Tenn;  Four Brothers,  Don "Butch" (Vicky) Youngblood of Dundee, Ohio,  Jackie Youngblood of Paris, Tenn,  Mike Youngblood of Paris, Tenn,  David Youngblood of Clare, Mich;   Grandchildren,  Walker Claxton, Sophie and Alexis Dudenhofer;  Special Niece,  Samanthia Steele Bell of Paris, TN; and Several Other Nieces and Nephews.

Sheila was also preceded in death by Sisters,  Sherry Dean and Tracy Youngblood;  Brothers,   Clayton Youngblood and Jimmy Youngblood. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St,

Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 3 – 6 pm Tuesday, February 10, 2015.    The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 6:00 PM Tuesday, February 10, 2015.   Cremation will follow the service. 

Steve Gallimore will officiate.    Honorary Pallbearers will be Michael Flood and Members of CMA.

Betty Lou Wallace

Betty Lou Wallace Underwood, age 75, of Cottage Grove, Tenn, died Saturday, February 7, 2015, at her  Residence in Cottage Grove, Tenn. 

Betty married Roger William Underwood January 16, 1960 and he preceded in death May 6, 2012.    She was a member of Birds Creek Baptist Church and she loved her cats and flowers.

She was born February 27, 1939 in Paris, TN to the late George Franklin Wallace and the late Nell Mildred Martin Wallace.

Betty is survived by her   One Daughter,  Melinda (Stanley) Coleman of McKenzie, Tenn;  Two Sons,  David Underwood of Cottage Grove, Tenn,   Roger Michael (Lisa) Underwood of Dresden, Tenn; Two Sisters, Jinelle (Jimmy) Hainley of Springville, Tenn, Ethel Johnson of Paris, Tenn;  Grandchildren, Matthew Coleman, Rebecca Coleman, Christopher Underwood,  Adam Underwood, and Brandon Hopkins; Great Grandchildren, Rory Medenia,  Autumn Underwood, Cameron Underwood, Kenden Matthew Coleman, Regina Edwards, and Jonathon Edwards. 

Besides her husband and parents, Betty was also preceded in death by Sisters, Frances Evans, Jewell Merrell, Faye Clayton, and Hilda Russell; and Brothers,  Franklin Wallace, John Douglas Wallace, and Everett Wallace.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Sunday, February  8, 2015 and from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday, February  9, 2015. The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Monday, February  9, 2015

Chad Kennedy will officiate. Pallbearers will be Christopher Underwood, Adam Underwood, Josh Underwood, Jason Underwood, Anthony Kmeic, and Charles Lucas.    

Interment will be at Birds Creek Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Jay Harrell

Jay Todd Harrell, age 47 of Nashville, TN, formerly of Paris, TN died Tuesday February 3, 2015 in Nashville.   Jay was well known in the Automotive industry in Nashville for many years. 

He was a member of Crosspoint Church in Nashville and strong in his faith.   He was the New Car Sales Manager at Lexus of Nashville for 14 years.    He was the former co-owner of Music City Motorsports and former General Sales Manager of Penske Wynn Ferrari and Maserati in Las Vegas, NV.    Jay was the Inventor/Creator of D-tagz which is a product used by auto dealers all across the nation.   He was Sports enthusiast and enjoyed all watersports, traveling, motorcycles and was an avid music lover. 

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Johnson Harrell of Nashville, TN; Daughters, Courtland Harrell of Franklin, TN,  Taylor Harrell of Dallas, TX and their mother, Gina Rainey Harrell of Franklin, TN;  Step Daughter,  Dalton Pursley;  Parents, Shirley Thompson Harrell of Cardwell, MO and Ernest Junior "Ernie" Harrell of Alamo Texas;   Two Sisters, Jeris (Kenny) Harrell Hamm of Ramer, TN, and Jan (Steve) Harrell Young of Rayville, MO;   Two Brothers, Max (Nancy) Harrell of Kansas City, MO, and Mark (Janice) Harrell of Dickson TN;   Special Family, Joe and Rita Rainey of Puryear, TN; and a host of extended family and friends.   
Jay was preceded in death by a daughter, Morgan Harrell.  

Visitation will be at Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris, TN   Friday February 6, 2015 from 4 – 7 pm and Saturday after 11 am until the service at 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Walker Cemetery North of Paris. 
Dale Smith Thomas and Daughters, Courtland and Taylor Harrell will speak at the service.     

Pallbearers will be Terry Milam, Ron Thompson, Neil Buettner, Drew Claudel, Chris Scott, and James Dowland. 

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the "Jay Harrell Memorial Fund" in support of his daughters at any Regions Bank Branch. 


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