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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries



Jerry McCree

Jerry McCree, age 72 of Morristown died Thursday August 6th at Park West Hospital in Knoxville.

A funeral service will be held in Morristown, TN on Saturday with Allen Funeral Home of Morristown will be in charge. Local service will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 10, 2015 with McEvoy Funeral in charge. Visitation will be Sunday August 9th from 4-8pm.

Jake Greene

Jake "Bucky" Greene, Jr. Age: 82 of Middleton, TN, passed away Sunday August 2, 2015 at the Regional One Hospital in Memphis. Funeral service 12:00PM Friday August 7, 2015 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Corey Glover of First Christian Church officiating, burial will follow in Bevil Cemetery.

Visitation 10:00AM Friday until service time.

He was born in Paris, TN to the late Jake Greene, Sr. and Myrtle Mae Williams Greene. On August 23, 1952 he married Margaret Melton Greene, she preceded December 13, 2011.

Survived by daughters: Pam (Joe) Jackson, Middleburg, FL, Teresa (Tom) Morrison, Collierville, TN, Kris (Brian) Barron, Barton, MS; sons: Greg (Michelle) Greene, Middleton, TN, James "Nicky" Greene, Middleton, TN; sisters: Audrey Smith, Paris, TN; brother: Billy Joe Greene, Paris, TN; grandchildren: Marshal Jackson, Lesley Beck, Nicole Thomas, Bryce, Jordan and McKinley Morrison, Zack and Tyler McKee and Shoshana Kennedy; great-grandchildren: Kaylie Jackson, Dean Austin, Ty Thomas, Emily and Annabelle Beck; sister-in-law: Shirley Sliger, Paris, TN.

Mr. Greene was an engineer for Moltan Company for 27 years, after retiring he worked as a consultant for them for 8 more years. He also had a general contractor’s license, designed and built 2 plants for Moltan. Jake formerly worked for Oil Dri Inc., Mid Florida Mining and Anschutz Co. He was a pilot who enjoyed flying and also enjoyed drawing. Jake served 18 years with the TN Army National Guard in Paris. A family member said that he was a very determined man who never stopped learning and was always able to solve any problem he encountered and always had a good story to tell.

Memorials may be made to: The Lee Academy for the Arts, P.O. Box 667, Paris, TN 38242 or The American Cancer Society, Mid-South Division, 2935 Hwy 45 Bypass, Jackson, TN 38305. Print DirectionsPrint Obituary

Sadie Cronin

Mrs. Sadie Faye Cronin age 63, of Buchanan TN, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015. On July, 4, 1968 she married her husband Ernest Cronin of Buchanan, TN. She leaves two sons Ernest (Kristen) Cronin, Jr. of Blythewood, South Carolina and Shaun (Marci) Cronin of Paris, Tennessee; a sister, Betty Gore of Rockport, Indiana; brothers,Daniel Decker, Jr., Maurice (Martha) Decker, Kenny (Connie) Decker, Henry (Diane) Decker, all of Rockport, Indiana, Kurt (Cindy) Decker of Florida; grandchildren, Kimberly Murphy, Heather, Hunter, Claire, Garrett, Elizabeth and Ethan Cronin; great-grandchildren, Trenton Cronin, Connor and Mason Winters, and Tia Murphy.

She was preceded by sisters, Stella Hoover, Thelma Serwon; brothers, Charles, Bob, O’Neal, Harold, and Chester Decker.

Mrs. Cronin enjoyed crafting and loved her dogs, Toby and Pugsie. A family member said that Sadie’s favorite holiday was Christmas and that she went all out for it every year.

Her body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

David Ronald Brown

The Funeral service for David Ronald Brown, age 45, will be held Saturday August 1, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Paris Convention Center with Victor E. Eskew officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Along with his sister, David co-owned and operated Hulme Sporting Goods where he enjoyed working with his entire family.  They celebrated 40 years of business in 2015. He was a member of Eastwood Church of Christ, enjoyed spending times with his family and friends at the lake and woodworking.  His real passion was working at his family’s store and helping people of the Paris and Henry County Community. Whether thru a fundraiser or just expediting a job, David was always willing to lend his help and support.

David was born November 21, 1969, in Paris, TN, to Ronald “Ron” and Sue Windsor Brown of Paris, who survive.

He married Shawaree Spann Brown of Paris March 21, 1998, who survives. They have two children: Emilee and Shawn David Brown. Also surviving are his sister Kim (Ernie) Veglio of Paris and their daughters Allie and Anna Veglio. Many aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Besides his immediate family he leaves special friends: Dan and Tammy Owens of Paris, a father in law:  Jimmy (Debbie) Spann of Paris and a step father in law:  Frank Valentine of Paris.

Preceding in death are his grandparents: Carnell and Helen Jackson, Albert and Treva Brown and his mother in law Alice Valentine.

Pallbearers for the service will be Mike Jackson, Dan Jackson, Brian “Hoppy” Hopkins, Barry Flood, Donnie Lewis and Mark Pritchett.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Owens, Frank Valentine, Danny Morgan and the entire Henry County Patriot Community.

Friends may visit with the family at Ridgeway Funeral Home Friday from 4-8 pm and Saturday after 11 am at the Paris Convention Center.

Mildred Dortch Smith

Mildred Dortch Smith, age 93 of Jacksonville, FL passed away Monday July 27, 2015 in Jacksonville.

Her funeral service will be Tuesday August 4, 2015 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. John Smith of Fairview Baptist Church officiating, burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Jack King, Billy Cooper, Ray Mulacek, Billy Dortch, Larry Dortch and Bart Sturdivant.

Visitation 5:00 - 7:00PM Monday and after 9:00AM Tuesday.

She was born in Springville, TN to the late Hurley and Stella Gray Dortch.  On March 7, 1942 she married William Leo Smith he preceded September 16, 2004.

Survived by a son: William Geren (Ellen Cooper) Smith, Ponte Vedra, FL; sisters: Betty Taylor, Paris, TN, Janice Anderson, Augusta, GA, Nancy Spikes, Big Rock, TN; brothers: Billy Dortch, Paris, TN, Eddie Dortch, Paris, TN, Larry Dortch, Paris, TN; nieces: Jan Mulacek, Warrenville, IL, Debbie Snow, Apache Junction, AZ, Sandy Varney, Beamer, TN.

Preceded by sisters: Willene Dunn, Hazel Gladys McKenzie and a niece: Linda Ludwick.

Mrs. Smith was a member of Deer Meadow Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL.

Memorials may be made to Jenna Cooper Memorial Scholarship Fund, SHA Advancement Office, 3177 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY   40206.

Ji Min Hutson

Ji Min Hutson, age 33, of Fort Dix, New Jersey, passed away July 24, 2015 at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mt. Holly, New Jersey.

Her funeral service will be 11:00AM Friday July 31, 2015 at the East Wood Street Church of Christ with Bro. Riley Nelson of the Richmond Hill Church of Christ in Richmond Hill, GA officiating, burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Shane Kemp, Justin Fields, Cain Myers, John David Flowers, Derek Bell and Brian Buckingham.

Visitation 4:00 - 7:00PM Thursday and after 9:30AM Friday at East Wood Street Church of Christ.

Ji was born in Joung-Up City, South Korea to Tae-Young Ko, Cheonan, South Korea and Mi Suk Wang, Pyeong Taek, South Korea.  On October 14, 2008 she married Ben Hutson, he survives.

Survived by a daughter: Hayden Hutson, Fort Dix, NJ; brother: Hyeong Gon (Joung-Ah Kim) Ko, Pyeong Taek, South Korea; grandmother: Lag-In I, Joung-Up City, South Korea; grandfather: Sang-Og Wang, Joung-Up City, South Korea and a niece: Ji Woo Ko, Pyeong Taek, South Korea.


Barbara Forrest Harville

Funeral service 2:00PM Sunday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Rev. Wray Forrest of Maranatha Baptist Church officiating, burial will follow at Palestine Cemetery.

Visitation 4:00 - 7:00PM Saturday and after 12:00Noon Sunday.

She was born in McKenzie, TN to the late Alfred and Ovellon Grissom Forrest.  On April 29, 1967 she married Alvin Harville, he survives.

Survived by sons: Jean-Paul (Patty) Harville, Puryear, TN, Ian (Nicole) Harville, Frankfort, KY; sisters: Brenda Kay (Leroy) Haddock, McKenzie, TN, Betty Mae (Paul) Vawter, Madison, TN; sister-in-law: Dreama Harville, Jeffersonville, IN; brothers: Rev. Wray (Patsy) Forrest, Big Sandy, TN, Richard Thomas (Karen) Forrest, Trezevant, TN; brother-in-law: Gerald (Linda) Harville, Jackson, TN; grandchildren: Nicky Harville, Megan Harville, Christy Harville, Preston Harville, Christian Harville, Vincent Harville.

Preceded by brothers: John David Forrest, Alfred Forrest, Jr.; brother-in-law: Royce Harville; father and mother-in-law: John A. and Inetha Unwin Harville.

Barbara was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church in Dover, TN.  She worked and retired from Emerson Electric formerly of Paris, TN.  

Ernie Wynn

Funeral service 12:00PM Saturday July 25, 2015 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Campbell of the Puryear Church of Christ officiating, burial will follow at Puryear City Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Shannon Elkins, Luke Elkins, Danny Gallimore, John Young, Randy Hammons and David Wynn.

Visitation 4:00 - 7:00PM Friday and after 10:30AM Saturday.

He was born September 13, 1927 to the late Jack or Ivey Alma Lemonds Wynn.  On January 2, 1948 he married Doris Valentine Wynn, she preceded March 22, 2010.

Survived by a daughter: Judy (Jimmy) Elkins, Puryear; sisters: Modena Wheatley, Columbia, TN, Flossie York, Paris, TN, Shirley Evans, Puryear, TN, Margie Nanney, Paris, TN, Lottie Hopper, Metropolis, IL, Velma (Jimmy) Bolding, Springville, TN; brother: Willis (Ina Mae) Wynn, Paris, TN; grandchild: Shannon (Shana) Elkins, Dover, TN; great-grandchildren: Luke Basil Elkins, Kya Bradley Elkins, Lily-Kate Elizabeth Elkins and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceded by a son: Johnny Dale Wynn, September 3, 1999; sisters: Lilly Wynn, Ruby Wynn; brothers: Frank Wynn, Wilburn Wynn, Hassel Wynn, Harold Wynn, Billy Joe Wynn and a grandson: Justin Elkins, April 19, 2011.

Mr. Wynn was a member of the Puryear Church of Christ where he faithfully attended.  Ernie enjoyed wildlife and the outdoors.

Memorials may be made to: West Tennessee Children's Home, 170 Frank Latham Road, Pinson, TN 38366 and/or CURO Health Services Foundation, C/o Avalon Hospice, 1020 Tyson Avenue, Paris, TN  38242.

Robert Mouton

Robert Lee Mouton, age 65, of Paris, Tenn., died Sunday, July 19, 2015, at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.  He was Church of Christ and an Army veteran who served in Vietnam Era He enjoyed watching football, golf, and joy rides in his car.

He was the son of the late Lawrence Mouton and the late Betty Dronet  Mouton.

He is survived by his two daughters, Nicole Mouton & fiance Michael Oakley of Paris, Tenn. and Lisa Venissat of Gueydan, La; one son,Jason Mouton of Crowley, La.,one sister-Linda Herpin of Crowley, La.,Three Brothers, Jerry (Gwen) Mouton of Mermentau, La.,Lawrence Clark Mouton of Lafayette, La. and Johnny (Cindy) Mouton of Lafayette, La. and his former wife Jocelyn Norwood of Hollow Rock, TN.

Mr. Mouton has six grandchildren: Angelle' Venissat, Dante' Mouton, Blair Venissat, Chloe' Broussard, Kylie Mouton and Kohen Mouton along with 9 nieces and nephews.

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

Baron Guttenberger

Baron Von Guttenberger, age 10, of Cottage Grove, Tenn., died Sunday, July 19, 2015, at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.

He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.    He just completed 5th Grade at Harrellson School and he enjoyed playing T-Ball with the Martin All-Ball League.   He also loved movies, eating out, shopping, and loved his dog Lady.

He was born September 10, 2004 on Jackson, TN to the late Greg Guttenberger and Jennifer Heilman Guttenberger of Cottage Grove, TN.

Besides his mother, he is also survived by his Maternal Grandmother, Patricia (Donnie) Heilman of Tiffin, OH;  Maternal Grandfather, Richard Heilman of Tiffin, OH;  Paternal Grandmother, Anne Arnold Guttenberger of Paris, TN;  9 Uncles, 2 Aunts and Several Cousins; and 3 Special Caregivers, “Aunts” Melissa Jones, Deb Caceres, and April Vaughn Hill.  

Besides his father, he is also preceded in death by Paternal Grandfather, Norb Guttenberger and 1 Aunt.          

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Thursday, July 23, 2015 with a Rosary at 7 pm.   Visitation will continue on Friday from 9 – 10:30 am at Ridgeway Funeral Home.   The Funeral Mass will be at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 11 am Friday, July 24, 2015.  

Nell Weaver

Nell Puryear Weaver, age 94, of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, Tenn. 

She married in January 26, 1943 to George W. Weaver he preceded in death July 9, 1992.

Nell was a Church of Christ.    She retired May 1, 1982 as a bookkeeper from the Board of Public Utilities. She was a member of Business & Professional Women, United Daughters of Confederacy, Gold Star Wives and the Henry County Pioneers.

She was born April 1, 1921 in Paris, TN to the late Douglas Allen Puryear and the late Ursula Muriel Austin Puryear.

She is survived by her  One Daughter,  June Weaver Larmour of Coldwater, Miss;  Granddaughter,  Elizabeth L. (Dan) Larsen of Memphis, TN;  Great Grandchildren,  Cameron Hastings, Andrew Hastings,  and Nicholas Kroboth-Larsen. 

Besides her Husband and Parents, she was also preceded in death by a Son-in-law, Michael S. Larmour, and Brothers, Bernard Puryear, and Billy Puryear.           

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 12 – 2 pm Wednesday, July 22, 2015.    The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of  Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

Jason Hart will officiate.    Pallbearers will be Jack Veazey, Dan Larsen, Cameron Hastings, Andrew Hastings, Nichols Kroboth-Larsen, and Richard Edwards.     Honorary Pallbearers will be George Combs and all former and present linemen with the Board of Public Utilities. 

Interment will be at Walker Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to:  Paris Henry County Heritage Center,  614 N. Poplar St.,  Paris, TN  38242   or    St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000,  Dept. 142,  Memphis, TN  38148.

John Green

Mr. John Green of Paris, TN passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015 at the age of 91. A memorial service for Mr. Green will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 4:00 PM Saturday, August 1, 2015. Dr. Jenna Goggins of First Presbyterian will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 3:00- 4:00 PM prior to service time at the church.

Mr. John Green was born October 7, 1923 in Erie County, Buffalo, New York to the late John Green and Frances Kitching Green. On Feburary 14, 1982 he married Sandee Green of Paris, TN.

He is survived by daughters; Jacqueline A. Hardcastle of Greensboro, NC; Daina K. Lee of Frisco, TX; sons; Richard M. (Michele) Green of Lakeland, FL; Joseph D. (Sheila C.) Wilson of Linden, TN; brother; Wilford (Marilyn) Green of Nashua, NH; sister-in-law; Gail Green of Lakeland, FL. Mr. Green is also survived by six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

Mr. John Green was preceded by spouse, Betty Jo Green; married December 4, 1943; preceded on May 16, 1981; daughter, Sandra Jo Green; son, John Edward Green; brother, Robert Green.

Mr. Green served in WWII in the U.S. Army 672nd Engineer Co. including the Battle of the Bulge. He retired in 1986 from National Gypsum Co. after 35 years of service. Mr. Green was an Elder with the Presbyterian Church in Paris, TN, Hot Springs, AR and Chatham, VA. He served many years on the Henry Co. Commission for the Aging and also served on the Historical Zoning Board.

Memorials may be made to:: Lee Academy for the Arts, P.O. Box 667, Paris, TN 38242 or First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 107, Paris, TN 38242.

Ruby Key Shankle

Mrs. Ruby Key Shankle of Paris, Tennessee passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the age of 93. Funeral service for Mrs. Shankle will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home, 11:00 AM Monday, July 20, 2015, with burial to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Bro. Mitch Fiscus of Jones Chapel Baptist Church will officiate the service. Visitation for Mrs. Shankle will be from 4:00 - 7:00 PM, Sunday, July 19 at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 9:00 AM prior to service at 11:00 AM, Monday. Named as pallbearers are; Micheal Melton, David Darnell, Joe Darnell, Jay Shankle, Landen Shankle and Mickey Wheatley.

Mrs. Ruby Shankle was born July 19, 1921 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Bryan Key and Cordelia Smith Key. On March 15, 1942 she married Mr. James F. "Frank" Shankle, who preceded her on July 25, 2001.

Mrs. Shankle is survived by daughters; Kay Valentine of Paris, TN; Julia Graves of Bradford, TN; Rose (Johnny) Hoffman of Buchanan, TN; Patty (Larry) Inlow of Paris, TN; sons; Bob Shankle of Paris, TN; George (June) Shankle of Springville, TN; sister; Lucy (Cleo) Hosford of Paris, TN; brother; Paul (Ruth) Key of Paris, TN. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and eight great great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Shankle was preceded by one son, Micheal Shankle; one brother, Novice Key.

Mrs. Ruby Shankle was a member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church, Lifetime member of the VFW Post 1889 Auxiliary, High School graduate of Cottage Grove Class of 1940 and she was a devoted mother and grandmother. She also loved her garden and her birds.

Doris Comer Gillespie

Mrs. Doris Comer Gillespie of Paris, Tenn. passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 at the age of 87. Funeral service will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 21, 2015, with visitation being from 9:00 - 11:00 AM prior to service. Pastor Bob Wint of Seventh Day Adventist Church in Savannah, Tenn. will officiate, with burial following in Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Gillespie was born September 9, 1927 in Washington County, Tenn. to the late William Noel Comer and Mae Phipps Comer. On September 11, 1955 she married Mr. Curtis Gillespie, who preceded her on May 24, 1999.

She is survived by her sister, Charlotte Bundy of Lexington, KY; brother, William N. Comer, Jr. of Indonesia. Also a family friend, Fran Shelton.

Mrs. Gillespie was a member of the Paris Seventh Day Adventist Church where she was the church clerk; she graduated from Henry High School and worked as an L.P.N. at Nobles Hospital.


Billy Bert Lamb

Billy Bert Lamb, age 70, of Puryear, Tenn., died Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at his residence in Puryear, Tenn.

He was married June 12, 1965 to Margaret Ann Paschall Lamb and she survives.  

Billy was a member of North Fork Baptist Church.  He retired in 2001 as a Supervisor for General Tire in Union City, TN after 34 years.  He was a member of Masonic Lodge #109 in Cottage Grove and was a  Shriner and a Scottish Rite Mason.  He was also an avid golfer.  Billy was a former basketball player at Cottage Grove School and Basketball was his passion.

He was born January 7, 1945 in Paris, TN to the late Lois Dennis Lamb and the late Mary Lou West Lamb.

Besides his wife Margaret, he is also survived by his Two Daughters,  Angela (Tommy) Massey of Rockvale, Tenn,  Andrea Lamb of Paris, Tenn;  Three Sisters,  Linda Sue Nance Orawczyk of Puryear, Tenn,  Mary Lois Sparks Wright of Paris, Tenn,  Peggy Ann Newsome of Coldwater, Ky;  One Brother,
Clayton Lamb of Paris, Tenn;   Two Grandchildren,  Troy Connor Massey and Tucker Cole Massey of Rockvale, TN.

Besides his Parents, he was also preceded in death by Two Brothers, Dennis Lamb and Staton Lamb.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Thursday with a Masonic Service at 7:00 pm  Thursday, July 16, 2015.   Visitation will continue on Friday July 17, 2015  from 12 – 2 pm at North Fork Baptist Church.   The Funeral Service will be at 2:00 pm Friday, July 17, 2015 at North Fork Baptist will Randy Kuykendall of West Fork Baptist Church in Murray, KY and  Douglas Powell of Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church Milan, TN officiating.

Pallbearers will be Greg Story, Allen McDougal,  Scott Wyrick,  Butch Lamb,  Benji Bona,  Bubba Sparks,  Tommy Massey,  and Jason Mounts.    Honorary Pallbearers will be Pinky Williams, Leon Bumpus, Waymon Reagan, Ronnie Mullins, Gerald McCallon, Bobby Owen, Dan Patterson, J.W. Akers, Danny E. Lee, Billy Dale Hicks, Bill Jackson, Larry Wade, Travis Sparks, Ray Hendon and J.T. Jones.

Interment will follow in Walker Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to:   Henry Co. Med. Center Hospice, 311 E. Wood St.  Paris, TN  38242     OR  
Caring Hearts, 1290 Kelly Dr.,  Paris, TN 38242.  

Ollie Stanley

Ollie Stanle, age 95 of Paris, died Monday June 22nd at the Henry County Healthcare Center. He was a WWII veteran. A memorial service will be held in Alabama at a later date.

Ray Champine

Funeral service 2:00PM Sunday July 19, 2015 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. David Alan Jackson officiating, burial will follow at Alman Cemetery.

Visitation 4:00 - 6:00PM Saturday and after 1:00PM Sunday.

He was born in Ceylon, MN to the late George Lloyd  and Grace Myers Champine.  On October 2, 1960 he married Sara Hudgins Champine, she survives.

Survived by a daughter: Cathy (Ed) Miles, Louisville, KY; son: Steven (Missy) Champine, Jackson, TN; sisters: Marilyn Will, MN, Jean (Bob) Lamp, MN; Robert (Lois) Champine, MN, Veryl (Cheryl) Champine, MN; grandchildren: Bradley (Sarah Joy) Champine, Oxford, MS, Bryan Champine, Memphis, TN, Cooper Champine and Cameron Champine, both of Jackson, TN and numerous nieces, nephews cousins and special friends.

Preceded by a brother: Jerry Champine, May 2015.

Mr. Champine was a U.S. Army Veteran who served a year in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Divison and retired after 21 years of service as a Major. Ray worked at Holley Carburetor until its closing. He then became a U.S. Postal Carrier who received the “Hero of the Year” award in 2000 after saving a resident from death when their home was on fire and soon afterwards retired. Ray was very active after retirement, was an avid gardener who enjoyed bowling and many activities at the Senior Citizen Center in Murray, KY. A family member said that he dearly loved his family and most especially his grandchildren.

Louise Allison

Louise Crouch Allison, age 83, of Paris, Tenn., died Sunday, July 12, 2015, at her residence in Paris, Tenn.  

She was married Dec. 20, 1947 to J.C. Crouch and he preceded in death April 10, 2000.    In May of 2002, she married Dorris Allison and  he survives.    She was a Member of  Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.   She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, making fried pies, cooking for her family and traveling.

She was born October 26, 1931 in Red Bay, AL to the late Fernando Francis “Jack” Tharp and the late Carrie Myrtle Gray Tharp Kitchens.

Besides her husband Dorris, she is also survived by her One Daughter,  Rhonda (Ron) Paschall of Paris, Tenn;  Three Sons,  Jacky (Shelley) Crouch of Paris, Tenn,  Jerry (Reba) Crouch of Paris, Tenn,  Steve (Renee) Crouch of Paris, Tenn;   Eight Grandchildren,  Jeff (Ginger)Crouch, Micky (Chris) Crouch, Ricky (Toni) Crouch,  Josh (Julia Ann) Crouch, Jason (Angie) Brown,  Joseph Brown, Christy (Mark) Morton, and Kim (Eric) Jackson;  and 22 Great Grandchildren.  

Besides her First Husband and Parents, she was also preceded in death by a Sister,  Lucille Warren and Brother,  Marvin Tharp.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Monday, July 13, 2015 and from 10 – 11 am Tuesday, July 14, 2015.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 am Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

Bro. James Smith and Bro. Mike Wimberley  will officiate.    Pallbearers will be Jeff Crouch,   Micky Crouch, Ricky Crouch,  Josh Crouch,  Jason Brown, and Joseph Brown.   Honorary Pallbearers will be Christy Morton and Kim Jackson.

Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, Tenn.

Pat Jones

Pat Jones, age 81, of Springville, Tenn., died Friday, July 10, 2015, at Murray Calloway Co. Hospital in Murray, Ky.  

Pat Married William Alden "Bill" Jones August 9, 1953 and he survives.  

She was Methodist and had worked as Treasurer for 17 years for the NHJ School Corporation in Indiana before moving to TN.   She also worked as a Bank Teller for Security Bank for 8 years.   She enjoyed fishing and cooking.

She was born October 25, 1933 in Springfield, IL to the late Edward Warren James and the late Frances Emily Taft James.

Besides her husband Bill, she is also survived by her Two Daughters,  Deborah Sue Thompson of Springville, Tenn,  Patricia Lynn (James) Koehler of Somerset, Ohio;  One Sister,  Marjorie Frances Wanless of Springfield, Ill;  One Brother,  Edward Warren James of Alamo, Texas;  One Grandchild,  LaShawnda Thompson of Pearl, MS;  One Great Grandchild,  JeriLynn Koehler;  3 Nephews, 1 Niece,  2 Great Nephews,  and 1 Great Niece.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a Grandchild, Joshua Koehler.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 12 – 4 pm Tuesday, July 14, 2015.   The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 4:00 pm Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

Linda Hilliard of Antioch United Methodist Church will officiate.   Pallbearers will be James Koehler,  Daniel Frownfelter,   Paul Frownfelter,  John Baskitis, and  Brent Greer.

Jerry Hoofman

Jerry Hoofman, age 79, of Paris, Tenn., died Friday, July 10, 2015, at his residence in Paris, Tenn.  

Jerry married Virginia "Anne" Moody Hoofman October 1, 1955 and she preceded in death October 2, 2011.  

He was a member of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church.   Jerry retired from CSX Railroad as a Brakeman after 30 years.  He was also was the retired owner of Hoofmans Bar-B-Q in Paris for 28 years.  He loved playing guitar and singing with the Pickers and Grinners group at the Paris Civic Center and he enjoyed Fishing, Camping, Riding Motorcycles and spending time with his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

He was born September 23, 1935 in Cottage Grove, TN to the late Herman B. Hoofman and the late Ellie Snyder Hoofman.

He is survived by his  One Daughter,  Karen (Terry) Wheatley of Cottage Grove, Tenn;  One Son,  Dennis Hoofman and Special Friend Rosemary Lane of Paris, Tenn;  One Sister,  Patsy Paschall of Springville, Tenn;  Two Grandchildren,  Joe Hoofman of Mansfield, TN,  Rachel (Zach) Brown of Paris, TN;  Great Grandchildren,  Skylar Hoofman and Brittney Hoofman of Mansfield, TN,  and Liam Brown of Paris, TN;  Several Nieces and Nephews and Sister-in-laws and Brother-in-laws.

Besides his wife and parents he was also preceded in death by a Brother,  Freddie Hoofman.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Monday, July 13, 2015 and from 12 – 2 pm Tuesday, July 14, 2015.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

Johnny Farmer will officiate.  

Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Edith H. White

Mrs. Edith H. White of Cottage Grove, TN passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the age of 92. Her Funeral Service will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 14, 2015 with burial to follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery. Bro. Tom Winchester and Bro. Paul Veazey will officate. Visitation will be Monday, July 13, 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. Monday and after 11:00 A.M. Tuesday. Pallbearers are named as; Ben Moore, David Arnold, Kreg Kyle, Robert “Scooter” Miller, Mark Wilkerson, Fred Stier; Honorary: Houston Bass, Jim Hampton, Vester Brown, Brandon French.

Mrs. White was born August 11, 1922 Winnburg, TN to the late C.W. “Neely” and Callie Allmond Hogue. On December 7, 1940 she married Mr. Nelson White who survives her in Paris, Tennessee.

She is survived by daughter; Carolyn Cheek of Paris, TN; son; Glenn (Judy) White of Hollow Rock, TN; sisters; Lorene Seratt of Halls, TN, Dot (Marcus) Spiller of Halls, TN; brothers; Paul “Peck” (Rose) Hogue, of Halls, TN, Donald (Patty) Hogue of Halls, TN; grandchildren; Suzanne (Mark) Wilkerson of Paris, TN, Tracy Dunlap of Bruceton, TN; great-grandchildren; Lesley Carter, Jessica Stier, Rachael Kreitz; great great-grandchildren; Harley Kreitz; sisters-in-law;Imogene Hogue, Erma Jean Hogue, Betty Hogue, Bettie Woods, Joy Turner; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. White was preceded in death by brothers; Leon Hogue, Robert Hogue, Waymon Hogue; grandchild; Vic White.

Graduated from the first nursing class at Henry County General Hospital and retired from Nobles Clinic, she was a homemaker. Member of Union Friendship Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to: Williams Chapel Baptist Church, 481 Church Road, Halls, TN 38040 or TN Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. 2206, Brentwood, TN 37024.

Don Glaab

Don Glaab, age 65 of Puryear, died Monday July 6th at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Visitation will be 4-7pm Thursday July 9 and after 9am Friday July 10th at McEvoy Funeral Home. Funeral will be 11am Friday July 10th with burial to follow in Paschall Cemetery.

Betty Williams

Longtime Quinn Chapel AME Church member Betty C. Williams age 81 of Paris passed away Saturday July 2, 2015 at Henry County Healthcare.

A memorial visitation will be 4:00 - 6:00PM Friday July 10, 2015 at McEvoy Funeral Home.

She was born in Paris to the late Blanch and Mary Hayes McGehee. On December 2, 1972 she married Wrather Williams, he preceded.

Survived by daughters: Carol (Gordon) Phillips, Chicago, IL, Sandra Hewitt, Evanston, IL, Coltilia "Shnika" Williams, Paris, TN, Pamela (Daryl) House, Paris, TN; son: Roger McGehee, Paris, TN; sisters: Sarah Banks, Lynwood, IL, Robbie Coleman, Robbins, IL; grandchildren: Orman "Rexie" Hewitt, Booker Williams, Inesha Williams, Jamonte Johnson, Brandon Johnson; great-grandchildren: Orman Hewitt, III, Taniyah Hewitt, Tiarra Johnson, Edward Johnson, Serinity Johnson and a long list of family and longtime friends.

Preceded by sisters: Louise Diggs, Annie E. Kendall, Brittie Johnson, Lucy Crawford, Mildred Shaw; brothers: Bobby McGehee and Billy Ray McGehee.

Larry E. Carter

Mr. Larry Elliott Carter age 67, of Dyersburg, TN passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Funeral service will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home Monday, July 6 at 11 A.M. with visitation from 9 A.M. until service time at 11 A.M. Burial will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery. John McDougal will officiate.

Mr. Carter was born on November 10, 1947 to the late Herman E. Carter and Johnnie Frensley Carter.

Mr. Carter is survived by daughter Christy Carter (Robert) Callison of Henry, TN; son Jeff (Peggy) Carter of Huntingdon TN; sister Brenda Carter of Paris TN; grandchildren Payton Callison, Preston Carter, Kennedy Carter, Landon Carter; cousin John McDougal.

Mr. Carter loved to play guitar and sing.

Harold Nolan Bass, Sr.

Harold Nolan Bass, Sr., age 88, of Paris, Tenn., died Friday, July 3, 2015, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.  He married March 29, 1946 to Allie Ozane Moody Bass who survives.

He was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church, a WW II veteran and a Mason. He formerly worked at Midland Brake Co. & Holley Carburetor Plant. Mr. Bass enjoyed painting, building houses, gardening, flowers and farming.

He was the son of the late Louis Richard Bass and the late Lucy Delaney Bass.

He is also survived by his Children, Melody (Randy) Long of Paris, TN and sons: Harold Bass, Jr. of Henry, TN, Bobby (Jamie) Bass of Henderson, TN, and a daughter in law: Joyce Lipford Bass.   

Mr. Bass also leaves 10 Grandchildren: Ryan (Crystal) Long, Hunter (Lori) Long, Mark Nolan (Wendy) Bass, Justin Curtis Bass, Leslie Steinburg, Tracy (Joey) Smith, Jessica (Keith) Smith, Dennis Mitchell Bass, Donnie (Jennifer) Bass and Lisa Bass Ashley. Along with 19 Great Grandchildren

Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Quentin Martin will serve as an Honorary Pallbearer.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN, where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sunday, July 5, 2015 and after 10:00 AM  Monday, July  6, 2015.  The funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Monday, July 6, 2015 , with Emily Walker officiating.  Interment will follow at Memorial Cemetery.

Mary Morris Oliver

Mary Morris Oliver, age 86, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center in Paris, TN.  She married July 1946 to Leon Oliver, who died October 26, 1987. She was member Eastwood Church of Christ and a homemaker.

She was the son of the late William A. Morris and the late Gertrude Mohon Morris.

She is survived by her son, Ronald (Nancy) Oliver of Buchanan, TN, 3 Grandchildren: Ericca Jennings of Dickson, TN, Ashley Medbury of Buchanan, TN, & Rebecca (Erik) Peterson of Everett, WA. Ms. Oliver also leaves one great grandchild: Jacqueline Medbury.    

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN.  Graveside Services will be held at Palestine Cemetery at 11:00 AM Monday, July  6, 2015 , with Roger Banks officiating.  

Betty Gooch

Funeral service 4:00PM Sunday June 28, 2015 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Martin, First United Methodist Church and Bro. Mike Wimberley, Cottage Grove Methodist Church officiating, burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.

Visitation 1:00PM Sunday until service time.

She was born in Erin, TN to the late Benjamin Franklin and Ethel Reynolds Hagler.  On September 17, 1950 she married J.D. Gooch, he survives in Paris.

Survived by a daughter: Jan (David) Foy, Puryear; son: Jim (Tammy) Gooch, Paris; sisters: Evelyn Alsobrooks, Erin, Dorothy Taylor, Erin, Annie Williams, Erin; brother: Ben Hagler, Erin; grandchildren: Blake and Hunter Gooch, Staci Foy, Bryan Mullin, Breyanne Sperry, Jeremy Perkins, Brittany Vaughn; great-grandchildren: Stefani Gooch, Aiden Gooch, Liam Gooch, Dawson Sperry, Dalyliah Sperry, Will Vaughn and by numerous nieces nephews cousins and special friends.

Preceded by a son: Dan Gooch; sister: Lila McElroy;  brothers-in-law: John McElroy, George Alsobrooks, Al Taylor  and Jay Williams.

Mrs. Gooch was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church,  member of Eastern Star for over 50 years and member of the DAR.  Betty was the first director of nursing at Trinity Hospital in Erin and a former director of nursing at Henry County Medical Center.  She enjoyed fishing more that eating, loved traveling, collecting coffee mugs and had one from every state.  She was a big supporter of Hoof Beats of Hope.

Memorials may be made to:  Hoof Beats of Hope, 840 Osage Crossland Road, Puryear, TN   38251

Anthony Chadwick

Funeral service 2:00PM Sunday June 28, 2015 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Mr. and Mrs. James May officiating.

Visitation 4:00 - 7:00PM Saturday.

He was born in Model, TN to the late Melvin Franklin and Rheda Inez Allen Chadwick.

Survived by sisters: Becky (George) Glass, Buchanan, sister-in-law: Lisa Chadwick, Buchanan; brothers: David (Karen) Chadwick, Buchanan, Wendell Chadwick, Buchanan; seven nieces and nephews; four great nieces and nephews.

Preceded by a sister: Lena Fay Grey and a brother: Chris Chadwick.

Anthony loved to fish, hunt and spend time with his nieces and nephews.

Christopher Northam

Survived by his wife: Sharon Sabin, Paris; daughters: Lyn (Paul) Delores, CA, Cindy Northam, CA, Amelia Northam, Paris; sons: Greg (Yalda) Northam, CA, Paul (Edith) Northam, CA; grandchildren: Patrick, Blake an Marissa Northam all of CA; cousins: Carol Abbott, Dennis Abbott and David Abbott.

Preceded by his parents: Burton Abbott and Georgia Schorsh.

Mr. Northam served 21 years in the military.


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