Robert Wyatt, age 82 of Millington, Tenn., died Monday, December 30th at his residence.
Wyatt is preceded in death by his parents, Doyle Wyatt and Vera Mable Sanders Wyatt, as well as five brothers, Donald, Ronald, John, Richard, and Bradley Wyatt.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Willa Dean Powell Wyatt of Millington, Tenn., along with their son James Wyatt of Atoka, Tenn.; two daughters, Gennie Prior of Nashville and Linda Hollford of Munford, Tenn., nine grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted for the family of Mr. Wyatt at noon Saturday, January 4th at Oak Grove Cemetery in Trezevant, Tenn.
Ralph Parker, age 71 of Paris, died Monday, December 30th at his residence.
Parker was a lab technician at Henry County Medical Center for over 30 years and was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his father, Julian V. Parker.
Parker is survived by his mother, Shellie Boyd Parker of Paris.
He is also survived by his wife of 45 years, Patricia Wimberly Parker, their son James Randall Parker of Union City, and one grandson, Justin Connor Parker.
Visitation for the family of Mr. Parker will be held from 4 to 8 PM Wednesday, January 1st and after 10 AM Thursday January 2nd at McEvoy Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM Thursday, January 2nd at McEvoy Funeral Home with interment to follow at Memorial Cemetery.
Robert E. Blackburn
Robert E. Blackburn, age 86 of Paris, died Sunday, December 29th at Henry County Medical Center.
Blackburn was a longtime resident of Dayton, Ohio where he owned the Okay Equipment Rental Company.
Blackburn is preceded in death by his wife, Dottie Blackburn, his parents Leland E. and Ethel Smith Blackburn, and his sister Marion Holmes.
He is survived by his son Bill (Gayle) Blackburn of Puryear, Tenn., and his daughters Margaret Kennedy of Paris and Joyce (Gary) Dobrick of Irvine, Calif., along with four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service is planned for 1 PM Thursday, January 2nd at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Timothy Mart "Tim" Painter, age 60 of Paris, died Sunday, December 29th in Paris.
Tim was a Christian and loved deer hunting and fishing. He was a Millwright in the welding industry and also served in the U.S. Army for 7 years where he was an Army Ranger.
Painter is preceded in death by his parents, Paul Painter and Ruby Hamlett Painter, and his brother Jerry Painter.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 14 years, Jean Lamb Painter, as well as his two sons, Chris (Jessica) Painter of Huntingdon, Tenn. and Mark (Dawnyell) Painter of Danville, Va.; three daughters, Rachel (Kerry) Melton of Camden, Tenn., Sasha Bradley of Paris, and Hope Andrews of Paris; and thirteen grandchildren.
He is also survived by two sisters, Joan (Jack) Milam of Keeling, Va., and Kay Wyatt of North Carolina.
Visitation for the family of Mr. Painter will be held from 4 to 7 PM Tuesday, December 31st, and from 9 to 11 AM January 1st at Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM Wednesday, January 1st at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with interment to follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Paris.
Roy Freeman, age 87 of Paris, died on his birthday Saturday, December 28th at his residence.
Freeman was an elder at First Presbyterian Church and was extremely active with their Meals on Wheels program. He was an avid hunter and gardener and enjoyed riding through his farm in the Palestine community.
Freeman is preceded in death by his parents, A.B. and Mildred Margaret Henry Freeman, and two sons, Steven Blake Freeman and John Michael Freeman, both preceded in infancy.
Freeman is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen Williams Freeman, their son Jim Freeman of Clarksville, Tenn., two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Freeman is also survived by brothers Bobby (Shelby) Freeman of Paris, Jerry Freeman of Mexico, and Danny (Sherry) Freeman of Paris, and sister Margaret Ann (Joe) Speight of South Fulton, Tenn.
Visitation for the friends and family of Roy Freeman will be held from 3 until 7 PM Sunday, December 29th, and after 9 AM Monday, December 30th at McEvoy Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Monday, December 30th at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow at Palestine Cemetery.
Sheila Ann Jackson, age 54, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, December 26 at her residence.
She was married December 10, 1982 to Lawrence Jackson; he survives.
She was a Baptist and retired after 29 years in the human resource office at Wal-Mart in Paris, TN. She then worked for Mike Wilson in the Henry Co. Circuit Court Clerk Office.
She was a daughter of the late Newman Borens and the late Charlene Chandley Borens.
She is also survived by her two sons, Brady (Heather) Jackson of McKenzie, Tenn. and Ethan Jackson of Paris, Tenn.; Two Sisters, Linda (Tommy) Shankle of Paris, Tenn. and Barbara (Arvel) Atkins of Dover, Tenn., as well as two grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, where visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 29.
Funeral services will be held at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Sunday, December 29, 2013.
Memorial donations may be made to: Henry County Medical Center Hospice, 311 E. Wood St., Paris, TN 3824
Almarene Dial, age 74 of Woodland Mills, Tenn., died Friday, December 27th at Jackson – Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn.
Almarene was a retired employee of the Union City Daily Messenger and a member of Lake Road Baptist Church.
Dial is preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Davis and Opal (Counce) Davis Wells.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Donald Dial; two sons, Brent (Lori) Dial, owner of Paris Building Supply in Paris, Tenn., and Randy (Rosa) Dial of Salt Lake City, as well as seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Dial is also survived by two sisters, Catherine (Artel) Gargus of Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., and Betty Felts of Memphis.
Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home in Union City is handling arrangements for the family.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 PM Saturday, December 28th at Lake Road Baptist Church near Union City.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM Sunday, December 29th with interment to follow at East View Cemetery.
Frances Stewart, age 91 of Paris, Tenn., died Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 at the Henry County Healthcare Center.
Stewart was a retired factory worker at Chicago Lock in Chicago, and also worked as an assistant in a nursing home.
She is preceded in death by her husband Scott Stewart, who she married in 1968, as well as her parents Jodie and Mettie Ball Moodie, her son Tommie Gordon, brother Ray Moody, sisters Betty Jean Young, Bonita "Bobbie" Robertson, and Doris Davis, and one granddaughter, Michelle Singleton.
Stewart is survived by her sister Jo (Robert) Krisovich of Bloomingdale, Ill., her son Danny Gordon of Lexington, Ky., three grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Stewart will be held from 4 to 7 PM Friday, December 27th and after 10 AM Saturday, December 28th at Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM Saturday, December 28th at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Cemetery.
Steven Eugene Williams, age 66, of Houston, Texas, died Sunday, December 22, 2013, at Winterhaven Healthcare Center in Houston, Texas.
He was a former heavy equipment operator in Texas and a Southern Baptist.
He was the son of the late Mitchell Dan Williams and the late Viola Mae Thornburg Williams.
He is survived by: One Daughter, Stephanie (Jeff) Archie of Paris, Tenn; his former wife, Carolyn Williams of Houston, TX; several brothers and sisters; and grandchildren, Brock, Carter, and Lillie Archie.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn. Visitation will be Saturday December 28, 2013 after 11 am until the service at Ridgeway Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 1:00 pm Saturday December 28, 2013 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Chad Kennedy will officiate.
Interment will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Paris, Tenn.
Alma Cochran, age 95 of Paris, died Friday, December 20th at the Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center.
Cochran previously worked as a beautician for many years and was an active member of the Paris Community of Christ Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband of nearly 62 years, Robert Terrell Cochran, who died in 1995.
Cochran is also preceded in death by her parents Robert Lincoln and Delsie Stalkcup Powers, her sisters Fara Fowler and Clara Schmidt, and brothers Robert Powers, Taft Powers, Hardin Powers, J.C. Powers, and John Wesley Powers.
Cochran is survived by her son, Robert R. "Dick" (Connie) Cochran of Paris, three daughters, Joann Pottorff of Cedar Creek, Texas, Marlene Smith of Marshall, Texas, and Renda (Lynn) Brown of Sodus, Mich., along with two sisters, Juanita Deck of Memphis and Faye Johnson of Chicago.
Cochran is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Alma Cochran will be held Sunday, December 22nd from 6 to 8 PM at Ridgeway Funeral Home.
There will be a graveside service at Olive Branch Cemetery in Cottage Grove, Tenn., Monday, December 23rd at 11 AM.
Memorial donations may be made to the Paris Community of Christ Church, 1404 Lone Oak Road, Paris, TN 38242.
Tom J. Counts, Sr.
Tom J. Counts, Sr., age 67 of Cottage Grove, Tenn., died Wednesday, December 18th at Henry County Medical Center.
Counts worked for the Tennessee Asphalt Company for over 40 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved spending time with his family.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Priscilla Ann Mayberry Counts, his parents Arthur Lee and Eula Juanita Eaton Counts, his brother Earl (Erma Lee) Counts, and one grandchild, Dylan Blalock Counts.
Counts is survived by his second wife, Laura Jean Davenport Counts, whom he married in 2001, three brothers, Lee (Mary) Counts, Frank (Connie) Counts, and Gary (Joyce) Counts, all of Steelville, Mo., sister Willa Mae "Dude" (Everett) Williams of Cuba, Mo., his two sons Tommy Joe (Donna) Counts of Paris and Kyle Bratton of Cottage Grove, Tenn., three daughters, Terri Michelle (Philip) Norris of Springville, Tenn., Tamara Jo (Randy) Holland of Big Sandy, Tenn., and Elizabeth (Mark) Scott of Buchanan, Tenn.
Counts is also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 2 PM Saturday, December 28th at Temple Baptist Church with interment to follow in Walker Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
Naomi Hall, age 80 of Murray, Ky., formerly of Paris, died Monday, December 16th at her residence.
Hall is preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Loyd Everett Hall, as well as her parents, Travis Sykes and Mabel Sweeney Sykes.
She is survived by two sons, Gary E. Hall of Puryear, Tenn. and Mike Hall of Murray, Ky., daughter Ruth Davidson of Murray, Ky., and brother Robert "Bob" (Ruth) Sykes of Washington, Ind.
Hall is also survived by seven grandchildren.
Visitation for Hall will be held from 12 PM to 1 PM Monday, December 23rd at McEvoy Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 PM Monday, December 23rd at McEvoy Funeral Home.
John Joe Thomas
John Joe Thomas, age 74 of Paris, passed away Wednesday December 11th at his residence.
John was born February 23rd, 1937 in Paris to the union of Roy Coleman and Louvina Thomas. He was educated in Henry County Schools.
John was preceeded in death by by his parents. He leaves his to cherish his memories a sister in law, Lottie Thomas, of Evansville, Indiana, niece and caregiver, Peggie Thomas, a cousin, Lonnie Clarence Thomas, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Memorial Service will be Saturday December 21 at Trinity Funeral Home.
Ben Gaines, Jr.
Ben Marlin Gaines Jr., son of Ben Marlin Gaines and Ludie Montgomery Gaines, died on December 17, 2013. He was 55 years old. Born in McKenzie, TN March 25, 1958. He graduated from McKenzie High School Class of 1976.
He was a leader in the furniture industry for many years as an executive with Gaines Manufacturing and founder of New Generations Furniture. Most recently, he was an entrepreneur responsible for the Merchants Outlet Mall in McKenzie, TN where he treated every customer like a member of his family. Ben was also passionate in his philanthropy; serving on the board of trustees for Bethel University, arranging annual fundraisers and events for Carl Perkins Child Abuse Center, as well as being a strong supporter of the local community through helping to provide funding for creation of a local church and classrooms at a local school.
He is survived by his sons, Ben Marlin Gaines III aged 23 and Bailey Ward Gaines aged 19. Both are currently attending the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is also survived by his sisters Jodie Gaines Johnson and Patricia Gaines Kriebel as well as a loving extended family.
Visitation is on Friday December 20 at the Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris, TN from 5-7 PM. The funeral service will be conducted by Reverend Dan Camp Antioch United Methodist Church 3116 W Antioch Rd, Springville, TN 38256 Saturday December 21 at 11 AM. Another visitation will be offered one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Carl Perkins Child Abuse Center.
Marie L. Cate, 97, died on December 17, 2013, in the presence of her family. She was born in Lee County, Mississippi, daughter of Robert and Mollie Carnathan Lummus, and spent the first 24 years of her life in the Tupelo area. After her high school graduation, having passed the state teachers’ exam, she taught in that same school until she enrolled in Freed-Hardeman College, then at the University of Southern Mississippi. She then went back to teaching, a career she pursued for about five decades, earning her master’s degree at Murray State University along the way. She taught elementary students and commercial students at Springville School, the Henry County High School, and the Vo-Tech School.
She survived a tornado, along with two of her sisters, that killed her parents and grandmother when she was 19 years old. A beautiful alto, she and her three sisters formed a quartet that sang at the Sunday afternoon singings all over northern Mississippi, and she was the one Vernon and Elvis Presley chose numerous times to sing with them when Mrs. Presley was unable to attend. She spent years in front of the Glee Club at SHS, loved to sing at church, and was likely to offer a song on almost any occasion. She was very active in the Springville church of Christ, Retired Teachers Association, and Friends of the Library, for whom she wrote a weekly newspaper column. Mrs. Cate also volunteered at the Henry County Medical Center and as an income tax preparer for numerous friends.
She married James L. Cate from Paris on August 3, 1940, and their 73-year marriage has been an inspiration to all who knew them. They became parents to three children: Anne (Danny) Bailey, of Saltillo, MS; Charles Thomas (Lillie) Cate, of Paris; and Joe Cate, who lived with and cared for them at their home in Springville. Six grandchildren include: Dr. Richard (Laura) Brown of Searcy, Arkansas; Melynda (Scott) Renner of Herndon, VA; Laura (Andy) Hogan of Frederick, MD; Tom (Becky) Cate of Paris; Dr. Ethan (Ashley) Brown of Hendersonville, NC; Christie Cate of Abilene TX. Fourteen great-grandchildren survive: Elinor Renner, Alyssa Renner, Alex Renner, Brooke (Brian) Hogan Miler; Lucas Hogan, Bobbie Hogan, Bethany (James) Brown Chavez; Olivia Brown, Ashton Cate, Addie Cate, Ansley Cate, Gillian Brown, Isaac Brown, and Silas Brown. Their great-great-grandson, Andrew Dean Miller, was born three weeks ago. Mrs. Cate is also survived by sisters-in-law Faye Cate Jones and Sarah Cate Scott, of Paris, and Martha Cate Berlin of Atlanta, and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, at the McEvoy Funeral Home and for one hour preceding the funeral service at the church. A celebration of Mrs. Cate’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 20 at the Springville church of Christ. Interment will be at Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, the Christian Relief Center, Freed-Hardeman University, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Rebecca Rains Tarwater
Rebecca Rains Tarwater, age 90 of Paris, passed away Monday December 16th at HCMC.
Rebecca was a Baptist by faith and an active member of Maplewood Baptist Church. She was an active GOP member and Paris Henry County Republican Women member.
She was preceeded in death by both parents, James Thomas Rains and Ruth Mary Wilkes Rains. She is survived by daughters Anita Fernstrom Berry of Paris and Marjo Tarwater Jacks, of Shelby County. She is also survived by sons Chuck Tarwater, of Shelby County and Daniel W. Fernstrom, of Independence, MS. Rebecaa has 12 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren.
A local memorial service will be held at 10am on Friday December 20th at Maplewood Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held on Saturday December 21, at 10am, at Memphis Funeral Home Memorial Gardens in Barlett, TN.
Nancy Carol Bratton Blythe
Nancy Carol Bratton Blythe, age 77 of Cottage Grove, passed away Sunday December 15th at Jackson Madison County Hospital.
Nancy was a very active member of Cottage Grove Baptist Church. She was also valedictorian of her graduating class. Nancy was an avid gardener and wonderful cook.
She is survived by her sister, Emma Lou Jernigan, of Michigan, her daughter Charlotte Joe Owen of Cottage Grove, her son Dale Blythe, of Paris, and grandchildren.
Nancy was preceeded in death by her husand, Milton Pete Blythe, and both her parents.
Visitation will be 4-8pm Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 11am on Thursday until service time at 2pm. Burial will be in Walker Cemetery.
Dr. Jim G. Taylor
Dr. Jim G. Taylor of Paris passed away on his 85th birthday Saturday, December 14th at his residence.
Dr. Taylor was born in Union City, Tennessee to the late James Curtis and Alva Mitchell Taylor on December 14, 1928. He attended Union City High School and upon graduation he enlisted in the Navy in 1946.
He was a veteran of World War II where he served as a radioman on the U.S.S. Terror stationed with the Atlantic Fleet and was awarded the World War II Service Medal.
In 1949, Dr. Taylor enrolled in college at the University of Tennessee at Martin. During his tenure there, Taylor was an accomplished letterman with the tennis team. He later attended the Southern College of Optometry School in Memphis, Tennessee where he received his Doctorate degree in 1953.
Dr. Jim Taylor married Martha Dee Jernigan on August 12, 1956 in Union City at the First United Methodist Church. To this matrimony came four children. He moved back to his hometown of Union City to practice Optometry until 1962 when he relocated his family to Paris, Tennessee. It was there that he purchased an existing practice from the widow of Dr. McPherson, a fellow optometrist.
He continued to see patients there until construction of his new office was completed on Fairgrounds Road. The name was changed to Paris Vision Clinic and he was joined in practice with his son, Dr. James Curtis Taylor II, until his retirement in 1993.
As a child, his love for the outdoors began with boy scouts. He became an avid small and big game hunter, mainly of deer, duck and dove. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family and was able to take on almost any project. He became a Golden Glove boxer for a short period and even an amateur radio operator for many years. His call sign was K4KLX. In addition to loving his job, Dr. Taylor enjoyed taking vacations, especially those involving camping, fishing and Indian artifact hunting. His travels carried him all over the country through the years of 1964 until 2009.
Dr. Taylor was involved in many clubs and civic originations. In Union City, he was a participant of the Civitan and Jaycee Club. He was a member of local, state, and national optometry societies and a fellow of the Tennessee Academy of Optometry. He felt it was important to stay abreast of the ever changing laws and practices surrounding optometry. In the 70s, Dr. Taylor was certified diagnostically and then therapeutically certified in the 80s. He was a member of the Paris Housing Authority Board for 25 years and sat on several different church boards as well as volunteered his services and time when needed.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Martha Taylor; four children: Dr. James Curtis (Norma) Taylor of Puryear, TN, Janet Plumley and Tony Garcia of Dickson, TN, Linda (Rev. Dr. Scott) Fowler of Montevallo, AL, and Brenda (Dr. Hollis) Halford of Millington, TN; fifteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He is preceded in death by both parents, James Curtis and Alva Mitchell Taylor; one brother, William Porter Taylor; and two sisters, Alva Nell Taylor Wilkerson and Martha Ellen Taylor Burkett.
Dr. Jim Taylor gathered great pleasure from his walk with the Lord. He lived a full life without any regrets and will be remembered for his ever-present genuine smile.
Visitation will be at the First United Methodist Church from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. on Monday, December 16, 2013, after 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday until service time.
Funeral services will be held at at the First United Methodist Church at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, with Dr. Rob Martin, of First United Methodist Church and Dr. Scott Fowler of Spring Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Montevallo, AL officiating. Burial will follow immediately after at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Arrangements are being handled by McEvoy Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Thank You Lord Trust Fund at the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25, Paris, TN 38242.
David Lee "Big Wally" Jackson
David Lee "Big Wally" Jackson, age 58 of Buchanan, died Thursday, December 12th at Jackson - Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn.
Jackson was a driver for the Henry County Highway Department for many years and was also an avid fisherman.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Wallace Jackson and Jane Ball Jackson, and his brother Mike Jackson.
Jackson is survived by his sister, Kathy (Darrell) Osbron of Buchanan and brother Greg (Hollie) Jackson of Old Hickory, Tenn.
Visitation for Jackson will be held Saturday, December 14 from 4 to 8 PM and Sunday, December 15 from noon until 1:30 at Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 PM Sunday, December 15 in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with burial to follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Buchanan.
Bobby Lee Tharpe
Bobby Lee Tharpe, age 58 of Paris, died Friday, December 13 at his residence.
Tharpe was a member of Sparks Street Church of Christ and an employee of Paris Health Care for 15 years, as well as an avid fisherman.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Anderson Tharpe and Carrie Teague Tharpe, and his sister, Ruby Jean Woodruff.
Tharpe is survived by his son Camron Wyatt Tharpe of Paris, his sisters Shirley Harris of Mansfield, Beverly (Michael) Milliken of Mansfield, Louice Brown of Mansfield, Celeste Thompson of Paris, and Betty McDonald of Paris, and his brother Bracie (Peggy) Tharpe of Mansfield.
He is also survived by his niece and caretaker Makecia Woodruff of Henry.
Visitation for Tharpe will be held from 11 AM to 1 PM Wednesday, December 18th at McEvoy Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 PM Wednesday, December 18th at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Willis C. "Red" Stigall
Willis "Red" Stigall, age 85 of Paris, died Thursday, December 12, 2013 at his residence.
Stigall is preceded in death by his parents, Porter Felix and Cora Max Johnson Stigall.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Carol Pullen Herbison Stigall.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 PM Friday, December 13 and after noon on Saturday, December 14 at McEvoy Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Saturday, December 14 at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow in Walker Cemetery.
Uldine W. Moody, age 87, of Buchanan, TN, died Sunday, December 8, 2013, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, KY.
She was married Jan. 19, 1946 to Rubin Verner Moody who preceded in death June 26, 1985.
She was a member of New Liberty Church of Christ and former employee at Briggs & Stratton in Murray, KY and she enjoyed restoring antique furniture & sewing and loved her family.
She was born July 7, 1926 in Buchanan, TN to the late Will Weatherford and the late Thelma L. Wilson Weatherford.
She is survived by her Two Sons, Marshall Kent (Sheryl) Moody of Buchanan, TN, Shane Clent (Kerry) Moody of Paris, TN; One Brother, Rufus (Fayetta) Weatherford of Buchanan, TN; Grandchildren, Amelia Mann, Brandy Moody, Brandon Moody, Briley Moody; Great Grandchildren, Erik, Willow, and Katherine Mann and Daylon Moody.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Daniel Trent Moody and a brother, Donald Gene Weatherford.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, where visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Visitation will continue after 1 pm Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the New Liberty Church of Christ where the funeral service will be at 2:00 PM.
John W. Dale will officiate.
Memorials may be made to: New Liberty Cemetery Fund, 935 Buchanan Rd., Buchanan, TN 38222, or the charity of your choice.
Interment will be at New Liberty Cemetery in Buchanan, Tenn.
Carolyn Berkley Edwards, age 73, of McKenzie, TN, died Sunday, December 8, 2013, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn.
She was married March 6, 1992 to Danny Edwards and he survives.
Carolyn was a former medical records clerk at McKenzie Regional Hospital in McKenzie and attended Tennessee Valley Community Church. She also enjoyed dancing, traveling & boating.
She was born July 22, 1940 in Paris, TN to the late Clydous Lee Berkley and the late Artie Olla Hastings Berkley.
She is also survived by her Three Daughters, Lisa Odom of Paris, Tenn., Christina "Chris" (Garry) Owen of Springville, Tenn., Step daughter-Dana (Bill) Bankey of Medina, Tenn.; Two Sons, Donald (Tracie) Stallings of Paris, Tenn., Daniel (Kelly) Yoke of Murray, Ky.; One Brother, Phillip Elroy Berkley of Missouri; sister-in-laws, Ester Ford and Treva Berkley; Grandchildren, Jacob Odom, Kristin Yoke, Amy Yoke, Jason (Ashley) Owen, Holly Owen, Emaleigh Heavner, Rafiel Owen, Tiffany Owen, Christy Owen, Savanna Stallings, Kinslie Stallings; and 7 Great Grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday, December 11, 2013 and after 11am Thursday, December 12, 2013 until the Funeral service at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:30 PM.
Bobby Campbell will officiate.
Interment will be at Foundry Hill Baptist Cemetery in Puryear, Tenn.
Charitable donations may be made in Carolyn's memory to the following organization:
4825 Trousdale Drive, Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37220
Dr. Barry Park McIntosh, Sr.
Dr. Barry Park McIntosh, Sr., retired radiologist, died Friday, December 6th at the age of 84. He was a resident of both Paris, Tenn., and Oxford, Miss.
McIntosh was born February 16, 1929, in Hernando, Mississippi, to the late Elton Lorraine McIntosh, Sr. and Lalla Park McIntosh. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Mary Howell Anderson McIntosh, in 2005. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Elton Lorraine McIntosh of Holly Springs, Mississippi.
Dr. McIntosh graduated from Hernando High School in 1947 as Valedictorian, University of Mississippi in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science and Medical Certificate, and the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis with a Doctorate of Medicine. He completed his internship in Mobile, Alabama. He obtained his medical board certification in radiology through the Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr. McIntosh had a 32-year tenure in medicine. He began his career as a captain in the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon. McIntosh practiced primary care medicine in Hernando, Mississippi from 1956 to 1966, and founded and directed the Henry Country Medical Center Radiology Department from 1966 to 1986. In addition, he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Security Bank & Trust of Paris, Tennessee from 1991 through today and the Chairman of the First National Bank of Oxford from 1994 to 2011.
Dr. McIntosh was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Paris and Hernando. In addition, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and Phi Chi Medical Fraternity.
He believed man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever. He exhibited this through care, compassion and generosity to family, friends and others. He gathered great pleasure from other’s happiness and success. Dr. McIntosh truly cherished and enjoyed life.
He is survived by three children: Dr. Cooper Anderson McIntosh of Oxford, Mississippi (Caroline), Barry Park McIntosh, Jr. of Paris and Mary Howell McIntosh Gann of Houston, Texas (Jay); seven grandchildren: Cooper Anderson McIntosh, Jr., Eleanor Morgan McIntosh and Ann Caroline McIntosh, all of Oxford, Mary Elizabeth McIntosh and Barry Park McIntosh, III, both of Paris, and John Woodul Gann, III and Mary Howell Gann of Houston; and one nephew, James Hayes McIntosh of Holly Springs.
The McIntosh family has endless gratitude for the years of love, kindness and thoughtfulness of his dear friend Charlotte Senter.
Visitation will be held at Ridgeway Funeral Home on Monday, December 9th, from 4 to 6 PM. The funeral service will be at the First Presbyterian Church of Paris, on Tuesday, December 10th, at 11 AM, with Arthur Lodge officiating.
Pallbearers are Brent Dial, Bradley Heath, Gordon MacPherson, Brent Nickle, Mike Pettie, Henri Wedell and Tom Wood, M.D. In addition, honorary pallbearers are the Directors of the Board of Security Bank & Trust of Paris and First National Bank of Oxford.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Hernando, 1455 McIngvale Rd, Hernando, MS 38632; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101; the First Presbyterian Church of Paris, PO Box 107, Paris, TN 38242, or a charity of your choice.
Henry "Harry" Agricola
Henry “Harry” Agricola, age 92, of Henry, TN, died Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.
He was married June 16, 1946 to Martha Frank Agricola and she survives.
He retired after 34 years as a manager for Worth Supply Co. Inc. in New York. He was a US Navy Air Force WWII veteran and Member of American Legion Post 89. Harry was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church where he served on the Finance Council for several years & as a Eucharistic Minister & Usher. He did maintenance work for the church for several years and was a Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Holy Cross Church Prayer Group & served on the Oktoberfest Committee for several years.
He was a son of the late Henry Agricola and the late Edith Geltz
He is also survived by his two Daughters, Jean Marie (Ed) Denk of Coral Springs, Fla., Nancy (David) Luik of Oakland, Mich.; One Son, Donald "Don" (Denise) Agricola of Henry, Tenn.; One Sister, Edith Van Nostrand of Henry, Tenn.; grandchildren, Leanne Agricola, Katie Nelson, Jennifer Passino, and Eddie Denk and 4 Great Grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4 to 8pm Tuesday, December 10, 2013 with a Rosary at 7 pm. The Funeral mass will be at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
Father Kris Rusin will officiate.
Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn
Richard Dean Duff
Richard Dean Duff, age 75, of Springville, Tenn., died Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn.
He retired from US Marines after 20 plus years. He received the Pistol Expert Badge; Rifle Expert Badge; National Defense Service Metal; Vietnam Campaign Metal; Combat Action Ribbon; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry; Vietnam Service Metal; Meritorious Unit Commendation while in the service. He also worked as a self employed small business owner for several years. Richard enjoyed woodworking, and was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Amvets, MOAA-Military Officers Association of America.
He was the son of the late Thomas Charles Fay Duff and the late Shirley Mae Nicodemus Shavr.
He is survived by his Two Daughters, Ashley (Jason) Langley of Buchanan, Tenn., Tami (Brian) Bent of California; Two Sons, Rod Duff of Chicago, Ill., Richie (Brandi) Kretzschmar of Springville, Tenn.
Two Sisters, Sharon Ray of Oregon, Shirley Faye Sforza of California; One Brother, Tom Duff of Arizona; 10 grandchildren and 2 great Grandchildren.
Richard was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Sherril Duff and Ronald Gene Duff.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, Tenn.
He is to be cremated.
No services are planned.
Jerry Allen Register
Jerry Allen Register, age 61, of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at his residence in Paris, TN. He formerly worked at Emerson Electric Co,Tosh Farms & Replogle. He also enjoyed watching football and was a big Henry County Patriot fan.
He was a son of the late Johnny Edgar Register and the late Quincie Parrish Register.
He is survived by, One Brother, John (Dianne) Register of Hendersonville, TN; Nephews, Jay and Zack Register; 3 great nieces, Carlee, Campbell, and Chloe Register; and a cousin, Donnie (Tammy) Wood of Puryear, TN.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, TN, where visitation will be Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 1:30 – 2:00 pm. The funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Chad Kennedy is officiating.
Interment will be at Bevil Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.
Larry Dan "L.D." Thompson
Larry Dan “L.D.” Thompson, age 64, of Puryear, TN, died Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.
He was married February 15, 1969 to Robbie Nell Lindsey Thompson & she survives. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and formerly worked 13 years at Markel Lighting Co. in Paris, TN. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. L.D. also loved selling produce and was an avid fisherman.
He was born December 6, 1948, the son of the late Clifford William Thompson and the late Edith Faye Burnette Thompson.
He is also survived by his three daughters-Tressa Prince & special friend Eddie Gaskin of Springville, TN, Amanda Thompson of Puryear, TN, Kristi Thompson & special friend Alvie Milliken of Puryear, TN, One Sister, Betty Jean Paschall of Paducah, KY, One Brother, Dale Thompson of Paris, TN; Grandchildren, Michael Prince, David Grant McManis, Cody Prince, Heather Ratliff, Lindsey Ratliff and Hailey Thompson; 4 Great Grandchildren, Hunter Prince, Christian Younger, Miley Prince and Hannah Prince.
L.D. was also preceded in death by a sister, Lisa Gail Skinner in 2013 and a grandson Scott Daniel Hawks.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, TN, where visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Thursday, December 5, 2013 and after 11am until the service at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Friday, December 6, 2013
Micheal Barnhart & Chad Kennedy will officiate.
Interment will be at Birds Creek Cemetery in Paris, Tenn
Micheal Dean "Mike" Gray
Michael Dean Gray, 51, of Vero Beach, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2013 at his residence.
He was born November 25, 1961 in Paris, TN and had been a resident of Vero Beach for 2 years, coming from Palm Bay, FL.
Mr. Gray served 20 years for the Navy U.S as a First Class Petty Officer. He was a member of VFW, the American Legion in Palm Bay, FL. He was employed for Virginia Beach Police Department as a Breath Tech from 1993-1999.
Gray is survived by his wife, of 17 years, Melinda Gray of Vero Beach, FL; daughters, Lacey Weaver of Mt. Juliet, TN and Heather Gray of Palm Bay, FL; son, Matthew Moll of Beatrice, NE; brother, Tracy Gray of Union City, TN; father, Kenneth Gray of Paris, TN; 3 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother Joyce Gray.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home in Vero Beach. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral home from 5 – 7p.m.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach, FL.
Patricia "Patti" Myers
Patricia “Patti” Myers, age 65, of Paris, TN, died Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Vanderbilt Univ. Med. Center in Nashville, TN.
Born February 9, 1948 in Martin, TN, she was a retired secretary from Birds Creek Baptist Church and current member of Birds Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed all types of music and playing her guitar.
She is survived by her parents, Glen and Lena Ellis Morgan of Paris, TN; son, Todd Myers of Ypsilanti, MI; Sister-Debbie (Rickey) Moon of Paris, TN; Brother-Jerry (Donna) Ellis of Paris, TN; and several nieces and nephews.
Patti was preceded in death by Grandparents, Price and Lunette Ellis, Ben and Ethel Morgan and Judy Morgan.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, where visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, December 3, 2013 and after 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 4, 2013 until the Funeral Service at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
Craig Peevyhouse & Claude Miller Prince will officiate.
Pallbearers will by Dani Cox, Ed Ellis, Donnie Stewart, Caleb Grissom, Ted Inman, and Jim Morgan.
Interment will be at Birds Creek Cemetery in Paris, TN.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Charlie E. Nored
Charlie E. Nored, age 81 of Paris, died Monday December 2 at Henry County Medical Center.
Rawls Funeral home is handling the arrangements and they are incomplete at this time.
Mary R. Sloan
Mary R. Sloan, age 82 of Paris, died Sunday, December 1 at Henry County Medical Center.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7pm and after 9am on Thursday at McEvoy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10am on Thursday with entombment in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
She was proceeded in death by her parents Clarenece Jones and Zella Pennington Jones two brothers Alva Lee Jones and Calvin Earl Jones, and her husband Robert Stanley Sloan.
She is survived three daughters and three grandchildren.
James T. "Terry" Burton
James T. "Terry" Burton, age 70 of Puryear, Tenn., died Saturday, November 30th at Murray - Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Ky.
Burton was a former employee of the Puryear Brick Plant as well as the Metropolitan Insurance Company. He was a longtime member of Puryear Baptist Church.
Burton is preceded in death by his father J.T. Burton and a grandson, James Thomas McCord.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Tommie Valentine Burton, his mother Virginia Wright Burton, his sister Jan (Johnny) Brown of Paris, daughter Tina Burton McCord of Mount Juliet, Tenn., son Jeffery Lee Burton of Puryear, Tenn., one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Burton is to be cremated and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. McEvoy Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
George O. Gierhart
George Gierhart, age 76 of Paris, died Friday, November 29th at Henry County Medical Center.
Gierhart retired from Dana Companies in Paris where he worked as an over-the-road truck driver; he was also a former dairy farmer.
Gierhart was a member of Central Point Baptist Church; he was an avid fisherman and woodcrafter and collected knives and guns.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert Coffman and Dorothy Baughman McConnell.
He is survived by his two daughters, Kelly (Michael) Throgmorton of Big Sandy, Tenn., and Richar (Ray) Summers of Paris; two sons, Greg (Lillian) Gierhart of Murray, Ky., and Scott (Gina) Gierhart of McKenzie, Tenn.; two brothers, Bruce (Dawn) Gierhart of Ashland, Ohio, and Steve (Ruth) Coffman of Kent, Ohio; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild as well as special friend Patricia Johnson.
Visitation will be held Sunday, December 1, from 3 to 6 PM and Monday, December 2, beginning at 11 AM.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 2 at 2 PM in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Henry County Angels, P.O. Box 1505, Paris, TN 38242.
Gladys E. Bell
Gladys Bell, age 92 of Henry, Tenn., died Wednesday, November 27 at her daughter's residence.
Bell was the co-owner and operator of Bell's Store in Henry for several years. She was a homemaker and a member of Henry Church of Christ.
Bell is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Edwin Ellis Bell, who died April 10, 1997.
She is also preceded in death by her parents, J.B. and Lena B. Wallace Tuck, and four sisters, Dorthy Pereida, Faye Ellis, Catheryn Nanney, and Sarah Tuck.
Bell is survived by two sisters, Jlene Sills of Michigan and Evelyn Brockwell of Paris, as well as Bell's daughter Brenda (Jackie) Scott of Hollow Rock, Tenn., two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home from 4 to 8 PM Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30 beginning at 11 AM.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Saturday, November 30 at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow in Henry Cemetery.
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