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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

Ollie French

Ollie Jane French, age 79, of Paris, Tenn., died Monday, August 25, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

She was married Nov. 6, 1954 to Lewis J. "Bud" French and he preceded in death Feb. 8, 2013.

Ollie Attended Fairview Baptist Church in Paris.    She  was an Administrative Assistant for 18 years at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI.    She also worked 13 years at Shaw-Walker in Michigan. She enjoyed gardening, canning, spending time with her Grandchildren and cooking for others.

She was born May 21, 1935 in Buchanan, TN to the late Erwin B. Smith and the late Anna May Hicks Smith.

She is survived by her  Two Daughters,  Judy Olson of Holland, Mich,  Brenda McClain of Springlake, Mich;  Two Sons,  Ernest French of Paris, Tenn,  Robert (Sandra) French of Grand Haven, Mich;  10 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.         

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Thursday, August 28, 2014 and after 10 am Friday, August 29, 2014.   The   Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Friday, August 29, 2014.

John Smith and Stephanie Prairie will officiate. 

Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, Tenn.


Debbie French

Debbie French, age 58, of Paris, Tenn., died Monday, August 25, 2014, at her residence in Paris, Tenn. 

She was married July 11, 1970 to Kenneth French and he survives.  Debbie was a Realtor and Broker for Landmark Realty in Paris, TN.     She was a member of National and State Realtor Associations and the  Local TN Valley Association of Realtor.    She was a former State Director of TN Valley Realtors.

Debbie was born November 7, 1955 in Paris, TN to the late Henry Franklin “Bulldog” Jackson and Marion Marjorie Baggett of Como, TN.

Besides her husband, She is also survived by her One Daughter,  Cindy (Marty) Woodman of Paris, Tenn;  

One Son,  Dewayne (Pam) French of Paris, Tenn;  Two Sisters,  Elizabeth (J.T.) Taylor of Paris, Tenn,  Emily Nutting of Henry, Tenn;  One Brother,  Thomas (Trish) Jackson of Buchanan, Tenn;  Three Grandchildren, Justin Woodman of Colorado Springs, CO, Mariah Woodman of Paris, TN and Taylor Woodman of Paris, TN.          

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the  visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Wednesday, August 27, 2014.   Visitation will continue from 12 – 2 pm   Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Lighthouse Ministries in Puryear, TN.     The Funeral Service will be at Lighthouse Ministries at 2:00 PM Thursday, August 28, 2014.

Robbie Moore and Brian Foster will officiate. 

Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to Caring Hearts, 1290 Kelley Drive, Paris, TN  38242.

Troy Younger

Troy Younger, age 47 of Buchanan, Tenn., died Sunday, August 24 at his residence.

Visitation will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday, August 26 and from noon to 2 PM Wednesday, August 27.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Wednesday, August 27 with burial to follow in Walker Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to:

Hoofbeats of Hope

840 Osage Crossland Road

Puryear, TN 38251

or

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

PO Box 1000 Dept. 142

Memphis, TN 38101-9908

James Huffman

James D. Huffman, age 94 of Paris, died Sunday, August 24 at Henry County Medical Center.

Visitation will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home from 4 to 7 PM Tuesday, August 26 and at 10 AM until services Wednesday, August 27 at Van Dyke Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be conducted at Van Dyke Church of Christ at 11 AM Wednesday, August 27.

Memorial donations may be made to the Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation, PO Box 1030, Paris, TN 38242

or to Van Dyke Church of Christ, care of Terry Wilkinson, 3530 Van Dyke Road, Paris, TN 38242

Charles Walker

Charles Wayne Walker, age 73, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Sunday, August 24, 2014, at his residence in Clarksville, Tenn.

Charles married Jane Woodard Walker December 17, 1966 and she survives. 

He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Clarksville, TN.     He retired after 39 years from Trane Company of Clarksville, TN as a shipping planner.

He was born January 1, 1941 in Dover, TN to the late Robert William Walker and the late Amy Alice Lancaster Walker.

Besides his wife, he is also survived by his One Daughter,  Shaea Leigh Walker of Clarksville, Tenn; and   

Grandchildren,  Lexi, Kerri and Kaleigh.

Besides his parents, Charles was also preceded in death by  a Son, Daron Kyle Walker and Brother, Robert Walker, Jr.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jerry Harwell and Jimmy Jackson will officiate.

Pallbearers will be David Todd, Chris Todd, Bobby Walker, Doug Woodard, Larry Woodard, and Jack Woodard.    Honorary Pallbearers will be Dale Quinn, Ray Chandler, Billy Hayes, and Ron Patterson. 

Interment will be at Olive Branch Cemetery in Cottage Grove, Tenn.

Scott Albrecht

Scott Albrecht, age 57 of Paris, Tenn., died Friday, August 22 at his residence.

Albrecht enjoyed country music, working on cars, and being a handyman. He loved his family and especially his grandchildren.

He was born March 3, 1957 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Robert James Albrecht and Dorothy May Albrecht, who survives.

Albrecht is also survived by his wife of nearly 24 years, Elaine Martinez Albrecht; two daughters, Champagne Albrecht of Paris and Briana Kennison of Paris; five sons, Randy (Nicole) Kennison of Clay Center, Kansas, Mark (Dorren) Kennison of Colorado, Michael Albrecht of Jackson, Tenn., Bobby Albrecht of Colorado, and Sterling Albrecht of Paris; and five grandchildren.

He is also survived by two sisters, Denise Albrecht and Terri Beaupry, both of Ohio.

A private ceremony was held Saturday, August 23 at Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Betty Jo Lemonds

Betty Jo Lemonds, 79 of Smyrna, TN, formerly of Paris, died Tuesday August 19th at St. Thomas in Mufreesboro.

Visitation will be Thursday August 21st from 4-8pm and Friday Aug. 22nd from 9am until service. Funeral service will be at 11am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral home with burial to follow in Walker Cemetery.

Baby boy Easton Lee Green

Baby boy Easton Lee Green, age 4 months, of Camden died on Tuesday August 19th at his home.

His parents are Brittney Cacciola and Jason Green.

Memorials may be made to Forrest Spence Fund, P.O. Box 770478, Memphis, TN 38177.

Visitation will be Thursday August 21st at Ridgeway Funeral home from 4-8pm and Friday August 22nd at TN Valley Community Church starting at Noon. Funeral will be at 2pm Friday at TVCC with burial to follow at Community Cemetery in Springville.

Douglas Harper

Douglas Keith Harper, age 42, of Buchanan, Tenn., died Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Wayne Medical Center in Waynesboro, Tenn.  Mary Alice Elkins Harper  June 27, 1992, who survives.

Harper was a self employed contractor for Elkins Construction. He enjoyed riding horses and camping.

He was the son of the late Damon Harper and Judy Evans Harper of Jackson, Miss.

He is also survived by a daughter: Ariel Harper of Lebanon, Tenn. one son: Dylan Keith Harper & fiancee Victoria Burnett of Buchanan, Tenn., sister: Anna Harper Owens of Jackson, Miss.a brother: Wesley (Rebecca) Harper of Paris, Tenn.        

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Monday, August 18, 2014 and after 12:00 PM on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.  Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Randy Stephens officiating.

Jean Rickard

Jean Louise Rickard, age 78 of Big Sandy, died Sunday August 17th at her home.

She was an auxilary member of the American Legion Post 89 and was an Honarary Member of the Indian Nations Warriors and Veterans Honor Color Guard out of Washington DC.

There will be a Memorial serve at graveside at a later date.

Memorials may be made to: American Diabetes Association, National Processing Center, P.O. Box 13067, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Rex Jackson

Rex Jackson, age 90 of Puryear, died Sunday August 17th at his home.

He was a member of the Puyear United Methodist Church and retired from the US Postal Service and Holley Carburetor Plant.

Visitation will be 4-7pm Tuesday August 19th and after 9am Wednesday August 20th. Funeral service will be on Wednesday at 11am at McEvoy Funeral home with burial at Conyersville Methodist Church Cemetery.

Shellie Parker

Shellie Frances Boyd Parker, age 96, of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Plumley Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn.  She married Julian Vincent Parker May 17, 1941, who died November 21, 1994. She was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church. She retired from Holley Carb. Plant.

She was the daughter of the late Richard Boyd and the late Lydia Coleman Boyd.

She is survived by her Grandson Randall Parker and his son Connor Parker both of Union City and Daughter-in-law Pat Parker of Paris, Tenn.        

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Monday, August 18, 2014 and after 9:00 AM Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Her funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 19, 2014, with Lynn King officiating.  Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.


Tom Dowty

Thomas "Tom" Dowty, age 73 of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, August 14 at Henry County Medical Center.

Dowty is survived by his wife, Joy Dowty of Paris, Tenn.

Visitation will be held Saturday, August 16 from 4 to 7 PM and on Sunday, August 17 from 12 PM to 1:30 PM at Ridgeway Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be conducted Sunday, August 17 at 2 PM at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Pat Shobe

Pat Shobe, age 73 of Paris, Tenn., died Wednesday, August 13 at her residence.

Shobe was born June 21, 1941 in St. Louis to the late William S. Schell, Sr. and the late Barbara E. Milam Schell. She married Jerry Schobe of Paris, Tenn. on June 7, 1958; he survives.

Shobe was a member of East Wood Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, Shobe is preceded in death by her brother William S. Schell, Jr.

In addition to her husband of 56 years, Shobe is survived by her sister Barbara (Bill) Wagner of Arnold, Mo.; daughters Terri (Ken) Donahue of Paris, Tenn., Julie (Bob) Leach of Paris, Tenn., Laura (Jeff) Dillard of Smyrna, Tenn., and Robin (Don) Brewer of Paris, Tenn.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 10 AM to 12:30 PM Saturday, August 23 at East Wood Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 PM Saturday, August 23 at East Wood Church of Christ.

Memorial donations may be made to the Tennessee Children's Home,

P.O. Box 10, Spring Hill, TN 37174

or to the East Wood Church of Christ Youth Group, 800 East Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242

Sue Ellis

Sue Ellis, age 82, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn. 

Sue was a member of Central Point Baptist Church.     She was retired from Henry County Medical Center after 21 years as an X-ray Technician.     Her family said that she was truely an angel going home.

She was born December 19, 1931 in Cottage Grove, TN to the late Basil W. Atkins and the late Gladys B. Nichols Atkins.

Sue is survived by her Former Husband,  Bob Ellis of Paris, TN;  Daughter-Patricia Priddy & Special Friend Terry Horton of Paris, TN;  3 Grandchildren,  Russ (Anita) Rogers,  Jason Priddy,  Sandra (Doug) Smith;  and 7 Great Grandchildren. 

Besides her Parents, Sue was also preceded in death by Daughter-Carolyn Rogers,  Son-Robert Ellis,  Sister-Elwanda Atkins and Brother-Glen Atkins.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the Visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Wednesday, August 13, 2014 and after 9 am  Thursday, August 14, 2014.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Thursday, August 14, 2014.

Bobby Campbell will  officiate.   Pallbearers will be  Terry Horton, Adam Rogers,  Justin Bruce,  Matt Goetz,  Eddie Ray Ellis and  Ricky Moon.

Interment will be at Olive Branch Cemetery near Cottage Grove, Tenn.

Kay Morris

Dorsie Kay Morris, age 64 of Paris, died on August 11th at Jackson Madison County Hospital.

Kay was a Homemaker, a wonderful cook who dearly loved her family and especially catered to her grandchildren. She was an animal lover who enjoyed her horses and was an expert marksman.

Visitation will be 5-8pm Wednesday August 13th and after 11am on Thursday August 14th. Funeral will be at 2pm on Thursday

Anonetta Paschall

Sarah Anzonetta Paschall, age 77, of Puryear, Tenn., died Monday, August 11, 2014, at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn.

She was married to Gervis "Jack" Paschall, February 9, 2011, and he survives. 

Anzonetta was a retired office assistant from Emerson and she was a member of North Fork Baptist Church.   She enjoyed quilting and cooking.

She was born March 31, 1937 in Flint, MI to the late Douglas Clayton Ross and the late Dora Mae Nichols Ross.

Besides her husband she is also survived by her  Daughter,  Lenette Hatman Pinchback of Jackson, Tenn; 

Two Sons,   Douglas Hatman of Houston, Texas,  Noel (Patti) Hatman of Paris, Tenn;  Son-In-Law, Gary Keasler of Pendleton, S.C.;   Three Step Daughters,  Anne (Roy) Paschall of Puryear, Tenn,  Glenda (Joe) Lankford of Paris, Tenn,  Judy (Rickie) Orr of Puryear, Tenn;  One Sister,  Ruth Mae Schnarr of Lafayette, Ind;  Grandchildren,  Amanda (Daniel) Pawley, Jason (Amy) Hatman, Carly Underwood, A.J. Underwood

Mark Pinchback Jr., Blake Pinchback, Colton Keasler & Cayce Keasler;  Great Grandchildren,  Alexa, Mya and Mattie Hatman  and  Payton Underwood;  6 Step Grandchildren and 7 Step Great Grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Anzonetta was also preceded in death by a Daughter, Becky Keasler and a Brother, Robert Ross.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St.,  Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 10 am to  2 pm Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 13, 2014. 

Barry Smith will officiate.    Family members will serve as pallbearers. 

Interment will be at Paschall Cemetery near Puryear, Tenn.

 


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