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Joyce Ann Gray

Joyce Ann Gray, 73, Paris, died Monday, Dec. 3 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Bethesda Cemetery.

She married Kenneth Gray, and he survives with two brothers, Mike, Fla.; and Tracy, Paris; and a sister, Patricia Norton, Buchanan.

She was the retired office manager for Three River Trucking, Paris.

Donna English

Donna English, 60, Paris, died Monday, Dec. 3 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ridgeway, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Tammie Reaves, Paris; four sons, Richard and Kevin Cathey, both of Paris; James cathey, Texas; Brian Stevison, Texas; local brother, Larry Beswick, Paris; and boyfriend, Johnny Staggs, Paris.


Betty Derrington

Born in Erin, TN to the late Thomas J. Ross, Sr. and Estelle Claxton Ross, she was married to James "Harvey" Derrington September 19, 1945, he preceded April 16, 2003.

Survived by a daughter: Evelyn (Mike) Kennedy, Paris; son: James H. "Jim" (Diana) Derrington, Jr., Hornbeak; sisters: Mildred Parker, Mobile, AL, Wanda (Eddie) Robinson, Chickasaw, AL, Eloise (Robert) Salisbury, Paducah, Ky; grandchildren: seven; great-grandchildren: seven; special niece: Michele Harman, Sesser, IL; special friends: Janice Matheny and Sarah Starnes.

Preceded by a son: Earl Derrington, January 1, 1999; sisters: Margaret Wilkes, Hassie McClure, Elizabeth Zimmer; brothers: Thomas J. Ross, Sr., Herbert Ross and Richard Ross.

Betty was a member of West Paris Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing cards, was very active at the Senior Citizen Center and loved to travel. She delighted in time spent with grandchildren Christy and Jennifer Thompson and especially with her smallest great-grandchild, Cylie Parrish. She was affectionately known as the "Donut Lady" working a the IGA Bakery for thirteen years and touched a lot of hearts.

Sincere appreciation to Henry County Medical Center Hospice Workers.

Donations may be made to: Henry County Medical Center Hospice, 311 East Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242.

Harold "Bonehead" Hutchens

Funeral service to be held at McEvoy Funeral Home, Monday, December 3, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. Burial will follow in the Johnson Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Boddy Albright, Mike Buie, Leo Horne, Wayne "Cathead" Lovell, Allen Conger and Robert Conger. Honorary pallbearers are Dylan Gorth and Bradyn Patterson.

Visitation is scheduled on Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M.; after 12:30 P.M. on Monday at McEvoy.

Harold was born in Chicago, IL on December 10, 1962 to the late Tremon Clyde Hutchens and Ivy Lee Johnson Bailiff. He is survived by his daughter, Crystal Ann Hutchens of Paris, TN; four sisters, Joann (Roger) Conger, Cookie (Robert Albright) Youngblood both of Dover, TN, Sharon (Larry) Conger and Carolyn Grinder both of Paris, TN; one grandchild, Collin Parker Muench of Paris, TN.

Winnie Sue McClure


Winnie Sue McClure, 85, Paris, died at Henry County Medical Center Sunday, Dec. 2. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Ridgeway Funeral home, with burial at Memorial Cemetery.

Her husband, Howard, survives with three daughters, Fredda Perkins, Paris; and Carolyn Burleson and Melinda Hamm, both of Florence, Ala.; a son, Ricky Raspberry, Hazel; three sisters, XZada Calicott, Paris; Lucille Meckitt and Louise Sharpton, both of Florence, and a brother, Zollie Carpenter, Dresden.

Mary Ashley Morris

Mary Ashley Morris, 84, Paris, died Friday, Nov. 30, at Paris. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial at Fort Donelson National Cemetery.

She married Billy Morris and he died in 1984. She was graduated from Grove High in 1946. She was a former teacher at Grove and Peoria, Ill., was county historian for many years and retired from working at the W.G. Rhea Library.

Survivors include three sons, Charles, Hazel; William, New Haven, CT.; and Stephen, San Antonio, Texas.

Doris Coffey

Doris Coffey, Mooresville, N.C., died Friday, Nov. 30, at Mooresville.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with entombment at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Her husband, Earl, is deceased.

Patricia Ann Highfill McMinn

Patricia McMinn, 81, Knoxville, died Thursday, Nov. 19 at her residence.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Maplewood Cemetery. McEvoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born in  Paris and married James McMinn of Knoxville in 1951.

Survivors include two daughters, Stephanie White, Knoxville; Laurie Campbell, Oak Ridge; a son, David McMinn, South Carolina, and severl grand and great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker.

Louise Sanders

Louise Sanders, 88, Paris, died Thursday at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of God Prophecy. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery.

She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy and retired after 33 1/2 years at Holley Carburetor Plant.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Holcomb, Daleville, Miss. and many grand and great-grandchildren.

Emma Charlotte Rogers

Emma Rogerspassed away Sunday, 25 November 2012.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the Springville Baptist Church. Visitation
will be Friday, 30 November from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home and from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
on 1 December at Springville Baptist Church.
Emma Odom married Ople Dee Rogers, and they raised their two children, Charlotte and Rudy,
in the Springville community. During their 59 years of marriage until his death at 92 in 1996, they
resided in Springville where both were active members in the Springville Baptist Church. She was
pianist-organist until failing health intervened at the age of 92, a dedicated service performed for an
estimated 70 years. Daughter Charlotte Rogers, Ph.D., J.D. lives in Miami, Florida, where her mother died of cardiac arrest. Son Rudy, Ph.D. and wife Beth Rogers, M.A. live in Starkville, Mississippi. Emma Rogers has two grandchildren: Kathy Rogers, J.D. lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin, M.D. and wife Sara R.N and their 18-
month-old son Jack Rogers live in Denver, Colorado.

Emma Rogers, age 96, is the last surviving child of Elvis and Mamie Odom who lived in the Old
Twenty-Third community.

Janette Perkins

Janette Perkins, 100, Puryear, died Saturday, Nov. 24 at Spring Creek HealthCare, Murray.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Visitatin is from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday at Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Beamon Odom

Beamon Odom, 85, Big Sandy, died Friday, Oct. 23 at Big Sandy.

Funeral servies will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial at Memorial Cemetery. Vistation is from 4-8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Chris Chalogianis

Chris Chalogianis, 81, Paris, died Thursday, Nov. 22 at Jackson Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 at Ridgeway Funeral Home. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. Monday. The body will be cremated.

Born in Greece, his wife Margaret died in 1993. He was a retired from the U.S. Air Force and worked in cryptology and taught electronics at Tennessee Technical School in Paris. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Local survivors are a daughter, Mary Brisendine, Paris; grandchildren Jessica Brisendine, Jackson, and Chris Brisendine, Paris, and great-grandchild Madison Brisendine, Jackson.

Glendoris Edgman

Glendoris Edgman, 84, Paris, died Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Paris Healchcare. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Memorial Cemetery.

She was a former Salant and Salant Co. employee.

She married Gordon Edgman and he died in 1999. Survivors include two daughters, Judy Steele, Paris; Jeanne Kendall, Collierville; a son, Gerald Edgman, Paris; sister, Maxine Whitten, Kansas City; brother, Ed Owens, Des Moines; and grand and great-grandchildren.

Jimmy Brown

Jimmy Brown, 71, Smyrna, died Tuesday, Nov. 10. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial will be in Bethlehem Church Cemetery. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Henry Co., he is survived by his children, Tony Brown, Henry; Debbie Merritt, Knoxville; Peggy Zdeb, Murfreesboro, Barbara Lipps, Smyrna, Debbie McDonald, Murfreesboro; five grandchildren, brothers, Glen Brown, Henry, Bill Brown of McKenzie, and sister, Betty Revel, Henry.


Grady Jeter

Funeral service 2:00PM Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Gail Hudspeth of Community of Christ Church officiating, burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Curt Taylor, Rodney Hill, David Robbins, Charles McDaniel, Dwayne Oxford and Howard McClure.

Visitation beginning at 11:00AM Friday until service time.

He was married to Mattie "Jewel" Ray Jeter in 1950, she preceded September 14, 2008.

Survived by two daughters: Nancy Armijo, Las Vegas, NV, Norma (Curt) Taylor, Puryear, TN and a niece: Jo Anne Ray, Detroit, MI.

Preceded by five sisters, three brothers and a nephew: Kimmy Ray.

Mr. Jeter was retired from Holley Carburetor Plant and was a WWII Army Veteran.


Alfred "Big Al" Eddelman

Memorial service 10:00AM Monday at the Antioch United Methodist Church with Bro. Dwight Mercer officiating, visitation will begin at 9:30AM prior to the service. McEvoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born in Indianapolis, IN to the late Alfred Daniel and Marguerite Anderson Eddelman. He married Judith Verplank Eddelman June 9, 1956, she survives in Springville, TN.

Survived by daughters: Lucinda (Anthony) Cawley, Englewood, FL, Kimberly (Frank) Martino, Springville; sister: Marilyn (Vern) Bolen, Westfield, IN; brother-in-law: Richard Stamper, Westfield, IN; grandchildren: Patrick Douglas Martino, Anna Marie Martino, Danathy G. Cawley, Korigan M. Cawley and Ashley C. Hathway and three great-grandchildren.

Preceded by two sisters: Helen Stamper and Jean Casias.

"Big Al" was a member of the Paris Moose Lodge, loved to fish, play cards and attend all of his grand children's activities.

Margaret Mae Maxedon MacDonald

Margaret Mae Maxedon MacDonald, 88, died November 17th, in Paris at Henry County Health Care Center. She was born on September 5, 1924 in the Sunnyside Community outside Paris to Mae Maxwell Maxedon and Herbert Maxedon. Margaret spoke fondly of her early years playing with the many children that lived near her on Grove Boulevard. The family relocated to their new home on East Wood Street in 1935 that still stands next to East Wood Clinic. Margaret graduated from E. W. Grove High School in 1941.

Following high school, Margaret worked in the office at Camp Tyson where she met her husband Alexander MacDonald. They married at the First United Methodist Church on February 26, 1943. Alex was sent to New York for military training and Margaret worked at the New York Port of Embarkations scheduling military shipments to Europe for the troops. They enjoyed evenings in New York seeing such big bands as Harry James and Gene Krupa.

After Alex returned from the War, they raised five children and Alex owned MacDonald Auto and Industrial Supply Parts and MacDonald Realty and Auction Company on East Wood Street in Paris. Alex passed away in 1973. Margaret worked for and managed Leach’s Music in Paris from 1965 to 1975. In 1975, Margaret moved to the Atlanta area to be near her children and grandchildren. She returned to Paris in 2004.

Margaret is survived by her sisters Janice Mann of Paris and Joan Huff of Brentwood, TN. Her children: Dr. Patricia Boone of Colorado Springs, CO, Dianne Kay Creighton of Burlington, WA, William Alexander MacDonald of Fayetteville, GA, James Herbert MacDonald of Emerson, GA and David Franklin MacDonald of Hiram, GA. Her grandchildren are Richard Covington of Riverside, CA, Jennifer Carroll of Murray, KY, Alicia MacDonald of Los Angeles, CA, Alex MacDonald of Fayetteville, GA, Jamie Wilkerson of Prince Fredricksburg, MD, Bryan Alexander MacDonald of Cartersville, GA, Kyle MacDonald and Kalabe MacDonald of Knoxville, TN, Taylor MacDonald and Jordan MacDonald of Hiram, GA. Great Grandchildren are Zoey Mae Covington, Chantry Allen Carroll, Calle Alise Carroll, Cole Thomas Carroll, Benjamin Paul Wilkerson, Jacob Martin Wilkerson, Makenzie MacDonald, Jackson MacDonald and Samantha MacDonald.

Funeral Services will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home on Saturday at 1:00 PM. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 to 7:00 PM and after 11:00 AM Saturday morning at McEvoy Funeral Home. Interment will be at Maplewood Cemetery. For more information, call McEvoy’s at (731) 642-1441. Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, 304 W. Washington St., Paris, TN 38242.

Terry E. Travis

Terry Travis, 69, Paris, died Friday, Nov. 16 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at McEvoy Funeral Home, with burial in Palestine Cemetery.


Sandy Burns

Sandy Burns, 73, Paris, died Saturday, Nov. 17 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at TVCC, with burial in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Maria Lynn Adams aria Lynn Adams

Funeral service 11:00AM Thursday at McEvoy Funeral Home, her brother Rubin Adams will officiate, burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Jim Herron, David Herron, Jesse Parker, Roy Pierce, Jeremy Glasetter and Joe Darnall.

Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Wednesday and after 9:00AM Thursday.

She was born in Boston, MA to Mary Jane Adams, Puryear, TN and the late Desmond Adams, he preceded May 17, 2006.

Survived by two sons: Mark Pierce, Puryear, Lee Roy (Leticia) Pierce, Cottage Grove; sister: Debbie (Michael) Shoulders, Clarksville; brother: Rubin (Debbie) Adams, Puryear; grandchildren: Jacob, Caden and Adam Pierce.

Preceded by a brother: Neil Adams.

Maria worked at Forever Friends Animal Sanctuary.

Memorials may be made to: Forever Friends Animal Sanctuary, c/o Terri Graziano, P.O. Box 66, Buchanan, TN 38222.

Joel Barton Calloway

Joel Calloway, 54, Paris, died Tuesay, Nov. 13 at 1016 Memorial Drive, Paris. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Ridgeway Cemetery.

He was site supervisor for Ceric International, Paris, France.

Local survivors include his daughter, Karina Bevill, Paris; and two grandchildren, Myia and Danny Bevill.

Memorials may be sent to Caring Hearts Fund, 1290 Kelley Dr., Paris, Tenn., 38242.

Bob Allison

Bob Allison, 54, Springville, died Sunday, Nov. 11 at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at TVCC at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with cremation to follow.

He worked at Servall and was a member of TVCC.

Survivors include two daughters, Rachel Allison, Paris; Tanya Allison, Springville; two sisters, Jerri Irby, Paris; Laura Allison, Springville and a brother, Spencer, Florida.

Thomas Barr

Thomas Barr, 72, Paris, died Saturday, Nov. 10 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. A private family service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Memorials may be directed to the Caring Hearts Fund, 1290 Kelley Dr., Paris. Flowers may be sent to Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Ethelene Odom

Ethelene Odom, 76, Paris, died Friday, Nov. 9 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at McEvoy Funeral home, with burial in Birds Creek Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Relay for Life, PO Box 1505, Paris, or Cancer Care Center, 1290 Kelley Dr., Paris.

Charles Bowers Sr.

Charles Bowers Sr., 73, Henry, died Saturday, Nov. 10 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. at New Bethel Cemetery, Henry.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Bowers.

Ridgeway Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Charles Ray

Funeral services for Charles Ray, 64, Mansfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Bethesda Cemetery.

He married Shirley Hart Ray and she survives with two daughters, Kim Allen, Henry; Jody Nicholas, paris; a sister, Mary Sue Bowers, Henry; and a brother, Roy Ray of Henry.

He was a material handler for Setco in Paris for 40 years and was a member of Springhill Baptist Church.

Leo Sherwood

Mr. Sherwood was born in Mixie, TN to the late Levi and Pearl Lowry Sherwood. On July 13, 1939 he married Donna Rogers Sherwood, she preceded him in death on February 25, 2008.

Survived by daughters: Jean (Larry) Benton, Paris, TN and Jennifer (Gary) Willoughby, Paris, TN; grandchildren: Patty (Dan) Hurst, Knoxville, TN, Tammy (Ed) Williams, Dickson, TN and Mike(Laura) Benton, Nashville, TN; great grandchildren: Sarah and Josh Hurst.

He was a longtime employee with Carter's Sales and Service and later ran a repair shop for depth finders and trolling motors. He was also a photographer, pilot, amateur radio operator, fisherman and hunter

Fred Bockover

Mr. Bockover was born in South Bend, IN to the late Fred and Alma Sweet Bockover. On July 9, 1994 he married Carla Ulrich Bockover, she survives, Paris, TN.

Survived by daughters: Rebecca (Kelly) Bockover, Mishawaka, IN, Jennifer Kagel, South Bend, IN, Sue Bockover, Mishawaka, IN, Rachael (Steve) Jacobs, Frenchtown, MT, Dora (Christopher Kirby) Warner, Paris, TN, Charity Baker, Paris, TN; sons: Charles (Brandy) Baker, Maryville, TN, Joseph Bockover, Minneapolis, MN; sister: Delores (Anthony) Bada, Ft. Wayne, IN; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchild: Myria Boodry.

Preceded by a son-in-law: Bill Kagel and a great-grandchild: Zowie Ann Kile.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite, Hayward Muskey Shrine Club in Hayward, WI, National Guard-3 years, plus Army Reserves.


Thelma McIntosh Glover

Funeral service 1:00PM Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Dwight Mercer of North Fork Baptist Church and Bro. Mitch Fiscus of Jones Chapel Baptist Church officiating, burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation 5:00 - 8:00PM Thursday and after 11:00AM Friday.

She was born in Humphreys County, TN to the late Willie G. and Julia V. Lashlee McIntosh. On December 29, 1933 she married Phineas Caldwell Glover, he preceded November 3, 1971.

Survived by a son: Robert (Joy) Glover, Cincinnati, OH; grandchildren: Robert, Thomas, John, Elizabeth Glover and Alison L. Lee; great-grandchildren: Janie Jones, Emma, Ellie, Justin, Carlie and Gracie Glover; special friend and caregiver: Mary Jane (Dancel) Taylor, Puryear, TN.

Preceded by a brother: Waddell McIntosh May 8, 1987.

Mrs. Glover as a longtime member of Jones Chapel Baptist church. She formerly worked at and retired from Paris Manufacturing Plant, she was a homemaker and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Henry County Medical Center.

Memorials may be made to: Jones Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund, 2200 India Road, Paris, TN 38242.

Bessie Williams

Bessie Williams, 78, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at Paris Health Care Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at Trinity Funeral Home.


Ozell Wilson "Crash" Milam

Ozell Milam, 95, Buchanan, died Friday Nov. 2 at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Buchanan Methodist Church. Friends may call at Ridgeway funeral home from 4-7 p.m. Sunday with a 7 p.m. Masonic service.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Milam.

Memorials may be made to Buchanan Masonic Lodge 772, Buchanan or the Buchanan Methodist Church.

Earl Byler

Funeral service 10:00AM Monday at the Calvary Christian Fellowship Church on Jones Bend Road, burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation Sunday 2:00 - 4:00PM and 6:00 - 8:00PM at Bethel Fellowship School.

Born in Dover, DE to the late Adam G. and Matilda Yoder Byler. He married Ida Byler November 27, 1947, she preceded April 1, 2010.

Survived by daughters: Mary Jane (Ben) Schrock, Paris, Ruth Ann Byler, Quarryville, PA, Barbara (Menno) Wagler, Cottage Grove, Martha Lorene (John) Byler, Richmond,MO, Anna Mae Byler, Cottage Grove; sons: David Perry (Mary) Byler, Dover, DE, Paul Eugene (Darlene) Byler, Summerville, MO, Lester Earl (Jean) Byler, El Dorado Springs, MO; sister: Ada Byler, Auburn, KY; forty six grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren.

Preceded by a daughter: Rhoda Brenneman; brother: Elmer Byler; grandchild: Eugene Schrock and one great-grandchild: Colton Burkholder.

Elizabeth Ann Chambliss

Elizabeth Ann Chambliss died Oct. 21 in the Chicago area. A Paris native, she was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Harden. Her father was the principal at the former Henry Co. Training Center and her mother was a teacher there; her father had been a Camp Tyson soldier.

She was a member of the AME in Paris and received her master's degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Funeral services were held Oct. 28.

Billy J. Graves

Billy Joe Graves, 76, of Paris died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Henry County Medical Center.

His wife, Dorothy Henderson Graves, survives with a son, Michael Graves, Ala. and a step-son, Paul David Hurley of Paris.

His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial will be in Foundry Hill Baptist Cemetery at Puryear. Visitors may call after noon Saturday.

He formerly worked for Bob Smith Dairy Farm in Cottage Grove.

In addition to his wife, he leaves one son: Michael Graves of Birmingham, Ala.; and a stepson: Paul David Hurley of Paris.


Gary Smith

Funeral service 1:00PM Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Gallimore of TVCC officiating, burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Keith Wooley, Rob Frederick, Barry Smith, Jackie Smith, Bailey Wooley and Rex Smith.

Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Thursday and after 11:00AM Friday.

Survived by a brother: Daniel L. Smith, Paris; nieces: Traci (Keith) Wooley and Lori (Rob) Frederick; great-nieces: Autumn, Bailey and Colby Wooley and Maci Frederick; great-nephew: Jackson Frederick and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceded by his parents: Leslie LeRoy and Marcie H. Wimberley Smith.

Gary attended Bird's Creek Baptist Church. He was a 1968 graduate of Puryear High School, worked as a set-up man for Holley Carburetor of Paris and Chase Bag Industries in St. Louis. He returned to Paris and worked with his father on the family farm and taking care of rental property.


Shirley Rodgers Cole

Funeral service 3:30PM Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Byars and Bro. Jimmy Oliver officiating, burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Selected as pallbearers are Johnny Marrs, Will Marrs, Josh Stout, Matthew Hamilton, Brad Paschall and Jeremy Freeland. Jimmy Witherspoon and Carl Tanner will be honorary pallbearers.

Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Thursday and after 10:00AM Friday.

She was born in Memphis to the late Russell C. "Jinx" and Ollie C. Sides Rodgers. On October 2, 1961 she married Duroy "Roy" Cole, he survives, Paris.

Survived by daughters: Linda (Jimmy) Witherspoon and Deborah (Carl) Tanner both of Paris; sister: Margie Carpenter, New Concord, KY; grandchildren: Johnny and Will Marrs, Catherine Cole, Josh and Carla Stout, Vicky Bradley, Jimmy and Austin Witherspoon; twelve great-grandchildren; niece: Tereasa (John Shaw) Newton, New Concord, Ky.


Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson, 72, Cottage Grove, died Oct. 29 in his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home. Burial is in Walker Cemetery.

He was married to Ann Veazey Wilson and she survives with a daughter, Angela Wilson of Cottage Grove; and a sister Robbie Hodges, Palmersville.

He was a member of the Cottage Grove Church of Christ and owner-operator of Sunrise Farms.

Memorials may be sent to Hoofbeats of Hope, 840 Osage-Crossland Rd., Puryear.

Michael Dale Jones

Michael Jones, 63, Puryear, died Sunday, Oct. 28, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ridgeway Funeral home, with burial in Puryear Cemetery.

He was a Vietman vet and retired from 30 years as a press operator at tecumseh.

Survivors include five sisters, sharon Roberts and Alvena Spitzer, both of Puryear; Martha Mallory and Norma Jean Treadway, both of St. Louis; Olive Mercer, Washington; and a brother, William Jones of Puryear.

Wilma Ruth Cole

Wilma Cole, 83, Mansfield, died Oct. 24 at her residence. Graveside services will be held at Shiloh Methodist Cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Ridgeway Funeral Home handled arrangements.

She married Roland Cole and he survives with a sister, Dorothy Smith Nicols, Paris; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Mansfield Baptist Church and retired from Holley Carburetor Plant after 38 years.


Cameron Earl Medlock

Cameron Medlock, 21, Paris, died at his residence on Tuesday, Oct. 23. A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department. The body will be cremated. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was a certified firefighter and volunteer with Oakland VFD, was a student at Bethel and on the online hockey team.

Survivors are his mother, Tammy Medlock, Paris; father Johney Barnhill, Paris; twin sister, Cheyenne Medlock, Memphis; three sisters, Nikki, Megan and Hannah Barnhill, all of Paris; two brothers, Gunner French, Paris; and Michael Barnhill, Virginia.

Memorials to Ridgeway Funeral Home or the Oakland VFD.

Vanessa Winters

Ms. Vanessa Carol Winters, 53, of Paris formerly of Hickman died Thursday, October 18, 2012, at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Hickman with Rev. Steven Turner officiating. Interment will follow in Hickman City Cemetery.

Viewing only will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Rawls Funeral Home Chapel in Paris

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2012, at Rawls Funeral Home Chapel in Union City.

She was born July 12, 1959, in Hickman, she was a daughter of Ann Jenkins Johnson of St. Louis and the late Demus Winter Sr.

She was educated in the Fulton County (Ky.) School System, a member of Johnson Missionary Baptist and a employee of Clifty Farm Country Meats.

She also leaves a daughter: Katrina (Taurus) Skinner of Union City; three grandchildren: Monteis Winters, Taui Neiscia Skinner and Que’ Lantay Winters, all of Union City; two brothers: Demus (Kim) Winters Jr. of Mayfield and Freddie Winters Sr. of Augusta, Ga.; four sisters: Rhonda Edmonston of St. Louis, Teresa (Terry) Phelps of Union City, Lagetta (Shawn) Baldwin of Smyrna and Helen (James) Clark of Paducah.

A brother, Rickey Winters, also preceded her in death.

Jack Stamey

Jack Lee Stamey, 61, of Henry died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at his residence.


His body was cremated.

No service or visitation has been scheduled. Ridgeway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He worked as a carpenter.


Memorials may be made to the Stamey Family, c/o Gary Amburgey, 2065 Radford Road, Henry 38231.

Bobby McNutt

Bobby McNutt, 78, Paris, died Friday, Oct. 19 at home. A private memorial service with cremation will be held later. Ridgeway Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

He married Gwyn McNutt and she survives with a daughter, Valeria Easley, Ariz.; a son, Walter McNutt of Utah; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was former co-owner of McNutt Tractor Co. of Paris and member of Maplewood Baptist Church. He was graduated from E.W. Grove High School in 1952.

Gerald Ladd McCord

Gerald McCord, 76, Cottage Grove, died Sunday, Oct. 21 at Tennessee State Veterans' Home in Humboldt. Memorial service at First United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, with cremation to follow. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge.

He married Wanda Boyer McCord and she survives with three daughters, Gena Maddox, Huntingdon; Laura, Paris; and Amy Williams, Paris; a brother, William, Maryville; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He worked for 25 years as a demolitions expert in the road construction industry. He was a staff Sgt. in the U.S. Marines and a member of first United Methodist Church and attended UT Knoxville.


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