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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

 

Wretha Summerlin

Arrangements incomplete.

Survived by daughters: Robin Cuthbertson, Paris, Kay Parker, Paris; son: Keith Summerlin, Paris; brother: John (Karen) Foust, Paris; grandchildren: Adam Cuthbertson, Samantha Parker; niece: Traci Putman; nephew: Tim Foust and several great nieces and nephews.

Preceded by her parents: Woodrow and Margaret Walls Foust.

She was retired from BPU.

Oliver Troy Smith

No service scheduled at this time.

He was born in Gibson County, TN to the late Lloyd A. and Mary Armentia Patterson Smith.

Survived by his wife: Audrey Mae Green Smith, Paris; daughter: Sherry A. Bennett, Paris; son: Stephen Troy Smith, Paris; sisters: Jesse Mae Smith, San Antonio, TX; Alice (Chuck) Bucy, Paris; brother: Joe Frankie (Peggy) Smith, Louisville, KY and several grandchildren.

Preceded by sisters: Lerline Evans, Martha Jane Vaughn; brothers: James Lloyd Smith, William Eugene Smith, Leroy Smith and Billy Ray Smith.

Bill Wall

William Otis “Bill” Wall, age 78, of Springville, Tenn., died Sunday, January 18, 2015, at his residence in Springville, Tenn. 

He was married August 23, 1969 to Annie Louise Capps Wall, and she survives.   He retired from Ford Motor Co. after 30 years in Chesterfield, MI and he Loved boating, fishing, and hunting.

Bill was born April 11, 1936 in Highland Park, MI to the late Ernest Wall and the late Theressa Pauline Christie Wall.

Besides his wife, he is also survived by his  Four Daughters,  Colleen Wall & Don Caie of Marysville, Mich,  Debbie (Joe) Novak of Romulus, Mich,  Johanna (Curt) Tonak of Cambellsville, Ky,  Jaqueline Polly of Marine City, Mich;  Two Sons,  Danny (Anne) Wall of Washington, Mich,  Joe Wall of Wyandotte, Mich;  One Sister,  Jacqueline Jane Palmer of Beaverton, Mich;  Two Brothers,  Thomas Christie Wall of Algonac, Mich,  Robert Ernest Wall of Fair Haven, Mich;   Special Care Giver, Peanut Wall of Springville, TN;  Special Care Giver & Grandchild, Erin Sturdivant;  Grandchildren, Justin Wall, Chad Sturdivant,

Jamie Polly,  Johnny Polly,  Laura Wall,  Danielle Wall,  Kelly Richardson,

Christopher Richardson,  Brittany Wall,  and Charlene Nicolai;  Great Grandchildren,  Alexis Garcia,  Giana Wall,  Lily Schemke,  Rylee Schroder, Emery Mitchell,  and Layla Byra.

Bill was also preceded in death by a Son, Marty Wall and Brother, Fred Elsesser.

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

Bill is to be cremated with Memorial Visitation from 2 – 4 pm  Thursday, January 22, 2015.  The Memorial Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 4:00 PM Thursday, January 22, 2015. 

Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children's Hospital,  PO Box 1000,  Dept. 142,  Memphis, TN  38148.

Carolyn Hart

Carolyn Faye Hart, age 71, of Henry, Tenn., died Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Plumley Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn. 

She last worked as an Asst. Manager at the VFW in Mckenzie, TN and formerly worked at Mark 1 Plastics in Henry,TN.    She also enjoyed working in her yard and loved riding her lawn mower.

She was born May 7, 1943 in Mansfield, TN to the late Vernon Hart and the late Edith Sanders Hart.

She is also survived by her Two Daughters,  Linda Lindsey of Henry, Tenn,  Barbara (Charles) Warriner of Bartlett, Tenn;  Two Sisters,  Ruth (Jim) Knight of Springville, Tenn,  Joan(Ernie) Cavasinni of Mentor, Ohio;  One Brother,  Bill (Shirley) Hart of Georgia; 10 Grandchildren,   and  Brittany and Sabrina Stair were grandchildren raised by Mrs. Hart.

She was also preceded in death by Daughter,  Rita Stair;  Sons, James Dean Stair,  Robert Stair;  Brothers,  Ralph Hart and one in infancy.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.   She is to be cremated.   Memorial Visitation will be from 4 – 6 pm Friday, January 23, 2015 with a Memorial Service at  LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 6:00 PM Friday, January 23, 2015.

Dwight Turner will officiate.  

Vernon Richardson

Funeral service 2:00PM Saturday January 24, 2015 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Allison officiating, entombment will follow at Bethesda Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Michael Richardson, Scott Richardson, Luke Richardson, Brad Richardson, Eric Richardson, Ryan Lichtenstein and T.J. Lichtenstein.

Visitation beginning at 12:30PM Saturday until time of service.

He was born in Henry County to the late Lemuel and Mae Medlock Richardson. On December 21, 1946 he married Maurine Hopkins Richardson, she preceded April 6, 2008.

Survived by a daughter: Barb (Tim) Lichtenstein, Carol Stream, IL; sons: Ron (Tootie) Richardson, Buchanan; daughter-in-law: Lillie Richardson, Plainfield, IL; sisters: Wilmadean (James) Bomar, Pulaski, Jane Warren, Paris, Jean Wells, TX; brother: Warren (Kay) Richardson, Paris; brother-in-law: David Arnold, Paris; grandchildren: Michael (Renea) Richardson, Scott Richardson (Kim Fortner), Luke (Jamie) Richardson, Brad (Meredith) Richardson, Eric (Ashley) Richardson, Ryan Lichtenstein, T.J. Lichtenstein; great-grandchildren: Oliver Richardson, Lewis Richardson and Lottie Richardson.

Preceded by a son: Jim Richardson, May 8, 2009; sister: Saline Arnold; brothers: Kenneth Richardson, Harwell Richardson and Basil Richardson.

He was a member of Local 70l Auto Body Tech for 50 years and he was a WWII veteran who was a tank operator in the Battle of the Bulge under General Patton.

Howard Dice

Howard Cecil Dice, age 99, of Buchanan, Tenn., died Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Oak Manor Health Care Center in McKenzie, Tenn.

He married Audrey M. Sharpe Dice May 28, 1965, and she preceded in death Jan. 3, 2013.    He retired from Armco Steel in Torrance, CA.   He was a member of The Christ Lutheran Church in Paris and was a member of Masonic Lodge # 437 in Lancaster, CA.    He also was a member of lodges in Utah and TN.    Howard was a member of the order of the Eastern Star in CA, UT and TN.

He formerly worked for Hugh Hefner and Howard Hughes and he also worked on Amelia Earhart's airplane.

Howard was born March 10, 1915 in West Liberty, Iowa to the late Clint Dice and the late Grace Melick Dice.

He is survived by his  Two Daughters,  Sandy Dice ( Greg) Smith of Buchanan, Tenn,  Linda S. (Ray) Smith of Great Falls, Mont;  Two Sons,  Ken (Diane) Dice of Seattle, Wash,  Sananda (Nancy) Allsgood of Denver, Colo;  Grandchildren, Roger Peterson, Molly Peterson, Vincent Frisina, Destiny Peasley, Kimberly Dice and Shannon Dice;  and Six Great Grandsons.

Besides his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by a Son,  Steven Howard Dice;  Sisters, Mildred Reid & Gertrude Conn;  Brothers,  Vernon, Warren and Clifford Dice;  and Grandchild, Joshua Smith. 

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

He is to be cremated, no service is planned.

Proctor Elkins

Graveside service 1:30PM Saturday January 17, 2015 at Puryear City Cemetery with Bro. Don Campbell, Puryear Church of Christ officiating.

Named as pallbearers are Spencer Elkins, Shannon Elkins, Danny Childress, Jim Stubblefield, Mike Aldridge and Glen Gallimore. Honorary pallbearers are Scott Houston, Mark Summers, Jerry Jones, Steve Knott, Danny Gallimore, Pat Petrosky, Howard Petrosky, Tim Holt, William Roy Smith, Trevor Bennett, Troy Bennett, Chris Childress, Robert Mercer and John Goodner.

Visitation 10:30AM - 1:00PM Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home. He was born in Paducah, KY to the late Tom and Elizabeth Knott Elkins. On April 9, 1967 he married Patsy Goodner Elkins, survives, Puryear, TN.

Survived by sons: Shane (Jenny) Elkins, Newburgh, IN, Joshua (Brandi Mair) Elkins, Salt Lake City, UT; sisters; Carolyn Wallace, Dover, Faye Ward, Clarksville; brothers: Jimmy (Judy) Wynn, Puryear, sister-in-law: Donna Elkins, Dover; grandchildren: Michelle Childress, Spencer Elkins; great-grandchild: Kimber Childress; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceded by a brother: Joe Elkins.

Mr. Elkins was a member of the Puryear Church of Christ. He was a barber for many years and worked in construction for many years. Best known for the last 40 years as an owner/operator, most recently with Houston Trucking.

Don Sanderson

Donald James “Don” Sanderson, Sr., age 76, of Buchanan, Tenn., died Friday, January  9, 2015, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

Don married September 26, 1959 to Rebecca Alcock Sanderson and she survives.  He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness  and was a retired welder for Kodak in Rochester, NY.   He also enjoyed Fishing and Hunting.

He was born August 25, 1938 I Fayette, NY to the late Ed Sanderson and the late Ethel McMillian Sanderson Swinehart.

Besides his wife Rebecca, He is also survived by his Five Daughters,  Debora (Bob) Hahn of Newark, N.Y.,  Annette (Allen) Mustain of Paris, Tenn,  Ann Marie (Aaron) Hammond of Paris, Tenn,  Mary Ellen (Stephen) Underwood of Newark, N.Y.,  Elizabeth (Derrick) Moe of Phelps, N.Y.;  Two Sons,  Donald (Karen) Sanderson, Jr. of Dover, Tenn.,  Thomas Sanderson of Newark, N.Y.;  One Sister,  Joan Bells of Waterloo, N.Y.;  Two Brothers,  Edward Sanderson of Virginia Beach, Va.,  George (Patty) Sanderson of Seneca Falls, N.Y.;  Half Brother,  Richard (Lorie) Swinehart of Waterloo, NY;  Sister-in-law, Linda Sanderson of Waterloo, NY; 14 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a Brother, James Sanderson

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

He is to be cremated with a Memorial Service Friday January 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Lone Oak Rd. in Paris.

Teresa Hicks

Teresa Alice Hicks, age 61, of Dresden, Tenn., died Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at her residence in Dresden, Tenn. 

Teresa married June 7, 2006 to Edward Hicks and he survives.    She was a member of First Baptist Church in Dresden where she enjoyed singing in the choir and volunteering in many church activities.  She also enjoyed sewing and crocheting.


She was born December 22, 1953 in Sacramento, CA to late Milard Zachary Osborne and Elsie Morford Osborne of Remington, WA.

Besides her husband Edward and mother, she is also survived by her Foster Mother, Lanni Ellis of Big Sandy, TN;  Two Daughters,  Angela Wade of Sacramento, Calif,  Trudy Sullivan of England;  Two Sons,  Steven Martin of Sacramento, Calif,  Joseph Sullivan of Sacramento, Calif;  Two Sisters,  Alma Carolyn Judd of Seattle, Wash,  Linda Kathleen Church of Remington, Wash;  One Brother,  Richard Walter Osborne of Aloha, Ore;  Half Sister,  Donna Jean Burlison of Sacramento, CA;  Grandchildren,  James Elliott Williams and Terri Williams of England. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Thursday, January 15, 2015 and after 12 pm Friday, January 16, 2015.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Friday, January 16, 2015.

Dr. Don McCulley will officiate. Pallbearers will be Gary Adams,  Greg Alderdice Jr.,  Richard Bennett, Marshall Anderson and John Johnson.

Interment will be at Palmersville Cemetery in Palmersville, Tenn.

Raymond Bradley

Raymond Dale Bradley, age 52, of Paris, Tenn., died Friday, January  9, 2015, at his residence in Paris, Tenn. 

He was married October 29, 2003 to Sharon Jane "Janie" Greer Bradley and she survives.

He attended Open Doors Church in Paris, TN and was a self employed painter.

He formerly painted with T.W. Berry,  worked for A & D Paving and formerly worked for Wilbur Farmer.    He enjoyed country and blues music.

Ray was born August 8, 1962 in Alamo, TN to the late James Edward Bradley and the late Reba Lynn Mooney  Bradley.

Besides his wife Janie, He is also survived by his  One Daughter,  Jessica Bea Bradley of Tampa, Fla;  Two Step Daughters,  Crystal Jo Greer of Paris, Tenn,  Amber Crafton (Adam) Hoskins of Paris, Tenn;  One Son,  Raymond Dale Bradley, Jr. of Tampa, Fla,  Step Son,  Garron Derek Crafton of Paris, Tenn;  Two Sisters,  Brenda Bradley (Danny) Tanner of Lexington, Tenn,  Wanda Bradley Gouge of Paris, Tenn;  One Brother,  Benjamin Franklin (Donna) Bradley of Empire, Ala;  Grandchildren, Jacob Ruff, Hannah Strickland,  Donte Davis, Alyssa Hoskins, Chelsey Hoskins, and Derek Crafton.          

He was also preceded in death by Brothers, Roger Dale Bradley, and Robert Bradley and Grandchild, Angelica Sue Bradley.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St.  Paris, Tenn.   The body is to be cremated.   The Memorial Visitation will be from 12 – 2 pm Saturday, January 17, 2015.    The Memorial Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 17, 2015.

Wilbur Farmer will officiate. 

Norman Crutcher

 

Norman “Butch” Crutcher, age 69, of Paris, Tenn., died Sunday, January 11, 2015, at his residence in Paris, Tenn. 

He was a Former Supervisor for The St. Pete Times Newspaper in St. Petersburg, Florida and he formerly owned and operated Golden Sun Lawn Care in New Port Richey, Florida.

He was born December 29, 1945 in Highland Park, MI to the late Clyde Clifton Crutcher and the late Shirley Sybil Barrows Crutcher.

He is survived by his  One Daughter,  Amanda Dawn Crutcher & fiance John W. Deskins Jr. of Paris, Tenn;  Grandchildren, Lillian Skye Deskins, Hunter Clark Deskins, and Ella Rose Bruce;  and Several Nieces and Nephews. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.  The body is to be cremated.   There will be a Memorial Service at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home  at 12:00 PM Friday, January 16, 2015.

Kathy Ellis

Funeral service 12:00PM Wednesday January 14, 2015 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Gary Collier officiating, burial will follow at Bevil Cemetery. Visitation 11:00AM Wednesday until time of service.

Survived by her mother: Joyce Hudgins Ellis, Paris; daughters: Sheri (Terrell) Russell, Jacksonville, NC, Ashley Ellis, East Tennessee; sister: Shelia (David) Dougherty, Paris; brothers: Randy (Pam) Ellis, Paris, Billy (Tammy) Ellis, Harker Heights, TX; grandchildren: Terrell, Aleigha, Alexis and Trey Russell.

Preceded by her father: Billy Joe Ellis and a sister: Michelle Ellis.

Chris Triplett


Christopher Dean “Chris” Triplett, age 52, of Paris, Tenn., died Monday, January 12, 2015, at Jackson Madison Co. Gen. Hosp. in Jackson, Tenn.    He was born September 10, 1962 in Paris, TN. 

Chris was married to Marti Johnson Triplett and she preceded in death

September 5, 2010.   He was a member of West Paris Baptist Church.   He formerly worked in Anchorage, AK as a salesman at the Honda Dealership and was a former salesman at Peppers in Paris.  He also formerly worked at Buchanan Resort and was a self-employed carpenter.

He is survived by his  Parents,  Bobby and Betty Triplett of Paris, TN;  Daughter, Tanae Elizabeth (Bobby) Singh of Victoriaville, CA;  Three Brothers,  Tony Triplett of Puryear, TN,  Barry (Jeanette) Triplett of Puryear, TN,  Brad (Serina) Triplett of Williston, ND;  Granddaughter,  Lillian Singh;  Grandson, Joshuah Singh;   and Several Nieces and Nephews.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Wednesday, January 14, 2015 with a Funeral Service at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 7:00 PM Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kenny Louden will officiate. Cremation will follow the service.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to:  St. Jude Children’s Hospital,  501 St. Jude Place,  Memphis, TN  38105.

Juanita Dowdy

Juanita Chandler Dowdy, age 91, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, January  8, 2015, at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn.

Juanita married August 24, 1941 to Eugene Dowdy and he preceded in death November 16, 2000.

She was a beautician and Co-Owner of Duchess Beauty Salon in Paris for many years and she loved animals.

She was born August 15, 1923 in Caruthersville, MO to the late Revo Raymond Chandler and the late Bertha Mai Hudson Chandler Pierce.

She is survived by her Sister-in-law, Clara Dowdy of Paris, TN; and Several Nieces and Nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a Sister-in-law, Charlene Hudson

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

She is to be cremated with a Graveside Memorial Service at Bevil Cemetery at 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

Chad Kennedy will officiate.

Ann Mathis

 

Ann Smith Mathis, age 87, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

Ann was married September 14, 2009 to James Mathis and he preceded in death September 23, 2010. 

She was a former member of St. Lukes Methodist Church in Memphis where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir.   She was a former member and officer in Beta Sigma Phi in Memphis and was a Volunteer usher at the Orpheum.   She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Paris.  She formerly worked at Holley Carburetor Plant and Commercial Bank.   Also she formerly worked at Novarese Brothers in Memphis and retired from Auto Zone in Memphis.  She enjoyed flowers, gardening,  Needlepoint,  and crossword puzzles.

She was Born March 1, 1927 in Springville, TN to the late Johnie Thomas Smith and the late Juliet Doty Smith.

She is survived by her  Three Sisters,  Barbara (Lemuel) Muzzall of Paris, Tenn,  Diana (Edward) Clement of Jackson, Tenn,  Marilyn Townsend of McKenzie, Tenn;  Sister-in-law, Crystel Smith;  Special Niece,  Gail (Alex) Bomar of Paris, TN;  Several Nieces and Nephews,  Several Great Nieces and Nephews,  Several Great Great Nieces and Nephews. 

Besides her Husband and Parents, she was also preceded in death by,  Sister,  Jeanette Reese;  Brothers,  John Thomas Smith,  and Lucian Smith.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 11 am – 1 pm Saturday, January 10, 2015.   The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, January 10, 2015.

Dr. Robert D. Martin will officiate.     Nephews will serve as Pallbearers. 

Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Methodist Cemetery near Springville, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to:  First United Methodist Church, Transportation Ministry, P.O. Box 25, Paris, TN  38242.

Ted Elliott

Ted M. Elliott, age 63, of Buchanan, Tenn., died Thursday, January 8, 2015, at his Residence in Buchanan, Tenn. 

Ted married July 1, 1978 to Debbie Babinski Elliott and she survives.   

He was the former Owner and Operator of Elliott Maintenance Services.   He obtained a Bachelor of Science from UT Knoxville in 1974.   Ted was a member of First United Methodist Church and loved crossword and sudoku puzzles and enjoyed reading and writing.  He was also an avid outdoorsman and was very passionate about Aviation.

He was born May 28, 1951 in Paducah, KY to the late James Elliott and the late Billie Sue Parrish Elliott.

Besides his wife Debbie, He is also survived by his Two Daughters,  Cayce Elliott of Nashville, Tenn,  Elizabeth (Clint) Hamm of Christiana, Tenn;  Two Brothers,  Jimmy (Nancy) Elliott of Buchanan, Tenn,  Jerry (Jessie) Elliott of Buchanan, Tenn;  Sister-in-law,  Mary Jo Elkins of Henderson, KY;  Brother-In-Law,  Stanley J.(Connie) Babinski of Memphis, TN;   and Grandson,  Moses Clinton Hamm

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the Memorial Visitation will be from 4 – 6 pm Saturday, January 10, 2015.  The Memorial Service will be at LeDon Chapel of

Ridgeway Funeral Home at 6:00 PM Saturday, January 10, 2015.

Dr. Robert D. Martin will officiate. 

Memorials may be made to:  Henry County Medical Center Hospice, 311 E. Wood St.,  Paris, TN  38242.

Kay Wimberly

Funeral service 2:00PM Saturday January 10, 2015 at Point Pleasant Baptist Church with Bro. Larry Dukes officiating, burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery.

Family members will serve as pallbearers, nursery workers of Point Pleasant Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers. Visitation 4:00 - 7:00PM Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home, after 1:00PM Saturday at Point Pleasant Baptist Church.

She was born in Henry County to the late David Milburn and Myra Ruth Smith Wimberley.

Survived by a daughter: Amanda Lauritzen, Henry; sisters: Vera Wimberley, Paris, Mary Jo (Carl) Glenn, Jackson; brothers: Danny (Deborah) Wimberley, Jackson, Jim (Kathy) Wimberley, Eminence, KY; grandchildren: Chanceton Wimberley, Kathryne Lauritzen; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceded by a nephew: David Wimberley.

Kay was a long time member of Point Pleasant Baptist Church where she was active as a nursery school teacher. She taught school in the Paris Special School District for over 37 years. A close family member said that Kay requested anyone attending her service to wear something red.

Memorials may be made to:
American Breast Cancer Foundation
1220 B. East Joppa Road, Suite 332
Towson, MD 21286

Warren Sykes

Warren Thompson Sykes, age 81, of Puryear, Tenn., died Tuesday, January  6, 2015, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn.

Warren married January 27, 1951 to Dorothy Love "Granny" Key Sykes and she preceded in death February 11, 2008.  

He was a  member of Mansfield Baptist Church.  He was Ordained as a minister in 1961 and served as Pastor for  Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Springhill Baptist Church, Central Point Baptist Church,  then served as Interim for several area churches.

He was the son of the late Henry Sykes and the late Jennie (Key) Sykes.

He is also survived by his one daughter, Susan (Jerry) Lee of Paris, Tenn. one son, Mitchell (Renee') Sykes of Puryear, Tenn. one brother Tony (Dee) Sykes of Columbia, Tenn.  

Grandchildren: Tabitha (Mark) McWherter of Paris, TN, Matthew (Stephanie) Sykes of Paris, TN, Mason (Katrina) Sykes of Puryear, TN

Great Grandchildren-Philip Myrick, Olivia Sykes, Maddie Sykes & Ryker Sykes; Nephew-Brian (Gala) Sykes of Puryear, TN, Great Nephew-Hayden Sykes & Niece-Amanda (Matt) Jackson of Puryear, TN

Extended Family-Brandon Woodard,Branson Woodard, Justin (Peighton) Woodard, Jude Woodard, Sara Beth Woodard, Annalece Lucas, Kaitie (Ben) Bonds, Fox Bonds, Matt McWherter, Olivia McWherter

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 8:00 PM Wednesday, January  7, 2015 and from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Thursday, January  8, 2015.   The Funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Thursday, January  8, 2015, with his Son-in-law, Jerry M. Lee & Glynn Orr officiating.  

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

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, Henry County Camp, P.O. Box 583, Paris, TN 38242.

Charitable donations may be made in Warren's memory to the following organization:

Gideons International Henry County Camp
P O Box 583 Paris, TN 38242

 

Carol Lee

Carol June (Bivens) Lee, age 76, of Springville, Tenn., died Saturday, January  3, 2015, at McKenzie Regional Hospital in McKenzie, Tenn.  

Carol was married to James Harold Lee and he preceded in death Feb. 8, 2003.   She was Catholic and enjoyed Crocheting.

She was the daughter of the late Alfred Bivens and the late Zelma (Decker) Bivens.

She is survived by her two daughters, Ann Beasley of Ocala, Fla., and Christine Robinson of Belen, NM
Four Sons,Rick (Tammy) Lee of Paris, Tenn.,Randy Lee of Springville, Tenn.,Patrick Lee of Rio Rancho, NM & Jay (Emily) Lee of Rio Rancho, NM. Two Sisters,Beverly Hays of Florida and Kathy Bivens of Galesburg, Ill.,two brothers,Jim (Sandy) Bivens of Milan, Ill., and Bill Bivens of Galesburg, Ill.        

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 6:00 PM Thursday, January  8, 2015. Funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel Ridgeway Funeral Home at 6:00 PM Thursday, January  8, 2015, with  Brian Wimberley officiating.  Cremation to follow the service

Dr. Paul Mobley  

Dr. Paul Mobley, Jr., age 92, of Mebane, NC formerly of Paris, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015 at his residence.

Visitation will be at McEvoy Funeral Home on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 3:00PM-6:00PM with a family burial Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2:00PM at

Rose Lawn Memory Garden. A memorial service will be held at 5:00PM Sunday, January 18, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Paris, TN with Dr. Rob Martin officiating.

Memorials may be made to: First United Methodist Church, Food Pantry Ministry, P.O. Box 25, Paris, TN 38242

and/or

St Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

Margaret Powell  

Mary Margaret Pillow Powell, age 76, of Springville, Tenn., died Saturday, January  3, 2015, at her Residence in Springville, Tenn. 

She was married to James Howard "Jimmy" Powell, Sr., Nov. 28, 1957 and he survives.

She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.    She formerly worked at the Rhea Clinic and Henry County Orthopedics and she last worked at Henry County Medical Clinic before her health did not allow her to work.

She was born January 1, 1939 in Paris, TN to the late Sam Walker Pillow and the late Mary Lucille Shell Pillow.

Besides her husband Jimmy, She is also survived by her One Daughter,  Ellen (Kenneth) Tidwell of Murray, Ky;  Two Sons,   Howard (Kristy) Powell Jr. of Cottage Grove, Tenn.,   David Walker (Michelle) Powell of Paris, Tenn;  One Brother,   Thomas Wright Pillow of Collierville, Tenn;   Sister-in-law, Carolyn Pillow of Huntington, TN;   Grandchildren, Jason (Jaime) Tidwell, Justin (Tabbatha) Tidwell, Daniel James Powell, Morgan Mann, Samantha Powell (Josh) Warbritton, Benjamin Tidwell and friend Lauren Leavell, Lindsay Mann and friend Dustin Odom;   Great Grandchildren, Lofton Pigg, Brodie Warbritton, Avri Odom, Casey, Keaton, Addyson, Aaliyah and Athena Tidwell;   And Several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

Margaret was also preceded in death by a Brother, Sammy Dial Pillow, and a Great Grandchild, Bentley Warbritton.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St.,  Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Monday, January  5, 2015.    The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 7:00 PM Monday, January  5, 2015.

James Smith will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason, Justin, Benjamin, Casey, and Keaton Tidwell, Daniel Powell, Josh Warbritton, and Lofton Pigg.

Cremation will follow the service.

Shirley Jean Smith

Shirley Jean Smith, age 75, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.   
She was married to William Eugene Smith January 19, 1962 and he preceded in death January 26, 1985. 


She was a member of Birds Creek Baptist Church and the VFW Ladies Auxillary. She formerly worked at Salant & Salant and Holley Carburetor Plant. 
Shirley was born August 2, 1939 in Sulphur Springs, TN to the late Bobby Surles and the late Doris Norvall Surles.  

She is survived by her   One Daughter,  Diane Parrish of Paris, Tenn;  Three Sons,  Barry Smith of Paris, Tenn,  Bobby Smith of Lafayette, La,  Steve (Flossie) Smith of Puryear, Tenn;  One Sister,  Sandra Richardson of Paris, Tenn;  Two Brothers,  Bobby Leon Surles of Evening Shade, Ark,  Otto Surles of Bells, Tenn;   Seven Grandchildren, Terry Moody, Michelle Moody, Bill Smith, Judy Price, John Smith, Emily Soto, and Ethan Smith;  10 Great Grandchildren, and One Great Great Grandchild.   
Shirley was also preceded in death by Brothers, Jadie, Jodie, Roy, Lonnie and James Surles.  

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Friday, January  2, 2015 and from 9 – 11 am Saturday, January  3, 2015.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Saturday, January  3, 2015. 
Micheal Barnhart will officiate.     Pallbearers will be Billy Smith, John Smith, Ethan Smith, Charlie Cuthbertson, George Shankle, and Dale Routon.   

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

Buddy Manning


Born in Puryear, TN to the late Jim and Opal Orene Bivens Manning. In 1962 he married Mary Ellen McQuiston, she survives, Buchanan.Survived by a son: Christopher Todd (Laura) Manning, Illinois; sisters: Linda Carol (Jerry) Jones, Murray, KY, Claudean (Walter) Etps, Puryear; brother: Keith Manning, Lynn Grove, KY; grandchildren: Jake, Samantha and Melanie Manning; several nieces and nephews including two special nieces: Jan Hale and Marie Jones. 

Preceded by two sons: James Lee Manning, at birth, James Sheryle Manning; one sister and three brothers. 

Mr. Manning moved to Batavia, IL in the late 60's where he worked in concrete construction. He was an avid car enthusiast, rebuilding and restoring old cars.

Visitation 1:00 - 4:00PM Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home. 

Linda Hays

Linda Fields Hays, age 57, of Puryear, Tenn., died Saturday, December 27, 2014, at Jackson Madison Co. Gen. Hosp. in Jackson, Tenn. 

She formerly worked at PML and Plumley Rubber Co. and was also a sitter with the elderly.

She born July 21 1957 in Williamson, WV to the late Jimmy Fields and Helen Virginia Dotson Gilbert of Paris, TN.

Besides her mother, she is also survived by her  One Son,  Chris Barcio of Puryear, Tenn;  Two Sisters,  Rosie Fields of Paris, Tenn,   Ginger (Larry) Mills of Paris, Tenn;  Two Brothers,  Jimmy (Sylvia) Fields of Paris, Tenn,  Brian Fields of Paris, Tenn;  Grandchildren, Chase and Chance Barcio; and Several Nieces and Nephews. 

Linda was also preceded in death by Two Daughters, Heather Holder and Crystal Renee Holder.        

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tuesday, December 30, 2014.

The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Tuesday, December 30, 2014.

David Gallimore will officiate.   Pallbearers will be Chris Pulley, Larry Mills. Anthony Willoughby, Hunter Wade, Zach Hinson, and Billy Dotson. 

Interment will be at Crooked Creek Cemetery near Big Sandy, Tenn.

Fred Watkins

Fred Watkins, age 82, of Cottage Grove, Tenn., died Thursday, December 25, 2014, at his residence in Cottage Grove, Tenn. 

He was married December 23, 1971, for 43 years, to Elaine Harrison Watkins and she survives.

He was a member of  Palmersville Baptist Church and a US Army Veteran of Korea.    He was also a farmer and former tractor salesman.

Fred was born March 25, 1932 in Stribling, TN to the late Frank Watkins and the late Lena Cathey Watkins.

Besides his wife he is also survived by his One Son,  William Buck (Leah) Watkins of Cottage Grove; and Grandchildren, Alexus Watkins and Berrett Watkins of Cottage Grove, Tenn.       

Besides his parents, Fred was also preceded in death by Brothers, Cap Ross Watkins and Mack Watkins;  and Sisters, Katie Bell Gansner, Alberta Lauer, Virginia Harvey, and Hazel Yarbrough.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Sunday, December 28, 2014 and after 9 am Monday, December 29, 2014.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Monday, December 29, 2014.

Bob Copeland will officiate.   Pallbearers will be Mark Rudy, Bob Rudy, Jim Rudy, David Rudy, Don Fieck and Nate Rudy.    Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry Mack Watkins and Mike Harrison.    

Interment will be at Walker Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to:  Palmersville Baptist Church, 6363 Hwy 89 North, Palmersville, TN 38241

Edwin MacPherson

Mr. MacPherson was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to the late Howard and Eugenia Gee MacPherson. On January 23, 1951 he married Barbara Jean Fergus MacPherson, she survives in Springville, TN.

Survived by daughters: Sandra (David) Brewer, Mountlake Terrace, WA, Edwina (Dell) Fuentes, Terrell, TX; son: Lee (fiancée Rae Gordon) MacPherson, Fairfax, CA; sister: Evelyn Chadwick, Florida; grandchildren: Morgan MacPherson, Stephanie Brewer, Chris (Megan) Brewer, Dawn Hastings, Jacob Ervin, Matthew (Lisa) Ervin, Andrew (Ashley) Ervin, Rebecca (Kenneth) Williams and six great-grandchildren.

Bill Sowell

Bill Sowell, age 90, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, December 25, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn.  

He was married to Virginia Ruth "Sissy" Briggs Sowell April 27, 1946 and she preceded in death Sept. 13, 2014.   

He was a United States Marine Corps Reserve Veteran and a member of the Apostolic Chapel. He owned and operated a commercial delivery company in California before moving to Tennessee where he spent some time logging.

Bill was born April 1, 1924 in Adams, TN to the late Lucian Sowell and the late Bertha Briggs Sowell.

He is survived by his  Two Daughters,  Denise (David) Bomar of Paris, Tenn,  Mary (Jerry) Davis of Buchanan, Tenn;  One Son,  Mark (Sheila) Sowell of Buchanan, Tenn; 9 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren, and 6 Great Great Grandchildren.       

Bill was also preceded in death by a Son, Willy Sowell; Sisters, Madeline, Gertrude, Geneva, Stella, and Ledley Sowell; and Brothers, Arnold, Ernie, Aurther, Tyler, and Lucian Sowell Jr.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Saturday, December 27, 2014. Visitation will continue after 1 pm Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the Apostolic Chapel until the service at 2:30 PM Sunday, December 28, 2014.

Dwight Turner will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Wesley Bomar, Frank Patterson, John Patterson, Josh Sowell, Jacob Mead and Mark Mead. 

Interment will be at Community Cemetery in Springville, Tenn.

Joe Revel

Joe Hulie Revel, age 85, of Henry, Tenn., died Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at his residence in Henry, Tenn. 

He was married May 2, 1953 to Betty Ruth Hannah Revel and she survives.   He was a member of Henry Baptist Church. He retired from Holley Carburetor Plant after 28 years and was Owner and operator of Revel Logging for 25 years. He was a Life long farmer and enjoyed his family and horses.

Joe was born October 5, 1929 in Henry, TN to the late Hulie Revel and the late Nona Joyner Revel Irvin.

Besides his wife, He is also survived by his Two Sons, Rick Revel of Henry, Tenn,  Barry (Tammy) Revel of Henry, Tenn; Three Sisters, Mildred Horn of Murray, Ky, Dorothy Clendenin of Paris, Tenn, Virginia Aden of Loganville, Ga;  Five Grandchildren, Erica Revel, Emily (Nathan) Shoemaker, Justin Revel, Josh Revel, and Scott (Jennifer) Carroll; and 2 Great Grandchildren.       

Besides his parents, Joe was also preceded in death by a Brother, Guy Revel.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn where the  visitation will be from 5 - 7:30 pn Friday, December 26, 2014 and from 10 am – 12 Noon Saturday, December 27, 2014. The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 12:00 pm Saturday, December 27, 2014.

Jeff Bryant will officiate. Pallbearers will be Steve Clendenin, Tim Clendenin, Josh Revel, Justin Revel, Scott Carroll, and Nathan Shoemaker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gordon Ray McFadden and Chris Boxell.

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

Vonda Harpole

Vonda Bozarth Harpole, age 62, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, December 18, 2014, at Jackson Madison Co. Gen. Hosp. in Jackson, Tenn. 

She was married April 2, 1995 to Jimmy Ray Harpole and he survives.

She was a former Title Researcher at Foundation Bank and a former licensed surveyor for L.I. Smith.

She was born June 16, 1952 in Nashville, TN to the late John Bozarth and Juanita Vean  Bozarth of McMinnville, TN.

Besides her husband Jimmy and mother, Juanita, she is also survived by her One Son,  Shiva (Brandi) Bozarth of Franklin, TN;  Step Mother, Betty Bozarth of Franklin, TN;  Two Brothers,  John (Noy) Bozarth, II of Atlanta, Ga,  Michael (Carolyn) Bozarth of McMinnville, Tenn;   Grandchild, Max Bozarth of Franklin, TN;  Nieces and Nephews, Tiffany Bozarth, Eric Lee Bozarth, Jared Bozarth, Christina Bozarth, Jacob Bozarth, and Lance Bozarth;  And Many Friends.           

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the Memorial Visitation will be from 2 – 3 pm Saturday, December 27, 2014.    The Memorial Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 3:00 pm Saturday, December 27, 2014.

Joe Page will officiate. 

Memorials may be made to:  The Cancer Care  Center of Henry County, 1290 Kelley Dr.,  Paris, TN  38242.

Hattie Mae Douglas

Hattie Mae Douglas, age 94, of Paris, Tenn., died Monday, December 22, 2014, at her residence in Paris, Tenn. 

She was married to William Glen Douglas March 17, 1936 and he preceded in death September 25, 1995. 

She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and retired from Holley Carburetor Plant after 35 years as a Floor Board Manager.    She enjoyed time with her family, cooking and quilt making.

She was born June 18, 1920 in Huntingdon, TN to the late Sidney Wallace Johnson and the late Nettie Delia Oatsvall Johnson.

She is survived by her Three Daughters,  Glenda Boyd of Paris, Tenn,  Elwanda Hutson of Paris, Tenn,  Sidney (Sam) Lechleiter of Franklin, Tenn;  Three Grandchildren, Damon (Ginger) Lowe of Paris, TN,  Drs. Russell (Amy) Boyd of Paris, TN,  Gabe Lechleiter of Franklin, TN;  Two Great Grandchildren, Mary Peyton Boyd and Alex Boyd of Paris, TN;  2 Step Grandchildren, 4 Step Great Grandchildren, and 10 Step Great Great Grandchildren. 

Besides her husband and parents, Hattie Mae was also preceded in death by 1 Sister, 7 Brothers, and a grandson, Bryan Douglas Boyd.       

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 10 am – 1 pm Friday, December 26, 2014.   The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of  Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 pm Friday, December 26, 2014.

Dr. Mike Burney will officiate.    Pallbearers will be Damon Loew, Russell Boyd, Alex Boyd, Sam Lechleiter, Gabe Lechleiter, and Monte Belew. 

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

Memorials may be made to: Henry County Medical Center Hospice, 311 E. Wood St., Paris, TN  38242.

Doris Clement


Doris Clement, age 73, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.

She was married to James E. Clement in 1972 and he survives.   She was a member of Jesus Saves Baptist Church and was a retired CNA from the Henry County Nursing Home.

She born May 23, 1941 in Atwood, TN to the late Otis Smith and the late Winnie Patterson Smith.

Besides her husband, she is also survived by her One Daughter,  Dawn (Matthew) Clement Cornies of Memphis, Tenn;  One Son,  Ronnie (Cheryl) Clement of Plainfield, Ill;  One Sister,  Irene Lamb of Paris, Tenn;  Two Brothers,  Billy (Betty) Smith of Puryear, Tenn,  Johnny (Evelyn) Smith of Paris, Tenn;  Grandchildren, Kayla Mims, Zachary Clement, Justin Clement, Mark Mazur, and paula Mazur;  Great Grandchildren, Rylie, Xyer, and Autumn Mims;  Many Special Nieces and Nephews and her Beloved Pug, Bud.       

She was also preceded in death by a Sister, Elizabeth Snow;  and Brothers, O.C. Smith and Leon Smith.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 9 – 11 am Friday, December 26, 2014.    The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Friday, December 26, 2014.

Joey Collins and Teddy Hill will officiate.   Pallbearers will be Darrell Collins, Derrick Collie, Donald Smith, Terry Smith, Charles Collie, and Jason Smith.   Roger Grissom will be an Honorary Pallbearer.

Interment will be at Bevil Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Hughes Bennett

Hughes Bennett left his home NW of Puryear, TN surrounded by loved ones and joined his son Kyle Duncan Bennett (1964 -1980) in heaven December 21,2014.


He was born Dec. 2, 1941 in Springville, TN to Jessie and Moline Thorne Bennett.


He was a graduate of Hazel High School class of 1960 and soon after began working at General Tire in Mayfield, KY until he retired in 1997, where he was a proud member of URW Local 655 union. He was a member of Hazel Baptist Church and WOW camp 138. He was a charter member of the Hazel Lions Club and served as president 2005 - 2014.  He was named Lion of the year 2009-2010 and received the Melvin Jones Fellow award for dedicated humanitarian services in 2008.  This award reflected his limitless compassion and love that he gave so generously to everyone.  His eagerness to give of his time and help others included longtime support of the Hazel Woman's Club and extended to the end as he participated in research at Vanderbilt Medical Center that they might gain knowledge to help future AML patients.  He loved traveling, Nascar, motorcycles, MSU basketball, farming and his animals, especially "his girls" Fance'e and Lace'e the pampered poodles.


In addition to his son Kyle he was preceded in death by his father Jessie and brothers, Leroy Bennett and Ronald Allen Bennett.


He is survived by his wife of 53 years Hilda Duncan Bennett, special son Steve (Tammy) Smith of Commerce, GA.   He was "Pappa Hughes" to their children Ithyn, Halley and Madison, Also surviving are his mother Moline Bennett of Hazel, Ky;  brother Paul Bennett and Special Friend Glenda Hill of Murray, Ky;  sisters Ruth(Dave) Belcher of Benton, Ky,  and Brenda (Glen) Maley of S. C.;   Brothers-in-law, Danny Duncan of Ohio and Tommy (Susan) Duncan of California;  and sisters-in-law,  Linda D. Bennett and Nancy D. Moore of Puryear, TN and Anita (Jan) Howell of Dover, TN;  24 nieces and nephews and several great nieces and. nephews including Hailey Bennett and Duncan Bennett, his traveling buddy of Puryear, TN.


Chosen as pallbearers are Halley Smith, Madison Smith, Duncan Bennett, Trevor Bennett, Troy Bennett, Phil Liddle and Gerald Ray.

Visitation will be 4 – 8 pm Monday December 22 at Ridgeway Funeral Home and after 11:00 Tuesday December 23 at Hazel Baptist Church with services to follow at 1:00 at the church.  Kerry Lambert and Tim Cole will officiate.


Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery .


In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to the Hughes Bennett Shared Smiles Fund c/o Murray Calloway County Hospital Endowments 803 Poplar St. Murray, Ky 42071.


Kenneth Barrett

Kenneth Barrett, age 56 of Puryear, died Wednesday Dec. 17th at Henry County Healthcare Center.

Visitation will be 4-7pm on Friday 19th and after Noon on Saturday Dec. 20th. Funeral will be at 2pm Saturday Dec. 20th at McEvoy Funeral home. Burial will be in Foundry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Gene Anderson

Gene Anderson, age 85, of Paris, Tenn., died Monday, December 15, 2014, at Morningside of Paris.

He was married June 6, 1948 to Aileen Whitehead Anderson and she survives.

Gene was a member of First Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class.   He began his work career at Moore's Grocery in Paris.    He retired after 40 years in the Banking Industry.   Gene started at Commercial Bank in 1954 and retired from Union Planters in 1994.    He was a member of Paris Kiwanis Club and was a volunteer worker at Helping Hands.    He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, wood working, and yard work and had served in the Tennessee State Guard.

Gene was born May 16, 1929 in Paris, TN to the late Thomas Jarrett Anderson and the late Lillian Hart Anderson.

Besides his wife, Gene is also survived by his Two Daughters,  Pat (Danny) Nelson of Paris, Tenn,  Pam (Bob) Moultrie of Paris, Tenn;  Four Grandchildren,  Bryan (Ellie) Nelson, Natalie (Brad) Skipper,  Lydia Moultrie,  and Spencer Moultrie;   Three Great Grandchildren,  Mary Evelyn Nelson,  Margo Nelson,  and Asher Nelson.          

Besides his parents, Gene was also preceded in death by Three Sisters, Lucille Harding, and twins Mildred Marie Anderson and Margaret Davis;  Three Brothers,  Douglas Anderson, John Anderson, and Robert Edward Anderson. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm  Thursday, December 18, 2014 after 10 am Friday.   The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of

Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 am Friday, December 19, 2014.

Trent Bullock and Larry Simmons will officiate.   Pallbearers will be Randy Whitehead, Barry Whitehead, Ray Harding, Tommy Whitehead, Brent Greer, Johnny Foust, Charlie Foust, and Tommy Anderson.    Honorary Pallbearers will be The Friendship Sunday School from First Baptist Church.

Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Leitia "Tish" Covington

Letitia Tish Watson Covington, age 97 of Paris, died Sunday Dec. 14th at HCMC.

Visitation will be 4-7pm Tuesday Dec. 16th and after 1pm Wed. Dec. 17th at McEvoy Funeral home. Funeral will be at 2pm Wed. Dec. 17th with burial to follow at Hillcrest Memoiral Park.

Mrs. Covington was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Paris where she was a member of the Marthas, the Morning Circle, was a former Vacation Bible School teacher, Sunday School teacher, adn youth leader. Tish was a loving mother and grandmother and always did for others before herself.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, c/o Marion Medical Mission, P.O. Box 107 Paris, TN 38242 or Anne S. Flowers, Memorial for Needy Children c/o Janet Brazleton, 165 Anderson Drive, Paris, TN 38242.

 

Neil Bennett

Neil Bennett, age 76, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, December 11, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

He was a Baptist and a retired welder in Chicago, IL.   He also enjoyed fishing.

He was born January 26, 1938 in Como, TN to the late Wesley Bennett and the late Avis Peel Bennett.

He is survived by his  One Daughter,  Michelle (Brian) Crosno of Paris, Tenn;  Two Sons,  James (Paulette) Bennett of Burbank, Ill,  Kenneth (Linda) Bennett of Lindstrom, Minn;  One Sister,  Doris Dunlap of Nashville, Tenn;  One Brother,  Thurman (Dean) Bennett of Como, Tenn;  Five Grandchildren, Juston Bennett, Amanda Bennett, Victoria Bennett, Quinten Bennett, and Alyvia Crosno;  And he was a loving Uncle to Many Nieces and Nephews.         

Besides his parents, Neil was also preceded in death by Sisters, Mazelle Lamb, and Hilda Paul;  and Brothers,  Ray Bennett, Carl Bennett and Daryl Wayne Bennett.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Sunday, December 14, 2014 and after 9 am Monday, December 15, 2014.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 am Monday, December 15, 2014.

Kenneth Bennett will officiate.  Family and Friends will serve as Pallbearers.

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

Norma Foust

Norma L. Foust, age 65 of Paris, TN, died Saturday night December 13, 2014 at her residence.

Norma married January 24, 1971 to James Dwight “Jim” Foust and he survives.

She formerly worked at Holley Carburetor Plant.  She was also the former owner and operator of B-Rite Convenience Store in Paris and then managed and supervised several Eagle Food Stores in the area.  She also managed the Hillcrest Club for 13 years. 

She was born June 14, 1949 in Bristol, VA to the late Joseph Sturgill and the the late Enola Allen Sturgill.

Besides her Husband Jim, Norma is survived by her daughter, Dana M. (Greg) Scott of Paris, TN;  son, Chris D. Foust of Paris, TN;  Granddaughters, Justice Nicole Birmingham of Murray, KY and Haley Danielle Birmingham of Paris, TN.

She was also preceded in death by Seven Sisters, and One Brother. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Monday, December 15, 2014 and after 9 am Tuesday, December 16, 2014.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 am Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

Gerald Scott will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Curt McDaniel, LeDustie Graves, Tad Hathaway, Mike Hanks, Jim Rodgers, and Stan Chilcutt.    Honorary Pallbearers will be Donald Brown, Joe Kennon, Jim LaJoy, Jesse Bucy, and Tony VanDyke.

Interment will be Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, Tenn.

 

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