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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

 

Helen Boudrie

Helen Boudrie, 86, Buchanan, died April 12 at Paris Healthcare. There will be no services. McEvoy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Her husband, Raymond, preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Robin Boudrie, Springville; and Bruce Boudrie, Tampa, and grandchildren.

She worked as an accountant for the Ford Motor Co. in Lorain, Ohio.

 

Thomas Malcolm Knott

Malcolm Knott, 82, Paris, died April 11 in McKenzie Health Care. A Celebration of Life will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Paris Moose Lodge, 3003 Dinkins Lane. Cremation will follow. Ridgeway Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

His wife, Virginia Louise Bell Knott survives with a daughter, Teresa McCain, McKenzie; three sons, Mike, Terry and Tony Knott, all of Paris; sister Dorothy Banover, Cincinnati; special niece Claudette Lindahl, Paris; and number grand and great-grandchildren.

He was former owner-operator of Knott's Landing Restaurant, a member of the Moose Lodge and retired from Midland Brake.

 

Ora Olive

Ora Olive, 100, of Paris died Friday, April 12, at Henry County Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rawls Funeral Home.

 

Earlie Pierce

Earlie Pierce, 78, Paris, died Aparil 9 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. April 13 at Sparks Street Church of Christ, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Trinity Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was educated at Henry County Schools, retired from TWA Airlines, where he worked as a machinist for over 40 years.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Pierce, children Keith Pierce, Texas; Gail Barnes, Chicago; MacQuinita Johnson, Paris; Cowinta Key, Memphis; Donald Cunningham, Indianapolis; and Maquinta Hoskin, Memphis; a brother, Gene Pierce, Chicago; and several grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

 

Shirley Gooch Lankford

Shirley Lankford, 85, Henry, died April 10 at McKenzie Healthcare. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, April 13 at McEvoy Funeral Home, with burial in Henry Cemetery.

Her husband, James Lankford, preceded in death.

Survivors include daughters Linda Flowers, Paris; Barbara Reynolds, Henry; Judy Johnson, Florida; Sherry Smith and Janice Gilliam, both of McKenzie; Debbie Burgess, Hendersonville and Paula Plumley, Fort Wayne; and a son, James Lankford, Henry and numerous grand and great-grandchildren.

She was a cook at the Pioneer Restaurant in Henry and at the Henry School cafeteria. She was a member of the Henry Baptist Church, active in PTO, a Brownie trooper leader and helped found the Henry Pioneer Day.

Mabel Gooch McCoy

Mabel McCoy, 98, Henry, died April 10 at McKenzie Healthcare. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at McEvoy Funeral Home, with burial at Henry Cemetery.

Her husband Ralph McCoy preceded in death.

Survivors include daughters Evelyn Leonard, Greeneville; and Rebecca Cathey, Germantown; sons David, Buchanan and Doug, Maryville, brothers Mike, Florida and Billie, Paris.

She was a member of Henry Baptist Church and the Henry-Bunn FTE.

 

Henry Willis Hobby

Henry Hobby, 78, Paris, died April 9 at Paris Healthcare. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 12 at First United Methodist Church, with burial at Bethesda Cemetery. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He married Martha Jane Conger Hobby and she survives with a daughter, Jane Ewing, Georgia; three sons, Donald Redden, Paris; Kelley Redden, Springville; Mitch Hobby, Paris; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Bethesda Methodist Church and was one of the first five employees of the Henry County Ambulance Service when it started in 1969. He was a long-time volunteer for Helping Hand.

 

John C. Russell

John Russell, 82, Paris, died April 6 at his residence.

McEvoy Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Funeral services are being handled by McKinney/Brown Funeral Home, Liberty, Ky.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Miller Russell, daughter Jane Coddington, Calif.; sons James, Jack and Billy Russell, all of Paris and Jeff Russell, Cottage Grove, plus numerous grand and great-grandchildren.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and attended the VanDyke and Whitlock Churches of Christ.

 

Gary Rhea Sager

Gary Sager, Sr., 55, Paris, died April 6 at Henry County Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pavillion at the Eiffel Tower Park. McEvoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Chelsea Wilson, Miss.; sons Josh, Justin and Chip Sager, all of Paris and Gary Jr., New Mexico; brothers Richard Sager and Mike Wofford, both of Paris; David Sager, Jackson and Stanley Wofford, Memphis.

He was a carpenter.

 

William Cotton Jr

William Cotton Jr., 78, Paris, died Saturday, April 6 at Paris Healthcare Center.

Funeral service 2:00 P.M. Monday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Bethesda Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Cotton, Jared Cotton, Greg Cotton, Alton Cotton, Robert Holcomb and Horace Holcomb.

Visitation 12:00-2:00 P.M. Monday at McEvoy Funeral Home prior to service at 2:00 P.M.

He was born in Perry County, TN to the late William Archo Cotton and Edna Parnell Cotton. On September 4, 1955 he married Joanne Madden who survives in Paris, TN.

He is also survived by daughter, Pamela Cotton, Paris, TN; Sons, Wayne (Nina) Cotton, Paris, TN and Greg Cotton, Paris, TN; Sister, Juanita Freeland, Paris, TN; grandson, Jared Cotton.

Preceded by a brother, Alton B. Cotton, Sr.

Bill was a Christian by faith. He attended Bethesda United Methodist Church as well as Fairview Baptist Church. He formerly worked and retired from Midland Brake.

 

 

Frances Foust

Frances Foust, 87, Mansfield, died April 3 at Plumley Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturdfay, April 6 at McEvoy Funeral Home, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Her husband, Ferrell Foust, preceded her in death. Survivors include her sister, Betty Jane Sutton, Michigan and numerous grand and great-grandchildren.

She was a former employee of Salant and Salant and Henry County Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Mansfield Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Earline Capps Morris

Funeral service 1:00PM Saturday, April 6 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Rex Buford, Gary S. Collier and Bro. Ed Howard officiating, burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery.

Her sons, son-in-law and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

She was born in Greenfield, TN to the late Loren Lafayette "Bill" and Euna Mae Jenkins Capps. On March 15, 1952 she married Charles Wendell Morris, he preceded March 15, 2010.

Survived by a daughter: Angela (William S. "Bubba") Sparks, Cottage Grove, TN sons: Gary D. (Nancy) Morris, Paris, Glenn T. (Teresa) Morris, Bartlett, TN, Robert C.(Lovell) King, Denver, CO; sister: Merle (Billy) Gooch, Paris; sisters-in-law: Willie Mae Lampkins, Paris, Laverne(Hulon) Hopkins, Paris, Kathleen Coley, Paris; brother-in-law: Dempsey Morris, Dearborn, MI; grandchildren: Chris (Ashley) Morris, Nick (Meredith) Morris, Josh (fiancée Loren Archer)Morris, Amanda (fiancé Juan Alvarado) Morris, Lindsay Morris, Jenny (Jon) Thomas, Jeremy (Jane) King, Travis Sparks; great-grandchildren: Jackson Morris, Olivia Morris, Sam Morris, Jordan King, Kyle King, Samantha King and Cooper Thomas; special niece and caregiver: Betty Joyce Stephenson along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceded by a daughter-in-law: Judy Marie Snider Morris; son-in-law: William Larry Clayton; niece: Cheryl Ann Coley and a sister-in-law: Rachel Shelton.

She was a member of the Como Church of Christ. Retired from Holley Carburetor Plant and was a homemaker.

Violet Carter

Memorial service 2:00PM Monday, April 8, at Jones Chapel Baptist Church with Randy Phillips-Nephew and Garry Phillips-brother officiating.

No visitation is scheduled prior to the service.

She was born in Paris to the late Verner Viven and Hettie Wood Phillips. On November 14, 1979 she married K.M. (Red) Carter, he preceded July 13, 1991.

Survived by daughters: Debra Murphy, Livonia, MI, Sheila (Scott) Wilson, Medina, OH; sons: timothy Murphy, Westland, MI, Sean(Jan) Murphy, Royal Palm Beach, FL; sister: Vernell Stout, Paris, brothers: Wallace "Buck" (Gloria) Phillips, Jackson, Garry (Betsy) Phillips, Paris, Joe (Barbara) Phillips, Brooklyn, MI; three grandchildren: Daniel (Angela) Rohring, Raeanna (Chris) Webb, Jeffrey Lindahl; three great-grandchildren: Taylor, Madison and Tyson Rohring, also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She attended Jones Chapel Baptist Church.

Gary Waddell

Gary Waddell, 74, Puryear, died Sunday, March 31 at Plumley Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Ridgeway Funeral Home. Cremation to follow.

His wife, Beverly, survives with their sons, Mike and Billy Waddell, both of Puryear, and his brother, John, Georgia.

He was a retired tool and die journeyman with U.S. Tool and Gage and served in the Army in the Korean conflict.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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