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Margaret Sykes

Margaret Veazey Sykes, 97, Orange City, Fla., died Jan. 31 at her home. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Walker Cemetery in Cottage Grove. McEvoy Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

She was a librarian and teacher and a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church and was President of the United Methodist Women for four years. She also belonged to the Paris Quota Club.

Survivors include her son, Paul Sykes, Fla.; and her sister, Dorothy Gordon, N.Y.


Emma Correll Beagles

Emma Beagles passed away at the Paris Healthcare Center on Friday, February 8, 2013. Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday February 12, 2013, 10:00 A.M. at McEvoy Funeral Home. Bro. Larry Dukes of Point Pleasant Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at New Liberty Cemetery in Buchanan. Visitation is scheduled from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. on Monday and after 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday at McEvoy.

Mrs. Beagles is survived by her son, Harold (Barbara) Jones of Buchanan, TN; brother, Jarrell (Jean) Correll of Pleasant Plains, IL; grandchildren, Charles (Melody) Schuchardt, Meagan (Aaron) Storey, Maureen (Tommy) Thompson, Debra Dawson; Great-grandchildren, Kameron, Gretchen and Rebecca Schuchardt; Jordan and Lyndsey Kendall; Thomas, Aaron and Nathan Thompson; Jennifer Watkins and Tokafay Hawkins; special friend, Patricia Thompson. She is preceded in death by her parents, Pearl Thomas Correll and Nettie Mae Austin Correll; husband, Eugene Stanley Beagles, Jr.(preceded in 2007); husband, Herman G. Jones (preceded in 1989); a son, Herbert Dale Jones (preceded in infancy); sister, Iva Jean Carter (preceded in 1984); brothers, Francis and Irwin Correll.

Mrs. Beagles was a member of Point Pleasant Baptist Church in Buchanan, TN and a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers Auxiliary (NALC). She was an avid Homemaker who enjoyed working in her flowers, cooking and especially enjoyed her family.


Lewis "Bud" French

Lewis J. "Bud" French, 81 of Paris passed away
Friday February 8, 2013.
Mr. French was born September 8, 1931, son
of Ernest French and Clara Warmack French.
both deceased. He was employed at Shaw Walker -
Westinghouse Corp. in Muskegon, Michigan
for 40 years.
He married the former Ollie J. Smith,
November 6, 1954 and she survives.
He is also survived by 2 sons, Ernest who
lives at home in Paris, Robert (Sandra) of
Grand Haven, MI and 3 daughters, Janice Prairie
of Chattanooga, Brenda McClain of Spring Lake, MI
Judy Olson of Holland, MI and 10 grandchildren:
David (Brandi) Prairie, Sarah (Tim)Pangburn,
Stephanie Prairie, Joshua Prairie, Leann French,
Marcus French, Benjamin French, Bradley French,
Kyle Olson, Kurtis Olson. 3 great grandsons and
one great granddaughter. 2 sisters Reba Boothe
and Ernestine (Earl) Williams. Also, special
cousins Christine (Gene)Palmer and Anita Collins,
several nieces and nephews and caring friends
Diane Griswold, Cyndi Weldon and the Frensley Family.
Services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday February 10, 2013 at
Ridgeway Funeral Home. Visitation is Saturday from 4-8 pm and after 12 pm Sunday. David Prairie will officiate.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mr French loved his family. He was a loving
husband and father and a dear PaPa.
He was always known for having a beautiful lawn.
He loved studying his Bible and going to church and
helping anyone who needed help.
Memorials may be made to Henry County Medical Center Hospice, 311 East Wood St., Paris, TN 38242.

Lewis "Bud" French

Lewis French, 81, Paris, died Friday, Feb. 8 in Paris. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ollie Jane French.

Memorials to Henry County Medical Center Hospice, 311 E. Wood St., Paris.


Tommy Ogle

Tommy Ogle, 58, Paris, died Thursday, Feb. 7, at his home. Memorial services will be held at the First Christian Church at 3 p.m. Saturday; the body will be cremated. Ridgeway Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Ogle was a renowned musician and a fundraiser was held for him last year, at which many local and area musicians performed, including Dan Knowles and Brawn in the Mash. He also was a carpenter and painter.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca, mother Mabel Boggs, Texas; son, Louis, Mich., and brothers and sisters. Local survivors include his brother-in-law Tim Caldwell, Paris; and sister-in-law, Teresa Barnhill of Paris.

Memorials are to the Henry County Cardiac Rehab, Oncology Dept. or Hospice.


Lois Hart

Lois Hart, 89, Springville, died Tuesday, Feb. 5 at her residence. There will be no service; the body will be cremated. Ridgeway Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

She married Truman Hart and he died in 2002. Local survivors include a daughter, Donna Shelor, Springville; and grandchild Michael Shelor of Springville.

She moved from Arizona to Henry County in 2009.


Josetta Upchurch

Josetta Upchurch, 92, Springville, died Monday, Feb. 4 in Springville. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with burial at Pt. Pleasant Cemetery. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She married Carl Upchurch, who preceded in death. She was one of three people who formed Junior Achievement at Henry County High School and helped operate it for 10 years. She formerly was a cook at Bull Durham restaurant and worked at Plumley in Paris. She volunteered for 20 years at the Veterans Hospital.

Survivors include a daughter, Carla Jo Upchurch, Springville; two sons, Michael, Rockford, Ill. and carl, Big Springs, NEb; 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Lillian Mnich

Lillian Mnich, 84, Paris, died Saturday, Feb. 2 at Henry County Healthcare Center. Graveside services will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Her husband, Fred Mnich died in 2003. She is survived by her son, Frederick of Paris and a sister, Sophie Puzio of New Jersey.

She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Annie Milliken

Annie Milliken, 72, Paris, died Monday, Feb. 4 at Henry County Medical Center. Trinity Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


Pauline Adams

Pauline Adams, 95, Paris, died Feb. 2 at Paris Healthcare. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in New Liberty Cemetery.

She was married on March 2, 1935, to Wesley Adams, who died March 17, 1978.

She was a member of Kentucky Lake Road Church of Christ.

Survivors include three sons: Jeff  Adams of Paris, Jimmy Adams of Cartwell, Ga. and Jerry Adams of Oakland, Tenn.; one daughter: Janice  Wilkinson of Buchanan; one sister: Sue Wynn of Benton, Ky.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials to: Alzheimer's Assn., PO Box 96011, Washington, D.C.

Janet Lee Tims

Janet Tims, 51, Cottage Grove, died Jan. 31 at her residence. Memorial services will be held at Jolley Springs Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Feb. 3, with cremation to follow.

She married Stanley Tims, who survives with her mother Betty Woodson, Springville; two daughters Megan Russell and Mindy Hart, both of Paris; son Jason Russell, Paris; and five sisters, Pam Everett, Buchanan; Tommie Wallet, Louisville; Susan Kinney, Cottage Grove; Vickie Carlton, Martin; Jammi Haun, Clinton.

She was a member of Jolley Springs Church and enjoyed playing bingo with residents of Paris Healthcare.


Minnie Elizabeth Cox

Minie Cox, 88, Paris, died Feb. 1 at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Walker Cemetery.

Her husband, Marcus Cox, preceded her in death. Survivors include three daughters, Glenda Smith, Henry; Donna Odom, Paris; and Martha Martin, Millington, plus numerous grand and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.


Margaret Veazy Sykes

Margaret Sykes, 97, Orange City, Fla., died at her residence Jan. 31. Services will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home later.

She was a librarian at W.G. Rhea Library and was a local educator and member of First United Methodist Church.


Fred Camper

Funeral service 11:00AM Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home, burial will follow at Puryear City Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Tim Hester, Tim Boyd, Chris Coley, Steve Dean, John McElroy and Steve Page.

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

He was the son of the late Earnest and Ruby Johnson Camper. He married Rita Kajer Camper June 4, 1960, she survives in Paris.

Survived by a son: Robert Camper, Paris; sisters: Jean (Freddie) Hollis, Hornbeak, Martha Jo (Harland) Olson, Paris, Judy (Bernie) Lessard, Puryear, Wilma Sue Lepiscopo, Paris; brothers: Bennie Camper and Jerry Camper both of Puryear and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceded by a sister: Dorothy Grinder.

Mr. Camper was in the U.S. Army from 1952-1955 serving in Korea and was a member of the AMVETS. He and Rita were married for 52 years and they were foster parents for 18 years. He was a very loving person who loved to fish and hunt.

Floyd Dickerson

Floyd Dickerson, 85, Paris, died Jan. 30 at his residence. A memorial service will be held later at McEvoy Funeral Home.

His wife, Alma, survives with a daughter, Betty Benson, Illinois; three sons, John Dickerson, Paris; Kenny, Palmersville; and Richard, Illinois.

He was a member of Union Friendship Baptist Church and was known as "Mr. Fix-It", having done much work for the church.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123.



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