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Steven Rushing

Funeral service 10:00AM Thursday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Carlton Gerrell of TVCC officiating, burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Ben Bomar, Austin French, Houston Forsythe, Jeffery Marshall, Brent Brewer and Jesse Nolan.

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

He is survived by his father: Bill Rushing, Mt. Vernon, IN; grandparents: Pam and Dale Hastings, Paris, TN; sister: Brittany Rushing, Mt. Vernon, IN; brother: Adam Rushing, Mt. Vernon, IN; half-brother: Ben Taylor, Henry County, TN, he also is survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other family and friends.

He was preceded by his mother: Christine Ann Potirala, November 1, 2006.

Steven attended TVCC, was an Eagle Scout of Troop 28 in Paris, member of Henry County Cross Country, avid outdoorsman including fishing, hunting and four wheeling.

Memorials may be made to: Boy Scout Troop 28, c/o First Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25, Paris, TN 38242.

Lesley Tharpe

Ms. Lesley "Big Lez" Tharpe, 36, formerly Paris died Sunday, February 17, 2013, in an automoblie accident in Weakley County, TN.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2013, at Church In Paris (CIP) with Elder James Sears officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at noon on Thursday at the church.

Rawls Funeral home in charge.

Dewey Hall

Dewey Hall, 83, Paris, died Monday, Feb. 18, at his residence. Graveside services will be held at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens. Ridgeway Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

He married Peggy Wimberley Hall and she survives with three daughters, Joyce Pace, Camden; Teena Santamaria and Lisa Cochran, both of Colo.; and son Mike Hall, Paris.

He worked at Emerson Electric for 25 years.

Memorials may be directed to the Maplewood Baptist Church Building Gund, 8700 Hwy. 218 Bypass, Paris.

Marcella Chaffin

Marcella Marcie Chaffin, 80, died Monday, Feb. 18, at Henry County Healthcare. Services will be held at Ridgeway Funeral Home at 6 p.m. Wednesday and cremation will follow.

She married Harley Robertson and he preceded in death. Local survivors include a daughter, Marie Hood, Paris; sons, Woody and Cecil Roberts, both of Paris; and sister, Mary Murray, Paris.

She worked at a nursing home in California.


Joe Hannah

Joseph Hannah, 81, Paris, died Sunday, Feb. 17 at Oak Manor Health Care Center in McKenzie. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Elkhorn Cemetery.

He owned and operated Hannah Lifttruck Co.

His wife, Jeanette, died in 2008. Survivors include a stepson, eddie White, Paris; and two daughters, Donna Looney and Debra Thomas, both of Memphis, and numerous grand and great-grandchildren.


Mildred Thompson

Mildred Thompson, 82, Paris, died Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in New Liberty Cemetery, Buchanan.

Her husband, Archie Thompson, is deceased. Survivors include a daughter, Pam Copeland, Paris; and son, Jeff, Dresden, plus numerous grand and great-grandchildren.

She retired from the Soil Conservation Service.

Johnny Sawyer

Johnny Sawyer, 71, Puryear, died Tuesday, Feb. 12 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Puryear.

He married Debbie Sawyers and she survives with a daughter, Stacy Smith, Martin; son, Steve, Puryear; sister, Stella Hutchens, Puryear and brother, William Sawyers, Puryear.

He raised cattle and tobacco and did some construction work.

Betty Alexander

Former Puryear resident, Betty Alexander, 83, passed away at her home on February 11, 2013 in Ocala, FL. She was born on November 3, 1929 in Michigan to Alfred and Bernice Grammer Nance. She married Joe Alexander in 1945 and was happily married for 67 years. He preceded her in death. She loved to work in her gardens, line dancing with her friends and spending time with her family, particularly with her grandchildren. Her country charm and caring for others will be fondly remembered forever. She is survived by daughter, Jamie Alexander Bevan, son-in-law, Jerry Bevan of Ocala, FL; grandchildren: April Alexander, Jason Alexander, Amber Bevan, and Derek Bevan. She was preceded in death by her sons, Johnnie Alexander and James Alexander. A Graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11 am at Foundry Hill Baptist Cemetery near Puryear, TN.

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.

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.



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