Josetta Upchurch, 92, Springville, died Monday, Feb. 4 in Springville. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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, 72, Paris, died Monday, Feb. 4 at Henry County Medical Center. Trinity Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
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.
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, 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.
Funeral service 10:00AM Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Gary Collier officiating, burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.
Named as pallbearers are Kyle Jensen, Mike McCullough, Chris Judd, DeWayne Tharpe, Johnny Taylor, Jesse Grogan, J.C. Guin and Chris Guin. Honorary pallbearers will be Martin Bawcum, Mike Shelton, Jay Burnside and Randy Burnside.
Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Tuesday and after 9:00AM Wednesday.
Survived by her daughter: Suzanne (Joseph) Jones, Memphis; sisters: Jewell Bawcum, Camden, Linda (Brooks) Davidson, Camden; brothers: Lynn Lynch, Camden; grandchild: Tyson Chaz Jones, Memphis and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded by her husband: Cecil Thomas "Tommy" Moody, November 12, 2011; parents: Martin and Altha Henry Lynch and a brother-in-law: Willard Bawcum, SR.
Joyce was a member of Grace Baptist church in Camden. She retired from East Wood Clinic and worked at Fresh Market in Paris for 14 years. She never met a stranger and dearly loved her friends.
Memorials may be made to: Henry County medical Center Hospice, 311 East Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242.
Robert "Bobby" Willoughby
Bobby Willoughby, 58, Paris, died January 25 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. Mr. Willoughby is survived by his daughter, Whitney Wells of Wisconsin and his two brothers Ronald (Carol) Willoughby and Dale (Paula) Willoughby both of Paris, TN.
Heis also survived by three grandchildren. He attended Big Sandy Church of Christ and he retired from the City of Paris after 17 years of service.
His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 29th at 2:00 P.M at McEvoy Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 28th from 4:00-8:00 P.M. and again on Tuesday from 11:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00. Burial will follow at Henry City Cemetery in Henry, TN.
Dorothy Watkins, 84, McKenzie, died Thursday, Jan. 24 at McKenzie Healthcare. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ridgeway Funeral home, with burial in Memorial Cenetery.
She married Joe Watkins and he died in 1998. She was retired from Emerson Electric in Paris after 30 years and was a member of the paris Seventh Day Adventist Church for many years.
Survivors include a son, Daryl Bunn, McKenzie.
Judie Fries, 67, Paris, died Friday, Jan. 25 in Paris. Graveside services will be held at Paschall Cemetery at 4 p.m. Sunday. Ridgeway Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Bennie Fries; a daughter Kelly Fries, Calif.; and brother carl Dalton, Murray.
She was a member of Temple Baptist Church, where she was church pianist.
Memorials may be directed to Caring Hearts Fund, Cancer Care Center, 1290 Kelley Dr., Paris; and The Gideon, P.O. Box 583, Paris, Tenn.
Donald Darby, 53, Paris, died Jan. 25 in Paris. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at RoseLawn Memory Gardens. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
His wife, Gail Green Darby, preceded him in death. Survivors include a step-son, Eric Adams, Paris; and brothers, Bob Darby, Paris; and William Darby, Pennsylvania.
He worked for King Pipe Line Co. and was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Henry Co. High School and attended Tennessee Technology School.
James Perry, 63, Springville, died January 23 at Benchmark Healthcare in puryear. McEvoy Funeral Home handled arrangements. No service or visitation is planned; the body will be cremated.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Poe Perry, Springville, one daughter, Tammy Johnson, Dover; a son, Scotty Perry, Paris; a stepdaughter, Kimberly Parrish, Springville.
Mr. Barksdale Puckett, 87, of Paris died Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at his residence.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013, at Rawls Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Humphreys officiating.
He was born May 3, 1925, in Paris, he was a son of Wayne Herbert and Catherine Henry Puckett, now both deceased.
He leaves three brothers: Sidney Puckett and Henry (Brenda) Puckett, both of St. Louis, and James Puckett of New York City; five sisters: Elizabeth Lofton of San Antonio, Ada Clark of Paris, Shirley Bratton of Clarksville, Lillan (Charles) Williams of Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and Cindy Puckett of Houston; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He also was preceded in death by three sisters: Ola Coleman, Fannie Teague and Lola Jewett; and three brothers: Paul, Hoover and Thomas Puckett.
Elizabeth McWherter, 80, Camden, died Jan. 23 at her residence. Private graveside services will be held at Walker Cemetery, Cottage Grove. Ridgeway Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Ruben McWherter, two daughters, Jacqueline McDaniel, Cottage Grove and Vicki Thomas, Camden, plus numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was retired from the X-ray department at Henry County Medical Center.
Mrs. Brenda Morris, 62, of Paris died Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Henry County Medical Center.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Progressive Missionary Baptist with Rev. J. C. Webb officiating. Interment will be in Western Oak Grove Cemetery on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Visitation will be on Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Rawls Funeral Home.
She was born March 29, 1950, in Mayfield, she was a daughter of the late Wallace Jackson and Dorothy Turner. She was married on December 27, 1970, to Leroy Morris Sr., who survives. She was the former Henry County Office on Aging director.
Besides her time at the Office on Aging, she also served on the county’s Central Community Service Center committee and was a member of the Paris-Henry County Volunteer Board.
In the community, she took time to be active in the Northwest Tennessee Senior Games, winning first place in shuffleboard for singles and doubles one year.
She was active in NAACP projects and was a member of the Paris Kiwanis Club, where she was past president. She also worked with other volunteers as general chairman for the Christmas Kettle campaign in the Paris-Henry County branch of the Salvation Army.
She graduated from Leadership Henry County and the WestStar Leadership program and helped put together some of the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center displays such as Black History and cooking. She also was a member of the Tennessee Nutrition Consumer Education Program Coalition.
In church, she was active at Progressive Baptist Church, where she served as a worship leader during some special services.
In addition to her husband, she leaves three children: Nicole Morris of Philadelphia, Leroy (Krystal) Morris Jr. of Mount Juliet and Justin (Andrea) Morris of Memphis; two brothers: George (Stacy) Walker of Georgetown, Ky., and Tony Walker of Lexington, Ky.; two sisters: Lisa Burnett of Georgetown and Jean Byas of Clarksville, Ind.; three grandchildren; some aunts; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She also was preceded in death by a daughter: Raquel E. Morris; two brothers: Wallace Jackson Jr., and Larry Jackson; and two sisters: Joyce Hudspeth and Francine Blanton.
Funeral service 11:00AM Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Sanders and Bro. Billy Ross officiating, burial will follow at Ephesus Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Carroll County.
Named as pallbearers are Brandon Hart, Jeffery Wilson, Christopher Burns, Lonnie Forrest, Aaron Forrest, Mark Fasolo, honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Martin, Travis Cox, Ronnie Nash and Jim Hutson.
Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Thursday and after 9:00AM Friday.
She was the daughter of the late Alonzo Cleveland and Thelma Louise Briley Raymer. On September 30, 1979 she married James "Jim" Forrest, he survives, Springville, TN.
Survived by daughters: Sheila Sanders, Springville, Melisa "Missy" Sanders, Paris, TN, Retha (Pete) Burns, Paris; sons: Eddie (Amanda) Forrest, Henry, Timmy William (Cheryl) Forrest, Puryear; sisters: Willie Merrell, Paris, Mary Threet, Paris, Thelma Louise Raymer, TN; brothers: twin-Bobby Raymer, PA, William "Bill" Raymer, Memphis, Alonzo "Cleevie" Raymer, Paris; grandchildren: Brandy Evans, Brandon Hart, Tina Fasolo, Jeffery Wilson, Christopher Burns, Cody Nance, Brittney Nance, Aaron Forrest, Will Forrest, Lonnie Forrest, Michelle Forrest, Jessica Forrest, Brandon Forrest, Tyler Forrest, Jade Anderson, Ivy Anderson and numerous great-grandchildren.
Barbara was a member of Springville Baptist Church. She loved the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting and her flowers.
Memorial service 2:00PM Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home.
Visitation 12:00 Noon until service time.
He was the son of the late Edward and Mary Alice Henderson Freeland. He married Camille Todd Freeland in 1972, she preceded April 18, 1998.
Survived by daughters: Laurah Alice Gem Freeland, Trezevant, TN, Sarah Camille "Millie" (Marvin) Smith, Henry, TN; son: George Freeland, Dover, TN; grandchildren: Dallas Hudspeth, Mathew Hamilton; special friend: Shannon Orr.
Preceded by a son: James Edward "Eddie" Lee, 2008; sister: Margaret Freeland; brother: Dennis Freeland and a grandchild: Trey Freeland, 1995.
Mr. Freeland worked at Holley Carburetor Plant.
Jane Steiner Reasons
Funeral service 11:00AM Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Stephens, Sulphur Well Church of Christ officiating, burial will follow at Sulphur Well Church of Christ Cemetery.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation 9:00 - 11:00AM Saturday prior to the service.
She was the daughter of James A. (Jan) Steiner, IV, Pacific, MO and Mary Schwellensattl Dueland, Paris, TN. On June 20, 1992 she married David Leon Reasons, he survives, Paris.
Survived by a daughter: Courtney (Steve) Scott, Columbus, MS; son: Anthony (Mandy) Schaefer, Paris; sister: Rebecca E. (Joshua Stepp) Steiner, Villa Ridge, MO; brother: James (Becky) Steiner, V, CA; grandchildren: Michael and Jacob Schaefer and Piper Scott.
Jana loved her dog Cleo and her cat Chris Chris. She worked at the Dana Corp. for 12 years as a machine operator.
Elizabeth Parrish, 90, Paris, died Sunday, jan. 20 at McKenzie Healthcare Center. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at Hillcrest Memorial Park. McEvoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She married Herman Parrish, who died in 2005. Local survivors include a daughter, Pris Lemons of Springville.
She was a member of West Paris Baptist Church.
Douglass Moore, DDS
Dr. Douglass Moore, 75, of Paris (Sunnyside community), died Saturday, Jan. 19 at his home. Funeral services were held at Monday, with Ridgeway Funeral Home handling arrangements. The body was cremated.
Dr. Moore was a retired dentist and a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife Lynn Ware-Moore, two daughters and two brothers.
Bobby Spaulding, 78, Collierville, died Sunday, Jan. 20 at Trinity Hospice House in Collierville.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Palestine Cemetery. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Bedwell Spaulding of Collierville. Local survivors include two brothers, Dickie and Gerald Spaulding, both of Paris.
He was a retired periodical salesman for Gemco.
Mary Sue Neese
Mary Sue Neese, 97, Paris, died Friday, Jan. 18 at Henry Co. Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park at 1 p.m. Sunday. McEvoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 313 N. Poplar St., Paris, or the charity of donor's choice.
Her husband, John Paul Neese preceded her in death. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Arlette Pillow, 71, Springville, died Friday, Jan. 18 at Henry Co. Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at McEvoy Funeral Home, with burial at Birds' Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1210 E. Wood St., Paris.
Her husband, Basil Pillow died in 1999.
She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and a homemaker. Memorials may be directed to Holy Cross Church, 1210 E. Wood St., Paris.
Louise Jackson, 84, Paris, died Saturday, Jan. 19 at Paris HealthCare Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Maplewood Cemetery. McEvoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Her husband, Curtis Jackson, died in 1996.
Local survivors include a daughter, Norma Reeves, Big Sandy.
She was a member of New Bethel Church of Christ and a homemaker.
James Hodges, 89, Palmersville, died January 18 at Henry Co. Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at McEvoy Funeral Home, with burial in Hodges Cemetery, Palmersville.
He was a member of Cottage Grove Church of Christ and was a U.S. Army veteran in WWII. He was a farmer and worked at Lear Siegler in Union City and the former Holley Carburetor in Paris.
His wife, Robbie, survives with a son, James Wilson Hodges, Palmersville.
Tony Dale Wyatt
Tony Wyatt, 48, Hazel, Ky., died Jan. 16 at Western Baptist Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with cremation to follow.
His wife, Charlotte Jones Wyatt, preceded in death. Local survivors include his sister, Darlene Hardison, Puryear.
He worked at Briggs and Stratton and Anderson Farms in Murray.
Memorials to the Tony Wyatt Family, in care of Ridgeway Funeral Home, Paris.
Mattie Glisson Norton
Funeral service 2:30PM Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Gary Collier officiating, burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery.
Named as pallbearers are Harold Bass, Jackie Hamilton, Kenny Sherrod, Emory Bradley, Chuck Lyons and Hansel McCadams.
Visitation 3:00 - 8:00PM Thursday and after 11:00AM Friday.
She was the daughter of the late Albert Clinton and Sarah Elizabeth "Bettie" Shankle Glisson. On February 13, 1937 she married Joel L. Norton, he preceded January 21, 1988.
Survived by a daughter: Sarah (Dickie) Brewer, Paris, TN; granddaughter: Dawn (Robert "Bo") Richardson, Paris and Memphis, TN; great grandchildren: Elizabeth (Eric) Gallimore, Memphis, TN, Emily Richardson, Washington, DC, Rob Richardson, Memphis, TN; special caregivers: Rubye Walters, Margaret Mitchell and Kim Howell.
Preceded by a daughter in infancy: Jo Beth Norton; three brothers: Harvey, Coy and Noah Glisson.
Mrs. Norton attended the Primitive Baptist Church. She retired after 26 years from Holley Carburetor Plant and formerly worked at Salant and Salant in Paris.
Memorials may be made to: AG in the Classroom, P.O. Box 313, Columbia, TN 38402.
Nathaniel Greer, 69, Henry, died Tuesday, January 15 at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery in Henry.
He married Linda Greer, who survives with a daughter, Connie Greer, Mich.; and son, Nathaniel, Henry, and several grand and great-grandchildren.
He was a retired welder and had been in the Huron Twp., Mich. VFD for 35 plus years.
Morine Melton Hart
Morine Hart, 81, Puryear, died Jan. 14 at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral will be noon Friday, Jan. 18 at Ridgeway Funeral Home. Burial will be at Bevil Cemetery.
She married Don Hart, who survives with a daughter, Debra Hart-Crutcher, Puryear; and sons Danny and Ranny Hart, Puryear and a sister, linda Lori McCarty, Puryear.
She worked 21 years for Salant and Salant.
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