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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries


Jane Snow Sykes

Funeral service 10 AM Thursday, April 25, at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Ron Davidson of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Association officiating, burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery.

She died Tuesday, April 23 at her Paris residence.

Named as pallbearers are Tony Bowers, Spencer Bowers, Teddy Kenworthy, Brad Barnes, Brad Willoughby and Brady Bratton. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Bobby Sykes, Joe Snow, Bill Snow, Eddie Snow and Billy Grooms.

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

She was born in Paris to the late John and Jessie Kibbons Snow. On May 25, 1940 she married Fred Sykes, he preceded October 21, 1999.

Survived by a daughter: Fredda (Jerry) Bevill, Camden; sons: Harold (Celisa) Sykes, Buchanan, Leslie (Linda) Sykes, Buchanan, Jackie (Sandy) Sykes, McKenzie, Rusty Sykes, Paris; sister: Blanche Stewart, Paris; grandchildren: Tony (Donna) Bowers, Laura (Teddy) Kenworthy, Heather (Michael) Canady, Amber (Brad) Barnes, Eric Sykes, April Sykes and eight great-grandchildren.

Preceded by three sisters: Merle Stout, Kattie Williams, Billye Rowena Kimbel; four brothers: J.S., Warren, Phillip and Earl Snow; grandson: Charlie Bowers.

Mrs. Sykes was a member of Temple Baptist Church. She enjoyed flower gardening and loved her sight seeing rides through the country.

Jimmie Kemp Jr.

Graveside service 1:00PM Tuesday at Caledonia Cemetery, McKenzie, TN with Bro. Ed Long, Union Primitive Baptist Church officiating.

Visitation 10:00 - 12:00PM Tuesday at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Named as pallbearers are Cory Baucum, Marion Jones, Dennis Updyke, Chris Laws, Nicholas Kemp, Emily Leech. Ronald Drumheller will serve as honorary pallbearer.

He was born in Gleason, TN to the late James and Lillie Mae Kemp Shobe. On March 3, 1984 he married Patsy E. Kemp, she survives in McKenzie.

Survived by a daughter: Emily C. Leech, Dresden; sons: Nicholas (Theresa) Kemp, McKenzie, Jimmie (Debra) Kemp, Jr., St. Johns, MI; sisters: Ramona Washburn, McKenzie, Bonnette Wiles, Paris; brothers: Jerry (Shirley) Kemp, Paris, John Kemp, McKenzie; grandchildren: Jessica and Jonathan Kemp, Dylan Nico Kemp, Megan Leech and Dominic Dennis; great-grandchildren: Bryson and Drew Hosner.

Jim was a heavy equipment operator for the city of Lansing, MI for 10 years. He then drove a semi for Motor Wheel Corporation of Lansing, retiring in 1993 after 25 years of service.

Rubye Turner

Rubye Turner, 92, Bruceton (Vale), died April 20 at her residence.

Funeral service 2:00PM Monday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Whitworth of New Hope United Methodist Church officiating with burial to follow at New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery in Carroll County.

Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren will serve as pallbearers with members of New Hope United Methodist Church serving as honorary pallbearers.

She was born in Pleasant Hill Community, TN to the late John and Mable Bomar Frensley. On April 11, 1936 she married William Harold Turner, he preceded may 8, 1992.

Survived by sons: William C. (Faye) Turner, Springville, Jimmie T. (Cathy) Turner, Vale, David L. (Angie) Turner, Huntingdon; eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and many friends and extended family.

Preceded by sisters: Pauline Allison, Johnie Carter and a brother: Thomas Frensley.

Mrs. Turner was the oldest member of the New Hope United Methodist Church, oldest member (over 50 yrs.) of Vale Home Demonstration Club (F.C.E. Club). She was a cook at the Vale School, PMR (Post Master Relief) at Vale Tennessee Post Office. She was known to be a loving wife and mother.

Memorials may be made to: Gideons International, P.O. Box 583, Paris, TN 38242 or New Hope United Methodist children's Camp fund or Cemetery Fund, 2190 New Hope road, c/0 Brenda Bennett, Hollow Rock, TN 38342.


Donations may be made to Gideons International, Henry Co. Camp, PO 583, Paris, Tenn. or to New Hope UMC Children's Camp Fund or Cemetery Fund, 2190 New Hope Rd., Hollow Rock, Tenn., 38342.


Billy Joe Adams

Billy Joe Adams, 82, Paris, died Thursday, April 18, at Henry Co. Healthcare. Memorial graveside service at Roselawn Memory Garden with Gary S. Collier officiating. McEvoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

No visitation is scheduled.

He was born in Whitlock,  to the late H. Gustan and Sue B. Claxton Adams. On December 22, 1951 he married Janice Brummitt Adams, she survives in Paris.

Also survived by a son: Michael D. Adams, Paris; son-in-law: Ronnie G. Boyd, Paris; brothers: Dr. Ray (Peggy) Adams, Trenton, Dr. Robert (Peggy) Adams, Paris; grandchildren: Joshua B. (Reba) Perritt, Eric S. Adams, Adam D. Boyd and two great-grandchildren.

Preceded by a daughter: Allyson Ann Adams Boyd and his in-laws: B.B. and Georgia B. Luszcz.

Mr. Adams was a member of the First Christian Church where he was an elder and choir member. He attended local grade schools and graduated Grove High School as captain of the football team in 1949. He later attended Bethel. He was inducted into the Paris-Henry County sports Hall of Fame. He served in the Air Force and after 37 years he retired from Colt Industries as Production Superintendent. He was a member of the local Masonic Lodge where he received the last Masonic Rites.

Memorials may be made to: St Jude children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101-2151 and/or First Christian church Choir, 101 South poplar Street, Paris, TN 38242.


H. Ansil Boals

Ansil Boals, 88, Paris, died April 17 at Jackson Madison Co. General Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 22 at Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg. McEvoy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

His wife Patricia Boals survives with son Thomas Boals, Dyersburg; sister Louise Osborn, Dyersburg and several grand and great-grandchildren. His first wife, Marjorie Boals, preceded him in death.

He was a member of the first Baptist Church and Paris Lion's Club, where he received Lion of the Decade honors in 2006. He was a pioneer in the fresh vegetable market in Dyer Co. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the 10th Mountain Division.

James Edward "Jim" Krug

Jim Krug, 66, Buchanan, died April 18 at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Ridgeway Funeral Home with full military rites.

He married Cindy Krug, who survives with a step-daughter Melisa Dudek, Chicago; step-son Stephen Hulbert, Paris; and several grandchildren.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Rockford Burrall Machine Shop in Rockford, Ill.

Memorials to Forever Friends Animal Sanctuary, PO Box 66, buchanan, Tenn., 38222.


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.





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