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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

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 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 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 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.

Edward Willey

Edward Willey, 74, Paris, died Friday, March 29, at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home. The body was cremated.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Willey, five daughters, Beckey Gallimore, Va.; Jacquelina Ansell, California; Mary Cason, Okla; Vicki Page, Cottage Grove, Valerie Caris, Anderson Indiana, and one son, Daniel Caris, Texas, plus four sisters and numerous grand and great-grandchildren.

He operated Ed's Applicance Repair and was a U.S. Air Force beteran. He was a member of AMVETS Post 45 and the American Legion.

 

Charles Edward Morris

Charles Morris, 80, Paris, died Friday, March 29, at Plumley Rehab Center. His body was cremated and no services are planned. Ridgeway Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

He was retired from Mar-Kel Lighting in Paris and was a member of the East Wood Church of Christ.

His wife, Helen Priddy Morris, died in 2007. Survivors include two daughters: Diane Brooks, Paris; Wanda Morris, Bolivar; one sister, Mary Oliver of Paris.

Myrtle Louise Roberts

Myrtle Roberts, 77, Paris, died Saturday, March 30 at Plumley Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial at Shady Grove Cemetery.

She married John Roberts,who died in 2009. Survivors include three sons, John Roberts Jr. and Elwood Roberts, both of Paris and Rick Roberts, Wasilla, Alaska.

She was a lampmaker at Mark-Kel Lighting and a member of New Bethel Church.

 

Dale Elwood Jackman

Dale Jackman, 80, Buchanan, died March 28 at Henry County Healthcare Center. The body will be cremated; there will be no service. Ridgeway Funeral home has charge of arrangements.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He lived most of his life in Des Moines and retired to Buchanan. He was a former contractor and was a member of the Paris Landing Amvets and Springville American Legion.

Survivors include his sisters, Mary Jackman, Omaha; Lola McKnight, Norwalk; three brothers, Fay Jackson, Cedar Rapids; Gerald Jackson, San Diego; and Phillip Jackson, Johnston, Iowa.

 

Myrtle Roberts

Myrtle Roberts, 77, Paris, died March 30 at Plumley Rehab Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Shady Grove Cemetery.

 

Violet Phillips Carter

Violet Carter, 79, Paris, died March 29 at Henry County Healthcare Center. Funeral arrangements at McEvoy Funeral Home are incomplete and will be announced.

 

Mary Ruth Mobley

Mary Mobley, 88, formerly of Paris, died Friday, March 29 at her home in Mebene, North Carolina. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Paul Mobley.

Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, with burial in RoseLawn Cemetery.

She was a nurse and active with the Girl Scouting program in West Tennessee. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She retired after 17 years as a Charge Nurse at Henry County Medical Center.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Paul Mobley, Jr., Mebene, daughters Margaret Anderson, Mebane; Robin Kitchens, Wilmington, NC; son, Dr. Paul Mobley III, Hawaii; and several grand and great-grandchildren.

Memorials to" Eposcopal Church of the Advocate, 8410 Merin Rd., Chapel Hill NC, 27516.

Kaleigh Paige Love Haines

Kaleigh Haines, seven months old infant, died March 25 in Paris. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sparks Street Church of Christ, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Rawls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

George Cook

George Cook, 87, Paris, died Thursday, March 28, at his residence. Arrangements at Trinity Funeral Home are incomplete.

 

 

 

 

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