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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries


Elaine Frazier

Elaine Frazier, 77, Henry, died June 21 at Henry County Medical Center. No services are planned at this time. McEvoy Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

She married Joe Frazier of Henry. Other survivors are a daughter, Neomi Durham, SUn City, Fla.; son Joe Frazier, Durand, Mi.; a sister, Ruth Reynold, New Jersey and a brother, George Palmer New Jersey; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren.


Evan Hudson

Mr. Evan “Rooster” Hudson, Jr., 68, of Paris died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Paris Health Care.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Rawls Funeral Home. Elder James Travis will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be an hour before the service.

He was born August 7, 1944, in Paris.

He leaves two brothers: Leslie (Robbie) Hudson of Paris and Dorris (Barbara) Etheridge of Chicago; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.A sister, Elizabeth Ann Coats, also preceded him in death.

Linda Gream

Funeral service 2:00PM Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home, with burial at Walker Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Jonathan Freeland, Britton Gream, Jordan Raspberry, Dalton Raspberry, Brooks Wimberly and Tripp Freeman. Honorary pallbearers are Kris VanVolkinburg, Les VanVolkinburg, Randy Whitworth and Jeremy Hunter.

Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Thursday and after 11:00AM Friday.

She was born in Osage, TN to the late Clyde Alexander and Edyth Beatrice Hill Freeland. On November 23, 1956 she married Jack Thomas Gream, he survives in Paris, TN.

Survived by a daughter: Lori Gream, Paris; sons: Barry Gream, Dallas, TX, Brian (Heather) Gream, Dallas, TX; brother: David (Bobbie Jean) Freeland, Paris; grandchildren: Kera Freeman, Brandon Gream, Britton Gream, Leah Raspberry, Jordan Raspberry, Dalton Raspberry, Brooks Wimberly, Isabella Gream, Banyon Blu Gream; great-grandchildren: Tripp Freeman, Shelby Gream, Alivia Gream; nephew: Jonathan Freeland.

Preceded by a son: Brett Gream, March 10, 2009.

Mrs. Gream was a member of West Paris Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and pianist for the children's choir. She was a real estate broker for Bass Realty and also a store manager at McDonalds in Paris.


Peggy Castleman

Celebration of Life 1:00PM Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. James Pinnell of the Gleason Cumberland Presbyterian Church officiating.

She was born in Hazel, KY to the late Porter and Marie Patterson Bramlett. On July 6, 1972 she married Kenneth Castleman, he survives in Paris.

Survived by daughters: Cynthia "Cindy" Hendrix, Memphis, Vickie Collins Wimberly, Hardin, KY; step-son: Randy (Belinda) Castleman, Huntingdon; sisters: Patsy Bramlett, Hazel, KY, Katherine Phelps, Jackson, Sandra Boutwell, Hazel, KY; brother: Robert Bramlett, Hazel, KY; grandchildren: Gena Hendrix, Melissa Wimberly; step-grandchildren: Josh Castleman, John Castleman, Nicholas Castleman, Julie Castleman; great-grandchildren: Brea Wimberly, Bella Gore, six step great-grandchildren and a special cousin: Jean Vaughn Chenoweth.

Preceded by a son: Tony Castleman and two brothers: Porter Bramlett, Jr. and Jimmy Bramlett.

Mrs. Castleman formerly worked at Holley Carburator Plant.

Memorials may be made to: Caris Healthcare, 5120 Telecom Drive, Suite B, Milan, TN 38358 and/or to the Gleason Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 171 Smyth Road, Gleason, TN 38229.

Floyd Haywood

Memorial graveside services for Floyd Haywood will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at Maplewood Cemetery. McEvoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  He was formerly from Paris but was living in Tipton, Georgia.

Billy Sliger

Billy Sliger, 78, Paris, died June 10 at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with cremation to follow.

He worked 20 years for TVA as a heavy equipment operator. He was in the National Guard and a member of the Church of Christ.

He married Elgina Sliger and she survives with his son-in-law Gary Doughen, Paris; brother, Ted Jr., Paris; half-brother Jay Sullivan, Detroit.


James Webb

Funeral service 2:00PM Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home, burial will follow at Alman Cemetery.

Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Tuesday and after 10:00AM Wednesday.

He was born in Henry County, TN to the late James Edgar and Goldie Marie Sanders Webb. On May 3, 1980 he married Elizabeth Cox Webb, she survives in Paris.

Survived by daughters: Teresa Burnette, Paris, Lisa (Donnie) Scott, Paris; step-daughter: Vicky Erickson, Portland, TN; sons: Ricky Webb, Paris, Michael Trevino, Austin, TX, Mark Webb, Paris; step-son: Ricky Vaughn, Memphis, TN; brothers: William "Sonny" (Judy) Webb, Paris, Billy Joe Webb, Paris; eighteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceded by two sons: James Ernest Webb and James Marion Webb, Jr.; sister: Peggy Knicker and one grandchild.

Mr. Webb was Baptist by faith. He was an expert fisherman and was a brick mason.

Vincent Baumer

VINCENT MICHAEL BAUMER, born March 3, 1919 in Winfield, New York, in his own words “at #27 Lee Ave. at my grandmother’s home and small farm” died peacefully on June 6, 2013 at 7:05 p.m. Vince, also known as “Vin” or “Vinnie” in his life, was born of parents Charles Bartholomew “Charlie” Baumer (born Oct. 28, 1886) and Mary Apolonia Rapatta (born Dec. 27, 1887). His paternal grandparents were John and Jacine Baumer from Syracuse, NY; and his maternal grandparents were Joseph and Mary Rappatta from Salzburg-Innsbruck, Austria.

At the time of his death, Vince was living with his youngest daughter, Susanne Cecelia Cotton, and her son, Cody Christian Cotton, in Fort Worth, Texas. Vince also leaves behind his oldest daughter, Barbara Ann “Barby” Youngs and her husband Thomas Edward “Tom” Youngs, who live in upstate Milford, New York; and a stepson James “Jim” Knight and his wife, Ruth, in Springville, Tennessee; and a stepdaughter, Barbara Knight Waters and her husband Gary, who live in Paris, Tennessee; and 12 grandchildren, including step-grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren, including step-great grandchildren, as follows: Tommy E. Youngs, Jr. , and his wife, Bonnie, in Pittsburg, PA; Patrick Youngs and his wife, Denise, in Clarksville, MD; Jamey Knight and his wife, Amy, in Jackson, MO; Jennifer “Jenne” Tomlin Grant and her husband, Nick, in Fort Worth, TX; Christopher Youngs in Milford, NY; William “Billy” Youngs in Farmingdale, L.I., NY; Terance “Terry” Youngs in Milford, NY; Kathleen “Kathy” Youngs and Brian Monahan in Charlotte, NC ; Coleen Youngs Parker and her husband, Kurt, in Huntington Beach, CA; Matthew “Matt” Youngs and his wife, Harmony, in Milford, NY; Cody Christian Baumer Cotton in Fort Worth, TX; and Samantha Knight Miller and her husband, Chris, in Southhaven, MS. Great Grandchildren include Catharine and Daniel Youngs (and Thomas E. Youngs, III, born 3-17-95 but deceased); Caitlyn and Alyssa Tomlin; Brendan and Griffin Youngs; Jessie Youngs; Kaycee Youngs; Tyler and Drake Knight; Kelly Nicole Conger; Christopher “Junior” and Vincent Thomas Youngs; John Alden Parker; and Ryder Miller.

Both Vince and his brother Joe worked for a time for Holley Carburetor as security guards. Vince also worked as a security guard for Paris Landing Park. His brother Tom, a retired fireman, retired to Florida to run a private fishing boat. Vince also leaves behind beloved friends and NY pen pals, Gladys Gilbert and Walter Koenig.

Vince was also a lucky man to have had two wives. He married Sarah “Sally” Rita Quinn (born 1916)—something of a childhood sweetheart—on November 29, 1942 In Hicksville, Long Island, New York, who predeceased him on July 20, 1983. At the time, they lived together in their Springville home but years prior lived in Bethpage and Oakdale, L.I., NY. Later Vince married Waltraud “Trudy” Hock Knight (born 1926) on June 22, 1987, who also predeceased him on May 15, 2004. At the time, they lived together in their Big Sandy, TN, home.


As Vince was a World War II Veteran who left with the rank of Staff Sergeant in the US Army, he served honorably from February 1942 to June 1945. After the war he entered the Nassau County, L.I., New York, Police Department (NCPD) on October 1, 1946. He played the guitar, harmonica, organ, banjo, ukulele and many other instruments and sang all the time. In the late 1930s, he and Sally were part of a band called the “Brown Jug Mountaineers,” that played country and western music long before it became what it is today. They also won a contest on “Major Bowes’ Amateur Hour” in NYC. He retired from the NCPD in 1972 and moved to Springville, Tennessee, hoping to start a tree farm called “Land’s End.”

Condolences to the family may be made on line at website ridgewayfuneralhome.com. Friends may call on Wednesday, June 19th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Requiem Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1210 E. Wood Street, Paris, Tennessee, 38242, and the burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery.


Jack Rufe Hays

Jack Hays, 82, Paris, died June 14 at Paris Health Care. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Memorial Cemetery.

Hays worked at J.R. Hayes Construction and retired as superintendent from Tennessee Asphalt after 32 years. He was a licensed private pilot and a member of the Experimental Aircraft Assoc. Chapter 734. He was a member and former President of Paris Saddle Club and former board member of Henry Co. Fair Associ. He was inducted into the Henry County Sports Hall of Fame and was an avid county sports supporter. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and member of Springhill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Bettie, two daughters, Debbie Doster, McKenzie; Jackie Bickl, Louisville; son, Tom, Jefferson, Ga.; two sisters, Leisa Wimberley, Henry; and Diann Holmes of Sugar Tree; two brothers, Jim and Jerry Hayes, of Henry.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to Springhill Baptist Church, 1301 Springhill Rd., Paris.


Ted Sliger Jr

Ted Sliger Jr., 80, Paris, died June 14 at Paris Healthcare. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.Tuesday at McEvoy Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10-11 on the day of service. Burial will be in Bevil Cemetery.

He was a graduate of Grove High and was operating engineer-union affiliated with Indiana Local 841 for 50 years. He was a Methodist and a former member of the Tennessee and Texas National Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley, and half-brother, Johnny Sullivan, Mich.

Memorials may be made to Relay for Life, PO Box 1505, Paris.


Dorothy Louise Jones

Funeral service 2:00PM Sunday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. Fred Shackelford of Springhill Baptist Church officiating, burial will follow at VanDyke Grove Cemetery.

Active pallbearers: John Hudson, Matt Meadows, Ray Clark, Dustin Hillard, Mike Nelson and Kye Meadows. Honorary Pallbearers: Bill Hudson, Jeffery Clark, Marquis Alexander and Donald Szabo

Visitation 3:00 - 7:00PM Saturday and after 12:00 Noon Sunday until service time.

She was born in Wynne, Arkansas to the late Robert and Mary Alice Yates Cornwell. She married John Thomas Jones September 6, 1954, he preceded October 5, 2003.

Survived by a daughter: Debra Kay Jones, Paris; sons: John Thomas Jones, Jr., Paris, Steve (Tammy) Jones, Paris; sisters: Pearlene Fields, Wynne, AR, Peggy Taylor, Paris; brother: Robert (Peggy) Cornwell, Wynne, AR and a grandchild: Brandon Boyd, Paris.

Preceded by three sisters: Mary Lou Bucy, Rea Spears and Thelma Adams and a brother: John Henry Cornwell.

She was a member of the Springhill Baptist Church.


Ola Weatherford

Ola Weatherford, 88, Paris, died June 12 at Benchmark in Puryear. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Her husband, William Weatherford, preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughter, Donna Weatherford, Paris; and son Darrel, Chicago.

She worked for many years at Holley Carburetor.


Glenn Dean Page

Glenn Page, 62, Paris, died June 13 at home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial at Bevil Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie Page, Paris; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Page, Henry; a daughter, Christie Morris, Paris; son Danny Page, Paris; sister Jan Williams, Henry; and brothers Darryl and Terry Page, Henry.

Tracy Lee Sielback

Tracy Lee Sielback, 48, Paris, died June 11 at Madison Co.-Jackson General Hospital. The body will be cremated; Ridgeway Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be held later.

He worked for Coor's in Colorado and was a self-employed landscaper.

Survivors include his father, Oscar, Paris.


Katherine "Kitty" Patterson Hollar

Katherine Hollar, 85, Paris, died June 10 at Henry County Healthcare Center. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Cemetery.

She married Sterling Hollar, who preceded her in death. Survivors include her son John Gibson, Springville; and son Ronnie Gibson.

She worked at Holley Carburetor in Paris and the Jockey Factory in Carlisle, Ky.

Sherry Crawford

Sherry Crawford, 71, Paris, died June 10 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ridgeway, with cremation to follow.

She married Pete Crawford and he preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Andy Jackson, Puryear; sister Kay Lampkins, Cottage Grove and brother Larry Nichols, Paris.

She was a floral designer in Paris for many years and a member of Primitive Baptist Church.

Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Assn., PO Box 11454, Alexandria, Va., 22312.


John T. Warren

Funeral service 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Otis Hinton of Oak Union Church and Bro. Mike Burney of Temple Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Trenton, TN.

Pallbearers will be Mike Lineberry, Jack Wilkerson, Tod Gustafson, Allen Jones, Michael Warren, Alex Lineberry, Josh Lineberry and Roger Wilkerson.

Visitation will be 3:00-7:00 P.M. Tuesday at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.

He was born in Perry County, TN to the late Willie H. Warren and Ella Haynes Warren. On November 4, 2000 he married Violet McBee Wilkerson, she survives in Paris, TN.

Survived by a sister, Freda (Eugene) Jones of Springville, TN; a brother, Joe (Mary) Warren of Milan, TN and step children, Roger (Vickie) Wilkerson, Cindy (Tod) Gustafson, Jack Wilkerson, Kathy (Mike) LIneberry and Teddy Wayne Campbell. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceded by two sons, Ricky Lee Warren and Teddy Joe Warren.

J.T. was a member of Temple Baptist Church. He was a sheet metal worker from Chicago who came to Paris to retire and pursue his passion for fishing.

Vern Smith

Vern Smith, 71, Paris, died June 8 at Henry County Medical Center. The body will be cremated. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was in the Army Reserve and a retired supervisor for the Dayton Bag and Burlap Co.

Survivors include two daughters, one son, one sister, and his lifelong companion, Ruby Rector of Paris.

Jerry Stone

Jerry Stone, 67, Paris, died June 9 at his residence. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The body will be cremated.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey Stone, Paris; sons Joseph and David, both of Paris; step-daughter, Melissa Deleon, Paris; two step-sons and three sisters.

He was a member of the Church of Christ and was a former restaurant owner in Milan.

Hulon Leo Moon

Hulon Moon, 85, Paris, died saturday, June 8, at Paris Healthcare. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Olive Branch Cemetery, Cottage Grove.

He was a member of Jolley Springs Baptist Church and attended Maplewood Baptist Church. He was a retired machinist at Midland Brake.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillie Mae Moon and his second wife, Montez Moon.

Survivors include three daughters, one son, one sister and one brother. Local survivors include his daughter Judy Morris, Puryear.


Marcus Alexander

Marcus Alexander, 56, Puryear, died June 8 at Paris. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tueday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Puryear City Cemetery.

He was a salesman for Midway Materials, Camden, and a member of Puryear United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Hoofbeats of Hope, 840 Osage-Crossland Rd., Puryear, 38251 or Puryear United Methodist Church, PO Box 146.





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