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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

 

Gary Will Wimberly

Gary Wimberly, 68, Paris, died Wednesday, March 20, at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Stewart County Memorial Gardens, Dover.

He attended East Wood Church of Christ.

Survivors include his daughter Anna Wimberly, Pris; daughter, Missy Wimberly, Benton, Ky.; two sons, Todd, Paris; and Cory Wimberly of Puryear; sister, Carole Cirrincione and brother Steve Wimberly, both of Chicago; and brother, Brian Wimberly, Paris.

 

Lisa Jo Holcomb

Lisa Jo Holcomb, 52, Hollow Rock, died TUesday, March 19, at Plumley Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial at Henry Co. Tabernacle Cemetery, Springville.

She married Phillip Holcomb, who survives with a daughter, Traci Lackey, Paris; son, Joseph Walker, Puryear, step-son Dakota Holcomb, Miss.; sister, Vicki Taylor, Paris; and brother, Junior Powers, Paris.

She worked for 24 years at Tecumseh Products and formerly worked at Uncle Lee's. She was a member of Open Doors Community Church.

Marthan "Marty" Laird

Funeral service 11:00AM Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jenna Goggins of the First Presbyterian Church and Stefan Gerville-Reache her grandson officiating, burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 10:00AM Saturday at First Presbyterian Church.

She was born in St. Louis, MO to the late Irving Lawrence and Ann McComb Spencer. On February 1, 1947 she married Edward William Laird, he preceded September 25, 2010.

Survived by daughters: Ann (Loic) Gerville-Reache, Dickson, TN, Margaret (Alan) Camp, Bethlehem, GA; sons: Chae (Beverly) Laird, Birmingham, AL, Grant (Debbie) Laird, Puryear, TN, Price (Emily) Laird, Lawrenceville, GA; fifteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Laird was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Paris. She was a member of the Quota Club, Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Marthas of the First Presbyterian Church in Paris. She enjoyed sewing and needle work, her dogs and traveling with her husband, Edward.

Memorials may be made to: First Presbyterian Church Stained Glass Window Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 107, Paris, TN 38242 or to The Marthas, c/oFirst Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 107, Paris, TN 38242.

 

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Katie Harding Woodford

Katie Woodford, 77, Paris, died March 18 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at McEvoy Funeral Home, with burial at Roselawn Memory Gardens.

Survivors include her husband, George Woodford, son Ricky Nance, Paris; brother Jerry Bridges, Henry.

She was former owner of Harding Food City.

 

Mildred Jones

Mildred Jones, 99, Paris, died Sunday, March 17, at her residence.

Funeral service 2:00PM Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. Rob Martin of First United Methodist Church officiating, burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.

Rotary Club members and the Staff of McEvoy Funeral Home will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation 12:00PM Wednesday until time of service.

She was born in Cottage Grove, TN to the late Robert and Sallie Ballard Doughty. On September 30, 1972 she married Joe H. Jones, he survives in Paris.

Survived by two step-daughters: Linda (Ralph) Goff, Mobile, AL, Cassandra Ewing, Mobile, AL; step-son: Anthony (Amy) Dallmann-Jones, Fond du Lac, WI and a special care giver: Betty Sue Anderson.

Preceded by four sisters: Mattie Hunt Hayes, Wilma Treadway, Joanna Highfill and Rachel Davis and two brothers: Sam and Robert Doughty.

Mrs. Jones was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to: Polish Orphans, c/o Kings Players, Inc., 200 West Farthing St., Mayfield, KY 42066.

Memorials may be made to Police Orphans, c/o Kings Players, Inc., 200 West Farthing St., Mayfield, Ky., 42066.

Raymond Todd

Raymond Todd, 68, Paris, died Sunday, March 17, at his residence.

Funeral service 12:00Noon Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Page of the West Wood Pentecostal Church officiating, burial will follow at Walker Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Johnny Oliver, Mike Atchison, Matt Crank, Jonathan Rowlett, Mickey Hart and Johnny Wynn. Larry Nichols will serve as honorary pallbearer.

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

He was born in Henry County, TN to the late Roy Henry and Luella Perry Todd. On September 25, 1998 he married Shirley Anne Manseill Todd, she survives in Paris.

Survived by a daughter Tracy Alford, Summerville, TN; sons: Clint Alan (Vickey) Todd, Camden, TN, Jody Ray (Tara) Todd, Buchanan, TN, Allen (Lisa) Willoughby, Colorado Springs, CO, Walter (Litsa) Willoughby, Killeen, TX; sister: Mickey Lackey, Savannah, TN; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Preceded by two brothers: Robert Todd and Elroy Todd in infancy.

Raymond was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church. He graduated from Cottage Grove School and was a welder for the Henry County highway Department for 30 years.

Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home, with burial in Walker Cemetery.

 

Myrtle Hill

Myrtle Hill, 90, Paris, died Sunday, March 17 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial at Puryear City Cemetery.

She married Marcus Hill and he preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughter, Judy McGhee, Paris.

She was a member of Central Point Baptist Church and worked 35 years at Holley Carburetor plant.

 

Lou Frances Ellis Scott

Funeral service 11:00AM Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Merwin and Bro. Fred Shackelford officiating, burial will follow at Pleasant Grove (Dumplin Hill) Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Frankie Scott, Steven Scott, Johnny Scott, Jason Wade, Brian Scott and Robert Word. Tracy Wade will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Visitation 5:00 - 8:00PM Thursday and after 9:00AM Friday.

Born in Henry County, TN to the late Murray Thomas and Lela Lillian Nanney Ellis. On January 30, 1943 she married Elihu Scott, he preceded March 4, 2006.

Survived by a daughter: Judy (John) Wade, Paris, TN; sister: Gertie Scott, Paris; sisters-in- law: Gertrude Perritt and Louise Scott both of McKenzie; grandchildren: LuAnn (Robert) Word, Lakeland, TN, Jason Wade, Collierville, Frankie (Amanda) Scott, Paris, Steven Scott, Yuma, AZ; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceded by a son: Daniel Scott, March 2, 2013; sister: Lee Edna Brown and a great-grandchild.

Mrs. Scott was a Baptist by faith, she was a homemaker and had worked at Rupes Gift Shop formerly of Routen, TN.

Memorials may be made to: Pleasant Grove Cemetery "Dumplin Hill", c/o Judy Wade, 980 Palestine Road, Paris, TN 38242.

George F. Wyatt

George Wyatt, 92, Paris, died Tuesday, March 12 at Plumley Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14, with burial at Rose Lawn Mausoleum.

He married Mary Lavenia Barnett Wyatt and she preceded him in death in 2011. Survivors include his daughter, Carol Ridgeway, Paris; son Dick Wyatt, Brentwood; two brothers, Paul of Memphis and Ed of Paris; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren.

He was a WWII Army veteran and longtime Boy Scout leader. He was inducted into the Order of the Arrow. He was retired from South Central Bell after 36 years and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and CWA Union. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church.

 

William Lee "Bill" Cooley

Funeral service 2:00PM Thursday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Waddy of Cottage Grove Baptist Church officiating, burial will follow at Walker Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Joshua Lane, David Puckett, Chris Cooley, Frank Cervantes, Amillio Cervantes and Josh Hancock. Honorary pallbearers will be Hiram Cooley, Ricky White and Johnny White.

He was born in Wardell, Missouri to the late Hiram Britton Cooley and Ora Wyona Williams Cooley. On December 13, 2004 he married Peggy Sue White Cooley, she survives in Cottage Grove, TN.

Survived by step-daughters: Angela Lane, Cottage Grove, Ashley (David) Puckett, Dresden; sisters: Bonnie (James) Hunsucker, Cottage Grove, Mary Louise (Charles) Pickle, Paris, Brenda Kay (William) Fennell, Wardell, MO; brother: Hiram Lindel (Gayle) Cooley, Pawleys Island, SC; brothers-in-law: Ricky (Laurie) White, Athens, AL, Johnny (Frances) White, Dresden; five grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and a uncle.

Preceded by a sister: Connie Sue Cooley and a brother: Bobby Fulton Cooley.

Bill loved his family, friends, fishing, especially his grandchildren and he was a NASCAR fan.

Memorial may be made to the: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Robert Hurst

Robert Hurst, 67, Cottage Grove, died March 7 at Plumley Rehabilitation Ceneter. Memorial Services will be held noon Saturday, March 16 at Ridgeway Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, JoAnne Hurst.

Lennie Huffman

Mrs. Lennie Huffman, 92, of Henry died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Regional Hospital of Jackson.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Rawls Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

 

 

 

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