Lerlean Teague, 91, Paris, died Wednesday, May 29, in Clarksville. Rawls Funeral Home is handling arrangements, which are incomplete
Trevious LaSean Easley
Trevious Easley, 9, Paris, died May 28 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Olive Branch Cemetery in Cottage Grove.
Survivors include his mother, Amber Nored, Paris; father Andre Easley, Paris; sisters Lindsay Easley and Brittney Easley, both of Paris and brother Jalyn Nored, Paris; and large extended family.
He was a member of Cub Scout Pack 28 and played Little League.
Memorials may be sent to the Easley Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, PO Box 788, Paris.
Robert "Shag" Collins
Robert Collins, 63, Paris, died Monday, May 27 at the VA Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial at Chapel Hill ME Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Judy; two daughters, Tonya Buxton, Bartlett; Marie Lee, Brentwood; two sons, Stephen, Puryear; Wesley, Olive Branch, Ms.; sister Rita Lamb, Puryear and brother, William, Puryear.
He was a retired driver for the local Children Services. Memorials may be directed to the Diabetes Assn. PO Box 11454, Alexandria, Va., 22312.
Jerry Wayne Pearson
Jerry Pearson, 67, Buchanan, died Monday, May 27 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rideway Funeral Home, with burial in New Liberty Cenetery.
He was a retired Sgt. with the Weakley Co. Sheriff's Office.
Local survivors include his wife, Joy Pearson.
Vernon Weatherford, 81, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, formerly of Paris, died Monday, May 27, at his residence. Private funeral services will be held, with burial at Bevil Cemetery. McEvoy has charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Joy, a daughter, two sons and two sisters and a brother.
He was a member of Springhill Baptist Church.
Retired West Tennessee educator, John Riley Underwood, died May 27, 2013, at Morningside Assisted Living. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, with the funeral to follow at Ridgeway Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Puryear City Cemetery.
Dr. Joe Culumber, nephew from Seattle, Washington, and retired Dean of Theology at Greenville College in Greenville, IL, will officiate. Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law Nolan Poteete, Greg Poteete, John Dale Ross, Derek Parker, Tyler Gamble and Kevin Reed.Born on July 19, 1921, in Newman, IL, he was the son of Bernice and Ralph Underwood. He received his early education in Newman Township Schools and came to Murray State University on a football scholarship. He completed his masters’ degree at Ole Miss and did further post-graduate work at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Underwood spent 36 years as coach, teacher, counselor, principal and superintendent in Humboldt, Trenton, Paris and Covington school systems, serving as the last principal of Grove High School and the first principal of Henry County High School. He retired in 1983. He was a registered basketball official and refereed in the state tournament. He was in the U. S. Marine Corps in World War II. John served on the TSSAA Board of Control, Association of Secondary School Principals, committees for Southern Association Evaluation, W. G. Rhea Library Board, Rotary Club, both Trenton and Paris Masonic Lodges, Henry County Sports Hall of Fame and Sunday School teacher at Paris First United Methodist Church. He was an avid duck hunter, bird hunter and fisherman.In 1942, Underwood married Grace Nelle West of Puryear, TN, who survives. They have four daughters: Judy Tyree (George Perry) of Ripley, TN; Linda Jenkins (John) of Gainesville, FL; Mary Jane Ross (Redgy) and Amy Veazey (Stan), both of Paris. Grandchildren are Georgianne Tyree, Mary Grace Reed, Martha Parker, John Dale Ross, Emily Gamble, Nolan Poteete, Greg Poteete and eight great-grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Betty Jane Culumber and nephew, Woody Culumber.
Memorials may be sent to W. G. Rhea Library 400 W. Washington St., Paris TN, 38242 or Lee Academy of Arts P.O. Box 667, Paris, TN 38242.
Jimmy Cornelius Ray
Jimmy Ray, 70, Puryear, died Sunday, May 26 at Centennial Medical Center, Nashville. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Puryear City Cemetery.
He was the former Puryear Chief of Police, a farmer and self-employed brick mason, US Army veteran and served in Tennessee state guard.
Surivors include his daughters, Sherry Ray, Paris and Anita McAlpin of Mayfield; son Chad of Murray; sister Joyce Wilson, Jackson; brothers Guy and Larry, both of Puryear, plus several grand and great-grandchildren.
Anita Joy Pierce
Anita Pierce, 83, Paris, died May 27 at Paris. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial at Millers Chapel Cemetery in Dyersburg, where graveside services will be held at 2 p.m.
She was a member of East Wood Church of Christ and was a typesetter in PA, GA, and MS for 30 years.
Memorials to Henry County Healthcare, Patient activity Fund, 239 Hospital Circle, Paris.
Albertine Guerin, 93, Springville, died May 24 at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery.
Her husband, Ray Guerin, preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Hamm, Paris; Judy Belyvew, Big Sandy and a son, Malcolm Guerin and several grand and great-grandchildren.
She was a part-time worker at Springville School and worked at Allen Grocery in Springville. She was a member of Springville Baptist Church.
James Somerville, 71, Henry, died Tuesday, May 21 in Nashville after an extended illness. Funeral seervices will be held at 1 p.m. at Trinity Funeral Home, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
He is survived y his sisters, Minnie Wilkins, Margaret Somerville, Hatti Porter, Sally Curtis, Edna Douglas, Castine Foster, Betty Pierce and brothers Dan and Don.
Funeral service 12:00PM Saturday, May 25, at the North Fork Baptist Church with Bro. Dwight Mercer officiating, burial will follow at Good Hope Cemetery in Gibson County, TN.
Named as pallbearers are Phil Skaggs, Mile' Todorovich, Gary Downey, Bob Docherty, Wayne Moore and Benny Waggoner.
Visitation 10:00AM until service time Saturday at North Fork Baptist Church.
He was born in South Milwaukee, WI to the late Edward Anton Wetzel, Sr. and Eleanore Gerber Wetzel. On March 6, 1982 he married Shirley Mercer Wetzel, she survives in Cottage Grove.
Survived by daughters: Debra (John) Jasper, Braidwood, IL, Laurie Westfahl, Palmyra, WI, Diane (Chuck) Mullenix, Eddyville, KY; sons: Bud Wetzel, Vernon, WI, Johnny Keymon, New Concord, KY, Mark Keymon, New Concord, KY; sister: Mitzie Pringle, Winchester, IL; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law; 2 brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded by a brother-in-law.
Mr. Wetzel was a member of North Fork Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving for 6 years. Edward retired from Advance Transport Company, was a member of South Milwaukee Yacht Club and was an owner/driver of modified and midget race cars. He loved woodworking, camping and fishing.
Memorials may be made to the North Fork Baptist Church Youth Ministry Program.
Funeral service 2:00PM Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Douglas Nash, her husband, Bro. Jerry Nash, her son and Bro. Tom Winchester of Union Friendship Baptist Church officiating, burial will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery.
Named as pallbearers are Jeremy Powers, Troy Rutland, Cody Stewart, Ricky Nash, Joe Pat Moody and Donald Bennett.
Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Thursday and after 12:00 Noon Friday.
She was born in Henry County to the late Johnnie Melvin and Madria Mae Bennett Ivie. On January 18, 1947 she married Douglas Nash, he survives in Paris.
Survived by daughters: Sylvia Nash, Paris, Carol (Junior) Powers, Paris; son: Jerry (Ruth) Nash, Cookeville, TN; grandchildren: Tammy (Troy) Powers-Rutland, Jeremy (Jill) Powers, Sarah (Cody) Nash and Rebekah Nash.
Preceded by sisters: Rachel Conklin and Gertrude McQuistion; two brothers: Watson and John Ivie.
She was a member of Union Friendship Baptist Church.
Mary Jameson, 87, Buchanan, died at Murray-Calloway Hospital Tuesday, May 21. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery in Terre Haute, Ind. A memorial service at the Paris Presbyterian Church will be held later. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She married Bill Jameson and he survives with her daughter, Shelley Butts of Buchanan and other numerous other relatives from Terre Haute.
George Wilson, 92, Memphis, died Tuesday, May 21, at a Memphis hospital. Graveside services will be held at Bird's Creek Cemetery Thursday. McEvoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He wrote for several newspapers, including the Paris Post-Intelligencer, the Memphis Commercial Appeal and the Nashville Tennessean.
His wife, Beulah, preceded him in death.
Ruby Harrison, 79, Paris, died May 21 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. May 23 at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Roselawn Memory Gardens.
She married John Harrison and he survives with sons, John, Goodlettsville; and David, Paris; three sisters, three brothers and numerous grand and great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and worked at both Holley Carburetor Plant and Emerson. She was a member of Union Primitive Church.
Marion Lee Dawson
No service scheduled at this time. McEvoy Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Wilmer and Margaret Tydings Lee. On January 10, 1947 she married Patrick Dawson, he survives in Paris.
Survived by daughters: Margaret Jones, Paris, Christine Espinosa, Paris; son: Patrick Dawson, Jr., Wilmington, NC; ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Preceded by a daughter: Catherine Garrison.
Funeral service 11:00AM Tuesday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Rhodes of Puryear Baptist Church officiating, burial will follow at Puryear City Cemetery.
Masonic Lodge members of Buchanan Lodge #772 will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation 4:00 - 7:00PM Monday and after 9:30AM Tuesday.
He was born in Puryear to the late John Tom and Jessie Orr Morris Burton. On January 16, 1942 he married Virginia Wright Burton, she survives in Puryear.
Survived by a daughter: Jan (Johnny) Brown, Paris; son: Terry (Tommie) Burton, Puryear; grandchildren: Tina Burton McCord, Jeff Burton, Tony Brown, Tim Brown; great-grandchildren: Amanda DuBois, Alyssa Brown, Emily Brown, Caitlin Brown, Tyler Brown; great great-grandchildren: Casey Mounts and Mikali Mounts.
Preceded by a brother: James C. Burton and a grandson: James Thomas McCord.
J.T. was a member of the Puryear Baptist Church. He was a supervisor at Midland Ross for 28 years and was superintendent of the Puryear Water Plant before retiring. He was a fifty-three year member of the Masonic Lodge and also a Shriner.
Mae Shankle Harris
Mae Harris, 83, Centerville, Ohio, died Sunday, May 12, at a Dayton hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ridgeway Funeral Home.
She was married to Bill Harris and he survives with a sons Daryl of Fishers, Indiana; and Larry of Centerville and a brother, Earl Shankle, of Paris; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the Springboro Baptist Church in Springboro, Ohio.
Dorothy "Neda" Sinclair
Neda Sinclair, 87, Springville, died Tuesday, May 14 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Antioch United Methodist Church, with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Ridgeway Funeral home.
She married Bob Sinclair and he preceded her in death. She was a member of the Antioch United Methodist Church.
Survivors are two daughters, Ann Peddy Cullen and Lee Owenby, both of Springville; three sons, John Peddy, Springville; Richard Sinclair, Paris; and Art Sinclair, Springville; two sisters, Jane Bolding, Paris; and Mary Lee King, Paducah.
Memorials may be directed to Henry County Hospice, 311 E. Wood St., and Antioch UMC building fund, West Antioch Rd., Springville.
Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Michael, Pastor of Jolley Springs Baptist Church officiating, burial will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery.
Named as pallbearers are Jimmy Wynn, Jackie Madden, Gary Casey, Danny Dawson, Robert Summers and Stanley Timms.
Visitation 4-8 PM Monday and after 12:00 Noon Tuesday.
He was born in Henry County to the late Homer Thomas and Vera Frensley Crawford. On November 21, 1970 he married Linda Moody Crawford, she survives in Gleason.
Survived by a daughter: Anita Crawford, Gleason; son: Luke (Jennifer) Crawford, Paris; sisters: Ruby Barnes, Memphis, Mary (Gerald) Moon, Gleason, Norma Sue Crawford, Rochester, MI; brother: Thomas (Donna) Crawford, Ash Flat, AR and three grandchildren: Lacy, Isabella and Logan.
Mr. Crawford was a member of the Jolley Springs Baptist Church. He graduated from Cottage Grove High School and Tennessee Technology Center in Paris. He was a former member of the National Guard and formerly worked at Holley Carburetor in Paris and General Tire in Mayfield, KY. He was an avid outdoorsman.
George Webb Jr.
Graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Bevil Cemetery with Wilbur Farmer officiating.
Named as pallbearers are Thomas Tayloe, George Tayloe, Michael Tayloe, Crystal Tayloe, Alice Tayloe and Tony Johnson.
Visitation 12:00 - 1:30PM Wednesday.
He was born in Paris to the late George Webb, Sr. and Orine Markham Webb.
Survived by a daughter: Holly (Felipe) Paredes, Detroit, MI; sister: Lou Ella Tayloe, Paris; brothers: James (Becky) Henson, Paris, Jesse (Linda) Henson, Paris, grandchildren: three; special friend: Jessie Fay Hastings, Paris and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Preceded by a brother: Freddie Ray Webb.
George was Baptist by faith. He was a retired factory worker and avid fisherman.
Jeanne Black, 78, Paris, died May 11 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Paris, with burial in Memorial Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Lyman, three daughters, Susan Kendall and Tammy Hobby, both of Paris; Sharon Watson, Murray; two sons, Ben, Lancaster, Ky.; and Lyman Jr., Franklin; two sisters, and several grandchildren.
She was a member of the church, where she was a Sunday School teacher.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73123 or Henry County Hospice, 311 E. Wood St., Paris.
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