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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries


Dickie Brewer

Dickie Brewer, 72, Springville, died Friday, Sept. 20, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at McEvoy Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to AG in the Classroom, PO Box 313, Columbia, Tenn., 38402.


Carol King Bullen

Funeral service 1 PM Saturday, Sept. 21, at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. Jonathan Smith of Fairview Baptist Church and Bro. Bill Moody officiating, burial will follow at Bevil Cemetery.

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

She was born in Paris to the late Lawrence Porter and Lillian Pearl Pierce King. On June 24, 1966 she married Charles Robert Bullen, he preceded June 9, 2011.

Survived by a daughter Cynthia Jill Ball, Paris; son: Charles J. "Joby" Bullen, Nashville; sister: Betty Holcomb, Garland, TX; brothers: Bobby King, Russell Springs, KY, Wayne King, New Port Richey, FL; grandchildren: Racheal Danille Bullen and Christopher McCurdy.

Preceded by a sister in infancy: Joy King; brothers: Dan King, Horace King and Morris King.

Carolyn attended Fairview Baptist Church. She owned and operated Charlie's Quick Mart in Paris for many years, was a semi-retired sitter and she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Betty Herndon

Betty Herndon, age 77, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, September 19, 2013, at  her Residence in Paris, Tenn.  She was  married  to John F. Herndon Feb. 20, 1960, and he died Feb 22, 2012.

She was a retired Clerk from Kroger in Paris and  a member of Glendale Road Church of Christ in Murray, KY.

She was the daughter of the late Osler E. Hicks and the late Bessie Dinwiddie Hicks.

She is survived by her two daughters, Emily (David) Hopper of Jackson, Tenn., Mary Herndon Duffey of Paris, Tenn., two sons, David Andrew Herndon of Hopkinsville, Ky, John Mark (Patty) Herndon of Paris, Tenn., Grandchildren, Maris Trinity McConell, Chris Powell, Angel Powell, Josh Hopper and Brooke Hopper, and several great grandchildren.     

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., Visitation is 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, September 20, 2013 and after 9:00 AM  Saturday, September 21, 2013.  The Funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 21, 2013 ,

Randy Stephens will officiate. A Private Burial will follow.

Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 4825 Trousdale Drive, Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37220.

Sallie Belle Gaddy

Sallie Belle Gaddy, age 104, of Smyrna, Tenn., formerly of Paris, TN, died Sunday, September 15, 2013, at Tri Star Stone Crest Medical Center in Smyrna, Tenn.

She was Married December 14, 1934 to Marvin O'Neal Gaddy he preceded in death June 8, 1974.

She was a Member of First Baptist Church in Paris, TN and Formerly worked at Salant & Salant in Paris and was a former sitter for many years at the hospital in Paris, TN.

She was the daughter of the late William H. McGee and the late Sallie D. Moore McGee.

She is survived by, three Daughters, JoAnn (Lonnie) Ward of Smyrna, Tenn., Marie (John) Moore of Smyrna, Tenn., and Laura (Doug) Williams of Purcell, Okla., 7 Grandchildren, and 2 Great Grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by, 8 sisters and 3 brothers.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn.. The funeral service will be Graveside at Hillcrest Memorial Park at 11:00 AM Thursday, September 19, 2013 ,

Dr. Trent Bullock of First Baptist Church is officiating.

Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, Tenn.

Priscilla "Pris" Lemons

Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Robert Martin officiating, burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation 4:00 -8:00PM Sunday at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 9:00AM Monday at First United Methodist Church.

She was born in Murray, KY to the late Herman Edward and Elizabeth Hurt Parrish. On August 20, 1966 she married Sam Lemons, he survives in Springville, TN.

Survived by a son Patrick (Brandi) Lemons, Dyersburg; brothers: Glenn (Lilabeth) Parrish, Knoxville, Mark (Tanya) Parrish, Kingston Springs; grandchildren: Elizabeth and Thomas Lemons.

Pris was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Paris where she had also served as a former Trustee. She served on the Board of Directors of Plus Endowment, was Human Resources Manager at Plumley Rubber, Dana Corp. and was a former school teacher in Knoxville, TN and Sledge, MS. Pris was also a former board member of Helping Hands.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Relay for Life, P.O. Box 25, Paris, TN 38242.

Buddy Shankle

Graveside service 10:30AM Saturday, Sept. 14, at Walker Cemetery with Bro. Mike Waddey of the Cottage Grove Baptist Church officiating.

No visitation is scheduled.

He was born in Henry County to the late Freeman and Ima Shankle.

Survived by a step-daughter: Brenda Paschall, Paris; sons: Richard A. (Belew) Shankle, Cottage Grove, Tommy (Lynda) Shankle, Paris, Jerry (Brenda) Shankle, Cottage Grove; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.

Preceded by his wife: Jeanette Doolin Shankle, January 30, 1995 and wife: Willene Brookshire Shankle, December 3, 2009; son: Teddy Shankle, September 2, 1994; sisters: Hazel Kimbel, Elizabeth Lindsey, Marie Coplen; brothers: Frank Shankle and Jack Shankle.

Buddy was a member of the Cottage Grove Baptist Church, a 50 year member of the Marshall Mason Lodge #109 at Cottage Grove and was a retired electrician from TVA.

Memorials may be made to: Cottage Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 67, Cottage Grove, TN 38224.

Vernon Hendrix

Funeral service 10:00AM Friday, Sept. 13, at McEvoy Funeral Home, burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.

Visitation 4:00 - 7:00PM Thursday and after 9:00AM Friday.

He was born in Henry County, TN to the late Curtis and Nell Hendrix. On November 1, 1968 he married Virginia Sturdivant Hendrix, she survives in Paris.

Survived by a son Mike (Karen) Hendrix, Nashville; brother: Wayne (Diane) Hendrix, Cleveland, OH; grandchild: Keri (Ricky) Brookshire and great-grandchildren: Hannah and Jenna Brookshire.

Preceded by a brother: James Hendrix.

Mr. Hendrix attended First Baptist church in Paris where he was a member of the men's bible class. He was an avid fisherman.


Robbie Burton

Robert "Robbie" Burton, 38, LaFayette, Ind., died Friday, Sept. 6. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial at Henry City Cemetery.

He was a former Henry Co. resident and a diesel mechanic.

Survivors include his wife, Lorrie Walls Burton, LaFayette; father James Burton, LaFayette; daughters Tiffany Richards and Brittany Burton, both of LaFayette; brothers Ronnie, Buchanan; Ricky and Randy, both of Puryear; and several grandchildren.


Dale Albert Hanzl

A memorial service will be held at a later date, Bro. Cory Cain of Maplewood Baptist Church will officiate. McEvoy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Born in Chicago to the late Albert C. and Alice May Carlson Hanzl. On November 13, 1999 he married Rebecca Ackerman Hanzl, she survives in Gleason, TN.

Survived by daughters: Daniela Brown, Paris, Conny Brown, Paris; son: Lonnie (Jennifer) Brown, Shelby Forest; grandchildren: Elizabeth Brown, Sophia Alexander; father and mother-in-law: Jerry and Anita Berry, Paris and grandmother-in-law: Rebecca Tarwater, Paris.

Mr. Hanzl was raised in the Methodist Church and gave his life to the Lord in 1999, he attended Maplewood Baptist Church.

He was a 1977 graduate of Gleason High School and graduated from McKenzie Vo Tech as an Industrial Electrician. He worked at McQuay Norris, Calins Industry, Windsor Forestry Tools and last worked for J and J Cupples in Jackson as a Laser Operator.

Friends say that Dale never met a stranger and was loved by all, young and old alike. He loved pets, B movies, Sci-Fi and the History Channel and also was an avid book reader and enjoyed learning about odd things.


Gerald Elkins

Gerald Elkins, age 75, of Camden, Tenn., Long-time resident of Henry County, died Sunday, September 8, 2013, at Jackson Madison Co. Gen. Hosp. in Jackson, Tenn. He Formerly attended Paris Community Bible Church. He Retired after 56 years as a brick mason for Elkins Construction Co. He was A wonderful father that loved his children very much. Many People enjoyed working with him. He was Very well respected & thought of in Henry County Tennessee.

He was the son of the late Melvin Elkins and the late Alice Caroline Sanders Elkins.

He is survived by his Two Daughters, Lisa (Jonathan) Allen of McCaysville, Ga., Christy (Robert) McIntosh of Lake City, Tenn., Two Sons, Tony (Sharon) Elkins of Buchanan, Tenn., Scott (Annette) Elkins of Camden, Tenn., One Sister, Evelyn Axtell of Mountain Home, Idaho, Two Brothers, Gary (Debbie) Elkins of Buchanan, Tenn., Danny Elkins of Puryear, Tenn.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, September 10, 2013 and after10:00 AM Wednesday, September 11, 2013. The Funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 11, 2013 , Gary Greer is officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.


Odell Neal

Odell Neal, age 82, of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, September 7, at Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear in Puryear, Tenn. He was First Married to Betty J. Mitchell Neal 11-23-1957 and she preceded in death 1-11-1996. Then he Married Nelliene Greenup Neal and she preceded in death. He was a Member of Central Point Baptist Church and SS Teacher and Formerly attended Bethlehem Baptist Church in Henry, TN. He Retired from Plumley Rubber in Paris.

He was the son of the late Archie Neal and the late Edna Bolton Neal.

He is survived by his Two Daughters, Barbara Boyd of Paris, Tenn. and Nancy Nelson of Paris, Tenn.; One Sister, Eva Lindley of Grand Rapids, Mich; 4 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, September 9, 2013 and after 12:00 PM Tuesday, September 10, 2013. The Funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 10, 2013 , Bobby Campbell is officiating. Interment will be at Walker Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

David Clendenin

Well-known Musician David Clendenin, 73, of Paris died at his home Friday, Sept. 6. Clendenin played with Carl Perkins for eight years, with five trips to Europe during that time. He played with Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Mann, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Mel Tillis, and Willie Nelson. He also played with numerous Henry Countians for all types of ceremonies and events. Clendenin used the stage name "David Sea" in his professional career and many Henry Countians have his special guitar picks that he engraved with his name.

McEvoy Funeral Home is handling arrangements. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.

Survivors include his wife, Jacquelyn, three sons, Leslie and Larry, both of Paris; and Jacque Odom, Nashville; sister, Katie Williams, Springville; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.






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