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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

Elizabeth Kay Dowell

Elizabeth Kay Dowell, age 56, of Pairs died at her residence on Saturday October 18th.

A memorial visitation will be held at her home Sunday October 26th starting at 1pm.

Annie Lou Shelby

Annie Lou Shelby, age 83, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, October 16, 2014, at Paris Healthcare Center in Paris, Tenn. 

She was married June 21, 1952 to Wesley Kenneth Shelby Sr. and he preceded in death January 24, 1993.   She was a Member of Mixie Primitive Baptist Church.

Annie was born November 20, 1930 in Brownsville, TN to the late Lonnie Foust and the late Lurene Mann  Foust.

She is survived by her  One Son,  Wes (Robbie) Shelby of Murray, Ky;  One Brother,  George Foust of Big Sandy, Tenn;  Four Grandchildren, Jason (Ellis) Shelby of Murray, KY, Matthew (Carrie) Shelby of St. Louis, MO,  Krista (Drew) Fielder of Murray, KY, and Shannon Shelby of Los Angeles, CA;   Two Great Grandchildren, Virginia Shelby and Wesley K. Shelby III.

Besides her Husband and Parents, Annie was also preceded in death by a Sister, May Hopper, and Brothers, Murray Foust and Gene Foust.         

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitations will be from 4 – 7 pm Monday, October 20, 2014 and after 10 am Tuesday, October 21, 2014.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

Interment will be at Chapel Hill Methodist Cemetery near Huntingdon, Tenn.

Ernest McBee

Ernest J. McBee, age 95 of Paris died October 16, 2014 at his residence.

He was married June 3, 1951 to Gerlene Ward McBee and she survives.    He was a member of Lakeside Christian Fellowship where he helped to build and establish it in 1987.   He was a WW II Veteran serving in the 11th Glider Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell, KY and spent 3 years in Germany.    He was also retired from TVA as a heavy equipment operator and enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.   

Ernest was born July 2, 1929 in Berkeley Springs, WV to the late Ernest C. McBee and the late Betty Bohrer McBee. 

Besides his Wife,  Ernest is survived by Two Daughters,  Pastor Pamela Hughes of Paris, TN,   Debbie Michels of Paris, TN;  Two Sons, Jackie Dale (Shirley) McBee of Paris, TN,  Eddie Joe (Shane) McBee of Cottage Grove, TN;  One sister, Ileen Ward of Baltimore, MD;  One Brother, Leon (Ann) McBee of Seattle, WA;   Nine Grandchildren,  Dawn McBee of Phoenix, AZ,  Christy (Pastor Alan) Taylor of Tulsa, OK,  Brian (Romy) McBee of Dallas, TX,  Sara (Darin) Jones of Seattle, WA,  Michelle Matthews of Paris, TN,  Amanda McBee of Paris, TN,  Kelli (Thomas) Tayloe of Paris, TN,  Leah Nauta of Paris, TN, and Craig McBee of Paris, TN;  15 Great Grandchildren;  and 2 Great Great Grandchildren; and Several Nieces and Nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by Sisters, Evelyn Barker and Lola Mae McCumbee and Brother, Charles McBee. 

A Memorial Service is planned at a later date and Ridgeway Funeral Home is in the charge of his cremation.

Memorials may be made to: Lakeside Christian Fellowship, P.O. Box 189,  Paris, TN  38242. 

Peggy Scott

Peggy Scott, age 86, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, October 16, 2014, at her residence in Paris, Tenn. 

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Paris.    She retired after 35 years from East Wood Clinic as a nurse.    She was a W.G. Rhea Library Supporter for many years and enjoyed gardening.

Peggy was born February 17, 1928 in Paris, TN to the late Roy Bowen and the late Verna Walker Bowen.

She is survived by her  Two Daughters,  Sheila (Gary) Hunter of Bruceton, Tenn,   Elizabeth "Libby" (Marty) Lewis of Paris, Tenn;   Four Grandchildren, Jay Dyer, Jon Dyer and Fiancee Savanna Cooper, Daniel (Megan) Lewis, and Michael Lewis.

Besides her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by Sisters, Minnie Alice Craig and Virginia Solmon and infant sister, Roy Nelle Bowen.           

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Sunday, October 19, 2014 and after 9 am Monday, October 20, 2014.   The   Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of  Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 am Monday, October 20, 2014.

Pallbearers will be Jay Dyer, Jon Dyer, Daniel Lewis, Michael Lewis, Gary Hunter, and Marty Lewis.    Honorary Pallbearers will be Barry P. McIntosh Jr., Glenn Jackson, Jerry Dewitt, and Dr. Mickey Norman.  

Interment will be at Birds Creek Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to:  First Baptist Church, 313 N. Poplar St., Paris, TN  38242.

Imogene Jenkins

Imogene "Gene" Jenkins, age 91 of Puryear died Tuesday October 14th at Arobor Place of Puryear.

Visitation will be Saturday October 18th from 5-8pm at McEvoy Funeral home. Funeral service will Sunday October 19th at 2pm with a graveside service at Hazel Cemetery.


Judith Robinson

Judith Robinson, age 75, of Calimesa, Calif., formerly of Puryear, TN died Tuesday, September  2, 2014, at Loma Linda University Hospital in Loma Linda, Calif. 

She was a member of Puryear Baptist Church and the Adult Ladies II Sunday School Class, W.M.U., and Young at Heart.   She retired from Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA.

She was born March 27, 1939 in El Central, CA to the late Ronald John Vesterby, Sr. and the late Melba Coon Vesterby.

She is survived by her  Step Mother, Bealah Vester of Blue, OK;  Two Daughters,  Cathy Jo (Mickey) Brown of Murray, Ky,  Lorena Ann (Denny) Kinney of Seattle, Wash;  Three Sons,  Ronnie Terry (Nelia) Robinson of Georgia,  Josias L. (Jackie) Robinson, III of Calimesa, Calif,  Philip J. Robinson, Sr. of Calimesa, Calif;  Seven Sisters;  Four Brothers,  19 Grandchildren,  8 Great Grandchildren. 

Besides her parents, Judith was preceded in death by a Daughter-in-law, Kristine Robinson.       

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.  There will be a  Graveside Memorial Service at Puryear City Cemetery at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 18, 2014. 

Mike Rhodes will officiate.  Interment will be at Puryear City Cemetery in Puryear, Tenn.

Ray Mullins


Ray Mullins, age 79, of San Antonio, Texas and long-time resident of Paris, TN died Monday, October 13, 2014, at North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. 

He was married to Emma Rachel Pinckley Mullins July 1, 1955 and she preceded in death January 10, 2014.   

He was a member of Olive Branch Methodist Church and was a retired machinist from American Bridge Co. in Gary, IN.

Ray was born August 25, 1935 in Dyersburg, Tn to the late Hurley D. Mullins and the late Jessie Isabell Mullins.

He is survived by his  Two Sons,  Eddie (Diane) Mullins of San Antonio, Texas,  Jimmy (Lisa) Mullins of Katy, Texas;  Two Sisters,  Marie Mullins of Paris, Tenn,  Juanita Smith of Cottage Grove, Tenn,  Four Grandchildren, Aaron (Shauna) Mullins, Lindsey (Kai) Nyby, Bryce Mullins, and Blake Mullins;  Seven Great Grandchildren, Kai Nyby, Grey Nyby, Charlie Nyby, Phillip Mullins, Tera Mullins, Lexie Mullins, and Eli Mullins.       

Besides his wife and parents, Ray was preceded in death by a Sister, Carolyn Whitson and  Brothers, Hurley Mullins, Jr., Robert Mullins, and Frank Mullins.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 2 – 6 pm Thursday, October 16, 2014 and from 9 - 10 am Friday, October 17, 2014. The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 10:00 AM Friday, October 17, 2014.

Mike Wimberley will officiate. Pallbearers will be Aaron Mullins, Bryce Mullins, Blake Mullins, Charles Mullins, and Kai Nyby. 

Interment will be at Olive Branch Cemetery in Cottage Grove, Tenn.


Wynona Dunlap

Wynona "Tootsie" Dunlap, age 79 of Paris, died Monday October 13th at Paris Health Care Center.

Wynona loved to sing gospel music, enjoyed arts, crafts and gardening. She was a long-time member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 10am until service time on Wednesday October 15th at McEvoy Funeral home.

Funeral is a t 1pm with burial to follow in the New Beaver Dam Cemetery.

Nora McCartney

Nora Jean McCartney age 91 of Paris, TN died Sunday October 12, 2014 at the Rose Stone Retirement Community in Paris, TN.

Jean was married to Harlan McCartney March 22, 1946 and he preceded in death on July 9, 2012.   She was a member of First Baptist Church where she belonged to the Lydia Dorcas Sunday School Class.

She formerly co-owned McCartney Produce in Paris, TN with her husband for many years. She was a Lifemaster of the American Contract Bridge League.  She was a past president of the Ladies Golf Association and the Ladies Bridge Association. Jean was born June 3, 1923 in Bradford, TN to the late Rupert William Pate and the late Mary Pearl Wahl Pate.


Jean is survived by her One Son,  Pate Lloyd McCartney of Brentwood, TN;  Two Grandchildren, Meagen McCartney-Margolis of Los Angeles, CA,  Lindsey (Joseph) McCartney DiDia of San Jose, CA.

Besides her husband and parents, Jean was preceded in death by a Son, Michael Harlan McCartney;  Sisters, Thelma Grooms, Inez Thomas, Katie Lee Belew, and Hazel Wilkes;  Brothers, Dale, Cecil and L.M. Pate. 

Visitation will be at Ridgeway Funeral Home from 4 -7 pm Tuesday October 14, 2014 and after 9 am Wednesday until the service at 11 am Wednesday October 15, 2014 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.   
Trent Bullock, Paul Veazey and Larry Simmons will officiate.     Pallbearers will be Jerry Bowden, Jim Adams, Steve Greer, Lee Greer, Phil Routon, and Don Davenport.

Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Paris, TN.


Carolyn Williams

Carolyn Williams, age 74, of Springville, Tenn., died Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Vanderbilt Univ. Med. Center in Nashville, Tenn. 

She was married to John William "Johnny" Williams in May of 1957 and he survives.

She owned and operated Buchanan  Resort with Johnny since the mid 60's and she was a member of Russwood Baptist Church.

Carolyn was born October 14, 1939 in Springville, TN to the late John David Buchanan and the late Mable Williams Buchanan.

Besides her husband, she is also survived by her One Daughter,  Pam (Rusty) Robison of Springville, Tenn; One Son,  John D. (Vonda) Williams of Springville, Tenn;  Five Grandchildren, Rebecca (Clint) Stewart, Derrick Williams, Leah, Rachel and Hannah Robison;  Two Great Grandchildren, Caroline and Cora Stewart;  One Niece, Kim (Tom) Wilson of Springville, TN and One Nephew, Randy Scarbrough of Paris, TN. 

Besides her parents, Carolyn was also preceded in death by Two Sisters, Elrita Scarbrough, and Betty Dyer.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Sunday, October 12, 2014 and from 9 – 11 am Monday, October 13, 2014.   The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Monday, October 13, 2014.

David Alan Jackson will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Brian Allen, Dwayne Lax, Tom Wilson, David King, Bob Cathey and Bobby Dyer.

Interment will be at Williams Cemetery in Springville, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to:  American Heart Association, P.O. Box 409410, Atlanta, GA  30384-9410

Kathy Speight

Kathy Speight, age 76, of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, Tenn. 


She was married to Wayne Speight April 18, 1958 and he survives. She was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church and was a retired Quality Control Inspector for Solitron INC. in West Palm Beach, Florida. She enjoyed traveling and camping in her RV.


Kathy was born August 31, 1938 in Dover, TN to the late Clayton Coppedge and the late Minnie Brewer Coppedge Hatfield.


Besides her husband, Kathy is also survived by her Two Nieces, Julia Ann Greene of Springville, TN, Colleen Coppedge of Maynardville, TN.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a Brother, Billy Frank Coppedge.        


Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 12 – 2 pm Monday, October 13, 2014.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of  Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Monday, October 13, 2014.


Corey Cain will officiate.  Interment will be at Walker Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to:  Maplewood Baptist Church Building Fund, 8700 Highway 218 By-pass, Paris, TN  38242.

Betty Lou Spears, age 84, of Paris, Tenn., died Wednesday, October  8, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn.   

She was married December 5, 1947 to Walter Scott Spears Jr. he preceded in death December 7, 2003. 

Betty was a former clerk at Walmart in Paris for 18 years and a Member of First Christian Church in Paris. 

She was born October 18, 1929 in Decatur, IL to the late Everett Leland Becker and the late Viola Catherine Alexander Becker. 

She is survived by her  One Daughter,  Cathy (Donald) Brown of Athens, Tenn;  Three Sons,  Brian Spears of Athens, Tenn,  Alan (Dotty) Spears of Sparta, Tenn,  Robert Spears of Milan, Tenn;  Two Brothers, Larry Gene Becker of Decatur, Ill,  Gary Lynn Becker of Decatur, Ill;  Seven Grandchildren;  Eight Great Grandchildren;  Special Neighbor, Lindell Chrisman of Paris, TN;  Special Friends, Dorothy Lloyd, Carol Hammonds, and Mae Futrell of Paris, TN.   

Besides her husband and parents, Betty was also preceded in death by a Brother, Leland Max Becker.         

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 11 am – 1 pm Saturday, October 11, 2014.   The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 11, 2014. 

Cory Glover will officiate.   Pallbearers will be Lindell Chrisman, Donald Brown, and Lynn Spears. 

Interment will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn. 


James H. Wilson

 

James H. Wilson, age 93 of Paris, died October 7th at Morningside of Paris.

He was a member of First Christian Church for over 70 years and also served as a Deacon. He was a member of Paris Rotary Club, Life member of the Elks Lodge and was the last living charter member of the Paris Country Club where he also served three terms as President. James attended Clemson College in South Carolina until he was drafted in 1941. James was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and was stationed at Camp Tyson for three years where he met his wife Annie Thompson. He then served in the South Pacific Campaign as First Sargent in the Medical Division and was a Bronze Star recipient.

There will be a graveside service at 11am on Thursday October 9ath at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery.

Elizabeth Homer

Elizabeth Jennifer Homer, age 82, of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, October 4, 2014, at her residence in Paris, Tenn.

She was married to Ralph Lincoln Homer and he preceded in death.

Elizabeth was born April 14, 1932 in Boston, MA to the late James Wardon and the late Effie Wardon.

She is survived by her Three Daughters,  Debra (Mike) Perry of Paris, Tenn,  Pattiann Hogan,  Janet (Michael) Hart;  One Son,  Paul Jones;  Local Grandchildren, Ashley (Jeff) Lawrence of Kirksey, KY, and Christopher Holmes of Paris, TN, and 12 other Grandchildren;  Two Great Grandchildren, Brayden Holmes and Haylee Lawrence. 

Besides her husband and parents, Elizabeth was also preceded in death by a Brother, James Wardon.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.

She is to be cremated with a Memorial Service at a later date in Massachusetts with burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts where her husband is buried.  

James Chadwick

 

James B. Chadwick, age 93, of Greenfield died Saturday October 4th at his residence.

He was a WWII Navy Veteran. He worked for and retired for the Millwrights and Carpenters Union after being a member for 50 years.

Visitation will be Monday October 6th from 12-1p at McEvoy Funeral home. Funeral service will be at 1pm Monday, with burial to follow at Walker Cemetery.

Cindy Gail Robbins, age 52, of Paris, died Thursday October 2nd at her residence.

Visitation will be Tuesday October 7th from 1-2pm, with a Memorial service at 2pm on Tuesday at McEvoy Funeral home.

Billy Buie

Billy Earl Buie, age 35, of Paris, Tenn., died Sunday, September 28, 2014, at Vanderbilt Univ. Med. Center in Nashville, Tenn. 

He was a member of Birds Creek Baptist Church and he worked at Mike's Muffler in Paris, TN for several years as shop supervisor.  Billy was also a US Army veteran that served in Iraq.

He was born June 4, 1979 in Ft. Campbell, KY.  He is survived by parents, William T. Buie and Ila Fay Taylor  Buie of Paris, TN.

He is also survived by his  Three Sisters,  Diana Walters of Paris, Tenn,  Linda Buie of Paris, Tenn,  Donna (Ray) Perkins of Mansfield, Tenn;  Three Brothers,  Larry Buie of Paris, Tenn,  Danny Buie of Paris, Tenn,  David (Linda) Buie of Ledbetter, Ky;  Several Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, and Uncles; and Two Special Friends, Misti Edwards and Jessica Willis.          

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.

He will be cremated. Memorial Visitation will be from 1 – 2 pm Saturday, October  4, 2014 at Ridgeway Funeral Home with a Memorial Service at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Saturday, October  4, 2014.

Chad Kennedy will officiate. Burial will be in Birds Creek Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to:The Buie Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, P.O. Box 788, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN  38242.


Theresa Bottoms

Theresa Lynn Bottoms, age 57, of Paris, Tenn., died Monday, September 29, 2014, at her residence in Paris, Tenn. 

She was a Baptist in faith and formerly worked at the Catfish Restaurant in McKenzie. Theresa was a Graduate of McKenzie High School.

Theresa was born December 28, 1956 in McKenzie, TN to the late Ed Pruitt and the late Doris Higgins Pruitt.

She is survived by her  One Daughter,  Brandi (Jeff) Simmons of Paris, Tenn;  Two Sons,  Jeremy (Wendy) Pruitt of McKenzie, Tenn,  Matt (Eva Feezor) Beal of Glendale, Ky;  One Sister,  Carol Blassingame of McKenzie, Tenn;  Eight Grandchildren, Justin and Josh Pruitt; Ladreaques, Lashayla, Lariaya, and Lakiaya Simmons; Matthew and Parker Beal.

Besides her parents, Theresa was also preceded in death by a Son, Christopher Pruitt; Sisters, Marilyn Paschall and Kim Boyd; and Brother, Keith Pruitt.      

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.

The Funeral Service will be Graveside at Enon Cemetery in McKenzie, TN at 10:00 AM Thursday, October  2, 2014.

Jesse Hedges will officiate.  Interment will be at Enon Cemetery in McKenzie, Tenn

Blyrna Scarborough

Blyrna Bly Scarborough, age 82, of Paris, Tenn., died Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at her residence in Paris, Tenn. 

She was a Former Register of Deeds in Henry Co. Tennessee and a former greeter at Wal-Mart for several years.   She also enjoyed playing cards very much.

Blyrna was born December 14, 1931 in Springville, TN.   She was the daughter of the late Wilbur Scarborough and the late Nellie Vera Allen Scarborough.

She is survived by her  One Sister,  Nell McBride of Paris, Tenn;  One Sister-in-law, Edith Bomar of Paris, TN;  Three Grandchildren, Justin Carter of Big Sandy, TN,  Johnathan Raymond Dunlap of Washington, Jamie Dunlap of Washington;  Three Nieces, Gail Crouch of Paris, TN,   Linda Cherry of Paris, TN,  Norma Knott of Paris, TN;  One Nephew, Carl Wright of Cumberland City, TN.

Besides her parents, Blyrna was also preceded in death by a Son, David Dunlap;  Sister, Frances Wright;  Brothers, Dave Scarborough and Lewis Scarborough;  Nephews, Mike Sweeney and Lane Wright.          

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 2 – 4 pm Sunday, October  5, 2014.     The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of  Ridgeway Funeral Home at 4:00 PM Sunday, October  5, 2014.

William C. "Billy" Dunlap will officiate.   Cremation will follow the service. 


Bobby Davis

Bobby Davis, age 69 of Paris, died Wednesday September 24th at the Henry County Medical Center. Memorial Service will be held at a later date.


Rudy Williams

Rudy R. Williams, age 85 of Paris, died Wednesday September 24th at the  Paris Healthcare Center.

Visitation will be 4-8pm Friday September 26th and after 9am Saturday September 27th at McEvoy Funeral home. The funeral will be at 11am Saturday with burial to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Barbara Ann Middleton, age 84, of Cottage Grove, Tenn., died Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at her residence in Cottage Grove, Tenn. 

She was married June 30, 1962 to Jack L. Middleton, and  he preceded in death May 12, 2011.

Barbara was a retired secretary for Nomac Printing Co. in IL. She was a member and treasurer of the Newcomer's Card Club. She enjoyed gardening, working in her yard, spending time with family. She also enjoyed baking Christmas cookies and bread and cooking for her family.

She was born July 13, 1930 in Elgin, IL to the late Frederick Pulver and the late Rose Hirshbrunner Lindenmann.

She is survived by her  Two Daughters,  Carolyn (Charles) Thompson of Sugar Grove, Ill,  Lori (Christian) Federman of Montgomery, Ill,  Three Sons,  Steven (Sherri) Middleton of Cottage Grove, Tenn,  Andrew (Carol) Minneci of Memphis, Tenn,  Robert (April) Middleton of Montgomery, Ill;  One Sister, Shirley Wiederkehr of Woodstock, Ill; 17 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren; Many sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws, and several Nieces and Nephews and loving friends. 

Besides her husband and parents, Barbara was preceded in death by a Son, Bruce Hanks;  sister, Margaret Krinkey; and brother, Frederick Pulver. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn..

Barbara is to be Cremated.   No visitation or service is planned.

 

Dorothy Teague

Dorothy Mae Teague, 93 of Paris, died Monday September 22nd at Paris Health Care Center.

Dorothy was a member of the Melton Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Melton Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 4540 Hwy. 54, Paris, TN 38242.

Visitation will be from 1-2pm prior to the service at McEvoy Funeral home  on Thursday September 25th. Funeral will be at 2pm Thursday with burial to follow at New Hope Cemetery in Mansfield.

Sherry Dean

Sherry Youngblood Dean, age 54, of Paris, Tenn., died Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

She was a Southern Baptist and worked as a Press Operator for 14 years with Dana Corporation.

She was born July 26, 1960 in Paris, TN to the late Jack Nathaniel Youngblood and the late Jean Elizabeth Wade Youngblood.

She is survived by her  Two Daughters,  April Dean of Paris, Tenn,  Racheal Dean & Friend Josh Stout of Paris, Tenn;  Two Sisters,  Sheila (Ronnie) Flood of Paris, Tenn,  Pamela (Alan) Young of Paris, Tenn;  Four Brothers,  Don (Vicky) Youngblood of Dundee, Ohio,  David Youngblood of Claire, Mich,  Kenneth Youngblood of Paris, Tenn,  Jackie Youngblood of Paris, Tenn;  One Grandchild, Chandler Wade Stout of Paris, TN; and several Nieces and Nephews. 

Besides her Parents, Sherry was also preceded in death by a sister, Tracy Youngblood; and Two Brothers, Jimmy Dale Youngblood and Clayton Youngblood.           

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be 10 am – 2 pm Thursday, September 25, 2014. The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Thursday, September 25, 2014.

Tommy Willis will officiate. Cremation will follow the service.

Lena Milam

Lena Milam, age 93 of Henry, died on Saturday September 20th. She was a member of the United Penecostal Church in Paris as well as member of the Ladies Auxiliary.

Visitation will be Tuesday September 23rd at 10am until service time at 1pm at McEvoy Funeral home with burial to follow in New Bethel Cemetery.

Ben Barrett

Ben W. Barrett, age 63 of Paris, died Friday September 19th at the Henry County Healthcare Center. He was a member of Springville Masonic Lodge #130.

Funeral will be held at 11am Monday September 22nd with a graveside service at Walker Cemetery.

Mack Allen

Mack ”Shorty” Allen, age 79, of Henry, Tenn., died Saturday, September 20, 2014, at his residence in Henry, Tenn. 

Mack married Katie "Cookie" Snyder Allen October 18, 1968 and she survives.   He was a member and Deacon at Mansfield Baptist Church.   He Loved his Lord and his family and Grandchildren very much.  Mack was a lifelong farmer and retired after 36 Years at Haldex in Paris, TN.   He enjoyed Fishing and 4-Wheeler riding.

Mack was born May 27, 1935 in Trezevant, TN to the late Homer Allen and the

late Tennessee Josephine Ervin Allen.

Besides his wife, Mack is also survived by his One Daughter,  Katie Jo (Keith) Foster of Henry, Tenn.;  Two Sons,  Eddie Paul (Kim) Allen of Henry, Tenn,  William Mack (Teresa) Allen of McKenzie, Tenn; 

Two Sisters,  Mary Ann (Vernon) Melton of Henry, Tenn,  Judy Rodorigo of Cullman, Ala;  Sister-in-laws, Sue Allen, Virginia Allen, Allene Allen, and Jennie Allen;  Seven Grandchildren, Tyler Allen and special friend Shelby Beecham,  Sarah Allen and special friend Jeremy Wardlow,  Alicia (James) Dyer, Brent Brewer, Jeffrey Allen, Justin (Kara) Owen, and Heather (Brady) Jackson;  Great Grandchildren, Alaina Allen, Alaska Allen, Charli Kate Dyer, Madison Wardlow, Aubrey Jackson, and Emily Jackson.;  and Numerous Nieces and Nephews. 

Besides his Parents, Mack was also preceded in death by Sisters, Lydone Fuller, Lynora Muzzall, Esther Glover, Ima Jean Allen, Billie June Allen;  Brothers, Paul Allen, Lloyd Allen, Henry Ford Allen, Lubie Allen, Virgil Allen, Fred Allen and Billie Nathan Allen.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Monday, September 22, 2014 and from 10 am – 1 pm Tuesday, September 23, 2014. 

The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mark McSwain, Gerry Gallimore, and Earl Williams will officiate.   Pallbearers will be Lonnie Allen, Gary Allen,  Jody Mack Allen,  Mike Allen,  Lynn Melton, Timmy Allen, Kenny Allen, and Billy Allen.       Honorary Pallbearers will be Earl Williams, Roy Lee Ray, Jimmy Hopper, Curtis Neal, Bo Smith and Sammy Conger.

Interment will be at Bethlehem Cemetery in Henry, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to:  Mansfield Baptist Church, c/o Linda Neal, 100 Mansfield Rd., Mansfield, TN 38236   or    Hoof Beats of Hope, 840 Osage Crossland Rd., Puryear, TN  38251.  



Tom Lipps

Thomas C. “Tom” Lipps, age 73, of Murray, Ky., died Thursday, September 18, 2014, at his Residence in Murray, Ky.  

He was married to Anita Rice Lipps Oct. 7, 1967, and she survives.  
Tom served in the US Army, was a Baptist and formerly lived in Alaska for 30 years. He was a former commercial pilot, and was a retired excavating contractor.  He also had farmed the last 13 years and was an avid farm toy collector.


Tom was born October 26, 1940 in Cottage Grove, TN to the late Fugate C. Lipps and the late Irene Davidson Lipps.

Besides his wife, Tom is also survived by his  One Daughter,  Ann (Michael) Flister of Anchorage, Alaska;  Two Sons,  Thomas David (Cheri) Lipps of Anchorage, Alaska,  Randy W. Lipps of Post Falls, Idaho;  One Sister,  Jane (Charles) Lancaster of Dover, Tenn;  One Brother,  James D. (Anna) Lipps of Sterling, Alaska;   Grandchildren,  Ashley, Megan, Jacqueline & Briana Lipps; and Sheila(Kyle) Finch;  Two Great Grandchildren, Camille and Garrett Finch. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Saturday, September 20, 2014 and after 12 pm Sunday, September 21, 2014.   The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Kerry Lambert will officiate.   Family and Friends will serve as Pallbearers. 
Interment will be at Buck Williams Cemetery in Springville, Tenn.
Memorials may be made to:  Endowment Fund, Murray Calloway County Hospital, 803 Poplar St., Murray, KY 42071  Att: Hospice House.

Monnie Van Dyck

 

Alice Martha “Monnie” Frandsen Van Dyck, 93, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Born Dec. 17, 1920 in Scotia, Nebraska, she moved with her family to Omaha where she attended Central Park Grade School and later graduated from North High School. 

Monnie began studying the violin in grade school, becoming concertmistress of her high school orchestra, as well as playing in the Omaha Symphony as a high school student.  She attended Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas for two years and then worked for the U.S. Civil Service in Omaha.  As a member of the Civil Service, she took the opportunity to live and work in Whitehorse, Canada during the WWII building of the Alaska-Canadian Highway.In 1946,

Monnie married John Thomas “Tom”Van Dyck, Jr. of the Van Dyke Community in Henry County.Her first teaching job in Henry County (1946-1948) was at Van Dyke School, a two-room schoolhouse. After raising herfamily and receiving a bachelor’s degree from Bethel University, she continued her teaching career, serving in the English Departments at Cottage Grove School and Henry County High School.  In addition to her love of teaching, her love of music is her legacy.From the time she arrived in Henry County in 1946 until at age 87 when she put down her violin after Palm Sunday services, she played her viola and violin with other Paris musicians at churches, weddings, special events, and for several years with the Jackson Symphony. 

Tom and Monnie were members of First Christian Church of Paris where Monnie taught Sunday school and sang in the choir for many years. After Tom’s death, she married Ernie Goldstein of Paris. Sheenjoyed living in town, joining friends for lunch at Paulette’s, and reading a good book.Monnie is predeceased by parents, Mabel and Dr. Charles Frandsen; brothers, Robert and Herbert Frandsen; sister, Virginia Frandsen Van Dyck; daughter, Nancy Giles Van Dyck; Tom Van Dyck, and Ernie Goldstein. She is survived by sister, Elizabeth FrandsenSeitter; son, Dr. John Van Dyck, III (Lily); daughters, Susan Van Dyck (James Newcomb and his sons Bill and Nathaniel Newcomb), Betty Van Dyck (Charles Barnett), and Jane Van Dyck; and Ernie’s sons, Rusty and Sammy Goldstein.  She is also survived by three grandchildren: Kelley Van Dyck Murphy (Jon), Thomas Van Dyck (Sarah), and Charles Van Dyck and five great-grandchildren: Tyler and Allison Van Dyck, and Isabel, Harris, and Elliot Murphy. 

The family would like to give a special thank you to Loral Underwood, our surrogate sister in Paris, who helped keep Mom strong and to Ruby Evans who taught us how to take care of our mother. 

A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 11:00 a.m.  The family will receive guests from 10:00-10:45 in the sanctuary and then immediately following the service.  Memorial gifts may be sent to First Christian Church of Paris, Helping Hand of Paris, or World Cataract Foundation.

 

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