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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

 


James Cleary

Mr. James F. Cleary, age 85 of Springville passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 at Henry County Healthcare. His funeral service will be 2:00PM Sunday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Gary Collier officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00PM Sunday prior to the service.

James F. Cleary was born on October 4, 1931 in McNairy County, Tennessee to the late Odell Cleary and the late Lena Wardlow Cleary. On June 11, 1950 he married Virginia Hughes Cleary and she preceded him in death on March 11, 2016.  He was also preceded in death by two sons, James "Jim" Cleary in 2001 and Terry Lynn Cleary in 2007; and one brother, Haskell Eugene Cleary.

Mr. Cleary is survived by two grandchildren, James Gene Cleary of Crest Hill, IL and Kelly Lynn Cleary of Villa Park, IL; and three great grandchildren, Amanda, James, and Jcee Cleary.

Woody Robertson

Clarence “Woody” Robertson, age 65 of Paris, TN died Thursday December 1, 2016 at Henry County Healthcare Center.

 

Woody was a Truck Driver for many years.  He enjoyed football, nascar racing, and spending time with his family.  He was well-known as a football and baseball coach in youth sports in Henry County for several years.

 

Woody was born November 8, 1951 in Paris, TN to the late Harley Robertson and the late Marcella Chaffin.

 

He was married on August 1, 1996 to Debora Hubbs Robertson who survives of Paris, TN.  He is also survived by two sons, Chris (Angela) Robertson of Paris, TN, and Dino Robertson of Paris, TN; two daughters, Heather (Nick) Gaines of Pasadena , MD, and Shannon Johnson of Austin, TX; three sisters, Sonna Brockett of Ypsilanti, MI, Marie Hood of Paris, TN, and Bonnie Turner of Colorado; two brothers, Cecil Robertson of Paris, TN, and Billy Chaffin of Denton, TX; five grandchildren, Joseph Robertson, Kayla Robertson, Kayla Smothers, Kevin Smothers, and Daisy Gaines; two great Grandchildren, Nevaeh Sprinkle, and Killian Smothers; and several Nieces and Nephews.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.   His body is to be cremated.  A Graveside Service is tentatively planned for Monday or Tuesday December 5th or 6th at Flatwoods Methodist Cemetery near Big Sandy, TN.

 

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

Robert Lemonds

Robert Gene Lemonds, age 79, of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at Paris Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.

 

He was a member of the Paris Community of Christ.  He was a former owner of Industrial Bearing in Paris, TN, and was a U.S. Army veteran.  He loved his grandchildren, playing cards with them, and singing and playing piano.   

 

Robert was born July 30, 1937 in Big Sandy, TN, to the late George Lemonds and the late Dorothy Evans Lemonds.

 

Robert was married to Barbara Fay Coleman  Lemonds on September 4, 1960, who survives of Paris, TN.  Along with his wife, he is also survived by two daughters, Teresa (Larry) Cloar of McKenzie, TN, and Tammy (Dave) Wilson of Nashville, TN;  three sisters, Linda (Billy) Nance of Paris, TN, Sarah Lane of Paris, TN, and Wanda (Billy) England of Paris, TN; two brothers, Freddie (Georgia) Lemonds of Paris, TN, and Tildon (Margaret) Lemonds of Paris, TN; five grandchildren, Rachel (Logan) Burks, Jared Henderson, Hanna Henderson, Trevor Cloar, and Teyton Cloar;  four sisters-in-law, Betty Lemonds of Cottage Grove, TN, Barbara Lee Lemonds of Paris, TN, Martha Lemonds of Paris, TN, and Carolyn Carraway of Hazel, KY; and one brother-in-law, Darrel (Debbie) Coleman of Friendship, TN.

 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Madeline Collier and Thedia Brown; seven brothers, Milburn Lemonds, James B. Lemonds, Joel Lemonds, Darrel Lemonds, George Lee Lemonds, Johnny Lemonds, and Morris Lemonds. 

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday, December 2, 2016, from 4 - 7 pm, and on Saturday December 3, 2016, from 12  –  2 pm.  The funeral service will be Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 2:00 pm, at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Dale Gallimore and Gary Collier officiating.

 

Pallbearers will be Dale Lemonds, Kenny Nance, Jared Henderson, Teyton Cloar, Trevor Cloar, Lonnie Dicus, Rusty Coleman, and Paul Tanner.

 

Interment will follow in Walker Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Heart Association, 1818 Patterson St, Nashville, TN  37203;  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105;  or  Paris Community of Christ, 1404 Lone Oak Rd, Paris, TN  38242.

Kenneth "Ken" Russell

Kenneth W. "Ken" Russell, age 74 of Paris, TN, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Henry County Medical Center, Paris, TN.

Funeral service 3:00PM Sunday, November 27, 2016 at East Wood Church of Christ with Tommy Russell, Phillip Brown, Corey Sawyers and Roger Banks officiating, burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Visitation after 2:00PM Sunday until service time at East Wood Church of Christ.

Named as pallbearers are Kenny Paschall, Ronnie Adkerson, Jon Piskos, Ed Reagor, Becky Russell Blunkall, Tony Gay, Larry Rayburn and Rommie Wynn.  Named as honorary pallbearers are Gary Ross, Percy Langford, Jodie McCulloch, Clyde Murphy, Howard Hewgley, Frankie McPeak, Jerry York.

He was born January 17, 1942 in Murfreesboro, TN to the late C.W. and Miralee Wright Russell.  On July 11, 1964 he married Lydia Chilcutt Russell, she survives Paris, TN.

Survived by a daughter: Leigh Ann Russell, Paris, TN; son: Bryan W. Russell, Paris, TN; sisters: Becky Russell (Ernie) Blunkall, Hendersonville, TN, Jennie Russell (Bill) Green, Lebanon, TN; brother: Tommy (Joy) Russell, Fayetteville, TN; grandchildren: Hailee Bomar and Hannah Russell, both of Paris, TN; special friend and caregiver: Tony Gay, Paris, TN.

Mr. Russell was a 1964 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where he played on the Blue Raiders baseball team. He was a longtime member of East Wood Church of Christ and was the former owner and operator of Morgan Furniture company for many years. Ken was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed golfing and was a beloved baseball coach in Paris and who’s little league team won the state championship in 1986. Ken is also a member of the Paris Henry County and Rutherford County Sports Hall of Fames.

Memorials may be made to: Tennessee Children's Home, P.O. Box 10, Spring Hill, TN 37174-0010 or to National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800, Miami, FL  33131.

James L. Valentine

James L. “Jimmy” Valentine, Sr. age 71, of Paris, TN, died Friday, November 25, 2016, at his residence in Puryear, TN.

Jimmy was a member of Puryear Baptist Church where was active in Awana’s, and serving in the church kitchen.  He also enjoyed singing at the Puryear Nursing Home every Sunday.  A longtime fireman for the Paris Fire Department, he served from September 24, 1979, to June 15, 2006, when he retired with the rank of Captain.   

He was born July 13, 1945, in Mayfield, KY, to the late David Arthur Valentine and the late Lois Lorene Hodges Valentine.  

Jimmy was married on August 29, 1996, to Vicki Hamilton Valentine, who survives.

Besides his wife, he is also survived by one son, Jim Valentine of Paris, TN; one grandchild, Noah Valentine of Paris, TN; one sister Janna Hughes of Murray, KY; one sister-in-law, Faydette Lenartson of Lagrange Park, IL; three nieces, Heather Hughes of Baltimore, MD, Nita (Paul) Hosso of IL, and Ann Lenartson of IL.; one nephew, Chuck Lenartson of IL; and one great-niece, Kate Hosso of IL.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles H. Valentine.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.   The body is to be cremated.

Memorial Visitation will be Wednesday November 30, 2016 at Ridgeway Funeral Home from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and on Thursday December 1, 2016, at Puryear Baptist Church from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  A Memorial Service will be held Thursday December 1, 2016, at 2:00 pm at Puryear Baptist Church, with Mike Rhodes and Jerry Lee officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Doug Taylor, Prentice Darnell, Gary Gamlin, Gene Schader, Noah Valentine, Chris Vick, and Jim Valentine

Memorials may be made to Caring Hearts Fund, P.O. Box 1030, Paris, TN 38242.        

Rachel Thomas Diggs

Rachel Thomas Diggs, age 99, of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at Paris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

Rachel was born February 7, 1917, in Weakley County, near Dresden, TN, to the late Daniel Walter Thomas and the late Maggie Darnell Thomas.

She attended school in Dresden and Union City, TN, and was a high school graduate.

In 1940, Rachel went to work for Diggs Motor Company in Paris, TN.  She later married James M. Diggs, Sr., son of owner, Ben F. Diggs. 

She was a member of First Baptist Church Paris where she worked in different capacities including the deaf ministry, taught Sunday school, and in the missionary society.

Rachel worked as a volunteer at Henry County Medical Center for 10 years in the gift shop.  She was also a charter member of the Blossom Way Garden Club. 

She is survived by one brother, Ernest Ray (Shirley) Thomas; six grandchildren, Roxanne Taylor, Alane Paschall, Ben Diggs, Marjorie Levey, Richard Russell, and Amanda Futral; two nephews, David Thomas and Gary Thomas; and several other nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by one step-daughter, Dianna Diggs Russell; one step-son, James “Jim” M. Diggs, Jr.; and one sister, Ruth Thomas Doxey.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday November 27, 2016 at Ridgeway Funeral Home from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Dr. Trent Bullock officiating.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Doris Dunlap

Doris Irene Bennett Dunlap, age 88 of Hendersonville, formerly of Como, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Elmcroft of Hendersonville. A Celebration of Life will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home at 1:00PM Sunday, November 27, 2016 with burial to follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery in Como. Bro. Tom Winchester will officiate. Visitation will be from 2:00-6:00PM Saturday at West Harpeth Funeral Home in Nashville and 11:00AM-1:00PM Sunday at McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris prior to the service.

Doris Irene Bennett was born on September 6, 1928 to the late Wesley Bennett and the late Avis Peel Bennett. On November 9, 1946 she married Charles A. Dunlap and he preceded her in death on July 29, 1989. She was also preceded by two sisters, Mazelle Lamb and Marie Paul; and four brothers, Ray, Carl, Neal, and Daryl Wayne Bennett.

Doris is survived by one daughter, Andrea Dunlap of Greenville, NC; one son, Richard (June) Dunlap of Hendersonville, TN; one brother, Thurman Bennett of Chicago, IL; six grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Mrs. Dunlap was a failthful member of Charlotte Road Baptist Church.

Carnell Spaulding

Carnell Spaulding, age 87 of Paris passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Henry County Healthcare. Her funeral service will be at 10:00AM Saturday, November 26, 2016 at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow at Bevil Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00-7:00PM and after 9:00AM all at McEvoy Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Chris Hudgins, Ben Banks, Jimbo French, John Brewer, Tom Mikeska, and Adam Manning.

Carnell Sylvia Willoughby was born February 12, 1929 to the late V.B. Willoughby and the late Cora Thomas Cole. On July 17, 1982 she married Ray W. Spaulding who preceded her in death on February 11, 2007.

She is survived by four daughters, Joyce Hudgins and Janet (Lynn) Banks of Paris, TN; Sandi (Phillip) Manning of Franklin, TN; and Judy Kilburn of Fairview, TN; two sons, David Allen of Paris, TN and Wayne (Carol) Spaulding of Buchanan, TN; ten grandchildren, Jennifer (Tom) Mekeska, Chris (Mandy) Hudgins, Jamie (Adam) Jenkins, Randi Lynn (Jimbo) French, Michelle (John) Brewer, Leslie (Jeremy) Roberts, Adam Manning, Brooke Myatt, Valerie Myatt, and Ben (Veronica) Banks; thirteen great grandchildren, Lauren Stamps, Tia Mikeska, Jesse and Emily Hudgins, Jordon and Bryant French, Carson Lord, Savannah Manning, Natalie Garton, Brady Myatt, Travis Jenkins, Kaydince and Declan Banks; one great great grandchild, Zaylan Stamps; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Mrs. Spaulding was a lifelong member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and a member of West Paris Baptist Church.

Donald Sanders

Donald Sanders, age 75 of Paris, died Wednesday November 23, 2016 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Donald was a member of West Paris Baptist Church, Retired former co-owner with Mike Lamb in the cabinet business, formerly worked at Champion Homes, A member of the Tennessee National Guard from 1962-1968. Loved the St. Louis Cardinals and founding member of the Paris Moose Lodge.

Donald was born June 4, 1941 in St Louis, MO to the late Prince Albert Sanders and the late Mary L. Norwood Sanders.

Donald married Mary Louise Moon Sanders on June 19, 1976 and she survives of Paris, TN; He is also survived by one daughter, Kelly Sanders-Kelley of Nashville, TN; two sons, Michael (Kathleen) Sanders of Franklin, TN; William (Gwen) Sanders of Brentwood, TN; one step daughter Kristy Conger of Knoxville, TN; two sisters, Dianne (Glenn) Hicks of Atwood, TN; Judy Scammerhorn of Paris, TN; seven grandchildren, Morgan Limbaugh, Chase Kelley, Luke Sanders, Owen Sanders, Madeline Sanders, Nolan Sanders and Colin Sanders; two great grandchildren Sophia Pierce and Charlestyn Kate Pierce.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday December 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in Ledon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St. Paris, TN with Entombment to follow in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Rev. Robert Prosser will officiate. Rick Smith, Robby Miller, Richard Dunlap, Sam Mahan, Chase Kelley, Michael Murphey Michael Sanders and William Sanders will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held on Friday December 2, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris and on Saturday December 3, 2016 after 9:00 a.m. until the service at 10:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105

Jerry Mustain

Jerry D. Mustain, age 74 of Paris, died Tuesday November 22, 2016. 

 

Jerry was a member of TVCC and retired as shop foreman for the Henry County Highway after 30 years.  He sold real estate for several years and was also a former auctioneer.  Jerry attended Austin Peay University on a basketball scholarship and was inducted in to the Henry County Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.  He was a US Navy Veteran serving in Vietnam.  Jerry loved University of Tennessee Football, spending time with his grandchildren, and especially family trips to the beach.

                

Jerry was born September 30, 1942 in Paris, TN to the late John Douglas Mustain and the late Thelma Ross Hedges.

 

Jerry married Sherry Hudson Mustain on March 5, 1965 and she preceded him in death on August 28, 2016.  He is survived by one daughter, Stacha (Jeff) McFarland of Paris, TN; one son, Chris (Sherry) Mustain of Paris, TN; one sister, Barbara (Larry) Page of Paris, TN; one brother, Billy (Goldia) Mustain of Pineville, LA; four grandchildren, Jaelan Mustain, Brady Mustain, Keaton McFarland, and Sydney McFarland; and several nieces and nephews. 

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.   He is to be cremated.

 

Memorial Visitation will be Sunday November 27, 2016 at Tennessee Valley Community Church from 2 – 5 pm with a Memorial Service to follow at 5:00 pm with Bro. Steve Gallimore officiating.

Dorothy McClung

Dorothy Perry McClung, age 89 of Paris, TN, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Morning Side of Paris.

Funeral service 11:00AM Wednesday McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Banks of Van Dyke Church of Christ officiating, burial will follow at Palestine Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Leon Bumpass, Charlie Neal, Steve Delaney, Bobby Swayne, Troy Buttrey and Jason Smith.

Visitation 4:00 - 7:00PM Tuesday and after 9:00AM Wednesday.

She was born in Henry County, TN September 7, 1927 to the late Raymond Perry, Sr.  and Lorene Owen McBride.  Preceded by her step-father Claude A. McBride.  On August 23, 1970 she married Loren E. McClung, he preceded December 21, 1996.

Survived by a brother: Ray (Nancy) Perry, Paris, TN; nephew: David R. (Cassandra) Perry, Paris, TN; great-niece: Christy (Bill) Anderson, Paris, TN; great-great-nieces: Lauren Anderson, Paris, TN, Lindsey Anderson, Paris, TN; great-great-nephew: Tripp Anderson, Paris, TN.

Preceded by a great-nephew: Justin David Perry.

Mrs. McClung was a longtime member of the East Wood Church of Christ.  She worked and retired as Paris Group Supervisor from South Central Bell Telephone.  Dorothy also worked eleven years as Deputy for the Election Commission and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Memorials may be made to: Palestine Cemetery Fund, c/o Betty Carter, 3245 Gate 3 Road, Paris, TN  38242

Brenda Carter

Brenda Fay Carter, age 71 of Paris, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00PM Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. Rob Martin of First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00PM Wednesday prior to the service. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Brenda Fay Carter was born October 16, 1945 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Herman Elliott Carter and the late Johnnie Frensley Carter. She is survived by a niece, Christy (Robert) Callison of Henry, TN; and a nephew, Jeff (Peggy) Carter of Huntington, TN; six nieces and nephews, Preston Carter, Kennedy Carter, Landon Carter, Payton Callison, Sydney Smith, and Gracie Smith; one uncle, Dorris Allison; cousin John McDougal; and several Frensley and Turner cousins.

Ms. Carter was a member of First United Methodist Church in Paris. She was an avid gospel and country music enthusiast.

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

Randy S. Connor Jr.

Mr. Randy S. Conner Jr. age 27 of Paris, TN passed away Friday, November 18, 2016. His services are to be announced.

Randy was a member of T.V.C.C. and worked at McCartney Produce. He is survived by parents Randall S. Conner Sr. of Paris, TN and Patricia Baker (Dion) Kintner of Indianapolis, IN; Fiancee'Emma G. Hutson of Paris, Tn; daughter Serenity Kaylee Conner of Paris, TN; twin sons Calvin Lee Conner and Xavier Laine Conner both of Paris, TN; brother Aaron Christopher Conner of Paris, TN; Paternal Grandmother Annie Faye Perry of Paris, TN; Maternal Grandmother Charlotte (Kenny) Wilder, Indianapolis, IN; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Douglas Wayne Mosley

Douglas Wayne “Doug” Mosley, age 70 of Paris, TN, died Friday November 11, 2016 at his residence.

Doug was a member of Palestine Methodist Church and served in the US Navy during the Vietnam Era.    He retired as a teacher from Red Bank High School in Chattanooga, TN and was a former teacher at Henry County High School. Doug received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Memphis State University.   

Doug was born October 27, 1946 in Chattanooga, TN, the son of the late Ernest Mosley and the late Louise Luttrell Mosley.

He was married on March 21, 2006 to Beverley Green Mosley and she survives.  He is also survived by two daughters, Jennifer Cronin of Paris, TN, and Deena (Gary) Nance of Paris, TN; two step-daughters, Stephanie (Dan) Keele of Paris, TN, and Lorie (David) Goodgine of Paris, TN; one step-son, Joel (Athena) Scott of Phenix City, AL; one sister, Brenda (Mike) Adams of Germantown, TN;  and Brother in law Steve Greene of Paris.

Additional survivors include his six grandchildren: Ethan and Elizabeth Cronin, Morgan, Alli, Jordan and Kenzie Nance; and six step grandchildren: Aaron and Brenden Keele, Blake (Hannah) Goodgine, Jack Scott, Megan and Lexie Potter ; and one nephew, Drew Adams.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242.  His body is to be cremated.  A Graveside Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Memorial Cemetery with Roger Veazey officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday at the funeral home from 6:00 – 7:00 PM with Dr. Rob Martin conducting a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM.

Charitable donations may be made to: American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123 Tel: 1-800-227-2345, Web: http://www.cancer.org/ or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 Tel: 1-800-805-5856, Web: http://www.stjude.org/.

Beatrice Jean Hart Raines

Beatrice Jean Hart Raines, age 85, of Paris, TN, passed away Wednesday November 16, 2016 at Benchmark Healthcare of Puryear, TN.

Funeral service 2:00PM Sunday, November 20, 2016 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Corey Cain of Maplewood Baptist Church officiating, burial will follow at Puryear City Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Jason Raines, Dylan McNutt, Mike McNutt, Bryant Peale, Milton Peale and Troy Bruce.

Visitation 4:00 - 7:00PM Saturday and after 12:00PM Sunday.

She was born February 5, 1931 in Henry County, TN to the late James O. and Eunice Paschall Hart.  On July 9, 1948 she married Carl Thomas "Buddy" Raines, he survives, Paris, TN.

Survived by a daughter: Kim (Mike) McNutt, Paris, TN; son: Larry (Pat) Raines, Paris, TN; sister: Lois Peale, Cottage Grove, TN; grandchildren: Jason (Natalie) Raines, Patricia Ramirez, Dylan McNutt, Brittany Espinosa; great-grandchildren: eight; great great-grandchildren: three.

Preceded by a sister: Wilma Ferguson; brother: Dorris Hart and a grandson: James Daniel McNutt.

Mrs. Raines was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church.  She retired from Markel Lighting Company formerly of Paris.

Lucille Boyd

Lucile Boyd, age 96 of Paris, died Tuesday November 15, 2016 at Eiffel Gardens  in Paris.

 

She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.  Lucile formerly worked at Salant & Salant, then at the Grove High School cafeteria and retired from the Henry County High School cafeteria.  She loved going to church and enjoyed gospel singing.  After retirement, she and her husband Leon enjoyed senior social events and were very active. 

 

Lucile was born July 22, 1920 in Paris, TN, the daughter of the late Marshall Mose Clayton and the late Lottie Morgan Clayton.  She was married on August 7, 1954 to Luther Leon Boyd and he died October 22, 2011. 

 

She is survived by one daughter, Charlotte Ann Button of Paris, TN; two sons, Gerald Wayne Boyd of Paris, TN, and Ronald Lee (Betsy) Boyd of Paris, TN; one sister, Tommie Faye McGuire of Paris, TN; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and 4 great great grandchildren. 

 

Besides her husband and parents, Lucile was also preceded in death by two sisters, Brenda May Hicks and Dortha Gean White.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday November 18, 2016 from 11 am – 1 pm with the funeral service at 1:00 pm Friday at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Chad Kennedy and Johnathan Smith officiating.   Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.     

 

Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to: Fairview Baptist Church, 114 Memorial Dr, Paris, TN  38242.

Gerald Pierce

Mr. Gerald W. "Red" Pierce, of Paris, TN passed away Friday, November 11, 2016 at the age of 87. His funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, November 14, 2016 at McEvoy Funeral Home. Visitation will be held after 12:00 PM Noon till service time. Steve Gallimore of TVCC will officiate with burial to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Named as Pallbearers; Chris Busito, Bobby Pierce, Johnny Petrie, Ryan Pugh, Steve Looney, Thomas “Bub” Edwards; Honorary Pallbearer: Mike Prince.

Mr. Pierce was born June 30, 1929 in Springville, Tennessee to the late Henry Pierce and Tiny Mable Hale Pierce. On February 1, 1953 he married Thelma Wade Pierce, who preceded him on June 16, 2015.

Survived by daughter; Connie Looney, of Paris, TN; grandchild; Sarah Looney, of Louisville, KY; great-grandchildren; Trentin and Trey Williams; Simone, Suri and King Floyd; preceded by one brother; Tony Pierce.

Mr. Pierce was a Methodist by faith. He was co-owner and operator of Pierce Brothers Garage for many years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and longtime member and Commander of the local VFW Post.

Patrick Kreg Jackson

Patrick Kreg Jackson, age 50, of Newbern, TN, died Saturday, November 12, 2016, in Newbern, TN. 

Kreg was employed by Ermco in Dyersburg, TN, where he was a welder.  He attended Trimble First Baptist Church and he enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family.

Kreg was born on January 7, 1966, in Paris, TN.   He was married on January 1, 2015, to Christy Vance Jackson of Newbern, who survives.  He is also survived by his mother, Carolyn Medlock (Carl) Minton of Dyersburg, TN.

Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by one son, Jonathan Jackson of Clearwater, FL; one step-daughter, Rayannah Jones of Newbern, TN; one sister, Dawn (Keith) Ozment of Obion, TN; one brother, Scott Jackson of Dyersburg, TN;  one uncle, Leonard Medlock of Paris, TN; two nieces, Aly Parker and Chloe Winn; two nephews, Evan (Nicole) Parker and Zac Parker; and mother-in-law, Wanda Conley of Blytheville, AR.

Kreg was preceded in death by his grandparents, Van and Alma Medlock. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, TN, where the visitation will be from 5 -  8 pm Monday, November 14, 2016, and from 9 - 11 am Tuesday, November 15, 2016.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday November 15, 2016 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Bro. Bill Oakley officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Zac Parker, Evan Parker, Rodney McKinney, Jeff McKinney, Mark Oaks, and Lynn Dotson.

Interment will follow in Jones Chapel Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Carolyn Joyce Ellison

Carolyn Joyce Ellison, age 67 of Buchanan, TN, died Friday November 11, 2016 at her residence in Buchanan, TN.

She retired from Buchanan and Lakewood Schools where she worked in the cafeteria and she was a member of the Buchanan Sewing Circle.

Carolyn was born on May 22, 1949 in Chicago, IL, daughter of the late Johnnie Willis Whitworth and the late Dorotha Francis Rowlett Whitworth.

She married Jr. Ellison on August 28, 1978 he preceded her in death on June 14, 2006.

She is survived by two daughters, Jessica (Chris) Thompson of Buchanan, TN, and Lorie (Kyle) Nash of Cottage Grove, TN; one sister, Sheri (Fred) Vanderpool of Buchanan, TN; four grandchildren, Amber Nash, Carlie Thompson, Kylie Nash, and Mason Thompson; one local aunt, Jean Martin of Buchanan, TN; nephews, Kevin Vanderpool, Jordan Vanderpool, Dawson Vanderpool, and several other nieces and nephews; and best friend, Johnnie Bickerstaff of Buchanan, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, TN.  The visitation is scheduled for Monday November 14, 2016 from 10:30 am  -  12:30 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm Monday November 14, 2016 at Bethel Cemetery in Buchanan, TN with Ed Smith officiating.  

Pallbearers will be Hughlette King, Rick Ellison, Bill Dewees, and Danny Smith. Jerry Bickerstaff, Harold Charles and Dennis Littrell are named as honorary pallbearers.

Melvin R. Duke

Melvin R. Duke, age 66 of Puryear passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at his residence. His funeral service will be Saturday, November 12, 2016 at McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris with Bro. Michael Barnhart of New Bethel Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00PM Friday, November 11, 2016 and after 9:00AM Saturday. Pallbearers for Mr. Duke will be Gary Duke, Larry Duke, Jim Eudy, Ed Eudy, Bob Eudy, John Eudy, and Jim Elkins. Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Winchester and the men of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Melvin Russell Duke was born February 10, 1950 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Thomas Magellan "T.M." Duke and the late Mary Magdalene Stamps Elkins. On February 12, 1967 he married Dianne Faye Matheny Duke and she survives in Puryear, Tennessee.

Besides his wife, he is also survived by two sons, Melvin Russell (Carol) Duke, Jr., of Lakeland, TN and Christopher Wayne (Renee) Duke of Paris, TN; one sister, Cindy (Joe) Gholson of Harrisburg, IL; eight brothers, Gary (Nancee) Duke of Johnston City, IL, Larry (Roni Kay) Duke of W. Frankfort, IL, Jim Eudy of Harrisburg, IL, Ed (Lisa) Eudy of Marion, IL, Bob (Kurt) Eudy of Alton, IL, John (Debbie) Eudy of Harrisburg, IL, Jim (Nina) Elkins of St. Peters, MO, and Tommy Duke; five grandchildren, Allison (Bruce) Hooper of Paris, TN; Aiden Christopher Duke of Paris, TN; Emma Cole Duke of Lakeland, TN; Sara Kate Duke of Lakeland, TN; and Cassandra Morgan of Columbia, TN; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Besides his parents, Mr. Duke was also preceded in death by a sister, Susie Miller.

Melvin was a member and deacon of New Bethel Baptist Church in Paris. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and he was a truck driver.

Jimmy Moseley

Jimmy Moseley, age 82, of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at Oak Manor Health Care Center in McKenzie, TN.

 

He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and a U.S. Army Veteran who served in Korea.  He then served in the TN National Guard with a total of 42 years of service to his country.   He was co-owner and operator of  Moseley's Tree Service with his sons Randy and Chris for several years.  He was also a lifelong member of  the VFW and had worked at Holley Carburetor Plant for 28 years.

 

Jimmy was born August 18, 1934 in McKenzie, TN, son of the late Ernest Leon Moseley and the late Lela Baxter Moseley.

 

He was married on November 18, 1957 to Faye Miles Moseley and she preceded in death on June 10, 2007.  He is survived by his two daughters, Cindy (Jerry) Stutzman of Paris, TN, and Tracye (Kenneth) Peach of Big Sandy, TN; one son, Chris (Angie) Moseley of Henry, TN;  grandchildren, Shaunna Crawford, Miranda Sandoval, Kameron Peach,  Dustin Moseley, Devin Moseley, Justin (Courtney) Stutzman,  Madison Thornton, Sarah Thornton, Hannah Thornton, Michael Deeter,

Jeremy "Bubba" Thornton, Jr., and Brook (Elvis) Ray;  17 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Besides his wife and parents, Jimmy was also preceded in death by a son, Randy Moseley; sisters, Virginia Smith, Ruth Davis, Shirley Brast, and his twin sister,  Janice Monson; and a grandchild, Matthew Carter.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Thursday, November 10, 2016 and from 11 am – 1 pm on  Friday, November 11, 2016.   The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of  Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 pm Friday, November 11, 2016 with Jack Thacker officiating.  Family and friends will serve as pallbearers and the TN National Guard 890 are named as honorary pallbearers.

 

Interment will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to:  Veterans Service Office, Veterans Program of  Henry County, PO Box 7, Paris, TN  38242.

Gabrielle "Gaby" Barrett

Gabrielle "Gaby" Roberts Barrett, age 61 of Puryear, passed away Friday, November 4, 2016 at her residence.

Gabrielle Monique Barrett was born September 8, 1955. She is survived by one daughter, Casey (Darrel) Hicks of Big Sandy, TN; one son, Eric Roberts of West Palm Beach, FL; one sister, Susan Blaugrund of Cleveland, OH; six brothers, Mark (Al) Kaplan of California, Paul (Pat) Olah of Ohio, Bob Roache' of Cleveland, OH, Baron Olah of California, Kieth Olah of California, and Herbie Giddings of Ohio; two grandchildren, Hannah Hicks and Garret Hicks; and two special friends, Jay Sullivan and Lorrene "Dorothy" Cyphert. Gabrielle was preceded in death by her parents, Paul John Olah and Gabrielle Olah and one grandchild, Meagan Hicks.

Ms. Barrett attended Holy Cross Catholic Church and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1915.

Patricia “Pat” Elkins

Patricia “Pat” Elkins, age 64, of Paris, TN died Monday, November 7, 2016, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

She was a member of Springhill Baptist Church and had retired from Henry County Nursing Home.

Pat was born January 13, 1952 in Paris, TN.  She is the daughter of William Clayton “W.C.” (Geneva) Elkins of Paris, and the late Pauline Melton Elkins.

She is also survived by her one daughter, Carissa Fair of Booneville, MS; one son, Philip Dale (Heather) Fair of Paris, TN; one sister, Cindy (Dale) Crosno of Paris, TN; two brothers, Larry Dennis Elkins of Paris, TN, and Dale (Pat) Elkins of Chicago, IL; and four grandchildren, Austin Hosford, Haylie Clayton, Dylan Fair, and Britney McDaniel.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  She is to be cremated.  A Memorial Service will be held at Springhill Baptist Church on Saturday November, 12, 2016 with the time to be announced here soon.  Craig Odem will officiate.

Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN  38101.

Gabrielle "Gaby" Barrett

Gabrielle "Gaby" Roberts Barrett, age 61 of Puryear, passed away Friday, November 4, 2016 at her residence.

Gabrielle Monique Barrett was born September 8, 1955. She is survived by one daughter, Casey (Darrel) Hicks of Big Sandy, TN; one son, Eric Roberts of West Palm Beach, FL; one sister, Susan Blaugrund of Cleveland, OH; six brothers, Mark (Al) Kaplan of California, Paul (Pat) Olah of Ohio, Bob Roache' of Cleveland, OH, Baron Olah of California, Kieth Olah of California, and Herbie Giddings of Ohio; two grandchildren, Hannah Hicks and Garret Hicks; and two special friends, Jay Sullivan and Lorrene "Dorothy" Cyphert. Gabrielle was preceded in death by her parents, Paul John Olah and Gabrielle Olah and one grandchild, Meagan Hicks.

Ms. Barrett attended Holy Cross Catholic Church and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1915.

Jackey Evans

Jackey Evans, age 73 of Paris passed away Friday, November 4, 2016 at Paris Healthcare Center. His body is to be cremated and a memorial visitation will be Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 12:00-3:00PM at 655 Chandler Road in Paris, TN 38242.

Jackey Evans was born January 8, 1943 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late John Howard Evans and the late Bertha Alice Brown Evans. On October 1, 2010 he married Ida Geraldine Owens Evans and she survives in Paris.

Besides his wife, Jackey is survived by two daughters, Teresa Gail Mosley of Paris, TN and Melissa Carol (Joe) Waddell of Henry, TN; two step-daughters, Susan Jeanette Davis of Clinton, KY and Cynthia Diane Hargrove of Paris, TN; one sister, Diane Melton of Paris, TN; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; one step-great grandchild; three nieces; and one nephew.

Besides his parents, Jackey was preceded in death by one sister, Peggy McSwain; and four brothers, Wren, Bobby, Billy, and Clell Evans.

Mr. Evans worked for IGA and Kesterson Food Company and was a former member of the National Guard.

Vida Morris Bucy

Vida Morris Bucy, age 84 of Albuquerque, New Mexico passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016 at her residence. Her funeral service will be Monday, November 7, 2016 at 2:00PM at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Campbell of Central Point Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00PM Monday prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Buchanan, Tennessee.

Vida Maxine Morris was born November 18, 1931 in Buchanan, Tennessee to the late Henry Thomas Morris and the late Ballie West Morris. On April 2, 1950 she married Mr. Luther Gordon Bucy who preceded her in death on September 11, 1993.

Mrs. Bucy is survived by two daughters, Jana L. Guindon of Wellsboro, PA and Tonya K. (Reeve) Swainston of Albuquerque, NM; four grandchildren, Hannah Guindon, Austin Guindon, Brooke Swainston, and Wesley Swainston; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Bucy was also preceded in death by four sisters, Lois Curd, Nola Vera Yarbrough, Evelyn Haywood, and Carrie Lodema Perry; and three brothers, Brent Morris, Hafford West Morris, and Charles Edward Morris.

Lois Hearn

Lois Virginia Hearn, age 86, of Paris, TN, died Friday, November 04, 2016 at her residence.

Born June 27, 1930, in Silsbee, Texas, she was the daughter of the late James Thomas Hearn and the late Etta Mary Thomason Allen. She married Melvin Mitchell Hearn December 28, 1975 and preceded in death November 19, 1997.  She was Baptist in faith.

Survivors include her son: Michael Eugene (Vickie) Creel of Nederland, Texas; a son in law and caregiver Joe Tarlton of Paris, TN; four grandchildren: Jennifer (Anthony) Sledd, Stacey Ann Tarlton, who also served as a caregiver, Kristopher Michael (Joanna) Creel and Alicia Lynn (Jonathon) Barker. She also leaves seven great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents , Lois was preceded in death by her 9 other siblings: Ethel Kirkindale, Rena Mae Howell, Leona Cramer, Edith Allen, Aline Neely, Carrie Lei Holland, Elizabeth Harvell, Arthur Milton Allen and Elmer Medford Allen.

Visitation in Paris, TN, will be Monday, November 7, 2016,  at Ridgeway Funeral Home from 4-7PM.

A visitation and funeral service will be held in Silsbee, TX, with burial to follow in the R. S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery in Silsbee.

Virginia Allen

Virginia Mai Allen, age 73 of Henry, TN, died Tuesday November 1, 2016 at her residence.

Virginia was a loyal member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and served as church secretary.  She was an active member of the Henry Bunn FCE and a longtime volunteer for Lifeline Blood Center.  She was an election precinct worker for over 40 years and was very active in the Henry County Fair.  Virginia received the Loyal Patriot of Henry County Award in recognition of her many acts of service for Henry County.  She was recently recognized by Sheriff Monte Belew as an outstanding citizen of Henry County and received a Gold Sheriff’s office Medallion.  She last worked as a cashier/hostess at Ann and Dave’s Resturant in Paris. 

Virginia was born August 24, 1943 in Trezevant, TN, the daughter of the late Clyde Finas Wilson and the late Mairine Arrington Wilson. 

She was married on September 9, 1961 to Fred Gaylon Allen and he preceded her in death on December 18, 2007.   She is survived by her two daughters, Dottie (Mark) McSwain of Jackson, TN, and Dana (Mike) Burnette of Paris, TN; two sons, Lonnie (Rhonda) Allen of Henry, TN, and Gary (Gwen) Allen of Paris, TN; one sister, Sue (Jim) LaFreniere of Cottage Grove, TN; two brothers, Finas (Sarah) Wilson of Mansfield, TN and James Wilson of Paris, TN; 11 Grandchildren, Scott McSwain, Matthew McSwain, Jennea Jenkins, Chris Allen, Katelyn Allen, Derek Allen, Adam Allen, Nathan Gaskins, Colin Gaskins, Dylan Burnette, and Ashley Long;  and 3 great grandchildren, Emily Long, Alliegh Burnette, and Raylinn Burnette.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242.  Visitation will be Wednesday November 2, 2016 at Bethlehem Baptist Church at 4125 Macedonia Rd, Henry, TN 38231, from 4 – 8 pm and Thursday November 3, 2016 from 9 - 11 am also at the Church.   The Funeral Service will be at Bethlehem Baptist Church at 4125 Macedonia Rd, Henry, TN 38231,  at 11:00 am Thursday November 3, 2016 with Bro. Kevin Gallimore and Dr. Mark McSwain officiating. 

All of the grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.  The Henry Bunn FCE is named as honorary pallbearers.

Interment will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Kenneth French

Kenneth D. French, age 63, of Paris, TN, died Monday, October 31, 2016, at his residence in Paris.

Kenneth was Baptist in faith and was a former Sunday School teacher.   He retired as a supervisor from Clifty Farms in Paris.  He enjoyed working and restoring old cars.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge and had served as president.

He was born February 6, 1953 in Chicago, IL, the son of the late H.L. "Kitty" French and his mother, Robbie Jean "Tutti" Lee French of Paris.

He was married on July 11,1970 to Debbie Jackson French she preceded in death on August 25, 2014. 

Besides his mother, he is also survived by one daughter, Cindy (Marty) Woodman of Paris, TN; one son, Dewayne (Pam) French of Paris, TN; one sister, Barbara Gail (Eddie) Booth of Paris, TN; three brothers, Billy Ray (Kim) French of Paris, TN, Larry Dale (Jane) French of Springville, TN, and James Robert "BZ" (Diane) French of Paris, TN; three grandchildren, Mariah (Justin) Harden of Paris, TN, Justin Woodman of Colorado Springs, CO, and Taylor Woodman of Paris, TN;  one great grandchild, Emma Lynn Harden; and special friend, Diana Courtney of Paris, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St,  Paris, TN, where the visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2016 and from 1 – 3 pm Thursday, November 3, 2016.   The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 3:00 pm Thursday, November 3, 2016 with Darren French officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jason French, Blake French, Brian French, Darryl Vaughn, Chris Jackson, and James “Bubber” Booth.  Moose Lodge members are named as Honorary Pallbearers.

Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Billy Owen “Bill” Harber, Sr

Billy Owen “Bill” Harber, Sr, age 90 of Paris, died Monday October 31, 2016 at his residence.

Bill was a longtime member of First Baptist Church where he was a member of  the Men’s Bible Class and served as a Deacon and had taught youth Sunday School.  He was the co-owner of Butler and Harber Shoes in Paris from 1958 until his retirement in 1989.  Bill was a man of God that loved his Church, family, children and grandchildren very much. 

He was born April 3, 1926 in Friendship, TN, the son of the late William Jesse Harber and the late Willie Clendenin Harber.

Bill was married on November 29, 1945 to Hazel Butler Harber who survives of Paris, TN.  He is also survived by one son, Bill (Kay) Harber Jr. of Paris, TN; two daughter-in-laws, JoAnn Harber of Paris, TN and Melanie Harber of Southaven, MS; one brother, Jess Harber Jr. of Melbourne, FL; 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.

Besides his parents, Bill was also preceded in death by two sons, David Harber and Ron Harber; and brother, Bob Harber.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be on Wednesday November 2, 2016 form 4 – 8 pm and Thursday November 3, 2016 from 11 am – 1 pm.  The Funeral Service will be Thursday November 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Dr. Trent Bullock officiating.

Pallbearers will be men from the Men’s Bible Class and the Friendship Sunday School Classes at First Baptist.    Deacons of First Baptist Church are named as Honorary Pallbearers.

Interment will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

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

Evora Allison Hill

Evora Allison Hill, age 89, of Paris, Tenn., died Sunday, October 30, 2016, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, Tenn.

Born July 18, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Charles Allison and the late Sally O'Guin Allison. She married December 24, 1945, to Alfred Jefferson Hill who preceded in death March 12, 1998.  Evora retired from Mar – Kel Lighting company. She enjoyed quilting, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was a member of Bethany Church of Christ.

Survivors include her two daughters: Patricia L. Smith of Paris, Tenn and Diane (Wayne) Fisher of Paris, Tenn; One Sister: Lina Nash of Paris, Tenn.: and one brother: Jimmy (Trish) Allison of Paris, Tenn. Additional survivors include three grandchildren: Tammie (Alan) Jay, Chad (Trina) Fisher and Brad (Beth) Jackson; seven great grandchildren: Carolina, Suzanna and Caden Jay; Emma, Tucker and Audrey Jackson; and Cora Fisher.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son in law: Jimmy Dale Smith; five sisters: Clister Smith, Juanita Allison, Geraldine Lamb, Odessa Cathey and Roberta Triplett along with two brothers: Charles Newton Allison and Edwin Earl Allison.

Pallbearers for the service are Charles Nash, Joey Nash, Jeff Hill, Bobby Triplett, Larry McFarland and Mitchell Evans.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. -P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, November 1, 2016 and from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

The Funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 2, 2016 , with Charles T. Cate officiating.

Interment will be at Walker Cemetery in Paris, Term.

Jane Chenoweth

Jane Chenoweth, age 82 of Paris, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the Henry County Healthcare center.

The funeral will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, October 31, 2016. Dr. Robert Martin of First United Methodist Church will be the minister for the service. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. on Monday prior to the service.

She is preceded by her parents Johnnie and Mary Ruth Neese Chenoweth and her sister Julia “Judy” Chenoweth, preceded 2014, and her aunt Annette Bennett.

Survived by uncle: Robert (Janice) Chenoweth, Springville, Tennessee; and cousins: Priscilla (Jimmy) Gilbreth, David “Butch” (Debbie) Neese, Janice (Paul) Charles, Patsy Walker, JoAnn Filbert, and Kathy Kelly.

Jane was a graduate of Grove High School and Toler’s Business College. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Paris. She worked and retired from the Board of Public Utilities in Paris with over 20 years of service and for the State of Tennessee for 10 years. Jane is survived by special friend and caregiver Nellie Williams, companion Gigi Chenoweth, and a wealth of wonderful friends.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25, Paris, Tennessee or to the charity of your choice.

Martha Carroll

Martha Dell Rockett Carroll, age 88, of Dresden, TN, died Friday, October 28, 2016, at the Weakley County Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Dresden, TN.

Visitation will be at Hodges Chapel Baptist Church near Palmersville, TN  from 5 - 8 p.m.Sunday, October 30, 2016, and from 12 - 2 p.m. Monday, October 31, 2016,  

The funeral service will be at Hodges Chapel Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Monday, October 31, 2016.

Interment will be in Blooming Grove Cemetery near Palmersville, TN. 

Thomas Cochran

Thomas E. Cochran, age 59 of Paris, TN passed away Wednesday October 26, 2016 at his home in Paris.

He was married to Belinda Griffin Cochran October 31, 2000, she survives, Paris, TN.

Survived by his mother: Sarah Scott, sister: Valerie Cochran (Ricky) Caldwell; niece: Elizabeth "Libby" Caldwell; mother-in-law: Mattie Lou Griffin.

Preceded by a sister: Melody Wells.

He  retired from the Engineering Department at Institutional Casework (ICI) in Paris, TN.  He was an entertainer, an avid musician, singer and songwriter.

In Lieu-of-flowers, please make a contribution to your Church, Charity of Choice or to the Hardeman Adoptable Pets, 86 Landfill Way, P.O. Box 513, Bolivar, TN 38008 in "Memory of Tommy Cochran"

Charles Allen McCormick

Charles Allen McCormick, age 78 of Buchanan, TN passed away Thursday October 27, 2016 in Paris, TN.

Funeral service 2:00PM Sunday, October 30, 2016 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Teddy Hill of Jesus Saves Baptist Church officiating, burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.

Named as pallbearers are Jason Chadwick, Justin Chadwick, Allen McCormick, Kevin Capps, David Capps and David Chadwick.

Visitation 4:00 - 7:00PM Saturday and after 12:00PM Sunday.

He was born February 14, 1938 in Buchanan, TN to the late Benard "Elwood" and Normal "Elsie" Bailey McCormick.

Survived by daughters: Patricia Stewart, KY, Leisha Hastings, Buchanan, TN, Karen (David) Chadwick, Buchanan, TN; sister: Norma (Roy) Capps, Rutherford, TN; grandchildren: Jason Chadwick, Justin Chadwick, Allen McCormick, Samantha Tanner, Leann Vallery, Jennifer Oliver, Matthew Brown; great-grandchildren: thirteen and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by a son: Darren McCormick and a grandchild: Maria Oliver.

Mr. McCormick attended Jesus Saves Baptist Church.  He was an automotive mechanic for many years and enjoyed fishing.

Memorials may be made to the C.O.P.D. Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon  Blvd, Miami, FL  33134 or on line at COPD Foundation.

Mary Nell Wimberley

Mary Nell Wimberley, age 83, of Buchanan, TN, died Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

 

Mary Nell retired as office manager for Dr. Garry Grimes, DDS after 23 years.   She was a member of McDavid Grove Baptist Church where she was song leader for 30 years.  She formerly worked at Holley Carburetor Plant and loved spending time with her church, her family, and especially her Grandchildren.

 

She was born February 10, 1933 in Dresden, TN, the daughter of the late Chili Buford Hooper and the late Ethel Lorine Maddox Hooper.

 

Mary Nell was married on June 30, 1963 to Bailey Smith Wimberley of Buchanan, and he survives.  She is also survived by her three daughters, Charlotte (Jimmy) Hudgins of Paris, TN, Tammy (Doug) Muench of Paris, TN, and Denise Foust of Paris, TN;  one son, Danny (Sue) Brown of Port Hueneme, CA;  one sister, Ethel Lou Hooper Hall of Paris, TN; 12 grandchildren;  22 great grandchildren; and 5 great great grandchildren. 

 

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Bailey Smith Wimberley Jr.;  sisters,  Lavergne Hooper Rogers and Era Mae Hooper Conger; brothers, Joseph Hooper, Elmo Garrett Hooper, James Hooper, and John Hooper; and a great grandchild, Nathan Hudgins.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St,  Paris, TN where the visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Saturday, October 29, 2016 and from 12 -  2 pm Sunday, October 30, 2016.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 pm Sunday, October 30, 2016  with Bro. Ray Whitlow officiating.

 

Pallbearers will be Jamie Hudgins, Ben Brown, Jonathan Hudgins, Jesse Cooley, Micah Brown, Philip Robinson, Will Foust, J.T. Hudgins, Brett Dowdy, Seth Hudgins, Alex Dowdy, Isaac Brown, Joseph Hudgins, Owen Brown, Andrew Brown, Noah Robinson, Ezra Robinson, Memphis Tharpe, and Waylon Dowdy.

 

Honorary Pallbearers are Jill Dowdy, Jennifer Robinson, Keturah Weathers, Katie Foust, Courtney Hudgins, Emily Brown, Allison Brown, Anna Grace Livingston, and Lindsey Hudgins.

 

Interment will follow in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville, TN.


 

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