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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries




Kenny Knobbs

E.M.T. and Firefighter, Kenny Knobbs, age 58 of Millington, TN died Saturday May 16, 2015 at his residence.

His funeral service will be 1:00PM Saturday May 23, 2015 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Gerald Prior of New Life Community Church of Joelton, TN officiating, burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Visitation 10:00AM Saturday until time of service.

He was born in Springfield, IL to the late Kenneth William Knobbs and Dorothy Mae Gray Harbauer. On April 18, 1981 he married Sherry Powell Knobbs, she survives, Millington.

Survived by a son: Adam Knobbs, Millington; half-sisters: Sharon (Kevin) Johnson, Chatham, IL Betty Atkinson, Salem, IL,  Kathleen Doutch, Yorba Linda, CA; half-brothers: Jim (Loraine) Davis, Staten Island, NY, John Davis, Springfield, IL and numerous, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceded by a half-sister: Anabelle Williams; twin brother in infancy: Kenton William Knobbs; half-brothers: William Knobbs and Richard Davis.

Kenny was in the United States Marines for eight years.

George Cebelak

Funeral service 3:00PM Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Mike Stacey and Anthony Turner of Buena Vista Baptist Church, Somerset, KY, officiating, burial will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery, Cottage Grove (Henry County), TN.

Visitation 12:00PM Saturday until service time.

He was born in Detroit, MI to the late George and Rita Spratke Cebelak. On May 23, 1993 he married Paula J. Moon Cebelak, she survives.

Survived by daughters: Christine Cebelak, Lapeer, MI, Elizabeth (Steve) Alvarez, Madison, WI, Erin McGowan, Ferndale, MI; sons: Mark Cebelak, Madison Heights, MI, Jon Cebelak, Hazel Park, MI, Robert (Beth) Cebelak, Lake Orion, MI, Michael McGowan, Batesville, AK; sisters: Joanne (Bob) Beedle,, L'Anse, MI, Debbie (Greg) Vandervennit, Morrice, MI; brother: Greg (Diana) Cebelak, Peterborough, Ontario, nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews.

Jettie Starkey

Angeletta “Jettie” Curtis Starkey, age 63, of Nashville, Tenn, formerly of Paris, TN, died Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tenn.

She was married January 9, 1984 to John W. Starkey and he survives.    She was a homemaker and formerly worked at Plumley Rubber Co. in Paris, TN. She loved and enjoyed her Grandchildren and her cat.

She was born January 14, 1952 in Newport, TN to the late Everette Headrick and the late Dorothy Fancher  Headrick.

Besides her husband, she is also survived by her  Two Daughters,  Ashley (James) Scoggins of Smyrna, Tenn,  Tiffany Castleman of Chickamauga, Ga;  Two Grandchildren, Baylee and Quinn Scoggins;  and Mother-in-law, Bettie Starkey of Cottage Grove, TN. 

Jettie was also preceded in death by her Brother, Eugene Headrick.       

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

No visitation is planned. There will be a Graveside Service at Olive Branch Cemetery at 1:00 pm Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

Mike Wimberley will officiate. Pallbearers will be Johnathon Miller,  Tyler Miller, Tom Totty,  Phillip Peery,  Joshua Peery,  and James Hixson.    

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

Memorials may be made to: Alive Hospice, 1710 Patterson St., Nashville, TN  37211   or    Olive Branch Cemetery Fund, c/o Earl Davis, 1680 Hwy 140 N.,  Cottage Grove, TN  38224.

Helen Wimberley Farmer

Mrs. Helen Marie Wimberley Farmer passed from this life to life eternal with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 15, 2015. She was 87 years of age and her death was the result of a short term battle with cancer.

Mrs. Farmer was born in the Springville community on March 29, 1928, as the daughter of Dennis and Marybell (Atchison) Wimberley, both of whom proceeded her in death. She graduated from Puryear High School in 1946 and went into nurses training at Henry County General Hospital. It was there that she met a young Army veteran, just home from World War II. Paul Farmer swept her off her feet and came to be the love of her life. They were married on December 7, 1946, and had 58 years together before he passed away in 2005. Their union produced three children.

Mrs. Farmer was truly the matriarch of the family and leaves behind a legacy of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who will forever be influenced by her strong faith. Children are: Johnny and Steve Farmer, both of Springville, and Pam Farmer-Walker, of Smyrna. Mrs. Farmer had an especially close relationship with her two daughters-in-law, Johnny’s wife, Marian Tyler Farmer, and Steve’s wife, Lyn McDonald Farmer.

Grandchildren include: Rusty Farmer and wife, Candise (Moody) of Paris; Jody Farmer and wife, Beth (Steedly) of Camden; Amy Lamping and husband, James, of Clarksville; Chasity Jackson, of White House; and Cody Walker and his fiancé, Trisha Spears, of Morrison.

She also had seven great grandchildren, who were so precious to her: Julia Helen, Jack Ryan, and Benjamin Paul Farmer; James Tyler, Harper Rose, and Johnny Tucker Lamping; and Hayden Davis Spears Walker.

Additionally she leaves a sister, Sue Medlock, of Paris, two sister-in-laws, Marcy Wimberley, of Paris, and Jean Wright, of North Carolina, along with numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Wimberley.

She was a member of Springville Baptist Church for most of her life. She served her church in a variety of capacities, including being a Sunday school teacher, and since the 1970s led the Women’s Missions group. She worked for the school systems in both Paris and Henry County from 1971 until her retirement. She was a teacher’s aide and worked in a number of different schools including Springville, Buchanan, Inman, and Rhea.

In addition to working for the school system, Mrs. Farmer was a farm wife who worked beside her husband on their farm, known as Lakeside, where they raised registered Polled Hereford Cattle.  But of all the jobs she ever had, being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother was the one she treasured the most.

Visitation will be at Ridgeway Funeral Home on Saturday evening, May 16, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be officiated by her son, Johnny Farmer, who is the pastor of Bethany Baptist Church. The service will be both a worship and a celebration of the life of Helen Farmer and will be conducted by her family at Springville Baptist Church on Sunday, May 17, at 2:00 p.m., with a brief visitation starting at 12:30 p.m. She will be laid to rest beside her husband at the Poplar Grove Cemetery.

Flowers are beautiful, but their beauty fades so quickly. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to one of the following entities, all of which Mrs. Farmer supported:

Enough Grace Ministries 
P.O. Box 502, Paris, TN 38242

Harvest Outdoor Ministries 
P.O. Box 502, Paris, TN 38242

Springville Baptist Church W.O.M. 
10415 Elkhorn Rd., Springville, TN 38256

Nancy Rhodes

Nancy L. Rhodes, age 74 of Puryear, died Sunday May 10th at McKenzie Regional Hospital.

There will be a creamation with a Celebration of Life Service to be held later.

James Thomas Hobbs

James Thomas Hobbs, age 74, of Cottage Grove, died Tuesday May 12th at Jackson Madison County Hospital.

Visitation will be Saturday May 16th after Noon until service time at 2pm at McEvoy Funeral home.

Burial will follow in Walker Cemetery.

James was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church in Palmersville. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. James also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Elizbeth Surrat

Elizabeth Mary “Liz” Suratt, age 72, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Monday, May 11, 2015, at her residence in Clarksville, Tenn.

She was married to James Ronald Suratt in 1974 and he survives.    She Retired after 34 years from the U.S. Civil Service as a Intel Security Specialist with a rank of G.S. 12.    She was a Member of the Molly Pitcher Association and she was also an amazing dancer and line dancing instructor.

Liz was born July 6, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire to the late Carolous Trottier and the late Irene Thornton Trottier.  

Besides her husband Ronald, she is survived by her  Three Daughters,  Jamie L. Southerland of Lawton, Okla,  Julene D. (John) Campion of Allentown, Pa,  Jennifer M. (Crystal) Suratt of Dayton, Ohio;  Three Sons,  Michael S. (Renee) Pierce of Piedmont, Okla,  Matthew T. (Amber) Suratt of Clarksville, Tenn,  Marty S. Suratt of Clarksville, Tenn;  One Sister,  Judith Patterson of Chandler, Ariz;  Three Brothers, David Trottier of Rogersville, Mo,  Jonathan Trottier of St. Roberts, Mo,  Paul Trottier of Mesa, Ariz;   Grandchildren,  Dustin, Dillon, and Dakota Southerland,  Shayna Sanders, Pierce Campion,  Kirsten "Kiki" Pierce, Alec Pierce,  Destani, Jeffrey, and Justice Suratt;   Great Grandchildren,   Mecaila and Paisley Southerland,  Grayson and Addalynn Sanders,  and Tristyn Pugh.  

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 10 am to 12 pm Friday, May 15, 2015.    The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 12:00 pm Friday, May 15, 2015.  

J.W. Higgins will officiate.   Family and Friends will serve as Pallbearers.    

Interment will be at Locust Grove Church of Christ Cemetery in Bradford, Tenn.

Flowers will be Loved and Appreciated but memorials may also be made to The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or  cancer.org.

Marie Wood

Longtime member of Maplewood Baptist Church, Marie Hill Wood, age 87, of Paris passed away at her home Monday, May 11, 2015.

Her funeral service will be Thursday May 14, 2015 2:00PM at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Veazey officiating, burial will follow at Palestine Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Paul Wood, Steve Clendenin, Gary Hill, Dudley Pate, Richard Owen and Dean Slaughter.

Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Wednesday and after 11:00AM Thursday until service time.

She was born August 20, 1927 in Paris to the late Richard Lee "Jack" and Mary Elizabeth Hudson Hill. One February 22, 1946 she married Grover Davis "Woody" Wood, he preceded March 6, 1997. They had three daughters: Jan (Mike) Wilson, Paris, Tammy (Gary) Vandiver, Paris and Anne Evans, she preceded September 13, 1999.

Survived by grandchildren: Lauren (Randy Nelson) Wilson, Jordan (Nathan) Planchon; great-granddaughter: Jaelyn Wilson; brother: Charles (Pat) Hill, North Hodge, LA and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by sisters: Frances Routon, February 27, 2000, Mary Hill in infancy and a brother: Earl Hill, June 16, 1974.

Marie enjoyed her family and especially loved her grand and great-grandchildren. A family member said that she was a lady of strong Christian values and the absolute best wife, mother, grandmother and friend that anyone could have. She worked and retired from Holley Carburetor Plant formerly of Paris.

Memorials may be made to: Maplewood Baptist Church Building Fund, 8700 Hwy 218 Bypass, Paris, TN 38242.

Donald Barnett, Sr.

Donald Henry “Don” Barnett, Sr., age 64, of Buchanan, Tenn., died Sunday, May 10, 2015, at his residence in Buchanan, Tenn.  

He was married May 5, 1970 to Brenda Yeadon Barnett and she survives.   Don was a member of Point Pleasant Baptist Church.     He was an avid eagle collector and he enjoyed spending time with his wife, family and his 2 dogs.

He was born June 21, 1950 in Nashville, TN to the late Herman C. Barnett and the late Margaret Rupley Barnett.

Besides his wife Brenda, he is also survived by his  One Son,  Donald Henry Barnett, Jr. of Buchanan, Tenn;  Two Sisters,  Jane (Phil) Riveria of Nashville, Tenn,  Stella Barnett of Florida;  Five Brothers,  Herman (Brenda) Barnett of Florida,  John Thomas Barnett of Atlanta, Ga.,  George Barnett of Madison, Tenn,  Walter (Sandy) Barnett of Nashville, Tenn,  and Fred Barnett of Madison, Tenn;  Grandchildren, Jacob Quentin Barnett, Alaina Nicole Barnett, and Devan Ray Barnett.

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

The body is to be cremated with a Memorial Service to be announced soon.

Jerry Lemonds

Jerry E. Lemonds, age 53, of Paris, Tenn., died Sunday, May 10, 2015, at his residence in Paris, Tenn. 

Jerry was a Cattle Farmer and Owner and Operator of Lemonds Lime Service.

He was born April 12, 1962 in Paris, TN to the late Ernest Lemonds and the late Marisceale McDaniel Lemonds.

He is survived by his  One Brother,  Tommy Lemonds of Paris, Tenn;  Aunt,  Lucille Melton of Puryear, TN;  Uncle,   Paul (JoAnn) Lemonds of Florida;  Cousins,   Brenda (Chris) Hendrix of Paris, TN,  Linda (Darrell) Partin of Florida,  Barbara Lemonds of Michigan,  and Robert Lemonds of Virginia.

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

No visitation is planned.   The service will be Graveside at Hillcrest Memorial Park at 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Randy Stephens will officiate.    Pallbearers will be Jason McDaniel,  Jamey Tosh, John Petrie,  Austin French,  Brian French, Shane Cox, and  Luke Cuthbertson.

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

Brandon Lee Mullins

Brandon Lee Mullins, age 22, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, May  7, 2015, at his residence in Paris, Tenn. 

Brandon was a 2011 Graduate of Henry County High School.

He is survived by his  Mother,  Kimberly Ann Burcham Stepp of Paris, TN;  Father,  Larry Joe (Brenda) Mullins of Milan, TN;  Brothers,  Christopher Mullins of Paris, TN,  Josh Mullins of Greenville, MO;  Sister,   Courtney Stepp of Paris, TN;  Grandparents,   Carol (James) Clary of Cottage Grove, TN;  Grandfather,   Jimmy Burcham of Cottage Grove, TN;  Special Friends,   David and Mary Webb of Paris, TN;  and Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

He was preceded in Death by:  Grandfather,  Hurley Mullins, Jr.,  Grandmother,   Ruby Frances Mullins,  and Grandmother,  Betty Sue Burcham. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday, May 11, 2015.    The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 pm Monday, May 11, 2015. 

Clayton Williams will officiate.    Pallbearers will be Ryan Satterfield,  Zachary Ballay,  Tylor Gamlin,  Michael Guffey,  Gregory Britt,  and  Robert Milliken. 

Interment will be at New Valley Cemetery in Gleason, Tenn.

Charles Lampkins

Charles E. Lampkins, age 72, of Cottage Grove, Tenn., died Wednesday, May  6, 2015, at Jackson Madison Co. Gen. Hosp. in Jackson, Tenn. 

He was married Dec 21, 1963 to Carolyn K. Nichols Lampkins and she survives.  Charles was a self- employed plumber and electrician for many years.   He enjoyed raising cattle.

He was born October 18, 1942 in Paris, TN to the late Hayden Lampkins and the late Willie Mae Morris Lampkins.

Besides his wife, he is also survived by his  One Daughter,  Lisa Bradshaw & Special Friend Kasey Watkins of Cottage Grove, Tenn;  One Son,  David (Maggie) Lampkins of Cottage Grove, Tenn;  Four Sisters,  Nancy Mitchell of Paris, Tenn,  Betty Stephenson of Paris, Tenn,  Diane Strahan of Michigan,  Jan Lampkins of Dickson, Tenn;  Grandchildren,  Brandi (John) Brown of Paris, TN,  Joey (Kristen) Lampkins

of Cottage Grove, TN,  and  Emily Lampkins of Cottage Grove, TN;  Great Grandchildren,   Averie Brown and James Brown.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.  There will be a  Graveside Service at  Walker Cemetery at 1:00 PM Friday, May  8, 2015.

Dale Gallimore will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Dennis Bush, Pinky Williams, Leon Bumpas, Jim Pennington, David Lampkins, and Joey Lampkins.    

Interment will be at Walker Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

William Greene

William J. “Bill” Greene, age 67, of Paris, Tenn., died Wednesday, May  6, 2015, at Jackson Madison Co. Gen. Hosp. in Jackson, Tenn. 

Bill was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.   He retired from Advance Auto as a Training Coordinator in Cocoa Beach, FL.   He also retired from the US Navy after 25 years.   He was a Vietnam Veteran and member of the American Legion Post 89 in Paris.

He was born January 17, 1948 in Lenoir, NC to the late John McKinley Greene and the late Jessie Mae Harrison Greene.

He is survived by his  Three Sons,  Richard Jason (Amy) Greene of Benton Harbor, Mich,   William J. Greene, II of Kansas City, Kan,  John Thomas (Johnna) Greene of Kansas City, Kan;  One Brother,  Paul D. (Ernestine) Greene of Cocoa Beach, Fla;  Grandchildren,   Erin Greene,  Abby Greene, John Greene II,

Isaac Greene, and Khloe Greene. 

Bill was also preceded in death by a  Sisters,   Edna Ballew and Judy Ballew;  Brothers,   John E. Greene and  Larry D. Greene. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.   He is to be cremated.   No visitation is planned.   There will be a Memorial Service at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 pm Saturday, May  9, 2015. 

Longtime friend Rev. Richard Denton will officiate.

Sam Dycus

Sam D. Dycus, 70, of Buchanan, TN died at his residence Wednesday May 6th after a short illness.

He retired in 2011 from the maintenance department at Paris Landing State Park. Worked as a welder for 25 years, member of the Boiler Maker's Union and a 50 year member of Masonic Lodge #95 out of Dyersburg, TN.

Funeral service will be Saturday May 6, 2015 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Gallimore, TVCC, officiating, burial will follow at Dyer County Memorial Gardens in Dyersburg with Masonic Ritual.

Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Friday and after 10:00AM Saturday until service time at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Doug Bortner, Lynn Steele, Waylon Rushing, Scott Marshall, Jeffrey Dycus, Connor Dycus and Noah Dycus. Stuart Vigneux will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Sam was born in Dyersburg September 23, 1944 to the late Edward E. and Mabel Pace Dycus. On June 26, 2003 he married Toni Marshall Dycus, she survives, Buchanan.

Survived by a daughter: Jessica (Waylon) Rushing, Paris; sons: Nicholas D. (Sebrina) Dycus, Gray, TN, Steven B. Dycus, Dyersburg; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded by a brother: Richard D. Dycus.

Angela Freeman

L.P.N., Angela Odom Freeman, age 39, of Jackson formerly of Henry County, died Monday at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Her funeral service will be at 2:00PM Thursday May 7th at McEvoy Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Pierson of Fellowship Bible Church, Jackson, officiating, burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris.

Visitation will begin at 11:00AM until time of service Thursday.

Angela was born in Puryear, TN to the late Carmen C. and Shirley Uhler Odom. On September 18, 2010 she married Mikela Freeman and he survives in Jackson, TN.

Survived by her sons: Andrew Crawford, Nashville, Peyton Lee Freeman, Jackson; sister: Teri Smith, Cullman, AL; brothers: Randy Smith, IL, Brian Smith, IL and Kevin Odom, MS.

She was a member of Pond Creek Methodist Church in Crockett County. She was a loving wife and mother.

Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, Mid-South Division, 2935 Hwy 45 Bypass, Jackson, TN 38305

Myree Smith

Funeral service 2:00PM Tuesday May 5, 2015 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. Rob Martin of First United Methodist Church officiating, burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are David Parks, Ricky Parks, Larry Parks, Andy Jackson, Adam Jackson and Emory Bradley. Glen Jackson, Gordon Owen, Jeff Tucker and Charlie Bumpas will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation 12:00Noon until service time Tuesday.

She was born in Henry County to the late Earley F. and Jannie Williams Smith. On December 11, 1946 she married Aubrey J. Cox, he preceded August 22, 2013.

Survived by a sister Earline (Charles) Green, Paris; sister-in-law: Geraldine Smith, Paris and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews.

Preceded by a sister: Verdell Burnette; brothers: Elroy Smith and Herlon Smith.

Myree was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church. She worked with Holley Carburetor formerly of Paris for 29 years and worked in the office of the Holley Credit Union when it was first organized and located in the Holley Carburetor factory. Myree enjoyed traveling and was a lifetime member of the Fish Fry Sams Camping Club.

Nola Swift

Funeral service Monday May 11, 2015 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Ross of Thompson Creek Baptist Church officiating, Burial will follow at McRae's Chapel Cemetery in Benton County, TN .

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Sunday May 10, 2015 and after 1:00PM Monday until service time.

She was born in Paducah, KY to the late Milton Gaylon and Elta Mouzy McGregor. On January 8, 1949 she married Joseph T. Swift, he preceded July 18, 2000.

Survived by daughters: Brenda (Kenneth) Brinegar, Sandwich, IL, Charlotte (Ron) Dwyer, Lockport, IL, Dory (James) Martin, Aurora, IL, Kathy Swift, Paris, Sandra Fredrick, Paris; sons: Joe (Pam) Swift, Jr., Mountain Home, AR, Timothy Swift, Paris, Michael McGregor, Aurora, IL; nineteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Preceded by daughters: Wendy Garrison, Sharon Swift; sisters: two and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Swift was a Baptist by faith. She was a homemaker who enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wallace Lassiter

Wallace Edward Lassiter, age 78, of Puryear, Tenn., died Monday, May  4, 2015, at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn.  

Mr. Lassiter was married to Jerry Clark Lassister Aug. 24, 1956, and she survives.    He was a self employed farmer for many years.   He served as a deacon at Hazel Baptist Church where he was a member. He was a Past Director of Farm Bureau, the Henry County Fair Board and the Henry Farmers Co-op.   He was an avid bird hunter and shared this hobby with others while operating Wally's Game Farm.

Wallace was born February 18, 1937 in Crossland, TN to the late Dallas Lassiter and the late Maxine Paschall Lassiter.

Besides his wife he is also survived by his  Three Daughters,  Lanita Lassiter of Puryear, Tenn,  Denise (Michael) Wichlan of Frisco, Texas,  Dawn (Rick) Harvey of Knoxville, Tenn;  One Son,  Sandy Lassiter of Puryear, Tenn;  One Sister,  Kathy (Richard) Ball of Cottage Grove, Tenn;  Grandchildren,  Michael Lassiter,  Chelsey Lassister, Baylee and Maddie Wichlan, Chelsea (Cody) Penticuff, and Ashlyn Harvey;  Great Grandchildren,  Aubree Penticuff and Corbin Hale;  Sisters-in-law,   Sandra (Frankie) VanDyke, Wanda (Mackie) Gallimore, Marilyn Clark and Carolyn Clark;  and  Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Wallace was also preceded in death by a Brother,  Billy Frank Lassiter;  and Brothers-in-law,  Robert and Joel Clark. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.  Visitation will be at Hazel Baptist Church from 4 – 8 pm Thursday, May  7, 2015 and from 9 - 11 am Friday, May  8, 2015.    The Funeral Service will be at Hazel Baptist Church in Hazel, KY at 11:00 am Friday, May  8, 2015. 

Rev. Wayne Carter, Rev. Tim Cole, Rev. Brent Lee, Rev. Michael Wichlan, and  Rev. Joel Frizzell will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Scott Barrow, Kevin Bomar, Kenny Kingins, Mitch Jackson, Chris Miller, and Greg Story.   Honorary Pallbearers will be  Rodney Adams, Ronnie Bell, Frank Cole, Carl Dalton, Harold Fancher, Jessie Fox, Danny Gallimore, Tommy Hammond, Thomas Paschall, Gerald Ray, Franklin Rogers, Eddie Shankle, Ray Spots, Bob Samuelson, Geno Steinburg, Tommy Dan Story, Adolphus Stubblefield, Richard Vance, Jeff White, Harold Wilkinson, Terry Lassiter, and Tim Brannon

Interment will be at Walker Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to: Henry County Relay for Life, P.O. Box 1505, Paris, TN  38242  or  Hoofbeats of Hope, 840 Osage Crossland Rd., Puryear, TN  38251   or    Hazel Baptist Church, P.O. Box 129,  Hazel, KY  42049.  

Madalyn Bertouille

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and care-giver Madalyn Joyce Bertouille went to be with the Lord on May 3, 2015.   She passed away at Henry County Medical Center.

Visitation will be at Ridgeway Funeral Home Friday May 8, 2015 from 4 -  8 pm and Saturday May 9 after 9:30 am until the service at 10:30 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.  Services will be conducted by Rev. Larry Simmons and Dr. Trent Bullock, with music provided by Dr. Scott Shepherd. Pallbearers will be Son-in-Law,  Gary Graves, granddaughters,  Sarah Bertouille and Andrea Graves, and Grandsons, Ethan Graves, Micah Graves and Michael Bertouille.   Entombment will follow in the  Rose Lawn Mausoleum in Paris. 

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert “Bob” Bertouille.  They married August 22, 1952. 

She is also survived by a Daughter, Diane (Gary) Graves  of Trenton, TN;  Son, Paul (Jan) Bertouille of Paris, TN;  Daughter-in-law, Rebecca Bertouille of Palmyra, IN;  Sister, Naomi (Doug) Stewart of Whittier, CA;  Grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Bertouille,  Michael Timothy  Bertouille,  Andrea Marie Graves, Ethan Dickson Graves,   and Micah Bertouille Graves.

Madalyn was preceded in death by a Son,  Timothy Wallace Bertouille in 1984, and a Granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Bertouille  in 1989. 

Madalyn was born in Detroit, Michigan to the late Claude Wallace and the late Florence Sternberg Wallace.   She graduated from Henry Ford Community College, in Dearbom, Michigan.   She was employed as a stenographer at Chrysler Corporation in Detroit but her main focus in life was being a loving and devoted wife and mother. 

Madalyn was one of the original members of the Helping Hands and served for many years until her home going.   She was actively involved in First Baptist Church.   She was a Sunday School teacher, youth music choir assistant, and sang in the Senior Choir for over 30 years.  She was involved in the Gideon ministry for 43 years with her husband. She served in many officer positions including state Vice-President.   Her love for the scripture distribution to the  nursing field for over 30 years in Paris was one of her favorite passions.   She also served in the local Henry County Jail Ministry for over 14 years.   Through her death, she continues to serve others as she was  an Organ Donor.    She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends but we all rejoice in her home going to be with the Lord.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gideons International, Henry County Camp, P.O. Box 583, Paris, TN  38242  or  First Baptist Church,  313 North Poplar St.,  Paris, TN  38242.


Walter Epps

Walter Reed Epps, age 85, of Puryear, Tenn., died Monday, May  4, 2015, at his residence in Puryear, Tenn. 

Walter married Claudean Windsor Epps December 16, 1983 and she survives.    He retired as a supervisor from SKW Metal and Alloys in Calvert City, KY after 34 years of service.  He was a US Army Veteran and an avid Hunter.

He was born May 19, 1929 in Benton, KY to the late Herman Epps and the late Adelle Cochran Epps.

Besides his wife Claudean, he is also survived by his One Daughter,  Felicia Epps of Paducah, Ky;  Two  Sons,  Chris Epps of Paducah, Ky,  Curtis (Tammy) Epps of Paducah, Ky;  Step Daughter,  Rita (Donnie) Cook of Springville, Tenn;  Three Step Sons,   Tommy (Kathy) Cox of San Antonio, Texas,  Jacky (Rose) Cox of Benton, Ky,  Kenneth (Teresa) Cox of Ogden, Utah;  Two Sisters,  Wilma Bowles of Camden, Tenn,  Verda Plant of New Johnsonville, Tenn;  One Brother,  Ernest (Louise) Epps of Benton, Ky;  Grandchildren,  Jonathon Stephenson,  Ashley Epps, and Jack Epps;   Step Grandchildren,  Mindy (Bryan) Lamb,  David Winters, Stacy (Mercedes) Witt,  Josh Cox, John (Emily) Cox, Brandi Cox,  Charita Salmon, Kayla Cox,  Justin (Brittany)Cox,  Brandon (Kaleigh) Cox,  Bryan (Loretta) Cox, and Brent Cox;  Step Great Grandchildren,  Drake Younger,  Jade Younger, Laken (Micheal) Price, Julie Ann Cox,  Amy Elizabeth Cox, Landen Cox, Zachary Salmon,  Austin Salmon, Jaxon Cox, Haven Cox,  Kian Cox, Tegan Cox, Jayden Cox, and Khloe Cox;   and  Great Great Grandchild,  Sophia Price. 

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a Sister,  Grace Thompson, and Brothers,  H.H. Epps, Jr. and Joe Morris Epps. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Tuesday, May  5, 2015 and from 10 am – 1 pm Wednesday, May  6, 2015.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 pm Wednesday, May  6, 2015.

Family and Friends will Speak at the service.     Pallbearers will be  Tracy McKinney,  Steven Dabb, Hunter Taylor,  Grant Hunter,  Tom Frommell, and  Bobby Deitz. 

Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Linda Hargrove

Linda Hargrove, age 70, of Paris, died May 1, 2015 at Paris Health Care.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

She was born September 3, 1944 in Murray, Kentucky to William Herbert Rumfelt and Roberta Elizabeth Bucy Rumfelt.

Linda was formerly married to James Franklin Hargrove, he preceded her in death.

Linda was a sitter and caregiver for many years. Her grandson, who affectionately knew her as "Nanny" said that she spent her life takign care of others and would always be his devoted hero.

She has one daughter, Stephanie Hargrove, of Paris, and a son, James "Jimmy" Hargrove of St. Petersburg, FL. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Bell.

Her brothers, Bill Rumfelt and Joe Rumfelt, also preceded her in death.

Besides her parents, she is survived by her grandchildren, Jake Hargrove, Robert Worrall, Devin "Doo Dog" Worrall, Zach Hargrove, and preceded in death by Amanda Lynn Worrall.

She is also survived by longtime friends, Diana(Robert) Dunlap, Lynn Morgan and Shirley Lockhart.

Myree Smith Cox

Myree Smith Cox, age 88, of Paris, Tenn., died May 2, 2015, in Paris, Tenn.

Myree was born December 1, 1926, in Henry County, Tennessee to Earley F. Smith and Jannie Williams Smith, both preceded in death.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 5th, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at McEvoy Funeral Home. The funeral will take place Tuesday, May 5th at 2:00 p.m. Dr. Rob Martin of First United Methodist Church will officiate.

Pallbearers will be David Parks, Ricky Parks, Larry Parks, Andy Jackson, Adam Jackson and Emory Bradley. Honorary are Glen Jackson, Gordon Owen, Jeff Tucker, and Charlie Bumpus.

She married Aubrey J. Cox on December 11, 1946 and he preceded her in death on August 22, 2013.

Myree was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church. She worked with Holley Carburetor for 29 years and worked in the office of Holley Credit Union when it first organized and was located in the Carburetor factory. Myree enjoyed traveling and was a lifetime member of the Fish Fry Sams Camping Club.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Verdell Burnette and two brothers, Elroy Smith and Herlon Smith.

She is also survived by a sister, Earlene(Charles L.) Green of Paris and a sister-in-law, Geraldine Smith, of Paris. As well as nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Terry B. Tharpe

Terry B. Tharpe, age 88, of Paris, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Henry County Medical Center in Paris.

He was born September 19, 1926 in Mansfield, Tenn., to Tom and Viola E. Tharpe, both deceased. He was also proceeded in death by a son, Joseph Teague, 3 sisters and 4 brothers. He was educated in the Henry County Schools and was self-employed.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Stephens Tharpe, step-sons, Kenneth and Reginald Guyton, daughters, Barbara Tharpe and Betty Grisby, of Illinois, 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, brother, Jettie (NamSon) Tharpe and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was a member of Sparks Street Church of Christ.

Visitation will be Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1:oo p.m. with funeral to follow at Sparks Street Church of Christ. Brother Edward Howard, Eulogist.

Burial in Greenwood Cemetary.

Trinity Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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