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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

 

Stephanie Boyd

Stephanie Renee Boyd, age 47, of Buchanan, Tenn., died Thursday, July 28, 2016, at her residence in Buchanan, Tenn.

She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and worked as a Lab Technician at Henry County Medical Center.

She was born May 30, 1969 in Trezevant, Tenn. to her father, Homer Keel of Atwood, Tenn. and her mother, the late Diane Snyder of Trezevant, Tenn.

Stephanie was married on February 11, 1995 to William Timothy "Tim" Boyd.

Besides her father, she is also survived by her one Daughter, Olivia Boyd of Buchanan, Tenn; one Son, William Andrew "Drew" Boyd of Buchanan, Tenn; one Brother-in-law, Terry Boyd of Buchanan, Tenn; and Father-in-law, Jimmy Boyd of Buchanan, Tenn.

She was also preceded in death by her Mother-in-law, Jacqueline "Jackie" Boyd.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 11 am – 1 pm Monday, August 1, 2016. The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 pm Monday, August 1, 2016 with Joe Ed Smith officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jack Sparks, Andy Forsythe, Danny Williams, Brian Rogers, Dale Lindsey, and Mark Murphy. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Henry County Medical Center Lab Staff.

Interment will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Buchanan, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Boyd Family, c/o Friendship Baptist Church, 1385 Friendship Rd., Buchanan, TN 38222.


William Timothy Boyd


William Timothy “Tim” Boyd, age 45, of Buchanan, Tenn., died Thursday, July 28, 2016, at his residence in Buchanan, Tenn.

He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and worked as an X-Ray Technician at Murray Calloway County Hospital in Murray, KY.

Tim was born May 17, 1971 in Paris, Tenn. to his father, Jimmy Boyd of Buchanan, Tenn. and his mother, the late Jacqueline "Jackie" Boyd.

He was married February 11, 1995 to Stephanie Renee Boyd.

Besides his father, he is also survived by his one Daughter, Olivia Boyd of Buchanan, Tenn; one Son, William Andrew "Drew" Boyd of Buchanan, Tenn; and one Brother, Terry Boyd of Buchanan, Tenn.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 11 am – 1 pm Tuesday, August 2, 2016. The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 pm Tuesday, August 2, 2016 with Joe Ed Smith officiating.

Pallbearers will be Cutter Lawrence, Tim Hicks, Jerry Grider, Tim Hester, Carter Green and Rob Camper.

Interment will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Buchanan, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Boyd Family, c/o Friendship Baptist Church, 1385 Friendship Road, Buchanan, TN 38222.


Steven Lee Herndon

Steven Lee “Steve” Herndon, age 46, died Tuesday July 26, 2016, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN. Steve had recently been diagnosed with colon cancer.

Born in October 15, 1969, in Paris, TN, he was the son of Danny Herndon of Paris and the late Brenda “Borenda “Dillion Blackburn.  Steve was a self- employed handyman. He worked on homes as well as cars and anything else people ask him to fix. Steve formerly attended Fairview Baptist Church. Besides work, he enjoyed shooting pool, camping, hunting and fishing.

 Along with his father, he is survived by his daughter: Kaylee Lyn Herndon of Smyrna, TN; two brothers: Darrell Ray Herndon of Paris and David Herndon of Mt. Juliet, TN; Aunts who served as caregivers: Linda Berry of Puryear and Judy Tate of Paris; nephews: Justin Ryan Herndon and Bryan Herndon both of Paris; and several other aunts and uncles.

An additional survivor, James Greer of Paris was a special friend along with a caregiver.

Visitation will be held Friday July 29, 2016 at Ridgeway Funeral Home from 4 to 7 pm and continue on Saturday after 12 noon. The funeral service will be held in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home on Saturday at 2 PM, with Richard “Soup” Raymer officiating.

Burial will follow the service in Chalk Hill Cemetery in Camden, TN.

Friends and family members will serve as Pallbearers.

Rubie Melton

Rubie Melton, age 63 of Paris, TN passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 at Oak Manor Healthcare Center in McKenzie,  TN.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

She was born November 26, 1952 in Paris, TN to the late J.W. Marrs and Donna Lee Reynolds Marrs.

Survived by her former husband: Billy Melton, Paris, TN; son: Terry Melton, Paris, TN.

Preceded by a son: Bill Lynn Melton.

Memorials may be made to: McEvoy Funeral Home, P.O. Box 158, Paris, TN   38242.

Debra Dawson

Debra Dawson, age 56, of Henry, TN, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 at her residence in Henry.

Memorial service 12:00PM Saturday, July 30, 2016 at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Visitation  Saturday, 11:00AM  until service time.

She was born April 22, 1960 in Springfield, IL to Harold (Barb) Jones, Springville, TN and Margaret Schuchardt Scott, Paris, TN.  Preceded by her husband Grant Dawson, Jr.

Survived by her Fiance': Jason Webb, Henry, TN; daughters: Jennifer (Jay) Watkins, Paris, TN, Tokafay (Scotty) Hawkins, Puryear, TN; sisters: Megan Jones, Crofton, KY, Maureen (Tommy) Thompson, Paris, TN; brother: Charlie (Melody) Schuchardt, Paris, TN; grandchildren: Lukas Hawkins, Dylan Hawkins, Austin Wilson, Jacob Wilson.

Preceded by grandmother: Emma Pearllene Correll Beagles.

Mrs. Dawson was a Catholic by faith.  She was a school bus driver for the Henry School.  She enjoyed reading books, attending drag racing, doing arts and crafts, flea markets and shopping.  Debra dearly loved her family especially her grandbabies.  Memorials may be made to: McEvoy Funeral Home, P.O. Box 158, Paris, TN  38242.

Karen Vogt

Karen A. Vogt, age 67, of Paris, TN passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris.

Memorial visitation 2:00 - 4:00PM Thursday, July 28, 2016 at McEvoy Funeral Home.

She was born March 18, 1949 in Chicago, IL to the late Sigurd and Elinor Martins Fanuelsen.

Survived by daughters: Diane (Dennis) Mewes, Puryear, TN, Dawn Vogt, Chicago, IL, Debbie Vogt, Chicago, IL; son: David Vogt, Chicago, IL; twin sister: Kathryn (Currie) Clement, Tucson, AZ; sister-in-law: Dolores Fanuelsen, Hutley, IL; grandchildren: seven; great-grandchildren: two.

Preceded by a brother: Douglas Fanuelsen.

Mrs. Vogt was dearly loved by her family and friends. She will be missed.

Buddy Parrish

Buddy E. Parrish, 87, of Cape Girardeau died July 24, 2016 at his home.

He was born February 28, 1929, at Palmersville, Tennessee, to Yancy B. and
Hilda G. Pentecost Parrish.

He grew up on the family farm in northwest Tennessee near Cottage Grove. In
1966, he bought farm land in Tennessee and became a "weekend farmer,"
raising small acreage of soybeans, corn and beefalo cattle. The farm was
sold in 2008.

He and Marsha M. Savers were married November 20, 1971.

Parrish graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1947.

He was inducted into the US Army on November 21, 1950, serving during the
Korean conflict as a corporal, stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, an
instructor of light infantry weapons. He received an honorable discharge on
Nov. 21, 1952.

After his discharge, he worked at the atomic plant in Paducah, Kentucky
until 1955, when he went to college at Memphis State University, graduating
in 1958.

He was a senior sales specialist with the Upjohn pharmaceutical company
(which later became part of Pfizer) for 31 years, working in Mattoon,
Illinois for 10 years; then transferring to Cape Girardeau, retiring in
1990. In the seventies and eighties, he won five national sales awards.

He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Harold O. Grauel Lodge # 672 (receiving his 50-year pin in 2010), Masonic York Rite bodies and
charter member of the Cape Shrine Club. He was also affiliated with Cape
Rock Chapter #60, Order of the Eastern Star, Elks Lodge # 639 and Troop 2,
Boy Scouts of America as an assistant scoutmaster for a number of years.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years; daughters, Tammy Parrish (Jim
Heirbaut) of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Pene (Chris) Schrock of Mattoon;
a grandson, Hunter Allen Parrish of Cape and granddaughters Ella Heirbaut of
Amsterdam and Jennifer Ronstadt of Mattoon; a brother, Ted L. Parrish of
Cottage Grove, Tennessee; and a sister, Mary Carrell of Paducah, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Shawn Parrish (2007); and
two sisters, Sue Elliott and Pat Miller.

Visitation will be at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel 4:00 to 8:00 pm
Thursday, July 28, 2016 with a Masonic service at 7:00 pm.

Funeral services will be at Centenary United Methodist Church 9:00 am
Friday, July 29, 2016. A one-hour visitation will be held at Ridgeway
Funeral Home from 2:00-3:00 pm Friday in Paris, Tennessee followed by a
graveside service at 3:30 pm at Walker Cemetery near Cottage Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the
Shriners Hospital for Children, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis MO
63131-3597.

Online condolences may be sent to Ford and Sons Funeral Home at
www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.

Pattie Poole

Pattie Sue King Poole, age 82 of Greeneville, TN formerly of Paris, went to be with the Lord Saturday, July 23, 2016. She passed away at Laughlin Healthcare Center in Greeneville.

Service will be Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in Paris with Joey Tillery of First Baptist Church in Greeneville officiating.

Named as pallbearers are Tim King, Trent King, Justin Flanagan, Rusty Buford, Collin King and Tyler King.  Airman 1st Class Lee Kimes will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Visitation 9:00 - 11:00AM Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Survived by her husband George Arthur Poole, Sr. Flora, MS, they were married September 20, 1980; daughter: Traci King (Rusty) Buford, Coldwater, MS; sons: Timothy (Stacy) King, Afton, TN, Trent (Kathy) King, Brandon, MS; grandchildren: Collin King, Tyler King, Lauren King, Justin Flanagan, Jason King, Lisa Spurlock, Kristene Davis; great-grandchildren: Aiden Flanagan, Anniston Flanagan, Lee Kimes, Katie Kimes and Emily Davis.

Preceded by her parents: Elmo Cates and Imogene Bennett Cates Bomar; step-father: Ralph L. Bomar and husband: Robert Freeman King.

Pattie was a member of Rheatown United Methodist Church in Rheatown, TN.  She was a dedicated and loving mother who enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family.

Joanne Baker

Joanne Williams Baker, age 79, of Paris, TN, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at  St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN.

Funeral service 10:00AM Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Van Dyke Church of Christ with church minister Bro. Roger Banks officiating, burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

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

Visitation after 9:00AM  Thursday at the Van Dyke Church of  Christ.  

Mrs. Baker was born in Paris, TN to the late Roy and Frances Cowan Williams.  On June 2, 1956 she married Gene Baker, he survives, Paris, TN.

Survived by a daughter: Marsha Baker Diaz, Mt. Juliet, TN; son: Mike (Amy) Baker, Madison, AL; grandchildren: Lacey Gray Weaver, Katelyn Diaz, Alyssa Baker, Cole Baker; great-grandchildren: Kaden Weaver, Kenslee Weaver; sisters: Helen Freeman, Paris, TN, Betty (Jerry) Casteel, Paris, TN, Patricia Luckinbill, Phoenix, AZ; sister-in-law: Alicia Williams, Belleview, TN; several nieces, nephews and special friends.

Preceded by sisters: Dorothy Wimberley Pounds, Nancy Moon Greer; brother: John Williams and Fred Nolan, preceded as a child.

Memorials may be made to the Van Dyke Church of Christ, c/o Terry Wilkinson, 3530 Van Dyke Road, Paris, TN   38242.

LaRue McClure

LaRue McClure, age 81 of Como, TN, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at her residence in Como, TN.  A private, family service will be held.

Don Green Sr.

Don “Smooth” Green, Sr., age 83, of Paris, Tenn., died Monday, July 18, 2016, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

Don began his love of golf  at an early age while working as a caddy in Humboldt, TN.   He was a former miner in Colorado for 12 years and also worked as Route Salesman for White Company and Dollar Amusement Co. for several years.   Don served in the National Guard for 8 years.   He was a lifelong avid golfer, with 3 hole-in-ones, with 1 of them coming at age 80.    He had been a Paris Country Club member since 1976.

He was born May 23, 1933 in Humboldt, TN to the late Idus Martin Green and the late Fannie Lorine Kolwyck Green.  He was raised by his step-mother, Annie B. Kolwyck Green after the death of his mother.

He is survived by his four Daughters,  Stephanie Green & Special Friend Dale Russell of Springville, Tenn, Jodie (Brian) Matthews of Huntingdon, Tenn,  Donna (Paul) DuPree of Milan, Tenn, and Jennifer (Michael) Cook of Spring Hill, Tenn;  two Sons,  Donald "Buddy" (Debbie) Green, Jr. of Puryear, Tenn, and Jason (Brittney) Green of Camden, Tenn;  one Step Brother,  Bob Kolwyck of Germantown, TN;  12 Grandchildren, Rachel Stigall, Jerry Stone,  Brian Patterson, Amanda Patterson, Andrew DuPree, Dena Bell, Olivia Cook, Lilah Cook, Zane Green, Amber Boone, Heather Tharpe, and Ellee Green; and 17 Great Grandchildren.

Besides his Parents and Step Mother, he was also preceded in death by a Daughter, Dena Delisa Green; a Brother, Jerry Thomas Green and a Grandchild Easton Lee Green.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Saturday, July 23, 2016 and from 1 – 3 pm Sunday, July 24, 2016.   The  Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 3:00 pm Sunday, July 24, 2016.  Larry Hollingsworth will officiate.    Pallbearers will be Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, and all of his golfing buddies are to be Honorary Pallbearers. 

Interment will be at Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Paris, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to:  Easton’s Angels, PO Box 1371, Paris, TN  38242.

Robert Lindsey

Robert Dale Lindsey, age 59, of Tiptonville, Tenn, formerly of Paris, died Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Reelfoot Manor Nursing Home in Tiptonville, Tenn. 

 

He formerly worked at Mar-Kel Lighting and  K.T. Clay Co.

 

He was born October 16, 1956 to the late Martha Frances Lindsey.

 

He is survived by his one Sister, Joyce Lindsey of Hornbeak, Tenn; and one Niece, Angela Lindsey of Hornbeak, TN.

 

Besides his mother, he was also preceded in death by a Sister, Judy Lindsey.       

 

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

 

A Graveside Service was held at Chapel Hill Cemetery at 3:30 pm Sunday, July 17, 2016.

 

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