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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries

 

 

 

Larry Page

Larry Page, age 67 of Paris passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018 at his residence. His memorial service will be 3:00 P.M. Saturday, September 29, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with his friends and family officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 P.M. Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Walton Larry Page was born April 11, 1951 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Ralph Page and the late Vivian Miller Page. On December 11, 1970 he married Barbara Mustain Page and she survives in Paris. He is also survived by a daughter, Bonnie (James) Williams of Paris; two sons: David (Dana) Page and Ross (Ashley) Page, both of Paris; three sisters: Helen Borens, Martha (Ronnie) Porter, and Eva Cassidy all of Dover, TN; three brothers: Anderson (Helen) Page, Daniel (Judy) Page, and Joe (Patsy) Page all of Dover, TN; eleven grandchildren: Dustin and Michael Brown, Katie Jo Williams, Ryan (Delilah) Page, Austin (Ashley) Page, Brooklyn (Cain) Page, Cutter (Briley) Page, Tattum Page, Kiara Page, Levi Page, and Daniel "DG" McCutcheon; five great grandchildren: Zachary Brown, Whitley Forrest, Sofia Page, Parker Page, and Branson Edwards; and several nieces and nephews that he loved dearly and meant the world to him.

Besides his parents, Mr. Page was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Porter.

Larry worked for the Paris Special School District for 34 years driving the school bus. He loved his job, co-workers, and all the children that rode the bus. He liked to fish and he loved playing Texas Holdem.

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

Shirley Bailey

Shirley Mae Bailey, age 78 of Paris, TN, died Friday, September 21, 2018, in Paris.

She was a member of TVCC, who enjoyed painting and crocheting. She was proud of her Native American Heritage.  Shirley also worked with The Arc, an organization that helps individuals with physical and intelleucatul disabilities.

Shirley was born October 10, 1939, in Ridgely, TN, to the late Amo J.B. White and the late Lillie Mae Lingea Morris.

She was married in August 6, 1960 to Claude Lee Bailey Sr., who preceded her in death October 31, 2001.

She is survived by seven children, Samatha (Richie) Spears of Paris, TN, Sherry (Charlie) Bowden of Paris, TN, Evelyn Jane (Mike) Payne of Terre Haute, IN, Claude Lee (Joanna) Bailey II of Thompson, ND, Justin Micheal Bailey of Paris, TN, and Amo Dale Buie of Tennessee; two sisters, Henrietta Cannon of Romona, CA, and Barbara Ann White of Alabama; one brother, J.B. White, Jr., of Tennessee; and her eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Along with her husband, she is preceded in death by one sister Jennie Allen.

Her body is to be cremated in accordance to her wishes.  Her ashes will be buried next to her husband at Birds’ Creek Cemetery in Paris

Dorothy Ulch

Dorothy Pearl McCaig Ulch, age 75 of Paris, TN passed away Friday, September 21, 2018 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Her body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled.

Dorothy Pearl McCaig Ulch was born December 20, 1942 in Dyer County, Tennessee to the late James Oliver McCaig and the late Dorthey Adell Dunn McCaig Day. On December 20, 1999 she married Leon Ulch and he survives in Paris, TN. She is also survived by a sister, Patsy Rose McCaig of Cadiz, KY; two step-daughters: Kristy (Brian) Ludy of Elkhart, IN and Becky (Carlton) Holland of Cottage Grove, TN; and a special friend, Dorothy Peters.

Besides her parents, Ms. Ulch was also preceded in death by two sisters: Peggy Ann Connell and Betty Jean Owens; six brothers: James Bennett McCaig, Jerry Lee McCaig, Donnie Edward McCaig, Charlie Wayne McCaig, Johnny Gerald McCaig, and William Earl McCaig; and two step-daughters: Laura Wilson and Danna Parker.

Bobby Williams

Bobby Mason Williams, age 85 of Paris, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Henry County Healthcare Center. His funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 21, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Simmons and Bro. Trent Bullock of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday, September 20, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 9:00 A.M. Friday prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Horace Whitehead, David Flowers, Jimmy Williams, Earl Williams, Harrell French, and John Dale French.

Bobby Mason Williams was born September 1, 1933 in Murray, Kentucky to the late Grover C. Williams and the late Lora M. Williams. On September 4, 1955 he married Faye Throgmorton Williams and she survives in Paris, TN. Mr. Williams is also survived by a son, Mark Mason (Meri) Williams of Collierville, TN; three grandchildren: Laura Elizabeth (Andrew) Rice of Springville, TN, Cade Alexander Williams and Samantha Campbell Williams both of Collierville, TN; and one great grandchild, Anderson William Rice.

Mr. Williams graduated from Buchanan High School in 1953. He was branch manager of Commercial Bank & Trust, Co. where he worked for 28 years at East Wood and Henry. He was a member of First Baptist Church and a member of the Paris Masonic Lodge.

Memorials may be made to: Friendship Sunday School Class, c/o: First Baptist Church, 313 N. Poplar St., Paris, TN 38242

Walt Peterson

Walt Peterson, age 69 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, September 20, 2018, at his residence surrounded by family and friends.

He retired after many years as a representative in the manufacturing industry.  He was a member and elder at First Christian Church in Paris.  Walt was also a member, past president, and Paul Harris Fellow of the Paris Rotary Club.  He was a current board member of the Henry County Healthcare Foundation and served on the Henry County CASA board.  He was an avid University of Florida fan and a classic car enthusiast.  Walt loved his wife, his children, his grandchildren, his community, and his Florida Gators.  He fought with inspirational bravery and strength to stay with us and will be missed by many.

Walt was born March 1, 1949, in Wilmington, NC, to the late Robert Homer Peterson and the late Grace Coppage White.

He was married September 2, 1995, to Sally Caldwell Peterson, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by two daughters, Amy Marie Peterson of Nashville, TN, and Bethel (Jeffrey) Arrington of Auburn, AL; one son, Taylor Dean Peterson of Helena, AL; two grandchildren, Sophie Grace Arrington and Molly Rose Arrington; beloved dogs, Boom and Bonnie Blu; mother-in-law, Ann Caldwell of Paris, TN; two brothers-in-law, Bo (Kathy) Caldwell of Paris, TN, and Alf (Jane) Caldwell of Crestwood, KY; one niece, Christy Caldwell of Paris, TN; two nephews, Scott (Erin) Caldwell of Memphis, TN, and Ivan Caldwell of Crestwood, KY; great nieces and nephews, Miller & Eliza Caldwell of Memphis, TN, and Vivian Caldwell of Crestwood, KY; special friends, Christy Jo Harber, Megan Huston, and Maggie Reynolds; and best friends, Bo (Diane) Galloway, Gary (Joanne) Register, and Ted (Lisa) Cason.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  Memorial visitation will be Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at First Christian Church, 101 S. Poplar Street, Paris, TN 38242, with the memorial service to begin at 1:00 pm at First Christian Church, with Cory Glover, Megan Huston, and Christy Jo Harber officiating.

Named as honorary pallbearers are Bo Caldwell, Scott Caldwell, Bo Galloway, Gary Register, Ted Cason, Reed Gaines, Alf Caldwell, Don Coffman, the elders of Paris First Christian Church, and members of the Paris Rotary Club.

Memorials may be made to: 

First Christian Church, Children’s Green Space Project

101 S Poplar Street

Paris, TN 38242

Paris Rotary Club

 

Bill Caldwell Good Citizenship Award Scholarship

P. O. Box 34

402 Lee Street

Paris TN 38242

 

Henry County Medical Center Healthcare Foundation

301 Tyson Ave

PO Box 1030

Paris, TN 38242

Henry County Medical Center Hospice

311 East Wood Street

Paris, TN 38242

 

Henry County Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter

PO Box 639

Paris, TN  38242

Carol Lowe Holdman

Carol Lowe Holdman, age 61 of Mansfield, TN, died Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

She formerly worked at Emerson Electric in Paris.  She loved her dogs and was Baptist in belief.

Carol was born February 1, 1957, in Detroit, MI, to the late Lloyd Lowe and the late Myrtle Burdin Lowe.

She was married in 1992 to Joe Holdman, who survives, of Mansfield, TN.

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one daughter, Tracey (Brian) Kendrick of Winston Salem, NC; one son, Jason Owen of Nashville, TN; three grandchildren, Katlyn Painter of Winston Salem, NC, Molly Painter of Winston Salem, NC, and Braxton (Hannah) Owen of Enid, MS; and one great grandchild, Kinsley Owen.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Paschall.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  Memorial visitation will be Friday, September 21, 2018, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at Fairview Baptist Church, 114 Memorial Drive, Paris, TN 38242, with the funeral service to begin at 1:00 pm at Fairview Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to:  The Carol Lowe Holdman Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.

Nelda Faye Atkins

Nelda Faye Adkins, age 79 of Clarksville, formerly of Paris, died Monday, September 17, 2018 at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

 

Nelda was Baptist. She retired from Plumley Rubber Co. in Paris after over 20 years and she formerly worked at Emerson.  She enjoyed eating KFC and coconut cake, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

She was born September 23, 1938 in Paris, TN to the late Floyd Edward Burnette and the late Nancy Aline Henderson Burnette. 

 

Nelda was married on December 13, 1972 to Cecil Edward Adkins and he preceded in death on July 4, 2003. 

 

She is survived by two sons, Jerry Lynn (Jane) Barker of Clarksville, TN, and Lavone (Jane) Barker of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; two sisters, Sue Madden of Paris, TN, and Pat Jackson of Paris, TN; five grandchildren, Jeff Barker, Valerie Cady, Jessica Barker, Jason Barker, and Devon Barker; 10 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

 

Besides her parents and husband, Nelda was also preceded in death by three sisters, Verleen Burnette, Judy Gail Wright, and Kathy Carol Townsend; four brothers, Floyd Edward Burnette Jr, A.P. Burnette, Raythel Franklin Burnette, and James Alton Burnette; and one great grandchild, Gavin Barker.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  No visitation is planned.  A graveside service will be Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11:00 am at Bethesda Cemetery with Chris Townsend officiating.   Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. 

 

Burial will follow in Bethesda Cemetery in Paris, TN.  

Katie "Mama Jean" Hart

Katie "Mama Jean" Hart, age 88 of Paris, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Henry County Healthcare Center. Her graveside service will be at 12:30 P.M. Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Hillcrest Memorial Park with burial to follow. Dr. Steve Gallimore of T.V.C.C. will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Rod James, Russ James, Justin Watkins, Will Tidwell, Kevin Pulley and Shannon Dossey.

Katie "Mama Jean" Hart was born September 19, 1929 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Isaac "Ike" Smith and the late Vunie Baker Smith. On June 18, 1949 she married Ray "Snoopy" Snyder and he preceded her in death on May 29, 1979. On August 6, 1988 she married Bill Hart and he survives in Paris, Tennessee.

"Mama Jean" is also survived by two sons: Mike (Cindy) Snyder and Mark (Vicki) Snyder both of Paris; three step-daughters: Janice Anderson of Covington, TN, Sherry Hart Steele and Norma Hart both of Henry, TN; one step-son, Bobby Hart of Paris, TN; one sister, Glenda (Milton) James of Paris, TN; one brother, Bo Smith of Henry, TN; grandchildren: Jackie (Shannon) Dossey, Kari (Kevin) Pulley, Meredith (Will) Tidwell, and Justin (Tara) Watkins; great grandchildren: Calan McManus, Koby McManus, Kinley Pulley, Kollins Pulley, Baylen Tidwell, Hannah Tidwell, and Austin Owen Weaver; and numerous other friends and relatives.

Besides her parents and first husband, Ms. Hart was also preceded in death by two sisters: Madge Jackson and Fredda Anderson; and three brothers: Carter Smith, Tommy Smith, and Elroy Smith who died in infancy.

Ms. Hart was a member of Birds Creek Baptist Church and she retired from Holley Carburetor Plant in Paris.

Memorials may be made to: Birds Creek Baptist Church, 2245 Whitlock Road, Paris, TN 38242

Westley McLellan

Wesley William “Wes” McLellan, age 75, of Dover, TN, died Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

 Wes was a US Navy Veteran. He enjoyed flying airplanes, boats and traveling. He also enjoyed collecting rocks from his trips across the United States.  Before retiring, he logged many miles as a truck driver. 

 

Born May 16, 1943, in Royal Oak, Michigan, Wes was the son of the late Stanley McLellan and the late Beatrice Joslyn McLellan. He married Linda McLellan December 27, 2016, who survives of Dover, TN. Along with his wife, he is also survived by a daughter, Cheryl (Phil) Olson of Traverse City, MI; three sons, Steven McLellan of Dover, TN, Tim (Deb) McLellan of Florida, and Craig McLellan of Bellaire, MI; one sister, Susann Ora of Texas; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Wes was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley McLellan and Lou McLellan. 

 

Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN is handling the arrangements.  His body is to be cremated and in accordance to his wishes, no formal service will be held.

Calista Odom

Ms. Calista Odom, age 83, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Paris Healthcare Center. Her funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 17, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. John Dale to officiate. Burial will follow the service at New Liberty Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are: Bobby Barton, Zach Odom, Cody Odom, Lee Barton, Jerry Scarbrough, and Tommy Scarbrough. Visitation is scheduled from 3:00 until 6:00 P.M. on Sunday and again on Monday after 10:00 A.M. until time of service.

Calista Pflueger Odom was born on February 26, 1935 in Buchanan, Tennessee to the late Robert L. Pflueger and the late Mary Linville Pflueger. She is survived by her daughters: Belinda (Danny) Morgan and Karen (Bobby) Barton all of Paris, sons: Doug (Lori) Odom, of Murray, Kentucky and Steve (Jan) Odom of Paris, by eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Besides her parents, Calista is also preceded in death by a sister: Inez (Doc) Scarbrough, and brothers: Garvin (Marilyn) Pflueger and Norris (Margaret) Pflueger.

Ms. Odom was a longtime member of East Wood Church of Christ. She retired as a teacher with the Henry County School System and was also an active member of the Paris Henry County Arts Council.

The family of Calista Odom request in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to: Joyland Preschool c/o: East Wood Church of Christ, 800 East Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242.

Darrel Coleman

Former Henry Countian, James Darrel Coleman, age 73 of Friendship, TN, died Friday, September 14, 2018, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN.

He was the former owner of Industrial Bearing and Farm Supply in Paris.  He was a member of Foundry Hill Community of Christ.  Darrel was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Kansas and Germany during the Vietnam Era.  He was a member of the honor guard who took part in the funeral service for President Dwight D. Eisenhower, where he fired the cannons during the 21-gun salute.  He was a millwright and enjoyed working in his shop.  He also enjoyed motorcycle-riding and restoring antiques.

Darrel was born April 26, 1945, in Palmersville, TN, to the late Lexie Coleman and the late Merrell Cooper Coleman.

He was married March 31, 2001, to Debbie Lynn McGee Coleman, who survives, of Friendship, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by two sons, Scott (Tammy) Coleman of Clarksville, TN, and Rusty (Jennifer) Coleman of Paris, TN; one stepdaughter, Brittney Burnett of Friendship, TN; two sisters, Barbara Lemonds of Paris, TN, and Carolyn Carraway of Hazel, KY; and eight grandchildren, Hunter Marrs, Bryce Coleman, Ivy Scott Coleman, Justin Coleman, Jacobi Ballard, Addi Burnett, Quentin Burnett, and Tyler Coleman.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, September 17, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Tuesday, September 18, 2018, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Gary Collier officiating.

Family & friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.

John Thresher

John Dennis Thresher, age 72 of Springville, TN, died Friday, September 14, 2018, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

He retired after a 30-year career as a school teacher in Missouri.  He was a member of Russwood Baptist Church in Buchanan, TN.  John was a jack-of-all-trades and could fix anything.  He enjoyed fishing, especially in the local bass tournaments.  He also enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, family, and friends.  He loved his three cats and watching wildlife in the yard at the house.

John was born August 16, 1946, in East Prairie, MO, to the late Malcolm Thresher and the late Margaret Widdows Thresher.

He was married May 31, 1964, to Cindy Webb Thresher, who survives, of Springville, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Camille (Mike) McSwain of Springville, TN; one son, Chad (Heather) Thresher of Clarksville, TN; one sister, Janet Waldo of Florida; eight grandchildren, Zane Ross, Zach Ambrose, Kaitlyn Gomez, Courtney Gomez, Christian Gomez, Hunter McSwain, Briar Moroschak, Luke Moroschak, and Dawson Moroschak; and four great grandchildren, Zayden Ross, Braxtyn New, Zailey Ambrose, and Madelyn Gomez.

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

Memorial visitation will be at The Landing at Paris Inn & Suites, 1297 E. Wood St,  Paris, TN on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, with the memorial service to begin at 6:00 pm.

Memorials may be made to:  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

 

Brandon Speer

Brandon Tyler Speer, age 23 of Big Rock, TN, died Monday, September 10, 2018, at his residence in Big Rock, TN.

Brandon loved kids and enjoyed playing with his children, nieces, and nephews.  He also enjoyed riding four-wheelers and making people laugh.

Brandon was born March 6, 1995, in Auburn, IN, to his mother, Sandra Gregory, who survives, of Big Rock, TN, and his father, Timothy D. “Tim” Speer, who survives, of Big Rock, TN.

Along with his mother and father, he is also survived by his stepfather, Phillip Gregory of Big Rock, TN; two sons, Braecyn Speer of Big Rock, TN, and Kendyll Lewis of Big, Rock, TN; the mother of his children, Kayla Lewis of Big Rock, TN; one sister, MacKenzie Jones of Big Rock, TN; three brothers, Dustin (Lyndsee) Speer of Big Rock, TN, Caleb Washington of Garrett, IN, and Eric Washington of Garrett, IN; one step-sister, Whitney (Jason) Sturgill of Jeffersonville, KY; two step-brothers, Blake Jones of Paris, TN, and Nicholas Jones of Paris, TN; grandmother, Margaret Jones (Dean Pulley) of Dover, TN; grandfather, Joseph Burton, Sr., of OH; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Bobby Jones, and Elinora & Leland Speer; and one aunt, Pearlie Litten.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, with the funeral service beginning at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Chad Kennedy and Dustin Speer officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Blake Jones, Nicholas Jones, Dustin Speer, Lyndsee Speer, Phillip Gregory, Tyler Lewis, John Sloan, Roy Phillips, Caleb Washington, and Eric Washington.

Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Springville, TN

Memorials may be made to:  The Brandon Speer Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN 38242 to help with funeral expenses.

Debra Booth

Debra Lou “Debbie” Boothe, age 63 of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Towne Square Care in Puryear, TN.

She was a devoted Christian and attended many different churches any time the doors were open.  Debbie enjoyed walking and singing and was a former member of the Rainbow of Sound singing group.

Debbie was born September 11, 1955, in Paris, TN, to the late Charles Dortch Booth and the late Ruby Louise Kerns Booth.

She is survived by one daughter, Alice (William) Crawford of Paris, TN; one son, Aaron (Lauren) Rayburn of Nashville, TN; three sisters, Anna C. Boothe of Paris, TN, Martha “Pokey” (David) Bonner of Murray, KY, Carol Boothe of Nashville, TN; two brothers, Eddie (Barbara) Booth of Paris, TN, and Rickey Booth of Dover, TN; two half-sisters, Cathleen Grande of OH, and Jenny (Ronnie) Bradberry of IL; two half-brothers, Randall Caskey of Buchanan, TN, and Dennis Caskey of TN; three grandchildren, Eyre Rayburn, Esme Rayburn, and Jonathan Crawford; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Cecil Boothe; one grandson, Jacob Crawford; and one nephew, Johnny Boothe. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 1:00 pm at Bethesda Cemetery, with Robby Moore officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial with be in Bethesda Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  The Debbie Boothe Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.

Manuel Manzanares

Manuel Mike “Manny” Manzanares, age 86 of Paris, TN, died, Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at his residence in Paris, TN.

Manny was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.  He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Paris.  He was a dedicated 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus. He retired after many years as a roofer.  He enjoyed cooking, volunteering in his community for many events, and loved animals. 

Manny was born January 20, 1932, in Highland Boy, UT, to the late Jose Heilario Manzanares and the late Lucio Vigil.

He was married May 29, 1964, to Brenda Goins Manzanares, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by  his stepmother, Sarah Manzanares of Salt Lake City, UT; one daughter, Libby Conca of Paris, TN; one son, Earl Miracle of Paris, TN; three sisters, Margo (Brian) Zarker of El Granada, CA, Georgiana (Wayne) McGillick of Santa Clara, CA, and Elaine (Max) Lozano of Salt Lake City, UT; one brother, John M. Manzanares of Surprise, AZ; three grandchildren, Nicole M. Conca, Tina M. (Wayne) Braddy, and Alexandra Conca; one great grandson, Logan Braddy; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one son, Damon Miracle; one sister, Joyce Wilcox; and two brothers, Patrick J. Manzanares and Alex Gutierrez.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Thursday, September 13, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm, with a rosary service to begin at 7:30 pm.  The funeral mass will be Friday, September 14, 2018, at 10:00 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with Father Martin Orjianioke officiating.

Members of the Knights of Columbus will serve as pallbearers.

Burial with be Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Dorris "Doc" Elkins

Dorris Wayne “Doc” Elkins, age 71 of Union City, TN, died Monday, September 10, 2018, at his daughter’s residence in Hazel, KY.

He retired after 30 years at Goodyear Tire in Union City, TN.  He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Vietnam era.  Doc was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.  He enjoyed collecting coins, playing cards, and fishing in his younger years.  He was a dedicated monthly supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Doc was born September 15, 1946, in Centerville, TN, to the late David William Elkins, Sr., and the late Hilda Parnell Elkins.

He is survived by two daughters, Mechelle (Roger) Garland of Hazel, Ky, and Mitzie Elkins of Hazel, KY; one sister, Barbara Elkins Hyde of Paris, TN; one grandson, Jacob Garland; special niece, Candice (Andy) Cavender of Bruceton, TN; another niece, Kamille McKinney Jones of Paris, TN; one great-nephew, Toby McKinney of Paris, TN; special friend, Margaret Reasons of Big Sandy, TN; and caregiver and special family friend, Holly Ly of New Providence, KY.

Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Kaye Elkins Crews and Faye Elkins Hastings; two brothers, David Elkins, Jr., and Donald Elkins; and one nephew, William Todd McKinney.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  A graveside service will be held Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 2:00 pm at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Buchanan, TN, with Randy Stephens officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Autry Robinson, Wayne Cotton, Roger Garland, and Jacob Garland.

Burial will follow the graveside service in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to:  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Kevin Scott Plaisance

Kevin Scott Plaisance , age 59 of Buchanan, TN, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2018, at his residence in Buchanan, TN.

Kevin was born February 18, 1959, in New Orleans, LA, to the late Gerald Plaisance and Loretta Landwehr.

He was married August 7, 1999 to Cindy Zeller Plaisance, formerly of St. Louis and now residing in Tennessee.

He is survived by his mother, wife, and two daughters, Adelaide Plaisance of Buchanan, TN, and Cecilia “Kat” Plaisance of Buchanan, TN; one sister, Pam Plaisance (Gerald) of New Orleans, LA; two uncles, Donald (Lola) Plaisance of New Orleans, LA and  Kenny (Toni) Landwehr of Thibodaux, LA; and one aunt, Wanda Barrios of Marrero, LA.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Brian Savoy.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, TN. The body is to be cremated with a memorial service held Friday, September 14, 2018 (time to be announced later) at the Seven Holy Founders Catholic Church in St. Louis, MO.

Cremains will be entombed into Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO following the service.  Everyone is welcome, but there will be no procession. Please meet at the front gates.

Kevin was a loving father and husband.  He enjoyed spending quality time with his family, playing games, and telling life stories. Kevin was an avid fan of the New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers, and St. Louis Cardinals.  He formerly worked in the oil and trucking field in New Orleans as well as in sales in St. Louis. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who was and Catholic by faith.

In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a go fund me page to assist with his daughters’ college education.

 

Cloys E. Ledlow

Cloys E. Ledlow, age 76 of Paris, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at his residence. His funeral service will be Sunday, September 9, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Gerald Scott of Temple Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00-3:00 P.M. Sunday prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Gary Jones, Jeff Jones, Donnie Lancaster, Don Nichols, Jesse Cramer, and Gene Eades. Honorary Pallbearer will be Bobby Ledlow, Jr.

Cloys E. Ledlow was born March 29, 1942 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Elmer Ledlow and the late Iva Byars Ledlow. On September 7, 1963 he married Helen Jane Allen Ledlow and she preceded him in death on October 25, 2008. On March 1, 2011 he married Barbara Ledlow and she survives in Paris, TN.

Mr. Ledlow is also survived by three sisters: Peggy (Carl) Wilson, Bonnie Benjamin, and Diane (John) Courtney, all of Paris, TN; a brother, Bobby Joe (Judy) Ledlow of Paris, TN; and eleven nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and first wife, Mr. Ledlow was also preceded in death by a brother in infancy, Jimmy Lee Ledlow.

Mr. Ledlow was a retired school bus driver after 28 years of service.

James D. Witherspoon

James D. Witherspoon, age 60 of Puryear passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky. His body is to be cremated and no public services are scheduled at this time.

James D. Witherspoon was born March 18, 1958 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Robert B. Witherspoon and Sue Lowry Witherspoon of Paris, TN. On February 13, 2014 he married Bobbi McCurdy Witherspoon and she preceded him in death on March 5, 2017. He was also preceded in death by a brother David Witherspoon.

Mr. Witherspoon is survived by a daughter, Ashley (Larry) Horath of Puryear; a son, Chase (Cristy) Witherspoon of Puryear; a sister, Janice (Thomas) Buckle of Henry; two brothers: Robert L. (Janice) Witherspoon of Henry and Terry (Jackie) Witherspoon of Paris; and four grandchildren: Lilly Horath, Gavin, Liam and Maverick Witherspoon.

Mr. Witherspoon previously owned and operated Transworks in Paris.

Ben Holdridge, Jr.

Mr. Benjamin H. "Ben" Holdridge, Jr., age 75 of Milan, Tennessee, formerly of Paris, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Dogwood Pointe Assisted Living in Milan. His funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 8, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Hansen of First United Methodist Church in Paris to officiate. Burial will follow the service in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Named as pallbearers are Rookie Edwards, Waid Green, David Alsup, and Curt Taylor. Visitation is scheduled on Saturday, after 12:00 P.M. until time of service.

Ben Holdridge, Jr. was born in Camden, Tennessee on May 12, 1943 to the late Ben H. Holdridge, Sr. and the late Morella Brown Holdridge. He is survived in death by his sister: Anne Simons of Milan, Tennessee, niece: Marty Sutton, newphew: David (Melinda) Simons, great nieces and great nephews: Clint and Collin Sutton; Jerrica Moore, Shelby Simons, Brayden Simons, and Mitchell Simons, and one great-great niece: Jenna Sutton. Besides his parents, Ben is preceded in death by his brother-in-law: Jerry Simons. 

Mr. Holdridge formerly lived in the Russwood Community near Paris Landing. He was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Paris where he served as an usher for many years. Ben formerly worked at Holley Carburetor and for the Milan Arsenal.

Memorials for Ben H. Holdridge, Jr. may be made to:
Alzheimer's Foundation of America,
322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor,
New York, NY 10001

Willodene Jackson

Willodene Hansel Jackson, age 86 of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at her residence in Paris, TN.

She retired from Sears in Memphis, TN, as a legal assistant.  She also formerly worked as a real estate broker.  She was a member of Como Church of Christ.  Willodene enjoyed going to auctions, shopping, watching The Voice, and talking on the phone daily with her friends.  She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She also loved Tennessee Lady Vols basketball, especially March Madness, and the St. Louis Cardinals.    

Willodene was born January 6, 1932, in Cottage Grove, TN, to the late Raymond Leroy Hansel and the late Elinor Pickard Hansel.

She was married May 13, 1949, to her first husband, Toy Lee Jackson, who preceded her in death on August 26, 2006.  She later married Thurman Bennett on September 4, 2009, who survives, of Chicago, IL.

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one son, Steven Hansel “Steve” (Stacey) Jackson of Paris, TN; one daughter, Denise Bennett and companion, Irma Lopez of San Antonio, TX; other sons, Duane Bennett of Chicago, IL, and David (Cindy) Bennett of Chicago, IL; 13 grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Jackson, Tyler Houston Lee Jackson, Zachary Frank (Stephanie) Hulett, Lauren Bennett, Brooke Bennett, Dayle Bennett, Brad Bennett, Leigh Anne Bennett, Michelle Shimizu, James Bennett, Cody Bennett, Elise Bennett, and Jacob Prieto; and three great grandchildren, Owen Taylor Wood, Felix Frank Hulett, and Madalynn Grace Jackson.

Along with her parents and first husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, Dale R. Bennett.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Sunday, September 9, 2018, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. The funeral service will be Sunday, September 9, 2018, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Rex Buford and David Alan Jackson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Steve Jackson, Tyler Jackson, Gary Morris, Johnny Smith, Gary Jones, and Roger Clendenin.  Named as honorary pallbearers are David Alan Jackson and Rex Buford. 

Burial with be in Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Paris, TN.

David Gallimore

David Stephen Gallimore, age 68 of Puryear, TN, died Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at his residence in Puryear, TN.

He was the owner and operator of David’s Home Improvement where he worked in construction.  He was a member and deacon of Puryear Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of deacons and was president of the Adult Men’s Sunday school class that he attended.  David was a member of both the Buchanan, TN Masonic Lodge # 772, where he was a past master, and the Cottage Grove, TN Marshall Lodge # 109.  He was also a member of the Paris York Rite and the 32nd degree Scottish Rite.  He graduated from Puryear High School in 1968.  He enjoyed farming, watching little league baseball, and was an avid fan of the Tennessee Volunteers.

David was born March 29, 1950, in Murray, KY, to the late Myron Ross Gallimore and the late Ruth Loretta Page Gallimore Brannon.

He was married June 15, 1968, to Betty Sue Morris Gallimore, who survives, of Puryear, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Stephanie (Danny) Zuckschwerdt of Puryear, TN; one son, Tim (Krista) Gallimore of Puryear, TN; one brother, Danny (Margaret) Gallimore of Puryear, TN; one granddaughter, Gabrielle Nicole Zuckschwerdt; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Friday, September 7, 2018 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and continue Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Puryear Baptist Church.  The funeral service will be Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 3:00 pm at Puryear Baptist Church, with Chad Kennedy and Bro. Mike Rhodes officiating.

Pallbearers for the service will be Eric Kent, Craig Robertson, Jeremiah Maynard, Josh Gallimore, Jacob Gallimore, Kevin Kennedy, Rodney Gallimore, and Greg Underwood.  Honorary pallbearers will be the deacon body of Puryear Baptist Church, all members of the Buchanan & Cottage Grove Masonic Lodges, Paulette Kent, Brian French, Dwight Valentine, Sherla Adams, Joe Crutcher, and Larry Jackson.

Burial will follow in Carson Cemetery in Puryear, TN.

Betty Barnhill

Betty Mavis Barnhill, age 84 of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, September 5, 2018, in Paris, TN.

She was owner & operator of the Fina gas station on Market Street in Paris from 1970-1993.  She also formerly worked at PML in Paris.

Betty was born August 8, 1934, in Big Sandy, TN, to the late Otto Lafayette Phifer and the late Lonnie Farmer Phifer.

She was married November 5, 1966, to J.C. Barnhill, who preceded her in death on August 18, 1977.

She is survived by one son, Johney (Denise) Barnhill of Paris, TN; one stepson, Mike (Teresa) Barnhill of Paris, TN; four grandchildren, Nikki (Chris) Klopfenstein of Henry, TN, Michael S. Barnhill of Norfolk, VA, Megan D. Barnhill of Paris, TN, and Hannah N. Barnhill of Paris, TN; two step grandchildren, Tarrah (Adam) Young of Texas, and Clint (Amanda) Barnhill of Paris, TN; and one step great granddaughter, Maddie Kate Barnhill of Paris, TN.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one sister; baby girl Phifer; five brothers, Howard Phifer, Mason Phifer, Albert Phifer, Cliff Phifer, and Bobby Phifer; and one grandchild, Cameron E. Medlock.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  A memorial visitation will be held Friday, September 7, 2018, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to: Henry County Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter, P.O. 639, Paris, TN  38242.

Maggie Quinlan

Maggie Frances Quinlan, age 86 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

Maggie was a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church. She was a master gardener, who enjoyed painting, reading, and traveling. She formerly worked for Mobil Oil in Illinois.

Maggie was born July 20, 1932, in East Prairie, MO, to the late Carl Dodd and the late Naomi Hayes Dodd.

She was married on October 8, 1976 to Harry William Quinlan who preceded in death on February 5, 2001.   

She is survived by two grandchildren, Kristina Barnes (Richard) Varsho of Oceanside, CA and Krystal Barnes (Shawn) Henning of Baltimore, MD; five great grandchildren, Jonathan Varsho, Kimberley Varsho, Sarah Henning, Destiny Henning, and Michael Henning; one niece, Sheila Dodd Cox of Henry, TN; two nephews, William “Bill” Dodd of Henry, TN, and David (Becky) Gilbert of Elwood, IL; several great nieces and nephews; and special caregivers, Tim and Kathy Swift of Paris, TN.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, Michael Leon Barnes; two sisters, twin sister, Marion Dodd, and Katherine Dodd Gilbert; one brother, Charles Curtis Dodd; and one niece, Deborah Dodd Bradwell.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. The funeral service will be Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Bro. Billy Ross officiating.

Pallbearers will be Mike Baker, Garth Baker, Tim Swift, Garry Phillips, Jerry Simmons, and Larry Parker.   Harrel Shopher is named as an honorary pallbearer.  

Burial with be in Henry Cemetery in Henry, TN.

Rowena Roney

Alice Rowena Roney, age 79 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris.

She was a homemaker and member of Grace Baptist Church in Paris.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially loved her grandchildren.

Rowena was born March 26, 1939 in Cottage Grove, TN to the late Edgar Wales Robbins and the late Elsie Louise Hopkins Robbins. 

She was married on April 30, 1958 to Marion Elroy “Shorty” Roney who survives of Paris, TN.  Beside her husband, she is also survived by three daughters, Debbie (Jose) Villanueva of Lake City, TX, Lisa (Troy) Pritchett of Paris, TN, and Lori (Mark) Watkins of Almo, KY; two sons, Joe (Dee Ann) Roney of Henry, TN, and Melvin (Patricia) Roney of Paris, TN;  two sisters, Georgia Ramsay of Paris, TN, and Priscilla Chapman of Paris, TN; four brothers, Monroe (Margie) Robbins of Paris, TN, Telly Robbins of Santa Clara, CA, Louis (Ann) Robbins of Mt. Juliet, TN, and Eddie (Tina) Robbins of Paris, TN; two step brothers, Billy (Peggy) Grooms of Paris, TN, and Tommy Grooms of Milwaukee, WI; 20 grandchildren, Shawn Roney, Phillip Roney, Jossey Villanueva, Jessica Solorio, Stephanie Caldwell, Ryan Roney, Braden Roney, Cody Roney, Mary Roney, Veronica Whitehead, Eddie Chapman, Joshua Gates, Alice Wozniak, Tyler Pritchett, Sage Pritchett, Brandon Carter, Amber Carter, Chynna Haas, Emma Watkins, and Samuel Watkins;  22 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by three sisters, Jean Hollingsworth Ross, Ruby Evans, and Cindy Robbins; one brother, Wales Robbins; one step sister, Barbara Johnson; and two step brothers, Robert Grooms and Jimmy Grooms. 

Arrangements are being handled Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.   Visitation will be at Ridgeway Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 4 – 8 pm and on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 form 9 – 11 am.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Thacker officiating.

Pallbearers will be Braden Roney, Ryan Roney, Phillip Roney, Brandon Carter, Matthew Garrett, and Noah Young. 

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

Leon Evans

Leon Evans, age 93 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, September 2, 2018, at his residence in Paris, TN.

Leon was a U.S. Army veteran, who served and was disabled during WWII.  He enjoyed walking down Jim Adams Drive, Mineral Wells Avenue, and Volunteer Drive in Paris, and loved meeting and making new friends.

Leon was born May 31, 1925, in McKenzie, TN, to the late Alonzo W. Evans and the late Betty Faye Williams Evans.

He is survived by three daughters, Lisa (Robbie) Williams of Paris, TN, Brenda (Terry) Morgan of Paris, TN, and Tina Monroy of Grass Lake, MI; nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by one son, Jason Leon Evans on August 14, 2018; one sister, Mary Rogers; and two brothers, George Evans and Henry Evans.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, September 4, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Wednesday, September 5, 2018, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Dr. Johnathan Smith officiating.

Billy Jackson Boyd

Billy Jackson Boyd, age 83 of Puryear, TN, died Thursday, August 30, 2018, at his residence in Puryear, TN.

 

He formerly worked at Celotex for 17 years until its closing.  Billy then went on to work for Dana Corporation until his retirement.  He was also a farmer for many years.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and many other kinds of sports.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren.  He was Church of Christ in belief.

 

Billy was born April 6, 1935, in Buchanan, TN, to the late Burton Burgess Boyd and the late Nina D. Jackson Boyd.

 

He was married June 3, 1961, to Sally Ann Charles Boyd, who survives, of Puryear, TN.

 

Along with his wife, he is also survived by two sons, Billy Jackson “Jacky” (Pam) Boyd, Jr., of Paris, TN, and Charles Kevin Boyd of Puryear, TN; two sisters, Annie Laura Lafever of Paris, TN, and Ruby Fay Carter of McKenzie, TN; four grandchildren, Lowell Wayne (Andrea) Boyd, Morgan Nicole Boyd, Madison Leighane Boyd, and Matthew Harvey Boyd; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by three sisters, Lois Merrell, Addie Dee Merrell, and Jessie Bee Claxton; five brothers, Quinton Paschall Boyd, Harvey Hugh Boyd, Bonnie Brent Boyd, Joe Garvis Boyd, and William Dale Boyd; and one grandson, Ryan Blake Boyd.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Saturday, September 1, 2018, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 4:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

 

Pallbearers for the service will be Donnie Wood, Tyler Wood, Johnny Boyd, Allen Knowles, Frankie Nance, Scott Braham, Timmy Nance, and Mike Savage.

 

Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Church of Christ Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.

Carol Beale

Carol Beale, age 62 of Paris, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Henry County Medical Center. Her body is to be cremated and no public services are scheduled at this time.

Carol Beale was born December 8, 1955 in Murray, Kentucky to the late William Franklin Odom and the late Coyleen Odom.

She is survived by two sons: John Hamby (Tammy Wheat) of Paris and Donnie (Amy) Hamby of Louisville, KY; and three grandchildren: Daria, Lucinda, and Molly Hamby.

Besides her parents, Ms. Beale was also preceded in death by a sister in infancy, Lillie Jewell Odom; three brothers: Jerry "Ronnie" Odom, Larry Odom, and Bobby Odom, and a brother in infancy, James Franklin Odom.

L.C. Harper

L C Harper, age 92 of Henry, TN, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at his residence in Henry, TN.

He retired after many years in the manufacturing industry.  L C was a U.S. Navy veteran and a licensed pastor in the Pentecostal Church.  He loved reading the Bible, listening to Christian music, and wrestling.  He enjoyed peddling glassware and talking on the CB radio under the handle “Hot Shot.”     

L C was born November 27, 1925, in Paris, TN, to the late George Harper and the late Effie Clark Harper.

He was married July 5, 1946, to Dorthy Lorene Lee Harper, who preceded him in death on February 12, 2012.

He is survived by four daughters, Joanne (Ronnie) Tyler of Paris, TN, Carolyn (Paul) Tanner of Paris, TN, Sandra Ramey of Henry, TN, and Treva Stutzman of Henry, TN; three sons, Jerry Harper of Scotts Hill, TN, Terry Harper of Henry, TN, and Ned Harper of Henry, TN; two sisters, Eloise Ellis of Jackson, TN, and Shirley (Bobby) Morris of Greenfield, TN; one brother, George (Dorothy) Harper of McKenzie, TN; 32 grandchildren; 73 great grandchildren; and 29 great-great grandchildren.

Along with his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Ruth Bradley; two sons, Phillip Harper and Billy Wayne Harper; one sister, Faye Taylor; five brothers, James Harper, Raymond Harper, Billy Harper, Paul Harper, and William Harper; three grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Friday, August 31, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Saturday, September 1, 2018, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Pallbearers for the service will be Aaron Lee Harper, Brian Stutzman, David Marrs, Chad Wood, Ricky Tanner, Randy Tanner, Eric Walker, Wesley Wood, and Cody Harper.

Burial will follow in Bevil Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Charles Edward Lamb

Charles Edward Lamb, age 85 of Paris, TN, died Monday, August 27, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Charles served in the Tennessee Army National Guard. He also owned and operated several grocery stores in Weakley and Henry Counties and worked as a cabinet maker for several years.  Charles was an ordained Baptist minister and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.  He volunteered as a chaplain with Henry County Medical Center Hospice for several years.  He enjoyed gardening and UT and Tennessee Titans football.

Charles was born June 7, 1933, in Dresden, TN, to the late Wallace Olan Lamb and the late Ruby Mae Palmer Lamb.

Charles was married on December 28, 1952, to Geneva Perry Lamb, who preceded him in death on February 2, 2005

He is survived by one daughter, Teresa Nanney of Paris, TN; and one daughter-in-law, Jeanne Lamb of Paris, TN; four grandchildren, Josh Gallimore, Travis (Emily) Lamb, Tyler (Elizabeth) Lamb, and Dane Nanney; four great grandchildren, McKenna Gallimore, Charlie Lamb, Patrick Lamb, and Joyce Elizabeth Lamb. 

Along with his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by one son, Charles Michael “Mike” Lamb; and one son-in-law, Steve Nanney.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Thursday, August 30, 2018, from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm with the funeral service beginning at 3:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Randy Stephens officiating.

Pallbearers will be Travis Lamb, Jackie Lamb, Eddie Turner, Dale O’Daniel, Jerry Burcham, and Dane Nanney.   Charles Yanders is named as an honorary pallbearer.  

Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Paris, TN.

Steve Nanney

James Steven “Steve” Nanney, age 65 of Paris, TN, died Friday, August 24, 2018, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

 

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam era.  He was a former member of the Elks Lodge in Paris.  Steve was an avid University of Tennessee and Tennessee Titans football fan, and a St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan.  He played baseball, trying out for the Cincinnati Reds, and enjoyed playing golf.  He was a member of Springhill Baptist Church in Paris.

 

Steve was born September 1, 1952, in McKenzie, TN, to the late James Daniel Nanney and the late Lola Mae Throgmorton Nanney.

 

He was married July 23, 1999, to Teresa Lamb Nanney, who survives, of Paris, TN.

 

Along with his wife, he is also survived by two sons, Matt (Tootie) Nanney of Paris, TN, and Dane Nanney of Anchorage, AK; one stepson, Josh Gallimore of Knoxville, TN; two sisters-in-law, Sheryl Nanney of Paris, TN, and Jeanne Lamb of Paris, TN; father-in-law, Charles Lamb of Paris, TN; two nephews, Scott Nanney of Paris, TN, and Kevin Nanney of Paris, TN; and three grandchildren, McKenna Skyy Gallimore, Madison Stone, and Devin Stone.

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Rickey Nanney.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Monday, August 27, 2018 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Tuesday, August 28, 2018, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Dr. Johnathan Smith officiating.

 

Pallbearers for the service will Matt Nanney, Dane Nanney, Scott Nanney, Kevin Nanney, Sonny Baker, and Ryan “Cartman” Parrish.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Veazey and Gerald Boyd.

 

Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Paris, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to:  The Steve Nanney Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.

Pam Green

Pam Green, age 72 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, August 23, 2018, at her daughter’s residence in Paris, TN.

 

She retired after 20 years as a beautician who owned her own hair shop.  Pam was an avid Coca-Cola collector and enjoyed reading.  She was a member of Sulphur Well Church of Christ in Buchanan.

 

Pam was born April 11, 1946, in Central City, KY, to the late Doff Tomes and the late Aileen Flener Tomes.

 

She was married February 12, 1965, to Benny Roe Green, who preceded her in death on June 9, 1989.

 

She is survived by one daughter, Jennifer (JB) Robertson of Paris, TN; one son, Jeff (DeLaina) Green of Buchanan, TN; three sisters, Marsha (Larry) Simpson of Belton, KY, Sandy (Chester) Fuller of Central City, KY, and Denise Dill of Alabama; one brother, Pete (Marietta) Tomes of Kentucky; three grandchildren, Autumn Paige (Terrell) Palmer, Chelsea Rayne Palmer, and Callie Mae Green.

 

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Janice Whitaker; one brother, Jerry Tomes; and one great grandson, Caius Jae Palmer-Brewton.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, August 26, 2018, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Randy Stephens officiating.

 

Family & friends will serve as pallbearers. 

 

Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to:  Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

Lorraine Santiago

Lorraine Santiago, age 68 of P12aris, TN, died Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Lorraine’s only focus was on her kids, grandkids, and knitting.

She was born January 23, 1950, to the late Oresti DiGioia and the late Helen Caldwell DiGioia.

She is survived by her two sons, Angel (Lorretta Olin) Santiago of Paris, TN and Leo (Tricia Pell) Santiago of Treasure Island, FL; one brother Kim (Janet) DiGioia of New Orleans, LA; seven grandchildren, Casey (Lionel) Hamilton, Zachary (Chelse) Santiago, Mirabella Santiago, Joseph Olin, Jonah Fink, Ebenezer Wallace, and Grace Santiago; 12 great grandchildren and several adopted children & grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by one daughter, Paula Santiago.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN. The body is to be cremated. Memorial visitation will be Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, with the memorial service beginning Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Jess Hedges officiating.

Orville Nanney

Orville Nanney, age 94 of Henry, TN, died Sunday, August 19, 2018, at West Tennessee Healthcare Volunteer Hospital in Martin, TN.

 

She was a homemaker and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Henry for almost 70 years.  Orville was a member of Henry Bunn’s Family Community Education Club for 50 plus years.  She loved to work puzzles, cooking, and quilting.  She enjoyed gardening, reading, nature walking, and shopping for clothes.

 

Orville was born January 31, 1924, in Parsons, TN, to the late Robert A. Sanders and the late Cora Hooten Sanders.

 

She was married December 18, 1948, to William Douglas “Bud” Nanney, who preceded her in death on April 4, 2016.

 

She is survived by one daughter, Carol (Larry) Parrish of Henry, TN; one son, Ronnie Nanney and special friend Ellen Hartsfield of Camden, TN; two sisters, Frances Chandler of Paris, TN, and Margie Davenport of Decatur, AL; six grandchildren, Tim (Carol) Nanney, Renae Parrish, Kristen Carper (Jerry Stallions II), Amanda Bailey, Hayley (Russell) French, and Ryan “Cartman” Parrish; 12 great grandchildren, Zachariah (Laura) Carper, Tyler Webb, Joshua Parrish, Andrea Stallions, Jerry Stallions III, Coltin Bailey, Braden Nanney, Nathan Nanney, River Kenneth French, Bethany Bailey, Riley French, and Reagan French; and one great-great grandson, Ezra Clay Carper. 

 

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by three sisters, Genora Cloar, Gladys Lankford, and Beatrice Roberts; two brothers, Kenneth Sanders and Bobby Lee Sanders; and one grandson, Darrin Parrish.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, August 21, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Visitation will continue Wednesday, August 22, 2018, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Henry, TN.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at 2:00 pm at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

 

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchild.

 

Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Henry, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to:  Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund, 4125 Macedonia Road, Henry, TN 38231.

Ruby Elkins

Ruby Christine Smothers Elkins, age 85 of Paris, TN, died, Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.

 

She worked at Emerson Electric in Paris for 10 years, then became disabled during her work there.  Ruby was a volunteer at Henry County Nursing Home and a caregiver for various family members.  She enjoyed gardening and canning and loved her family very much.  She was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

 

Ruby was born March 8, 1933, in Paris, TN, to the late Elbert Hawkins Smothers and the late Minnie Mae Burnette Smothers.

 

She was married October 28, 1950, to Charles L. Elkins, who preceded her in death.

 

She is survived by two daughters, Donna Kay Peeler of Paris, TN, and Rita (Doug) Dotson of Benton, KY; two sons, Steve (Vicki) Elkins of Jackson, TN, and Ray Elkins of Paris, TN; one brother, Lindberg Smothers of Paris, TN; 13 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two sons, Kenny Elkins and Cubby Elkins; one son-in-law, David Peeler; three sisters, Dorothy Nelson, Mavis Reynolds and Ann Elliott; and three brothers, Leaborn Smothers, Paul Smothers, and Junior Smothers.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, August 20, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Tuesday, August 21, 2018, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Craig Peevyhouse officiating.

 

Family members will serve as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Dotson, Jacob Edwards, and Brian Lea.

 

Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to:  Marshall County Exceptional Center, PO Box 423, Benton, KY 42025.

Lora Ann Blakemore

Ms. Lora Ann Blakemore, 57, of Henry died Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church.
Lora Ann Blakemore was born July 25, 1961, in Paris, TN to the devoted parents KewPee Blakemore and Patsy Milam Blakemore. She was a member of the Class of 1979 at Henry County High School. Ann as she was fondly known to many fought a good fight and kept the faith. She encouraged others to trust in God even though she was very ill herself.
Ann confessed a hope in Christ early in her life under the leadership of the late Rev. A.C. Cole. She became a member of Cole Chapel C.M.E. Church where she was a faithful and loyal member. She served as President of Women’s Missionary Council, a steward, a member of the choir, president of C.Y.F. and missionary council treasurer. A lover of reading she consistently read her bible and the newspaper on a daily basis.
She was preceded in death by her father, KewPee Blakemore; a brother, Danny Blakemore; a nephew, aunts and uncles.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories her mother, Patsy Blakemore of Henry, TN; two sisters, Demita Bennett of Bethlehem, GA and Linda Kaye (Robert) Edwards, Jr. of Southaven, MS; nieces and nephews, Ashley Blakemore (caregiver), Danny Blakemore, Jr., Breanna Blakemore, Antonio Bobbitt, Robert Edwards, III, Robyn Edwards and Roderick Edwards and a host of cousins and friends
She loved football, baseball, black & white movies, wrestling, going out to eat, soap operas, but must of all she loved Jesus, her church family, her family and friends.

Charmane Sommerville

Ms. Charmane Somerville, 37, of Martin formerly of Paris died Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at West Tennessee Healthcare Volunteer Hospital .
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018, at Sparks Street Church of Christ. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery .
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday at the church.

She was born March 31, 1981, in Paris to James MacArthur Kendley, who survives, and the late Sally Bea Somerville Curtis. 

Charmane, who was a homemaker, is survived by five sons: Tyvaris Teague, Tyvon Somerville and Taviyon Somerville, all of Paris, Tyricus Teague of Memphis, and Deemarion Bryant of Martin; four brothers: Tracy (Stephanie) Tharpe and Bennie Curtis, both of Paris, Michael Rose Kendley of Fort Campbell, Ky., and Marteze Kendley of Earl, Ark.; four sisters: Sabrina and Carol Curtis, both of Martin, Pam Kendley of Nashville and Michelle Kendley of Long Beach, Calif.; a special friend, Derrick Bryant; and a host of nieces, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. 
In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Teaisa Somerville. 

Jessie Scarbrough

Jessie Evelyn “Ebba” Morgan Scarbrough, age 94 of Buchanan, TN, died Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at her residence in Buchanan, TN.

Mrs. Jessie was born February 14, 1924, in Buchanan, TN, to the late Jesse Morgan and the late Vinnie Vaughn Morgan.

She was married September 18, 1943, to Joseph Hall Scarbrough, who preceded her in death on November 3, 1997.

She is survived by four daughters, Joanna Bevill of Buchanan, TN, Glenda (Gary) Cunningham of Murray, KY, Joyce (Dale) Morie of Buchanan, TN, and Rita Page of Buchanan, TN; one sister-in-law, Verble Adams of Buchanan, TN; eight grandchildren, Darren (Lisa) Bevill, David (Andrea) Bevill, Kara (Chris) Young, Kevin Cunningham, Brad (Marcy) Moon, Hallie (Mack) Davis, Curtis Page, and Daniel (Heather) Page; 14 great grandchildren, Lucas Bevill, Emeline Bevill, Ashley Burkeen, Alysha Bevill, Evan Bevill, Keisha Russell, Riley Cunningham, Levi Cunningham, Dreyvan Page, Audrey Page, Logan Page, Hayden Moon, Hannah Moon, and Dalton Young; three great-great grandchildren, Addison Burkeen, Janielle Burkeen, and Maddox Burkeen; and several nephews.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah Faye Scarbrough; two sons-in-law, Jessie Bevill and Danny Page; one sister, Ava Nellie Alton; and one granddaughter, Daniele Travis.

She was a homemaker who was famous for her sugar cookies.  During WWII, she went to Michigan to make airplane parts for the military.  She was a member of New Liberty Church of Christ in Buchanan and was a member of the Quilting Club.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday, August 17, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and continue Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with John W. Dale officiating.

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, Inc., 410 Allied Drive, Nashville, TN 37211   OR   American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.

Betty Marie Lax

Betty Marie Bevis Lax, age 79 of Puyear, passed away August 11th, 2018. She was a member of Puryear Baptist Church and was retired from Emerson Electric. She was preceeded in death by her husband William Travis "Bill" Lax, parents, father in law, mother in law, and step daughter.

At her request she will be creamated. There will be a short graveside memorial service Saturday August 18th at 1pm at Bethel Cemetery in Buchanan, Tenn. on Rabbitt Creek Rd.

George Evans

Mr. George Michael "Droopy" Evans, age 45, of Puryear, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital E.R. His funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, August 16, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Chad Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in Foundry Hill Baptist Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are: Darrell Evans, David Evans, Duhl Evans, Christian Evans, Mike Peach, Jeromy Carper, Kyle Norwood, and Grant Norwood; honorary pallbearers: Joey Thompson, Jeff Thompson, and Joey Michuda. Visitation is scheduled at McEvoy Funeral Home 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday and on Thursday after 12:00 P.M. until time of service.

George Michael Evans was born on August 5, 1973 in Murray, Kentucky to Dwain Evans and Fay Alexander Evans, both of Paris. He is also survived by his wife Lisa Banks Evans of Puryear; his daughter: Destiny (Marquis) Hilliard of Nashville; son: Tristan Evans of Nashville; brothers: David (Kim) Evans of Tampa, Florida and Darrell (Virginia) Evans of Jackson, Tennessee; grandchildren: DaVasha, Audrie, Xavior, and Isaiah Hilliard; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Mr. Evans is preceded in death by his in-laws: Harry and Peggy Banks.

Michael was a member of Cornerstone Church in Madison, Tennessee.

Lloyd Cagle

Lloyd Hamilton Cagle, age 47 of Paris, TN, died Friday, August 10, 2018, at his residence in Paris.

Lloyd enjoyed RC Cars, riding four wheelers, and hunting. He also enjoyed being a shade tree mechanic.

Lloyd was born August 2, 1971, to the late Lloyd Cagle and the late Carolyn Guinn Cagle.

He is survived by one sister, Barbara Lynn Cagle of Puryear, TN; one brother, Grady Cagle of Paris, TN; special niece, Audrey Young; one niece, Samantha Cagle; special furry friend, Winston; and one aunt, Barbara Trexler of North Carolina.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN. The body is to be cremated. Memorial visitation will be Thursday, August 16, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, with a memorial service on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm with Jimmy Oliver officiating.

Marilyn Kay Kendall

Ms. Marilyn Kay Hale Kendall, age 75 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Thursday August 9, 2018 at her  daughter's residence. Her funeral service will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home  2:00 P.M. Sunday, August 12, 2018 with Bro. Randy Stephens officiating. Burial will follow in Bevil Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are John Thomas Valentine, Daniel Hollingsworth, Bo Hart, Brandon Tanner, Chris Fuller, Vince Anderson, and John "Scooter" Paschall; honorary pallbearers: John Robert Lickert and Johnathan Lickert. Visitation is scheduled at McEvoy Funeral Home on Saturday from 2:00 until 6:00 P.M. and again on Sunday after 12:00 P.M. until time of service.

Marilyn Kendall was born on January 29, 1943 in Jackson, Tennessee to the late Glennie Thomas Hale and the late Dessie Harris Hale. She is survived by her daughters: Elane Hart of Beach Bluff, Tennessee, Veronica (Johnny) Lickert of Paris, and Tiffany (Jeff) Valentine of Paris; grandchildren: Rocky, Charles and Brandon Tanner; Jason and Daniel Hollingsworth; Bo Hart; Jasmine and John Valentine; Johnathan and John Robert Lickert; great grandchildren: Madison and Ashlyn Fuller; Dean Tanner; Jaylin and Kelby Hollingsworth; sister: Nellie Smith of Paris; several nieces, a great niece, and great nephews. Besides her parents, Marilyn is also preceded by her sons: Jackie Davidson and Terry Glenn Tanner.

Ms. Kendall formerly worked at Celotex as a boiler house operator. She also worked and retired from Dana of Paris. Marilyn enjoyed fishing and quilting, loved all kids and especially her grandchildren. She was also an avid dog lover, a member of Jesus Saves Baptist Church and attended TVCC.

Teddy Jenkins

Teddy Franklin Jenkins, age 84, passed quietly after a long illness on July 31, 2018 at Morningside Assisted Living in Paris, Tennessee.

“Ted” was born in Springfield, Missouri on June 10, 1934 to the late Roy Franklin and Vivian Gladys Jenkins.

He graduated from E. W. Grove High School in 1952 and enlisted with the U.S. army in 1955. His first post was at the Presidio in San Francisco, California, where he met his wife of nearly 62 years, Ruthie Harnish. In 1962, he was accepted to flight school and became a highly decorated helicopter pilot during two tours in Vietnam. Awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross (for heroism in military flight – the U.S. Army’s highest honor for aviators), Bronze Star, Air Medal for Heroism, eight additional air medals, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Army Commendation Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal. While serving in the military, Ted also completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in History and Education.

He is survived by his wife, Ruthie; his children, Mark and his wife, Erica; Melody and her husband, Eric Fried; and grandchildren: Halil Averbeck and her husband, Brandon, Holden Fried, Will Jenkins, and Roy Jenkins.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Memorial visitation will be Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church Paris, with the memorial service to begin at 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church, with Dr. Trent Bullock officiating.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Midsouth Chapter of The Alzheimer's Association at https://www.alz.org/get-involved-now/donate.

Kay Webb

Kay Webb of Paris, Tennessee passed away Monday, August 6, 2018 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Her funeral service will be Friday, August 10, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Farmer of Bethany Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:00-2:00 P.M. Friday, prior to the service.

Kay Webb was born January 6, 1947 in Henry County, TN to the late Henry Edgar Matheny and the late Corinne Jackson Matheny. She is survived by a sister, Dianne "Faye" Duke of Puryear; two nephews: Russell (Carol) Duke and Chris (Renee) Duke; four great nieces, one great nephew, one great-great nephew, and numerous cousins.

Ms. Webb was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and worked for many years at Matheny's Day Care Center. She enjoyed reading and country music.

Rae Taylor

Lea Rae Taylor, age 46 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, TN.

 

She was a teacher at Lakewood Elementary School in Paris, where she taught for 22 years.  Ms. Rae loved her students and teaching was her life.  She was a member of Birds Creek Baptist Church.

 

Lea Rae was born October 20, 1971, in Paris, TN, to Roger Taylor & Ruth Perry Taylor, who both survive of Paris, TN. 

 

Along with her parents, she is also survived by one brother, Ricky (Pam) Taylor of Paris, TN; a cousin that she helped raise, Joseph Cooper of Paris, TN; three nieces, Reo Taylor, Amanda Holt, and Danielle Doogan; one nephew, Remington Taylor; one special aunt, Doris (Gene) Rich; and several other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 

She was preceded in death by one half-sister, Tina Lee; grandparents, Lou & Olin Perry, and Orville and Opal Taylor; and one nephew, Nicholas Hart.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Wednesday, August 8, 2018, from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 3:30 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Bro. Kevin Gallimore officiating.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Josh Gray, Joseph Cooper, Josh Warbritton, Mike Bell, David Weatherly, Caleb Grissom, and Remington Taylor.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ms. Rae’s Lakewood School Family.

 

Burial will be in Birds Creek Cemetery in the Whitlock community of Paris, TN.

Evelyn Wade

Ruby Evelyn Wade, age 88 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, August 5, 2018, at her residence in Paris, TN.

She retired from Emerson Electric in Paris after 27 years as a shipping clerk.  She attended Paris Church of God of Prophecy.  She was a loving mother and loved to cook. 

Evelyn was born May 8, 1930, to the late Thomas Jerry Burnette and the late Kate Patterson Burnette.

She was married December 24, 1948, to Clifford Franklin Wade, who preceded her in death on November 29, 1989.

She is survived by three sons, Ricky Lynn (Alberta) Wade of Livingston, TN, Jackie Dale Wade of Paris, TN, and Terry Joe (Natalie) Wade of Paris, TN; five grandchildren, Nathanael Wade, Heather Batts, Tabitha Melton, Tiffany Wade, and Jason Wade; and 11 great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by six sisters, Blanche McDavid, Inez Tubbs, Ethel Johnson, Mary Winchester, Hattie Mae Smith, and Clara Burnette; and four brothers, Joe Burnette, Clayton Burnette, Jerry Lynn Burnette, and Arthur Burnette.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.  A graveside service will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at 1:00 pm at Rose Lawn Memory Garden, with Everett Holloway officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Nathanael Wade, Jason Wade, Vince Farris, and other family members and friends.

Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Paris, TN.

Joyce Ellis

Joyce Hudgins Ellis, age 75 of Paris, passed away Friday, August 3, 2018 at Paris Healthcare Center. Her funeral service will be Monday, August 6, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow at Bevil Cemetery. Dwayne Thomas, Avalon Hospice Chaplain will officiate. Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 P.M. prior to the service on Monday. Pallbearers will be Randy Ellis, Billy Ellis, David Dougherty, and Brandon Dougherty.

Joyce Hudgins Ellis was born October 13, 1942 in Hickman, Kentucky to the late Richard Hudgins and the late Elizabeth Greer Hudgins. On December 31, 1957 she married Billy Joe Ellis and he preceded her in death on April 20, 2014.

Ms. Ellis is survived by a daughter, Shelia (David) Dougherty of Paris, TN; two sons: Billy Ellis and Randy Ellis both of Paris, TN; a brother, Jerry Lee Hudgins of Paris, TN; twelve grandchildren; and seventeen great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and her husband, Ms. Ellis was also preceded in death by two daughters: Kathy Ellis and Michelle Ellis; and a brother, Kenneth Hudgins.

Ms. Ellis worked at Salant and Salant and she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Ronald Kilgore

Ronald Warren Kilgore, age 76 of Paris passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. His memorial service will be Saturday, August 4, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Pastor Carol Wade, Chris Choate and Hurshell Lee Knox officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.

Ronald Warren Kilgore was born October 16, 1941 in Paris, Tennessee to the late B.C. Kilgore and the late Alice Dill Kilgore. He was paralyzed from the neck down in a diving accident in 1957 when he was 15 years old, but continued his education, graduating from Grove High School in 1960 in the top ten of his class. He received his BS and MS degree from the University of Tennessee in Martin and his PHD from the University of Mississippi. He received the Tennessee Governor's trophy for the Most Outstanding Handicapped Person in Tennessee in 1974. He was a long time member of First Presbyterian Church of Paris.
After receiving his Doctorate from the University of Mississippi, he became an Associate Professor at this University. He later became a professor of Business Administration and Accounting at the University of Tennessee in Martin. He retired in the spring of 2018.

Hurshell Lee Knox has been a faithful care-giver and friend for 37 years making it possible for Dr. Kilgore to continue his life-long ambition as an educator for countless students.

Memorials may be made to:

Alice Kilgore Nursing Scholarship U.T. Martin
c/o: Beverly Wood
315 Walnut St.
Paris, TN 38242

Ward Dougherty

Ward Gaylor Dougherty, age 76 of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Monday, August 1, 2018 at the Life Care Center of Bruceton. His funeral service will be conducted at McEvoy Funeral Home on Sunday, August 5th at 2:00 P.M.  Visitation for Mr. Dougherty will be at McEvoy Funeral Home from 2:00 until 6:00 P.M. Saturday and after 1:00 P.M. Sunday prior to the service.  

Mr. Daugherty is survived by his daughter: Kim Pike of Dyersburg, TN; sons: David (Sheila) Dougherty of Paris, TN, Gene (Christy) Dougherty of Bruceton, TN, Tim (Heather) Rhodes of Pleasant Hill, MO, and James (Laura) Daugherty of Buchanan, TN; sister: Elizabeth Dougherty (Robert) Dickinson; nephew: Bill (Dawn) Emmons of Bruceton, TN; special friend: Barbara Dougherty of Paris, TN. 

Ward is preceded by his parents: Henry Ward Dougherty and Sarah Gaylor Dougherty; son: Michal Todd Dougherty; and niece: Julie Foshee.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:
First Baptist Church
313 North Poplar Street
Paris, TN 38242  

Ray Lash

Raymond Gordon “Ray” Lash, age 87 of Springville, TN, died Thursday, August 2, 2018, at his residence in Springville, TN.

He was the owner & operator of KOA Campground at Kentucky Lake for 33 years alongside his wife.  He also worked in construction for several years and formerly worked at Walmart.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.

Ray was born April 20, 1931, in Midlothian, IL, to the late David Lash and the late Yvonne Bastien Lash.

He was married December 11, 1954, to Carolyn Dohl Lash, who survives, of Springville, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one grandson, Joshua Hunt of Buchanan, TN.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah A. Hunt; two sisters; and five brothers.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated with no services planned at this time.

Kelley Farris

Kelley W. Farris, age 97 of Paris, TN, died Friday, August 3, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Kelley retired as the longtime owner & operator of Farris Amoco in Paris where he worked for 32 years.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, where he earned four bronze stars, a good conduct medal, and a WWII victory medal.  He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Paris.  He enjoyed camping and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He loved God and his church family.

Kelley was born February 21, 1921, to the late Marvin P. Farris and the late Lena Vickery Farris.

He was married January 4, 1941 to Lorene Sue Wilson Farris, who preceded him in death on June 18, 2005.

He is survived by one daughter, Janice Farris of Paris, TN; three sons, Kelley D. Farris of Paris, TN, Terry D. (Donna) Farris of Paris, TN, and Rickey (Judy) Farris of Paris, TN; special nephew, Mike (Cheryl) Wilson of Paris, TN; one sister, Juanita (Billy) Jones of Paris, TN; 8 grandchildren, John (Flint) Farris, Kelley (Leslie) Farris, Jr., Melissa (Darryl) Cherry, Jeremy (Samantha) Farris, Justin Farris, Sarah (Kevin) Brown, Terrey Dawn (Gerald) Tharpe, and Seth Farris and special friend Aubree Guess; and 17 great grandchildren.

Along with his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Annie Mae Farris; two sisters, Clara Nash and Sue Hart; and two brothers, Pete Farris and Woodard Farris.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, August 5, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and continue Monday, August 6, 2018, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Fairview Baptist Church in Paris. The funeral service will be Monday, August 6, 2018, at 1:00 pm at Fairview Baptist Church, with Bro. Johnathan Smith officiating.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

James Williamson

James Troy Williamson, age 81 of Greenfield, TN, died Thursday, August 2, 2018, at his residence in Greenfield, TN.

He spent many years as a truck driver where he drove for several companies, retiring from Doyle Sims & Sons Trucking in Gleason, TN.  He attended St. John’s Christian Fellowship in Paris.  James loved hunting, fishing, and motorcycles.  He loved racing cars in Chicago and big trucks.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.

James was born July 23, 1937, in Stribling, TN, in Stewart County, to the late Troy Hill Williamson and the late Maggie Boone Williamson.

He was married September 19, 1998, to Saundra Griffin Williamson, who survives of Greenfield, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Tina Hoffman of Dresden, TN; two sisters-in-law, Linda Arnold of Greenfield, TN, and Paula Griffin of Sharon, TN; two brothers-in-law, Ricky Dale Griffin of Greenfield, TN, and Donald (Pam) Griffin of Greenfield, TN; four grandchildren, Kara (Dusty) Mann, Justin Hoffman, Dalton Morgan, and Garrett Morgan; and one great grandchild, Haizley Mann.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Jean Brooks.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with David Jordan officiating.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Griffin, David Crouch, J.T. Turner, Greg Morgan, Mike Tyler, Jerry Sweatt, and Dusty Mann.  Named as honorary pallbearers are the grandsons, Justin Hoffman, Dalton Morgan, and Garrett Morgan. 

Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery in Cottage Grove, TN.

Joshua Callison

Joshua Stone Callison, age 27 of Buchanan, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. There will be no funeral service; however, his visitation will be 1:00-3:00 P.M. Friday, August 3, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Joshua Stone Callison was born July 15, 1991 in Union City, Tennessee to Carl Richard Callison of Kentucky and Billie Jean Cannon Freeland of Buchanan, TN. He is also survived by a son, Nova Stone Callison of Buchanan; a sister, Sydney Dawn Cannon of Paris; three grandparents: Beverly Hemminger of Buchanan, Geraldine Callison of Union City, and Stan Cannon, Sr. of Chattanooga, TN; and four uncles: Stan Cannon, Jr., Robert Griffin, Bubba Callison, and George Callison.

Joshua Stone Callison was preceded in death by two grandparents: Dale Hemminger and Warner Ray Callison, Sr.

 

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