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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries



Elwood Maxwell

Elwood R. Maxwell age 92 of Murray, KY formerly  of Elkhorn, TN passed away Wednesday June 22, 2016 at  Brookdale Assisted Living in Murray.

His funeral service will be Friday June 24, 2016 10:00AM at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Philip Maxwell and Bro. Randy Stephens officiating, burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Named as pallbearers are Glen Wimberley, Larry Wimberley, Curt Schoolfield, Frankie Maupin, Donnie Linville and  Avery Myers.  Austin Perry, Ben Williamson, Doug Schoolfield, Johnny Gibson, Bob Crockett and Jim Hamilton will serve as honorary pallbearers.

He was born October 18, 1923 in Henry County, TN to the late Ray and Minnie Hicks Maxwell.  On June 4, 1949 he married Connie Owens Maxwell, she survives, Murray, KY.

Survived by sons: Paul (Stephanie) Maxwell, South Fulton, TN, Philip (Tamatha) Maxwell, Murray, KY; grandchildren: Morgan Maxwell, Macy Maxwell, Jeremy Maxwell, Lea  McCool, Ray Maxwell, Anthony Brandenburg, Thomas Brandenburg, Thomas Brandenburg, Mary Grace Starks and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Preceded by a sister: Laurine Maxwell (Lewis) Jackson and a brother: John Franklin (Charlene) Maxwell.

Elwood was a graduate of Grove High School and played football on the undefeated team in 1940. He was a member of Sulphur Well Church of Christ. He served during WWII in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He was a graduate from U.T. Knoxville with a B.S. in Agriculture Engineering and farmed in the Elkhorn Community for many years; worked and retired from the Michigan Wisconsin Pipeline Company in Cottage Grove, TN. He was a longtime member of the Henry County Historical Society.

Memorials may be made to: Sulphur Well Church of Christ Building Fund, 1760 Oak Grove Road South, Springville, TN   38256.

Cassie Ann Oliver

Cassie Oliver passed away Friday, June 17, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral service will be Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow at Van Dyke Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Wednesday and after 9:00 AM Thursday all at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Cassie was born October 24, 1981 in Fairfield, TX to Jenny Peterson (Markus) Van Eeden of Paris, TN and the late William Anderson Oliver. She is survived by her daughter, Lola Belle Anderson Oliver of Henry, TN; sisters, Deloris Gilmore of Boca Raton, FL, Debra (Jim) Bower of Oak Ridge, TN and Sheila Oliver of Lakewood, CA; brothers, Richard (Amy) Oliver of Blanco, TX and Steve (Vicki) Oliver of San Antonio, TX; grandparents, Bill (Jeanette) Largent of Lake City, AR; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Alice Petronico

Alice Petronico, age 74, of Paris, Tenn., died Sunday, June 12, 2016, at her residence in Paris, Tenn.


Born May 14, 1942 in Hoboken, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Charles Kelsey and the late Catherine Tragonoas Kelsey.   She was married to Patrick Petronico, Sr. who died January 8, 2003.


She was a retired Customer Service Manager from Wal-Mart.


She is survived by her three sons: Patrick (Jennifer) Petronico of Paris, Tenn., Anthony (Christal) Petronico of Gaylord, Mich., and Timothy (Susan) Petronico of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; One sister, Catherine Brinson of Paris, Tenn.   Ms. Petronico leaves four grandchildren: Mackenzie Petronico, Dominick Petronico, Justin Petronico and Kelly Petronico.


Additional survivors include her much loved Grandpuppies: Ozzie, Maxx, Odie, Tabby, Missy and Bella along with her Grandcat: Shadow.  


Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by: three sisters, Dorothy Robbins, Helen Morgan and Marge Harvey; and a brother Frederick Kelsey.


Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.  She will be cremated with no formal service planned.


The family requests any memorials be made the charity of the donor’s choice.

Earline Walker

Earline Campbell Walker, age 85 of Paris, died on Wednesday June 8th at McKenzie Regional Hospital.

She attended Henry High School, worked for Holley Carburetor for 14 years.

Mrs. Walker was a long-time member of Maplewood Baptist Church.  Her life was characterized by a recognition of the needs of others and the willingness to help meet those needs, thereby making their burden lighter.  Her love of family and her influence will be greatly missed.  

Memorials may be made to: Maplewood Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 106, Paris, Tennessee 38242.

Visitation will be 1-3pm Friday June 10th, with service time at 3pm at McEvoy Funeral home.

James McBride

James Willis “Jime” McBride, age 75, of Springville, Tenn., died Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn. 

Born July 17, 1940, in Paris, he was the son of the late Willis Trenton “Shorty” McBride and the late Louise VanCleave McBride. Mr. McBride was first married to Virginia Barnes McBride and then secondly to Linda Kay Brown McBride, both who preceded in death.

He was a member of West Paris Baptist Church. Mr. McBride formerly worked as a supervisor at Holley Carburetor Plant until it closed. He then worked and retired from Mansard Island Marina. He founded the Lake area AA group at New Liberty Church and was a loyal member for 34 years to AA.

He is survived by his Daughter, Melissa (Terry) Hollingsworth of Paris, Tenn.; Two Sons, Michael McBride of Buchanan, Tenn. and  Marty McBride of Hazel, KY; three grandchildren: Ashley Michelle Ramos, Justin Michael Ramos and Wyatt Frank Hollingsworth.

Besides his parents and wives, he was also preceded in death by two sisters: Patricia Louise McBride and Priscilla Dean Gupton, along with a brother Fredie Arnold McBride.      

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., where the family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, June 11, 2016.His funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, June 11, 2016, with Cliff Evans officiating.  Interment will be at Walker Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Family and friends will serve as Pallbearers and Lake Area AA Members will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

Charley Cutherbertson

Mr. Charley Cuthbertson, age 90 of Paris, TN, passed away Sunday June 5, 2016 at his residence.

Funeral service 1:00PM Wednesday June 8, 2016 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Gary Collier officiating, burial will follow at MT. Zion Cemetery in Benton County, TN.

His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation 5:00 - 8:00PM Tuesday and after 11:00AM Wednesday until service time.

He was born September 26, 1925 in Benton County, TN to the late Clenty and Lola Belyew Cuthbertson.  On September 7, 1946 he married Sophia "Sophie" Wheatley Cuthbertson, she preceded December 1, 2007.

Survived by daughters: Fran (Don) Webb, Paris, TN, Becky Cheek, Paris, TN; sons: Charlie J. (Janis) Cuthbertson, Paris, TN, Ed (Rhonda) Cuthbertson, Paris, TN; sisters: June Lassandrello, Oak Lawn, IL, sister-in-law: Billie Cuthbertson, Paris, TN; grandchildren: ten; great-grandchildren: numerous and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded by brothers: Joe H. Cuthbertson, Eugene Cuthbertson and James Cuthbertson.

Mr. Cuthbertson served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  He was a lifetime member of VFW Post #1889 in Paris and was a charter member of American Legion Post #89.  Charley was self-employed most of his life with his fence business. 

The family request that memorials be made to the charity of your choice.


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