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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

Mike Nichols

Michael Roger “Mike” Nichols, age 65, of Paris, Tenn., died Sunday, September 14, 2014, at Jackson Madison Co. Gen. Hosp. in Jackson, Tenn.  
Mike was married July 16, 1976 to Patricia Gale "Pat" Glover Nichols and she preceded in death April 10, 2003.

He was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church. He was  a former Henry Co.Commissioner and was  currently a Datebase Administrator for Bethel University in McKenzie, TN.

Mike was born April 9, 1949 in Lansing, MI to the late Larry Roger Nichols and the late Dorothy June  McWherter Nichols.

He is survived by his One Daughter,  April (Randy) Tanner of Paris, Tenn; Step Daughter, Sherry (Randy) Stone of Paris, Tenn;  One  Step Son,  Mike(Dreama) Glover of Dresden, Tenn;  One Sister,  Elmarie (Larry) Dunlap of Paris, Tenn;  Grandchildren, Danielle Doogan, Amanda Holt, Zack Stone, John Stone, Lexie Burnette, Alex Tanner, Brenen Glover, and Chase Glover; and Six Great Grandchildren.  

Besides his Wife and Parents Mike was also preceded in death by a Daughter, Tina Marie Lee and Grandchild, Nick Hart.        

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Tuesday, September 16, 2014 and from 9 – 11 am  Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 17, 2014. 

Corey Cain of Maplewood Baptist Church and Paul Veazey will officiate.    Pallbearers will be Brenen Glover, Chase Glover, Jason Dunlap, Dylan Burnette, LeRoy Parish, and Jimmy Barrett.

Interment will be at Olive Branch Cemetery Near Cottage Grove, Tenn.
Memorial may be made to Maplewood Baptist Church Building Fund, 8700 Highway 218 By-Pass, Paris, TN  38242. 

Donald Watkins

Donald Watkins, Sr., age 70, of Versailles, Ky., formerly of Henry County, died Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Frankfort Regional Hospital in Frankfort, Ky. 

He was a  former Henry Co. TN resident and a retired Fed Ex truck driver.

Donald served in the US Army 101st Airbourne Division during Vietnam.   He was a  Life time member of the V.F.W. in Paris, TN and a member of the N.R.A.

Donald was born August 24, 1944 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Bernie Watkins and the late Florence Dilly  Watkins.

He is survived by his One Daughter,  Jennifer McCoy (Rick) Smith of Rockwood, Tenn;  Two Sons,  Donald "Donnie" Watkins, Jr. of Versailles, Ky,  Jason Watkins of Versailles, Ky;  One Sister,  Shirley Takas of Toledo, Ohio;  One Brother,  Bernie Watkins, Jr. of Ohio;  Four Grandchildren, David Gater, Daniel Sarver, Delayna Sarver, and Dalton Andrew Watkins;  and his Former Wife, Martha Watkins of Paris, TN.       

Besides his Parents, Donald was preceded in death by a Sister, Joyce Watkins and Brothers, David Watkins, and Paul Watkins.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.  No visitation is planned.  There will be a  Graveside Funeral Service at Foundry Hill Baptist Cemetery at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

Joe Page will officiate. 

Interment will be at Foundry Hill Baptist Cemetery near Puryear, Tenn.

Sissy Sowell

Virginia Ruth “Sissy” Sowell, age 86, of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, September 13, 2014, at her residence in Paris, Tenn. 

She was married April 27, 1946 to William Marshall Sowell, and he survives.

Sissy was a member of the Apostolic Church in Paris, TN.    She was a very loving family person that cared about her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

She was born November 18, 1927 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Luther Allen Briggs and the late Era Bunch Calvert Briggs.

Besides her husband, she is also survived by her Two Daughters,  Mary (Jerry) Davis of Buchanan, Tenn,  Denise (David) Bomar of Paris, Tenn,  One Son,  Mark (Sheila) Sowell of Buchanan, Tenn,  One Sister,  Nancy Christ of California;  Four Brothers,  Luther "Junior" (Wanda) Briggs of Paris, Tenn;  Ray (Elaine) Briggs of North Carolina,  Tommy (Paula) Briggs of California,  Frank (Carolyn) Briggs of California; 9 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren, and 6 Great Great Grandchildren.          

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a Son,  Willy Sowell; Sisters,  Dorothy DeLong, and Jackie Cooper;  Brothers,  Wesley Briggs, Doug Briggs, and Charles Briggs.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Visitation will continue from 10am – 12pm Wednesday, September 17, 2014  at the Henry County Tabernacle. The Funeral Service will be at Henry County Tabernacle at 12:00 PM Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

Dwight Turner will  officiate. Pallbearers will be Wesley Bomar, Frank Patterson, John Patterson, Jamie Mead, Josh Sowell, and Jacob Mead.

Interment will follow in  Community Cemetery in Springville, Tenn.

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

Bob Medlock

Ret. M/Sgt (USAF) Robert G. "Bob"  Medlock, age 77, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, September 11, 2014, at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn.

He was married January 26, 1958 to Sue Frances Wimberley Medlock and she survives.

Bob was a Retired Master Sgt. in the US Air  Force with 22 years of service. He spent 11 years overseas, with 8 years in England, 1 year in Vietnam and 2 years in Korea.    He was a member of  Jones Chapel Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and was very active for many years.    He was also a former Henry Co. Schools bus driver which he enjoyed very much.   He was a former grocery store owner in Whitlock.    Bob enjoyed going to church, visiting with his friends at McDonald's in the mornings and he enjoyed antiques and auctions.

Bob was born January 3, 1937 in Paris, TN to the late Glenwood Medlock and the late Eva Beatrice Redmon Medlock.

Besides his wife, he is also survived One Daughter,  Yong Sue Medlock Dushlek of Paris, Tenn;  One Son, Glen Dale (Annette) Medlock of Lake Charles, La;  One Sister,  Ann Medlock of Paris, Tenn;  One Sister-in-Law,  Helen Marie Farmer of Springville, TN;  Two Grandchildren, Hailee Marie Dushlek of Paris, TN,  and Jacob (Christina) Medlock of Lake Charles, LA;  One Great Grandchild, Tanzie Medlock of Lake Charles, LA.;  and Several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

Besides his Parents, Bob was also preceded in death by a Brother, James Murray Medlock; and In-Laws, Dennis and Mary Wimberley.         

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 1 - 3 pm  Sunday, September 14, 2014 with the  Funeral Service  LeDon Chapel of  Ridgeway Funeral Home at 3:00 PM Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Johnny Farmer and Dwight Mercer will officiate.   Pallbearers will be Rusty Farmer, Jody Farmer, Steve Farmer, Jimmy Keith VanDyke, Coltin VanDyke, and Corbin Easterling. 

Interment will be at Jones Chapel Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105   or   Henry County Camp Gideons International, P. O. Box 583, Paris, TN  38242


Joel Clark

William Joel Clark, age 74, of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, September  6, 2014, at his residence in Paris, Tenn. 

He was married June 8, 1963 to Marilyn Ann Martin Clark and she survives. 

Joel was a member of Oak Hill Union Church.    He retired from Henry County School System as a teacher and basketball coach.    He was a member of the Henry County Retired Teachers.    Joel was a farmer, an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed his motorcycles.

He was born November 14, 1939 in Paris, TN to the late Robert Tompkins Clark and the late Estelle Madeline Underwood Clark.

Besides his wife he is also survived by  Three Daughters,  Beth Clark Watkins of Paris, Tenn,  Patty Jo Clark (John) Taylor of London, England,  Susan Clark (Brad) Debold of Dunwoody, Ga,  Two Sisters,

Sandra (Franklin) VanDyke of Paris, Tenn,  Jerry (Wallace) Lassiter of Puryear, Tenn;  Four Grandchildren,  John Thomas Watkins of Paris, TN,  Alexandra Taylor of London, England,  Blake Debold of Dunwoody, GA and Nathan Debold of Dunwoody, GA.

Besides his Parents, Joel was also preceded in death by Three Brothers,  Robert Clark,  James Clark,  and Allen Clark. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Tuesday, September  9, 2014 and after 9 am Wednesday, September 10, 2014.    The

Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 10:30 am Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

Paul Veazey will officiate.    Pallbearers will be Brad Debold,  Michael Lassiter,  Steven Harrison,

Sandy Lassiter, Jarrett Brewer, and Kevin Bomar.    Honorary Pallbearers will be Henry Co. Retired Teachers;   His Motorcycle Family;  and All former basketball players.

Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to:  Henry Co. Family Resource Center, 55 Jones Bend Rd. Extended, Paris, TN 38242    or    Henry Co. Helping Hand, P.O. Box 22, Paris, TN  38242


Sue McClain

Sue McClain, age 86, of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn.  

She was married October 25, 1947 to Paul Franklin "Red" McClain he died September 23, 1996.  

Sue was a member of East Wood Church of Christ and she was a self-employed seamstress for many years.  

She was born June 1, 1928 in St. Louis, MO to the late Clyde Johnson Sterrett and the late Bertha Eva McFadden Adams.

She is survived by her  Four Daughters,  Ann (Dan) Patterson of Puryear, Tenn,  Peggy Carrier of Salem, Ind,  Paula (Gary) Odom of Paris, Tenn,  Debbie Pace of Paris, Tenn;  Two Sons,  James (Kim) McClain of Puryear, Tenn,  Dwayne McClain of Jackson, Tenn,  Three Sisters,  Dean Parker of Paris, Tenn,  Bessie Guthrie Wynn of Muskegon, Mich,  Bobbi Guthrie Kuhn of Shepherdsville, Ky;   9 Grandchildren, Gary Stephens, Todd Thurman, Cathy Fitzhugh, Molly Harris,  Mandy Davidson,  Clint Odom, Abby Martin,  Audrey Horn, and Dalton McClain;  Six Great Grandchildren, Barron Robinson, Ranger Robinson, Maverick Robinson, Jackson Harris, Collins Davidson, Everett Martin;  and Several Nieces and Nephews.

Besides her Husband and Parents, Sue was also preceded in death by a Brother, Billy Joe Guthrie.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Monday, September  8, 2014 and after 9 am Tuesday, September  9, 2014. The

Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Tuesday, September  9, 2014

Victor E. Eskew and David Alan Jackson will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Gale Flood, Bobby Owen, Jerry Olive, Tilman Paschall, David Bell, and Charlie Neal.

Interment will be at Price Cemetery in Puryear, Tenn.

 

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