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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries



Kenneth Barrett

Kenneth Barrett, age 56 of Puryear, died Wednesday Dec. 17th at Henry County Healthcare Center.

Visitation will be 4-7pm on Friday 19th and after Noon on Saturday Dec. 20th. Funeral will be at 2pm Saturday Dec. 20th at McEvoy Funeral home. Burial will be in Foundry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Gene Anderson

Gene Anderson, age 85, of Paris, Tenn., died Monday, December 15, 2014, at Morningside of Paris.

He was married June 6, 1948 to Aileen Whitehead Anderson and she survives.

Gene was a member of First Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class.   He began his work career at Moore's Grocery in Paris.    He retired after 40 years in the Banking Industry.   Gene started at Commercial Bank in 1954 and retired from Union Planters in 1994.    He was a member of Paris Kiwanis Club and was a volunteer worker at Helping Hands.    He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, wood working, and yard work and had served in the Tennessee State Guard.

Gene was born May 16, 1929 in Paris, TN to the late Thomas Jarrett Anderson and the late Lillian Hart Anderson.

Besides his wife, Gene is also survived by his Two Daughters,  Pat (Danny) Nelson of Paris, Tenn,  Pam (Bob) Moultrie of Paris, Tenn;  Four Grandchildren,  Bryan (Ellie) Nelson, Natalie (Brad) Skipper,  Lydia Moultrie,  and Spencer Moultrie;   Three Great Grandchildren,  Mary Evelyn Nelson,  Margo Nelson,  and Asher Nelson.          

Besides his parents, Gene was also preceded in death by Three Sisters, Lucille Harding, and twins Mildred Marie Anderson and Margaret Davis;  Three Brothers,  Douglas Anderson, John Anderson, and Robert Edward Anderson. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm  Thursday, December 18, 2014 after 10 am Friday.   The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of

Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 am Friday, December 19, 2014.

Trent Bullock and Larry Simmons will officiate.   Pallbearers will be Randy Whitehead, Barry Whitehead, Ray Harding, Tommy Whitehead, Brent Greer, Johnny Foust, Charlie Foust, and Tommy Anderson.    Honorary Pallbearers will be The Friendship Sunday School from First Baptist Church.

Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Leitia "Tish" Covington

Letitia Tish Watson Covington, age 97 of Paris, died Sunday Dec. 14th at HCMC.

Visitation will be 4-7pm Tuesday Dec. 16th and after 1pm Wed. Dec. 17th at McEvoy Funeral home. Funeral will be at 2pm Wed. Dec. 17th with burial to follow at Hillcrest Memoiral Park.

Mrs. Covington was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Paris where she was a member of the Marthas, the Morning Circle, was a former Vacation Bible School teacher, Sunday School teacher, adn youth leader. Tish was a loving mother and grandmother and always did for others before herself.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, c/o Marion Medical Mission, P.O. Box 107 Paris, TN 38242 or Anne S. Flowers, Memorial for Needy Children c/o Janet Brazleton, 165 Anderson Drive, Paris, TN 38242.


Neil Bennett

Neil Bennett, age 76, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, December 11, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

He was a Baptist and a retired welder in Chicago, IL.   He also enjoyed fishing.

He was born January 26, 1938 in Como, TN to the late Wesley Bennett and the late Avis Peel Bennett.

He is survived by his  One Daughter,  Michelle (Brian) Crosno of Paris, Tenn;  Two Sons,  James (Paulette) Bennett of Burbank, Ill,  Kenneth (Linda) Bennett of Lindstrom, Minn;  One Sister,  Doris Dunlap of Nashville, Tenn;  One Brother,  Thurman (Dean) Bennett of Como, Tenn;  Five Grandchildren, Juston Bennett, Amanda Bennett, Victoria Bennett, Quinten Bennett, and Alyvia Crosno;  And he was a loving Uncle to Many Nieces and Nephews.         

Besides his parents, Neil was also preceded in death by Sisters, Mazelle Lamb, and Hilda Paul;  and Brothers,  Ray Bennett, Carl Bennett and Daryl Wayne Bennett.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Sunday, December 14, 2014 and after 9 am Monday, December 15, 2014.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 am Monday, December 15, 2014.

Kenneth Bennett will officiate.  Family and Friends will serve as Pallbearers.

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

Norma Foust

Norma L. Foust, age 65 of Paris, TN, died Saturday night December 13, 2014 at her residence.

Norma married January 24, 1971 to James Dwight “Jim” Foust and he survives.

She formerly worked at Holley Carburetor Plant.  She was also the former owner and operator of B-Rite Convenience Store in Paris and then managed and supervised several Eagle Food Stores in the area.  She also managed the Hillcrest Club for 13 years. 

She was born June 14, 1949 in Bristol, VA to the late Joseph Sturgill and the the late Enola Allen Sturgill.

Besides her Husband Jim, Norma is survived by her daughter, Dana M. (Greg) Scott of Paris, TN;  son, Chris D. Foust of Paris, TN;  Granddaughters, Justice Nicole Birmingham of Murray, KY and Haley Danielle Birmingham of Paris, TN.

She was also preceded in death by Seven Sisters, and One Brother. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Monday, December 15, 2014 and after 9 am Tuesday, December 16, 2014.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 am Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

Gerald Scott will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Curt McDaniel, LeDustie Graves, Tad Hathaway, Mike Hanks, Jim Rodgers, and Stan Chilcutt.    Honorary Pallbearers will be Donald Brown, Joe Kennon, Jim LaJoy, Jesse Bucy, and Tony VanDyke.

Interment will be Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, Tenn.


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