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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 


Willie "Mae" Sykes Olive

Willie "Mae" Sykes Olive, age 86 of Paris died at her residence on Monday March 2.

Visitation will be 4-7pm Saturday March 7th and after 1pm Sunday at McEvoy Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery.

Earnest Green

Earnest Stanley “Ernie” Green, age 92, of Paris, Tenn., died Wednesday, March  4, 2015, at Martin Healthcare Center in Martin, Tenn.   

He was first married to Betty Jane Sheets Green and she preceded in death.   He then married Helen Manley Green and she preceded in death.    He was a retired General Foreman for Stauffer Chemical Company in Mt. Pleasant, TN and was a US Army Veteran of WW II who served in Europe.    He was also a ham radio operator for several years. 

He was born February 10, 1923 in Glouster, OH to the late John Henry Greene and the late Dollie Markins Greene Stissel. 

He is survived by his   One Daughter,  Beverley (Doug) Mosley of Paris, Tenn;  One Son,  Steven Greene of Memphis, Tenn;  Three Sisters,  Barbara YaCono of Monee, Ill,  Phyllis Jepperson of Crete, Ill,  Joyce (Charles) Clifford of Chicago, Ill;  One Brother,  Herbert (Charlotte) Greene of South Carolina;  Grandchildren, Lori (David) Goodgine, Stephanie (Dan) Keele, Joel (Athena) Scott, Deena (Gary) Nance, Jennifer Cronion,  Tara Greene,  and Steven Greene;  and 13 Great Grandchildren.   

He was also preceded in death by 8 other sibblings.           

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 1 – 3 pm Sunday, March  8, 2015.    The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 3:00 PM Sunday, March  8, 2015 with a Graveside Service to be in Columbia, TN on Monday March 9, 2015 at 11:00 am.   

Gary Doughten and Corey Cain will officiate.   Family and Friends will serve as Pallbearers.   

Interment will be at Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbia, Tenn at 11:00 am Monday March 9, 2015.



Betty Burcham

Betty Sue McDaniel Burcham, age 67, of Murray, Ky., died Tuesday, March  3, 2015, at her daughters residence in Murray, Ky. 

Betty married Jimmy Burcham December 7, 2003 and he survives.   She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and gardening.

She was born August 27, 1947 in McKenzie, TN to the late Manny Fred McDaniel and the late Ivie Carroll McDaniel.

Besides her husband, She is also survived by her One Daughter,  Kristy Brewer of Murray, Ky;  Two Sons,

Timmy Bolton of Murray, Ky,  Royce (Mary Beth) Bolton of Camden, Tenn;  Two Step Daughters,  Kimberly Ann Stepp of Paris, Tenn,  Jennifer Lynn Burton of Puryear, Tenn;  Two Sisters,  Sarah Mae Wallace of Clarksville, Tenn,  Ivy Nell Quinn of Greenfield, Tenn;  One Brother,  Willie Joe McDaniel of Gleason, Tenn;  13 Grandchildren, Several Great Grandchildren, and Several Nieces and Nephews.       

Besides her Parents, Betty was also preceded in death by a Daughter, Kammie Sue Langley; Sisters, Lucille Brummitt and Frances McDaniel;  Brothers, James, Foster, Elihu, Harlan and Eddie Lee McDaniel.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, March  7, 2015.    The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, March  7, 2015. 

Tracy McDaniel will officiate.  Family members will serve as Pallbearers.    

Interment will be at New Bethel Cemetery in Henry, Tenn.

Memorials may be made in the form of donations to:  The Burcham Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN  38242.


Deborah Thigpen

Deborah Ann Thigpen, age 62, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, March  3, 2015, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn.

She married April 13, 1977 to Jim Thigpen and he survives. She was presently the Executive Director for Tennessee Business Development Corporation in Paris and was also a Baptist in her faith.

She was born August 15, 1952 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Harvey S. Clinton and the late Dorothy Neighbors Clinton.

Besides her husband, She is also survived by her One Daughter,  Meggen (Jason) Crockarell of Paris, Tenn; Two Sisters,  Mitzie (Terry) Stanfill of Chattanooga, Tenn,  Marilyn (Trey) Jones of Dayton, Tenn;  Three Grandchildren, Alex Crockarell,  Everett Golden, and Shea Crockarell;  Sister-in-law, Patricia (Don) Elsea of Chattanooga, TN. 

        

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Friday, March  6, 2015 and after 9:00 AM to  Saturday, March  7, 2015.    The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 10:30 AM Saturday, March  7, 2015.

Charles T. Cate will officiate. Pallbearers will be Ed Wheatley, Charlie Kirk, Albert Wade, David Miles, Brent Greer, Austin Perry and Mike Miles.

Entombment will follow in Rose Lawn Mausoleum in Paris, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to:  Henry County Helping Hands, P.O. Box 22, Paris, TN  38242.


Bernice Vinson

Bernice Vinson

Bernice Vinson, age 92 of McKenzie, formerly of Paris died at the Paris Healthcare Center on Monday March 2.

Visitation will be 4-8pm on Friday March 6th at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 11am on Saturday March 7th at Fairview Baptist Church. Funeral will be held at 1pm Saturday. Burial will follow in the Memorial Cemetery.

Tammy J.Johnson

Tammy Johnson

Tammy Johnson, age 54 of Paris died Friday Feb. 27th at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

There will be a Memorial Visitation from 4-6pm Friday March 6that McEvoy Funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McEvoy Funeral Home c/o Tammy Johnson account, P.O. Box 158, Paris TN 38242.




David Critchlow

David R. "Mountain Man" Critchlow of Paris, age 65, died Friday February 27th. Visitation will be 4-7pm Thursday March 5th and after 1pm Friday March 6th with cremation to follow.


Hester Davenport

Hester Ray Davenport, age 92 of Paris died Sunday March 1 at the Henry County Medical Center.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Paris, lifetime member of Eastern Star, and retired from Emerson Electric.

Her visitation will be 4-7pm Tuesday March 3rd and after 11am Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral home. Service will be at 2pm Wednesday March 4th with burial to follow in Rose Lawn Memory Garden.


Mattie Holland

Mattie Lee Fry Holland, age 97, of Springville, Tenn., died Monday, March  2, 2015, at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn.   

Mattie married Marion “Slick” Holland and he preceded in death. She was a homemaker who formerly worked at the Holley Carburetor Plant and she loved the Tennessee Titans.

She was born April 24, 1917 in Sugar Tree, TN to the late Hamer Fry and the late Lora Floyd Fry.

She is survived by her One Sister, Nelle Jean Vogle of Bruceton, Tenn and One Brother, Billy James Fry of Camden, Tenn;  One grandchild, Jerry (Tammy) Holland of Paris, Tenn;  and several nieces and nephews.       

Besides her Husband and Parents,  she was also preceded in death by her Sisters: Lou Wofford and Sue Dalton, and Brothers: Fred Fry and Leslie Fry.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Monday, March  2, 2015 and after 10:00 AM Tuesday, March  3, 2015.     The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Tuesday, March  3, 2015

Dwight Turner will officiate.   Family and Friends will server as Pallbearers.


Joyce Plott

Joyce K Plott, age 78, of Paris, Tenn., died Friday, February 27, 2015, at NHC Healthcare in Milan, Tenn.  She married Harold Dean Plott July 15, 1954, who died April 12, 1996. She was a member of Eastwood Church of Christ. She

Formerly worked at Burnett's Shoe Store for 20 years.

She was the daughter of the late Robert Burns and the late Madgie Pigg Burns.
She is survived by her daughter: Rhonda (Jeff) Watt of Medina, Tenn. and son: Karonel (Becky) Plott of Paris, Tenn.        

Ms. Plott has three grandchildren : Spencer Plott of Paris, Tenn., Grant (Rachel) Watt of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Katelyn (Taylor) Barker of Fruitland, Tenn.
Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers: Opal Staggs, Christine Sledge, Freeman Burns & Arlen Burns. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Saturday, February 28, 2015 and after 12:00 PM   Sunday, March  1, 2015. The funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Sunday, March  1, 2015 , with Victor Eskew officiating.  Entombment will be at Rose Lawn Mausoleum in Paris, Tenn.


Eunice Robbins Steele

Eunice Robbins Steele, age 89, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, February 26, 2015, at her residence in Paris, Tenn. 

She was married September 22, 1945 to Dave Henry Steele he preceded in death September 30, 2013. Eunice grew up in the Elkhorn Community.    She was a member of Springhill Baptist Church, where she was very active and was a former choir member.    She formerly worked at Salant & Salant Co and was a homemaker who loved her family, gardening and her flowers

Eunice was born June 22, 1925 in Springville, TN to the late Johnnie Shelby Robbins and the late Lola Alice Wimberly Robbins.

She is survived by her One Son,  Phillip D. Steele of Paris, Tenn;  One Daughter-in-law,  Judy Steele of Paris, Tenn;  Four Grandchildren,  Brandi (Scott) Phillips of Lenoir City, TN,  Susanne (Andy) Collins of Henry, TN,   Shane (Chris) Steele of Humboldt, TN,  and  Ken H. Steele of Nashville, TN;   and 6 Great Grandchildren, Garrett Steele and Grayson Carey of Humboldt, TN,   Cameron Collins and Anne Claire Collins of Henry, TN,  and  Hailey Phillips and Jordan Phillips of Lenoir City, TN;   Special Care Givers, Brooke Turner, Amanda Miller, and Sarah Muzzall. 

Besides her Husband and Parents, Eunice was also preceded in death by a Son, Paul David Steele;  Sisters, Lucille Sykes, Blanche Wimberly, and Gladys Bowles;  Brothers, Edgar Robbins, Lelon Robbins, and Clint Robbins. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Friday, February 27, 2015 and after 10 am Saturday, February 28, 2015.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 28, 2015.

Fred Shackelford will officiate. Pallbearers will be John Robbins, Fred Bowles, Jeff Fletcher, Monroe Robbins, and Louis Robbins.   

Interment will be at Palestine Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to:  Palestine Cemetery Fund, c/o Bettye Carter, 3245 Gate 3 Rd., Paris, TN  38242  or  Springhill Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Johnny Foust, 2740 Hwy 77, Paris, TN  38242. 


Edwin Keith Brewer

Edwin Keith Brewer, age 62, of Springville, Tenn., died Thursday, February 26, 2015, at his residence in Springville, Tenn. 

He worked as a machinist for many years in Paducah, KY.   He enjoyed collecting coins, traveling, puzzles, gaming, and UK Basketball.

Keith was born November 17, 1952 in Chicago, IL to the late Wilburn Brewer and the late Ollie B. Thompson Brewer

He is survived by his  One Daughter,  Lorie (Dennis) Guill of Paducah, Ky;  One Nephew,  Brian David Brewer of Camden, TN. 

Besides his parents, Keith was also preceded in death by a Son, Eric Jason Brewer and Brother, Kenneth Brewer.           

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 1 – 2 pm Saturday, February 28, 2015.    The Funeral Service will be Graveside at Memorial Cemetery at 2:30 PM Saturday, February 28, 2015.

Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.


Helen Tanner

Graveside service 2:00PM Monday, March 2, 2015 at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Gary Collier officiating.

No visitation is scheduled prior to the service.

She was born in Granby, MO to the late Charles Edward and Helen Nellie Kelley Cook. On December 16, 1944 she married Winfred Martin Tanner, he preceded May 25, 1975.

Survived by grandchildren: Patrick Tanner, South Haven, MS, Marcus (Stephanie) Tanner, Jacksonville, NC; great-grandchildren: Hudson Tanner, Kinsley Grace Tanner; nieces: Joyce (Larry) Odom; nephews: Harold Gene (Carolyn) Cook, Denny (Gloria) Cook, Kevin (Anita) Estes, Gene Kelley (Caroline) Estes.

Preceded by a son: Steven "Spanky" Tanner, November 23, 1995; sisters: Clara Mae Estes, Millie Wells, Patsy Cook, Rosetta Cook; brothers: Frank Cook, Howard Cook, Joe Cook, Willard Cook, Jack Cook, Marvin Cook and a niece: Glenda Cook.

Mrs. Tanner was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Paris.


Janet Hite

Janet Apple Hite, age 65 of Buchanan, died Tuesday February 24th at her residence.

She was a former employee of Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV, Mrs. Hite was a loving wife of 27 years.

There are no services scheduled at this time.


Ricky Hoskins

Ricky “Rick” Allen Hoskins, Sr., age 57, of Springville, Tenn., died Monday, February 23, 2015, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

He was married August 13, 1976 to Mary Ann Kloppenborg Hoskins and she survives.   

He founded and formerly owned Volunteer Custom Carports & Garages and he was an accomplished builder.

He was currently the Owner & Operator of Hidden Creek Resort in Springville, TN.    He was a Member of Buchanan Masonic Lodge #772, and he enjoyed singing and was a member of the Hidden Creek Band.  Rick Won several Bar B Q Cooking Competitions and always enjoyed helping with fund raisers in his community.   He was a former breeder of Quarter Horses at Circle H.

He was born January 16, 1958 in McKenzie, TN to the late James Allen Hoskins and Nell Chandler Melton of Paris, TN.

Besides his wife and mother, He is also survived by his  One Daughter,  Nicole (Len) Hoskins Hardin of Dresden, Tenn;  One Son,  Ricky Allen Hoskins, Jr. of Springville, Tenn;  One Sister,  Fran (Jeff) Jolley of Palmersville, Tenn;  One Brother,  David (Amy) Hoskins of Springville, Tenn;  Five Grandchildren, Lindsey Hardin,  Natalie Norwood,  Madyson Hoskins,  Mason Hoskins,  and Jake Hardin;   And Several Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

Besides his father, he was also preceded in death by a Step-father, Jewel Melton;  Son, Mark Anthony Hoskins;  and Brother, John Hoskins.          

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Wednesday, February 25, 2015 with a Masonic Service at 7:00 pm to be led by Buchanan Masonic Lodge #772.   Visitation will continue after 10 am Thursday, February 26, 2015 until the Funeral Service at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home Thursday, February 26, 2015.

Joe McClure will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Timmy Hicks, Jeffrey Jolley, Paul Jolley, Adam Hoskins, Ryan Hoskins, and Lane Hoskins.    Honorary Pallbearers will be The Hidden Creek Band Members: Jeff Finch, Bob Sumrok, and Brent Oatsvall.

Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, Tenn. 

Memorials may be made to: The Hoskins Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, P.O. Box 788, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN  38242.  


James Haywood Priddy

James H. Priddy, age 85, of Paris, Tenn., died Sunday, February 22, 2015, at his residence in Paris, Tenn. 

He was married Nov. 4, 1950 to Lena Ruth Cox Priddy and she preceded in death June 25, 2014.    James was a member of East Wood Church of Christ.

He retired as a machinist from Midland Brake Co in Paris and was a member of the Machinist Union.  He was also an avid fisherman.

James was born January 14, 1930 in Paris, TN to late John Thomas Priddy and the late Almeda Mae Hutchens Priddy.

He is survived by his  Four Daughters,  Bonnie (David) Eldridge of Paris, Tenn,  Patty Alexander of Paris, Tenn,  Kathy (Steve) Looney of Paris, Tenn,  Donna (Johnny) Jones of Wilmer, Ala;  One Son,  Larry (Michele) Priddy of Hendersonville, Tenn;  One Sister,  Mildred Byars of Paris, Tenn; Grandchildren, Corey (Jenny) Eldridge, Jordan Eldridge, Justin Hosford, Farrah (Andy) Salmon, Paul Hosford, Jeffrey (Jessica) Ellis, Jacob Wilson, Katelyn (Shachar) Hovan, Olivia Looney, Ryan Priddy, Andrew Priddy, Michael Eldridge, Kevin Jones, Kristen (Joey) Campbell;  and Eight Great Grandchildren. 

Besides his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Marcus Alexander;  Sister, Helen Morris; Brothers, Thomas “Pat” Priddy and Hafford Priddy; and Grandchild, Brendon Priddy.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Wednesday, February 25, 2015.    

The Funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Roger Banks will officiate.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.    

Interment will be at Walker Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to:  Alzheimer’s Association, 4825 Trousdale Drive, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37220.

Douglas Ferguson

Douglas Edward Ferguson, age 50, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at his residence.

Doug was an avid fisherman who adored his grandchildren.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date.


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