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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

 

Linda Hargrove

Linda Hargrove, age 70, of Paris, died May 1, 2015 at Paris Health Care.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

She was born September 3, 1944 in Murray, Kentucky to William Herbert Rumfelt and Roberta Elizabeth Bucy Rumfelt.

Linda was formerly married to James Franklin Hargrove, he preceded her in death.

Linda was a sitter and caregiver for many years. Her grandson, who affectionately knew her as "Nanny" said that she spent her life takign care of others and would always be his devoted hero.

She has one daughter, Stephanie Hargrove, of Paris, and a son, James "Jimmy" Hargrove of St. Petersburg, FL. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Bell.

Her brothers, Bill Rumfelt and Joe Rumfelt, also preceded her in death.

Besides her parents, she is survived by her grandchildren, Jake Hargrove, Robert Worrall, Devin "Doo Dog" Worrall, Zach Hargrove, and preceded in death by Amanda Lynn Worrall.

She is also survived by longtime friends, Diana(Robert) Dunlap, Lynn Morgan and Shirley Lockhart.


Myree Smith Cox

Myree Smith Cox, age 88, of Paris, Tenn., died May 2, 2015, in Paris, Tenn.

Myree was born December 1, 1926, in Henry County, Tennessee to Earley F. Smith and Jannie Williams Smith, both preceded in death.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 5th, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at McEvoy Funeral Home. The funeral will take place Tuesday, May 5th at 2:00 p.m. Dr. Rob Martin of First United Methodist Church will officiate.

Pallbearers will be David Parks, Ricky Parks, Larry Parks, Andy Jackson, Adam Jackson and Emory Bradley. Honorary are Glen Jackson, Gordon Owen, Jeff Tucker, and Charlie Bumpus.

She married Aubrey J. Cox on December 11, 1946 and he preceded her in death on August 22, 2013.

Myree was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church. She worked with Holley Carburetor for 29 years and worked in the office of Holley Credit Union when it first organized and was located in the Carburetor factory. Myree enjoyed traveling and was a lifetime member of the Fish Fry Sams Camping Club.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Verdell Burnette and two brothers, Elroy Smith and Herlon Smith.

She is also survived by a sister, Earlene(Charles L.) Green of Paris and a sister-in-law, Geraldine Smith, of Paris. As well as nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.


Terry B. Tharpe

Terry B. Tharpe, age 88, of Paris, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Henry County Medical Center in Paris.

He was born September 19, 1926 in Mansfield, Tenn., to Tom and Viola E. Tharpe, both deceased. He was also proceeded in death by a son, Joseph Teague, 3 sisters and 4 brothers. He was educated in the Henry County Schools and was self-employed.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Stephens Tharpe, step-sons, Kenneth and Reginald Guyton, daughters, Barbara Tharpe and Betty Grisby, of Illinois, 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, brother, Jettie (NamSon) Tharpe and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was a member of Sparks Street Church of Christ.

Visitation will be Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1:oo p.m. with funeral to follow at Sparks Street Church of Christ. Brother Edward Howard, Eulogist.

Burial in Greenwood Cemetary.

Trinity Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


James Clements

James Day Clements, age 84 of Puryear, died Tuesday April 28th at his residence.

James worked for General Motors, Fisher Body Fleetwood in Michigan with over 37 years of service. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, Lifetime DAV member, Amvets and American Legion member.

Memorials may be made to DAV or Caring Hearts, 1290 Kelley Drive, Paris, TN 38242.

Visitation will be Thursday April 30th 4-8pm and after 9am until service time at 11am on Friday May 1 at McEvoy Funeral home. Burial will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery.


Carter Oliver

Funeral service 2:00PM Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Stephens of Sulphur Well Church of Christ officiating, burial will follow at Mount Zion Church of Christ Cemetery in Buchanan.

Named as pallbearers are Joe Carter Oliver, Terry Oliver, Lawrence Jackson, Donnie Oliver, Gary Elkins and Paul Henry McDaniel.

Visitation 4:00 - 7:00PM Tuesday and after 1:00PM Wednesday.

He was the son of the late James Lilburn Oliver, Sr. and Clara Hays Oliver. On December 16, 1949 he married Moretta Herndon Oliver, she survives in Paris.

Survived by a brother: Robert Earl (Betty) Oliver, Paris; nieces: Connie Bell, Robin Herndon, Debbie Elkins, Anita Michael; nephews: Donald Earl Oliver, Lawrence Allen Jackson; great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Preceded by a sister: Helen Oliver; brother: James L. Oliver, Jr. in WWII and a nephew: William Earl Jackson.

Mr. Oliver was a 1934 graduate of Buchanan High School then attended Tolers Business College. In 1937 he worked at his uncle’s service station in Nashville, in 1940 went to work for TVA in Charlotte, North Carolina until he was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1941. Carter served for 4 years in many places including Algiers and Fedala, North Africa; Licata, Sicily; Salerno, Italy; Cavaliere, Southern France; Anzio, Mount Cassino and Milan, Italy; Stuttgart, Germany; and Innsbruck, Austria. Returning home in 1947 Carter bought a convenience store located in the Sally Lanes building. In 1944 Carter attended Lexington University in KY in order to teach a course in Veterans farm training in Henry County. He also worked with the TN Gas Transmission Company in Kentucky, Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Upon returning home again Carter bought the house on Shady Grove Rd. where he and his wife have lived for almost 30 years. He worked in Henry County as a U.S. Mail Carrier, Carpenter and Farmer and was a member of the Bethlehem Church of Christ.

Memorials may be made to: Sulphur Well Church of Christ Scholarship Fund, Sulphur Well Church of Christ Food Bank or Mt. Zion Church of Christ Cemetery Fund c/o: Mackie Gallimore.

Edna Owens Snow Keel

Edna Ownens Snow Keel, age 96, of Paris, Tenn., died Friday, April 24, 2015, at Morningside of Paris.

Edna married Dumas Snow on August 28, 1943 and he preceeded her in death on February 13, 1975. She married James Keel on September 17, 1993 and he preceeded her in death on July 3, 2000.

She was also preceeded in death by six sisters, Annie Stubblefield, Mina Conors, Esther McDowell, Lula Campbell, Helen Jackson and Ruthie Cole. D.B. and Carl Owens, both of her brothers, also preceeded her in death.

Edna was born on July 18, 1918 in Buchanan, Tenn., to Ed Owens and Laura Winchester Owens, both preceeded her in death.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including local nieces: Martha (Kent) Jackson, Sue (Ron) Brown, Carolyn Stamps, and Connie (Elwood) Maxwell. She is also survived by a step-daughter, June Keel.

Mrs. Keel retired from Sears & Roebuck Company. She was a member of Decatur Trinity Christian Church in Memphis, TN. and  also a member of Eastern Star.

Arrangements are being handled by McEvoy Funeral Home. Visitation will be 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015 prior to the service. Funeral services will be Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Her nephew Dale Hamilton will officiate. Pallbearers are Dale Hamilton, Dan Jackson, Mike Jackson, David Brown, David Sullivan and Ernie Veglio.

Edna will be buried in Maplewood Cemetary beside her first husband, Mr. Dumas Snow.


Ellen Louder

Ellen Esther Louder, age 71, of Springville, Tenn., died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at her residence in Springville, Tenn. 

Ellen married Harvey D. Louder October 27, 1962 and he survives.   She was employed by Wal-Mart for almost 15 years as a Pharmacy Tech.  She enjoyed the Beach and the Sun and her Grandchildren.

She was born September 30, 1943 in Chicago, IL to the late John Panozzo and the late Esther Kardols Panozzo.

Besides her husband Harvey, she is also survived by her  Three Sons,  Blaine Louder of Darien, Ill,  Ronald (Kathy) Louder of New Lenox, Ill,  Brian (Mary-Cay) Louder of Countryside, Ill;  Grandchildren,  Stephanie Louder,  Brandon Louder, Cody Louder,  Virginia Louder, and John Louder;  and  Great Grandchild,   Morgan Louder.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Tuesday, April 21, 2015.    The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 7:00 pm Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

Chad Kennedy will officiate.   Burial will be in Chicago, IL.

 


Janette Ealey McDaniel

Janette Ealey McDaniel, age 88, of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Paris Healthcare Center in Paris, Tenn.

Janette married Earl McDaniel, May 23, 1942 and he preceeded her in death on January 2, 2014. She was also preceeded in death by both her parents, Willard Ealey and Addie Priddy Ealey, and a sister and brother, Geneva Ealey and Dewey Ealey.

She was born October 2, 1926 in Henry County, Tenn. Mrs. McDaniel was a member of Sulpher Well Church of Christ where she enjoyed gospel singing and encouraged Christian education. She was employed at Golden Peacock, Mitchum Co., and Holly Carburetor. She enjoyed her role as a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

She is survived by a daughter, Patsy (Steve) Blount of Paris, Tenn. and a son Charles (Sandra) McDaniel, also of Paris. A sister, Carlene Ealey of Memphis, Tenn. and her grandchildren, Jason (Alex) McDaniel and Callie Marie Blount, both of Paris, Tenn., and Ryan Allen (Kristin) Blount of Clarksville, Tenn. Great-grandchildren Kinsey Mae Blount, Khloe Lyn Blount, William Jason McDaniel, and Knox Benton Blount.

Arrangements are being handled by McEvoy Funeral Home, visitation will be 5 - 7 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015 and after 12:00 Noon Monday. The funeral service will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Randy Stephens of Sulphur Well Church of Christ and John Dale will officiate. Pallbeares will be Charles and Jason McDaniel, Steve and Ryan Blount, Bobby King, Dewey Ealey and Buddy Forsythe.

Interment will be at Hansel Cemetary in Paris, Tenn.

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

Frances Brown Linsman

Frances Brown Linsman, age 95, of Paris, Tenn., died Friday, April 17, 2015, at Murray Calloway Co. Hospital in Murray, Ky. 

Frances married James Paul Linsman October 18, 1941 and he preceded in death July 19, 2007.     She graduated from Buchanan School.    She was a member of Bethlehem Church of Christ and was a Sunday School Teacher for many years at both Bethlehem and Mt. Zion Church of Christ.    She worked as a homemaker, a farmer's wife and helpmate to her husband all of her life.  She loved to sew, quilt and read and was an excellent cook.

Frances was born April 1, 1920 in Puryear, TN to the late Albert L. Brown and the late Nola Jackson Brown.

She is survived by her   One Daughter,  Paulette (Ed) Kent of Puryear, Tenn;   Grandchildren,  Lisa (Craig) Wueller, Chad (Laura) Drummond, Jeff (Melissa) Gallimore, Mitch (Sandra) Gallimore, Sean (Mitzi) Kent,  Eric Kent,  and Kevin (Gabriela) Kent;  14 Great Grandchildren;  1 Great Great Grandchild;  and  Special Care Givers,  Martha Foster,  Cathy Robinson, and Tressa Prince.

Besides her Husband and Parents, Frances was also preceded in death by Daughters,  Janet Gallimore and  Kathryn Drummond;  and Brother,   Bonnie L. Brown.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Sunday, April 19, 2015 and from 11 am – 2 pm Monday, April 20, 2015.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Monday, April 20, 2015. 

Porter King and Jim Lowrie will officiate.    Pallbearers will be Sean Kent,  Eric Kent,  Jeff Gallimore,  Mitch Gallimore,  Chad Drummond, and  Seth Kent.    Honorary Pallbearers will be Ben Gallimore, John Tyler Gallimore, Kevin Kent, and Christopher Weaver. 

Interment will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Buchanan, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to:  American Diabetes Association, 220 Great Circle Rd. # 134,  Nashville, TN  37228   or   Paris Lions Club, P.O. Box 735,  Paris, TN  38242.  

Jeannette McFarlin

Jeannette Snow McFarlin, age 81, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn. 
Jeannette married Mac McFarlin Jr. December 24, 1950 and he preceded in death March 18, 1981.    With her husband and daughter, she lived in many cities including St. Louis, MO, Mobile, AL. Vicksburg, MS, Meridian, MS, Nashville, TN, Bowling Green, KY, Evansville, IN, Boonville, IN, Dayton, OH, and Celina, OH. 


While in Celina, she worked for many years at The Daily Standard newspaper, where she was a perforator, proofreader, wrote feature stories and covered the police and courthouse beats.  She was also instumental in establishing the Auglaize-Mercer County Community Action Commission (CAC), Project Liberation, Head Start and other programs.  She was the Board President of the Community Action Commission there for several years.  She also served on the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) board of Northwest Ohio for several years.   


In his autobiography, "Winking At Life", Wink Martindale wrote about his Friendship with Mac and Jeannette McFarlin which began while Martindale and McFarlin both worked at WDXI in Jackson, TN.   Jeanette was born May 30, 1933 in Paris, TN to the late Cecil Snow and the late Ellie Brady Snow.  She was a member of East Wood Church of Christ in Paris and attended Atkins Porter School and Graduated from Grove High School.


She is survived by her  One Daughter,  Shannon McFarlin of Paris, Tenn;  Half Sister,  Jane Weisenfels of Richmond, VA;   Half Brother-John Snow of Richmond, VA; and Several Niece and Nephews.


Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 5 – 7 pm Thursday, April 16, 2015 and from 9 – 10 am Friday, April 17, 2015.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 10:00 AM Friday, April 17, 2015.

Randy Stephens will officiate.   Pallbearers will be Monte Belew, Gaines Hedges, Rick Owen, and Pat Terrell.  


Interment will be at Walker Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.


Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN  38148.


George Thoresen

Carpenter and artist, George R. Thoresen age 55 of Buchanan, TN passed away Tuesday April 7, 2015 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Visitation will be Saturday April 18, 2015 beginning at 2:00PM until time of his memorial service, 3:00PM at Antioch United Methodist Church.

Thoresen was born September 12, 1955 in Dover, New Jersey to the late Roy A. Thoresen, Sr. and Grace Holt of Buchanan, TN. He was married August 16, 2001 to Gladys "Ann" Wyse Thoresen, who preceded March 30, 2011.

He was a graduate of Morris Knolls in Denville, New Jersey. He loved fishing and the Florida Keys.

He is survived by his step-father: John Holt, Buchanan; God mother: Mary Lou Sutherland, New York; daughters: Kim (Ben) Mueller, Succasunna, NJ, Elizabeth (Dan) Wojciechowski; son: Michael (Shelia) Thoresen, Monroe Bridge, MA; sister: Nancy Gross, Buchanan, TN; brothers: Roy (Louise) Thoresen, Jr., Sparta, NJ, James Thoresen, Buchanan, TN; grandchildren: nine; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


Maurine Hendrix

Homemaker and Paris resident Maurine Hendrix, 96, passed away Sunday April 12, 2015 at Paris Healthcare Center.

Visitation will be 4:00 - 8:00PM Tuesday, April 14, 2015 and after 11:00AM Wednesday.

Her funeral service will be at 2:00PM Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. John Smith of Fairview Baptist Church officiating, burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

She was born September 28, 1918 in Crockett County, TN to the late Benjamin H. Halbrook and Paul Douglas McCord Stroud and was the step-daughter of the late Joseph Stroud.

She was married to Zack Harrison who preceded in 1979 and later married to James Curtis Hendrix, he preceded in 1994.

Mrs. Hendrix was a longtime member of Buchanan Baptist Church. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was an avid gardener who loved her flowers. A family member said that she was a very plain spoken lady who loved her family and had strong Christian values.

She is survived by a son: John Harrison, Buchanan, TN; thirteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Preceded by a brother: Joseph Harrison in infancy; sisters: Peggy Anderson, Alabama Davis, Wilma Davis; brothers: James Halbrook, Leonard Halbrook and Joseph Stroud.


Carol Sparks

Carol Sparks, age 71, of Buchanan, died Friday, April 3, 2015, at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, TN.

Carol was a self employed sitter and she loved her dogs.

She was born February 26, 1944 in Bloomington, Illinois.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., April 13, 2015 at McEvoy Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2015 prior to the memorial service. Randy & Lori Roberts of Chapel Hill Church in Paris, TN will officiate.

She is survived by a brother, Don (Kathy) Sparks of Henry, TN.

She was preceeded in by her parents Walter Sparks and Agnes Swanson Sparks.

Memorials may be made to: Henry County Sheriff's Department, Animal Shelter, Attn: Monte Belew, P.O. Box 639, Paris, TN, 38242.

Delores Anderson

Delores married William Earl Anderson November 1, 1964 and he preceded in death August 20, 2012.  

 

She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the UMW and had served on various committees.  She was a Lifelong member of the Paris Garden Club and was a Master Gardener.   She worked as a volunteer with several organizations in Paris and Henry Co. for many years.

She was born August 9, 1934 in Bruceton, TN to the late Omar Calhoun Horton and the late Cora Lewis White Horton.

 

She is survived by her  One Daughter,  Karla Anderson Gurton of Paris, Tenn;  One Son,  William E. "Bill" (Christy) Anderson, Jr. of Paris, Tenn; 

Grandchildren,  Caroline Gurton,  Wesley Gurton, Lauren Anderson,  Lindsey Anderson, and  William E. "Tripp" Anderson, III;  Brother-In-Law,  James Fred Anderson of McKenzie, TN;  and  Several Nieces and Nephews.

Besides her Husband and Parents, Delores was also preceded in death by Brothers,  Omar Calhoun "O.C." Horton, Jr.,  and  Elree Horton.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Thursday, April  9, 2015.   Visitation will continue at First United Methodist Church from 9 – 10 am Friday, April 10, 2015.    The Funeral Service will be at First United Methodist Church at 10:00 AM Friday, April 10, 2015.

Dr. Robert D. Martin will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jim Kizer,  Emory Bradley,  Don Davenport, Brian Tusa,  Jon Horton, Robert Horton.    Charles McMillen will be an Honorary Pallbearer.

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

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25,  Paris, TN  38242.


Rachel Mangrum

Rachel Sparks Mangrum, age 93, of Buchanan, Tenn., died Monday, April  6, 2015, at  her Care Givers Residence in Paris, Tenn. 

Mrs. Mangrum married Paul Watson Mangrum December 14, 1940 and he preceded in death August 2, 1989.   

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was the former teacher of the Nelle Robertson Sunday School Class.   She enjoyed flowers and yardwork  and especially loved her Grandchildren and visiting friends in Benton Co. 

She was the daughter of the late Ernest Sparks and the late Laura Floyd Sparks. 

Mrs. Mangrum is  survived by One Son, Luther W. "Bud" (Linda) Mangrum of Buchanan, Tenn; One Sister, Hazel Alexander of Eva, Tenn;  Three Brothers, Fred Sparks of Eva, Tenn., Jerry "J-Bird" Sparks of Camden, Tenn., and Darrell Sparks of Arizona;  Grandchildren,  Paula (John) Perkins of Buchanan, TN, Tracy (Tommy) Hayes of Paris, TN,  Dale A. Rogers of Paris, TN;  Great Grandchildren, Lesly (John) Sherman, Morgan Perkins & Fiance Justin Chilcutt, Melinda and Murray Perkins, Jordan, Jamison, Jarrett, & Jackson Hayes; Great Great Grandchildren,  Tyler, Katelyn, & Lydia Sherman; and Special Care Giver,  Rita (Scott) Evans. 

Mrs. Mangrum also preceded in death by Daughter, Katie Lou Mangrum;  and brother, Frank Sparks. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, April  9, 2015.    Visitation will continue at Trinity United Methodist Church from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Friday, April 10, 2015.     The Funeral Service will be at Trinity United Methodist Church at 2:00 PM Friday, April 10, 2015. 

Randy Stephens and Rev. Jolinne Downey will officiate.     Pallbearers will be Tommy Harding, Earl Williams,  Jerry Scarbrough, Leon Rogers, Don Cox, Logan Dodd, Randall Perkins, & Glen Hubbard. 

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

Memorials may be made to:  Henry County Medical Center Hospice,  311 E. Wood St.,  Paris, TN  38242, or Trinity United Methodist Church, 409 N. Wilson St., Paris TN 38242. 

 

Ricky Owen

Ricky Lynn Owen, age 46, of Paris, Tenn., died Monday, April  6, 2015, at Jackson Madison Co. Gen. Hosp. in Jackson, Tenn.   

He was a member of the Henry County Rescue Squad and Springville Baptist Church.  He was also Captain of the Springville Volunteer Fire Dept. and was a Truck Driver for Denton's Trucking. 

He was the son of the late Willie Owen and the late Lillian Turner Owen. 

He is survived by a one Daughter, Shay Marie Owen of Paris, Tenn; One Brother, 
Garry (Christina) Owen of Springville, Tenn; Nieces and Nephews, David Owen, 
Jason Owen, Christy Owen, Tiffany Owen, Holly Owen, and Rafeil Owen 

He was also preceded in death by brother,  Willie G. Owen. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, April  8, 2015 and from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Thursday, April  9, 2015.    The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Thursday, April  9, 2015. 

Chad Kennedy will officiate.     Pallbearers will be the Springville Volunteer Fire Dept. Jr. Firefighters.   Honoray Pallbearers will be the  Springville Volunteer Fire Dept and Jason Owen, Steve Thompson, Rafeil Owen, Michael Raymer, Kenny Denton, Adam Underwood, Harlin McGlasson. 

Interment will be at Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville, Tenn. 

Memorials may be made to: Ricky Owens family to help with funeral expenses
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Georgia Smyth

Funeral service 2:00PM Saturday April 11, 2015 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. John Smith of Fairview Baptist Church and her nephew Bro. Barry Chandler officiating, burial will follow at Walker Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Barry Chandler, Mark Chandler, Keith Walker, Kevin Walker, Curt Parker and Jason Parker. Mike Chandler will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Friday April 10, 2015 and after 12:00PM Saturday.

She is survived by a son: Christian (Ilene Wilson) Smyth, Austin, TX; sisters: Janie Chandler McKenzie, Springville, TN, Jaquita Chandler Walker, Alton, IL; sister-in-law: Carolyn Chandler, Paris, TN; granddaughter: Sarah Flores, Dallas, TX and several nieces, nephews and special friends.

She was preceded by her husband: James K. Smyth, May 25, 1997; a son: Josh Smyth, August 10, 2003; husband: Gene Sammons; her parents: James Curtis and Lura Kate Dickson Chandler; sister-in-law: Rubye Chandler; brothers: James William Chandler, Bobby Eugene Chandler and a brother-in-law: L.T. "Jonah" McKenzie, January 4, 2014.

Georgia was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She worked at Commercial Bank and Trust Company with over 15 years of service. She made and sold jewelry, briefly having a store in Paris. Additionally she had a dress shop and an original accessories business in Murray, KY. Georgia was also a wonderful mother and homemaker.


Danny Hilt


Former brick mason and Henry resident, Danny Preben Hilt, 59, passed away at his residence Thursday April 2, 2015 following a terminal illness.

Visitation will be Sunday April 12, 2015 11:00AM until time of his memorial service at 3:00PM at McEvoy Funeral Home.

He was born July 6, 1955, in East St. Louis, IL, to the late Charles Edward and Violet Kay Calhoun Hilt.

He married Donna Sue Woolford Hilt December 9, 1978, she survives.

Family members said he was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survived by daughters: Linda Buie, Paris, ReGina Hilt, Paris, Danielle (Joe Dinkins) Hilt, Paris; sons: Danny (Christy) Allen, McKenzie, Kevin (Kari) Hilt, Henry; sisters: Kathy Hilt, Lexington, KY, Toni (Danny) Brockwell, McKenzie, Tina Hilt, New Concord, KY; a brother: Steve (Sarah) Hilt, Puryear; grandchildren: Violet Hayes Hilt, Alexis Riley Hilt, Summer Morgan Hilt, Astrid Preben Dinkins, Gage Dinkins, Abriel Buie, Ariel Allen; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded by a brother: Chuck Hilt.

Gerald Peters

Gerald L. Peters, age 63 of Paris, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 at the Veterans Hospital in Nashville, TN. His funeral service will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Marty Laney officiating. Burial will follow at Poplar Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 12:00 P.M. Friday.

Mr. Peters is survived by his wife, Dorothy Green Peters of Paris whom he married on December 2, 1978. He is also survived by two sons: Jason L. Tubbs of Tiptonville, TN and Gerald L. Peters II of Paris, TN; sisters: Cathy Peters of Chicago, IL, Diana Peters of Chicago, IL, Sandra (Vicente) Cordero of Chicago, IL, Glenna Peters of Chicago, IL; grandchildren: Jacob and Katie Crabtree, Tyler, Larry and Erin Tubbs as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Elsie Johnson Peters; two sisters: Carly Peters and Donna Blucher; four brothers: Sterling, Gary, Larry and Danny Peters.


Marie Carroll

Marie Dallas Carroll, age 90 of Paris, died Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Arbor Place in Clinton, KY.

Marie married December 23, 1940 to Robert Lee Carroll and he preceded in death September 13, 1994 .

Marie was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church and she loved to cook and read and watch The Waltons.

She was born March 29, 1925 in Cottage Grove, TN to the late Porter Thompson and the late Myrtie Ray Thompson.

She is survived by her, Daughter, Linda Carroll of Clinton, KY;   Granddaughter, Paula (Ricky) Nance,  Grandson, Clint (Vicky) Todd,  Grandson, Jody (Tara) Todd, and Granddaughter, Cindy Carroll;  7 Great Grandchildren, and 6 Great Great Grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by Four sisters, Grace Thompson Smith, Fossie Thompson Kuykendall, Nannie Thompson Pullen, and Katherine Thompson Cronin;  Two brothers, Noble and Jessie Thompson.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home,  201 Dunlap Street Paris, TN 38242, where the Visitation will be from  12 – 2 pm Monday April 6, 2015.   The Funeral Service will be at  2:00 pm Monday at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.   Corey Cain will officiate.   Family members will serve as Pallbearers.
 
Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery near Cottage Grove, TN.


William "Bill" Magee

William "Bill" Magee, age 67, of Paris, died Sunday, April 5, 2015, at Henry County Healthcare Center.

His body is to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Juanita Carter

Juanita Carter, age 93, of Mansfield, Tenn., died Friday, April  3, 2015, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, Tenn. 

Juanita married Marion E. "Red" Carter April 15, 1939 and he died June 13, 1947 in the L&N Railroad Drawbridge accident in Clarksville, TN.   She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Mansfield and formerly worked at Salant and Salant and was a Nurse's Aid at Henry County Nursing Home.

She was born September 22, 1921 in Mansfield, TN to the late Clarence Paschall and the late Sula Lucille Thompson Paschall.

She is survived by her  One Son,   Lou (Bettye) Carter of Paris, Tenn;  One Daughter-in-law,  Charlene Carter of Mansfield, Tenn;   Grandchildren,  Larry Timothy Carter of Mansfield, TN,  Tony Lynn (Nancy) Carter of Hopkinsville, KY,  Dr. Stephanie (Stan) Dunagan of Paris, TN,  and Dr. Stephen L. Carter of Chicago, IL;   Great Grandchildren,  Lesley Carter,  Sophie Carter, Will Carter, Joe Carter,  Jake Carter, Jon Carter,  Austin and Taylor Dunagan.

Besides her Husband and Parents, Juanita was also preceded in death by a Son,  Larry E. Carter.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St.,  Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 12 – 4 pm Monday, April  6, 2015. The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 4:00 PM Monday, April  6, 2015.

Paul Veazey and Kenneth Beal will officiate.   Pallbearers will be Rex Carter, Randy Carter,  Harlan Crawford,  William Ray Crawford,  Phil Crawford,  Ronnie Colson,  Kenny Colson,  and Butch Paschall. 

Interment will be at Shiloh Methodist Cemetery in Mansfield, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to:  Henry County Medical Center Hospice,  311 E. Wood St.,  Paris, TN  38242   or   Shiloh Cemetery Trust Fund,  c/o Charlene Carter, 235 Mansfield Rd.,  Mansfield, TN  38236.


Brenda Steele

Brenda L. Steele, age 67, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, April  2, 2015, at her residence in Paris, Tenn.

Brenda married Don Lewis Steele, Sr. Oct. 2, 1970, and he preceded in death Dec. 5, 2010.   She owned and operated Steele Restaurant Supply with him.   She was a member of the Prospect Baptist Church in Hollow Rock. TN and a former Member of Paris Henry County Rescue Squad when females were known as "Crewettes".      

She also enjoyed her family and grandchildren.

She was born July 29, 1947 in Milan, TN to the late Ruben Dodd and the late Edna Waters Dodd.

Brenda is survived by her  One Daughter,  Heather Steele of Paris, Tenn;  One Son,  Don (Jeannine) Steele, Jr. of Paris, Tenn;  One Brother,  Bill (Mickey)  Dodd of Hollow Rock, Tenn;  Grandchildren,  Austin Steele,  Brendon Steele, and  Will Smith;  Special Niece,  Debbie (Durante) Pryor  and her family Christie Hall & Chuck (Christi) Hall.

Besides her husband and parents, Brenda was also preceded in death by a Son,  Jeffrey Lewis Steele.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Friday, April  3, 2015 and from 11 am – 1 pm Saturday, April  4, 2015.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, April  4, 2015. 

Carlton Gerrell will officiate.    Pallbearers will be John Pain, David Fitzhugh, Chuck Hall, Durante Pryor, Jesse Wilson, and Noah Taylor.

Interment will be at Prospect Cemetery near Hollow Rock, Tenn.

Lucille Clendenin

Lucille Wofford Clendenin, age 95, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, April  2, 2015, at her residence in Paris, Tenn. 

She was married to Carl Porter Wofford May 14, 1937,  and he preceded in death  Nov. 2, 1958.   She then married John A. Clendenin Oct. 30, 1965, and he  died March 1, 1978. She formerly owned and operated Wofford's Grocery for 21 years in Springville and then managed Amon Evan's Hunting Lodge for 21 years.  She was a member of the Martha Chapter of the Eastern Star and the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.

Lucille was born November 24, 1919 in Ft. Henry, TN to the late Willie Andrew Sexton and the late Minnie Clyde McGee Sexton.

She is survived by her  One Daughter,  Carolyn (James) Thornhill of Southhaven, Miss;  Two Sons,  Jimmy (Marsha) Clendenin of Paris, Tenn,  Franklin "Oscar" Clendenin of Buchanan, Tenn;  Grandchildren, Carrie (David) Johnson of Paris, TN,  John Clendenin of Paris, TN,  Roger (Paige) Clendenin of Paris, TN,  Joey (Christie) Thornhill of Southhaven, MS,  David Thornhill of Southhaven, MS,  Jamie (Devlin) Clendenin of St. Louis, MO,  Van Clendenin of St. Louis, MO,  Christa (Eddie) White of Paris, TN;  Several Great Grandchildren;  and  3 Special Caregivers.

Lucille was also preceded in death by Sons, Carl Bernard Wofford,  and  David Leon Wofford;  Sisters,  Ruby Atkins & Pearl Wofford. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be  from 1 – 3 pm Saturday, April  4, 2015.   The  Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 3:00 PM Saturday, April  4, 2015.

Rev. James Smith will officiate.    Family members will serve as Pallbearers.   

Interment will be at Wofford Cemetery near Dover, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to:   St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.


Earl Shankle

Earl P. Shankle, age 89 of Paris, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Shankle was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in WWII with the 86th Black Hawk Infantry Division. He worked and retired from Plumley Rubber Company with over 40 years of service. Earl loved fishing, drawing, wood working, cooking country ham breakfast at Christmas and dancing with his wife.

He is survived by two daughters: Jena Barnes and Judy Collins both of Paris; two sons: Alvin (Margie) Shankle and Billy (Sherry) Johnson both of Paris; grandchildren: Heather Ray, Amanda Hendrix, Thomas Johnson, Heather Presson, Marie Lee, Wesley Hardin, Tonya Buxton, Stephen Collins; great-grandchildren: sixteen; Aunt: Minnie Bess Williams; several nephews including: Daryl and Larry Harris; cousin: Janice King and by his "faithful friends and sitters".

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Shankle August 12, 2012, they were married April 2, 1948; parents: Alvin E. and Ruth Williams Shankle; sons-in-law: Bill Barnes and Robert "Shag" Collins; sisters: Mae F. Harris, Garneta Bushart; brothers: Thomas Eugene "Gene" Shankle and Gaylin Shankle.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, April 4, 2015 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Allison and Bro. Cliff Evans officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers are Ted Lee, Wesley Hardin, Paul Hendrix, Randy Presson, Thomas Johnson, Luther Ray, Brandon Buxton and Stephen Collins. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 8:00PM Friday and after 9:00AM Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the West Paris Baptist Church.

Lena Myrick

Lena Mae Snow Myrick, age 95 of Paris, passed away on Tuesday March 31, 2015 at Henry County Healthcare Center. Mrs. Myrick was a member of Chapel Hill Methodist Church formerly of Paris. She worked and retired from Holley Carburetor Plant with over 30 years of service. Lena enjoyed sewing and gardening.

She is survived by a daughter Norma (Bill) Weaver, Paris; granddaughter: Leigh Ann (Keith) Crutcher, Gainesville, FL; great-granddaughter: Courtney Crutcher and a nephew: Bobby Turney, Lenoir City, TN.

She was preceded by her husband: James C. Myrick January 27, 1997, they were married June 26, 1938; parents: Thomas P. and Lena Trotter Snow; son: James T. "Bubba" Myrick; sister: Mable Turney; granddaughter: Angela Horn; great-granddaughters: Leslie Horn and Jennifer Horn.

Her funeral service will be held at 3:00PM Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. John Smith of Fairview Baptist Church officiating, burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers are Dennis Campbell, Johnny Myrick, Jamie Myrick, Bernie Bomar, Phillip Steele and Joe Houston.

Visitation will begin at 1:00PM Saturday until service time.


Georgia Newport

Mrs. Georgia Lee Boyd Newport, age 95 formerly of Puryear, TN passed away on Tuesday March 31, 2015 at the Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center in Huntingdon. Georgia was a Girl Scout leader, helped with taking the Census and was very active with the Henry County Helping Hands. She was an avid gardener and loved flowers. A family member said she was a very loving, giving and compassionate person. She did factory work in Michigan and worked at Holley Carburetor Plant formerly of Paris.

She is survived by a daughter: Regina Beth Hill Culver, Puryear; grandchildren: Sue (Jason) Zarins, Matt(Stephanie)Hill; great-grandchildren: Adam, Benjamin and Carah Noble, Belinda, Conner and Nathaniel Hill; great-great-grandchildren: three; nieces: Ginny Cate, Julie Johnson; nephews: George Bearden, Jim Bearden; special friends and children: Billie (Bill) Mosley, Mike (Tammy) Wimberley, Ross Wimberley, Paul (Catherine) Korp and Edith Bucy.

She was preceded by her husband: Arch Alan Wikowsky June 25, 1950, they were married May 16, 1942; husband: Sherman C. Newport October 21, 1993, they were married May 30, 1953; parents: George Washington and Rachel Melissa Dooley Boyd; sister: Thelma Bearden and a brother: Harold Boyd.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00PM Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the Point Pleasant Cemetery in Buchanan with Bro. Mike Wimberley of Cottage Grove Methodist Church officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00AM until 12:00PM Thursday April 2, 2015 at McEvoy Funeral Home of Paris.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of ones choice.


Robert West

Robert L. "Bob" West, age 81, of Paris, passed away on Sunday March 29, 2015 at Henry County Medical Center. Mr. West was a longtime employee of Emerson Electric formerly of Pairs with 0ver 24 years of service. He was an avid fisherman, outdoorsman and lover of animals.

He is survived by his wife: Norma Lindsey West of Paris and a special neighbor and friend: Sharon Greene of Paris.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Francis Sydney West and Amelia Rose Buckland West; four sisters and three brothers.

Lottie Vaughn

Lottie Mae Vaughn, age 80, of Paris, TN, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin, TN. 

She was a former waitress at Redmon's BBQ, and she enjoyed babysitting and kept many children in the community.

She was born June 23, 1934, in Puryear, TN, to the late Luther Thompson and the late Nellie Walters.

She is survived by her former husband, Ray Vaughn of Paris, TN; brother, Bobby Thompson of Paris, TN; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews

She was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, where the visitation will be from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Thursday, April 2, 2015. The funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Thursday, April 2, 2015, with Randy Potts officiating. 

Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in McKenzie, TN.


Marjorie Cooper Marshall

Marjorie Cooper Marshall, age 84, of Paris, died Friday, March 27th at her residence.

Marjorie was born on July 24, 1930 in Red Level, AL. She married Charles Marshall on November 17, 1986. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Paris. Marjorie loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her son, Kenny (Sandra) Paschall of Puryear, TN and Wayne (Emily) Wilson, Paris, TN. Sister-in-Law: Louise Travis, of Paris. Brother: Stanley Cooper of Paris. Six grandchildren: Jennifer Starks, Ross Paschall, Lisa Wilson, Allie Wilson, Trent Wilson and Madilyn Wilson. Three great-grandchildren: Torie and Gage Starks and Mia Kendall. Nephews: Randy Cooper, Tony Cooper, Mike Cooper and Tracy Cooper.

She was preceeded in death by her parents, Standley H. Cooper and Lois Costen Cooper, husband, Charles Marshall, and  son Sydney Cooper Wilson.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, March 29th at 3:00 p.m. at Memorial Cemetary. Dr. Rob Martin will officiate.

Memorials may be made to: First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25, Paris, TN, 38242.


Lucile Hull

Lucile Hull, age 101 of Paris, died Tuesday March 24th at her residence. There will be a private graveside service for family and friends.

She worked for the Dept. of Agriculture in Henry County and became Secretary to the Department of Defense in Washington DC during WWII.


Tammy Sue Lewis

Tammy Sue Lewis, age 50 of Buchanan, TN passed away on Wednesday March 25, 2015 at her residence. A family member said that Tammy's constant companion was her puppy dog "Lee" whom she always placed blame on when anything went wrong.

She is survived by nieces: Sherry Lee, Retha Lee, Lisa Brown, Kim Perry; nephews: Damen Lee, Kent Lee, Mark Lee, Mike Lee, Billy Low, Jr., Randall Perry, Rodney Wood and ten great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Benny and Beatrice Cruise Lewis; sisters: Linda Wood, Ann Perry and a brother: Billy Lowe.

Paul Smothers

Paul "Twister" Smothers, Jr., age 59 of Paris, passed away on Tuesday March 24, 2015 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson. Mr. Smothers was a member of TVCC of Paris. He attended many technology classes and received multiple degrees in business and computers. A family member said that Paul had been disabled most of his life from childhood polio and that he enjoyed spending time with his special pet and friend "Minnie" a miniature Chihuahua.

His is survived by his wife Lorelle King Smothers of Paris, they were married July 6, 2009. His daughters: Crystal Mayo, Paris, April Smothers, Evansville, IN, Paige Smothers, Evansville, IN; son: Paul Smothers, III, Texas; sister: Patricia Baylock, Dover; brothers: Bill (Sonya) Smothers, Paris and Alvin (Christina) Smothers, Union City.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Paul E. Smothers, Sr., Brenda Hatcher Smothers; and a nephew: Michael Smothers.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 2:00PM Saturday, March 28, 2015 at TVCC of Paris with Bro. Steve Gallimore officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: McEvoy Funeral Home, P.O. Box 158, Paris, TN 38242.

David Smith

Gene David Smith, Jr., age 60, of Murray, Ky., formerly of Paris, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. 

David was the former Finance Director for the City of Paris.  He was a Member of First Baptist Church, Paris and was a former member of the Paris Lions Club.

David was born November 15, 1954 in Muncie, IN to the late Gene David Smith, Sr. and the late Patricia Metzcar Smith.

He is survived by his  Two Sons,  Matthew (Rhonda) Smith of Murray, Ky,  and Christopher Smith of Indianapolis, Ind;  One Sister,  Kristi (Mike) Barnett of Chesterfield, Va;  Grandchildren, Tyler Sirls, and Trenton Sirls;  Niece,  Kelli Barnett of Portsmouth, VA; and Nephew,  Michael Barnett of Birmingham, AL.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 5 – 8 pm Friday, March 27, 2015 and from 9 – 10 am Saturday, March 28, 2015.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 10:00 AM Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Larry Simmons will officiate. 

Interment will follow in Murray City Cemetery in Murray, Ky.


 


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