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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

 

 

Margaret Blount

Martha Margaret Leath Blount, age 91 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, March 21 at the Henry County Medical Center.

Born April 16, 1925, in Atwood,TN, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Harwood Leath and  the late Callie Mae McDade Leath. She graduated from Trezevant High School then attended Tollers Business College in Paris.  She was a member of Eastwood Church of Christ where she had formerly taught Sunday School and was a “Blanket Day” worker. She was an active volunteer for the Lifeline Bloodmobile and Henry County Helping Hands. In 2001 she was named “Volunteer of the Year” for the Henry County Family and Community Education Club (Homemakers Club).

She was a retired secretary from the Paris Special School District after 15 years of service and had formerly worked at the Mitchum Company, Paris Dairy, ASCS office and the M. Livingston Company.

Margaret married Benton Blount September 5, 1948 and he preceded her in death on November 26, 1992.

Survivors include her son: Steve (Patsy) Blount of Paris; Grandchildren: Callie Marie Blount of Paris and Ryan Allen (Kristin) Blount of Clarksville, TN and three great grandchildren: Kinsey Mae Blount, Khloe Lyn Blount and Knox Benton Blount all of Clarksville, TN.

Margaret dearly loved her grandchildren, great grandchildren and spending time with them. She was a wonderful cook and seamstress. She made beautiful needlepoint embroidery items and many gorgeous quilts that have become family heirlooms.

Visitation will be held Saturday March 25, 2017 from 4 pm until 7pm and continue on Sunday March 26, 2017, from 2:00 pm until the time of the service. The funeral service will be held Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with John W. Dale and Brian Wimberley officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers for the service are Tommy Wimberley, Everett Moody, Furman Muzzall, Bobby Comer, Jerry Owen, Jerry Scarbrough, Mike McDaniel and Ron Brown. Honorary Pallbearers will be Callie Blount, Ryan Blount and Kristin Blount.

Memorials may be made to the Eastwood Church of Christ Scholarship Fund, 500 East Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242 or to the Plus Endowment, PO Box 52, Paris, TN 38242.

Herbert Ray Hill

Herbert Ray "Daddy Ray" Hill, age 74, of Paris, TN died Saturday March 18, 2017, at his residence.

Ray was a member of First Baptist Church in Paris, TN where he had served as a Deacon, a Sunday School teacher,a Bible Drill Leader and taught Church Training.  Ray served on the Board of Missions and went on two mission trips, first to Rio, Brazil,  to repair homes for street children and the second to Mexico, where he helped construct a new church. He served on the  Zoning of Appeals for the City of Paris for 40 years and coached and managed Little League Baseball for 20 years.

Ray graduated from Grove High School in 1960, he then attended Gradwohl School of Medical Technology in St. Louis, MO. He established the lab at  East Wood Clinic in Paris, where he served as Lab Supervisor for ten years. Then he was a Lab Supervisor for 10 years at Henry County Medical Center in Paris. Ray retired in 2002 from Winchester Painting.

He was born April 11, 1942, in Paris, TN, to the late Herbert B. Hill and the late Lillie Mae Bruce Hill.

Ray married October 22, 1966, to Ann Chappell Hill, she survives.

He is survived by one son, Michael Ray (Jean) Hill of Milan, TN; one sister, Sarah Katherine Davis of Paris, TN; 2 grandchildren, Hanna Hill and Taylor Hill of Milan, TN;  one sister-in-law Retia Hill of Paris, TN; one brother-in-law James (Sue) Chappell of Paris, TN; several nieces and nephews, and special friend Joanne C. Chappell of Paris, TN.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Grover Hill and Elroy Hill.

His body is being donated to science.

A Celebration of Life visitation will be held on Thursday March 23, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Paris. A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday March 23, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Paris at 7:00 p.m. with Dr. Trent Bullock and Rev. Larry Simmons officiating.

The family has asked that memorials be made to First Baptist Church, First Baptist Church Mens Ministry or First Baptist Church Care and Share, 313 N. Poplar St. Paris, TN. 38242

Roberta Draves

Roberta Nicholson Draves, age 86, of Buchanan, TN, formerly of California, died Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN. 

She was married to Duane L. Draves, who preceded her in death on

July 16, 2016.  After his death, Roberta moved to Tennessee to live with her niece.

Roberta was one of the first stewardesses for TWA Airlines.  She was also a homemaker.

She was born January 7, 1931, in Buffalo, NY, to the late Hugh G. Nicholson and the late Angie Dixon Nicholson. 

She is survived by one niece, Cynthia N. (Terry) Rice of Buchanan, TN; one nephew, Claude (Nancy) Nicholson of Hampton, VA; two great-nieces, Alissa Rice (John) Parrish of Paris, TN, and Aimee Rice (Keith) Boatright of Springfield, MO; one great-nephew, Josh (Tara) Nicholson of Hampton, VA; two great-great nieces; two great-great nephews; and special friends at Eiffel Gardens.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Hugh Nicholson, Jr.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.

The body is to be cremated with no services planned.

Ozella Sykes

Ozella Sykes, age 100, of Paris, TN, died Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Town Square Care of Puryear, TN.

Ozella was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.  She sang in the church choir for many years, and was a member of the United Methodist Women’s Club.  Her husband, Rev. Bonnie Sykes, was a Methodist pastor, and, after his death, she remained active in her ministry with the Methodist Conference of the United Methodist Church.  She was an excellent seamstress, loved to play dominos, and formerly drove the bus for Easter Seals.

She was born July 20, 1916, in Springville, TN, to the late Charley Fletcher Hopkins and the late Martha Olive Wimberly. 

She was married November 4, 1939, to Bonnie M. Sykes, who preceded her in death. 

She is survived by two daughters, Vita Dalton of Murray, KY, and Donna Holloway of Starkville, MS; one son, Phillip (Gayle) Sykes of Loganville, GA; two daughters-in-law, Wanda Sykes of Paris, TN, and Diana Sykes, of Iraan, TX; 11 grandchildren, Tim Sykes, Jeff (Susan) Berry, Tommy Sykes, Patina (Dave) Crowder, Kelly (David) Crippen, Tammy (Travis) Aldridge, Brian (Tina) Holloway, Kristy (Mank) Davis, Kayla (Will) Beaty, Lee Sykes, and Christopher Sykes; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Hal Sykes and Lane Sykes; one son-in-law, Arlie Holloway; two sisters, Verna May Owns, and Lowell Mixon; one brother, Paul Hopkins; one grandson, Steven Sykes; one granddaughter-in-law, Debbie Sykes; one great-grandson, Chas Sykes; and two great-granddaughters, Morgan Sykes and Hannah Sykes.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where the visitation will be Monday, March 20, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.  The funeral service will be Monday, March 20, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, with Mike Wimberley and Paul McAdoo officiating.

Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery in Springville, TN.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dennis Vance, Glen Hill, Alan Trull, Trish Trull, Rick Dye, and Jim Stahler.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to:  The Nelle Robertson Sunday School Class, c/o Trinity United Methodist Church, 409 South Wilson Street, Paris, TN  38242.

Mary Eubanks

Mary Eubanks, age 84, of Paris, TN, died Friday, March 17, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN. 

Mary was a member of Paris First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Ambassador’s Sunday school class.  She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  She enjoyed crocheting and reading.

She was born May 23, 1932, in Shawnee Township, IL, to the late Fred Crist Gunzel and the late Catherine Seeley Gunzell.

She was married May 30, 1951, to Earl Eugene Eubanks, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Eubanks Eldred of Orland Park, IL, and Cindy Eubanks (David) Lowe of Paris, TN; two brothers, Dan (Barb) Gunzel of Portland, OR, and Alfred Gunzel of Harriburg, IL; three grandchildren, Joshua Wayne (Lora) Lowe of Austin, TX, Mary Catherine Lowe of Nashville, TN, and Paul David Lowe of Austin, TX; and two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann Lowe and Carl Vaughn Lowe both of Austin, TX.  

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Lula Mae Pierson and Dottie Katherine Gunzel; and one brother Fred Crist Gunzel, Jr.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where the memorial visitation will be Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  A graveside memorial service is planned for Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Jackson Cemetery in Ridgeway, IL, with burial to follow.

Dr. Rob Martin will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to:  Lakeshore United Methodist Assembly, 1458 Pilot Knob Road, Eva, TN  38333, or at https://www.lakeshorecamp.org/get-involved/donate.

Lillian Mae “Mickie” Carver Palmer Sapaugh

Lillian Mae “Mickie” Carver Palmer Sapaugh, age 84, of Murray, KY, died Friday, March 17, 2017, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Murray, KY. 

"Mickie" was a member of Puryear Baptist Church, and the Good Samaritan Camping Club.  She enjoyed camping, traveling, and loved horses.

She was born January 27, 1933, in Puryear, TN, to the late George Leslie Carver and the late Sarah Frances Todd Carver.

She was married May 14, 2004, to Richard “Dick” Sapaugh, who survives, of Murray, KY.

Along with her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Dana Marie Palmer (Justin) Peloquin of LaQuinta, CA; one son, Alan Ray Palmer of San Diego, CA; one step-daughter, Stacy (Joe) Raley; one step-son, Steven (Barb) Sapaugh of Virginia Beach, VA; three grandchildren, Jacelyn Cierra Peloquin, Jordan Marie Peloquin, and Ashton Mark Peloquin; four step-grandchildren, Shaina and Janette Sapaugh, and Joey and Kelsey Raley; one nephew, Raymond Anderson “Ray” Escue, Jr. of Memphis, TN; and several cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Ann Carver Escue Cantrell. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where the visitation will be Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Mike Rhodes and Chad Kennedy officiating.

Cremation will follow the service.

Burial of cremains will be in Carson Cemetery at a later date.

Lois Heavner

Lois Leonise Heavner, age 63, of Puryear, TN, died Friday, March 17, 2017, at her residence in Puryear, TN.

Lois attended Puryear Baptist Church.  She enjoyed woodworking, knitting, painting, and all crafts.  She also enjoyed writing poems.

She was born May 19, 1953, in Ft. Worth, TX, to the late Leon V. Thompson and the late Wanda Nichols Thompson.

She is survived by one daughter, Tracie (Donald) Stallings of Paris, TN; one son, Dean (Misty) Heavner of Taylorsville, NC; one sister, Dayle (Mike) Morse of Puryear, TN; one brother, Brian (Sally) Thompson of Puryear, TN; four grandchildren, Joshua Tomlin, Emaleigh Heavner, Savanna Stalling, and Kinslie Stalling; one special aunt, Martha Loosier; and several other aunts and uncles.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where a graveside service will be Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Foundry Hill Community of Christ Cemetery, with Mike Rhodes officiating.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Foundry Hill Community of Christ Cemetery in Puryear, TN.

Michael Swor

Michael Swor age 59 of Paris passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. His funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 19, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Gary Collier officiating. Burial will follow services in Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Swor was born on July 11, 1957 to Jewel Lee Swor and Jovanna Wynn Swor, both preceded. Mike is survived by his special friend: Cheryl Hughes of Paris; sister: Pam (Richard) VanDyke; twin sister:Patricia (Wayne) Clark, Paris; brother: Tommy (Jan) Swor; also several nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by a sister: Linda Gail Swor; brothers Richard Lynn Swor and Robert Lee Swor.

Mr. Swor formerly worked as an Ironworker and a Transmission Mechanic. Mike loved his family and especially enjoyed visiting with nieces and nephews. 

Gary Brooks

Mr. Gary L. Brooks age 59 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Henry County Medical Center ER. His body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

Gary was born April 24, 1957 in Paris to the late Donald McSwain Brooks and Jean Williamson Brooks, both preceded. He is survived by his wife: Diane of Paris; son: Brian (Sharla) Brooks of Paris; grandson: Ryan Brooks of Hinesburg, Vermont; sister-in-law: Dawn Underwood of Paris; and nephew: Greg Brooks of Paris. Gary was also preceded in death by his brother: Ricky Brooks.

Mr. Brooks was the owner and operator of Brooks Construction Company. He also started and operated R & G Woodworks, a toy making company in honor of his only grandchild Ryan.

Charlotte Owens Lake

Born on Columbus Day, October 12, 1947, in Paris, Tennessee, Charlotte Crosswy Owens Lake died in the early morning of March 12, 2017, in a hospital in Glendale, Arizona, from terminal cancer.  She was 69 years old.  She had bravely suffered from Multiple Sclerosis for many years, still able to walk after more than 20 years because of her fierce determination.  At the time she was hospitalized neither she nor her family was aware that she had cancer. 

 

She was surrounded by her husband Glen Lake and two of his three sons.   Thomas Lake and his wife Sonya and Robert Lake and his wife Irene, who lived nearby, cared for Charlotte with great love and devotion.  Another step-son James Lake and his wife Jennifer who live in California, have also been very gracious to Charlotte.  She wanted all of the grandchildren to call her Mama “C”, a name which she and her sister in another time had used to refer to their Grandmother Crosswy. 

 

During her final days she was also surrounded by her sister Jayne Ann Owens Woods and her two nieces, Ashley Bryant Woods and Grayson Woods Brown, all of whom live in Nashville, Tennessee.  

 

Charlotte graduated from Atkins-Porter School and E.W. Grove, Junior and Senior High Schools where she became a student of “Miss Ruby Krider”, a nationally known teacher of speech and drama.  There she discovered her skills in the dramatic arts.  She attended many speech tournaments including the statewide National Forensic League tournament every year in the field of Dramatic Interpretation.  As a senior, she went to the national finals and won the National Championship.  She attended Southern Illinois University which had a remarkable program in theatre, and majored in Communications.  There she appeared as the lead character in a number of theatre productions.

 

Following graduation in the spring of 1969 she flew to New York, moved into the Barbizon Hotel for Women and began to pursue a career in acting.  She worked as an actor and major commercial advertising model for 10 years.  One of the highlights of her career was being a part of the cast in a Pearl Bailey production which starred Pearl Bailey and traveled the United States. 

 

Then, she pursued a career with ITT on Wall Street where she won national sales awards year after year and met her future husband. 


Charlotte was the daughter of Martha Crosswy Owens and Vernon Bryant Owens, the granddaughter of Bertha Robbins Crosswy and John Anderson Crosswy and Beulah Williams Owens and D. B. Owens, all of Paris, Tennessee, and all of whom predeceased her. 

 

She is survived by her husband Glen Lake, her sister, two nieces, three step-sons, and several wonderful cousins and her favorite great aunt Minnie Bess Williams.  

 

Visitation with the family will be at Ridgeway Funeral Home on Sunday, March 19 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM and there will be a 3:00 PM graveside service at Maplewood Cemetery with Dr. Trent Bullock of First Baptist Church officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to First Baptist Church of Paris or the charity of your choice or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

Arthur Evans

Arthur Ben Evans, age 88 of Selmer, TN, formerly of Henry County, died Monday, March 13, 2017 at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, MS.

 

Ben was a Baptist and he enjoyed Kentucky Fried Chicken, drinking Dr. Pepper, fishing, and going to watch wrestling.  

 

Born April 28, 1928, in Big Sandy, TN, he was the son of the late Freeman Evans and the late Kadrah Mae Johnson Evans.

 

He is survived by one sister, Hazel Chamness of Paris, TN; several nieces and nephews; and caregivers, Brenda Pierce and Roy Ward and their family of Selmer, TN.

 

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Wynell Dewey, and Retha Jean Hudgins; two brothers, Thomas Gerald Evans, and Everette Glenn Evans.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where the visitation will be Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 11 – 1.  The funeral service will be at 1:00 pm Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

 

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

 

Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Methodist Cemetery in Paris.

Barbara Bowden

Barbara Anne Bowden, age 67 of Paris, TN, died March 12, 2017 in Paris, TN.

 

Barbara was Pentecostal in faith. She enjoyed going to flea markets and her dog.

 

Born July 24, 1949, in Paris, TN, she was the daughter of the late Lester William Lowe and the late Robbie Thompson Lowe.

 

She is survived by three daughters, Angela Fourman and husband Jason Raspberry of Paris, TN, Pamela Bowden and Fiancee Tyler Hughes of Paris, TN, and Donna (Dave) Jackson of Paris, TN; one son Jason (Catherine) Bowden Lamb of Paris, TN; two sisters, Betty (Tom) Cleaver of Paris, TN, and Sandra (Frelon) Newsom of Livingston, TX; one brother, William Randall Lowe of Paris, TN;  11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; former husband, Steve Bowden of Paris;  and special friend,  Bobby Dick of South Dakota.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where the visitation will be Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 5 – 7. The funeral service will be at 7:00 pm Thursday, March 16, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Gerald Scott officiating.

 

There will be a private burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Donald Bawell

Donald E. Bagwell, age 68 of Paris, TN died Monday, March 13, 2017 at NHC Healthcare in Milan, TN.

Donald formerly worked at Holley Carburetor Plant in Paris and retired form M.I.G. in Lexington, TN.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Paris. 

He was born November 22, 1948 in Memphis, TN and was raised by his uncle and aunt, Harlan and Elizabeth Bagwell who preceded him in death.

Donald was married to Shirley Smothers Bagwell on November 23, 1972 and she survives of Paris, TN.  He is also survived by one sister-in-law, Virginia (James) Fitzgerald of Paris, TN; two brothers-in-law, Clyde (Diana) Smothers of Clarksville, TN and James Smothers of Paris, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

Donald was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Linda Smothers.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242.   He is to be cremated with a private memorial service to be held at a later date. 

Dorothy Snow

Dorothy Colley Snow, age 83 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center in Paris, TN.

Dorothy was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, camping, and her flowers.

Born February 14, 1934, in Paris, TN, she was the daughter of the late Doy Colley and Lena Carrington Colley.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna (David) Graham of Big Sandy, TN, and Kay (Frankie) Lamb of Paris, TN; one sister, Katie McElroy of Puryear, TN; three grandchildren, Patricia Kinkead of Como, TN, Candice Wyatt of Paris, TN and Michael (Danette) Wilson of Paris, TN; six great grandchildren, James Matthew Wyatt, Olivia Grace Wyatt, Austin Kinkead, Landon Debuff, Logan Wynn and Levi Wynn.

Additional survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by two sons, Bobby Ray Snow and Thomas Wayne Snow; one sister, Peggy Snow; three brothers Robert Colley, W.C. Colley and Leroy Colley.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where the visitation will be Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 12 – 3. The funeral service will be at 3:00 pm Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Teddy Hill officiating.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Bethany Cemetery.

Ann Dunn

Mrs. Ann Dunn, age 78 of McKenzie, Tennessee passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Henry County Medical Center. Her funeral service will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Bud Merwin officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Tuesday, March 14, 2017 and after 12:00 PM Wednesday until service time at 2:00. Pallbearers will be Dwayne, Doug, Darryl, Donald, Dwight, and Caleb Dunn. Honorary Pallbearer will be Dakota Dunn.

Barbara Ann Dunn was born January 1, 1939 in McKenzie, Tennessee to the late Thomas Roy Dinwiddie and the late Anna Laura Kemp Dinwiddie. On March 2, 1958 she married Mr. James R. Dunn who preceded her in death on September 25, 2011. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Nell Elkins.

Mrs. Dunn is survived by five sons, Dwayne (Regina) Dunn of Dyersburg, TN; Doug Dunn of Signal Mountain, TN; Darryl (Betsy) Dunn of Henry, TN; Donald (Karine) Dunn of Paris, TN; and Dwight (Caroline) Dunn of Murfreesboro, TN; seven grandchildren, Caleb Dunn, Laura Ellen Dunn Lowe, Clay Welch, Dakota Dunn, Julia Dunn, Addison Dunn, and Vivian Dunn; and four great grandchildren, Kase-Lynn Michelle Dunn, Anthony Case Dunn, Nathan Wayne Lowe, and Greyson Kyle Lowe.

Mrs. Ann Dunn was a member of Henry Baptist Church and a resident of RoseStone Retirement Community.

Ray Fortenberry

Ray Fortenberry, age 66 of Puryear passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his residence. His funeral service will be Monday, March 13, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Carlton Gerrell of Tennessee Valley Community Church officiating. Burial will follow at Puryear City Cemetery. Visitation will be at McEvoy Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00 PM Sunday, March 12, 2017 and after 9:00 AM Monday until service time at 11:00 AM. Pallbearers will be Jamie, Walter, and Clint Kilpatrick; Tyler and Billy Williams; and Kelly Don Curd. Honorary Pallbearer will be Bennie Camper.

Ray Fortenberry was born June 22, 1950 in Tylertown, Mississippi to the late Vance Fortenberry and the late Audrey Boyd Frazier. On October 9, 1987 he married Brenda Williams Fortenberry who survives in Puryear, Tennessee. Besides his wife, he is also survived by two daughters, Brandi (Michael) McDaniel of Mayfield, KY and Shana (Dustin) Davis of Alamo, TN; one son, Jason (Tashia) Hutson of Greenville, KY; one sister, Sylvia (Bobby) Gates of Bogue Chitto, MS; five grandchildren, Carrye and Ella McDaniel, Aaron and Aihsa Hutson, and William Davis; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
Besides his parents, Ray was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Fortenberry.

Ray Fortenberry was a United States Army Veteran serving one tour in Vietnam. He was a member of the Tennessee Valley Community Church.

Joyce Jones

Joyce Jones, age 66,  of Paris, TN, died Friday, March 10, 2017, at her residence.

Joyce retired from the Henry County School System where she taught mathematics.  With a teaching tenure that spanned over 41 years, Joyce’s last position was at E. W. Grove Junior High School in 2014.  She was member of First United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Moving Methodist Women’s Circle and was a faithful worker in many areas of ministry.  She also was a member of the Paris-Henry County Retired Teachers Association.

Joyce was born on April 22, 1950, in Franklin, TN, to the late John Ham and the late Willie Lee Taylor Ham.

She was married October 24, 1987, to Samuel Curtis Jones, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one daughter, Kara (David) Vaughn of Memphis, TN; one son, Jamie (Suzanne) Mosley of Hendersonville, TN; one brother, John “Bubba” (Becky) Ham of Franklin, TN; three grandchildren, John Martin Mosely, William Mosely, and Joseph Mosely all of Hendersonville, TN; and one sister-in-law, Vivian Prince of Alabama.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Alvin Hamm.  

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home where the visitation will be Sunday, March 12, 2017, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and continue on Monday, March 13, 2017, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Paris, TN.  The funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, with Dr. Rob Martin officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Tim Ham, Ken Ham, Michael Hamm, Matt Ford, Charles Jones, and David Lundell.

Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Paris, TN.

The family has requested no flowers, and instead all memorials be made to:  First United Methodist Church, 101 E. Blythe St., Paris, TN, 38242.

Mamie Smith Collier

Mamie Smith Collier, age 87 of Springville, TN, died Friday, March 10, 2017 at her residence.

Mamie was a member of Dover First Church of the Nazarene in Dover, TN, and enjoyed growing flowers.

Mamie was born August 8, 1929 in Mountain View, MO to the late Elmer Smith and Victoria Smith.

She was married on August 6, 1949 to Bobby Collier of Springville, TN who survives.

She is also survived by two daughters, Donna Hillard of Buchanan, TN, and Robin (Jeff) Miles of Marietta, CA; three sons, Terry Gene (Dora) Collier of Erin, TN, Jerry (Judy) Collier of Erin, TN, and Glenn (Brandi) Collier of Paris, TN; 14 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Fines Hillard on March 24, 2014.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where the visitation will be Monday, March 13, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm and Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 10 – 11 am.  The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Steve Waller of Dover First Church of the Nazarene in Dover, TN officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow in West Wood Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Gene Howell

Mr. Gene A. Howell age 78 of Cottage Grove, Tennessee passed away Thursday March 9, 2017 at his sister-in-law's residence. His body is to be cremated and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Gene was born on July 29, 1938 in Stewart County. He is preceded in death by his parents William Hershel Howell and Katie Mildred Champion Howell. Gene married Madeline Seger on April 29, 1963 and she preceded him in death on May 2, 2010. He is survived by his son: Lonnie (Judy) Howell of Huntingdon, Tennessee; sister: Ruth King of Memphis; brother: Edward (Teresa Nash) Howell of Paris; sisters-in-law: Rebecca Howell of Cottage Grove, Faye Perry and Sue (John) Krezinski of Paris, Louetta Cloys of Milan; grandchildren: Tisha Mitchell, Dale Scruggs, and Scotty Scruggs all of Huntingdon; four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; special friends: Gary Collier, Carl Mann, Tommy and Ann Martin, and Lois Hamilton. Mr. Howell also leaves behind numerous other friends.

Mr. Howell is also preceded in death by sister: Frances Grubbs; brother: James Howell; sister-in-law: Lillian Neatherly.

Gene loved music and frequently performed with ROCKABILLY COUNTRY BAND in the Paris area. He also enjoyed participating at the Friday Night Blues held at KPAC in Paris.

Mr. Howell's family has requested that memorials be made to McEvoy Funeral Home, P.O. Box 158, Paris, Tennessee 38242 to help defray final expenses.

Fred Allen

Fred Allen, age 88 of Paris, TN, died late Wednesday night, March 8, 2017 at his residence.

 

Fred attended New Hope Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran.  He retired from T.I.M.E.-D.C. Trucking.  He was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge #108 in Paris and also enjoyed being a shade-tree mechanic.

 

Fred was born June 28, 1928 in Obion, TN to the late Maggie Allen Cunningham.

 

He was married on December 22, 1973 to Nancy Steele Allen of Paris who survives.  He is also survived by three daughters, Mary Ann Shankle of Paris, TN,  Bernice Dial of Paris, TN, and Theshia (Steve) Keith of Alabama;  one son, Larry (Charlotte) Allen of Portland, TN; one sister, Wylodean (Earl) Ables of Dyersburg, TN;  9 grandchildren;  11 great grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where the visitation will be Friday, March 10, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm and Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9 – 11 am.  The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Saturday, March 11, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Bro. Glynn Orr of New Hope Baptist Church officiating.

 

Pallbearers will be Lynn Parker, Archie Steele, Dale Steele, Lynn Steele, Ryan Page, and Chuck Allen.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of New Hope Baptist Church and friends and neighbors.

 

Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Paris, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to:  Shriners Children’s Hospital, 4400 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, MO  63310   or    St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.

Jennie Allen

Jennie E. White Allen, age 75 of Henry, TN, died Tuesday March 7, 2017 at her son’s home in Trezevant, TN.

Jennie was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.  She formerly worked at Gaines Manufacturing and Brown Shoe Company and retired from Nestaway, all in McKenzie, TN.  She enjoyed gardening and collecting Indian memorabilia.

She was born June 19, 1941 in Miston, TN to the late J.B. White and the Late Lillian Mae Languea.

Jennie married Virgil Dewell Allen on May 23, 1959 and he preceded her in death on May 23, 2001.     

Jennie is survived by two sons, Jody (Laura) Allen of Trezevant, TN and Dannie (Cheryl) Allen of Henry, TN;  three sisters, Shirley Bailey of Paris, TN, Henrietta Cannon of Ramona, CA, and Barbara Ann White of Alabama; one brother, J.B. White, Jr. of Paris, TN;  four sisters-in-law, Cookie Allen of Paris, TN, Allene Allen of Henry, TN, Mary Ann Melton of Henry, TN and Judy Rodorigo of Cullman, AL;  seven grandchildren, Jonathan (Julie) Allen, Koty (Toni) Allen, Bradley Allen, Brittany (Patrick) Griffith, Jacob Allen, Jodi Allen and Brandon Allen;  and four great grandchildren, Jonathan Allen, Mackenzie Allen, Frank Jackson, and Siris Allen. 

Besides her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Tim Allen on February 9, 2016.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where the visitation will be Wednesday March 8, 2017 from 6 - 8 pm and Thursday March 9, 2017 from 12 - 1 pm with the funeral service at 1:00 pm Thursday March 9, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.  Bobby Campbell will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Koty Allen, Jacob Allen, Jeffrey Allen, Jodi Allen, Brandon Allen, Tyler Allen, Toni Allen, and Colin Gaskins.  Jonathan Allen is named as an honorary pallbearer.

Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Henry, TN.

Johnella Allen

Mrs. Johnella Allen, 85, of Paris died Friday, March 3, 2017, at her residence.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Fairview Baptist Church with Dr. Jonathan Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens.

Visitation will held on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Rawls Funeral Home Chapel and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.

She was born on August 20, 1931, in Phillip, MS, to Julison and Almer Capler.

She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, a former employee of Allstate Insurance Company and a private nurse.

She was married to Ralph Allen, Jr., on June 2, 1977.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Allen, Jr., of Paris, TN; children, Sylvia Allen (Richard) Lewis of Newnan, GA, Toni Freeman and Ralph Allen, III, both of Waukegan, IL; a special niece she raised like a daughter, Dorothy (Phillip) Moore of Altadena, CA; and a sister Fannie Chambers of Charleston, MS.

Preceding her in death was a son, Paul Glover; her parents, Julison and Almer Capler; three sisters, Ruth Jones, Nona James and Almer Hampton and two brothers, Willie Capler and Bob Capler.

Bobby Ray Wilson

Bobby Ray Wilson age 79 of Spring Hill, TN passed away Sunday March 5, 2017 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. His graveside funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday March 8,  2017 at Maplewood Cemetery in Paris, TN with Bro. Randy Cooper of the First United Methodist Church in Martin officiating. Visitation is scheduled on Wednesday after 1:00 P.M. until time to leave for the graveside service at 2:00. Named as pallbearers are Paul Wilson, Matt Wilson, Charles Harding, Joseph Harding, Chris Harding and Andy Harding. 

Mr. Wilson was born on August 10, 1937 to Ray Wilson and Aliph Allen Wilson, both preceded. He married Sue Harding, formerly of Cottage Grove, on January 19, 1962 and she is now a resident of the Spring Hill area. He is also survived by son: David Allen Wilson and Stace of Fairview, Tennessee and grandchildren: Paul, Matt, Nick, and Blair. Bobby is also preceded in death by his daughter: Judith Wilson Thomason and by a sister: Patricia Walton.

Mr. Wilson lived the great majority of his life in Memphis and Germantown, TN. He and his wife recently moved to Spring Hill. Bobby was educated at Treadwell High School in Memphis and was a graduate of Memphis State University. He worked in Memphis at the American Finishing Company, B.F. Goodrich, and Jones and Sweany Inc. before starting his own business in 1988. He owned and operated Bobby Wilson and Associates until his retirement in 2006. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of Germantown Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 

Christine Brogdon

Christine Brogdon, age 83, of Puryear, TN, died Sunday, March 5, 2017, at her residence in Puryear, TN.

Visitation will be Monday, March 6, 2017, from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, and Tuesday March 7, 2017, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. at Ridgeway Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery.

Deborah Flood

Mrs. Deborah Faye Flood, 61, of Henry, Tennessee, passed away Saturday March 4, 2017 at Jackson Madison General Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00PM Tuesday March 7, 2017 at Obion Chapel Church of Christ. Interment will follow in church cemetery. Brother Ernest Pounds officiating.

Mrs. Flood was born January 11, 1956. She was a member of the Henry Women’s Auxiliary and working at the flower department at the Carroll County Fair. She was preceded in death by her father Finis Homer Forrest and a brother Andy Forrest.

She is survived by her mother Dorothy Jane Nelson of Cedar Grove, Tennessee; two daughters Andrea (Jon) Reich of Henry, Tennessee and Amanda Martinez of Paris, Tennessee; one sister Sandra McCaskill of Henderson, Tennessee; three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday at Obion Chapel Church of Christ from 11:00AM until time of services at 2:00PM.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home in charge of arrangements 731-986-8281.

Salvatore "Sal" Esposito

Salvatore “Sal” Esposito, age 74, of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at his residence in Paris, TN.

Sal was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.  He retired as a quality control manager in women’s clothing manufacturing after many years.  He enjoyed traveling the world with his work and was fluent in five languages.

Born April 5, 1942, in Naples, Italy, he was the son of the late Gennaro Esposito and the late Ida Tomasone Esposito.

Sal is survived by one daughter, Ida Marie Esposito of Hillside, NJ; two sons, Salvatore Esposito, Jr. of Chicago, IL, and Rocky Esposito of Belleville, NJ; seven brothers and sisters and their families in Naples, Italy; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins in Italy and New Jersey.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Monday March 6, 2017, from 11 am – 1:30 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home.   The Funeral Service will be Monday, March 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Rev. Christopher Rusin officiating. 

Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Paris.

Donald Gene Thomas Sr.

Donald Gene Thomas, Sr., age 74, of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the Paris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

He was member of Temple Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a retired self- employed drywall contractor.

Donald was an avid fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball team. His life consisted of work, church and family.

Born December 12, 1942, in Hazel, KY, he was the son of the late Charles Cooper Thomas and the late Hinda Hopkins Thomas.

He married Joyce Cooper Thomas May 26, 1962 and she survives.

Along with his wife, survivors include: two daughters, Shannon (Jesse) Parra of Trenton, TN, and Donna (Allen) Kilpatrick of Brentwood, TN; two sons, Donald (Ellen) Thomas, Jr. of Ann Arbor, MI, and Andy (Mandy) Thomas of Paris, TN; one sister, Faye Cherry of Hazel, KY; Grandchildren: Eli Thomas, Mason Thomas, Taylor Thomas, Jacob Thomas, David Thomas, Robert Rayburn, Ryan Kilpatrick, Ereann Kilpatrick and Cameron Kilpatrick.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Thomas and a grandchild William Thomas.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held Friday from 4-7 pm and continue on Saturday after 10 am. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 am in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Gerald Scott and Craig Peevyhouse officiating.

His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Park.

William "Bill" Payne

Mr. James "Bubba" Tharpe, 67, of Paris died Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Tennova Healthcare -Regional Jackson.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Rawls Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gene Fowler officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
 
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

He was born on March 16, 1949, in Henry County, TN to James and Paralee (Porter) Tharpe.

Early in life he worked as a farmer, an employee of Emerson Electric and Stateline Western World. He was baptized at Sparks Street Church of Christ and later he attended the Church of God in Christ.

He is survived by his daughters, LaTonya (Tim) Tharpe, Royce Huthcherson, Heather Tharpe and Amber Boone; a son Carl Ray (Tammy) Williams all of Paris; a brother, Dale F. (Linda) Tharpe of South Chesterfield, VA; two sisters, Mary Milliken and Vera Tharpe both of Paris and a host of grandchildren.

James "Bubba" Tharpe

Mr. James "Bubba" Tharpe, 67, of Paris died Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Tennova Healthcare -Regional Jackson.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Rawls Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gene Fowler officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
 
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

He was born on March 16, 1949, in Henry County, TN to James and Paralee (Porter) Tharpe.

Early in life he worked as a farmer, an employee of Emerson Electric and Stateline Western World. He was baptized at Sparks Street Church of Christ and later he attended the Church of God in Christ.

He is survived by his daughters, LaTonya (Tim) Tharpe, Royce Huthcherson, Heather Tharpe and Amber Boone; a son Carl Ray (Tammy) Williams all of Paris; a brother, Dale F. (Linda) Tharpe of South Chesterfield, VA; two sisters, Mary Milliken and Vera Tharpe both of Paris and a host of grandchildren.

Willie Mae French

Willie Mae Allen French age 98 of Paris, TN passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Paris Healthcare Center. Her funeral is scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Thursday, March 2, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home, Roger Smith of Church of God of Prophecy in Paris will officiate, and burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery. Her visitation will be held after 10:00 A.M. on Thursday prior to service time. Named as Pallbearers are Ronnie Williams, Dean Lemonds, David French, Nash Green, Richard Cantrell, and Carlton Brewer.

Mrs. French was born March 8, 1918 in Bemis, TN to the late Jessie L. Allen and Lucille Rayborn Allen. She married Otis Rye French on September 5, 1935 who preceded her in death on August 3, 2002. She is survived by daughters: Mary Merrell, Big Sandy, TN, Sue (Carlton) Brewer, Martha Lemonds, and Linda (Richard) Cantrell all of Paris, TN; son: Jerry (Wanda) French, Paris, TN; son-in-law: Kenny James, Paris, TN; sisters: Kathaleen Walter and Zelma Gross, both of Paris and Ruth Zartman, Rochester, IN; brothers: Wayne (Jenna) Allen, Paris, TN, Jim (Vivian) Allen, Big Sandy, TN; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. French was also preceded in death by daughters: Jean Williams and Sharon James; sons-in-law: Johnie Williams and Johnny Lemonds; sisters: Betty Mathis and Wanda Hartley; brothers: Roy Allen and Ray Allen.

Mrs. French was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Paris. She also worked as a caregiver for several years. Willie Mae enjoyed making quilt tops and embroidery.

Carol Evans

Carol Holcomb Evans, 72, of Paris died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at her home.

She was a member of West Paris Baptist Church.

Evans was retired and had operated a retail clothing store, The Style Shop, for many years in Paris along with her mother, the late Ethel Holcomb.

Surviving are her husband Terry L. Evans of Paris; two sons, Chris Evans (Allison) of Marion, Ky., and Bob Evans (Donna) of Paris; grandchildren, Adam Evans of Paris and Meredith Evans, Benjamin Evans and Elliot Evans, all of Marion, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ethel Hargett Holcomb and Roy Clyde Holcomb; a sister, Joyce Crutcher; and two brothers, Bobby Holcomb and Donald Holcomb.

The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25 at McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 26 at the funeral home with her son, Chris, and Rev. David Combs officiating. The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m., until the funeral hour. Burial will be at Bevil Cemetery in Paris.

Memorial donations should take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Richard Vaughn

Mr. Richard Vaughn, 81, of Paris passed away Wednesday at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services for Mr. Vaughn
will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Edmaiston Mosley Funeral Home in Union City. Burial will follow in Obion County
Memorial Gardens.

Sherry Cook

Sherry Cook, age 60 of Mansfield, TN passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at her residence. Her body is to be cremated and a memorial service will be announced soon.

Sherry Cook was born April 14, 1956 in Camden, Tennessee to the late James Calvin Crafton and the late Opal Mae Edwards Crafton. On July 19, 1980 she married David A. Cook who survives in Mansfield, Tennessee. She is also survived by a sister Juanita Carolyn (Dan) Keefer of Dixon, IL and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Sherry was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dewey Crafton and Wyley Crafton.

Mrs. Cook attended East Wood Church of Christ in Paris. She previously worked at McKenzie Banking Company and also Clifty Farms.

George Maynard Hohman

Mr. George Maynard Hohman age 79 of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Saturday February 18, 2017 at Paris Healthcare and Rehab. He is preceded in death by his parents William "Fay" Hohman and Beulah Johnston Hohman. George is survived by his wife: Jackye Marie Green Hohman of Paris, whom he married on January 26, 1958; two sons: Gregory (Shivani) Hohman, Van Nuys, California, Brian (Susan) Hohman, Quakertown, Pennsylvania; sister: Janet (James) LeBlanc, Widefield, Colorado; two brothers: William (Carol) Hohman, Peoria, Arizona, Edwin (Gloria) Hohman, Junction City, Kansas; and two grandchildren: Zachary and Trevor Hohman.

His memorial service is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. Saturday February 25, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with family and friends conducting the service. Visitation is scheduled after 11:30 A.M. until service time at 12:00.

Mr. Hohman graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. His career was spent in the computer industry working for Sperry-Univac, Schlumberger, and Unisys Corporation of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Upon retiring in 1994, George was Director of Voice Products for Unisys. After moving to Paris, Tennessee in 1995, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and became Commander of the former local Flotilla 8-10.

Rian Evans

Rian Troy Evans, age 81, of Paris, TN, died Sunday, February 19, 2017, at Paris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

Rian worked at McKee Supply in Paris for 11 years.  He was a member of the Paris Church of God of Prophecy.  He enjoyed fishing, traveling, and listening to Gospel music.

He was born July 31, 1935, in Big Sandy, TN, to the late James Elias Evans and the late Ronie Alice Evans.  

He is survived by one sister, Rita (James “Pinky”) Williams of Paris, TN; one brother,  Denton (Iva Lou) Evans of Paris, TN; three nieces, Alice (Scott) Massey, Terri (Jack) Bruce, and Suzanne Evans; and six nephews, Russell (Marcie) Evans, Tony (Beth) Evans, Larry (Brenda) Crowder, Randy (Linda) Crowder, David (Barbara) Crowder, and Kevin (Lisa) Williams.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Venita Evans; and a brother, James S. Evans.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 5 – 7 pm Tuesday, February 21, 2017, and at  the Paris Church of God of Prophecy on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, from 12 – 1pm.   The funeral service will be at 1:00 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the Paris Church of God of Prophecy, with Roger Smith officiating.   

Serving as pallbearers are Randy Cowder, David Crowder, Larry Crowder, Russell Evans, Tony Evans, and Kevin Williams.

Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to the Paris Church of God of Prophecy, 1800 Harding Road, Paris, TN  38242.

Judy Lindsey  Gammon

Judy Lindsey Gammon, age 65, of Old Hickory, TN, formerly of Henry County, died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at her residence.

Judy was an Elementary School Teacher for 38 years, retiring from Sandpiper Shores Elementary School in Boca Raton, FL.  She formerly taught in Waverly, and Bradford, TN as well as Independence, MO before moving to Florida.  She attended Christ Fellowship in West Palm Beach, FL and Hickory Hill Baptist in Mt. Juliet, TN.  She was devoutly religious and loved her large family where she was one of twelve.  In the last few years, she had enjoyed genealogy study and research and also tutoring a grandson.

Judy was born in the Henry County portion of McKenzie, TN on April 19, 1951 to the late Atlas A. Lindsey, Sr. and the late Lottierene Carter Lindsey. 

She was married on March 20, 2012 to James E. Gammon, Jr. and he survives of Old Hickory, TN.  She is also survived by one step-son, James Whitlow (Callie) Gammon of Mt. Juliet, TN; three sisters, Betty Conger of Paris, TN, Myra Hurst of Manchester, TN and Janice Clapper of Springfield, TN;  three brothers, Bobby Joe Lindsey of Bell Buckle, TN, David Linsey of Mansfield, TN and Roy Lindsey of Gallatin, TN; and two grandchildren, Greer Hadley Gammon and Webb Whitlow Gammon.

Besides her parents, Judy was also preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Harris, Jeanette Williams, and Jane Donnelly; and two brothers, Atlas A. Lindsey, Jr. and James Lindsey. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Monday, February 20, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm and Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 10 – 11 am.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Whitener of Hickory Hill Baptist in Mt. Juliet officiating.

Burial will follow in VanDyke Church of Christ Cemetery south of Paris.

David Birmingham

David Lynn Birmingham, age 61, of Paris, TN, died Friday, February 17, 2017, in Paris, TN. 

David was a lifelong truck driver  who formerly drove for Three Rivers Trucking.  In 1979, he built and help run DavAnn  Group  Home on Trading Post Road here in Paris.  He attended West Wood Pentecostal Church of God.  He enjoyed working all the time at lots of different and helping others.

He was born April 15, 1955, in South Fulton, KY, to the late G.W. Birmingham and the late Allie May Campbell Birmingham York.

David was married July 6, 2016, to Naoma Pierce Birmingham, of Paris, TN, who survives.  Along with his wife, he is survived by two step-daughters, Jessica (Johnny) Stiles of Paris, TN, and Shana (Jerry) Vaughn of Mayfield, KY; one step-son, Christopher Norton and fiance, Nikki Colley both of Paris, TN; one brother, Gary Wayne Birmingham of Bardwell, KY; two half-brothers, Mark York of Paris, TN, and Randy Birmingham of Jackson, TN; four grandchildren, Austin Bratton, Nahaven Vaughn, Hayden Stiles, and Domanic Norton.  

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM Tuesday, February 21, 2017, with the funeral service on Tuesday at 6:30 PM at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.  Joe Page will officiate.  Cremation will follow the service, then burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, TN.

Mikki Williams

Former Henry Countian, Mikki Darlene Williams, age 54, of Bolivar, TN, died Friday, February 17, 2017, at Pleasant View Healthcare Center in Bolivar, TN.

Mikki formerly worked as a greeter at Walmart in Paris, TN.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was born February 12, 1963, in Paris, TN, to the late Larry Williams and the late Jenia Hart Williams.

She is survived by one sister, Rhonda (Eugene) Lowe; one niece, Haley Lowe of Paris, TN; one nephew, John Ross Lowe of Paris, TN; one great-nephew, Ethan Macie of Paris, TN; along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Monday, February 20, 2017, with the funeral service Monday at 2:00 PM at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.   Burial will follow in New Providence Cemetery in Hazel, KY.

William D. "Dale" Clayton

William D. "Dale" Clayton age 68 of Paris, TN passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at his residence.

His funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday February 20, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Collins of Henry New Life Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled after 11:00 A.M. on Monday prior to his service.

Pallbearers will be Rick Parker, Jerald Brown, Danny Joe Buie, Joseph Robertson, Ricky Moon, Tex Covey, Mike Grogan, and Codie Archie.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Dave Langford, Daniel Clayton and Mitch Moon.

He was born February 7, 1949 in Henry County, TN to the late Wallace J. and Dorothy Mae Nimmo Clayton.

Survived by a daughter: Amy Cooper, Paris, TN; son: William "Billy" Dale Clayton, Paris, TN; sisters: Mary Ann Taylor, Paris, TN, Sarah Joyce (Harold) Richard, Moulton, AL; grandchildren: Joseph Robertson, Daniel Clayton; one niece and nephew, great nieces, great nephews, and three great great nieces.

Preceded by a grandchild: Dawn Freeland and a nephew: Mark Richard.

Paula M. Johnson

Paula M. Johnson, age 57 of Big Sandy, TN, died Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Paula was a Baptist in her faith and she loved dogs.

She was born August 1, 1959 in Oak Park, IL to the late Buck R. Tillman and Lynette Merrell Tillman of Paris, TN who survives.

Besides her mother, Paula is also survived by one aunt, Joy Dowty of Paris, TN; three uncles, Joe David Merrell of Big Sandy, TN, Thomas Harold Merrell of Paris, TN and Bobby Gene Merrell of Paris, TN; and several cousins.

Besides her father, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Mark Randall; and brother, Vincent Tillman.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where the visitation will be Friday February 17, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm and Saturday February 18, 2017 from 9 – 10:30 am.  The service will be graveside at 11:00 am Saturday February 18, 2017 at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Chad Kennedy officiating.  Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to:  Henry County Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter, PO Box 639, Paris, TN  38242.

John N. Newman

Mr. John N. Newman, age 80 of Buchanan, TN passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Benchmark Assisted Living of Puryear, TN. His funeral service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, February 19, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Paul Setlech, Henry County Medical Center Hospice Chaplain officiating. Burial will follow at Bevil Cemetery with full military rites. Pallbearers will be U.S. Military with honorary pallbearers being John Smith, Ron Gazda, Dr. John Jana and Bill Snow. Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 PM Sunday prior to the services. 

John N. Newman was born January 20, 1937 in New York City, New York to the late Newell Newman and the late Frances O'Neil Newman. On July 6, 1972 he married Shirley Emerson Newman who survives in Buchanan, TN. He is also survived by a daughter Shannon Newman Peele and her husband Brian of Emerald Isle, NC; one son, John Newman and his wife Beth of Franklin, TN; one sister, Anne Gazda and her husband Ron of Ft. Myers, FL; six grandchildren, Christopher Newman Peele and his fiancee Chelsea Anderson of Greensboro, NC, Thomas Emerson Peele of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Jennifer Taylor Newman of College Station, Texas, Jessica Taryn Newman of Murfreesboro, TN, Emily Faith Newman of Franklin, TN, and Anna Grayson Newman of Franklin, TN; and three nieces, Margaret Jana, Sandy Myles, and Teri Kennedy.
Besides his parents, Mr. Newman was also preceded in death by a daughter Cynthia Newman Cook who passed away in 1989.

Lt. Col. John Newman, U.S.M.C. retired after serving 33 and a half years including two tours in Vietnam. He returned to Tennessee, where he worked as Chief Warrant Officer for Davidson County Sheriff's Office for 15 years before retiring, President Emeritus of Tennessee Warrant Officers Association.

Memorials may be made to: Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept. Animal Shelter, c/o: Monte Belew, P.O. Box 639, Paris, TN 38242

Ted Hitt

Theodore Eugene “Ted” Hitt, age 85, of Buchanan, TN, died Monday, February 13, 2017, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN. 

Born November 6, 1931, in Kansas City, MO, he was the son of the late Chester Lee “Ted” Hitt and the late Anna Klein Hitt. 

He was a retired Lt. Colonel in the United States Air Force where he last served as an intelligence officer. After retiring from the Air Force, Ted worked for the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service out of Dallas, TX, serving 5 states and several Indian Nations.

Ted was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, and a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.  He was a lifetime member of the Amvets, American Legion, and VFW.  He was also a member of the TCU Alumni Association and the Military Officers Association of America.  Ted was a former Rotarian where he was a Paul Harris Fellow, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

He was married on December 20, 1980, to Yvonne Nance Hitt, who survives of Buchanan, TN.   Along with his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Karen (Jim) Siddall of Burleson, TX, Kathleen Hitt of Arlington, TX, Carol (Charles) Eller of Arlington, TX, and Cheryl Worthey of Carrollton, TX; six grandchildren, Jefferson Siddall, Justin Siddall, Adam (Jenny) Siddall, Jessica Rodriguez, John Andrew Eller and Eric Eller.

In addition to his parents, Ted was also preceded in death his first wife, Marjorie NewKirk Hitt.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 5 – 7 PM Thursday, February 16, 2017, with a Rosary at 7:00 PM.  A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, February 17, 2017 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with Rev. Krzysztof Rusin officiating and family and friends serving as pallbearers.  Cremation will follow the service.

Memorials may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.

Robert Sturgill

Robert Paul Sturgill, age 58, of Camden, TN, died Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at Paris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

Robert retired from Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, TN.  He was a member of Mansfield Baptist Church and he loved his animals.

He was born January 13, 1959, in Bristol, VA, to the late Joseph William Sturgill and the late Audrey Mae Boling Sturgill Hall. 

Robert is survived by two brothers, Joseph “Joe” William (Betty) Sturgill of Paris, TN, and Gerald Wayne (Heather) Sturgill of Cincinnati, OH; one uncle, Jim (Norma) Foust of Paris, TN; and one brother-in-law, Keith Watson of Camden, TN.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, April Watson; and a brother, Michael Anthony Dean Sturgill.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Thursday, February 16, 2017.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, February 17, 2017 at Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol, VA., with Joe Sturgill officiating.

Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol, VA.

Charles Melton

Charles C. Melton age 86 of Collierville, Tennessee, formerly of Paris passed away at the Hearthside Senior Living Center in Collierville. His funeral service is scheduled at 2:00 P.M. Saturday February 18, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Martin of First United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation is to be after 12:00 P.M. Saturday until service time. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Union Cemetery in Paris.

Mr. Melton was born on July 13, 1930 in Memphis to Doyle F. Melton and Ruby Rushing Melton, both preceded. Charles is survived by his wife Elaine Compton Melton of Collierville; daughters, Karen Carl of Brownsville, TN, Cathy (Randy) Paschall of Germantown, TN, Amy (Jay) Harvill of Collierville, TN; son, Mark (Barbara) Melton of Memphis, TN; sister, Gloria Jones of Trenton, TN; sister-in-law, Jane Melton of Memphis, TN; grandchildren, Craig Melton, Joel Melton, Melissa Jones, Aaron Carl, Lauren Quick, Matthew Paschall, Rachel Estridge, Kenton Harvill, Lainey Harvill and Issac Harvill. He is also preceded in death by brother-in-law, Frank L. Jones.

Mr. Melton was a 1948 graduate of Memphis Tech High School. He was a 37 year employee with the U.S. Postal Service and in 1987 upon retiring moved to Paris. He was a 30 year career reservist with the 330th General Hospital Unit of the Army Reserve in Memphis. Charles was active in church leadership in both Galloway United Methodist Church in Memphis and the First United Methodist Church in Paris.

Memorials may be made to: Oak Hill Union Cemetery Fund or to the charity of the donors choice.

Barbara Boyd Crocker

Mrs. Barbara Boyd Crocker, age 83 of Gallatin, Tenn. formerly of Buchanan, Tenn. passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at Spring Meadows Healthcare Center in Clarksville, Tenn. Her funeral service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, February 16, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris, Tenn. with Bro. Phillip Boyd of Paris Community of Christ officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 PM Thursday prior to the service. Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Barbara Boyd Crocker was born February 28, 1933 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Clouis Lee Boyd and the late Audie Blondie Roberts Boyd. On October 26, 1957 she married Robert "Bob" Crocker, who survives in Gallatin, TN. She is also survived by one sister, Eva Dinwiddie of Nashville; one brother-in-law, Harry E. Crocker of Clarksville; two grandchildren, Robert Neyland (Anna) Crocker of Gallatin and Kellye (Pharris) Garcia of Midland, Texas; four great grandchildren, Madelynn, Austin, and Mollie Crocker and Asher Garcia; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Besides her parents, Barbara is also preceded in death by a son, Robert "Bobby" Crocker, Jr. who passed away on February 14, 2011; two sisters, Pauline Dolan and Mamie Crouch; and three brothers, Rowland Boyd, Frank Boyd, and Fonnie Boyd.

Barbara Crocker was a graduate of Grove High School in Paris, Tenn., class of 1952. After Graduation she went to work for the Golden Peacock cosmetic company as a secretary. She later co-owned Shamrock Resort with her husband Robert, until the business sold in 2005. Barbara was very active in promoting tourism for the resort, the county, and the state of Tennessee.

Anne Y. Flournoy

Mrs. Anne Y. Flournoy, age 97 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Paris Healthcare Center. Her body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

Mrs. Anne Flournoy was born August 14, 1919 in Waterbury, Connecticut to the late Vinzinco Henry Bianchini and the late Catherine Pasini Bianchini. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Catherine Flournoy; one sister, Clara Annulli; and one brother, Alfred Bianchini. She is survived by one sister, Enis Dellacamera of Cheshire, Connecticut.

Mrs. Flournoy was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Paris. She was an Army Nurse who trained in the psychiatric hospital in Concord, New Hampshire.

Samuel B. Fillingim III

Mr. Samuel B Fillingim, III, age 27 of Paris passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at his residence. His body is to be cremated and a memorial service will be at 7:00 PM Friday, February 17, 2017 at Set Free Ministries, 101 Caldwell Street, Paris, TN 38242. Randy Roberts will conduct the service.

Samuel B Fillingim, III was born May 3, 1989 to Samuel B Fillingim, Jr. of Pearland, Texas and Linda Fillingim of Paris, Tennessee. Besides his parents, he is also survived by two sisters, Rebecca (John) Siler of Murray, Kentucky and Sarah Fillingim of Paris, TN; one paternal grandmother, Delores Fillingim of Pearland, Texas; six nieces and nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to: McEvoy Funeral Home, c/o: Samuel Fillingim account, P.O. Box 158, Paris, TN 38242.

Kim Conkwright Gooch

Kim Conkwright Gooch, age 47, of Paris, TN, died Friday, February 10, 2017, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville, TN. Kim was employed by Burkes Outlet in Paris.

Born January 13, 1970, in Paducah, KY, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Conkwright and Carla (Baker) Huffine Whitthorne of Paris. Baptist in faith, Kim enjoyed fishing and singing karoke.

In addition to her mother and step father, survivors include: two children, Brittany (William) Vaughan and Jeremy Perkins both of Clarksville, TN; two sisters: Rhonda Butcher of Paris, Becky Singleton of Paris and a brother: Allen (Donna) Conkwright of Owensboro, KY; two step sisters: Penney (Jimmy) Culp of Calvert City, KY and Wendy (Tony) Murt of Paducah KY; step brother: Jeff (Lori) Whitthorne of Ledbetter, KY; grandchildren: Brayden Vaughan, Emerson Perkins and Addyson Vaughan.

Kim also had 7 nieces and nephews that survive: Matt (Monica) Childers, Josh (Tiffany) Childers, Natalie Conkwright, Tyler Conkwright, Jordan Singleton, Brandon Hess and Jessica (Leighanne) Biggs.

A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with a memorial service to begin at 1:00 pm officiated by Johnathan Smith.  

Memorials may be made to the Kim Gooch Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN  38242.

Debra Carol Lemonds Champlin

Debra Carol Lemonds Champlin, age 60 of Paris, died Sunday, February 5, 2017 in Paris.

She was a member of Community of Christ in Paris and attended TVCC in Paris.  She was owner and operator of Bella Salon of Paris.  Debra enjoyed kayaking, and reading about her cherokee heritage.  She loved Colorado and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Debra was born December 19, 1956 in Detroit, MI to the late Joel Porter Lemonds and the late Betty Jo Hale Lemonds. 

She was married on July 5, 2013 to David Eugene Champlin who survives of Paris.  She is also survived by one daughter, Secret Danielle Sanders of Paris, TN; one sister, Lisa Lemonds; one brother, Joe Dale (Alma) Lemonds of Smyrna, TN; five grandchildren, Hunter Luna, Sydney Luna, Sarah Grace Luna, Jacob Luna, and Danilynn Marie Young; 5 nieces and nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Besides her parents, Debra was also preceded in death by her son, Rudy Allen Luna; and one brother, Michael Wayne Lemonds.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Wednesday February 8, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm and Thursday February 9, 2017 from 10 – 11 am.  The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Thursday, February 9, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Dr. Gary S. Collier officiating.   Named as honorary pallbearers are Jessie and Joey Williams, and Hunter and Jacob Luna.

Cremation will follow the Service and burial will follow later in Walker Cemetery with her son Rudy.

Memorials may be made to:  Nashville Rescue Mission Women’s Campus, 1716 Rosa L. Parks Blvd,  Nashville, TN  37203.

Anna Marie Waynick

Anna Marie Waynick, age 60, of Buchanan, TN, died Sunday, February 5, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Anna was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Amvets and the American Legion and she formerly worked at the American Legion.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.  Anna loved life and was a mother to all.

Anna was born November 14, 1956 in Muskegon, MI.  She was preceded in death by her father, Clare Edwin Rose; mother, Shirley Ann Casler Rose; and step father, Clarence “Skippy” Jewett.

Anna was married on February 11, 1996 to Gerald Lee Waynick and he survives of Buchanan, TN.   She is also survived by one daughter, Melissa (Kirk) Nergard of Buchanan, TN; two sons, Justin Johnson and fiancée Hope Houston of Paris, TN, and Alan Meritt of Buchanan, TN;  two step-sons, Adam (Sarah) Waynick of Atlanta, GA, and Randall (Cathie) Waynick of West Palm Beach, FL;  two sisters, Deborah Tadlock of Muskegon, MI, and Tammy Duffman of Shelbyville, IN;  two brothers, Ardie Rose of Muskegon, MI, and John Jewett, Sr. of Fruitport, MI;  several step-sisters and step brothers; and four grandchildren, Charles Berberette, Hunter Nergard, Cambria Waynick, and Paisley Johnson.

Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Her body is to be cremated.  There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 2:00 pm at the Amvets Post 45, 14335 Highway 79 North, Buchanan, TN 38222.

Richard Shankle

Mr. Richard Shankle age 76 of Cottage Grove, TN passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

His funeral service will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 1:00 P.M. with Bro. Mike Waddey officiating. Burial will follow at Walker Cemetery in Cottage Grove, TN.

Visitation for Mr. Shankle will be at the funeral home on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM and after 11:00 AM on Tuesday.

Named as pallbearers are John Akers, Reginald Caldwell, Marcus Parrish, Scott Shankle, Steve Shankle, and Thomas Taylor.

Mr. Shankle was born in Henry County, TN on September 9, 1940 to the late Richard Harold "Buddy' Shankle and Edith Sparks Shankle Holland of Paris, TN. On June 5, 1966 he was married to Belew Farmer Shankle who survives in Cottage Grove, TN. Richard is also survived by daughter: Julie B. (Thomas Taylor) Shankle of Sebastian, FL.; son: Jim F. Shankle of Cottage Grove, TN; brothers: Tommy (Lynda) Shankle of Paris, TN, Jerry (Brenda) Shankle of Cottage Grove, TN; step-sister: Brenda Paschall of Paris, TN; brother-in-law: Joe Farmer of Martin, TN; special niece: Christina (Elliot) Shackelford of Washington, DC. He is preceded in death by brother: Teddy Shankle.

Mr. Shankle was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a graduate of UT Martin and held a degree in accounting. Richard worked for many years for Commercial Bank in the Trust Department and earlier for Mitchum Company and recently owned Pled Wade Cattle Company. He was also Trustee for the Cottage Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Cottage Grove Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 53, Cottage Grove, TN, 38224 or to: Hoof Beats of Hope, 840 Osage Crossland Road, Puryear, TN 38251.

Judy Sanders Scammerhorn

Judy Sanders Scammerhorn, age 68, of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

Judy formerly worked as office manager at Henry County Home Health and she was a Past Exalted Ruler at the Paris Elks Lodge.  She loved spending time with friends, family and especially her grandchildren.

Judy was born April 4, 1948 in Paris, TN to the late Prince Albert Sanders and the late Mary L. Norwood Sanders.

She was married to Ronnie Scammerhorn of Paris and he survives.  She is also survived by one daughter, Susannah (Michael) Murphey of Paris, TN; two sons, Robby Miller of Paris, TN and Richard (Tanya) Dunlap IV of Franklin, TN; one sister, Dianne (Glenn) Hicks of Atwood, TN; five grandchildren, Sam Murphey, Ben Murphey, Emma Jane Murphey, Quinn Dunlap V, and Georgia Kate Dunlap; a special niece, Kelly Sanders-Kelley of Nashville, TN; and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides her parents, Judy was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Sanders on November 23, 2016.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.   Her body is to be cremated.  A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017, from 12 -  3 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with a memorial service at 3:00 pm Saturday, February 4, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Don Ridgeway officiating.  

Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to: Henry County School System, Weekend Backpack Program, 217 Grove Blvd, Paris, TN  38242  or   PSSD Family Enrichment Center,  "Backpack Program”, 1219 Hwy 641 S, Paris TN  38242.

Brian D. Lyle

Former Henry Countian, Brian D. Lyle, age 47, of Rives, TN, died Thursday, January 26, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Brian loved bowling in the Special Olympics.  He was an avid movie collector, and loved every holiday.

Brian was born February 21, 1969, in Murray, KY, to the late Robert Lynn Lyle, and Brenda Randolph Alexander of Puryear, TN, who survives.

Along with his mother, he is survived by one sister, Robin Sinclair and friend Jamie Paschall of Puryear, TN; two brothers, Cody Alexander of Puryear, TN, and Shaun Newcomb of Carlyle, IL; grandparents, Rodger & Ruby Randolph of Centralia, IL; two uncles, Mike (Linda) Lyle of Frazier, CO, and Greg (Kim) Randolph of Centralia, IL; nine nieces and nephews; best friend, Brian Drushal; and his hero, Dr. Jason L. Harper of Paris, TN.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, John D. & Alberta Lyle.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. -P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Chad Kennedy officiating.

Cremation will follow the celebration of life service. 

Carol Ann Enoch Frazier

Carol Ann (Enoch) Frazier (69) was called home to our Lord on Thursday, January 26, 2017. She was the wife of Terry R. Frazier, married December 28, 1991. They shared 25 years of marriage together.

 Born in Highland Park Michigan on September 23, 1947, to the late Wade and Mildred Enoch. She graduated from Pershing High School in 1965, followed by obtaining a certification in cosmetology. She was employed at Macy’s in St. Louis for over 17 years.

 She moved to Paris, TN in 2014 and is a member of Puryear Church of Christ. Carol to all, who knew her, was a unique and caring individual who touched the lives of all who knew her.  She will be remembered for her radiant smile, warm personality, zest for life, “can do anything” attitude, sense of adventure and love of the beach. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

 She is survived by her husband Terry R. Frazier and son Gary (Heidi) Schelton; her step children, Laura Schelton, Lucinda (Rob) Horel, Brad (Amy) Schelton, Christie (Marc) Fussell, Tara Frazier, Melissa (Daniel) Gaitan, brother- in- law Jack Burden, 14 grandchildren, and many friends.

 She was preceded in death by her sister Betty (Enoch) Burden of Brentwood, TN and her grandson Timothy Jacob Frazier.

 Visitation will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 5-8pm at the McEvoy Funeral Home at 507 W. Washington St Paris, TN 38242 and from 9am until service time Saturday. Funeral services will be presided by Preacher Don Campbell, on Saturday February 4, 2017 at 11am at McEvoy Funeral Home at 507 W. Washington St Paris, TN 38242.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Fund in Carol Frazier’s name at: https://www.americancancerfund.org/donation-options/donate-online/

Diane Rathof

Diane Joan Rathof age 71, of Paris died Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Paris Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.  She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Frederick “Fritz” Rathof of Paris.

Diane formerly was a waitress at Eaker’s Café. She was of Native American descent with family ties to the Cherokee Tribe. Riding motorcycles together with her husband was a past hobby of hers.

Born August 20, 1945, in Philadelphia, PA, She was the daughter of the late Joseph Gaffney and Bernadette Gaffney who lives in Philadelphia, PA.

In addition to her husband and mother, survivors include: two sons: Michael (Kim) Forstater of Staton Island, NY and Brian Forstater of Wildwood, NY;  nine step children: Frederick “Fred” Rathof of Philadelphia, PA, Thomas (Rose) Rathof of Mickleton, NJ, Elizabeth (Dennis) LaDonne of PIlesgrove, NJ, Mary Rathof of Myrtle Beach, SC, Lois (Steve) Jingleski of Woodstown, NJ, Theresa Bross of Lakeland, FL, Jimmy (Angelica) Rathof of Swedesboro, NJ, Eric (Heather) Rathof of Carneys Point, NJ and Laura (Bruce) Hahn of Mullica Hill, NJ. Two Sisters: Bernadette (Mike) Dean of Gaithersburg, MD and Mary Ellen Kane of Philadelphia, PA; a brother: Joseph Gaffney, Jr. of Voorhees, NJ; 24 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

Along with her father, she was preceded in death by a brother: William Gaffney and a step son: Karl Rathof.

Her body is to be cremated.

Gaynelle Gateley

Mrs. Gaynelle Gateley, age 76 of Paris, formerly of Nashville, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at Paris Healthcare Center. Her body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

Gaynelle Gateley was born January 26, 1941 to the late Thomas Gateley and the late Thelma Bruce Gateley. She was also preceded in death by a cousin, Jimmie Bruce in 2010.  She was the granddaughter of the late Comus and Lottie Bruce.

Mrs. Gateley is survived by a cousin, Jack (Terri) Bruce of Paris, Tennessee.

Brian D. Lyle

Former Henry Countian, Brian D. Lyle, age 47, of Rives, TN, died Thursday, January 26, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Brian loved bowling in the Special Olympics.  He was an avid movie collector, and loved every holiday.

Brian was born February 21, 1969, in Murray, KY, to the late Robert Lynn Lyle, and Brenda Randolph Alexander of Puryear, TN, who survives.

Along with his mother, he is survived by one sister, Robin Sinclair and friend Jamie Paschall of Puryear, TN; two brothers, Cody Alexander of Puryear, TN, and Shaun Newcomb of Carlyle, IL; grandparents, Rodger & Ruby Randolph of Centralia, IL; two uncles, Mike (Linda) Lyle of Frazier, CO, and Greg (Kim) Randolph of Centralia, IL; nine nieces and nephews; best friend, Brian Drushal; and his hero, Dr. Jason L. Harper of Paris, TN.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, John D. & Alberta Lyle.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. -P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Chad Kennedy officiating.

Cremation will follow the celebration of life service. 

Donald "Don" Edward Hart

Donald Edward “Don” Hart, age 88, of Puryear, TN, died Thursday, January 26, 2017, in Puryear, TN. 

Don was a member of Grace Baptist Church where he formerly served as Pastor.  His number one objective in life was to preach about the Lord.   He was a former commercial fisherman and he loved hunting, fishing, and gardening.

Don was born January 19, 1929, in Paris, TN, to the late Eddie Bunyan Hart and the late Aleur Eron Barnhill Hart.

He was married on June 22, 1954, to Morine Melton Hart and she preceded in death on January 14, 2013. 

He is survived by his one daughter,  Debra (Frank) Hart-Crutcher of Puryear, TN; two sons, Danny E. (Deborah) Hart of Puryear, TN, and Ranny E. (Stephanie Ross) Hart of Buchanan, TN; one sister, Francis Hart of Puryear, TN; grandchildren, Josh (Keri) Paschall, Shannon (Terry) Slaughter, Gina (Tom) Thornton, Selina (Mark) Rowland, and Danny (Jamie) Hart II; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Besides his wife and parents, Don was also preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Hart; sisters, Elsie Freeman, Ruby Carrington, Ida May Jones, Eddie Lee Rogers, Flora Garner, and Sue Aaron Buie; brother, Andrew Franklin Hart; and a grandchild, Leeta Hart.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. -P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Saturday, January 28, 2017 and from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Sunday, January 29, 2017. The funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Sunday, January 29, 2017, with Jack Thacker officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jay Jackson, Ronnie Burnette, Shannon Slaughter, Danny Hart II, Mark Rowland, and Tom Thornton.

Interment will be in Bevil Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to the Grace Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Georgia Ramsey, 70 Crutchfield Lane, Paris, TN 38242.

John P. "Jack" Thompson

John P. "Jack" Thompson, age 91 of Springville, TN passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at the Tennessee State Veteran's Home in Clarksville, TN.

Funeral service 11:00AM Friday, January 27, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Gary S. Collier officiating, burial will follow at Birds Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Kimberly Oberkirsch, James D. Oberkirsch, Benjamin Sutton and James Waddel.

Visitation 9:00AM Friday until service time.

He was born September 15, 1925 in Paris, TN to the late John Porter Thompson and Mary E. Hartsfield Thompson. On December 15, 2000 he married Judith Hall Thompson, she survives Springville, TN.  He was preceded by his first wife: Bettie Bennett Thompson, April 22, 1998.

Survived by daughters: Jacquline Wagner, Camden, TN, Judy Lee (Michael) Toombs, Nevada, Beth Macko, Nashville, TN, Betty (Steve) Kuykendall, Paris, TN; grandchildren: seven; great-grandchildren: four; cousins: John (Harriet) Ross, Savannah, TN, Mary Jane Thompson (Richard) King, Paris, TN.

John P. “Jack” Thompson spent the better part of his life in the service of his country and regularly presented the flag to families of deceased veterans during the funeral flag ceremony.

He fought in three wars: WWII, Korea and Vietnam with both the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army.

His military career began with entering the Junior Military Academy in Bloomington Springs, TN. He graduated from Columbia Military Academy in 1943. He was appointed to the Naval Training Center at Brainbridge, MD, transferred to the Navy yards at Washington, D.C. and was assigned to security of the yards and served on the sea-going crew of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential yacht in the sea-going detachment.

Jack was reassigned to Camp Lejeune, NC and served in the Pacific Theater with the 6th Marine Division arriving in Okinawa April 1945. He was wounded there while serving with the machine gun section of Company I and was sent to Guam to recover and there received the Purple Heart for wounds received in action.

He transferred to the inactive reserve in 1946 later receiving a recommendation from his colonel that he apply to officer’s candidate school (OCS).   Discharged from the Marine Reserve on May 9, 1949 and the next day enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to Fort Riley, Kansas for OCS. After 13 weeks he left the program and was transferred to the headquarters of the 2nd Infantry Division, Aviation Section.

He was sent to Korea August 1950 and after traveling to North Korea and back to South Korea to Camp Wejonbu he was promoted to staff Sergeant, returning to the states in 1951.   In 1965 he attained the rank of sergeant first class, later receiving orders for Vietnam in 1967. He returned to Fort Campbell to form the 61st helicopter Company air assault, as operations sergeant. Going to Quinyon, Vietnam and while there was promoted to master sergeant.   In 1968 he returned to Fort Rucker, Alabama to the Airfield Command as acting senior non-commissioned officer in charge, later retiring from the military in 1970.

He retired in 1995 as the Paris Police Department’s parking officer.

Jack was a lifetime member of the American Legion, VFW, AMVETS, the Retired Enlisted Association, Disabled American Veterans, 6th Marine Corps League and the Non-Commissioned Officer Association.

Stephen Mapes

Stephen Michael Mapes, age 40 of Chattanooga, formerly of Paris, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at his residence. His funeral service will be at 3:00 PM Saturday, January 28, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Pastor Pamela Hughes of Lakeside Christian Fellowship officiating. Burial will follow at Antioch United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Friday, January 27, 2017 and after 1:00 PM Saturday. Pallbearers will be Michael Roberts, Lindre Herbert, Harold Bagwell, Mark Matlick, Josh Knott, and Leland Jones. Honorary Pallbearers will be James Morrow, Jessica Mapes Morrow, and Mark Matlick.

Stephen Michael Mapes was born September 9, 1976 in Murray, Kentucky to Wesley Mapes and Jeanie Matlick Mapes, both of Springville, Tennessee. Besides his parents, he is also survived by a daughter, Nytalia Mapes of Zionsville, Indiana; one sister, Jessica (James) Morrow of Bandana, Kentucky; one maternal grandparent, Mary Ellen Wright of Atlanta, GA; one aunt, Susan Matlick of Atlanta, GA; and five uncles, Mark Matlick of Oakland, TN, Robert Mapes of Buchanan, TN, Robert Wright of Atlanta, GA, Ron Wright of Lavonia, GA, and Mark Anthony (Candace) Wright of LaPort, IN.

Stephen was a big University of Tennessee fan, a Chicago Cub fan, and he loved his dogs. 

Waymon Tharpe Jr.

Waymon Tharpe, Jr. age 57 of Paris, TN, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN.

Memorial service 3:00PM Friday, January 27, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Gene Fowler officiating.

Visitation 2:00PM Friday until time of service at 3:00PM.

He was born October 17, 1959 in Paris, TN to the late Waymon Tharpe, Sr. and Lula Bowden Tharpe.  On November 22, 2001 he married Cynthia Taylor Tharpe, she survives Paris, TN.

Survived by daughters: Zanyetta Tharpe, Joliet, IL, Lorecia Tharpe, Nashville, TN, Narivera Tharpe, Clarksville, TN, Jadah Jordan, CA; sons: Andre Tharpe, Chicago, IL, Waymon Marquis Tharpe, Chicago, IL, Kentrall Tharpe, McKenzie, TN, Waymon Rasheed Tharpe, Nashville, TN, Qadree Tharpe, Nashville, TN, Quincy Buckley Tharpe, Crossroads, TN, Deonne Lorico Tharpe, Paris, TN; sisters: Kathleen Porter, Paris, TN, Carolyn Jean Mosley, Clarksville, TN; brothers: Ricky L. Tharpe, Huntingdon, TN; numerous grandchildren and  great-grandchildren.

Preceded by brothers: Charlie Porter, Jr., Curtis Lee Tharpe; sister-in-law: Ruby L. Tharpe and a nephew: Jason L. Tharpe, 2016.

Waymon was dearly loved by his family and a family member said that he will be deeply missed.

Eva Nell James

Mrs. Eva Nell James, age 95 of Paris passed away Monday, January 23, 2017 at Paris Healthcare Center. Her funeral service will be at 1:00 PM Thursday, January 26, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow at Birds Creek Cemetery in Whitlock. Glynn Orr will officiate. Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Thursday prior to the service. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandsons. Honorary pallbearer will be Larry Nichols.

Eva Nell Linn James was born June 14, 1921 in Kentucky to the late Thomas Carr Linn and the late Bessie Flood Linn. On December 24, 1938 she married Gordon C. James and he preceded her in death on June 3, 1997. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Hester Mae Linn, Mary Farley, Winnie Sue Ortiz, and Dorothy Irby; two brothers, Orel Linn and Hoyt Linn; and one daughter-in-law, Sharon James who passed away in 2015.

Eva Nell James is survived by a daughter, Sondra (Hal) Rice of Murray, KY; two sons, Milton (Glenda) James and Kenneth James both of Paris, TN; three grandchildren, Rod (Angela) James of Paris, TN, Scott Rice of Nashville, TN, and Russ (Felicia) James of Murfreesboro, TN; and four great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Beth James and Drew Landon James of Paris, TN and Kenzie James and Gavin James of Murfreesboro, TN.

Mrs. James was affectionately known and loved as "Mama Nell" to her family and friends. She was a longtime member of Birds Creek Baptist Church where she served faithfully as a member of the choir. Mama Nell was blessed with the gift of music and often sang specials during worship services. She loved her church and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. She was also known to be an excellent seamstress who sewed for her family and the Whitlock community.

Wanda Bomar French

Wanda French, age 66 of Paris passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Paris Healthcare Center. Her body is to be cremated and her memorial service will be Wednesday at 5:00 PM January 25, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. John Smith of Fairview Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will begin at 3:00 PM Wednesday and continue until service time at 5:00.

Wanda Bomar French was born June 9, 1950 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Bobby Bomar and the late Dorothy Simmons Bomar. On September 6, 1969 she married Charles French who survives in Paris, Tennessee. She is also survived by two sons, Chad (Ginger) French of Jackson, TN and Todd (Bonnie) French of Paris, TN; one sister, Brenda (Ronnie) Conger of Paris, TN; four grandchildren, Anderson French, Avery Jo French, Blake Milliken, and Ella French; two nieces, Christa (Andy) Tyler and Casey (Jeremiah) Cole; two great nephews, Cody Parrish and Jacob Cole, one great niece, Jacey Cole and a step-mother, Edith Bomar of Paris, TN.

Wanda was a local beautician who was co-owner of the Hairshoppe in Paris. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Jimmy D. Hainley

Jimmy D. Hainley, age 73, of Springville, TN, died Friday, January 20, 2017, at his residence in Springville, TN. 

Jimmy retired as a telephone technician from Bellsouth with 30 years of service.  He was a former member of the Tennessee National Guard.  He attended Springville Church of Christ, and was an avid fisherman.

He was born April 25, 1943, in Springville, TN, to the late Wright Hainley and the late Bessie Hainline Hainley.

Jimmy was married March 3, 1983, to Jinelle Wallace Hainley, who survives. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Tamara Realini of Columbia, TN; one son, Barry (Robin) Hainley of Paris, TN; one step-daughter, Angie (Larry) Pennington of Paris, TN; one step-son, Tony (Diana) Miles of Paris, TN; one sister, Lois Smith of Kirksey, KY; one brother, Tom (Madona) Hainley of Springville, TN; one grandson and best friend, Gage Hainley; four step-grandchildren, Linzy (Scott) Smith, Jazmine (Collins) Wiles, Neaveh Miles, and Brandon Miles; and a special companion, his black lab, Frankie.  

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Opal Pritchett, Allie Mae Smith, Georgia Howard, and Ardell Davis; and two brothers, Huey and Jack Hainley.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., and Monday, January 23, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be Monday, January 23, 2017, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Charles T. Cate officiating.

Serving as pallbearers are Barry Hainley, Gage Hainley, Larry Pennington, Tony Miles, Doug Smith, and Mark Smith.

Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville, TN.

Jeffery Underwood

Jeffery Dale “Jeff” Underwood, age 62, of Henry, TN, died Friday, January 20, 2017, at his residence in Henry, TN.

Jeff was a truck driver for over 30 years for Kesterson Food Company.  He was a longtime member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and had recently attended New Harmony Baptist Church.  He also loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He was born November 1, 1954, in Evansville, IN, to the late Ruth Peale Dunn and William T. Dunn of Paris, TN, who survives.

In addition to his father, he is survived by one son, Chris (Mistie) Underwood of Paris, TN; one sister, Dawn Underwood of Paris, TN; two grandchildren, Jamie Underwood of Paris, TN and Cody Underwood of Paris, TN; one nephew, Greg Brooks of Paris, TN; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

John Sutton and Mike Wimberley will officiate.  Serving as pallbearers are Milton Peale, Randy Peale, Bryant Peale, Don Peale, Jerry Peale & George Drye.

Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Henry, TN.

Brenda Lynn Clary

Brenda Lynn Clary, age 56 of Paris, TN passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville, TN. 

Funeral service 2:00PM Sunday, January 22, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Cliff Evans and Melvin Doughty officiating, burial will follow at Walker Cemetery.

Her family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation 12:00PM Sunday until service time.

She was born April 6, 1960 in Paris, TN to the late Emmett Clary, preceded 1983 and Willie B. Clary, she survives, Paris, TN.

Survived by sisters: Kay (Gene) McCre, Rives, TN, Sue (Dwayne) Craig, Buchanan, TN, Fay Clary-Ward, Paris, TN; brothers: Landy Clary, Nashville, TN, Lewis (Grace Lankford) Clary, Paris, TN, Henry Clary, Paris, TN; Nieces: Amanda Alexander, Deondra White, Nicole Alexander, Anya Bolden, Jade Alexander, Danni Clary, Haleigh Clary, Crystal Denton; Nephews: Duston Ward, Wrangler Ward, Cody Craig, Dylan Clary, several great nieces and great nephews.

Brenda was a member of West Paris Baptist Church. She was a Henry County High School graduate, who attended Murray State University and Miller Hawkins Business College in Memphis. She was a certified nursing assistant who enjoyed caring for people. Brenda was also a Girl Scout, dearly loved her family, especially her nieces and nephews. Brenda had a very caring and giving heart and found it difficult to ever say no to anyone.

Virgina Maly

Mrs. Virginia Maly, age 91 of Paris, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 at her residence. Her body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

Virginia Johnson Maly was born on December 17, 1925 to the late Burl Johnson and the late Nettie Hughes Johnson. On September 27, 1962, she married James Maly and he preceded her in death on March 19, 1993. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Amick and Joyce Sills; three brothers Owen, Arthur, and Howard Johnson; and one great grandchild.

Mrs. Virginia Maly is survived by three daughters, Carol Roberts of Michigan City, IN, Jan (Bryan) Wilson of Paris, TN, and Jennifer (Sandy) Minnis of Springville, TN; two sons, Robert (Mattie) Strouss of Alma, AR and John Strouss of Mt. Holly, NC; one sister, Roberta Johnson of Denver, CO; three brothers, Lonis Johnson of Pontotoc, MS, Glen (Mary) Johnson of West Virginia, and Robert Johnson of Van Buren, AR; nine grandchildren; Eight great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Jean McCadams

Jean Gray McCadams, 91, of Paris died Monday, January 16 at Paris Healthcare. Visitation will be at McKenzie Funeral Home from noon until 1:30 PM on Thursday with a graveside service at 2 pm at Shiloh Cemetery in McKenzie. She was born November 26, 1925 in McKenzie to the late Bo Bo and Imogene Montgomery. She was a member of Paris First United Methodist Church. Locally she leaves a son Steve (Linda) McCadams of Paris and Kevin (Aundrea) McCadams of Charlotte, NC. She was preceded in by her husband Doug McCadams. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to: Steve McCadams "Casting For A Cure" Kids Fishing Rodeo, 655 Anderson Dr., Paris, TN 38242.

Odell Teague

Mr. Odell Teague age 66 of Memphis, TN formerly of Paris passed away Friday January 13, 2017 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, TN.

Funeral service 1:00PM Saturday January 21, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Thomas Teague of Evergreen Baptist Church, Springville, TN officiating, burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Mansfield, TN.

Named as pallbearers are Darrell Teague, David Teague, John Teague, Calous McCutcheon, Dale L. Teague and James Armstrong.

Visitation 11:00AM Saturday until service time at 1:00PM.

He was born December 1, 1950 in Paris, TN to the late Rodger Teague, preceded 1982 and Alma L. Teague, preceded 2007. 

Survived by daughters: Melissa Ann Teague, St. Louis, Mo, Shavonda Nicole (Anthony) Teague, Kapatheual Necole Dave, Tomorrow Hopkins, Brittany Hopkins, Shavonnda Mcilwain all of Knoxville, TN; sons: Odell Lamont (LaSonya) Teague, Dallas, TX, Enricco (MeMe Shegne) Teague, Columbus, OH, Odell Teague, Jr., McKenzie, TN; sisters: Peggy Teague-Anderson, Memphis, TN, Brenda (Michael) Haynes, Memphis, TN, Violet Gray, Lithonia, GA; brothers: Thomas Ray (Peggy) Teague, Sr., Springville, TN, Howard Teague, Memphis, TN, Joe Lewis Teague, McKenzie, TN, Richard Teague, New Jersey, Dale Teague, Paris, TN, Gary (Katrina) Teague, Paris, TN; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and special friends.

Preceded by a sister: Linda Teague; brothers Charles Edward Teague and Jimmie Rodger Teague.

Odell was the family comedian and loved to make everyone laugh. He collected and loved to wear many hats and tennis shoes. He enjoyed most of all his profession of working and landscaping yards. Repass will be held following burial at the Lafayette Room of Paris Inn and Suites, 1297 E. Wood Street, Paris, Tennessee. It has been requested by the family that all food may be taken to this location and that all flowers and gifts be sent to the funeral home.

Dale McBride

Stanley Dale McBride, age 60 of Routon, TN, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Weakley County Rehab and Nursing Center after a battle with cancer.

Dale was saved at age 14 and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was a farmer for many years.

Born March 8, 1956, in Paris, TN, Dale was the son of the late Ollie Stanley McBride and Velma Paschall McBride of Henry, TN.

In addition to his mother, survivors include three brothers, Mark (Carol) McBride of Beech Grove, TN,  David (Janie) McBride of Greenfield, TN, and Danny (Diana) McBride of Paris, TN;  one sister, Vicki (Roger) Galey of Greenfield, TN; six nephews, Matthew (Amanda) McBride of Beech Grove, Andrew (Katie) McBride of Nashville, TN, Stephen McBride of Winchester, TN, Derek Galey of Greenfield, TN, T.J. Davis of Bradford, TN, and Bradley (Dareth) Davis of Huntingdon, TN; 3 nieces, Amber McBride of McKenzie, TN, Victoria Galey of Greenfield, TN, and Terri (William) Bodkins of Murfreesboro, TN; one great niece, Meredith McBride;  one aunt, Shirley (Doug) Braden, and cousins, Kim (Michael) Denman, and Nelson and Braden Clare Denman all of Henry, TN.

Along with his father, he was preceded in death by grandparents, Ollie and Frances McBride, and Dudley and Ira Paschall; uncles, Larry and Chuck Paschall; nieces, Tiffany McBride and Lex Ann McBride Galey.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Thursday from 10am – 1 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home with a funeral service at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Mark McBride officiating.    Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.   Al Beecham and Billy Jo Hamlin are named as honorary pallbearers. 

Memorials may be made to Henry County Relay for Life, PO Box 1505, Paris, TN 38242 or AseraCare Hospice, 1939 Cedar St., McKenzie, TN 38201.  

 

 

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