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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dylan Craig

Dylan Taylor Craig, 26, of Dover, Tenn. passed away peacefully on January 19, 2019 at St. Thomas Rutherford Medical Center, Murfreesboro, Tenn., surrounded by his loving family.

Dylan was born on April 26, 1992 in Jackson, Tenn. and despite his disabilities, he lived his life to the fullest. He was a proud 2014 graduate of Stewart County High School in Dover, Tenn., where he also worked in the office and was a favorite among faculty, staff and students. He loved being a Rebel.

Dylan loved his Dover community and embraced the support he received from his friends and family there. He was an active member of the community, where he enjoyed attending Stewart County High School athletic events, working at Mama Mea’s, getting a trim at Barrow’s Barber Shop and attending local parades, events and festivals. Dylan also loved the outdoors and spent many days fishing and kayaking on local lakes, rivers and creeks. Additionally, Dylan loved his University of Tennessee Volunteers, eating good food (especially spaghetti), watching movies, playing PS4 and good times spent with family and friends. Dylan never met a stranger and brought light and joy to everyone who was fortunate enough to know him. 

Dylan is survived by his father, Bruce Craig (Andrea) of Dover, Tenn., his mother, Lisa Blankenship Craig Pugh (Glen) of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and his maternal grandmother, Nancy Stewart Blankenship of Memphis, Tenn. Dylan also leaves behind many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly and have been blessed by and inspired by the way he lived his life.

Dylan is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bill and Loretta Craig and by his maternal grandfather, Reverend Dr. Paul Blankenship.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Anglin Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike Keel officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the time of service on Saturday, January 26th. Honorary pallbearers are Eric Trainer, Cameron Trainer, Griffin Trainer, Patrick Craig, Mike Craig, Brian Bramlett, Robert (Boo) Beecham and Tim Barrow. The family invites friends to join them at 112 Battlefield Dr. Dover, TN 37058, to celebrate Dylan’s life immediately following the service. In lieu of all other memorials, donations may be made to Bill and Loretta Craig Memorial Scholarship Fund at F&M Bank in Dover, TN. Arrangements are entrusted to Anglin Funeral Home, Dover, TN. 

Kert Blackwood

Kert W. Blackwood, age 82, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Henry County Healthcare Center. His funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Jim Poe officiating; Art Smith and Dave Vance will also be speaking. Burial will follow the service in Bethesda Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are David John Roberts, Dan Roberts, Art Smith, Dave Vance, Scott Fredrick, and Johnny Driver; honorary pallbearers will be Jim Borne, Jerry Culpepper, and Rick Pepple.

Kert Walker Blackwood was born in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Kersey Walker Blackwood and the late Frances Norton Blackwood. He is survived by nephews: David John (Gini) Roberts of Paris and Dan Lee (Jane) Roberts of Jackson; also by numerous great nieces and great nephews. Besides his parents, Kert is also preceded in death by nephew: James Gerald Roberts and niece: Jane Roberts Driver.

Mr. Blackwood was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church. He formerly was the chairman for the Henry County Republican Party, past president of the Volunteers For Freedom Tea Party, moderator for Traditional American Movement Forum, and faithful advocate for Christian and Constitutional Principles. Kert loved God, his family, and his country.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to: Maplewood Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 106, Paris, TN 38242 or to: Gideons International, Henry County - North Camp, P.O. Box 583, Paris, TN 38242.

John Thompson, Jr

John L. Thompson, Jr. age 93, of Springville, Tennessee passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019 at his residence. His body is to be cremated and a private family memorial service will be held at the family cemetery in Cedar Grove, Tennessee.

John L. Thompson, Jr. was born in McKenzie, Tennessee to the late John L. Thompson, Sr. and the late Effie Mae Moore Thompson. He is survived by his daughter: Phylo Thompson of Springville, Tennessee; sons: John David (Alane) Thompson of Springville, John Lester Thompson, III of Memphis, Donald Dwayne "Bo" (Gail) Thompson of Troy; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Mr. Thompson is also preceded by a son: Douglas Anthony Thompson and sisters: Christine Joyner and Carolyn Clancousio.

Mr. Thompson was a U.S. Army Veteran during WWII. He served in the Dutch New Guinea Campaign and the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was an M1 Rifle Sharp Shooter, Carbine Sharp Shooter, and was a T5 Medical Technician in the 24th Division. John served as Company Aid Man in Hollandia and Woodlark Islands. He aided wounded men under fire in forward area, administering first aid and moving on to next man. He also served with the 16th Portable Hospital as assistant in operating room. John earned the following ribbons and citations: Good Conduct Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon (2 Battle Stars), Philippines Campaign  Ribbon (1 Battle Star), and Presidential Unit Citation (1 Oak Leaf Cluster). John also attended Memphis State University and Bethel College. His passions were his family, boating, and fishing.

The family requests that memorials be made to: DAV, Caris HealthCare, or the Humane Society.

Roger Smith

Roger Dale Smith, age 71 of Shelbyville, TN, formerly of Paris, TN, died Friday, January 18, 2019, at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro, TN.

He retired from Tennessee Technology Center in Paris after 33 years of teaching general metals.  Roger was also a sponsor of the Vocational Industrial Club of America.  He was an avid Tennessee Volunteers fan, loved all sports, and was an avid golfer.  He enjoyed coaching his girls’ softball, soccer, and basketball teams.

 

Roger was born April 7, 1947, in Paris, TN, to the late Edwin Smith and the late Ida Jayne Smith Lovins.

He is survived by two daughters, Amanda Jo Smith (Willie) Hight of Shelbyville, TN, and Michele “Mickie” Smith (Darren) Duke of Decaturville, TN; two sisters, Karen (Charlie) McDaniel of Antelope, CA, and Crystal Pollock of Paris, TN; two grandchildren, Ami Marisa Duke and Jacob Dalton Duke; and one great grandchild, Kingston James Fletcher.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Mickey Smith and Marvin Smith.

Arrangements are being handled Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, January 20, 2019, from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and continue Monday, January 21, 2019, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Monday, January 21, 2019, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Chad Kennedy officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be David Carpenter, Skip Collins, Brian Willoughby, Chris Wiseman, Dustin Jones, and Brian Jones.

Burial will be in Mansfield Baptist Church Cemetery in Mansfield, TN.

Gordon Jackson

Gordon Jackson, age 81 of Puryear, TN, died Friday, January 18, 2019, at his residence in Puryear, TN.

He retired from the Tennessee State Highway Department after a 44-year career.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.  He enjoyed his cattle, farming, and running his beagle hounds.  He loved spending time with his family, especially the times he spent showing his great grandchildren around the farm.  Gordon attended Mt. Zion Church of Christ near Buchanan, TN.   

Gordon was born June 25, 1937, in Puryear, TN, to the late Conway Porter Jackson and the late Ruby Paschall Jackson.

He was married November 25, 1996, to Patricia Brogdon “Pat” Jackson, who survives, of Puryear, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Denise (Ken) Rawls; one son, Randy Jackson of Memphis, TN; two stepdaughters, Lori Boyd of Puryear, TN, and Tammy (Donnie) Wood of Puryear, TN; one stepson, Johnny (Vivian) Boyd of Cedar Hill, TN; seven grandchildren, Christina (Joey) Hutson, Josh (Amanda) Wood, Jana (Josh) Ferguson, Nicholas (Tiffany) Boyd, Tyler Wood, Samantha Ellis, and Tiffany (Alex) West; 10 great grandchildren; and three great grandchildren on the way.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Grace Jackson; and one brother, Rex Jackson.

Arrangements are being handled Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, January 20, 2019, from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, with the funeral service will beginning at 2:30 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Tom Cisco and Chad Kennedy officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Josh Ferguson, Tyler Wood, Alex West, Joey Hutson, Britain Hutson, Josh Wood, Johnathan Hallman, Danny Jackson, and Larry Jackson.  Named as honorary pallbearers are Jerry Arnold, Autry Robinson, and Weldon Gallimore.

Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Zack Rains

Zack Rains, age 18 of Paris, TN, died Monday, January 14, 2019, in Paris, TN.

Zack was a senior at Henry County High School in Paris, and a three-year member of the HCHS Marching Patriot Band.  His family says he was a loving son and a beautiful boy in so many ways.

Zack was born September 11, 2000, in Charlotte, NC, to Bert & Barbara Rains, who both survive, of Paris, TN.

Along with his parents, he is also survived by four sisters, Shyanne, Laura, Raechel, and Jessica; one brother, Bert Rains, IV; special cousin, Ramon “Cito” Villela; close friends, Kaylee and Seth Bucy, and the “special group of six.”

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, January 19, 2019, from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  The body is to be cremated after the visitation.

Named as honorary pallbearers are all members of the HCHS Marching Patriot Band.

Memorials may be made to:  The Zack Rains Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.

 

Terry Clark

Terry Dean Clark, age 63 of Paris, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at his residence. His funeral service will be 1:00 PM Thursday, January 17, 2019 at VanDyke Church of Christ with Randy Stephens and Dusty Stout officiating. Burial will follow in the VanDyke Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 PM Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 10:00 AM Thursday at VanDyke Church of Christ.

Pallbearers for Mr. Clark will be Ethan Thompson, Ethan Anderson, Conner Clark, Josh Powell, Adam Powell, and Grant Norwood.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Stan Powell, Jimmy Clendenin, Paul Henry Parker, Gary Hunter, Larry Watson, Dwayne Crews, Wells Tractor Company, and Norwood Farms & Construction.

Terry Dean Clark was born March 9, 1955 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Herbert Porter Clark and the late Robbie Nell Foy Clark. On February 27, 1976 he married Nancy Parker Clark and she survives in Paris, TN. He is also survived by a daughter, Christy (Reggie) Thompson of Paris; two sons: Jeremy (Jennifer Amburgey) Clark of Buchanan and Chris (Pedro) Fierro of Tampa, FL; three brothers: Charles (Linda) Clark of Paris, Gary (Cynthia) Clark of Mansfield, TN and his twin brother Jerry (Kathy) Clark of Paris; four grandchildren: Ethan Thompson, Allie Thompson, Ethan Anderson, and Conner Clark; mother-in-law, Ruthie Parker; sister-in-law, Tammy Parker Powell; brother-in-law, Michael (Lisa) Parker; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Besides his parents, Mr. Clark was also preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Clark.

Mr. Clark was a member of VanDyke Church of Christ and he also attended Sulphur Well Church of Christ. He was a longtime employee of Wells Tractor Company; he was a heavy equipment operator for Clenwood Construction Company and Norwood Construction Company. He was owner of Rolling C Farms where he raised and produced cattle. He was an FFA alumnus and he enjoyed hunting and being outdoors. He loved his wife, his family, and his church family. He enjoyed supporting his grandchildren with the Henry County Patriots, Lady Patriots and the Henry County Fair.

Memorials for Mr. Clark may be made to: St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959; Paris FFA, Attn: Laura Moss, 315 So. Wilson St., Paris, TN 38242; or Henry Co. Quarterback Club, P.O. Box 1351 Paris, TN 38242.

Jessie Edwards, Sr.

Jessie Ray Edwards, Sr., age 82 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, January 14, 2019, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

He retired after a long career in military service to his country, serving in the U.S. Navy and fleet reserve for over 20 years.  He was a veteran of the Korean War conflict and Vietnam War.  After retirement from the military, Jessie Ray went to work for Midland Brake in Paris as a machinist, where he retired after 20 years of employment.  He was very supportive of the Wounded Warrior Project and other veteran organizations, and he enjoyed fellowship breakfasts with the retired Midland Brake employees.  He was a wonderful husband and the best Dad and Grandad to his children and grandchildren.  He loved horses and all sports.  He was Southern Baptist in belief and attended Holy Cross Catholic Church in Paris with his wife.

Jessie Ray was born June 15, 1936, in Westport, TN, to the late James Gurthel Edwards and the late Hattie Lee Cary Edwards.

He was married January 17, 1959, to Marion Harrity Edwards, his wife 60 years, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Cindy Edwards Mercado of Paris, TN; two sons, Jessie Ray (Irvina) Edwards, Jr., of Davis, CA, and Tim (Julie) Edwards of Paris, TN; one sister, Olean Edwards Blount of Westport, TN; six grandchildren, Erin (Chelsea) Edwards of Davis, CA, Jake Edwards and special friend Taylor Kilpatrick of Paris, TN, Jessica Edwards (Chris) Berry of Paris, TN, Jon Mercado of Paris, TN, Briana Mercado of Paris, TN, and Michael Mercado of Paris, TN; and two great grandchildren, Josalynn Edwards and Marley Edwards..

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Iola Edwards Shooter Corbin and Clarice Edwards Feazel; and two brothers, James Williard Edwards and Jerry Donald Edwards.

Arrangements are being handled Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday, January 18, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Saturday, January 19, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Captain Debra E. McGuire, U.S. Navy Chaplain, Ret., officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be grandchildren.

Burial will be in Allmond Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

Dorene Ruhl

Dorene Diana Ruhl, age 72 of Puryear, TN, died Friday, January 11, 2019, at her residence in Puryear, TN.

She was a retired inspector with USDA. She formerly worked at Hart’s Produce and Doug Taylor Auction Service in Puryear, TN. She enjoyed crocheting and crafting, and was Protestant in faith.

Dorene was born September 5, 1946, in Moline, IL, to the late Raymond Thomas Gaston and the late Arline Elizabeth Vermillion Gaston.

She was married March 24, 1967, to her husband Samuel Gene Ruhl, who survives of Puryear, TN.

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one daughter, Cynthia Diana Woodard of Puryear, TN; one son, Michael Robert (Kana) Ruhl of Camden, TN; two sisters, Barbara (Roger) Fredrickson of Pine River, MN and Cynthia (Larry) Petree of Coos Bay, OR; five grandchildren, Semantha (Johnny) Orozco, Richard Woodard, Michael Ruhl, Patricia Ruhl, and Alyssa Scroggins; three great grandchildren, Brianna Hilford, Logan Hilford, and Cheyanne Woodard.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Arline Marie Ruhl; two sisters and five brothers.

Arrangements were handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be held Tuesday, January 22, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Her body is to be cremated following the visitation.

Burial of cremains will be in Puryear City Cemetery in Puryear, TN, at a later date.

Robert Oliver

Robert Earl “Bob” Oliver, age 82 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, January 10, 2019, at his residence in Paris, TN.

He retired from CSX Railroad after a 28-year career as a brakeman.  He formerly worked at Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Paris for several years.  Robert was born in the Nelson Community on Shady Grove Road, where he stayed all of his life.  He enjoyed camping, horseback riding, and farming.  He also enjoyed his cattle and raising several horses.  He loved his family, especially his children and grandchildren, and time spent with his brothers and sisters while they were all living.   Robert was a member of Sulphur Well Church of Christ in Springville, TN, and a U.S. Army veteran.

Robert was born August 27, 1936, in Paris, TN, to the late James Lilburn Oliver and the late Clara Hays Oliver.

He was married October 4, 1959, to his wife of 59 years, Betty Hamlin Oliver, who survives of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Connie (Dale) Bell of Paris, TN; one son, Donnie (Melissa Kate) Oliver of Collierville, TN; five grandchildren, Carter Oliver of Collierville, TN, Jack Oliver of Collierville, TN, Robert Dale (Alicia) Bell of Franklin, TN, Mary Kate (Griffin) Paschall of Cottage Grove, TN, and Adam Blake Bell of Paris, TN; two step grandchildren, Heather Bell of Paris, TN, and Raychel (Jason) Sutherland of Paris, TN; one great grandchild on the way; and four step great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Helen Jackson; and two brothers, Carter Hays Oliver and J.L. Oliver, Jr.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Sunday, January 13, 2019, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Randy Stephens officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Dale Bell, Adam Blake Bell, Carter Oliver, Jack Oliver, Griffin Paschall, and Lawrence Jackson.  Named as honorary pallbearers are Windell Flanagan, Joe Oliver, Johnny Oliver, and Jimmy Oliver.

Burial will be at Mt. Zion Church of Christ Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  Sulphur Well Church of Christ Scholarship Fund, 1760 Oak Grove Road South, Springville, TN 38256     or     Henry County Helping Hands, P.O. Box 22, Paris, TN 38242.

Thomas Cave

Thomas “Tom” Cave, age 69 of Buchanan, TN, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at his residence in Buchanan, TN.

He had a 30-year career in military service to this country.  He was a highly decorated veteran, serving during the Vietnam Era in the U.S. Marine Corps and in Operation Desert Storm and the Gulf War in the U.S. Army.  Tom was a member of American Legion Post 89, Amvets Post 45, and VFW Post 1889.  He volunteered for Moms cookies in Coal City, IL.  He enjoyed fishing and camping.

Tom was born January 28, 1949, in Chicago, IL, to the late David Dinwoodie Cave and the late Sally Pearl Potter.

He was married November 12, 1994, to Barbara Alice Parks Cave, who survives, of Buchanan, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by two daughters, Tammy (Keith) DeSanto of Cedar Lake, IN, and Shelby Cave of Buchanan, TN; foreign exchange student who was like a daughter, Panicha “Mint” Chantakitnukul of Thailand; one sister, Betty Nordstrom of Knoxville, TN; one brother, Bob (Blondie) Potter of Chicago, IL; two grandchildren, Taylor Walters of Indianapolis, IN, and Gianna “GG” DeSanto of Cedar Lake, IN; special friend, Champ; many nieces and nephews; and many good friends.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dave Cave and Leroy Cave.

Arrangements are being handled Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, January 14, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Tuesday, January 15, 2019, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Chris Downing officiating.

Burial will be in the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads in Wildersville, TN.

Ruth Alexander

Ruth Franklin Jones Alexander, age 95 of Camden formerly of Puryear, TN, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Camden Healthcare.

Mrs. Ruth was a homemaker and farmer in the Puryear Community. She attended the Primitive Baptist Church in Puryear, TN. She loved to read and gardening.

Ruth was born on April 17, 1923 in Hazel, Ky, to the late Royce Jones and to the late Audrey Madeline Ferguson Jones.

She married on January 1, 1940, to Benford D. Alexander, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Pat Fowler of Camden, TN; one sister, Peggy (Porter) Davis of Colorado; one brother, Pat (Joy) Jones of Missouri; and by several nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Billie June Paschall, and Bobbie Yeary; four brothers, Royce Jones, Charles Jones, Dan Jones, and L.C. Jones; and one son-in-law, Norman Fowler.

Arrangements are being handled Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Thursday, January 10, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and continue Friday, January 11, 2019, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Friday, January 11, 2019, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Chad Kennedy officiating.

Pallbearers will be Mark Pierce, Allen Paschall, Kenneth Paschall, Dwain Evans, Kyle Norwood, and David Hubbs.

Burial will be in Foundry Hill Baptist Cemetery in Puryear, TN.

Carl Morgan

Mr. Carl E. Morgan, age 65, of Cottage Grove, Tennessee passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. His funeral service will be 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Stephens officiating. Named as honorary pallbearers are: Jeremy Hunter, Nader Fares, Timmy Miles, Kevin Miles, Ron Marino, Joey Robertson, and Clifford Anderson. Visitation is scheduled Tuesday after 11:30 A.M. until time of  service.

Carl Morgan was born on July 18, 1953 in Dover, Tennessee to the late Henry Morgan and the late Elizabeth Shoemake Morgan. He married Mary Stanley Morgan on April 19, 1974 and she survives in Cottage Grove, Tennessee. He is also survived by sons: Carl Edward (Ginny) Morgan, Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, Justin Edward Morgan of Cottage Grove, Nash (Lorie) Fares of Rogers, Texas, and Nader Fares of Cottage Grove; sister: Wanda Morgan of Paris; brothers: Danny (Belinda) Morgan, Randall (Teresa) Morgan, and Terry (Brenda) Morgan, all of Paris; grandchildren: Carla Morgan of Florida, Emily (Barrett) Evan of Temple, Texas, Ryan Fares of Rockton, Illinois, and Riley Fares of Rogers, Texas; great grandchild: Emersyn Evan; and numerous other family members and special friends.

Mr. Morgan was Church of Christ by faith. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who especially enjoyed his grandchildren.

Mary Sensing

Mary Alene Sensing, age 86 of Paris died Thurs. Jan. 3, 2019 at her residence.

She retired after many years in the manufacturing industry, last working for Holley Carburetor until its closing in 1987.  She was a hard worker and was valued at every job she had because of her work ethic.  Alene’s family was her world and cooking for her family was her passion.  She loved making a zillion of Granny’s cookies for every occasion and always enjoyed serving them to others.  She enjoyed gardening, canning, and traveling.  Alene was a lifelong Baptist and a member of First Baptist Church Paris.

 

Alene was born August 18, 1932, in Henry County to the late Edgar Lee Glisson and the late Dollie Violet Owen Glisson.

 

She was married August 3, 1971, to A.D. Sensing, who survives, of Paris, TN.

 

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one daughter, Jane (Joe Pat) Moody of Buchanan, TN; one son, Ricky (Linda) Nash of Henry, TN; two sisters, Margaret Marie (Richard) Nash of Indiana, and Joyce Ann (John) Harrison of Paris, TN; three brothers, Lyndol (Martha) Glisson of McKenzie, TN, Edgar Ray (Judy) Glisson of McKenzie, TN, and Dennis (Cindy) Glisson of McKenzie, TN; four grandchildren, Kim (Stephan) Watson of Paris, TN, Damon (Katie) Nash of Spring Hill, TN, Chris Turman of Paris, TN, and Mike (Kristin) Turman of Milan, TN; eight great grandchildren; and special caregivers, Tammy Wood, Connie Hollingsworth, and Rebecca Raymer. 

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Helen Marceal Traywick.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, January 5, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Chad Kennedy officiating.

 

Pallbearers will be Shannon Watson, Flynn Watson, Damon Nash, Bob Bowden, Nick Nash, Chris Turman, Corey Glisson, Stephen Watson, and Lucas Watson.

 

Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN. 

Fay Glass

Fay Glass, age 76 of Buchanan, TN, died Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at her residence in Buchanan, TN.

She was a homemaker and a member of New Providence Baptist Church in New Providence, KY.  She formerly worked at Plumley Manufacturing Company in Paris.  She loved her flowers, gardening, and enjoyed crafting.

Fay was born May 17, 1942, in the Whitlock community of Paris, TN, to the late Alvis C. Evans and the late Ruby Lois Dunlap Evans.

She was married April 21, 1981, to Paul Raymond Glass, who preceded her in death on July 12, 2012.

She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Stewart of Gilbertsville, KY, Leisha Hastings of Buchanan, TN, and Karen (David) Chadwick of Buchanan, TN; one son, Joshua Glass of Camden, TN; two sisters, Mary (Russell) Wallace of Paris, TN, and Paulette (Edwin T.) Hill of Big Sandy, TN; one brother, William G. (Carolyn) Evans of Big Sandy, TN; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren’ and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, Darren McCormick; two sisters, Daryl Evans and Rosie Durham; one brother, Clifton Evans; and one grandchild.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Thursday, January 3, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Friday, January 4, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Friday, January 4, 2019, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Chad Kennedy officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jason Chadwick, Justin Chadwick, Allen McCormick, Jimmy Vallery, James Vallery, and George Glass.

Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Buchanan, TN. 

Flossie York

Flossie Wynn York age 84, of Paris, TN, died Monday, December 31, 2018, at the Henry County Medical Center.

 

Flossie was a retired sitter. She thoroughly enjoyed her sitting and caretaking responsibilities. She was a member of Birds Creek Baptist Church and loved flowers.

 

Born February 28, 1934, in Paris, TN, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Wynn and the late Ivie Alma Lemonds Wynn.

 

She is survived by her two daughters, Kathy (Jeff) Tanner of Paris, TN, and Barbara Bratton of Dresden, TN; one son, Terry York of Paris, TN; five sisters, Modena Wheatley of Columbia, TN, Lottie Hooper of Illinois, Velma Bolding of Springville, TN, Margie (Wayne) Nanney of Paris, TN, and Shirley Evans of Paris, TN; four grandchildren, Christy (Bobby) Roberson, Rachel (Harley) Courtney, Michael (Jennifer) Cook and David (Samantha) Tanner; nine great grandchildren, Autumn Payne, Britney Payne, Hagan Payne, Olivia Cook, Lilah Cook, Destiny Courtney, Gabe Courtney, Mercadez Tanner, and Braxton Tanner; one great great grandchild, Braxton Payne; several nieces and nephews, and lots of cousins and friends.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Lee Wynn and Lillie Wynn; seven brothers, Willis Wynn, Billy Wynn, Harold Wynn, Wilburn Wynn, Hassel Wynn, Ernie Wynn, and Frank Wynn; one daughter in law, Lisa York.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, January 1, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Visitation will continue Wednesday, January 2, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. The funeral service will be Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at 1:00 pm in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Gary Collier and Kevin Gallimore officiating.

 

Pallbearers for the service will be Michael Cook, David Tanner, Harley Courtney, Gabe Courtney, David Wynn and Hagan Payne.

 

Burial will follow the service in the Birds Creek Cemetery, in Paris, TN.

Nell Chandler Hoskins Melton

Nell Chandler Hoskins Melton, age 80 of Paris, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018 at Henry County Healthcare Center. Her funeral service will be 1:00PM Monday, December 31, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with David Jackson of Cottage Grove Church of Christ and Joe McClure of Open Doors Community Church officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be after 11:00AM Monday prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Doug Taylor, Gary Downey, Dewey Ealey, James Hinton, and Rusty Morton.

Nell Chandler Melton was born February 23, 1938 in Bexar, Alabama to the late Leon Chandler and the late Cilla Holly Chandler. On February 24, 1990 she married Jewell B. Melton and he preceded her in death on June 18, 2012.

Ms. Melton is survived by two daughters: Fran (Jeff) Jolley of Palmersville, TN and Melissa (John) Lipscomb of Atlanta, GA; a son, David (Amy) Hoskins of Springville, TN; two sisters: Barbara (Dale) Nunnery of Lebanon, TN and Kathy Burns of Martin, TN; four brothers: Kerry (Marsha) Chandler of Gleason, TN, Charles (Dorothy) Chandler of Modesto, CA, Thomas (Patty) Chandler of Gleason, TN and Manus Ray (Linda) Chandler of Puryear, TN; thirteen grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Ms. Melton was also preceded in death by three sons: John Hoskins, Rick Hoskins, and Randy Melton; three sisters: Mae Crews, Ann Hugueley, and Ruby Warren; and two grandchildren.

Nell Melton was a member of Cottage Grove Church of Christ. She was a loving mother and an amazing friend to all who knew her.

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

James “JJ” Jackson

James “JJ” Jackson age 63, of Paris, TN, died Friday, December 28, 2018, at the Henry County Medical Center.

He was a Senior Master Technician at Joe Mahan Ford where he had worked for 35 years. He was a US Army Veteran who loved fishing, gardening, cooking and playing with his grandkids. He enjoyed watching Tennessee Titans football and napping. He would mention to everyone his family was everything to him.

JJ was born November 21, 1955, in Romulus, MI to the late William Bates Jackson and the late Anna Simon Jackson.

He was married April 20, 1996, to Dianne Burnette Jackson who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by four children, Sam (Bryant) Milam of Buchanan, TN, Michelle (Ronnie) Farris of Clarksville, TN, Elise (JB) Davis of Shiloh, TN and Jimmy (Holly) Jackson of Mansfield, TN; three sisters, Mary (Bill) Light of Johannesburg, MI, Martha Frye of Johannesburg, MI, and Paula Rader of Avon, IN; three brothers, Billy (Susan) Jackson of Pennsylvania, Daniel Jackson of Paris, TN, and John (Rebecca) Jackson of Paris, TN; six grandchildren, Austin Farris, Jacie Farris, Gracie Milam, Bryson Milam, Wyatt Jackson and Tristan Davis; and one brother in law and long time friend, Ronnie “Boo Boo” (Christina) Burnette of Mansfield, TN.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Samuel Jackson.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, December 31, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Visitation will continue Tuesday, January 1, 2019, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. The funeral service will be Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at 2:00 pm in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Brother Jack Thacker officiating.

Pallbearers for the service will be Jimmy Jackson, Ronnie “Boo Boo” Burnette, Danny Dawson, JB Davis, Ronnie Farris, and Bryant Milam.

Honorary pallbearers will be his Joe Mahan Ford family.

Burial will be in the Bethesda Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Sandra “Sandy” Jayne Paschall

Sandra “Sandy” Jayne Paschall age 62 of Hazel, KY, died Friday, December 28, 2018, at her residence in Hazel.

Sandy was a loving caretaker and sitter. She formerly worked as the school nurse at Puryear School. She enjoyed her pets, gardening and her flowers. She had many friends and was very much a people person. 

Born December 18, 1956, in Dayton, OH, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Shawhan and Roberta Thill Meyer of Shalimar, FL.

She is survived by her husband Richard “Dick” Sapaugh of Hazel, KY.

Along with her husband and mother, additional survivors include: a daughter: Rebecca Paschall of Chattanooga, TN; a step daughter: Stacy (Joe) Raley of Beltsville, MD; a step son: Steven (Barb) Sapaugh of Virginia Beach, VA; three sisters: Sheryl (Mike) Moritz of Traverse City, MI, Heidi Meyer Clayton of Southaven, MS, and Holly Meyer of Paris, TN; two brothers:  Thomas (Norma) Shawhan of Dayton, OH and Timothy (Lisa) Shawhan of  Hazel, KY;  a special niece that she helped raise: Lily Green and a special nephew that she helped raise: Victor Clayton.

Additional survivors include many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN 38242, where memorial visitation will be held Monday, December 31, 2018, from 4 to 6 pm with a memorial service to follow at 6 pm in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Chad Kennedy officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Calloway County Humane Society 607 Poplar St., Murray, KY 42071.

Billy Dale Douglass

Billy Dale Douglass, 57, of Paris passed away peacefully, on December 18,2018 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Visitation will be 4 PM - 8 PM on December 21, 2018 and 11 AM - 2 PM on December 22, 2018 at Mansfield Baptist Church with Funeral Service at 2PM, with burial to follow at Mansfield Baptist Church Cemetery.

Dale a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and Henry County Rescue Squad  is survived by loving wife of 28 years, Vicki French Douglass; mother Mary S. Buie Douglass; sister Judy (Don) Drummond of Paris, TN ; sister in laws, Annette (David) Hall and Lynn Douglass of Paris, TN and Mary Poindexter of Gallatin, TN; Nephews and Niece, Preston Waddell, Alan (Jennifer), Jeremy (Tiffany) Douglass and Logan (Katie) Drummond and  Angie (Kurt) Sullivan; and special friend Jeff (Karen) and Randy Madden. Preceded in death by father, Billy Joe, brother, Donald and sister, Mary Ruth Douglass.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Billy Dale Douglass Memorial Fund at McKenzie Banking Company.

Music City Mortuary,2409 Kline Ave. Nashville, TN 37211
615-244-2774 handled the service

Nadine Brewer

Nadine Brewer, age 87 of Paris, TN, died Saturday, December 22, 2018 at her residence in Paris.

Nadine was a homemaker, formerly worked at Holley Carburetor Plant, and retired from the deli department in Odom’s Food Town after working for 11 years.  She loved her grandchildren, cooking and her flowers. 

She was born July 16, 1931 in Weakley County, TN to the late William Jesse McClure and the late Mattie Pearl Turner McClure.

Nadine was married on August 15, 1968 to John Ray Brewer Jr. and he survives of Paris, TN.

Besides her husband, she is also survived by four daughters, Cherry (Gerald) Boyd of Paris, TN, Lisa (Charlie) Partain of Stantonville, TN, Mary Burns of Paris, TN, and Marilyn Brown of Paris, TN; two sons, Steve (Julie) Brewer of Paris, TN, and Joe (Christina) Brewer of Paris, TN; one daughter-in-law, Mary Charles Brown of Lawrenceburg, TN; nine grandchildren, James Burns, Joshua (Aileen) Brown, Jesse Burns, Will (Haylee) Plunk, David Humphries, Morgan Brewer, Emma Brewer, Garrett Brewer, and Sam Brewer; and three great grandchildren, Tyler Burns, David Brown, and Graham Plunk.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, William David Brown; three sisters, Marcille Damron, Dorothy Watts, and Ada Winstead; and three brothers, Doug McClure, Harold McClure, and W.D. McClure. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be at Wednesday, December 26, 2018, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Bro. Craig Odem officiating.

Pallbearers will be Michael Parker, Vince Dodd, James Burns, Will Plunk, David Humphries, Tyler Burns, Dillon Madden, and Marty Allison.  Named as honorary pallbearers are Chuck Stevens, Billie Page, Gerald Boyd, Randy Thompson, Richard Thompson, and Charlie Partain.

Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, TN. 

Betty Ball

Betty Sue Ahart Ball, age 84 of Murray, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Diversicare of Martin. Her memorial service will be announced later.

Betty Sue Ahart Ball was born February 2, 1934 in Calloway County, Kentucky to the late Aubrey Ahart and the late Pluma Williams Ahart. On November 11, 1967 she married Lynn P. "Bubba" Ball and he preceded her in death on October 20, 2007. She was also preceded in death by three sons: Steve Wilson, Randy Wilson, and Marty Wilson; one sister, Ardath "Rudy" Brandon; and two brothers: Edwin Ahart and Nick Ahart.

Ms. Ball is survived by four grandchildren: Misty Lee, Sheena Robinson, Emily Wilson, and Aleisha Penney; eight great grandchildren; two sisters: Ernestine Hargis and Rhonda Smith both of Murray, KY; and special friend, Kayla Kimbel.

Ms. Ball was a member of Almo Church of Christ and she formerly worked at 641 Plumbing and Electric in Paris.

Mary Kay Watson

Mary Kay Allen Watson, age 60 of Henry passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Her graveside service will be 2:00 PM Friday, December 21, 2018 at Glisson Cemetery with Bro. Tom Winchester of Union Friendship Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers will be Terry Robison, Devin Robison, Ronnie Singleton, Ron Singleton, Jason Smith, Trent Smith, Michael Hill, Brandon Werner, Charles Brown, and Alford Barney, Jr. No visitation is scheduled prior to the graveside service.

Mary Kay Allen Watson was born May 25, 1958 in California to the late William C. Allen and the late Margaret R. Gerhardt Allen. On December 12, 1992 she married Elton Ray Watson and he survives in Henry, Tennessee. Ms. Watson is also survived by two daughters: Margaret K. Bates and Rosie Watson, both of Henry; a son, William Thomas (Shannon) Bates, Jr.; two sisters: Carolyn Noggle of Arizona and Brenda Gaver of Missouri; one brother; two grandchildren: Alanta Bates (Dakota) Staggs of Paris and Ashley Bates of Paris; and six great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Ms. Watson was also preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Savage.

Ms. Watson loved camping and spending time with her family.

Gordon McFadden

Gordon Ray McFadden, age 91 of Henry, Tennessee passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018. His funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Henry Methodist Church. Burial will follow the service in Henry Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are: Steven McFadden II, Dustin McClure, Jeff Finley, Eugene Finley, Michael Finley, Billy Joe McFadden, Danny Joe Melton, Tommy McFadden, Jr., Tim Reeves, and Monte Belew; honorary pallbearers: David Varner, Van Howell, Gene Page, Jerry Rayburn, Lloyd Lewis, Nathan Replogle, Phillip Steele, Dennis Irby, Eddie Turner, Randy Cate, Ted Finley, Harold Smothers, Terry Schukert, and Joseph Erdely, Jr. Visitation is scheduled on Tuesday at McEvoy Funeral Home from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. and on Wednesday at Henry Methodist Church after 10:00 A.M. until time of service.

Gordon Ray McFadden was born September 7,  1927 in McKenzie, Tennessee to the late Bruce Slatin McFadden and the late Alice Mildred Haynes Hundley. He married Bobbye Lee Dinwiddie McFadden on March 23, 1946 and she preceded him in death on April 27, 1987. Gordon is survived by daughter: Susan (Dennis) McClure of Henry; son: Steven Ray (Karen) McFadden of Clarksville; grandchildren: Steven Ray McFadden II, Kelley Elizabeth (John) Quick, Keri Lynette (Jordan) Knott,  and Dustin Glen (Abbie) McClure; great grandchildren: McKenzie and Olivia Quick, Madison and Jesse McFadden, Kinslee, Jocee, and Jameson Knott, Warren and Falynn McClure; sisters: Jane (Harold) Smothers and Judy (Ted) Finley all of McKenzie, Kathy (Tim) Gearin of Gleason; brothers: Billy (Peggy) McFadden of Huntsville, Alabama and Kenneth (Martha) McFadden of Louisville, Kentucky; and companion: Donna Erdely of Henry. Besides his parents and wife, Mr. McFadden is also preceded by sisters: Madeline Barker, June Howell, and Shirley Pierce; brother: Tommy McFadden and another brother who preceded at birth.

Gordon was a member of Henry Methodist Church. He was Henry County Deputy, Henry Constable, Henry Alderman, Henry County School Bus Driver (Bus #11), and sole owner/operator of McFadden's Auto Parts and Garage from January 1, 1955 to date. Mr. McFadden was the oldest sole proprietor to date in Henry County. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the WWII era.

Murrell Houston

Murrell Houston Greenway, age 87 of Springville, TN, died Saturday, December 15, 2018, at his residence.

 

He was a Korean War Veteran, who served in the US Army. He was a member of American Legion Post 89, Amvets Post 45, and VFW Post 1889. Murrell retired from US Steel Corporation in Gary, Indiana.

He enjoyed fishing and playing golf.

 

Murrell was born February 6, 1931 to the late Amos Greenway and the late Veara Britt Greenway.

 

He married on August 22, 1953, to Doris Fuller Greenway who survives of Springville, TN.

 

Along with his wife, he is survived by three grandchildren, Kevin Greenway, Lisa McFarland, and Martin Greenway; and one great grandchild, Emily Grace McFarland.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sons, Tony Gale Greenway and David Earl Greenway; two brothers, Robert Greenway and Wayne Greenway; and one grandchild, Andy Greenway.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St. Paris, TN. His body is to be cremated with no services scheduled at this time.


Josephine Estelle Parker

Mrs. Josephine Estelle Mizell Parker, age 101, of Henry, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Henry County Medical Center. Her funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, Dcecmber 16, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Graham of Henry Church of Christ to officiate. Burial will follow the service in VanDyke Church of Christ Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are David Perry, Stu Archer, Bill Cate, Joe Brown, Darryl Dunn, and Bobby Swayne. Visitation is scheduled at McEvoy Funeral Home on Saturday from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. and again on Sunday after 1:00 P.M. until service time.

Josephine was born on June 12, 1917 in Mansfield, Tennessee to the late E.E. Mizell and the late Susie Cannon Mizell. She married George N. Parker on November 8, 1942 and he preceded her in death on February 20, 2002. Mrs. Parker is survived by daughters: Janice (Bob) Perry of Paris, Tennessee, Betty Cate of Henry, Joyce Parker of Henry, and Mary Malone of Paris; grandchildren: David Perry, Suzanne Perry, Bill Cate, Melissa Dunavant, Betsy Dunn, Jennifer Brown, Amanda Swayne, and James Malone; and by fifteen great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, Josephine is also preceded in death by her son: Elery N. and wife Ruth Parker, sons-in-law: Eddie Malone and Don Cate; sisters: Celeste Parker, Dorothy Diggs, and Mary B. Foust; and brother: Joe Mizell. 

Mrs. Parker also leaves behind three caregivers: Heather Painter, Tanya Bush, and Rachel Ball. Josephine was a member of Henry Church of Christ. She worked at Salant & Salant formerly of Paris. She was also a homemaker who enjoyed quilting and crocheting.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to: Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, P.O. Box 111180, Nashville, TN 37222. 

Robert G. Mapes

Mr. Robert G. Mapes, age 66, of Buchanan, Tennessee passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. His funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, December 17,  2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Pastor Pam Hughes of Lakeside Christian Fellowship to officiate. Burial will follow the service in Antioch United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Visitation is scheduled at McEvoy on Sunday from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. and again on Monday after 12:00 P.M. until service time.

Robert G. Mapes was born on November 8, 1952 in Elgin, Illinois to the late Robert W. Mapes and the late Mildred Mary Socke Mapes. He is survived by his daughter: Angela Mapes of Louisville, Kentucky; son: Adam Mapes of Buchanan, Tennessee; brother: Wesley (Jeanie) Mapes of Springville, Tennessee; six grandchildren; and a niece: Jessica (James) Morrow of La Center, Kentucky. 

Robert was a Cubs baseball fan and loved trains.

Lottie M. Henderson

Lottie M. Henderson, age 94 of Paris passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Henry County Medical Center. Her funeral service will be Saturday, December 15, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. Jonathan Smith of Fairview Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Friday, December 14, 2018 and after 9:00 AM Saturday all at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Lottie M. Henderson was born May 13, 1924 in Logan County, Kentucky to the late Albert Briley and the late Minnie Bell Leoimore Briley. She was formerly married to Luther Henderson who preceded her in death on September 2, 1997.

Ms. Henderson is survived by three daughters: Mary F. (Claudus) Smith of Paris, Martha A. Watkins of Versailles, KY and Linda F. Hudgins of Palm Harbor, FL; three sons: Franklin Henderson of Tullahoma, TN, Billy G. (Wanda) Henderson of McEwen, TN and Kenneth L. Henderson of Orlando, FL; thirteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and former husband, Ms. Henderson was also preceded in death by a daughter, Betty L. Fairchild; a son, Ricky J. Henderson; seven sisters: Thelma Raymer, Ruby Spicer, Rosie Brinkley, Grace Briley, Clarabell Copas, Cora Briley, and Christine Briley; and five brothers: Leonard Earl Briley, Walter Briley, Howard Briley, Creed Markham, and George Markham.

Ms. Henderson was a homemaker and sitter with the elderly for many years.

Memorials may be made to: Henry County Office on Aging, Attn: Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 7, Paris, TN 38242

Mary L. Webb

Mary Lee Caldwell Webb, age 88 of Cottage Grove, TN, died Monday, December 10, 2018 at Diversicare of Martin in Martin, TN.

She was a member of the Palmersville Baptist Church in Palmersville, TN.  She graduated from Piggott High School in Piggott, AR, in 1948.  Mary formerly worked in the sewing department making seats for General Motors in Livonia, MI.

Born March 20, 1930, in Greenway, AR, she was the daughter of the late Edward Franklin Caldwell and the late Della Mae Mitchem Caldwell. 

Mary married Bobby Gene “Bob” Webb November 22, 1956 and he preceded her in death on November 1, 2015.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandi (Larry) Wilkinson of Martin, TN; two grandchildren, Rachel (Albert) Vaughn of Knoxville, TN, and Adam Wilkinson of Milan, TN; and a great granddaughter, Ava Wilkinson.

Along with her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Claudene Canfield, and Lavonda Wright; and two brothers Glenn Caldwell, and Johnny Caldwell. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, where visitation will be Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 4 - 7 pm and continue Thursday, December 13, 2018, from 10 – 11 am.  The funeral service will be Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Gallimore officiating.

Pallbearers for the service are Bob Rudy, Buck Watkins, Dewey McClure, Joe David Laws, Linnie Jones and Danny Caldwell.

Burial will be in the Bethany Cemetery in Cottage Grove.

Memorials may be made to the Palmersville Baptist Church, 1309 Blooming Grove Road, Palmersville, TN 38241.

Joan Canady Hudgins

Joan Canady Hudgins, age 75 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, December 9, 2018, at her residence in Paris, TN.

She retired after many years as both a waitress and cook for the Tower Sports Center & Restaurant in Paris.  Joan was a member of Sulphur Well Church of Christ in Springville.  She enjoyed coloring, dancing, especially the two-step, and collecting elephants.

Joan was born January 17, 1943, in Springville, TN, to the late Sam Crouch and the late Nora Mae Vancleave Crouch.

She is survived by one daughter, Pam (Randy) McClain of Paris, TN; one son, Kevin (Jane) Canady of Springville, TN; three sisters, Maurene Mathes of South Fulton, TN, Peggy (Larry) Hatchel of South Fulton, TN, and Carolyn Johnson of Henry, TN; six grandchildren, Michael (Heather) Canady, Amanda (Stephen) Gafford, Kayla (Ely) Davis, Trista Canady, Tabby (James) Sadler, and Courtney McClain; several great grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Canady; her second husband, Bobby Hudgins; one son, Randy Canady; one sister, Mary Lou Glasgow; and one grandchild, Charlene Danielle Canady.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.  Charles Cate and Nancy Putman will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Gafford, Ely Davis, James Askew, Eugene Gafford, Brady Bratton, Roger Putman, Jimmy Sexton, and Cody McClain.  Named as an honorary pallbearer is Sylvia Fields.

Burial will be in Sulphur Well Church of Christ Cemetery in Springville, TN.

Gary Paulus

Gary “Bear” Paulus, age 66 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

He retired from Dana Corporation in Paris as a machine operator.  He loved playing Bingo and DJing.  He was referred to by many as “Bear.”

Gary was born September 26, 1952, in Royal Oak, MI, to the late Joseph William Paulus and the late Martha Ann Cassidy Paulus.

He was married July 18, 1982, to Susan Elaine Fraley Paulus, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Paulus of Paris, TN, and Angela (Tom) Gerstenburger of Warren, MI; one son, Bradley Paulus of Madison Heights, MI; three grandchildren, Brittany Paulus, Noah Paulus, and Ari Paulus; and was loved by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy Bratton and Sandra Winchester; and one brother, Richard Paulus.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated with no services planned.

Memorials may be made to:  The Gary Paulus Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.  Also, Memorial Donations may be made by clicking the green "Appeal for Donations" on this page.

John Province, Jr.

Mr. John W. Province, Jr. age 74 of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Methodist Hospice Residence in Memphis. His funeral service will be 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at First Christian Church in Paris with Pastor Cory Glover to officiate. Burial will follow the service in Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation will be held at First Christian Church after 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday until time of service. 

John W. Province, Jr. was born on March 20, 1944 in St. Joseph, Missouri to the late John W. Province, Sr. and the late Corrie Conkling Province. He is survived by two sons: John Ross Province of Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica and Charles Mitchum Province of Olive Branch, Mississippi; sister: Meredith Province Saer of New Orleans, Louisiana; grandchildren: Sonia Isabella Province and Marguerite Ivy Province. Besides his parents, John is also preceded in death by a sister: Melanie Province Stauffer, who passed away on September 2, 2005.

Mr. Province was a graduate of E.W. Grove High School and attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville prior to graduating from the University of Mississippi. He worked for many years for WHBQ television in Memphis and was a friend to many in the area.

The family requests that memorials be made to: Methodist Hospice Residence, 6416 Quince Road, Memphis, TN 38119  

David Carpenter

David L. Carpenter

David L. Carpenter, age 79 of Paris passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018 at his residence. His memorial service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, December 15, 20108 at Thompson Creek Baptist Church in Como with Bro. Billy Ross of Thompson Creek Baptist Church officiating.

David L. Carpenter was born October 12, 1939 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Noah Erwin Carpenter and the late Minnie Louise McCleary Carpenter. On December 6, 1974 he married Gladys E. Stewart Carpenter and she survives in Paris. He is also survived by three daughters: Penni Louise Carpenter of Plymouth, IN, Becky (Kim) Cramer of Elkhart, IN and Tina (Matthew) Mikels of Warsaw, IN; one son, David Erwin (Dawn) Carpenter of Bremen, IN; two sisters: Mary Louise Muncy and Nora (Phil) Gamble; thirteen grandchildren; and twenty-three great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Mr. Carpenter was also preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Lynn Carpenter; and a sister, Jeanie Friebe.

Mr. Carpenter was a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church.

Memorial Service

Saturday, December 15, 2018
10:00 AM

Thompson Creek Baptist Church
10600 Highway 54
Paris, Tennessee 38242

Ella Mae Fellores

Ella Mae Fellores, age 89 of Paris, TN, died Friday, December 7, 2018, at her residence in Paris, TN.

She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Paris.  Ella Mae loved gardening, flowers, and feeding birds.  She enjoyed crocheting and working puzzles

Ella Mae was born June 11, 1929, in Bryson City, NC, to the late Archie Lee Ander Crisp and the late Fannie Mozella Jenkins Crisp.

She was married in 1953 to John Fellores, who preceded her in death on November 1, 2000.

She is survived by one daughter, Ruthie (Glenn) Lee of Paris, TN.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Belflower and Viola Jane Crisp.  

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  A graveside service will be held Monday, December 10, 2018, at 2:00 pm at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, TN, with Charles Kohley and David Holton officiating.

 

Burial will follow the graveside service in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Gail Lee Maddox

Gail Lee Maddox, age 79 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, December 6, 2018, in Paris, TN.

She was a retired hairstylist and the owner & operator of New Directions in Paris.  She formerly owned and operated The Hanger in Paris.  Gail was a two-time cancer survivor who loved her family, her grandchildren, her Schnauzer Marley, and her Shih-Tzu, Miss Sweetie, who preceded her in death.  She enjoyed traveling and was a world traveler.  She was a master gardener, loved decorating, making wreaths, and cooking.  Gail was a member of First Baptist Church in Paris.  She was an avid Tennessee Volunteers fan and Henry County Patriot fan.  Gail loved her community of Paris and she was very patriotic and loved her country.

Gail was born November 26, 1939, in Buchanan, TN, to the late Archie Jackson and the late Edith Wall Jackson. 

She was married July 31, 1955, to Jerry M. Maddox, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with her husband, she is also survived by two daughters, Sherry Maddox Taylor of Paris, TN, and DeeDee (David) Hinton of Jackson, TN; one sister, Leisa Jackson Newcombe of Tampa, FL; three grandchildren, Nicole Taylor of Sanford, FL, Adam (Brooklyn) Taylor of Paris, TN, and Erica (Josh) Neighbours of Hendersonville, TN; and six great grandchildren, Danielle Taylor, Waverly Hixon, Beau Taylor, River Taylor, Madeline Neighbours, and Archer Neighbours.  

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, December 10, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Visitation will continue Tuesday, December 11, 2018, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, 313 N. Poplar Street, Paris, TN.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, with Dr. Trent Bullock officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Maddox, Adam Taylor, David Hinton, Josh Neighbours, Homer Maddox, and Jimmy Williams.

Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  Tomorrow’s Hope, 211 N. Brewer Street, Paris, TN  38242   or   American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.

Gary “Bear” Paulus

Gary “Bear” Paulus, age 66 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

He retired from Dana Corporation in Paris as a machine operator.  He loved playing Bingo and DJing.  He was referred to by many as “Bear.”

Gary was born September 26, 1952, in Royal Oak, MI, to the late Joseph William Paulus and the late Martha Ann Cassidy Paulus.

He was married July 18, 1982, to Susan Elaine Fraley Paulus, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Paulus of Paris, TN, and Angela (Tom) Gerstenburger of Warren, MI; one son, Bradley Paulus of Madison Heights, MI; three grandchildren, Brittany Paulus, Noah Paulus, and Ari Paulus; and was loved by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy Bratton and Sandra Winchester; and one brother, Richard Paulus.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated with no services planned.

Christine Reynolds Umbach

Christine Reynolds Umbach, age 101 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Rosestone Retirement Community in Paris, TN.

She retired after many years in education as a school teacher, last teaching at Grove Junior High School in Paris.  Christine was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Paris and a charter member of the Paris Country Club.  She attended Murray State College in Murray, KY, and graduated from Athens College in Athens, AL.  She enjoyed playing golf, the card game of bridge, and loved her family and friends very much.

Christine was born July 14, 1917, in Henry County to the late John M. Reynolds and the late Phetna Whitnel Reynolds.

She is survived by one daughter, Valerie Luke of Smyrna, GA; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Umbach of Buchanan, TN; three grandchildren, Amanda (Paul) Byer of Smyrna, GA, Will Umbach of Buchanan, TN, and Sam Umbach of Buchanan, TN; one great grandchild, Jessica (Tommi) Taylor; one great-great grandchild, Alice Taylor; one niece, Pat Lampkins; and two nephews, Randy Reynolds and Steve Reynolds.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, John Christoper “Kit” Umbach; and four brothers; Whitnel Reynolds, Herman Reynolds, John Ed Reynolds, and Rainey Reynolds.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 11:30 am at Maplewood Cemetery with Gary Collier officiating.

Burial will follow the graveside service in Maplewood Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorial may be made to:  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105   or   American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.

Jewelle Wallace

Jewelle Wallace, age 73 of Paducah, KY formerly of Paris passed away Monday, November 19, 2018 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Her body is to be cremated and her graveside memorial service will be at 2:00 PM Monday, December 10, 2018 at VanDyke Church of Christ Cemetery with Bro. Randy Stephens officiating.

Ms. Wallace is survived by two daughters: Teresa Spees  and Renee Miller both of Paducah, KY; three sisters: Celia Thomas of Paris, Patsy Thompson of Springville and Judy Horn of Barlow, KY; a step-brother, Billy Deeter of Missouri; a step-sister, Lessie Johnson of Arnold, Missouri; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Ms. Wallace was preceded in death by her husband, Howard D. Wallace; and her parents, E.E. Deeter and Bertie M. Rayburn Deeter.

Jewelle was a lifelong homemaker and was of the Church of Christ faith.

Debbie J Melton

Debbie Melton, age 61 of Paris passed away Friday, November 23, 2018 at her residence. Her memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Debbie Melton was born June 26, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Jessie Lee Otis Staggs and the late Shelby Jean Rankins Staggs. On May 30, 1975 she married Randy Melton and he survives in Paris. She is also survived by two daughters: Alicia Lee of Paris and Crystal Melton; three sons: Jerry Melton, Robert (Nicole M.) Melton, and Jessie (Rebecca) Melton, all of Paris; seven grandchildren: Haley Lee, Michael Lee, Cheyenne Melton, Ryan O'Neal, Kattie Melton, Samantha Melton, and Landon Melton; two great grandchildren: Maddy Runyon and Ryker Chessor; and one brother, Johnny Staggs of Memphis.

Besides her parents, Ms. Melton was also preceded in death by two brothers: Bobby Staggs and Terry Staggs.

Gail Crouch

Gail Crouch, age 60 of Paris, TN, died Monday, December 3, 2018, at her residence in Paris, TN.

She retired after many years as the owner & operator of Southside Café in Paris.  Gail loved cooking, fishing, and gardening.  She enjoyed crocheting, playing bingo, and going to yard sales.  She was Methodist by belief.

Gail was born March 20, 1958, in Paris, TN, to the late Dave Scarborough and Edith Robinson Bomar, who survives, of Paris, TN.

She was married August 9, 1975, to James Robert “Jimmy” Crouch, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with her mother and husband, she is also survived by four daughters, Tara (Ronnie) McDaniel of Buchanan, TN, Amanda Crouch of Paris, TN, Angie Jones of Paris, TN, and Christina (Tommy) Overcast of Puryear, TN; 13 grandchildren, Carrie Hargrove Iida, Kayla (Zach) Bell, Ryan Hargrove, Michael Hargrove, Amanda McDaniel, Taylor Crouch, Octavia Jones, Camryn Jones, Kaylyn Overcast, Dylan Overcast, Mercedes Overcast, Angelina Overcast, and Lillian Barnhart; and two great grandchildren, Greyson McDaniel and Kyzer Perkins.

In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Linda Cherry.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 6:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.  Family & friends will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Richard Crouch, Terry Crouch, Ryan Hargrove, Michael Hargrove, Tommy Overcast, Ronnie McDaniel, and Billy Ray Page.  Named as honorary pallbearers are all employees of Southside Café.

The body is to be cremated following the service.   

James Paul Buie

James Paul "Pal" Buie, age 86 of Cottage Grove passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Henry County Healthcare Center. His graveside service will be 2:00 PM Friday, November 30, 2018 at Walker Cemetery with his son-in-law Dwight Davis officiating. Visitation will be at McEvoy Funeral Home from 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM Friday, November 30, 2018 prior to the graveside service at 2:00 PM.

James Paul Buie was born March 4, 1932 in Kingston, Tennessee to the late Brandon Buie and the late Clyde Price Buie. On May 29, 1957 he married Peggy Stagner Buie and she survives in Cottage Grove. He is also survived by three daughters: Reva Jean Green of Paris; Dana Ann (Dwight) Davis of Waverly, TN, and Tina Lynn Buie of Paris; one son, James Terrance "Terry" (Marry Ann) Buie of Murray, KY; three grandchildren: Jeremy Buie, Keri Ann Robinson, and Dylan Lyn Singleton; two great grandchildren: Decker Robinson and Jacob Cantrell; and one sister, Ada Carolyn Ray of Cottage Grove.

Besides his parents, Mr. Buie was also preceded in death by a brother, Frank Buie.

James Paul Buie retired from Midland Brake and was a United States Veteran serving in the Korean War. He was a Seventh Day Adventist by faith and he loved his gardening and mowing.

Boyce Rowe

Boyce J. Rowe, age 78 of Paris passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at Henry County Medical Center. His funeral service will be 12:00 PM Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Progressive Baptist Church with Rev. Annette Warren of Cedar Bluff, Virginia officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 AM until the service at 12:00 PM Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Boyce J. Rowe was born March 21, 1940 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Willie B. Rowe and the late Evelyn Taylor Rowe. He is survived by a daughter, Louise Rowe of Dayton, TN; two grandchildren: Khamiah M. Laramore and Gregory E. Capps, Jr. both of Dayton, TN; one sister, Ludia Rowe Eison of Fishers, IN; two nieces: Kamika (Bobby) Wheatley and Dr. Kimberley (David) Simmons; great nieces and great nephews, Sean Wheatley, Christopher Wheatley, Brandon Wheatley, Asha Simmons, Aria Simmons, and Aidan Simmons; and special cousin and caretaker, Carolyn Haynes McCutcheon.

Mr. Rowe was a supervisor for TVA-Watts Bar in Spring City, TN for the past 30 years before retiring. Prior to that, he was a former teacher, coach, and principal in the Henry County School System. He was a standout in all sports which led to his induction in the Central High Athletic Hall of Fame which he served as chairman

Ethel "Red" Dotson

Ethel “Red” Dotson, age 74 of Springville, TN, died Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at her residence in Springville.

She retired after working 30 years at the Dana Corporation. Red enjoyed spending time with her family, riding her golf cart, and traveling.  She was Baptist in belief.

Red was born December 14, 1943, in Chavies, KY, to the late Brown Low Johnson and the late Mimia Mullins Johnson.

She was married on April 4, 1964, to Harold Dotson who survives of Springville.

Along with her husband, survivors include her daughter, Brenda Dotson of Springville; two sons, William (Brenda) Dotson of Tennessee Ridge, TN, and Ronnie (Sue) Dotson of Springville; three sisters, Wanda Mullins, Lucille Bishop, and Wilma (Ray) Carter all of Chavies, KY; four brothers, Alan Johnson of Barwick, KY, Tom (Linda) Johnson of Chavies, KY, Amos (Janice) Johnson, and Ben (Frankie) Johnson, both of Austin, IN; six grandchildren, Robert (Kimberly) Dotson, Brittany Dotson, Bonnie Dotson, Emily Dotson, Dustin Enoch, and Tiffany Enoch; and 8 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lena Seabolt; and two brothers, Henry Johnson and Ed Johnson.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St. Paris, TN, where visitation will be Thursday November 29, 2018 from 4 until 7 pm and Friday, November 30, 2018 from 11 am until 1 pm.  Her funeral service will be Friday, November 30, 2018, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with her nephew, Rev. Edward Johnson officiating.

Family members will serve as pallbearers with Larry and Phyllis Craig serving as honorary pallbearers.

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

Katha Caldwell

Katha Howard Caldwell, age 76 of Paris, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at West Meade Place in Nashville. Her funeral service will be Friday, November 30, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. John Dale officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Thursday and after 9:00 AM Friday. Pallbearers will be Jack Veazey, Charlie Brown, Tommy Little, Tommy Ham, Gerald Howard, Bobby Comer, and Donnie Williams. 

Katha Howard Caldwell was born February 23, 1942 in Murray, Kentucky to the late Ewing Rhodes Howard and the late Georgia L. Hainley Howard. She is survived by a daughter, Beth Jean Ingram of Paris; two sons: Louis Caldwell of Knoxville and Cash (Jill) Caldwell of Paris; five grandchildren: Brandon, Courtney, Cary and Jonathan Caldwell, and Codee Ingram; one great grandchild, Declan Jace Brown-Ingram; and one very special friend, Bill McCutcheon.

Besides her parents, Ms. Caldwell was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry R. Howard.

Katha Caldwell was a 1960 graduate of E.W. Grove High School.

Darrell Hutchinson

Darrell Hutchison, age 65 of Paris, TN, died Monday, November 26, 2018, at his residence in Paris, TN.

He retired after many years as a commercial mussel diver.  Darrell enjoyed hunting and fishing and he was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church in Paris.

Darrell was born September 16, 1953, in Dearborn, MI, to the late Albert Hooper Hutchison and the late Bernice Violet Evans Hutchison.

He was married July 31, 1976, to Betty Jean Parker Hutchison, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one son, Franklin (Beth) Hutchison of Paris, TN; one sister, Renee Sanders Dillingham of Springville, TN; two brothers, Ricky Hines of North Carolina, and Gorman Hines of Big Sandy, TN; one sister-in-law, Peggy (Thomas) Burke of Springville, TN; one brother-in-law, Joe Parker of Puryear, TN; and four grandchildren, Madison Hutchison, Ava J. Hutchison, Grace Elizabeth Hutchison, and Eric Cain Hutchison.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one son, Eric Cain Hutchison; and two sisters, JoAnn and Alberta Hutchison; and one brother, Albert Hutchison Jr.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated with no services planned.

Philip Rainey

Philip “P.J.” Rainey, age 33 of Martin, Tennessee passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His funeral will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Jolley Springs Baptist Church with Derek Frazee and Brian Page to officiate. Burial will follow the service in Birds Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are: Kyle Parham, Michael Brundige, Brent Caldwell, Bruce Slusser, David Mullins, Trey Brown, Aaron Vaughn, and Shannon Cashion with honorary pallbearers: Ricky Seals, Casey Vernon, Glenn Stofleth, Timmy Miles, Carl Morgan, and Danny Ray Morgan. 

P.J. Rainey was born on May 21, 1985 in Murray, Kentucky to the late Philip W. Rainey and Shelly Gladstone Rainey, who survives in Springville, Tennessee. He is also survived by his sister: Jenifer (Joey) Robertson of Paris, Tennessee; grandparents: Virginia (Ronnie) Cox of Springville and Delores Gladstone of Michigan; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Besides his father, P.J. is also preceded by three grandparents: James Gladstone and W.D. (Elaine) Rainey. 

P.J. was a member of Jolley Springs Baptist Church. He was a very avid hunter, especially a duck hunter. He also was a duck hunting and fishing guide. He enjoyed shooting pool, playing poker, football, and loved to make everyone laugh. P.J. never met a stranger and is survived by numerous friends. 

The family requests that memorials be made to: American Kidney Fund.

Vickie Rogers

Vickie Diane Berry Rogers, age 64, of Buchanan, Tennessee passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Henry County Medical Center. Her funeral will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 24, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Lee of Point Pleasant Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow the service in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Visitation is scheduled after 10:00 A.M. on Saturday until time of service.

Vickie Berry Rogers was born on March 20, 1954 in Union City, Tennessee to the late Billy Paul Berry and the late Elizabeth O’Guin Berry. She married George Rogers on June 17, 1972, and he survives in Buchanan. Vickie is also survived by her daughters: Brandi Ann Rhamy of Gilbertsville, Kentucky and Christina Renee Braddock of Buchanan;  sister: Judy Cutler of Obion, Tennessee; brothers: Collie (Linda) Berry of Dyersburg, Tennessee, Chris (Barbara) Berry of Obion, and John (Donna) Berry of Union City; grandchildren: Dylan Thomas Rhamy of Buchanan, whom she was raising and Danielle Elane Braddock of Buchanan; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Vickie enjoyed spending time with her loved ones and especially her special needs grandchildren. She loved to fish, walk on the beach, gardening, and yard sales. 

The family requests that memorials be made to:
Tomorrow’s Hope, 211 N. Brewer Street, Paris, TN 38242

Faye Inlow

Faye Inlow, age 93 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, November 18, 2018, at the Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.

Faye first and foremost loved the Lord, her family, and her friends.  She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, and Sanders Senior Citizen Center where she enjoyed playing cards. She formerly worked at Salant & Salant, Woolworth’s, Baybee Shoe, and Sally Lanes. She also enjoyed ballroom dancing, bowling, and singing in church and at assisted living.

Faye was born July 16, 1925 in Sheldon, MO, to the late Roy Arlon Shepherd and the late Viola Gardner Shepherd.

She was married June 3, 1944 to James Lloyd Inlow, who preceded her in death on March 10, 1990. 

She is survived by three children, Janet Inlow McCutcheon (Richard) Cooper of Dresden, TN, James P. (Jan) Inlow of Humbolt, TN, and Larry Joe (Patty) Inlow of Paris, TN; one sister, Francis Colvin of Webb City, MO; nine grandchildren, Jay (Sam) McCutcheon, Danny (Crissy) McCutcheon, Donna (Tommy) Counts, Anna Turner, Kimberly (Larry) Collums, Julie (Joey) Martin, Jason (Shonda) Brown, Jim Bob (Olga) Inlow, and Mickey (Jennifer Bishop) Wheatley; fourteen great grandchildren, Jordan Counts, Lily McCutcheon, Daniel Grey McCutcheon, Grace Paschall, Griffin Pashall, Gatlin Paschall, Jace Brown, Sara (Blair) White, Jack Martin, Jolee Martin, Madison Inlow, Kristopher Collums, Courtland Collums, and  Ashley Salyers; one great great grandchild, Piper Rose Lee; one sister-in-law, Nell Hamlin of Brownville, ME; and one friend who was like sister, Pat Nanney of Paris, TN.

In addition to her parents and husband, Faye was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Jean Inlow; one son, Ernest Lloyd Inlow; three brothers, Ernie Shepherd, Glenn Shepherd, and Don Shepherd; one granddaughter, Tabitha Faye Inlow, and one great grandson, Dylan Blaylock Counts.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday, November 23, 2018, from 4 – 7 pm, and continue Saturday, November 24, 2018, from 12 – 2 pm with the funeral service at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Malcolm Norton and Michael Barnhart officiating.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Mary Evelyn Barlow

Mary Evelyn Barrow, 92, of Centralia, IL passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born November 7, 1926 in Stewart County, Tennessee, daughter of George W. Barrow and Katie (Noel) Barrow. She married Elroy E. Barrow on December 12, 1944 in Murray, Kentucky and he preceded her in death on January 11, 1999.

Mary Evelyn is survived by eight children: Jane Friend of Centralia, Kenny Barrow of Centralia, Kay Tinsley and husband Bob of Centralia, Sherri Lowery and husband Dave of Centralia, Joyce Hart and husband David of Woodlawn, Nancy Simpson and husband Randy of Centralia, Cindy Barrow of Centralia, and Kim Moss and husband Keith of New Memphis, Illinois; 19 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 2 on the way, and 1great-great-granddaughter; a special daughter-in-law: Jo Ann Barrow of Centralia; a brother: Leon Barrow and wife Sybil of Murray, Kentucky; two sisters-in-law: Martha Barrow of Murray, Kentucky and Juanita Barrow of Buchanan, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers include five sons-in-law: Bob Tinsley, Dave Lowery, David Hart, Randy Simpson, Keith Moss, and three grandsons: Gene Carpenter, Michael Hart, and Kory Moss.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, twin infants, a grandson: Ryan Conroy, a great-grandson: Brayden Wooldridge, four brothers: Gene Barrow, Robert Barrow, Floyd Barrow, and Ray Barrow; two sisters-in-law: Juanita Barrow and Beth Barrow; and a son-in-law, Jerry Friend.

Mary Evelyn was a faithful member of the Wamac Missionary Baptist Church for 63 years, where she had served as a Sunday School Teacher and Co-Treasurer. Mary Evelyn had a strong belief in God and her Church, and instilled in her family a lasting legacy of enduring faith and family values. She enjoyed quilting, embroidering, and canning from the family garden. She was an avid reader. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family, friends and her beloved dog, Pixie.

Funeral Services for Mary Evelyn Barrow will be held Friday, November 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Mc Evoy Funeral Home in Paris, Tennessee. Visitation will be held Friday morning from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home in Paris, Tennessee. Burial will follow at Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville, Tennessee.

 

Peggy Bledsoe

Peggy Joyce Bledsoe, age 82 of Springville passed away Monday, November 19, 2018 at Henry County Healthcare Center. Her memorial service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Sulphur Well Church of Christ with Bro. Randy Stephens officiating.

Peggy Joyce Bledsoe was born July 8, 1936 in Elbridge, Tennessee to the late Vernie Elvis Burch and the late Verna Odell Hopper Burch. On April 19, 1957 she married Jessie Lynn Bledsoe and he preceded her in death on April 15, 1998.

Ms. Bledsoe is survived by a daughter, Dana Bledsoe of Springville, TN; two sons: Gary Bledsoe of Dallas, TX and Jeffery Bledsoe of Dyersburg, TN; ten grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; two sisters: Charlene (Larry) Ozment of Springville, TN and Glenda Evans of Nashville, TN; and a brother-in-law, Johnny Goodlett of Newbern, TN.

Besides her parents and husband, Ms. Bledsoe was also preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Ann Hinson; a son, Jessie Dale Bledsoe; and a sister, Wanda Goodlett.

Ms. Bledsoe was a member of Sulphur Well Church of Christ. She loved to fish, being outdoors, and she loved her grandchildren.

Kimberley Barrow

Kimberley Bertram Barrow, age 58, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Henry County Medical Center. Her funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Stephens to officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery with family and friends to act as pallbearers. Visitation is scheduled on Tuesday from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. and again on Wednesday after 10:00 A.M. until service time.

Kimberley Bertram Barrow was born October 24, 1960 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Ernest Bertram and Cheryl Bertram who survives in Paris. She is also survived by her daughter: Cayley (Taylor) Lawley of Jackson; her sons: Brandon (Krystal) Barrow of Spring Hill, Tennessee and Greg (Cali) Barrow of Fredericksburg, Virginia; grandchildren: Liam Barrow, Maddox Barrow, and Jax Barrow; brother: Shana (Cathy) Bertram of Collierville, Tennessee; and nephews: Cameron and Cullen Bertram.

Ms. Barrow was owner and operator of Conklin Advisory Group. She was a member of the Paris Lions Club and the Jay Cees. She was 2008 recipient of Miller Musmar, P.C. "Rising Star" award, 2010 "Care the Most" Award, appointed to the Henry County Budget Committee and served for five years, received Commendation from the Governor for her work with the Child Abuse Coalition, and recognition from Advance Auto Parts for "Kids Day Fest" fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes. Kim was also very interested in Paris, Tennessee history enjoyed being at Kentucky Lake in her camper.

Memorials may be made to: The American Cancer Society. 

Richard Kerr

Richard A. Kerr, age 70 of Buchanan, Tennessee passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. His funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Allen of Ambassador Baptist Church in Greenbrier, Arkansas officiating. Burial will follow at New Liberty Cemetery in Buchanan. Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Wednesday prior to the service at McEvoy Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Jeremy King, Preston King, Peyton King, Kevin Kerr, Joshua Kerr, and Devon Kerr.

Richard A. Kerr was born February 28, 1948 in Maynardville, Tennessee to the late Harrison Anderson Kerr and the late Beatrice Raley Kerr. He is survived by three daughters: Tabatha (Danny) Allen of Greenbrier, AR, Crystal (Jeremy) King of Vilonia, AR, and Delena Kerr of Buchanan, TN; one sister, Betty (John) Hensley of Knoxville, TN; and seven grandchildren: Lydia Allen, Preston King, McKenzie King, Peyton King, Devon Kerr, Haley Kerr, and Joshua Kerr.

Besides his parents, Mr. Kerr was also preceded in death by three brothers: Gordon Dennis Kerr, Gary Wayne Kerr, and Robert Gale Kerr.

Mr. Kerr was a machinist for many years working in Memphis and Murray, Kentucky.

Retha Thompson

Retha Thompson, age 54 of Samburg, Tennessee passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at her residence. No services are scheduled.

Retha Thompson was born September 25, 1964 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Bobby Joe Lee and the late Linda Faye Lowe. She is survived by a daughter, Megan Thompson of Paris; a son, Colton Thompson of Paris; three grandchildren; three sisters: Sherry Younger of Buchanan, Lisa Paz of Jackson and Felicia Lee of Chicago; five brothers: Damon (Crystal) Lee of Jackson, Kent Lee of Clarksville, Mark Lee of Paris, Mike (Martha) Lee of Florida, and Rodney Wood of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Ms. Thompson liked to crochet and swim.

Faye Inlow

Faye Inlow, age 93 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday, November 23, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., and continue Saturday, November 24, 2018, from 12:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Ledon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

David K. Barton

David K. Barton, Sr., age 59 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, November 15, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center.

He formerly worked at McDonald Douglas Corporation in St. Louis, MO as a machinist. He was member of Camden United Pentecostal Church in Camden, TN, and Landmark Apostolic of Sparta, IL. David enjoyed cooking, fishing, and camping.

David was born October 10, 1959, in Red Bud, IL, to the late Franklin Barton, Sr., and the late Lorraine Mary Howard Barton.

He was married July 21, 2018, to Sandra Jean Birchall Barton, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sarah (Adam) Schmitz of Litchfield, IL, and Elizabeth (Joshua) Edwards of Maryland; one son, David (Jennifer) Barton, Jr., of Maryville, TN; one step-son, Brian Michael Birchall of Crown Point, IN; six sisters, Sally Reddish of Tilden, IL, Debbie (Jerry) Phelps of Marissa, IL, Mary (Brian) Bodendieck of Cape Girardeau, MO, Lurissa (Dave) Cochrane of Corinth, TX, Christine (Brian) Tedrow of Marissa, IL, and Rebecca (James) Price of Coulterville, IL; two brothers, Paul Barton of Tilden, IL, and Michael Barton of Cape Girardeau, MO; and eight grandchildren, Hallie Barton, Nicholas Barton, Annabelle Edwards, Logan Schmitz, Ashton Schmitz, Parker Schmitz and Brian Joseph Birchall.

Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife Sandra Jean Brown Barton and one brother Frank Barton, Jr.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated. No local services are planned. 

Fred Lindhal

Fred Lindhal, age 77 of Paris, TN, formerly of Chicago, IL, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

He retired after many years as a Union painter in Chicago, IL.  He was a member and governor of the Paris Moose Lodge #1915.  Fred loved the Moose Lodge, his grandchildren, and enjoyed traveling, hunting, and the outdoors.  He was Lutheran by belief. 

Fred was born September 2, 1941, in Chicago, IL, to the late Norman Lindahl and the late Estelle Sprodak Lindahl.

He was married October 16, 1998, to Claudette Wimberley Lindhal, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by two daughters, Audra (Dave) Lyons of Scottsdale, AZ, and Maura (Chris) Widlund of Buckeye, AZ, one son, Don (Pam) MCCracken of Algonquin, IL; one son-in-law, Tom Hatfield; two sisters; six grandchildren, Mitchell (Kelsie) Lyons, McKenzie Lyons, Cody McCracken, Zachary Hatfield, Joshua Widlund, and Isabella Widlund.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Hatfield; one son, Mark McCracken; two brothers; and one grandson, Mark McCracken, Jr.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  A celebration of life will be held Sunday, November 25, 2018, at 2:00 pm at The Paris Moose Lodge #1915, 3003 Dinkins Lane, Paris, TN 38242.

Robert Lewis

Mr. Robert "Bobby" Lewis, 52, of Paris, TN passed away at the Henry County Medical Center Friday, November 16, 2018.

Mr. Lewis is survived by his spouse, Jenna of Paris, TN; son, Robert and his fiancé Grace of Nashville, TN; father, Robert (JoJean) Lewis, Sr. of Napa, CA;  brother, Scott Miller of Colorado; and five grand nieces. Mr. Lewis loved  to fish, cook, and read. He will be sorely missed.

No services are scheduled for Mr. Lewis.

Iva Smith

Iva Tyler Smith, age 79 of Paris passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Towne Square Care of Puryear. Her funeral service will be 2:00 PM Friday, November 16, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Phillip Boyd of Paris Community of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at Foundry Hill Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Friday prior to the service.

Iva Tyler Smith was born November 25, 1938 to the late Bert Hensley and the late Georgie Ann Hensley. On April 16, 1961 she married Noble Lee Tyler and he preceded her in death on December 24, 1989. On November 18, 1994 she married Clarence "Lucky" Smith and he preceded her in death on August 26, 2002.

Ms. Smith is survived by a daughter, Kristie (Eddie) Crosser of Paris, TN; one grandchild, Mason Blaze Crosser of Paris, TN; and one step-son, Gerald Tyler of Paris, TN.

Besides her parents and husbands, Ms. Smith was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Courtland Elizabeth Tyler; a sister, Jean Bowles; and a brother, Junior Hensley.

Iva Tyler Smith was a member of Paris Community of Christ. She was in the homemakers club and she volunteered for the blood drive.

Memorials may be made to Easton's Angels, P.O. Box 1371, Paris, TN 38242

Darlene Hardison

Darlene Hardison, age 60 of Puryear, TN, died Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

She worked for Towne Square Care in Puryear, TN.  Darlene loved caring for the elderly, sick, and those who were homebound.  She enjoyed reading, sewing, and 4-wheeler riding with her special friend, Whiskers.  She was Baptist in belief.

Darlene was born May 8, 1958, in Paris, TN, to the late Freeman Verdell Wyatt and the late Annie Berlene Johnson Wyatt.

She is survived by her special friend, Darvin “Whiskers” Paschall of Puryear, TN; one daughter, Heather (Kalen) Story of Benton, KY; one son, Nathan L. (Jami) Adams of Hazel, KY; one sister, Brenda (David) Barrow of Murray, KY; three brothers, Charles (Kathy) Wyatt of Paducah, KY, Billy Wyatt of Hazel, KY, and Randy Wyatt of Hazel, KY; and three grandchildren, Tammy Marie Adams, Hunter James Adams, and Haylee Lyn Wallace.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Sharon Parker; and two brothers, Gerald Dale Wyatt and Tony Dale Wyatt.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Greg Hill officiating.

Family & friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Story Chapel Cemetery in Hazel, KY.

Fred Lindahl

Fred Lindhal, age 77 of Paris, TN, formerly of Chicago, IL, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

He retired after many years as a Union painter.  He was a member and governor of the Paris Moose Lodge #1915.  Fred loved the Moose Lodge, his grandchildren, and enjoyed traveling, hunting, and the outdoors.  He was Lutheran by belief.   

Fred was born September 2, 1941, in Chicago, IL, to the late Norman Lindahl and the late Estelle Sprodak Lindahl.

He was married October 16, 1998, to Claudette Wimberley Lindhal, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by two daughters, Audra (Dave) Lyons of Scottsdale, AZ, and Maura (Chris) Widlund of Buckeye, AZ, one son, Don (Pam) MCCracken of Algonquin, IL; one son-in-law, Tom Hatfield; two sisters; six grandchildren, Mitchell (Kelsie) Lyons, McKenzie Lyons, Cody McCracken, Zachary Hatfield, Joshua Widlund, and Isabella Widlund.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Hatfield; one son, Mark McCracken; two brothers; and one grandson, Mark McCracken, Jr.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  A celebration of life will be held Sunday, November 25, 2018, at 2:00 pm at The Paris Moose Lodge #1915, 3003 Dinkins Lane, Paris, TN 38242.

Shirley Kinnck Baker

Shirley Kinnick Baker, age 78 of Paris, TN died Monday November 12, 2018 at Henry County Medical Center in Paris.  Her Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday November 16, 2018 at Ridgeway Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Thursday November 15, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Bethesda Cemetery in Paris. She is survived by her daughter Kim (Johnny) Berry of Big Sandy, TN and a son Robert "Cotton" A. Kinnick of Paris, TN.

Barbara Elizondo

Barbara White Elizondo, age 53 of Arlington, TN, formerly of Henry County, died Monday, November 12, 2018, at her residence.

Barbara formerly worked at Farmers Insurance as an adjuster. She was a member of the St. Ann Catholic Church in Bartlett, TN. She enjoyed cooking and gardening.

Barbara was born September 13, 1965, in Great Lakes, IL, to Dennis Hugh White and Regina Jeannette Steigel White who survive of Leesburg, FL.

She was married June 10, 2006, to David Elizondo who survives of Arlington, TN.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is also survived by one sister, Sheryl (Lawrence) Lozier of Englewood, FL; one brother, George White of Yuma, FL; one niece, Laura Lozier of St. Petersburg, FL; one Aunt, Freida (James) Stratton of Apopka, FL; two uncles, Donald (June) Steigel of North Carolina and James (Carrie) Steigel of Texas.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be held Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The funeral mass will be Friday, November 16, 2018, at 10:00 am at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Paris with Rev. Martin Orjianioke officiating.

A committal service with burial to follow will be held Friday, November 16, 2018, at 1:30 pm at the West TN Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads.

Barbara Lemonds

Barbara Fay Lemonds, age 77 of Paris, TN, died Friday, November 9, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

She retired after many years in the manufacturing industry, working 17 years at Holly Carburetor and then at Midland Brake in Paris.  She was a member of the Paris Community of Christ.  Barbara loved seeing after her husband and children and taking care of all her friends and family.

Barbara was born May 23, 1941, in Palmersville, TN, to the late Lexie Carnell Coleman and the late Merrell Cooper Coleman.

She was married September 4, 1960, to Robert Gene Lemonds, who preceded her in death on November 30, 2016.

She is survived by two daughters, Teresa (Larry) Cloar of McKenzie, TN, and Tammy (Dave) Wilson of Murray, KY; one sister, Carolyn Carraway of Hazel, KY; one sister-in-law, Debbie Coleman of Friendship, TN; five grandchildren, Rachel (Logan) Burks, Jared Henderson, Hanna Henderson, Trevor Cloar, and Teyton Cloar; and three great grandchildren, Everlee Burks, Addie Henderson, and Kylee Mankey.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Darrel Coleman; and one brother-in-law, Ralph Carraway.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, November 11, 2018, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Gary Collier officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jared Henderson, Trevor Cloar, Teyton Cloar, Brent McClard, Logan Burks, Kenny Nance.

Burial will be in Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:  Paris Community of Christ, 1404 Lone Oak Rd, Paris, TN 38242.

Marion Strong

Marion “Gabby” Strong, age 83 of Buchanan, TN, died Thursday, November 8, 2018, at her residence in Buchanan, TN.

She retired from AT&T as a customer service representative.  She enjoyed sailing and traveling the Eastern seaboard.  Gabby was an avid electronic buff, a computer hobbiest, and an animal lover. She was Catholic in faith.

Gabby was born July 14, 1935, in Jacksonville, FL, to the late Clyde Henry Manning and the late Lillie Sarah Smotherman Manning.

She was married to George Strong, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Lillie (James) Collier of Denhan Springs, LA; two sons, Myran Drawdy of Caruthersville, MO, and Joe (Cathy) Drawdy of Buchanan, TN; one sister, Barbara Cews of Fellesnere, FL; four grandchildren, James Jason Collier, Sarah Francis Verzwyvelt, Amy Renee Manzell, and Ashley Ann Fish; and four great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, Clay Mitchell Drawdy; one sister, Fay Manning; one brother, David Manning; and one grandson, Joseph Cody Drawdy.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated with no services planned.

Dorothy Veazey

Dorothy N. Barnett Veazey, age 92 of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Henry County Healthcare Center. Her funeral will be 1:00 P.M. on Monday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Veazey to officiate. Burial will follow the service in Walker Cemetery and family members will act as pallbearers. Visitation is scheduled on Sunday from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. and again on Monday after 12:00 P.M. until time of service. 

Dorothy Barnett Veazey was born February 11, 1926 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Charlie E. Barnett and the late Grace Duke Barnett Gossett. She is also preceded by her step father: Joe Gossett. Dorothy married Charles D. Veazey on May 22, 1943 and he preceded her in death on April 6, 1976. She is survived by her two daughters: Linda (Sam) Mann and Martha Hancock all of Paris; her son: Tommy (Regina) Veazey of Puryear; brother: Dorris Barnett of Paris; grandchildren: Michael (Lisa) Hancock of Conway, Arkansas, Reece (Danielle) Hancock of Maumelle, Arkansas, Cary (Wayne) Moore of Olive Branch, Mississippi, Rachel (Joshua Smith) Hancock, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Mindy Mann Hayes, Buchanan, Heather (Scott) Delaney of Puryear, Kyle (Courtnay) Veazey of Memphis; great-grandchildren: Caden Delaney, Addison Delaney, Jackson Hancock, Madelyn Moore, Owen Hancock, Kate Hancock, Branson (Olivia) Shaffer, Alexandra Shaffer; and great great grandson: Carson Shaffer. Besides her parents, husband, and step father, Ms. Veazey is also preceded in death by her son in law: Larry E. Hancock who preceded: October 15, 2018 and three brothers: Thomas, Dud, and Elroy Barnett.

Dorothy was a graduate of Cottage Grove High School and retired from Holley Carburetor/Colt Industries in 1987. She was a member of East Wood Church of Christ.

The family requests that memorials for Dorothy Veazey be made to: East Wood Church of Christ or the Cottage Grove Alumni Association.

Larry Myers

Larry Edward “Rat” Myers, age 69 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

He retired after many years in sales in the automobile industry.  He was currently working at Hannigan Motorsports in Murray, KY.   He was the former co-owner of Paris Tire Recapping, C & L Motor Company, and Paris Yellow Cab, and the owner of C & L Clean-Up.  Larry was a U.S Army veteran serving in Korea.  He was an elder and Sunday School teacher at First Presbyterian Church in Paris.  He enjoyed traveling, motorcycle riding, and was an avid drag racing and motorcross fan. 

Larry was born December 21, 1948, in McKenzie, TN, to the late Leon Myers and the late Clara Presson Myers.

He was married November 21, 1997, to Linda Johnsonius, who survives of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Emily (Brandon) Vandrey of Omaha, NE; four sons, Todd (Betsy) Myers of Waterville, OH, Paul Berney of Knoxville, TN, Ray (Richar) Summers of Paris, TN, and Stark Summers of Paris, TN; eight grandchildren, Cody (Kelsey) Summers, Mason Summers, Evan (April) Summers, Evan Duncan, Lelia Summers, Bryce Krupka, Clara Webster, and Wyatt Vandrey; two great grandchildren, Reagan Summers and Harper Summers; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN. The body is to be cremated. A memorial visitation will be Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 9:00 am – 10:30 am at First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 105 S. Market Street, Paris, TN 38242, with the memorial service beginning at 11:00 am in the church sanctuary, with Rev. Carol Wade and Rev. Arthur Lodge officiating.

Named as honorary pallbearers are Darryl Moody and Billy Etheridge.

Burial of cremains with Military Honors will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Paris, TN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:  First Presbyterian Church Deacon’s Fund, P.O. Box 107, Paris, TN 38242.

Alice Webb

Alice Driver Webb, age 70 of Paris, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at her residence. Her memorial service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, November 10, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Gerald Scott of Temple Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Puryear City Cemetery. Visitation will be after 12:00 PM Saturday prior to the service.

Alice Driver Webb was born September 5, 1948 in Puryear, Tennessee to the late James Thomas Driver and the late Melva Wall Driver. She is survived by two sisters: Carolyn Crawford of Big Sandy, TN and Debbie Driver Jackson of Paris, TN; two brothers: J.L. Driver of Paris and Tommie Dan (Carrie Jo) Driver of North Wilkesboro, NC; and several nieces and nephews including her very special niece, Kim Jackson of Puryear, TN.
Besides her parents, Ms. Webb was also preceded in death by a niece, Whiney Alice Jackson.

Ms. Webb was a member of Temple Baptist Church. She served as Register of Deeds in Henry County for 36 years. She was a life-long Democrat and member of the Paris Democratic Party. She was also a community leader and served with the Paris Civitan Club. She also served as President of the County Officials Association of Tennessee and President of Tennessee Registers Association and West Tennessee Registers Association. Ms. Webb was a country music singer her entire life singing with numerous country music bands.

Natasha Stultz

Natasha A. “Tasha” Stultz, age 50 of Big Sandy, TN, died Sunday, November 4, 2018, at her residence in Big Sandy, TN.

She was a cook at Steak ‘n Shake in Eureka, MO.  She enjoyed computer games and loved all animals.  Tasha collected Beanie Babies and dolphin figurines.  She was Baptist in belief.

Tasha was born June 18, 1968, in Eureka, MO, to the late William Ray Stultz and Joyce Odom, who survives, of Huntingdon, TN.

Along with her mother, she is also survived by one sister, Cindy (Kurt) West of Big Sandy, TN; and four nephews, Tristin West and fiancée  Madison Miller of Big Sandy, TN, Jared West of Big Sandy, TN, Landon Fritts of Eureka, MO, and Loren Everett Fritts, III of Big Sandy, TN.

In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Loren Everett Fritts, Jr.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  Memorial visitation will be Friday, November 9, 2018, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, with the memorial service beginning at 1:00 pm in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Ace Rowland

Ace Rowland, age 78 of Paris, TN, died Monday, November 5, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center.  

Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN will be handling the arrangements.

Visitation will be Friday, November 9, 2018, from 4 -7 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home and continue on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at New Harmony Baptist Church with the service at follow at the church at 1 pm.

Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Park. 

Craig Naugle

Craig Robert Naugle, age 63, of Paris, TN, died Sunday, November 4, 2018 after a battle with cancer, at his residence.

Craig was a project manager/estimator for E & W Electrical Solutions where he had worked for over 20 years.  He enjoyed playing golf and was a Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titans fan. Craig was a member of the First Christian Church in Paris.

Born October 11, 1955, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Paul Jones Naugle, Jr., and the late Roberta “Bobbie” Jean Smith Naugle.

Craig is survived by two daughters, Christine (Christopher) Lowe of Hollow Rock, TN, and Megan (Evan) Sullivan of Indianapolis, IN; the love of his life, Cindy Naugle of Paris; a sister, Nancy (Jim) Plaisier of Stevensville, MI; a brother, Bruce (Marion) Naugle of Pittsville, WI; and three grandchildren, Kinze Renee Lowe, Massey Christopher Lowe and Lucas Sebastian Sullivan.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN 38242. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 11:00 am at the First Christian Church in Paris with Pastor Bruce Naugle officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the church beginning at 10 am.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church 101 S. Poplar St., Paris, TN 38242 or the FOD (Fatty Oxidation Disorders) support group PO Box 54, Okemos, MI 48805 https://www.fodsupport.org/donate.htm.

Lowell "Geno" Brown

Lowell Eugene “Geno” Brown III., age 54 of Cadiz, KY, died Saturday, November 3, 2018.

Geno enjoyed hunting, deep sea fishing, and spending time with his family.

Geno was born March 26, 1964, in Marietta, GA to Lowell Eugene Brown Jr., who survives of Springville, TN and to the late Shirley Patricia Mills Brown.

He was married September 14, 1995, to Belinda Parrish Brown, who survives of Cadiz, KY.  

Along with his father and wife, he is also survived by two children, Arianna Brown and Dalton Brown of Cadiz, KY; one aunt, Peggy (Lonnie) Hollback of Wheelersburg, KY; and one uncle, Samuel (Connie) Mills of Donalsonville, GA.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN. The body is to be cremated. A memorial visitation will be Friday, November 9, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home.   

Willard Jefferies

Willard Jeffries, age 83 of Buchanan, TN, died Thursday, November 1, 2018, at his daughter's residence in Paducah, KY.

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 7, 2018, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.

Terry D. Oliver

Terry D. Oliver, age 80 of Paris, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Paris Healthcare Center. His funeral service will be 10:00AM Saturday, November 3, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Veazey and Dr. Trent Bullock of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be at McEvoy Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00PM Friday and after 9:00AM Saturday. Pallbearers will be Jeff Thompson, Justin Oliver, Jason Thompson, Paul McDaniel, John Oliver, Steve Green, Joe Oliver, and Bobby Barton. Honorary Pallbearers will be Wendall Flanagan, Robert Earl Oliver and the Employees of BPU.

Terry D. Oliver was born February 4, 1938 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Lemuel D. Oliver and the late Caroline Barton Oliver. On April 2, 1961 he married Patsy Latimer Oliver and she survives in Paris, TN. He is also survived by a daughter, Donna (Eddie) Thompson of Puryear, TN; two grandchildren: Emma Kate Thompson of Puryear, TN and Cayley (Taylor) Lawley of Jackson, TN; one sister, Kay (Don) Thompson of Nashville, TN; one brother, Jimmy (Jeanie) Oliver of Paris, TN; one niece, Christie (Nick) Fields, and three nephews: Justin (Ginger) Oliver, Jeff (Kelly) Thompson, and Jason (Marie-Josee) Thompson.

Mr. Oliver worked for BPU for 35 years retiring as supervisor of the meter department. He was a member of First Baptist Church and an avid Tennessee sports fan.

Evelyn Mae Ruff

Ms. Evelyn Mae Ruff, age 90, of Springville, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Plumley Rehabilitation Center. Her body is to be cremated and a private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Evelyn was born on August 9, 1928 in Livingston County, Illinois to the late Adam Skrobonak and the late Kathryn Branz Skrobonak. She is survived by her daughter: Kathryn Hammock of Arizona; sons: Charles (Peggy) Ruff of Chenoa, Illinois, Robert (Carol) Ruff of Buchanan, Tennessee, and James (Kimberly) Ruff of Washington, Illinois; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Besides her parents Evelyn is also preceded by one sister and one brother.

Ms. Ruff worked in the printing business for 32 years. Her hobbies included cats, raising rabbits, gardening and fishing.

John Thomas Goddard

Mr. John Thomas "Tom" Goddard, 81, of Puryear, Tennessee passed away at his residence Thursday, October 31, 2018.

Mr. Goddard is survived by his wife, Linda Friesen Goddard; daughters, Karen and husband Steven Teem of Paris, TN, Brenda Prather of Puryear, TN, and Karen L. Ford of Camarillo, CA; son, Guy and wife Kimberley Goddard of Lancaster, CA; three brothers, seven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family and friends.

Mr. Goddard is preceded in death by his parents, Charles A. and Doris May Thomas Goddard; one sister and four brothers.
Mr. Goddard was a 24 year veteran of the US Navy and served in Korea and Vietnam.
A private family service will be held at a later date.

Dan Doran

Dan H. Doran, age 86 of Rock Hill, SC passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, October 28, 2018. His graveside service will be 2:00PM Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Olive Branch Cemetery with burial to follow. Visitation will be 3:00-6:00PM Saturday, November 3, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home, 507 W. Washington St., Paris, TN 38242.

Dan H. Doran was born January 3, 1932 in Palmersville, TN. He was the son of the late Chester and Bennie Zatha Doran Capps. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War and a member of the VFW. He loved cars and was a member of Charlotte Avenue Church of Christ.

Mr. Doran is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sue French Doran; two sons: Wayne Doran (Jeanie) of Woodbridge, VA and Ricky Doran (Carole) of Rock Hill, SC; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Jewell Phelps

Jewell Phelps, age 97 of Paris, TN, died Monday, October 29, 2018, at Henry County Healthcare Center.

Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, is handling the arrangements. Visitation will be Friday, November 2, 2018, from 11 am to 1 pm. The funeral service will be held Friday, November 2, 2018 at 1 pm in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Jonathan Smith officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Memorial Cemetery.

Virginia Lange

Virginia Nell Lange, age 76 of Paris, TN, died Monday, October 29, 2018, at Saint Thomas West in Nashville, TN

She formerly worked for 17 years as a waitress at IHOP in Chicago, IL. She was Baptist in faith.  She also enjoyed watching TV and drag racing,  and loved her dog “Little Bit”.

Virginia was born July 2, 1942, in Springville, TN to the late Joseph Carl Crouch Sr. and the late Mamie Blonde Boyd Crouch.

She is survived by her special friend, Gerald Taylor of Paris, TN; one daughter, Patricia Ann Lange of St. Louis, MO; three sisters, Linda Snyder of Smyrna, TN, Gail (Randy) Rammage of Madisonville, KY, and Phyllis McBride of Paris, TN; one grandchild, Dylan Lange of St. Louis, MO; and several nieces and nephews.  

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by one daughter, Debbie Lange; and two sisters, Allene Daniel, and Verla Allen; and four brothers, Joe Crouch, Darrell Crouch, JC Crouch Jr., and Robert Crouch.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Wednesday, October 31, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Chad Kennedy officiating.  

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, TN.

James Hartsfield

Mr. James Hartsfield, 53, of Paris died Sunday, October 21, 2018, at his residence.

His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Rawls Funeral Home, with James Travis officiating. The body will be cremated.

Visitation is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

He was born July 21, 1965, in Paris. He was the son of the late James “Bunny” Hartsfield and Joy Randle Dobbs.

He is survived by two brothers, Steven Dobbs of Hermitage and James Michael (Jennifer) Hartsfield of McKenzie; a sister, Janice Lynn (James) Robinson of Nashville; an aunt, June Hartsfield of Paris; and several cousins, other relatives and friends. 

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Aaron Dobbs Jr. and Hurley R. Dobbs.

A family member said Hartsfield lived his whole life in Paris, and loved music and good food

Randy Lambert

Randy Lambert, age 61 of Mansfield, TN, died Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Henry County Healthcare in Paris, TN.

He retired after many years of work from Mohon International in Paris.  He was a member of the Henry County Tabernacle Church in Springville.  Randy was a former member of the Henry County Rescue Squad and a Senior member of CAPS.    He was a U.S. Air Force veteran where he served as a B-52 mechanic.  He enjoyed playing the steel guitar and loved sports, especially football.

 

Randy was born March 3, 1957, in Paris, TN, to the late Leslie “Slick” Lambert and the late Sibble Marie Hampton Lambert.

He was married November 26, 2005, to Betty Odom Lambert, who survives, of Mansfield, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Cyndi Walton of Paris, TN; two sons, Scott (Renee) Lambert of Paris, TN, and Grant Lambert of Paris, TN; two stepsons, James (Ashley) Lagace of Paris, TN, and Kenny (Erin) Lagace of Willowick, OH; one sister, Geneva “Bebe” Whitney of Mansfield, TN; two brothers, Thomas (Judy) Lambert of Jeffersonville, IN, and Gene (Sue) Lambert of Mansfield, TN; one sister-in-law, Merletta Lambert Barger of Donelson, TN; 13 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Anna Sue Mead; and one brother, Carl E. Lambert.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, October 28, 2018, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and continue Monday, October 29, 2018, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the Henry County Tabernacle at 8630 Reynoldsburg Road, Springville, TN 38256.  The funeral service will be Monday, October 29, 2018, at 11:00 am at the Henry County Tabernacle, with Bro. David Gleason, Dakota Owsley, and Sister Sharon Crosno officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jacob Walton, Adam Walton, Josh Sowell, Bruce Herrin, and Carl Helton.  Honorary pallbearers will be all past and present members of the Henry County Rescue Squad.

Burial will be in the Henry County Tabernacle Cemetery in Springville, TN.

Martha Ham

Martha Loretta Bell Ham, age 76, of Paris, formerly of Henry, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center. Her funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M. on Friday, October 26, 2018, at McEvoy Funeral Home with Pastors Jamie Jones and Don Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Henry Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are Matthew Page, Chris Ham, Elliot AuBuchon, Jeffery Barker, Dustin Taylor, Toby Sanks, and Jeff Ham; named as an honorary pallbearer is Sgt. Jamie Ham. Visitation is scheduled on Thursday at McEvoy from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. and again on Friday after 11:00 A.M. until time of service.

Martha Bell Ham was born March 19, 1942 in Dyer County, Tennessee to the late Albert Thomas "Jack" Bell and the late Effie Henley Bell. She married William Franklin "John" Ham on December 6, 1957 and he preceded her in death April 12, 2017. Martha is survived by her daughter: Cindy (Terry) Page of Henry; sons: Tommy (Delaine) Ham of Paris and Danny (Kathy) Ham of McKenzie; ten grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; a brother: Albert Bell of Millington and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by her sister: Iuta Nolen; brothers: Harold, Carl, Jackie Lee, and Thomas Bell.

Ms. Ham was a charter member of New Life Baptist Church in Henry, Tennessee.

Joseph Walker, Sr.

Longtime United Methodist Pastor and Ridgeway Funeral Home employee Joseph A. “Joe” Walker, Sr., age 86 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday, October 26, 2018, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and continue Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am.  A graveside service will be Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 11:00 am at Rose Lawn Memory Garden Chapel in Paris, TN.

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

Larry Hicks

Larry David Hicks, age 62 of Puryear, TN, died Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Nashville Community Care & Rehabilitation Center at Bordeaux in Nashville, TN.

He was a Henry County High School Class of 1974 graduate and a U.S. Navy veteran.  Larry was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, reaching the rank of Eagle Scout, and a member of the Order of the Arrow Brotherhood of the Boy Scouts of America.  He was a lifetime HVAC technician.

Larry was born September 21, 1956, in Paris, TN, to the late Robert Nolan Hicks and the late Anne McClure Reynolds.

He is survived by one daughter, Deidre (Alex) Lopez of Phoenix, AZ; two sons, Aaron (Teresa) Hicks of Phoenix, AZ, and Joshua Brode of Phoenix, AZ; one brother, Gary Stephan “Steve” Hicks of Puryear, TN; and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The funeral service will be Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 1:30 pm at the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads Rotunda in Wildersville, TN, with Ronnie McClure officiating. 

Burial will follow the service in the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads in Wildersville, TN.

David Perry

David R. Perry, age 66 of Paris, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2018 at his residence. His funeral service will be 1:00PM Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with his brother-in-law Russ Wilkins and Bro. Kevin Gallimore of Birds Creek Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Palestine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00PM Tuesday, October 23, 2018 and after 11:00AM Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be David Arnold Sr., David Arnold Jr., Kenny Arnold, Tommy Alford, Bubba Kilburn, Richard Hartsfield, Mike Roberts, and Archie Steele.

David R. Perry was born March 5, 1952 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Ray E. Perry and the late Verla "Evone" McMackin. On August 14, 1972 he married Cassandra Alford Perry and she survives in Paris, Tennessee. He is also survived by a daughter, Christy (Bill) Anderson of Paris, TN; and three grandchildren: Lauren Anderson, Lindsey Anderson, and Tripp Anderson.

Besides his parents, Mr. Perry was also preceded in death by a son, Justin David Perry on May 23, 1993.

Mr. Perry was a member of Birds Creek Baptist Church and a member of the National Guard for 18 years. He worked for H.C. Spinks for 18 years. He enjoyed hunting and riding horses.

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

Roy Wright

Roy E. Wright, age 67 of Paris, TN, died Friday, October 19, 2018, at his Residence.

He was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the US Army. Roy retired as a mortgage broker, who enjoyed motorcycles, RC Airplanes, reading, and watching TV. He was formerly a member of the Goldwing Road Riders Association. He was a member of the Palestine Methodist Church.

He was married November 6, 1976, to Janice Winters Wright who survives of Paris.

Roy was born October 26, 1950, to the late Kenneth Owen Wright and the late Cornelia Smith Wright.

Along with his wife, he is survived his two children, Amanda (Shane) Flood of Paris, TN, and Kevin (Beth) Wright of Murfreesboro, TN; two sisters, Brenda Amburgey of Henry, TN, and Bonnie (Steve) Miles of Mission, TX; three grandchildren, Bransen Singleton, Jackson Flood and Evan Wright.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, James Steven Wright.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, October 22, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Alan Trull and Corey Cain officiating.

Pallbearers for the service are Bransen Singleton, Shane Flood, Tommy Swor, Ken Wright, Johnny Whitworth and Jason Coffield.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jackson Flood and Evan Wright.

Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made the Palestine Cemetery Association c/o Bettye Carter 3245 Gate 3 Road, Paris, TN 38242.

Kenneth "Gene" Bedwell

Kenneth "Gene" Bedwell, age 81 of Paris, passed away Friday, October 19, 2018 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. His funeral service will be 11:00AM Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Paris with Dr. Trent Bullock officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00PM Monday, October 22, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 9:00AM Tuesday at First Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Green, John Bedwell, Ronnie Greer, Rex Hartsfield, Roger Hartsfield, and Mike Jennings.

Kenneth Gene Bedwell was born June 6, 1937 in Savannah, Tennessee to the late Kenneth Reeves Bedwell and the late Lerlie Barton Bedwell. On December 23, 1960 he married Sandra Ann Claxton Bedwell and she preceded him in death on December 13, 2009. He was also preceded by a brother, Cleland Bedwell.

Gene Bedwell is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Lynne (Steve) Green of Paris, TN; a son, Randall Jerome Bedwell of Brentwood, TN; three grandchildren: Rachel Ann Harrison of Martin, TN, Daniel Scott Green of Paris, TN, and John Riley Bedwell of Brentwood, TN; two nieces: Anita Bedwell Vines and Nicole Jennings Wade; and two nephews: Terry Bedwell and Jason (Julianne) Jennings.

Mr. Bedwell was a member of First Baptist Church in Paris and a Veteran of the United States Army. He worked for the Board of Public Utilities as a lineman and later as a stockroom supervisor.

Ronnie Burnette

Ronnie Lynn Burnette, age 62 of Paris, Tn, died Friday, October 19, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center.

He was self-employed who owned Holy Smoke Transport, and was Christian in faith

Ronnie was married to Mary Ellen Simmons Burnette June 24, 2017, who survives of Paris, TN.

Born February 21, 1956, in Paris, TN to the late Bruce Burnette and Ellen Elizabeth Johnson Burnette of Paris, TN who survives.

Along with his wife and mother, he is survived by three children, Brandy Webb of Paris, TN, Heather Michelle Burnette of Paris, TN, and Adam Burnette of Hattiesburg, MS; two sisters, Shirly Gant of Jackson, TN, and Kermic Baker; three brothers, Dennis Michael Burnette of Arkansas, Gary Wayne Burnette of Jackson, TN, and Bruce Burnette of Pinson, TN; seven grandchildren, Demitri Burnette, Christopher Burnette, Samuel Burnette, Taylor Berry, Aubreigh Berry, Ma’liyah Cowan, and Kree Armstrong.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ray Burnette; and two sisters, Betty Garrett and Louise Kuykendall.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, October 22, 2018, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. The funeral service will be Monday, October 22, 2018, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Charles Cate officiating.

Pallbearers will be Adam Burnette, Michael Burnette, Ricky Watson, Dallas Hancock, David Hayes, and Timmy Miles.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Russell, Hansel McCadams, Bill DeShields, and Randy Delk.

Burial will follow in the New Beaverdam Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.

Roy Wright

Roy E. Wright, age 67 of Paris, TN, died Friday, October 19, 2018, at his Residence.

He was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the US Army. Roy retired as a mortgage broker, who enjoyed motorcycles, RC Airplanes, reading, and watching TV. He was formerly a member of the Goldwing Road Riders Association. He was a member of the Palestine Methodist Church.

He was married November 6, 1976, to Janice Winters Wright who survives of Paris.

Roy was born October 26, 1950, to the late Kenneth Owen Wright and the late Cornelia Smith Wright.

Along with his wife, he is survived his two children, Amanda (Shane) Flood of Paris, TN, and Kevin (Beth) Wright of Murfreesboro, TN; two sisters, Brenda Amburgey of Henry, TN, and Bonnie (Steve) Miles of Mission, TX; three grandchildren, Bransen Singleton, Jackson Flood and Evan Wright.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, James Steven Wright.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, October 22, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Alan Trull and Corey Cain officiating.

Pallbearers for the service are Bransen Singleton, Shane Flood, Tommy Swor, Ken Wright, Johnny Whitworth and Jason Coffield.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jackson Flood and Evan Wright.

Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Margie Mae Tann

Mrs. Margie Mae Tann, 75, of Paris died Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at her residence.
Services will be held at noon on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the church.

She was born on April 13, 1943 and was lovingly raised by the late Frank and Bessie Browning.

Born and raised in Hickman, KY, she later moved to Paris TN in 2004, where she resided until her death. Margie was a graduate of Riverview High School. She later married the late Keystone Tann. They were the founders and owners of the Golden T Club in Hickman, KY, and Golden T II in Fulton KY.

She is preceded in death by two sisters Opal Jordan and Sadie Mae Frame, and two brothers Weldon and Elvis Hutch.

She married the late Sydney Spears and from that union they had four daughters; Margie so lovingly referred to them as her (GIRLS). Tammy Darlene Spears of Virginia Beach VA; Gwendolyn Denise Powell and her husband James of Trenton, TN; Stephanie Deming Allen and her husband Eric of Paris, TN, and Glenda Michelle Turnbull and her husband Renaldo (Ray) of Chesapeake, VA. She had four grandchildren that could do no wrong in her eyesight: Kayla Le’Cole Davis of Virginia Beach, VA, Antonio Devon Spears of Union City, TN, Justin Quinyon Spears of Mason Hall, TN and Reginald Andrew Harper of Memphis, TN.  In addition, she adored her eight great-grandchildren, La’Kiya Sydney, Deanna Michelle, Khloe Madison, Myla Lashae, Amelia Denise, Ja’Toree Shanell, Prycen Lee and Sania Deming. She also leaves two special nieces Electa and Calandra McKinney of Fulton, KY, and two aunts Cordia Mae Freeman and Jacqueline Tharpe of Paris, TN and a host of other relatives, friends, and neighbors.

She also leaves her devoted partner of ten years, James Allen of Paris, TN. He loved and cared for her until the end. She also cherished and loved him.

Billie "Bill" Moody

Billie Frank "Bill" Moody, age 85, of Puryear died Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at the Camden Rehab Center in Camden, TN. 

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 18, 2018, at Ridgeway Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. and continue on Friday, October 19, 2018 at Puryear Baptist Church from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the funeral service to held at Puryear Baptist Church at 1 p.m.

Burial will follow in the Puryear City Cemetery.

Sally Copeland

Beverly Jean “Sally” Copeland, age 86 of Paris, died Monday, October 15, 2018, at her residence.

She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and a former member of the Good Sam Camping Club.  Sally formerly worked in Jackson, Michigan area hospitals as an aide to doctors preparing for surgery.

Sally was married to Paul David Copeland May 15, 1999, who survives of Paris, TN.

Born April 7, 1932, in Battle Creek, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Agnes and Donald Johnson.

Along with her husband, she is survived by two sons, Chuck (Robyn) Parsons and Kevin Parsons both of Jackson, MI; two step daughters, Sue (Terry) Ward of Paris, and Carol (Charles) Hawkins of McKenzie, TN; two step sons, Mark (Pam) Copeland and David (Tammy) Copeland both of Paris;  a sister, Janice Marcoux of Tallahassee, FL; and several grandchildren, and great grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents, Sally was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Hughes and Joanne Robinson; and a brother, Donald Johnson, Jr. 

Local arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, where visitation will be held Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 4-6 pm with a prayer service at 6:00 pm.

A funeral service and burial will be in Michigan later in the week.

Robert Callins

Mr. Robert Lynn Callins, age 70, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at his residence. His funeral service will be held graveside on Tuesday, October 16, 11:00 A.M. at Gearin's Chapel Cemetery in Weakley County with burial to follow. The service will be officiated by grandson, Robby Callins and family members will act as pallbearers.

Robert Callins was born May 28, 1948 in Jeffersonville, Indiana to the late Fred Callins and the late Velma Charles Callins. He married Barbara Puckett Callins on January 27, 1964 and she survives in Paris. Robert is also survived by daughters: Patricia (Tim) Atkinson of Hendersonville, Tennessee and Tina (Stephen) Simmons of Byhalia, Mississippi; son: Robert (Shannon) Callins, Jr. of Martin, Tennessee; grandchildren: Candace (Kyle) Thweatt, Brandon (Mary) Baker, Jonathan Atkinson, Patrick Atkinson, Wendy Atkinson, Brooklyn Atkinson, Robby Callins, Jennifer Callins, and Alexandria Callins; nine great grandchildren; and sister: Barbara (Robert) Lenhardt of Pensacola, Florida.

Mr. Callins was a Baptist by faith. He worked and retired as an IRS Enrolled Agent. He was author of Callins Capacitor Group, was former Vice President of Trans-Spectra of Greenfield, TN and was a graduate of Bethel College in McKenzie.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association or to the C.O.P.D. Foundation.

Larry Hancock

Larry E. Hancock, age 71 of Paris, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018 at his residence. His funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with David Goff of Cedar Hill Church of Christ and Edward Smith of Kentucky Lake Road Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at Walker Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Tuesday and after 11:00 A.M. Wednesday all at McEvoy Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Josh Hancock, Paul Hancock, Tracy Grooms, Kyle Veazey, Keith Chilcutt, Jimmy Veazey, Kerry Bell, and Scott Delaney.

Larry E. Hancock was born February 3, 1947 in Fulton, Kentucky to the late Bob Hancock and the late Joyce Beadles Haynes. On August 14, 1964 he married Martha Veazey Hancock and she survives in Paris, TN. He is also survived by two daughters: Cary (Wayne) Moore of Olive Branch, MS and Rachel (Joshua Smith) Hancock of Fayetteville, AR; two sons: Michael (Lisa) Hancock of Conway, MS and Reece (Danielle) Hancock of Maumelle, AR; two brothers: Charles (Shelia) Hancock of Paris, TN and Norman Hancock of Puryear, TN; six grandchildren: Madelyn Moore, Jackson Hancock, Kate Hancock, Owen Hancock, Branson (Olivia) Shaffer, and Alexandra Shaffer; one great grandchild, Carson Shaffer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Mr. Hancock was also preceded in death by his step-father, Delbert Haynes.

Mr. Hancock was known a "Dad" and "Daddy" to his children, "Big Papa" to his grandchildren, and "Uncle Big Larry" to his nieces and nephews. He was owner of Hancock's Window & Glass in Eldorado, AR for 33 years before retiring and moving to Tennessee. Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf.

Allyson "Ally" Melton

Allyson Marie “Ally” Melton, age 16 of Paris, TN, died Friday, October 12, 2018, in Paris, TN.

She was an 11th grade student at Henry County High School where she was a member of the Henry County Patriot Marching Band, an honor student, and a member of the Beta Club.  She formerly worked at Arby’s in Paris.  She enjoyed drawing, skating, and listening to music.

Ally was born December 11, 2001, in McKenzie, TN, to Kevin Walter Melton of Paris, TN, and Christina Gail Denton of Paris, TN.

Along with her father and mother, she is also survived by her grandparents, Jackie & Cindy Denton of Paris, TN, Debbie Rogers of Puryear, TN, and Walter Melton of Big Sandy, TN; great-grandmothers, Laura Brown of Paris, TN, and Hyacinth Melton of Big Sandy, TN; two sisters, Madison Grace Melton of Paris, TN, and Miracle Paige Melton of Paris, TN; three brothers, Kevin Chase Melton of Paris, TN, Brendan Hunter Melton of Paris, TN, and Joseph Nathaniel Denton of Puryear, TN; one aunt, Heather (Jason) Nanney of Springville, TN; two uncles, Kenny (Tonya) Denton of Paris, TN, and Charlie Melton of Big Sandy, TN; and several great aunts and great uncles.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, October 15, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and continue Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with John Sutton officiating.

Joyce Mabry

Ms. Helen "Joyce" Mabry, age 79 of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the Baptist Hospital in Huntingdon, TN. Her graveside service will be 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Shiloh Cemetery in Mansfield with Bro. Phillip Boyd of Community of Christ officiating. Burial will follow the service and no visitation is scheduled.

Helen Joyce Mabry was born on December 30, 1938 in Mansfield, Tennessee to the late Horace G. Mabry and the late Helen Lucas Mabry. She is survived by several cousins, including Patsy (Phillip) Boyd and Carol (Dennis) Graham.

Ms. Mabry was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church in Mansfield, TN. She formerly worked at Holley Carburetor in Paris and Plough Corporation in Memphis.

Jerry Evans

Jerry Boyd Evans, age 77 of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Paris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

He retired from UPS after 32 years as a driver.  He was a member, deacon, and former training union director of Springhill Baptist Church in Paris.  Jerry formerly served in the Tennessee National Guard.  He was an avid University of Tennessee fan, enjoyed golfing, and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Jerry was born February 7, 1941, in Springville, TN to the late Kermit Evans and the late Pauline Boyd Evans Dolan.

He was married September 5, 1964, to Patsy Parrish Evans, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by two daughters, Leigh Anne (Mark) Roberts of Savannah, TN, and Sherry (Chris) Mustain of Paris, TN; one sister, Velva (Larry) Perry of Seymour, TN; two brothers, Terry Evans of Paris, TN, and Dale (Betsy) Evans of Paris, TN; and three grandchildren, Jaelan Mustain of Chattanooga, TN, Brady Mustain of Martin, TN, and Rachel Roberts of Savannah, TN.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his stepfather, L.G. Dolan; and one brother, Billy Joe Evans.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  Memorial visitation will be Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Springhill Baptist Church with the memorial service to begin at 4:00 pm, with Bro. Craig Odem and Dr. Fred Shackelford officiating.

Memorial may be made to:  Springhill Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Johnny Foust, 2740 Highway 77, Paris, TN 38242.

 Katherine Heim

Katherine Ann Heim, age 77 of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at her residence in Paris, TN.

She was a homemaker who was a loving mother and grandmother.  Katherine enjoyed a nice cup of tea, old movies, especially John Wayne, musicals, reading, antiquing, and traveling.  She was Catholic in faith.

Katherine was born March 24, 1941, in Chicago, IL, to the late Aloysius John Ignowski and the late Mildred Schultz Ignowski.

She is survived by four daughters, Claudia Lake of Charlotte, NC, Paula (Terry) Warmack of Camden, TN, Laura Scott of Hendersonville, TN, and Audra Mull of Deer Park, NY; three sons, Carl Fredrick (Tracy) Arnold of Paris, TN, Eric John Arnold of Camden, TN, and Anthony (Jennifer) Arnold of Charlotte, NC; one sister-in-law, Griselda “Sally” Ignowski of Palm Harbor, FL; 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son-in-law, Jeff Lake; one sister, Rosemary Lillie; and two brothers, John Ignowski and Aloysius Ignowski, Jr.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Dunagan Farms, 3500 Gate 3 Road, Paris, TN 38242.

June Chesser

Norma June Chesser, age 91 of Buchanan, TN, died Thursday, October 11, 2018, at her residence in Buchanan, TN.

She formerly worked as a seamstress at Sears retail store.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Oakland City, IN, and the White Shrine in Greensburg, PA.  June enjoyed sewing, cross-stitching, needlepoint, crocheting, and macramé.  She loved the lake, boating and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  She loved being a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother.

June was born August 1, 1927, in Oakland City, IN, to the late Hume Brothers and the late Genevieve Rinehart Wilcoxen.

She was married August 21, 1948 to Raymond Lloyd Chesser, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Karen (Larry) Simmons of Hamlin, KY; one son, Dave (AnneMarie) Chesser of Fairbanks, AK; one sister, Carolyn (Ron) Peachee of Evansville, IN; one brother, Gary (Ann) McGreagor of Shoreline, WA; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Carla Caperelli.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  A graveside service will be held Monday, October 15, 2018, at 1:00 pm at New Liberty Cemetery in Buchanan, TN, with Steve Littleton officiating.

Pallbearers will be Nicholas Smith, Kyle Bryson, Ryan Meredith, Elijah Kirk, Mark Simmons, and Caleb Chesser.

Burial will follow the graveside service in New Liberty Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to:  Friends Community Church, 1285 30th Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701.

Thurman Bennett

Thurman Wesley Bennett, 86, at rest on October 11, 2018, was born on September 14, 1934 in Sedalia, Kentucky to Wesley Lee & Avis Bryant Peel Bennett.  He was the fifth born of eight children.  After graduating from Cottage Grove High School in 1950, he attended the University of Tennessee at Martin studying Agriculture and Animal Husbandry.  In 1952 he enlisted in the United States Air Force. 

Thurman began working at age twelve at the local sawmill, and at age 15 began to travel to Chicago to work in the factories.  It was during his first summer in Chicago that he met June Ethel Waters, who became his wife in 1953. He said to his sister Mazelle when he first spotted June walking down the ally in Chicago that he was going to marry that girl, and so he did.  After serving 18 months in England with the USAF, he and June were stationed in Rapid City, South Dakota, where they had their first son, David Wesley.  Other children, Denise Ethel, Dale Robert and Duane Arthur followed while they made their home in Chicago, Illinois and Thurman attend the Washburn Trade School.  He was a hardworking man, providing for his family as a life-long Lather and Carpenter.  He proudly served as a Union member and President of Local 74.  He retired in 1994. 

Thurman was a devoted husband and father, and a Christian man who delighted in family and friends.  He loved sail boating and being outdoors in his garden.  Family vacations were epic adventures as he shared his love for the outdoors and wilderness with his family, traveling across the US and Canada.  When his grandchildren came along, he did his best to share that same sense of fun and adventure with each of them, taking them on long walks and telling his stories to another generation.

After June’s death in 2007, he met and married Willodene Hansel Jackson in 2009.  They resided in Como and Paris Tennessee until declining health required them to live apart.  Still, they spoke nearly every day.  Dene recently passed in September 2018.

Thurman leaves a strong legacy of faith, and love for his family, and kindness to friends and strangers.  He loved a great story or joke, was known for his sense of humor, wit, joke-telling, playing pranks, twinkling eyes and big smile, even during times of struggle. 

Surviving children are David Bennett (Cynthia), Denise Bennett (Irma Lopez), Duane Bennett (Jean), Steve Jackson (Stacey) and Norge Roi (Judy Turner). Son, Dale Robert Bennett (Catherine) passed away January 2014.

Grandchildren are Jake Prieto, Michelle Shimizu, James Bennett, Leigh Bennett, Cody Bennett, Lauren Bennett, Bradley Bennett, Brooke Bennett, Elise Bennett, Dayle Bennett, Sarah Jackson and Tyler Jackson.  He was a fond uncle to 32 nieces and nephews.

Visitation Saturday, Oct. 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. at CENTRAL CHAPEL, 6158 S. Central Ave., Chicago, IL.

Additional Visitation Monday, Oct. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m., at RIDGEWAY FUNERAL HOME, 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN 38242. 731-642-2121, and continue Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral Service Tuesday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m., at Ridgeway Funeral Home. Burial Olive Branch Cemetery, Cottage Grove, TN. 

Ken Cowell

Kenneth Wynns “Ken” Cowell, age 59 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

He was the owner & operator of Elkhorn Distributing, an independent distributor for Allegro Marinades in Paris. He formerly worked at Kroger in Paris for 30 years.  Ken was a member of Buchanan Baptist Church, the Outlaws-Horseman, and the National Rifle Association.  He was an avid Tennessee Volunteers football and Henry County Patriots fan.  He loved his family and friends.

Ken was born February 6, 1959, in Paris, TN, to the late Bernard Hale Cowell and Sue Ann Wynns Cowell Shepherd, who survives, of Pensacola, FL.

Along with his mother, he is also survived by his stepfather, Jerry Shepherd of Pensacola, FL; one sister, Myra (Rusty) Walker of Pulaski, TN; and two nieces, Stephanie Walker of Pulaski, TN, and Rachel Walker of Pulaski, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Friday October 12, 2018 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am.  The funeral service will be Friday, October 12, 2018, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Dr. Johnathan Smith officiating.  

Serving as pallbearers will be David Wynns, Jeff Pennington, Matt Nanney, Jimmy Lipford, Randy Whitehead, John Fuqua, Matt Whitehead, Greg Bradshaw, Devin Stone, and Todd Jordan.  Named as honorary pallbearers are Danny Ellis, Rusty Walker, all former Kroger co-workers, and all Allegro co-workers.

Burial will be in Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.

DW Hughes

Donald Wayne "D.W." Hughes, age 74 of Paris, passed away Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at his grandson's residence. His funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. John Smith of Fairview Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Buchanan Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 P.M. prior to the service at McEvoy Funeral Home.

D.W. Hughes was born September 11, 1944 in Dyersburg, Tennessee to the late Randolph Richard Hughes, Sr. and the late Ruby Smith Hughes. On March 19, 1965 he married Betty Bailey Hughes and she preceded him in death on October 26, 2017.

Mr. Hughes is survived by a son, Lee Hughes of Springville, TN; six sisters: Carol Clark, Rosie French, Sandy (Junior) Sanders, Jean (Doug) Walk, and JoAnn Mitchell all of Dyersburg, TN and Lydia Andrews of Hickory Ridge, AR; two brothers: Richard Hughes of Big Sandy, TN and Marvin Hughes of Dyersburg, TN; four grandchildren: Justin Hughes, Hunter Hughes, Britany Johnson and Lexie Barnes; and five great grandchildren.

Besides his parents and wife, D.W. was also preceded in death by a brother, Randolph Hughes, Jr.

Mr. Hughes was a United States Army Veteran and he worked at the Goodyear Tire plant in Union City.

James Baker

James “J.D.” Baker, age 85 of Paris, TN, died Saturday, October 6, 2018, at his residence.

He was a retired General Foreman for Cadillac Motor Company in Michigan and was a former real estate agent.  J.D. attended New Bethel Baptist Church and was an US Army Veteran who served in the Korean War.  He enjoyed flying planes, camping, fishing and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

Born May 3, 1933, in Dyersburg, TN, he was the son of the late Vody Baker and the late Francis Camper Baker.

J.D. was married to Elvie Olean Bell Baker April 23,1951 and she preceded him in death on April 19, 1996.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Baker of Paris, TN, and Norma Jean Baker (Donnie) Crafton of Saulsbury, TN; two sons, James Alton Baker of Caseville, MI, and Donny Baker and special friend Mellisa Haynes of Paris, TN; twelve grandchildren, Amanda Baker, April Lewis, Tara (Ty) McGuire-Tharpe, Nick Trull, Daniel (Brandie) Baker, Robin Baker, Christy (Steve) Pledge, Lyndsey Watson McClain, J.R. Baker, Jace Baker, Jake (Carolyn) Baker, and Jayla Baker; and 16 great grandchildren.

Along with his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Billy Alton Baker; one daughter in law, Noreen Baker; one grandchild in infancy; and one great grandchild, Christian Goodman.  

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Wednesday, October 10, 2018, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  There will be a committal service on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 2:00 pm at the Rose Lawn Mausoleum Chapel with entombment to follow in the Rose Lawn Mausoleum.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Johnny Arnold

John Charles “Johnny” Arnold, age 68 of McKenzie, TN, died Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.

He retired as a General Foreman from Tecumseh Products Company in Paris.  He was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church in McKenzie and was an avid University of Tennessee Volunteers fan. 

Johnny was born August 16, 1950, in Huntingdon, TN, to the late Elvin Howard Arnold and the late Edna Frances Scott Arnold.

He is survived by two daughters, Marty Arnold of Phoenix, AZ; Deena (Chris) Wright of Richmond, VA; one sister, Mary Jane (David) St. Clair of McKenzie, TN; one brother, Jim (Linda) Arnold of McKenzie, TN; five grandchildren, Heather (Cody) Chilcutt, Harrison Radford, Jacee Arnold, Jamarius Branch, and Deja Branch; and one great grandchild, Waylon Radford.

Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Joyce Ellis.  

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday, October 5, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Saturday, October 6, 2018, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with James Smith officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Stacey Kee, Clay Morgan, Dennis Eason, Bill Wetherington, Terry Moore, and Mike Hastings.  Named as honorary pallbearers are Johnathan Moore, Christopher Eason, and Garvin Kee.

Burial will be in Liberty Methodist Church Cemetery in McKenzie, TN.

Wanda Trejo

Wanda Mavis Tyson Trejo age 66, of Paris, died Monday, October 1, 2018, at her home.

She was a former LPN who enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. Wanda was a Christian.

Born November 13, 1951, in Charleston, Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Starnes Wesley Tyson and the late Izetta Earline Goodwin Tyson.

She is survived by three daughters: Joyce (Mike) Grace of Paris, Sandy (Larry) Smith of New Concord, KY, and Vanessa Eaton of Iowa, LA; two brothers: Joe Tyson of Charleston, MS, and Bennie (Patricia) Tyson of New Concord, KY; her grandchildren: Lee (Sara) Grace, Krystel (Jason) Bucher, Brandon Grace, Hayden Arnold, Maci Arnold, Riley Arnold, Wesley Moody, Emma Smith and James Thompson; and her great grandchildren: Cheyenne Grace, Wyatt Thompson, Blakely Grace, Ashlynn Moody, Owen Thompson,  Lydia Bucher and Allie Bucher.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister: Helen Graves, a brother: Johnny Tyson and two grandchildren: Channing Leigh Grace and Wanda Faith Smith.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN 38242. Her body is to be cremated with a memorial gathering to be held Saturday, October 6, 2018, at 1 PM at her home.

Treva Berkley

Treva Joy Berkley, age 80 of Paris, TN, died Monday, October 1, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

 

She was a homemaker for many years and a member of West Paris Baptist Church in Paris.

 

Treva was born August 4, 1938, in Puryear, TN, to the late Elmus Laus “Buck” Norman and the late Maudlean Hendrix Norman.

 

She was married March 8, 1948, to Maurice Leon Berkley, who preceded her in death on August 18, 2008.

 

She is survived by three sisters, Margaret Faye Hudson of Louisville, KY, Willodean Overby of Puryear, TN, and Kathy Jo Myers of Springville, TN; two brothers, William “Bill” (Betty) Norman of Paris, TN, and George (Kathy) Norman of Huntingdon, TN; and special friends, Terry (Diana) Crouch of Paris, TN, Brian Crouch of Paris, TN, and Justin Crouch of Nashville, TN.

 

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, William Franklin Berkley.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, October 2, 2018, from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Foundry Hill Baptist Cemetery in Puryear, TN, with Cliff Evans and Joe Cate officiating.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Terry Crouch, Brian Crouch, Justin Crouch, Rachel Myers, Keith Norman, and James Hart.

 

Burial will follow the graveside service in Foundry Hill Baptist Cemetery in Puryear, TN.

Douglas Griffin

Mr. Douglas F. Griffin, age 93, of Buchanan, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the NHC Healthcare of Dickson, Tennessee. His funeral service will be held 4:00 P.M. Friday, September 28, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Dukes and Bro. Jerry Lee to officiate. Burial will follow in Point Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled on Friday after 3:00 P.M. until time of service at 4:00 P.M.


Douglas Freeman Griffin was born April 23, 1925 in Louisiana to the late Bryon Griffin and the late Mamie Sue McKinney Griffin. He married Gladys Inez Griffin on May 5, 1950 and she preceded him in death on June 5, 2018. Douglas is survived by a sister: Ruth Finley of Melborne, Arkansas, his granddaughter: Jessica (Mike) Roney of Dickson, TN and great grandchildren: Emily, Olivia, and Alex Roney. Besides his parents and wife, Mr. Griffin is also preceded in death by his daughter: Patsy Louise Akers, his son: Larry Douglas Griffin, three sisters and two brothers.


Mr. Griffin was a WWII U.S. Army combat veteran. He was a longtime member of Point Pleasant Baptist Church. Douglas worked as a Federal U.S. Meat Inspector in Union City for over 30 years.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to: Disabled American Veterans, Attention: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

Lisa Evans

Lisa Banks Evans, age 45 of Puryear, TN passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018 at her residence. Her funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, September 28, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Darren French of Open Doors Community Church officiating. Burial will follow at Foundry Hill Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday, September 27, 2018 and after 12:00 P.M. Friday all at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Lisa Banks Evans was born October 10, 1972 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Harry B. Banks and the late Peggy Webb Kniker. On February 14, 1995 she married George Michael Evans and he preceded her in death on August 12, 2018.

Ms. Evans is survived by a daughter, Destiny (Marquis) Hilliard of Nashville, TN; a son, Tristan Evans of Nashville, TN; four grandchildren: DaVasha, Audrie, Xavior, and Isaiah Hilliard; a sister, Patricia (Joe) McClure of Paris, TN; three brothers: Donnie (Susan) Banks and Lynn (Janet) Banks of Paris and Johnny Banks of Murray, KY; and her in-laws, Dwain and Fay Evans of Paris, TN.

Besides her parents and husband, Ms. Evans was also preceded in death by a daughter, Heaven Leigh Salyer; and a sister, Judy Banks.

Ms. Evans was a member of Cornerstone Church in Madison, TN.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to McEvoy Funeral Home to defray funeral costs.

 

 

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