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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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