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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

Jim Nance

James Lowell "Jim" Nance, Jr., age 65, of Puryear, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn.

Born July 28, 1950, in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son the late James Lowell Nance, Sr. and the late Betty Blair Nance.

Jim was a U.S. Army Veteran who received a Purple Heart and was a member of the Combat Vets Association Motorcycle Club.   He was the former owner and operator of "Izonu" (Eyes on You) Barber Shop and also Ringmaster Tattoo both in Paris.

He is survived by his three sons,  Stephen (Heather) Nance of Dresden, Tenn., Dustin Bynum of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Jimmy Russell of Nashville, Tenn.;  Two Daughters,  Hope (Troy) Saylors of Nashville, Tenn. and J.J. Nance of Tennessee;  Four Brothers, Michael (Marci) Nance of Nashville, Tenn., Jerry (Tami) Nance of Paris, Tenn., David Nance of Paris, Tenn. and Bill Nance of Puryear, Tenn;  three grandchildren,  Spencer Saylors, Peyton Nix and Preslie Nix; and one Uncle, Ed Blair of South Bend, Indiana.  

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother John Nance.

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

His body will be cremated, no service is planned.

Clyde Collins

Clyde Wesley Collins is reunited with his wife, Frances Lynn Collins, after almost 14 years of separation. Together again at last!

 Clyde Wesley Collins, 79,(formerly of Lombard, Illinois) passed away in his sleep on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 in Paris Tennessee.

He was born on June 5th, 1936 to M.C and Sallie (Chesser) Collins of Tiptonville, Tennessee. He married Frances Lynn Marchbanks on January 14th, 1957.

 He is Survived by his 3 daughters:

*Martha (Collins) Hitzeman (John) of Albuquerque NM.

*Karen (Collins) Schneider (Robert) of Lombard, IL.

*Tracy (Collins) Adams (Robert) of Omaha, NE.

 6 Grandchildren:

*Heather (Hitzeman) Lindell

*Holly (Hitzeman) Hoppe (Vincent)

*Robert Schneider (Caisey)

*Michael Schneider (D Ona)

*Audrey Adams

*Annalise Adams

 7 Great-Grandchildren:

*Trevor and Kiera Lindell

*Israel, Grace, Aidalie, and Gloria Hoppe

*Brynn Schneider

 Sister:

*Martha Laverne Hearod Nick of Paris Tennessee

3 Nephews: Danny Hearod, Jeffrey Collins, and Charles Collins

3 Nieces: Angela (Hearod) Brown, Candace (Hearod) Jones, and Vicky (Collins) Ross

Proceeded in Death by:

*Spouse – Frances Lynn (Marchbanks) Collins – 09/22/2002

*Parents – M.C and Sallie (Chesser) Collins

*Brother – Clarence Collins

*Brother In Law – Gene Nick

At the request of Clyde Collins, no services will be held in Paris, Tennessee.

Sylvia Athalie Frensley

Sylvia Athalie Herrin Frensley, slipped gently into the arms of Jesus Thursday, April 28, 2016. She was born December 23, 1926 to Joe "Jack" Herrin and Ruby Elmore Herrin of Camden, TN who preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her brother Joe Herrin, and two sisters, Ethelene Bennett and Doris Brewer. Another brother and sister died in early childhood.

She was married to Thomas Frensley on September 10, 1949 in Corinth, Mississippi. He preceded her in death on March 11, 2004. She is survived by her children: Joe Frensley, Jeanne (Dale) O'Daniel, and Lisa Salmon. Her grandchildren: Phillip (Tara) O'Daniel, Kurt and John Thomas Salmon, and two great grandchildren, Ashton and Averie O'Daniel. She was loved by many members of her church. Camden United Pentecostal, who called her Moma. She is also survived by one sister in love, Elaine Herrin, and one brother in love, Dorris Allison, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Sylvia worked at Salant and Salant and Genesco, but after moving to Poplar Bluff, Missouri in 1966 became a full time homemaker. She was fortunate to keep her grandchildren and great grandchildren until they reached school age. She enjoyed cross stitching, reading (She read the complete KJV Bible) and southern gospel singing and attended many gospel music concerts, and attending church and church activities with the Keenagers.

She was a member of the Camden First United Pentecostal church where she has faithfully attended the past three years. Before then she was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist church where she was a sunday school teacher, former treasurer and member of several committees.

Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, from 4 until 7, at McEvoy Funeral Home, and the homegoing service on Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 at McEvoy. She will be buried in the Pleasant Hill UMC church cemetery in Henry County.

Kathlene Chandler Ferrell

Kathlene Chandler Ferrell, age 95, of Apopka, FL ,formerly of Henry County, TN, died April 27, 2016 at the Sunbelt Nursing Home in Apopka, FL.

Kathlene was a member of the Apopka Church of Christ.  During her career she worked as a teacher and librarian.

She was a loving wife of O.C. Ferrell, Sr. who departed in March of 2000 and she is survived by her son and his wife, O.C. and Linda Ferrell of Nashville, TN; a grandson, James C. Ferrell and a great grandson, George C. Ferrell of Houston, TX.   Kathlene is also survived by her Sister-in-Law, Mary Ann Chandler of Portland, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Avie and Riley Chandler; her brothers , Sedrick and his wife Bea Chandler, Bill Chandler, Robert Chandler; and sister, Joy and her husband John Anderson.

Kathlene had a very robust and fulfilling life, spending nearly the last 38 years retired, enjoying families and friends, and making lifelong friendships along the way.  She and O.C. traveled around the U.S. and internationally and never met a stranger.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN.   Visitation will be Saturday April 30, 2016 from 10 - 11 am at Ridgeway Funeral Home with the Funeral Service at 11:00 am Saturday April 30, 2016 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home. 

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

Luellen French

Luellen “Boots” French, age 85, of Mansfield, Tenn., died Sunday, April 24, 2016, at her residence in Mansfield, Tenn. 

She attended Spring Creek Baptist Church and was a homemaker.  She enjoyed visiting thrift stores and was known as "Granny" everyone.

Luellen was born October 13, 1930 in Grantsville, WV to the late Lester Richards and the late Willa Ruth Wilson Richards.

She was married on August 9, 1952 to John William French and he preceded in death February 25, 1995.  She is survived by her five Daughters,  Deanna  Running of Mansfield, Tenn,  Ada Buie of Mansfield, Tenn,  Debbie O'Grady & friend Jerry Butcher of Garrettsville, Ohio,  Beverly Canady of Springville, Tenn, and Roxanne (Gary) Fisher of Springville, Tenn;  one Step-Son,  Gary (Shirley) French of Paris, Tenn;  one Sister-in-law, Robbie Jean “Tutti” French of Paris, TN;  10 Grandchildren;  11 Great Grandchildren; and Several Nieces and Nephews.        

Besides her Husband and Parents, she was also preceded in death by a Daughter, Wilma Sue French; One Sister; and Three Brothers. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 12 – 2 pm Thursday, April 28, 2016.   The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 pm Thursday, April 28, 2016.  Ronnie McClure will officiate and family members will serve as Pallbearers.

Interment will be at Henry Co. Tabernacle Cemetery in Springville, Tenn.

Rita Butler

Rita Jean Butler, age 76, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

She was a member of First Baptist Church.  Rita was a former Executive Secretary for Campbell-Rhea Manufacturing and Mohon International where she worked for over 45 years.   She had a love for all animals and enjoyed flowers, gardening, and reading mysteries.   She was also a former Quota Club Member.

Rita was born May 9, 1939 in Buena Vista, TN to the late R.K. Butler and the late Jeweldean Haskins Butler.

She is survived by her three Sisters, Carol B. Campbell of Paris, Tenn,  Marilyn (Joe) Jackson of Paris, Tenn, and Pat Stutzman of Paris, Tenn;  one Niece, Kelley (Greg) Lassiter of Paris, TN; two Nephews,  Dana Mobley of Williston, ND and Kyle Dodd of Columbia, TN; one Great Niece, Hayley Dodd; and three Great Nephews, Clinton Mobley, Nathan Stephens, and Noah Lassiter.           

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, Tenn.   No visitation is planned.   There will be a Graveside Service at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Buena Vista, TN at 4:00 pm Friday, April 29, 2016.   Paul Veazey will officiate and Nephews will serve as Pallbearers. 

Interment will be at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Buena Vista, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to:  Oak Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Anita Bond, 150 Lexington,  Bruceton, TN 38317      or      Henry County Sheriff Dept. Animal Shelter,  P.O. Box 639,  Paris, TN  38242. 

Bob Caterer

Robert Earl “Bob” Caterer, age 77, of Cottage Grove, Tenn., died Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

Born August 8, 1938 in Norforth, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Earl Caterer and the late Grace Murphy Caterer.

Bob was a former Sergeant at the Henry County’s Sheriff’s Office where he worked from 1979 until he retired in 1999.   He attended Maplewood Baptist Church and was a US Army veteran.

He is survived by his daughter, Jan (Marty) Nix of Clermont, Ga;  Sister, Carol Caterer of Dunedin, Fla;  and his Grandchildren,  Matthew Nix and Jessica Nix both of Clermont, GA.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 1 – 2 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2016.   The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2016, with Corey Cain officiating. 

Interment will be at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Nashville, TN at a later date.

Past and present members of the Henry County Sheriff’s Dept. will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.


Virginia Ann Gallimore

Virginia Ann Gallimore, age 98, of Puryear, Tenn., died Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at her residence in Puryear, Tenn. 

Virginia worked many years at Puryear High School as a cook in the cafeteria.  She was a member of Foundry Hill Community of Christ Church and she was a former member of the Homemakers Club, an excellent seamstress, cook, and she loved music and playing games.

She was born April 15, 1918, in the Hico community of Henry County to the late James Otie Wade and the late Novie Melissa Nance Wade.

Virginia was married on October 9, 1936, to Daron Weldon Gallimore, who preceded her in death on June 9, 1979.   

She is survived by her two daughters, Carol (Orvil) Orr, and Kay (Hal) Underwood, both of Puryear, Tenn;  two sons, Weldon (Gayneita) Gallimore of Puryear, Tenn., and Byron (Missi) Gallimore of Thompson Station, Tenn; two sisters, Margie (Wilton) Thompson of Perry, Fla, and Bobbie Glisson of Chicago, Ill; 13 Grandchildren; 19 Great Grandchildren; 8 Great-great Grandchildren; and special caregivers, Diana Dunlap, Lanita Lassiter, Karol Boyd, and Robert “Bubba” Dunlap.

Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Cox and Faye Gibson; one brother, Clovis “Jack” Wade; and a granddaughter, Lisa Gallimore.           

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn, where the visitation will be from 4 - 7 pm Friday, April 22, 2016 and from 12 - 2 pm Saturday, April 23, 2016.  The funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 pm Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Dale Gallimore and  Tellus "Mackie" Gallimore will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Andy Gallimore, Brad Gallimore, Eric Gallimore, Rex Gore, Bubba Dunlap, and Freddie Wade.    Named as Honorary Pallbearers are Danny Gallimore, Gary Gamlin, Mark Rudy, and the caregivers.  

Interment will be at Foundry Hill Community of Christ Cemetery in Puryear, Tenn.

Robert "Bob" Kirkland

Robert Lynn “Bob” Kirkland, age 70, of Paris, Tenn., died Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, Tenn. 

He was a former car salesman in IL for many years and also a former contractor for several years.   He last worked as a self-employed truck driver.

Bob was born July 19, 1945 in Milan, TN to the late Mary Evelyn Kirkland.

He is survived by his one Daughter, Wendi Michele Kirkland of Mountain Home, Ark;  one Son, Robert "Robbie" (Kaylee) Kirkland of New Port Richey, Fla;  one Sister, Debbie and Husband John Sullivan Sr. of Macon, Tenn;  two Grandchildren, Gisele Louise Yousif of Mountain Home, AR, and Brian Luke Kirkland of New Port Richey, FL;  two Aunts, Doris Runions and Martha Wade of Paris, TN; and two Uncles, Wayne Kirkland of CA and Don Kirkland of IN.          

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

He is to be Cremated with a Private Service at a later date.

Mary Ann Waldkoetter

Mary Ann Waldkoetter, age 83 of Puryear, TN passed away Wednesday April 20, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral service 1:00PM Monday April 25, 2016 at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial in the family cemetery.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation 11:00AM until time of service Monday.

Survived by a daughter-in-law: Gina Thompson Waldkoetter, Puryear, TN; grandchildren: Amanda (Jesse) Leach, Scotty Waldkoetter, Jr., William Waldkoetter, Mary Kylee Waldkoetter; great-grandchildren: Landon Calhoun, Jayden Leach, Bailey Wahl; sister: Shirley Vice, Seymore, IN and a brother: Paul Vice, Seymore, IN.

Preceded by her husband: Nelson Eddy Waldkoetter, February 9, 2007; son: Nelson Scott Waldkoetter, June 11, 2014; parents: A. Vice, Sr. and Lillian Vice.

Mary Ann was a longtime and faithful member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall of Paris.  She was an avid animal lover and very devoted to her church and family.

Kenny Hollingsworth

Kenny Hollingsworth, age 48, of Tampa, FL,  formerly of Paris, TN,  died Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Fla.

He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Paris.   He worked as a self-employed contractor in Tampa, FL and he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Kenny was born August 22, 1967 in Paris, TN to the late Glenn Hollingsworth and Jean Robbins Hollingsworth of Paris, TN.

Besides his mother, he is also survived by his five Sisters,  Kenitha DeSaulnier of Paris, Tenn,  Twin Sister, Teresa (Tommy) Willis of Paris, TN,  Tabby (Kenny) Barber of Springville, Tenn,  Cheyenne (Nigel) Rudolph of Gainesville, Fla,  and Summer (Bradley) Justice of Fullerton, California;  one Brother, Keith Chapman of Paris, Tenn;  and Several Nieces and Nephews.       

Besides his father, he was also preceded in death by Brothers, Ronnie Debartolo, and Mark Stewart.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Thursday, April 21, 2016 and from 9 – 11 am Friday, April 22, 2016.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 am Friday, April 22, 2016 with Jack Thacker officiating.  

Pallbearers will be Tommy Hollingsworth, Vic Garcia, Tommy Willis, Monroe Robbins, Louis Robbins, and Bill Lutz.   Named as Honorary Pallbearers are Joe Kennon, Kenny Barber, and Alton Hollingsworth.

Interment will be at the Community Cemetery in Springville, Tenn.

Paul Rushing

Paul Daniel Rushing, age 85, of Puryear, Tenn., died Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Palmyra Healthcare Center in Palmyra, Tenn.

       

He was a member Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Buchanan, TN and was a US Army veteran who served in the Korean War.   He retired from General Motors where he was forklift driver.  Before his health declined he enjoyed hunting and fishing.   His wife knew him as a Prayer Warrior who’s best friend was Jesus Christ.

 

Born in Halls Valley, TN on August 9, 1930, he was the son of the late Robert Rushing and the late Edna Phifer Rushing.

 

He married October 19, 1996 to Joyce Cope Rushing, who survives.  Besides his wife, survivors include: two daughters, Pauline (Don) Salazar of Pontiac, Mich, and Susan Clary of Paris, Tenn;  three sons, John (Angie) Rushing of Pontiac, Mich,  Leo Paul Rushing & friend Tammy Kirk of Paris, Tenn, and Leon (Mari) Rushing of Paris, Tenn; 7 Grandchildren; 1 Great Grandchild;  and special cousins, Ethel Rose Paschall, Granville Cooley, and Alberta Dennis; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Additional survivors are his best friends, Ricardo Rushing and Pinkie Rushing.

 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by first wife, Linda Sue Frizzle Rushing;  a son, Daniel Wayne Rushing and a sister, Wanda Sutterfield.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 9 – 11 am Wednesday, April 20, 2016.   The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 am Wednesday, April 20, 2016, with Carl Butler and Jimmy Allison officiating.  Pallbearers for the service will be Randy Gean, Ray Flowers, Joe Trippiedi, Leon Rushing, John Rushing and Leo Rushing.  Daniel James Rushing will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

 

Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the following: Mt. Sinai Children’s Ministry, c/o Randy Gean, 120 Dale Cemetery Rd., Buchanan, TN  38222   or     Paris Landing Amvets, 14365 Hwy. 79 North, Buchanan, TN  38222.

 

The Family would like to thank the following people who have helped take care of Mr. Paul:   Ray and Nancy Flowers, Joe Trippiedi, Vicky Lynn Rushing, the Tommy Rushing Family and Geri Boyd of Peace of Mind Healthcare Advocate Services.

Alvin Carroll

Alvin Lawrence “Al” Carroll, age 85, of Springville, Tenn., died Friday, April 15, 2016, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

Alvin was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy serving from 1948-1956.  He worked as a furniture refinisher for many years for Colony House in Arlington, VA and then was a self-employed refinisher.   Alvin was a member of Springville Church of Christ.  He was an Honorary Firefighter and Board Member of the Springville Volunteer Fire Dept for 21 years.  Alvin enjoyed his flowers, his dogs, his horse and spending time at home and outdoors with his family.

He was born June 7, 1930 in Washington D.C. to the late Alvin Lawrence Carroll and the late Edna Cutchall Carroll.

Alvin was married on October 20, 1962 to Leah Guest Carroll and she survives.  He is also survived by his two Daughters,  Holly Charland of Springville, Tenn, and Laini (John) Kelley of College Park, Md;  Granddaughter,  Maeghan Charland of North Beach, MD;  Grandson,  Samuel Kelley of College Park, MD; and Several Cousins.

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a Sister, JoAnne Carroll DeFrawi.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.  He is to be cremated.

A Memorial Service will be held outside at the family Residence at 1575 Poplar Grove Rd., Springville, TN  38256 at  6:00 pm Tuesday, April 19, 2016.   Charles T. Cate and Joe Cate will conduct the service.  A Firefighters Last Call and Military Honors will also be conducted.  

Memorials may be made to:  Springville Volunteer Fire Dept, PO Box 87, Springville, TN 38256   or    The Charity of Your Choice. 

Joe F. Conger

Mr. Joe Conger age 91, of Paris, TN, passed away Sunday April 17, 2016 at Murray Calloway County Hospital. Visitation will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Monday April, 18. A private family graveside service will also be held on Monday.

Mr. Conger was born September 27, 1924 and is survived by wife Betty Conger, of Paris, TN. He is also survived by one son, Danny (P.J.) Conger, of Paris, TN.

Carolyn Hicks

Carolyn S. Hicks, age 84 of Paris, TN passed away Wednesday April 13, 2016 at Paris Healthcare and Rehab.

Funeral service 1:00PM Saturday April 16, 2016 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Carlton Gerrell of TVCC officiating, burial will follow at McRaes Chapel Cemetery in Benton County, TN.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

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

She was born October 4, 1931 in Cleveland, OH to the late Jess S. and Luville "Lou" Andrews Nobles.  On June 28, 1951 she married James Edwin Hicks, he preceded June 11, 1998.

Survived by sons: David W. (Nancy) Hicks, Nashville, TN, Gregory A. Hicks, Nashville, TN, Leslie N. (Maria Labrada) Hicks, Arlington, TX; sister: Joyce (Jim) Cook, Paris, TN; grandchildren: Jessica (John) Jones, Lexington, TN, Jamie (Brittney) Hicks, Lexington, TN, Derek Hicks, Lancaster, TX, Mariana McWilliam, Arlington, TX; great-grandchildren: Abigail Jones and Rileigh Jones.

Preceded by a niece: Suzanne Wynne.

Mrs. Hicks was a member of TVCC.

Angela Presson

Angela Laws Presson, age 52 of Paris, TN passed away Wednesday April 13, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral service 1:00PM Friday April 15, 2016 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Kenny Louden officiating, burial will follow at Birds Creek Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Thursday and after 11:00AM Friday.

She was born October 23, 1963 in Mississippi to David Laws, Sr., Mississippi and Sue Evans Carlton, Paris, TN.  On April 21, 1984 she married Ronnie Presson, he survives, Paris, TN.

Survived by a daughter: Denise Presson, Paris, TN; son: Alan Presson, Paris, TN; sister: Kim (Eugene) Gafford, Paris, TN; brothers: David (Lisa) Laws, Jr., Paris, TN, Mike Carlton, Paris, TN, Ron Carlton, Paris, TN and numerous nieces and nephews.

Angela had worked in the Paris Special School District since 1995.  She enjoyed and was dedicated to taking care of the students at school.

Betty Ruth Harper Bradley

Betty Ruth Harper Bradley, age 68, of Paris, Tenn., died Friday, April 8, 2016, at her daughters home in Paris, Tenn.  Born June 5, 1947, in McKenzie, TN, she was the daughter of L.C. Harper of Henry, TN and the late Dorothy Lee Harper.

She married Roger Dale Bradley July 16, 1965 who preceded in death Sept. 26, 2006. She retired from Western Chain Co. in Chicago, where she worked in assembly. She was a member of the Westwood Pentecostal Church of God who enjoyed reading, shopping and Christmas Time.

Besides her father she is also survived by her Daughters: Regina (David) Andrews of Paris, Tenn., and Rebecca Lyn (James) Yeager of Camden, Tenn. One son, Jeff (Heather) Bradley of Paris, Tenn. Four Sisters:

Joanne (Ronnie) Tyler of Paris, Tenn. Carolyn (Paul) Tanner of Paris, Tenn. Sandra Ramey of Henry, Tenn., Treva Stutzman of Henry, Tenn., Three Brothers: Ned Harper of Henry, Tenn. Jerry Harper of Henry, Tenn. and Terry Harper of Henry, Tenn.       

Betty Ruth leaves 11 grandchildren: Eric (Crystal) Walker, Amy (Jason) Belyew, Kayla (Alex) Lewis, Heather (Joey) Glover, Jesse (Taunja) Merritt, Jake Merritt, Nikki Smith, Rachel Bradley, Mary Bradley, Cassidy Bradley, Brittney Bradley and . She also has 10 great grandchildren.

Along with her husband and mother, she was preceded in death by a son: Benjamin Edward “Bobo” Bradley, two brothers: Billy Wayne Harper & Phillip Neal Harper and a grandchild: Bridgette Bradley.

Pallbearers for the service are Brian Stutzman, Jake Merritt, Joey Glover, Carl Tanner, Billy Deel and Alex Lewis. Ben Bradley will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Monday, April 11, 2016 and after 9:00 AM on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.  The Funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 12, 2016, with Pastor Joyce McNeal & Bro. Tommie Dicus officiating. 

Interment will follow the service at Bevil Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

David Randall Bowden

David Randall Bowden, age 57, of Paris, Tenn, Died Friday, April  8, 2016, at his residence. 

Born September 9, 1958 in Paris, Tenn, He was the son of the late Robert "Tip" Bowden and  Rachel Drucilla Prince Bowden who lives in Paris, Tenn. He married February 25, 2007 to Kathy Lynn Morgan Bowden who survives.

David was a retired machinist from Haldex. Besides loving his family, he enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, all kinds of art and painting. He was member of Caledonia Missionary Baptist Church.

Besides his wife and mother, David is survived by three daughters: Laura (Blake) Fawcett of McKenzie, TN, Kayla Bowden and Ashley Bowden both of Henry, TN; a sister Patty Powley of Paris, TN, two brothers: Jerry Bowden of Henry, TN and Donald Bowden of Paris, TN. He also has three grandchildren: Nolan, Cal and Lola Fawcett.

The funeral service will be held Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 2 PM in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Ronnie Stewart officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday from 12 noon until the service.

Pallbearers for the service are Bobby Bowden, Tip Bowden, Dylan Powley, Damon Nash, Crispin Powley and Tyler Kuykendall. Steve Bowden will serve as an honorary pallbearer

Eva Gray Boyd Pierce

Eva Gray Pierce, age 92, of Streetsboro, Ohio, died Thursday, April  7, 2016, at Bedford Hospital in Bedford, Ohio. 

Born January 16, 1924, in Paris, TN, she was the daughter of the late Willie Boyd and the late Etna Jones Boyd.

She married March 11, 1951 to William Franklin Pierce who died April 21, 1988.

A Baptist in faith, who formerly worked for Chicago Lock Company in Chicago, IL. Ms. Eva enjoyed gardening and growing things.

She is survived by two daughters:Eva Gale (Robert) Greene of Twinsburg, Ohio, and Glenda Cobourn of Streetsboro, Ohio; Four sons, Steve (Linda) Pierce of Ravemna, Ohio,Dale Pierce of Virginia,Gary (Diane) Pierce of Chicago, Ill., and Duran (Betty) Pierce of Chicago, Ill.;A sister: Betty Carter of Paris, Tenn., a  brother: Jimmy Boyd of Buchanan, Tenn. and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, Eva was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., where the family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 12, 2016.The funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 12, 2016  with Chad Kennedy officiating. 

Interment will be at Bevil Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Georgia Hill

Georgia Ann Hill, age 78 of Paris, TN, passed away Thursday Arpil 7, 2016 at her residence.
 
Funeral service 2:00PM Saturday April 9, 2016, at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Dennis Vance of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating, burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
 
Named as pallbearers are Randy Griffin, Andy Griffin, Cisco Cervantes, Steve Jones, Lee Jones and Chase Hill.

Visitation 4:00 - 7:00PM Friday and after 1:00PM Saturday.

She was born in Elkhorn, TN to the late Weldon Rosco and Leila Griffin Cobb.  On may 19, 1956 she married Roy A. Hill, he survives Paris, TN.

Survived by daughters: Sandra Marie (Wayne) Odom, Paris, TN, Teresa Ann (Jim Bob) Weatherly, Paris, TN; sister: Marilou (Harry) Vollen, Paris, TN; grandchildren: Adam (Cassie Jo) Weatherly, Alicia (Travis) Jones, Cassie Marie Weatherly and Matt (Molly) Matheny, all of Paris, TN; great-grandchildren: Madison Matheny, Clay Weatherly, Olivia Kate Jones, Sawyer Matheny and Drew Weatherly .

Preceded by a great-granddaughter: Carly-Jo Maree Weatherly.

Mrs. Hill was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to: Trinity United Methodist Church, Building Fund,  409 North Wilson Street, Paris, TN  38242.

 

Daniel Vincent

Daniel Matthewson Vincent, Sr., age 71 of Paris, died Tuesday April 5th at the Hillcrest Healthcare Center in Ashland City, TN.

Visitation will be 5-7pm Friday April 8th at McEvoy Funeral home and Saturday April 9th after 10:30am at First United Methodist Church.

Dan will be remembered by family and friends for his love of UT football, his devotion to duck hunting and the outdoors, and most of all for his tender-heartedness and care for those whom he loved both far and near. Dan and his wife Elaine were dedicated members of the community in Paris, and he spent many hours learning its local history. Dan’s absence leaves a place in our hearts, but we are comforted knowing that he is finally at peace after a long illness and much suffering.

Bud Nanney

William Douglas “Bud” Nanney, age 90, of Henry, Tenn., died Monday, April  4, 2016, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn.

He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church for over 70 years.  He had been chairman of the Deacons since 1966 and was the former Choir Director and was named Music Director Emeritus.   Bud retired after many years at Holley Carburetor Plant.   He was also a long-time farmer and he enjoyed woodworking.   He was a WWII Navy Veteran, and a member of the McKenzie Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star.

Bud was born August 31, 1925 in Henry, TN to the late William Robert Nanney and the late Lela Yarbrough Nanney.

Bud was married on December 18, 1948 to Orville Sanders Nanney of Henry, TN and she survives.  They were married for 67 years.  He is also survived by his one Daughter, Carol (Larry) Parrish of Henry, Tenn;  one Son,  Ronnie Nanney and Special Friend Ellen Hartsfield of Camden, Tenn;  one Sister, Ruby Cozart of McKenzie, Tenn;  one Half Sister, Katie Nanney Clark of Gleason, TN;  six Grandchildren, Tim (Carol) Nanney, Hayley Nanney Ramos, Renae Parrish, Kristen Carper and Special Friend Jerry Stallions II,  Amanda Bailey, and Ryan "Cartman" Parrish; and 11 Great Grandchildren.

Besides his Parents, he was also preceded in death by a Sister, Mary Lee Blaylock; Step Sister, Laurine Dunn;  Brother, James Nanney;  Half Brother, Charles C. Nanney;  and Grandchild, Darrin Parrish.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Wednesday, April  6, 2016 with a Masonic Service at 7 pm.   Visitation will continue Thursday, April  7, 2016 from 10 am -  4 pm at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Henry, TN.   The Funeral Service will be at 4:00 pm Thursday, April  7, 2016 at Bethlehem Baptist Church.      

Kevin Gallimore, Wayne Perkins and John Sutton will officiate.    Pallbearers will be Ryan "Cartman" Parrish,  Tim Nanney, Zach Carper,  Jerry Stallions II, Tyler Webb,  Josh Parrish, Braden Nanney, and Paul Neal.  Named as Honorary Pallbearers are Jerry Stallions III, Coltin Bailey, Nathan Nanney, Deacons of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Granddaughters, and Great Granddaughters. 

Interment with Military Honors will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Henry, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to: Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund, 4125 Macedonia Rd., Henry, TN  38231.

Ricky Robbins

Richard Dale “Ricky” Robbins, age 57, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, March 24, 2016, at his residence in Paris, Tenn. 

He was a member of Paris Seventh Day Adventist Church and formerly worked for Fletcher Construction before becoming disabled.

Ricky was born January 23, 1959 in Paris, TN to the late Lelon Eugene Robbins and the late Kathleen Zena Bray Robbins.

He is survived by his four Sisters,  Elaine Wiggins of Paris, Tenn, Donna Kay Crowder of Cottage Grove, Tenn,  Debra Carson of Buchanan, Tenn, and Julie Parker Colquette of Nashville, Tenn;  and one Brother,  David Robbins of Paris, Tenn.       

Besides his Parents, he was also preceded in death by a Brother, Dennis Eugene Robbins.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.  He is to be Cremated. 

There will be a Memorial Service at the Paris Seventh Day Adventist Church at 3:00 pm Sunday April 10, 2016. 

Flowers may be delivered to the Paris Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2335 Highway 641 North, Paris, TN  38242 on Saturday April 9th from  9am - 12:30pm and on Sunday April 10th between 9am - 2:45 pm.

Marcia Keane-Scully

Marcia Duncan Keane-Scully, age 93, of Hazel, Ky., died Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Ky. 

 

Marcia was born February 27, 1923 in Puryear, TN to the late Edna May Atkins Duncan and the late Edmond Ditzler Duncan.

 

Upon graduating Puryear High School, she married Thomas Gamlin and moved to Chicago, Illinois.   She had one son, Scott Gamlin, who preceded in death.  She is survived by 2 grandchildren, Tracy and Kate Gamlin.  She was later married to Roy Keane and then Mac Scully, who both preceded in death. 

            

Marcia spent most of her life in Chicago as an executive secretary then became the owner of a Dress Shop in Chicago, IL.   In the later years of her life, she moved back to the area where she grew up.  She resided in Hazel, Kentucky until a couple of months prior to her death. 

 

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Loretta Duncan Morris, and five brothers, Fred, Thomas, Cecil (Gene), Max and Jerry Duncan. 

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.  She is to be cremated with a Graveside Memorial Service to be held at Puryear City Cemetery at a later date. 

 

Lois Ziegler

Lois Yount Ziegler, age 89, of Paris, Tenn., died Friday, April  1, 2016, at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn. 

 

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Paris and was a former member of the American Legion.  She was a Published Poet in High School and also enjoyed painting.

 

She was born February 20, 1927 in Rochester, NY to the late John Henry Yount and the late Mildred Gaul Yount.

 

Lois was married on March 3, 1951 to Donald Bruce Ziegler Sr. of Paris, TN and he survives.  She is also survived by her one Son, Donald Bruce Ziegler, Jr. and Life Partner Derrick Balsam of East Rochester, N.Y.; and 15 Nieces and Nephews.

 

Besides her Parents, she was also preceded in death by a Sister, Betty Ann Gaffield.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St.,  Paris, Tenn.   She is to be cremated.

 

Memorial Visitation will be from 10 – 11 am Wednesday, April  6, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church in Paris with the Memorial Service at First Presbyterian Church at 11 am Wednesday, April  6, 2016.  Rev. Jenna Goggins will officiate

 

Gene "Tommy" Barrow

Gene Thomas "Tommy" Barrow, age 68 of Puryear died Friday April 1st at Jackson Madison County Hospital.

Visitation will be 4-8pm Monday April 4th and after 12pm Tuesday at East Wood Church of Christ. Funeral will be at the church at 3pm Tues. April 5th.

Tommy was a longtime member of East Wood Church of Christ. He was a 1965 graduate of Puryear High School and a 1969 graduate of UT Martin were he was a member of the AGR Fraternity. He taught Agriculture at JCM in Jackson for ten years and in the Henry County School System for over ten years.

Memorials may be made to: Henry County Relay for Life and to East Wood Church of Christ Youth Group.

Alton Webster

Alton Charles Webster, age 69, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, March 31, 2016, at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. 

 

He enjoyed gardening and fishing and attended TVCC.  Alton formerly worked at the Cuba Cheese plant in NY and lastly had worked as a Mechanic for PTL in Murray.

 

He was born March 29, 1947 in Gowanda, NY to the late LaVern Charles Webster and the late Flora May Miles Webster.

 

Alton married Paulette Bremiller Webster June 29, 1968 and she survives.  He is also survived by his three Daughters,  Linda (Shane) Kollazar of Wisconsin, Kathy (Dennis) Reese of Paris, Tenn, and Janet (Randall) Kelley of Paris, Tenn;  two Sons, Darwin (Gale Vickery) Webster of Paris, Tenn, and James Webster of Paris, Tenn;  11 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.  He is to be cremated. 

Memorial Visitation will be from 5 – 6 pm Tuesday, April  5, 2016 at Ridgeway Funeral Home.   The Memorial Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 6:00 pm Tuesday, April  5, 2016 with Steve Gallimore officiating.

Richard Diessner III

Richard Allen Diessner, III,  age 48, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. 

Richard was a care taker for his Fiance Debbi through several surgeries.   He also enjoyed caring for children, hiking and especially enjoyed his dog "Kid".

He was born January 14, 1968 in Tacoma, WA, the son of Richard Diessner Jr. of Tacoma, WA and the late Sherry Olsen. 

Besides his father, he is also survived by his Son, Daniel Michael Diessner of Washington;  Fiance, Debbi Thyen of Paris, TN and her children, Josephine Thyen of Paris, TN, Jessilyn Arneberg and Shailyn Arneberg of WA;  God Mother, Lucy Mikita of Tacoma, WA;  God Father,  Lawrence Diessner of Tacoma, WA;  Grandmother, A.J. Watson of Tacoma, WA; and Uncles, Dennis Diessner of Tacoma, WA, and Francis Watson of Spokane, WA.

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

He is to be cremated with a Memorial service to be held at a later date in Tacoma, WA.

Katherine Clary

Katherine Marie Clary, age 85, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, Tenn. 

Marie formerly attended New Bethel Baptist Church and she was a homemaker that enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening and fishing.

She was born March 13, 1931 in Paris, TN to late William Hudgins and the late Lillie Hudgins Hudgins.  She was married to James William Clary July 19, 1947 and he preceded in death December 7, 2001. 

She is survived by her two Daughters,  Glenda Faye (Ray) Lowe of Paris, Tenn, and Mary Katherine Clary of Paris, Tenn;  three Sons, James Ronald (Carol) Clary of Cottage Grove, Tenn, William K. Clary of Paris, Tenn, and Ricky Lynn Clary of Paris, Tenn;  one Sister, Imogine Jean (Bennie) Hart of Paris, Tenn;  Grandchildren,  Anita Lowe, Doris (Billy) Rittenhouse, Melissa Clary, Allen Keith (Laura) Clary, and Katie Clary;  Step Grandchildren, Kimberley Stepp, and Jennifer (Ricky) Burton;  9 Great Grandchildren; and 6 Step Great Grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by Sisters, Mary Elizabeth Hudgins, Paulean Hudgins, Marjorie Owens, and Willie Corrine Hart; brother, James Franklin Hudgins; Grandchild, John Surles; and Step Great Grandchild, Brandon Mullins.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 10 am -  2 pm Thursday, March 31, 2016.   The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 pm Thursday, March 31, 2016 with Brian Wimberley officiating.   Family and Friends will serve as Pallbearers.

Interment will be at Walker Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Elizabeth Walk

Elizabeth Ann Walk Smith, age 82 of Paris, TN passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at Henry County Medical Center in Paris. 

Her funeral service will be Saturday, April 2, 2016 at East Wood Church of Christ with Bro. Victor Eskew and her grandson Bro. Jonathan Smith officiating. Burial will follow at 3:30 PM at Covington Memorial Gardens in Covington, TN.
Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Friday, April 1, 2016 at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 9:00 AM Saturday at East Wood Church of Christ.  

Elizabeth was born July 22, 1933 to the late A.G. Walk and Beulah McDow Walk. She is survived by two sons; Jason "Jay" (Sandra) Smith of Paris, TN and Tim (Tammy) Smith of Manchester, TN. She is also survived by six grandchildren; Katherine Smith, Jonathan Smith, Heather Smith, Britney Smith, Tiffany Smith, and T.J. Smith.
Mrs. Smith was a longtime member of East Wood Church of Christ. She worked and retired as a teacher at Ripley High School and the Lauderdale County School System. Elizabeth loved her family and her church family. She was a positive inspiration to everyone who visited her or knew her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Memphis School of Preaching or East Wood Church of Christ  c/o: Jim Waldon Mission Fund.

Marguerite Crane

Marguerite Helen Crane, age 89, of Paris, Tenn., died Monday, March 28, 2016, at her residence in Paris, Tenn.  She married Jan. 13, 1946 to M.L. Crane, he survives. They were married 69 years. Member First Baptist Church in Paris, TN. Marguerite formerly worked as a secretary-bookkeeper for Lake Associates Realtors, Bass Realty & McDonald Aircraft in St. Louis, MO.  Formerly active in P.T.A., Volunteer at Henry Co. Medical Center, & Sunday School Teacher. Member of Eastern Star. Loved to cook & entertain. Member of Paris Landing Senior Citizens Center

She was the daughter of the late Herbert E. Graham and the late Cora Zell Krutz Graham.

She is survived by her husband M.L. Crane of Paris, TN, a daughter Mary Crane-Smith and husband Doyle of Paris, TN, a son Marcus Lee (Sandra) Crane of St. Louis, MO, a sister Catherine Moore of St. Louis, MO., 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Besides her parents she is preceded in death by a sister Blossom Tinker and 3 brothers Herbert Graham Jr., Max E. Graham, and Dwaine Graham.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, Tenn., where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Ridgeway Funeral Home and from 9:00 am until the service Wednesday, March 30, 2016   Funeral services will be at LeDon Chapel Ridgeway Funeral Home at 10:00 AM Wednesday, March 30, 2016 with Larry Simmons and Dr. Trent Bullock officiating.  There will be a graveside service at Elmwood Cemetery in Blytheville, Arkansas at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday March 30, 2016.

Family has asked that memorials be made to Henry County Hospice 311 East Wood St. Paris, Tennessee 38242

Betty Barton

Betty Jo Barton age 78 of Franklin, Tennessee was born on August 27, 1937, Betty died Sunday March 27, 2016 at Rose Care in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Betty was born  in Happy Valley, TN. in the beautiful Great Smokey Mountains of East Tennessee to the late Wiley Boring and Nell Kegley Boring.

As a child Betty enjoyed helping her father in the general store. Betty graduated from Maryville High School in Maryville, TN.  Later she attended Business College and went to work for the University of Tennessee. There she met and married Harrell Barton , they married in June 10, 1953 and Harrell preceded her in death on December 1, 2004. Betty attended First United Methodist Church in Paris, TN.  Betty retired from Watson’s Pharmacy in Paris as a Bookkeeper. Betty cherished her close friends and bridge family. Betty Loved animals especially cats and rescued many cats over her life time.

Betty is survived by two daughters Meg (John) McGee of Franklin, TN. and Elizabeth (Steve) Gass of Acworth, GA.  A son Brad Barton of Buchanan, TN. 6 grandchildren Bruce Barton, Michelle Gass, Kaitlyn Gass, John McGee, David McGee and Ben McGee.

Beside her parents and husband Betty is preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Lambert and Helen Porter, and two brothers, Jack Boring and William Boring.

Graveside services will be held on Friday April 1, 2016 at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris at 3:00 p.m. with Brian Wimberley officiating. There will be no visitation. John McGee, Steve Gass, Brad Barton, and Ben McGee will serve as pallbearers.

Family has asked that memorials be made to the Paris Henry County Animal Shelter P.O. Box 97 Paris, Tennessee 38242.

Patricia Antwine

Patricia L. Antwine age 80, died Thursday March 24, 2016 at her residence in Springville, TN. Born in Lansing, MI, she was the daughter of the late Edward William O’Toole and the late Jeanette Maria Connell O’Toole.

Her funeral service will be held Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11:00 am in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Rev. Paul McAdoo officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home from 4 -7 pm and again on Saturday after 9 am until her service.

Pat devoted her life to family, friends and sharing her musical talent from Michigan State classes that she so cherished. While living in Milan, TN she played the piano and organ at both Northside and Oakwood Baptist Churches. She moved to Greenfield in 1979, where she played the pipe organ at the United Presbyterian Church.  In 1991 she moved to Henry County where her talents followed. She spent 6 years with the Presbyterian Church mostly with the Bell Choir. She then spent 8 years as the organist for Russwood Baptist Church. During all this time, she was the director of the Rainbow of Sound, a woman’s community chorus. Her last musical blessing was playing the piano at Antioch United Methodist Church for 3years which ended in 2012. She was the President of the American Legion Aux # 89 in 1995-1996, where she lead with pride serving veterans, youth and the community as a whole with fundraising that benefited the aforementioned groups. Pat always enjoyed activities that including visiting nursing homes and the VA Hospital where she could share her enjoyment of music.

Pat spent most of her professional career as a Benefits Manager for the World Color Press in Dresden, TN., from which she retired in 1993.

She is survived by two daughters: Kathleen M. (Harris) Manning of Loveland , CO, Colleen D. Dunn and friend Reedy King of Springville, TN ; two sons: Daniel D. Tharp of Springville,TN and Dale W. (Kay) Tharp of Elkhart, WI., eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; a niece- Jan Parrish, a nephew- Ed Allen; a sister in law- Mary Eubanks and two brothers-in law: Jimmy (Sherry ) Antwine & Jerry Antwine.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Neal Antwine and a sister Eileen M. Allen.

Patricia L. Antwine age 80, died Thursday March 24, 2016 at her residence in Springville, TN. Born in Lansing, MI, she was the daughter of the late Edward William O’Toole and the late Jeanette Maria Connell O’Toole.

Her funeral service will be held Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11:00 am in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Rev. Paul McAdoo officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home from 4 -7 pm and again on Saturday after 9 am until her service.

Pat devoted her life to family, friends and sharing her musical talent from Michigan State classes that she so cherished. While living in Milan, TN she played the piano and organ at both Northside and Oakwood Baptist Churches. She moved to Greenfield in 1979, where she played the pipe organ at the United Presbyterian Church.  In 1991 she moved to Henry County where her talents followed. She spent 6 years with the Presbyterian Church mostly with the Bell Choir. She then spent 8 years as the organist for Russwood Baptist Church. During all this time, she was the director of the Rainbow of Sound, a woman’s community chorus. Her last musical blessing was playing the piano at Antioch United Methodist Church for 3years which ended in 2012. She was the President of the American Legion Aux # 89 in 1995-1996, where she lead with pride serving veterans, youth and the community as a whole with fundraising that benefited the aforementioned groups. Pat always enjoyed activities that including visiting nursing homes and the VA Hospital where she could share her enjoyment of music.

Pat spent most of her professional career as a Benefits Manager for the World Color Press in Dresden, TN., from which she retired in 1993.

She is survived by two daughters: Kathleen M. (Harris) Manning of Loveland , CO, Colleen D. Dunn and friend Reedy King of Springville, TN ; two sons: Daniel D. Tharp of Springville,TN and Dale W. (Kay) Tharp of Elkhart, WI., eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; a niece- Jan Parrish, a nephew- Ed Allen; a sister in law- Mary Eubanks and two brothers-in law: Jimmy (Sherry ) Antwine & Jerry Antwine.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Neal Antwine and a sister Eileen M. Allen.

Bobby Reaves

Robert “Bobby” Phillip Reaves, age 76, of Paris, Tenn., died Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at his residence in Paris, Tenn. 

 

He retired from management at Gaines Manufacturing in McKenzie, TN. He was a furniture upholster & co-owner of Frame Makers in Paris, TN. He attended McKenzie High School and was a member of Puryear Baptist Church.  He enjoyed family, fishing, golfing, & sports.

 

He was born on August 20, 1939, to the late John Lenard Reaves and the late Mary Mosella Reaves

 

He married Joann Henderson Czenk Reaves on November 4, 1988, who survives.

 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Teresa Reaves (Johnny) Croom of Nashville, Tenn.; sons, Phillip Neuman (Donna) Reaves of Halls, Tenn., Robert Stacy Reaves of Springfield, Tenn., and Shannon Maxell Reaves of Paris, Tenn.; daughter, Teresa Joann (Jerry) Bland of Ellettsville, Ind.; son-Alex Stephen (Kristen) Czenk of Paris, Tenn.; two sisters, Peggy (Dennis) Coleman of McKenzie, Tenn. And Wanda West of Silver Springs, Md.; two brothers, Joe (Betty) Reaves of Huntingdon, Tenn., and Cecil Reaves of Trezevant, Tenn.; grandchildren, Phillip Evan Reaves, Jessica Noah Reeves, Luckey Logan Croom, Lucas Robert Croom, Alicia Maxwell Reaves, Chloe Nicole Reaves, Chelsey Kaitlyn Reaves, Sarah Anne Reaves, Jessica Danielle Reaves, Emilee (Dylan) Roberts, AJ Czenk, Karlee Bland, Tristan Bland, Madison Bland, Allison Bland, Evan Hodkinson, and Lexi Metler.         

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Saturday, March 26, 2016.  The funeral service will be at Puryear Baptist Church at 3:00 PM Saturday, March 26, 2016.

 

Mike Rhodes will officiate.

 

Interment will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Don Riggins

Donald Lester Riggins passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at St Thomas Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 26 at Anglin Funeral Home in Dover, TN with Pastor Charles Cate officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service with the burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

 

Don was born October 15, 1935 at the family home place in what is now the Land between the Lakes.  His parents, Frazier and Nell Willson Riggins preceded him in death as did his sister, Anne Riggins Gillig and his brother Willson Riggins.

            

He was a graduate of Stewart County High School where he played football. He proudly served his country in the United States Army.  Don was the 4th generation to farm the family’s land on Bear Creek near Dover.  He and his family later moved to Henry County Tennessee where he continued farming.  Later in his life he joined the Henry County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy. After his retirement, he enjoyed working in his yard and growing the best tomatoes in Paris. He also spent countless hours exploring the Land between the Lakes with his two adoring sisters. His dog, Kate, brought him much pleasure.

 

Don was a faithful member of the New Bethel Church of Christ where he established lifetime relationships with the congregation and enjoyed coffee each morning at Hardee’s with his church friends.  

 

He is survived by his son, Lester Crain Riggins and his wife Sherron,  and his daughter, Teresa (Teri) Edwards and her husband Robert (Rookie) Edwards; grandchildren, Lester Williams (Will) Riggins, Lauren Ashley Riggins, James Tyler Riggins and Allison Jo Edwards and two great-granddaughters.

               

Pallbearers will be Will Riggins, Ty Riggins, Allison Edwards, Ashley Riggins, William Parker, John Parker, Frazier Allen and Sean O’Connor.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Tyler Riggins, Lynn Lancaster, David Riggins, Ricky Rowlett, Gerald Sykes, Reggie Hill and Don’s coffee buddies.

    

Memorial gifts may be made to the New Bethel Church of Christ, 3630 Hwy 69 S, Paris, TN 38242.

Dale Thompson

Curtis Dale Thompson, age 76, of Puryear, Tenn., died Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in Paris, Tenn.  He worked in maintenance at the Henry County Highway Department and formerly worked at the Holley Carburetor Plant. He was a member of the VFW and the Moose Lodge.

He was born November 22, 1939, in Paris, TN to the late Clifford Thompson and the late Edith (Burnette) Thompson.

He is survived by his two sons, Jeff (Roxanne) Thompson of Paris, Tenn., Joey Thompson of Puryear, Tenn.; one daughter, Tammy (Jerry) Freeland of Paris, Tenn.; and one sister, Betty Thompson Paschall of Paducah, Ky.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Dan Thompson, and a grandchild, Heather Hollingsworth.       

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday, March 24, 2016 and from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM  Friday, March 25, 2016.  The funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Friday, March 25, 2016.

Chad Kennedy will officiate. 

Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Jack Rath

Jack R. Rath, age 77 of Paris, TN formerly of Cleveland, OH, passed away Wednesday March 23, 2016 at his residence.

Funeral service 2:00PM Saturday March 26, 2016 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dwayne Thomas, Avalon Hospice Chaplain officiating, cremation will  follow.

Visitation 12:00 - 2:00PM Saturday until service.

He was born in Erie, PA to the late Andrew  and Henrietta Aldridge Rath.  On December 23, 1972 he married Helen McCurry Rath, she survives, Paris, TN.

Survived by a daughter: Paulette Maira, Paris, TN; sons: Mark (Megan) Adkins, Cleveland, OH,  Eric (Linda) Rath, Cleveland, OH; grandchildren: Jack Andrew Rath, Morgan Adkins, Ryan Adkins, Matthew Ilersich, Cailin McAndrews and a brother: Jim Rath, CA.

Preceded by a son: Jack Andrew Rath and a sister: Andrea Rath.

He was a member of Pipe Fitters Local #120.

Rosie Durham

Rosie Lee Durham, age 84, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn. 

 

Born April 8, 1931, in Whitlock, TN, she was the daughter of the late Alvis C. Evans and the late Ruby Lois Dunlap Evans.

 

She first married Lloyd Thomas Evans who died March 11, 1985. Then she married John R. "Bull" Durham who died March 4, 1993.Rosie was a member of Point Pleasant Baptist Church, who sold produce from her home, enjoyed working for her church & enjoyed flowers.


She is survived by her three sisters: Mary (Russell) Wallace of Paris, Tenn., Faye Glass of Buchanan, Tenn., and Paulette (Edwin T.) Hill of Big Sandy, Tenn. One Brother, William G. (Carolyn) Evans of Big Sandy, Tenn. , along with 8 nieces and nephews, several great nieces and great nephews and a special friend Alma Martin of Paris, TN.

 

Besides her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a sister Darrell Evans in infancy and a half - brother Clifton Evans.

 

Pallbearers for the service will be Kevin Allen, Brian Allen, Nicki Lax, Dale Wallace, Josh Glass and David Chadwick. Keith Evans will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, March 23, 2016 and from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Thursday, March 24, 2016.   The funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Thursday, March 24, 2016, with Larry Dukes officiating.

 

 Interment will be at Buck Williams Cemetery in Springville, Tenn.

Juanita Dunn

Juanita Dunn, age 85, of Warren, Mich., died Monday, March 21, 2016, at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Mich.  She married Louis Dunn Sr., who died May 18, 1998.

 

Born November 28, 1930, in Pryorsburg, KY, she was the daughter of the late Arnold Pool and the late Ethel Pool. She enjoyed Sewing and quilting.

 

She is survived by her daughter-Rowena Jeanette Northcutt of Warren, MI and her son Jeff (Devon) Dunn of Raleigh, NC. Juanita also leaves a step daughter-Janette Dimeo of Hawaii and a step son, Louis Dunn, Jr. of North Carolina.

 

In addition to her children and step children, survivors include a brother, Jerry Brown of Kentucky; four grandchildren: Lori Wilson, Brenda Burg, Jody Northcutt and Ted Northcutt. Five great grandchildren: Johnathon Wilson, Eric Wilson, Maigen Fallon, Jacob Clemons, and Savannah Northcutt. Three great great grandchildren: Kendaleigha Fallon, Penelope Wilson and Micayla Fallon along with six step grandchildren.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., where the family will receive friends after 10:00 AM Saturday, March 26, 2016.  Her funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel Ridgeway of Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, March 26, 2016.

 

Entombment will follow in Rose Lawn Mausoleum.

Evelyn Caldwell

Evelyn Vann Caldwell, age 90, of Springville, Tenn., died Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Bethany Health & Rehabilitation in Nashville, Tenn.

 

Born April 26, 1925 in Indianapolis, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Bud Vann and the late Loletta Roe Vann.

 

She married October 25, 1943 to Joseph Caldwell who died February 17, 2010. She was Baptist in faith & last attended Russwood Baptist Church. She worked at the Roman Ceramic Corporation in Mayfield, KY. In 1968 she started the Cheese Program in Mayfield, KY.  She received The Kentucky Colonel Award 2 times for her charity work in 1981 & 1986. Evelyn & Joe retired to Floral City, FL, where she started the Golden Ages Charity Work Group with over 50 members. They moved back to Springfield, TN, in 2008 to be close to their children & grandchildren. She loved flowers, watching & feeding birds, fishing, & being with family and friends. Throughout the year, she loved to buy little things and put in bags for Christmas. The family called them Goodie Bags.

 

She is survived by her daughter Sheila (Gordon) MacDonald of Nashville, Tenn. son, Rodney Dean (Debra) Caldwell of Cottage Grove, Tenn.  Brother, David (Judy) Vann of Harriman, Tenn. 2 grandchildren Damion (Mindy) Caldwell of Lynnville, KY, and Dustin (Erin) Caldwell of Paris, TN. 5 great grandchildren Paighton (Tyler) Goin of Mayfield, KY., Addison Caldwell of Lynnville, KY. Libbie French of Paris, TN, Paxton Pierpoint of Paris, TN, and Emma Caldwell of Paris, TN.

 

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son Joseph Caldwell, brothers Red, W.T. and Roger Vann, and a sister Dorothy Vann Bourne.

      

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., where the family will receive friends after 11:00 AM Friday, March 25, 2016.The Funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Friday, March 25, 2016, with Lane Self officiating.

 

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers

 

Interment will be at Walker Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Mary Barnett

Mary Edith Barnett, age 87, of Paris, Tenn., died Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, Tenn.  She was born October 23, 1928, in Irvine, Ky., to the late Gordon Doty and the late Dora Scott Doty.

 

Edith was married on May 22, 1948, to James "Jim" Dudley Barnett who preceded in death on December 27, 2015. They were married 67 years.  

 

She was a member of First Baptist Church, the Garden Club, the Quota Club and the Historical Society. Upon moving back to Paris in early 1970's, she opened the Keepsake Gallery. She received her LPN License in 1971 and retired from Henry County Hospital.  She was a passionate gardener, who enjoyed cooking and was a gold medalist in cycling and swimming in the Senior Olympics.

 

 She is survived by her daughters, Mariann Black of Paris, Tenn. and Brenda Lea (Steven) Dudzinski of Rougemont, N.C., a daughter-in-law,  Mary Elizabeth Barnett Smith of Paris, Tenn. ;  Grandchildren: Sebastian Black of Springville, Qrystyn “Alex” (Anna) Dudzinski of Durham, NC, Dwayne Robert Barnett and Christie Lynn Bizeau both of Paris. Great Grandchildren: Knox Barnett, Katie Barnett, Sophia Dudzinski, Jacob Bizeau and Alyson Bizeau.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 23, 2016.  The Funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 23, 2016, with Dr. Trent Bullock Bullock officiating.

 

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

 

Interment will be at Olive Branch Cemetery in Cottage Grove, Tenn.

Edward Mann

Edward Mann, Jr., age 55, of Puryear, Tenn., died Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. 

 

He formerly worked as a diesel Mechanic at the Henry County Highway Dept.  He was a member of North Fork Baptist Church, and enjoyed fishing & playing his guitar.

 

Edward was born on November 25, 1960, in Spring Valley, New York, to Edward & Loretta Pellow Mann, who survive. 

 

Along with his parents, he is survived by his three sons, Jonathon (Rebecca) Mann of Puryear, Tenn., Edward Brian Mann & finacee Deanna Powell of Puryear, Tenn., and Levi (Amelia) Mann of Buchanan, Tenn.; two sisters, Wanda Conklin of Puryear, Tenn., and Kathy Nash of Puryear, Tenn.       

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn.. where a Memorial Service will be held at North Fork Baptist Church at 2:00 PM Sunday, April 3, 2016.

 

Randy Kuykendall will officiate. 

 

The body is to be cremated.

Katherine Owens

Katherine C. Owens, age 88 of Paris, died Sunday March 20th at Diversicare of Martin.

She was a homemaker and a longtime member of East Wood Church of Christ. She was a graduate of Grove High School.

Visitation will be 4-8pm Tuesday March 22nd, and after 9am Wed. March 23rd until service time at McEvoy Funeral Home on Wednesday at 10am. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.

Carole Wilkins Afflick

Onita "Carole" Afflick age 74  of Morristown, TN formerly of Paris, passed away Wednesday March 16, 2016 at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital in Morristown.

Funeral service 2:00PM Saturday March 19, 2016 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Simmons of First Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Visitation 1:00PM until service time Saturday.

She was born July 10, 1941 in Paris, TN to the late Claude Wilburn and Catherine Maudelle "Mo" McFadden Wilkins.

Survived by sons: Daniel (Darla) Afflick, St. Charles, MO, Andy (Tammy) Afflick, Hendersonville, TN; grandchildren: Tyler Afflick, Cody Afflick, Mitchell Afflick, Hope Afflick and Shawn Cochran; sister; Frances A. Belt, Morristown, TN and several nieces and nephews in the Knoxville, TN area.

Preceded by two brothers: Daniel Wilkins and Charles Wilkins.

Carole was formerly a member of the First Baptist Church in Paris. She attended Lee elementary School, a graduate from Grove High School and attended Memphis State University majoring in the arts. Carole was a TN Vols fan, enjoyed music and dancing. A family member said that she was creative in all areas of the arts, loved her family and especially cherished her grandchildren.

Tori McCartney

Tori Salena Rae McCartney, age 41, of Paris, Tenn, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016, at her residence in Paris, Tenn. 

 

Tori loved her family and her dog Zen very much.  She never met a stranger and was a friend to all.  She was also an avid Tennessee Vol and Denver Bronco Football Fan.

 

She was born March 2, 1975 in Jackson, TN to her father, the late David McCartney and mother, the late Glenda Henley McCartney.

 

Tori is survived by her one Daughter, Alexandria "Allie" Rae McCartney of Paris, Tenn; one Son, Skylar David McCartney of Paris, Tenn; one Brother, Tim McCartney of Clinton, Miss;  other Special Family Members,  Mark Ford of Clinton, MS and Mollie McCartney of Paris, TN;  Aunt, Brenda (John) Argo of Murfreesboro, TN; Uncle, Larry (Diane) Henley of Bradford, TN;  Close Cousin,  Mechelle Townsend of Murfreesboro, TN;  Aunt,  Amelia (Bob) Cartrett of Attalla, AL;  Uncle, Don (Sue) McCartney of Seymour, TN;  Aunt,  Faye (Jack) Porter of Greenfield, TN; and Numerous other cousins.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 10 am – 12 pm Friday, March 18, 2016.   The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 12:00 pm Friday, March 18, 2016.

 

Chad Kennedy will officiate.   Pallbearers will be Larry Woodard, John Argo, Daryn Nevels, Michael Raymer, Jerry Parsons, and Jerry Beasley.

 

Interment will be at Maplewood Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

 

Memorials may be made to:   Henry Co. Sheriff Dept. Animal Shelter, PO Box 639, Paris, TN  38242   or     Ronald McDonald House of Nashville, 2144 Fairfax Ave., Nashville, TN  37212   or   the Charity of your choice.

Shan Boyd

Sahyon Farrell “Shan” Boyd, age 58, of Paris, Tenn., died Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

He was the Owner and Operator of Boyd Roofing Co. in Paris.   He loved his children and grandchildren and enjoyed hunting, and fishing.

Shan was born June 1, 1957 in Paris, TN to the late Quinton Boyd and Frances Hart Diem of Paducah, KY.  He is also survived by his one Daughter,  Leslie (Justin) Thurmond of Buchanan, Tenn;  one Son,  Brandon (Alice) Boyd of Paris, Tenn;  two Sisters,  Gail Boyd of Paducah, Ky and Shelia (Jim) Pierce of Paducah, Ky;  one Brother,  Drex (Donna) Boyd of Paris, Tenn;  four Grandchildren, Hunter Boyd, Kaylee Haas, Laney Boyd, and Colter Thurmond.       

Besides his father, Shan was also preceded in death by brothers, Gary Quinton Boyd and Terry Lee Boyd.   

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Thursday, March 17, 2016 and from 12 – 2:30 pm Friday, March 18, 2016.   The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:30 pm Friday, March 18, 2016

Rev. Barry Noble Hart will officiate.   Pallbearers will be Shane Phillips, John Broomfleet, Troy Patterson, Scott Braham, Randall Lowe, and Frankie Nance. 

Interment will be at Shady Grove Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Kayoko Wheeler

Kayoko “Granny” Wheeler, age 74, of Buchanan, Tenn., died Friday, March 11, 2016, at her residence in Buchanan, Tenn. 

 

She attended Point Pleasant Baptist Church and enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.

 

Kayoko was born in Japan  on January 11, 1942.  She was married to David Wheeler and he preceded in death.

 

She is survived by her one Son, Steve (Wanda) Wheeler of Buchanan, Tenn;  three Grandchildren, Courtney Johnson of Buchanan, TN, Haley Wheeler of Buchanan, TN, and Steven Wheeler of Buchanan, TN;  and four other siblings in Japan.

 

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

 

She is to be cremated, no service is planned. 

Debbie White

Debra Ann “Debbie” Beechum White, age 56, of Paris, Tenn., died Sunday, March 13, 2016, at her residence in Paris, Tenn.

Debbie was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church. She worked at Tecumseh for 20 years and then was a sitter and caregiver for the elderly. She enjoyed fishing and cooking and playing bingo.

She was born October 3, 1959 in Ft. Campbell, KY to the late Kenneth Beechum and Aletha Collins Beechum who lives in Martin, TN.

Debbie was married on July 28, 1980 to Eddie White and he survives. She is also survived by her one Daughter, Adrienne (James) Wade of Paris, Tenn; one Son, Jonathan White of Paris, Tenn; one Sister, Paulette Medina of Lumberton, N.C.; three Brothers, Jackie Collins of Colorado, Keith Beechum of Springville, Tenn, and Wayne Beechum of Lumberton, N.C.; two Grandchildren, Isabel and Hailee Wade; and Several Nieces and Nephews.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn. She is to be Cremated, no service is planned.

Randy Allen

Randy "Bubba - Head" Allen, age 64, of Paris, TN passed away Sunday March 13, 2016 at his residence.

Memorial service 1:00PM Thursday March 17, 2016 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Gallimore of TVCC officiating, burial will follow at Bevil Cemetery.

Honorary Pallbearers will be his T-Bonz Family and VFW Family.

Visitation 4:00 - 7:00PM Wednesday and after 11:00AM Thursday.

He was born in Paris, TN to the late Leonard Allen and Carnell Spaulding, Paris, TN. He was also preceded by his step-father: Ray Spaulding.

Survived by daughters: Randi Lynn (Jimbo) French, Paris, TN, Michelle (John) Brewer, Paris, TN; grandchildren: Jordan French, Bryant French; sisters: Joyce Hudgins, Paris, TN, Sandy (Phillip) Manning, Franklin, TN, Judy Myatt Kilburn, Fairview, TN, Janet (Lynn) Banks, Paris, TN; brothers: David "Pooch" Allen, Paris, TN, step-brother: Wayne (Carol) Spaulding, Paris, TN; special friend: Buddy J.

Preceded by a  brother-in-law: Kenneth Hudgins.

Randy never met a stranger and called everyone bubba - head or sis.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to: Henry County Sheriff's Department Animal Shelter, c/o Monte Belew, P.O. Box 639, Paris, TN 38242 or to McEvoy Funeral Home, P.O. Box 158, Paris, TN   38242.

 

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