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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries

 

 

Simon Yoder

Simon A. Yoder, age 86 of Paris passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Towne Square Care of Puryear. His funeral service will be Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 10:00AM at Bethel Fellowship Church with Henry Nissley of Calvary Mennonite Church officiating. Burial will follow in New Boston Cemetery. Visitation will be at Bethel Fellowship Church on Wednesday from 2:00-4:00PM and again from 6:00-8:00PM. Pallbearers for Mr. Yoder will be Andrew Yoder, Austin Yoder, Sheldon Yoder, Arthur Nissley, Clyde Schrock, and Daniel Yoder.

Simon A. Yoder was born April 5, 1932 in Dover, Delaware to the late Alvin N. Yoder and the late Ida W. Byler Yoder. On October 16, 1952 he married Arlene S. Yoder and she preceded him in death on July 28, 2013.

Mr. Yoder is survived by three daughters: Pauline (Alvin) Schrock of Olney, IL, Martha (David) Wengerd of Litchfield, CA, and Viola (John) Nissley of Kenton, TN; seven sons: Alvin (Emma) Yoder of Lamar, MO, Norman (Dorothy) Yoder of Paris, TN, Elwood (Julia) Yoder of Russellville, KY, Elmer (Pauline) Yoder of Paris, TN, Everett (Elmina) Yoder of Paris, TN, Lyndon (Joann) Yoder of Bloomfield, MO, and Ralph (Janice) Yoder of Paris; a son-in-law, Jonas Schrock of Litchfield, CA; 79 grandchildren; 128 great grandchildren; two sisters: Martha Yoder of Costa Rica and Esther Troyer of Boyceville, WI; three brothers: Norman Yoder of Olney, IL, Earl Yoder of Whiteville, TN, and Paul Yoder of Belvidere, TN; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Besides his parents and his wife, Mr. Yoder was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Schrock; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters: Mary Jane Mast and Ruth Helmuth; and a brother, Elmer Yoder.

Mr. Yoder was a member of Calvary Christian Fellowship Church and a former dairy farmer. He was also a former clerk at Yoder Bros. Meat Processing.

John G. Weiher, Jr.

John G. Weiher, Jr., age 85 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Paris Health Care in Paris, TN. 

 

John was a life-long Catholic and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church for 63 years where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus and active in planning Octoberfest for many years.  He was a retired lifelong farmer and was a Grade A dairy Farmer for many years.  He was also a University of Tennessee test demonstration farmer for several years.  John served on the Henry County Election Commission for 38 years.  He helped found the Cottage Grove Volunteer Fire Department and also served on the Charter Board for the Puryear Country Club.   He enjoyed dancing, was a US Army Veteran, and loved his wife, family, community, and country above himself.

 

John was born September 4, 1932 in Elmhurst, IL to the late John George Weiher, Sr. and the late Jennie Cash Springer Weiher. 

 

He was married on November 12, 1955 to Joyce Marjorie Schroeder Weiher and she survives of Paris, TN.  He is also survived by two daughters, Linda Jones of Memphis, TN, and Colette Turman of Paris, TN;  three sons, John G. Weiher III of Cottage Grove, TN, Joel Weiher of Eaton Rapids, MI, and Jed (Debbie) Weiher of Lakeland, TN;  one brother, Robert (Judy) Weiher of Belvidere, IL;  eight grandchildren, Jennifer Chandler, Erica Freeman, Brandon Weiher, Kristin Jones, Morgan Jones, Matthew Jones, Ryan Weiher, and Ashley Stallard; nine great grandchildren, Chance Chandler, Paige Chandler, Braxton Owen, Kaitlyn Hill, Andrew Weiher, Alexander Weiher, Hunter Stallard, Madison Turman, and Austin Turman; and one great great grandchild, Kinsley Owen.

 

Besides his parents, John was also preceded in death by one sister, JoEtta Paschall; and one grandson, Scotty Carter.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1210 E. Wood St, Paris, TN  38242 with a Celebration of Life to follow the Mass.  Father Martin Orjianioke will officiate.

 

Memorials may be made to:  The Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

 

William Todd McKinley

 

 

William Todd McKinney, age 38, of Puryear, TN, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 30, 2018 in Puryear, at the home of a loved one surrounded by family.

 

Todd was a former auto mechanic who grew up working on lawnmowers, tractors, and cars at his grandparents’ farm.  His dogs Charline and Ellie Mae were his beloved pets.

 

Todd was born in Paris, TN, on November 16, 1979, to Ricky McKinney of Selmer, TN and the late Pamela Kaye Elkins Crews.

 

Along with his father, he is survived by his fiancée, Stacy Kemppainen of Puryear, TN; one sister, Amy Kamille McKinney of Paris, TN; one aunt, Barbara Elkins Hyde of Paris, TN; one uncle, Dorris W. Elkins of Union City, TN; a very special nephew, Toby McKinney; cousins, Mechelle (Roger) Garland, Jacob Garland and Mitzi Elkins all of New Providence, KY; and a special cousin/sister, Candice (Andy) Cavender of Bruceton, TN.

 

In addition to his mother, Todd was preceded in death by his grandparents, D.W. and Hilda Elkins; an aunt, Faye Elkins Hastings; and an uncle, David Elkins, Jr.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, July 7, 2018, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 2:00 pm in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Tom Sisco and Mackie Gallimore officiating. Todd will be laid to rest next to his mother at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Buchanan, TN.

 

Pallbearers will be Greg Underwood, Wayne Cotton, David Cole, James Catt, Megan Catt, Jesse Kemppainen, Justin Kemppainen and Wayne Kemppainen.

 

Honorary Pallbearers will be Toby McKinney, James Cathers, Andy Cavender, and Mandy Kemppainen.

Ms. Merrye Hall Brisendine

Merrye Hall Brisendine, age 88 of Paris, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center. Her memorial service will be 12:00PM Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at VanDyke Church of Christ with Roger Banks officiating. Visitation will be at the church after 11:00 AM Tuesday prior to the service. A private burial of cremated remains will be later at Olive Branch Cemetery.

Merrye Hall Brisendine was born November 16, 1929 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late James Hulon Hall and the late Gladys K. Bandy Hall. On April 11, 1953 she married Leon Brisendine and he preceded her in death on November 23, 2005.  She is survived by two sons: Fred Leon Brisendine Jr. and Steve Brisendine both of Paris; three grandchildren: Alan Brisendine, Amanda Brisendine, and Aron Brisendine; and three great grandchildren: Zoie Bowden, Noah Aiden Franks, and Dylan Lee Harlow.

Ms. Brisendine graduated from Cottage Grove High School and worked for Henry County Medical Center for 50 years. She was a member of VanDyke Church of Christ.

Ms. Kay Stephens-Durham

Kay Stephens-Durham, age 52 of Paris, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018 at her residence. No services are scheduled at this time.

Kay Stephens- Durham was born August 24, 1965 to the late James Robert Bowen and the late Janie Freda Love Bowen. On October 10, 2014 she married Billy Ray Durham III and he survives in Paris. She is also survived by two sisters: Fay (Steve) Jones and Pat Bowen both of Murfreesboro, TN; a brother, Jimmy (Cherry) Bowen of Murfreesboro, TN; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends.

Besides her parents, Ms. Stephens-Durham was also preceded in death by two brothers: Billy Bowen and Carlton Bowen.

Mrs. Rita Manning

Rita Manning, age 97 of Paris, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at Towne Square Care of Puryear. Her funeral service will be 2:00 PM Monday, July 2, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow at Shady Grove Church Cemetery. Visitation will be after 12:00 PM Monday prior to the service at 2:00.

Rita Manning was born November 20, 1920 in Wagner, Wisconsin to the late Leo Schrank and the late Aldea Ducharme Schrank. She was formerly married to L.D. Manning who preceded her in death on February 25, 2006.

Ms. Manning is survived by a daughter, Aldea Cooper (Tommy) of Paris; three sons: David Manning of Jacksonville, FL, Harris Manning of Nashville and Phillip Manning (Sandy) of Franklin, TN; four grandchildren: Chris Rosenberg, Adam Manning, Leslie Roberts (Jeremy), and Shane Cooper; and a great grandchild, Carson Lord.

Besides her parents and former husband, Ms. Manning was also preceded in death by two sisters: Helen VanderVliet and Lorraine Schrank; and a brother, Delor Schrank.

Rita Manning was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Paris. She was former owner and operator of both Manning's Home Furnishings and the Terrace Woods Lodge.

Mrs. Betty Ann Prince Barker Barry

Betty Ann Prince Barker Berry, age 81 of Paris, TN, died Friday, June 29, 2018, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN.

Betty was a member of Hodges Chapel Baptist Church in Palmersville, TN. She retired from Tecumseh in Paris after 20 years. She loved animals, traveling, working puzzles, and just being her family and friends. Betty also enjoyed going to gospel singings and she attended the NQC (National Quartet Convention) with her daughter every year.  In her younger years, she enjoyed gardening and working in the yard.

Betty was born August 1, 1936 to the late Carl Gilbert Prince and the late Mary Relma Parrish Prince.

She is survived by her two children, Barbara Lanius (James) Finley of Nesbit, MS, and Billy (Nina) Barker of Dresden, TN; one brother, Donald Wayne (Anita) Prince of Columbia, TN; one grandchild, Michael (Jessica) Lanius II of Hernando, MS; three great grandchildren, Sierra Nicole Lanius, Troy David Lanius, and Brandon Michael Lanius of Hernando, MS.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her two husbands, Virgil Lee Barker and Russell Vernon Berry; one sister, Mary B. Glasgow; and one brother, Bro. Claude Miller Prince.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, July 2, 2018, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue Tuesday, July 3, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with the funeral service beginning at 11:00 am in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Brown and Bro. Don Cox officiating.

Pallbearers will be Michael Lanius II, Troy Lanius, Brandon Lanius, James Finley, Daryl Sims, and Lawrence Sims.

Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery in Cottage Grove, TN.

Du'Juan Dowdy

Du'Juan Mandell Dowdy the son of Dr. Janie Dowdy-Dandridge and Rev. Dr.
John Dandridge passed on June 18, 2018 after a short illness. The
Funeral services will take place on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Greater
Bethel AME Church 1300 South St Nashville, TN 37212. The pastor of the
church is The Reverend Walter W Reid Jr, Pastor. The Rev. John D
Alexander, Pastor of Ebenezer United Methodist Church will be the
Eulogist. the Home Going Celebration will be held from 9:00AM-1:00PM
with the funeral to follow at 1:00PM. Quinn Chapel AME Church is taking
a bus to the services if anyone in the community wants to go. The bus
will be leaving at Quinn Chapel AME Church 218 E Church St Paris, TN
around 9:00AM. Their will be not charge to ride on the bus. We will be
returning the same afternoon immediately after the services. If you want
to go, please contact George Combs Jr at 731-363-6882. The deadline will
be at 3:00PM on Friday June 29, 2018. The burial of Du'Juan will take
place on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 1:00PM at Pleasant Rest Memorial
Gardens 2635 Raleigh Millington Road Millington, TN 38053. If you have
any questions, you can e-mail or call me at my office at 731-642-2919.

Ginna Bucy Lanius

Ginna Bucy Lanius, age 63, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at her residence. Her memorial service will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the Union Friendship Baptist Church with Bro. Thomas Winchester to officiate. Visitation is scheduled after 1:00 P.M. until time of service. 

Ginna Bucy Lanius was born September 20, 1954 in Paris, Tennessee to the late William Clifton Bucy and the late Evelyn “Ruth” McDaniel Bucy. She married Mike Lanius on March 10, 2002 and he survives in Paris. She is also survived by daughters: Carrie Evans of Hernando, Mississippi and Mitzi (Bradley) Hodge of Southhaven, Mississippi; grandchildren: Conner and Lane Evans; Alexis and Braden Hodge; Alec, Devin, and Emma Stewart; Michael and Jessica Lanius; great-grandchildren: Brandon, Troy, and Sierra Lanius; sisters: Margaret Lee of Memphis and Linda Matson of Redding, California; brother: William Daniel Bucy of Ocala, Florida; nieces: Kristie Freeman and Linda Parkhill. Besides her parents Ginna is also preceded by sisters: Barbara Parkhill, Vicki Wilson, and Betty Ruth Bucy (in infancy); and nephew: Eric Wilson. 

Ginna was a member of Union Friendship Baptist Church. She loved her grandchildren, gardening, and taking care of her dogs and cats.

The family requests that memorials be made to: Henry County Sheriff’s Department Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 639, Paris, TN 38242

Paula Graham Boyd

Paula Graham Boyd, age 53 of Springville, TN, died Thursday, June 21, 2018, at her residence in Springville, TN.

 

Paula was the longtime secretary at Lakewood School in Henry County, a position she held for 20 years.  She was a member of Point Pleasant Baptist Church, and was a child of God.  She loved camping, and bonfires, and enjoyed riding her Polaris Ranger around the community.  Paula loved spending time with her grandson and she was all about her family.  She also loved all the kids at Lakewood School.

 

Paula was born November 12, 1964 in Wilmington, NC to the late Paul Revere Graham and the late Cathrine Inez Lanier Graham.

 

She was married on November 7, 1987 to Lee Wayne Boyd Sr. and he survives of Springville, TN.  She is also survived by one son, Lee Wayne “Skeeter” (Morgan) Boyd Jr. of Springville, TN; two sisters, Gail (Mike) Pettyjohn of Defiance, MO, and Julie Throm of Springville, TN; one brother, Paul R. (Toni) Graham Jr. of Flower Mound, TX; and one grandson, Paxton Lee Boyd.

 

Besides her parents, Paula was also preceded in death by a son, William Coy Boyd.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Visitation will continue on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Point Pleasant Baptist Church from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm with the funeral service beginning at 3:00 pm at Point Pleasant Baptist Church, with Bro. Larry Dukes, Bro. Jerry Lee, Amy Veazey, and Patricia Todd officiating.

 

Pallbearers will be Shane Jungers, Mike Pettyjohn, Chris Pettyjohn, Dave Hoskins, Lane Hoskins, Mike Bell, Brian Norton, and Sam Tharpe.  Honorary pallbearers will be Randall Hearn, Brandon Graham, Kyle Graham, and Ryan Hoskins

 

Burial will follow in Point Pleasant Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to:  Cancer Treatment Center of America, Donations Department, 600 Celebrate Life Parkway, Newnan, GA 30265

Lera Mae "Red" Glover

Lera "Red" Glover, age 93 of Chattanooga, formerly of Paris, died Wedensday June 20th at Life Care of Red Bank in Chattanooga.

Ms. Glover was a member of Cottage Grove Church of Christ. She worked at Holley Carburetor formerly of Paris for 37 ½ years. She was a good mother and a feisty lady.  Memorials may be made to: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30pm Friday June 22nd at McEvoy Funeral home with visitation beginning at 1pm. Burial will follow in Walker Cemetery.

Mae Holt

Mae Dell Holt, age 81 of Paris, TN, died Friday, June 8, 2018, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church Paris.

Mae Dell was born August 25, 1936, in Paris, TN, to the late Jim Burdin and the late Daisy Waters Burdin.

She was married October 12, 1957, to John E. Holt, who preceded her in death on December 7, 2011.

She is survived by two sisters, Emily Ruth (Hank) Fathera of Murfreesboro, TN, and Martha Fay (W.C) Bruce of Ashland, MS; two grandchildren, Nicole (Jay) Hosford of Paris, TN, and JR (Kelly) Holt of Paris, TN; three great grandchildren; special niece, Tammy Welsh of Murfreesboro TN; and special nephew, Danny Welsh of Cottontown, TN.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Roy Holt; two brothers, J.D. Burdin and Hurley Burdin; two sisters, Myrtle Lowe and Louise Kee; and one nephew, Alan Welsh. 

The body was cremated.  Local arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where memorial visitation will be Friday, June 22, 2018, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Larry Simmons officiating.

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

The family would like to give special thanks to Tammy Garland for caring for and finding Mrs. Holt’s most precious possession, her little dog "BABI" a loving home.

Lovely Ashley

Lovely Dell Ashley, age 68 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at her residence.

Dell was a retired manager from Waffle House. She enjoyed writing poetry, collecting family pictures and she loved butterflies. She was Pentecostal in belief.

Dell was born August 2, 1949, in Dyersburg, TN, to the late Lawrence Franklin Campbell and the late Dicie Pearl Williams Campbell.

She is survived by four children, Dana (Tim) Walker, Johnny Hammock, Michael Hammock, and Shannon Hammock all of Paris, TN; two sisters, Shirley (James D.) Paris of Atoka, TN, and Yvonne Garcia of Humboldt, TN; two brothers, Dashial (Barbara) Campbell of Dyersburg, TN, and Gerald (Linda) Campbell of Ripley, TN.

Additional survivors include 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Broz, and Patricia Wyatt; two brothers, Thomas Campbell, and Eugene Campbell; and a grandchild, Jordan Hammock.

The body is to be cremated with a graveside memorial service to be held later in the week in Dyersburg, TN.

Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN 38242, is handling local arrangements.

Arlene Workman

Arlene Workman, age 97, of Ridgeland, SC, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at her home.

She was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Paris.  She was a member of the Jasper County Senior Center in Ridgeland, SC.  She loved her cats.

Arlene was born November 16, 1920, in Michigan, to the late John Wesley Linder and the late Ida Brummitt Linder.

She was married April 26, 1958, to Ralph Workman, her husband of 40 years, who preceded her in death on March 18, 1998.

She is survived by one son-in-law, John McDougal of Paris, TN; two stepdaughters; Debbie (Ricky) Shankle of Paris, TN and Cherry (David) Barber of Chattanooga; and six grandchildren, Lesa Simmons (Joe) Patrum, John (Sabrina) Scott, Michael (Donna) Scott, Rachel (Wes) Hundall, Ryan (Tara) Aston, and Nikki Scott.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death byone daughter, Robin McDougal; and three sons, Billy Joe Scott, Wayne Scott, and Michael “Mickey” Scott;

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Sauls Funeral Home, 310 West Adams Street, Ridgeland, SC 29936.  Local arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Dr. Johnathan Smith officiating.

Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Paris, TN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the local animal shelter of your choice.

Richard Stebbins

Richard D. Stebbins, age 69 of Okeechobee, FL, died Monday, April 30, 2018, in Okeechobee, FL.

He retired as a driver from Greyhound Bus Lines, a job that he truly enjoyed.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and a lover of animals.

Richard was born March 17, 1949, in Bethesda, MD, to the late Wade W. Stebbins and Marjorie Brown Stebbins Jackson, who survives, of Buchanan, TN.

Along with his mother, he is also survived by one daughter, Cindy (Paul) Townsend of Sikeston, MO; one son, Patrick (Kathy) Stebbins of Spotsylvania, VA; four sisters, Linda N. Hentman of Alexandria, VA, Sharon (Danny) Paschall of Brentwood, TN, Karon (Charles) Sampson of Central City, KY, and Patricia (Pete) Reimold of Buchanan, TN; three grandchildren, Cody Stebbins, Brittany Vent, and Allie Townsend; several nieces and nephews; and his significant other, Claudia Gage of Okeechobee, FL.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Donna Stebbins Yancey and Margaret Stebbins.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 10:00 am at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Buchanan, TN, with Mackie Gallimore officiating.

Burial will follow the graveside memorial service in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Theodore "Ted" Schaefer

Theodore “Ted” Schaefer, age 56 of Paris, TN, died Friday, June 15, 2018, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN.

He formerly worked for Plumley Manufacturing in Paris and Advance Auto Parts in Mississippi. Grilling, working on lawnmowers, spending time with family and friends were hobbies of his. He was an avid fan of the Wheel of Fortune. Ted was a very giving man.

Ted was born December 19, 1961, in Belleville, IL, to the late Ralph Schaefer and the late Shirley Davis Schafer Gray.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Lora Schaefer.

He is survived by his fiancée, Judy Davis of Paris, TN; one son, Anthony “Tony” (Mandie) Schaefer of Puryear, TN; one sister, Nancy Schaefer Tabbs of St. Louis, MO.; one brother, Carl (Cindy) Schaefer of Biloxi, MS; and three grandchildren, Michael Schaefer, Jacob Schaefer and Jordan Delk.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN. The body is to be cremated with a memorial service to be planned at later date.

Jerry L. Strickland

Jerry L. Strickland, age 53 of Paris, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. His funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Collins of New Life Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be after 12:00 PM Wednesday until service time at McEvoy Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Shaun Hancock, Torey Strickland, and Lawrence Strickland.

Jerry L. Strickland was born February 23, 1965 in Paris, Tennessee to the late L.T. Strickland and the late Dollie Mae Teague Strickland. On February 23, 2016 he married Sharon Hancock Strickland and she survives in Paris, TN. He is also survived by three daughters: Asia (Scott) Moore of Jackson, Tonya (Steven) Kilpatrick) of Paris, and Jessica Lemasters of Salem, OH; two sons: Torey (Angel) Strickland of Jackson and Shaun Hancock of Paris; three sisters: Irene Walden and Shirley Sue Griffin, both of Clarksville and Brenda Kay Flagg of Kokomo, IN; five brothers: Thomas and Willie Strickland of Paris, Lawrence (Barb) Strickland of Hazel, KY and Darryl and Eddie Strickland of Racine, WI; ten grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Besides Mr. Strickland's parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Johnson and two brothers: Billy and Robert Strickland.

Mr. Strickland loved fishing and motorcycles.

Lindell Paul Chrisman

Lindell Paul Chrisman, age 74 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, June 14, 2018, at West Tennessee Healthcare Volunteer Hospital in Martin, TN.

He retired after many years in the automobile industry where he worked for Saturn as a part of the Sunset Automotive Group in Bradenton, FL.  Since retiring to Paris, he volunteered his time at Henry County Helping Hand.  Lindell also helped with several reunions for the 1961 E.W. Grove High School Class.  He attended Fairview Baptist Church, where he enjoyed mowing the church grounds.  He loved making his own barbeque sauce and beef jerky and sharing them with everyone.  He also enjoyed photography, aviation, and helping others.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Lindell was born August 21, 1943, in Paducah, KY, to the late Nollie Euin “N.E.” “Red” Chrisman and the late Lena Grimm Chrisman.

He was married October 22, 1966, to Janet Leeger Chrisman, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Tara Lynn (Paul) King of Tampa, FL; one son, Adam (Hunter) Chrisman of Bradenton, FL; one sister, Betty Chrisman of Paris, TN; one brother, Eddie (Pat) Chrisman of Louisville, KY; and four grandchildren, Madison King, Lucas King, Cooper Chrisman, and Parker Chrisman.

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 Monday, June 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm at Fairview Baptist Church in Paris, with Bro. Johnathan Smith officiating.

Memorials may be made to:  Henry County Helping Hand, P.O. Box 22, Paris, TN 38242. 

Stevie Overby

Stephen Lynn “Stevie” Overby, age 54 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Paris, TN.

He formerly worked at McCartney Produce in Paris. Stevie was an avid lover of Harley Davidsons and Hot Wheels cars. He loved spending time with his grandkids and mowing his yard.

Stevie was born October 30, 1963, to the late Lonnie “Sonny” Overby and Willodean Norman “Tincy” Overby, who survives, of Puryear, TN.

Along with his mother, he is also survived by three children, Heather Renae (Chris) Underwood of Paris, TN, Brandon Lynn (Angie) Overby of Puryear, TN, and Cory Michael (Melissa) Overby of Humboldt, TN; one brother, Lonnie Dale (Myra) Overby of Puryear, TN; one brother-in-law, Allen Elkins of Union City, TN; eight grandchildren, Madison Underwood, Kayden Underwood, Kamryn Underwood, Autumn Underwood, Aurora Medina, Kadence Grady, Kendall Grady, and Shooter Hargrove; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Teresa Marie Elkins; and one brother, Brian Earl Overby.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN. The body is to be cremated.

Memorial visitation will be Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Friday June 15, 2018 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  The memorial service will be Friday, June 15, 2018, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Milton Gordon officiating. 

Marshall Toombs

Marshall “Andy” Toombs, age 74, of Paris, went home to be with his Lord Saturday June 9, 2018.

Andy graduated from Austin Peay State University in 1968 and was inducted in 1986 into the Hall of Fame there for football and basketball. He moved to Bradenton, FL in 1970 where he spent his career as a teacher at Bayshore High School serving as head football coach, athletic director and administrator. In 1981 he was named Florida High School Coach of the Year. Following his retirement in 2001 he spent the remainder of his life in active service to his Savior, Jesus Christ.

Andy and his wife moved to Henry County in 2006. He was a member of Faith Christian Fellowship Church in Camden.

Andy is survived by his wife, Lynn Cobb, sons John Marshall of Bradenton, FL, Hunter Lee of Branson, MO, and stepsons, James Cote of Florence, KY and Christopher Cote of Boca Raton, FL. His grandchildren are Alex and Bradley Cote and Haven and Heston Toombs. He is also survived by his brothers, Billy Lynn of Clarksville and Joe Chester of Chattanooga. 

No services are planned at this time. Memorials may be made to: Tomorrow’s Hope, 211 N. Brewer St., Paris, TN 38242

Bernice Walker

Bernice LaVernia Walker, age 84 of Springville, TN, died Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

She retired after many years as a waitress in several Henry County restaurants.  She was the wife of a United Methodist minister and worked by his side serving local churches.  She was a member of Baker’s Chapel ME Church in Benton County, and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Bernice was born September 2, 1933, in Duluth, GA, to the late William Parker Boles and the late Merlie Sara Jane Goolsby Boles Martin.

She was married January 14, 1955, to Rev. Joseph Austra Walker, Sr., who survives, of Springville, TN.

Along with her husband, she is also survived by two sons, Joseph Austra (Cindy) Walker, Jr., of Dyersburg, TN, and William Parker “Bill” (CiCi) Walker of Memphis, TN; one sister, Betty Ruth Singleton of Dacula, GA; two brothers, Jimmy (Carmen) Martin of Athens, GA, and William Parker Boles of Duluth, GA; two granddaughters; one grandson; four great granddaughters; and one great grandson.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her stepfather, the only father she knew and who raised her, Will Martin; and one sister, Margaret Onesima Wilson; one brother, Travis Leon Boles; and another brother in infancy, Bonnie Roe Boles.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and continue Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 11:00 am – 12:45 pm.  A graveside service will be held Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 1:00 pm at Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Paris, TN, with Paul McAdoo officiating.

Burial will follow the graveside service in Rose Lawn Memory Garden.

Glen Morgan

Glen Allen Morgan, age 91 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.

He retired from Spinks Clay Company in 1986 as a heavy equipment mechanic. He then worked for Campbell’s Well Drilling for 13 years.  He enjoyed working on lawn mowers and fishing and hunting in his younger years.  He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Paris.

Glen was born March 19, 1927, to the late Ben Allen Morgan and the late Ethel Stalcoup Morgan.

He was married February 1, 1947, to Lena Pearl Ellis Morgan, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Deborah (Rickey) Moon of Paris, TN; one sister, Wanda (Lenney) Stout of Trezevant, TN; and one grandson, Todd (Betsy) Myer of Waterville, OH.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Allen Myers; one sister, Ruby Smith; and one brother, Harold Morgan.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, June 12, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Wednesday June 13, 2018 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Micheal Barnhart and Craig Peevyhouse officiating. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Jim Morgan, Frankie Nance, Donnie Stewart, Michael Wade, Donald Ellis and Bub Cantrell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Donnie Archie, Max Middleton, Jim McCampbell, Willie Greer, Ed Ellis and his former co-workers from Spinks.

Burial will be in Birds Creek Cemetery in the Whitlock community of Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Mary Sue Paschall

Mary “Sue” Paschall, age 95 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, June 10, 2018, at her residence in Paris, TN. 

She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and Mary Ann Nance Senior Citizens Center both in Paris.  She was a homemaker who enjoyed making homemade pies and loved her church family.

 

Sue was born July 5, 1922, in Puryear, TN, to the late Arthur Jackson and the late Beatrice Miles Jackson Jones.

 

She was married April 26, 1935, to Wesley Clay Paschall, who preceded her in death on April 1, 1985.

 

She is survived by one son-in-law, Jimmy Hamilton of Paris, TN; four grandchildren, Danny (Sharon) Paschall, Jimmy Paschall, Ann (Deb) Merrell, and Tammy Hamilton; four great grandchildren, Kelsie Paschall, Karlie Paschall, Josh (Celeste) Damesworth, and Jessica (Jake) Howington; two great-great grandchildren, Maggie Cate Howington and Ayden Claire Howington; and special caregiver, Dorothy Cunningham.

 

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two daughters, Judy Hamilton and Jane Paschall Merrell; one son, Noah Paschall; and one grandson, Tony Hamilton.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, June 12, 2018, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and continue Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at Temple Baptist Church in Paris.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 11:00 am at Temple Baptist Church, with Bro. Gerald Scott officiating.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Jimmy Hamilton, Josh Damesworth, Jacob Howington, Jerry Parsons, Jimmy Green, and Glen Loy.

 

Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Puryear, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to:  Mary Ann Nance Senior Citizens Center, 715 South Market Street, Paris, TN 38242.

Philip Seliger

Philip H. Seliger, age 82 of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

 

He first retired from Woolworth’s after a 21-year career, then became the owner of Steger True Value store in Steger, IL, where he worked for 19 years.  He enjoyed woodworking and the Arts & Crafts Festival at Paris Landing State Park.  He loved having Halloween parties for the neighborhood children and took pride in his yard.  He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Paris.

 

Philip was born July 24, 1935, in Marathon, WI, to the late George Seliger and the late Margaret Michlig Seliger. 

 

He was married August 24, 1955, to Jean Ann Brandt Seliger, who survives, of Paris, TN.

 

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one sister, Ruth Volhard; two brothers, Hugo Seliger and Cyril Seliger; and special grandkids, Mae & Laura Whitby, who loved their Pappy; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Debbie Farrah; one son, Dennis Seliger; one sister, Hilda Lang; and five brothers, Leonard Seliger, Marvin Seliger, Arnie Seliger, Melvin Selger, and George Seliger, Jr.   

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Monday, June 11, 2018, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with the funeral mass to begin at 11:00 am.

 

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Scott Whitby, Dr. Ray Compton, Clint Davis, and Dan Kapellen.

 

Burial will follow on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Calvary Cemetery in Steger, IL.

Christopher McDonald

Christopher Lynn McDonald, age 35, of Springville, TN, died Monday, June 4, 2018, at this residence.

Chris was an Army veteran who had served in several locations in the Middle East. He loved to read and play cards. Chris was an avid basketball fan and enjoyed water sports. He was Baptist in belief.

Born August 9, 1982, in Dyersburg, TN, Chris was the son of Tommy and LonNita Hulme McDonald of Springville, TN.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a sister Haley McDonald who is currently serving in the Air Force in California; a brother Josh McDonald of Atlanta, GA; grandparents Lynn and Linda McDonald & Wayne and Linda Hulme all of Newbern, TN.

Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN 38242 is handling the arrangements.

Memorial visitation will be held at Friendship Baptist Church on Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 3-5 PM, with a Memorial Service to follow at the Church at  5 PM with Russell Ragsdale officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Darkhorse Lodge, 1951 Swor Rd., Springville, TN, 38256.

Patricia Taylor

Patricia Anne Berry Taylor, age 88 of Paris, TN, died Saturday June 2, 2018, at her residence in Paris, TN.

 

She was the former Co-Owner of Taylor Tire in Paris, TN for 43 years, she also was a former real estate agent in past years. She loved working in her flower garden, sewing and needlework. She loved spending time with her family. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Paris.

 

Patricia was born May 9, 1930 in Hackensack, New Jersey to the late Granville Newton Berry and Dorothy Louise Sensing Berry.

 

She was married to Robert Thomas Taylor on March 15, 1951, he preceded her in death.

 

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Carmen Taylor Kinsland of Paris, TN; one sister: Dorothy Janeice Grey of Paris, TN; three grandchildren: Mitzi Taylor, Jana Lane Taylor and John Jarrett Thomas (Kimberley) Kinsland; one great grandchild Megan Taylor and one great-great grandchild Ayreonna Taylor

 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons: James Thomas Taylor and John Robert Taylor, two sisters:  Margaret Berry McMillin and Martha Odgers.

 

Pallbearers for the service are Jarrett Kinsland, Burt Kinsland, Glenn Lee and Andrew Stanton.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, A graveside service will be Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 2:00 pm at Maplewood Cemetery with Joe Hansen officiating.  

 

Burial will be in Maplewood Cemtery in Paris, TN.

David Peeler

David Peeler, age 55 of Paris, TN, died Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Love Farm, his family farm, in Puryear,TN. 

He currently worked at the Durable Medical Equipment office of Henry County Medical Center and formerly had worked as an IV certified EMT for the Henry County Medical Center EMS for more than 20 years. He loved hunting, fishing, going to the ocean and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Birds Creek Baptist Church.

He was born October 14, 1962, to the late Donald Horton Peeler and Betty Love Upchurch Peeler who survives of Dresden, TN.

He was married February 6, 1997, to Donna Kay Elkins Peeler of Paris, TN.

Along with his mother and wife, he is also survived by four children: Clifford Neil (Marie) Peeler of Arlington, TN, Chelsea Nicole Peeler of Birmingham, AL, Bridgette Dawn (Dereck) Greenhill of Paris, TN, and Joshua (Kayla) Carter of Springville, TN; three sisters:  Elizabeth O’Connor of Dresden, TN, Donna Jo Grubb of Lexington, KY, Amy Love Peeler of Dresden, TN; one brother: Frank (Michelle) Peeler of Nashville, TN; seven grandchildren: Jeremy Booth, Ethan Seifert, Camren Carter, Harley Kaelin, Keegan Carter, Caden Peeler and Grayson Peeler; mother- in-law Ruby Elkins of Paris, TN; sister-in-law, Rita (Doug) Dotson of Benton, KY, brothers-in-law, Steve (Vicki) Elkins of Jackson, TN, and Ray Elkins of Paris, TN.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Jack Peeler.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be held Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm and continue Wednesday June 6, 2018 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 1:00 pm at the Tennessee Valley Community Church with Craig Peevyhouse officiating. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Jimmy Lee, Frank Peeler, Doug Dotson, Jeremy Booth, Steve Elkins, Dereck Greenhill, Cliff Peeler, Austin Grubb, Ray Elkins and Jeff Tucker. Members of the Henry County Medical Center EMS will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  Birds Creek Baptist Church c/o Pat Anderson, 1507 Lone Oak Rd., Paris, TN 38242. 

A.E. Cloar

A.E. Cloar, age 95 of Paris, TN, died Friday, June 1, 2018, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.

He retired after 30 years with the Hart County Board of Education in Kentucky, where he served as a teacher and a guidance counselor.  He also spent many years in farming.  A.E. served in the United States Marine Corps during the World War II era.  He was a member of the Hart County Retired Teachers Association and the Kentucky Agriculture Teachers Association.  He was active for many years in the Munfordville Lions Club.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Paris.

A.E. was born August 7, 1922, in Paris, TN, to the late Toy Clement Cloar and the late Annie Smith Cloar.

He was married November 16, 1946, to Jean Walker Cloar, who survives, of Paris, TN. 

Along with his wife, he is also survived by two sons, Jim (Bonnie) Cloar of Paris, TN, and Steve (Ruth) Cloar of Paris, TN; one sister, Sarah Cloar of Nashville, TN; five grandchildren, Alan (Cheryl) Cloar, Jennifer Cloar, Shane (Melissa) Cloar, Alicia Stewart, Justin (Paige) Thompson; seven great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by three sisters, Lillian Swor, Belle Cloar, and Nina Rankin; and four brothers, Thedron Cloar, Max Cloar, Paul Cloar, and Reese Cloar.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be  Monday, June 4, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Tuesday June 5, 2018 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Joe Hansen, Alan “Jac” Cloar, and Rev. Cheryl Cloar officiating. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Shane Cloar, Timothy Cloar, T.J. Johnson, Joseph Tibbs, Justin Thompson, Danny Matthews, Mark Tibbs, and Dwayne Thomas.  Named as honorary pallbearers are Todd Rose, Rod Frey, Jim McCampbell, and Donald Barnes.

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

Memorials may be made to:  First United Methodist Church, 101 East Blythe Street, Paris, TN 38242. 

Hannah Fitch Crosser

Ms. Hannah Fitch Crosser, age 89, of Paris, Tennessee passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Henry County Healthcare Center. Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, June 3, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home. Visitation will be held 4:00 PM till 7:00 PM Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 1:00 PM Sunday prior to service time at 2:00 PM. Bro. John Dale and Bro. Charles Cate will officiate, with burial following in Memorial Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are: Paul Perkins, Clint Perkins, Clay Perkins, Justin Muller, Jason McDaniel, and Joe Casey; honorary: Keith Chilcutt, Frankie Van Dyke, Terry Pierce, Rick Owens, Roland Atkinson, Vaxter Pate, Bob Collins, Gordon Owen, Mike Snyder and former students.

Ms. Crosser was born May 18, 1929 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late John Ples Fitch and the late Evelyn Sweeney Fitch. On November 9, 1952 she married William H. "Bill" Crosser who preceded her in death on January 25, 2010. Ms. Crosser is survived by two daughters: Mary Gail Muller, of Paris, TN and Amy (Paul) Perkins, of Dyersburg, TN; four grandchildren: Justin (Whitney) Muller, Alex (Jason) McDaniel, Clay Perkins, Clint Perkins; and four great-grandchildren: Will and Silas McDaniel, Cameron and Harper Muller.


Besides her parents and her husband, Ms. Crosser was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Riales. 

Ms. Crosser was a longtime active member of First Christian Church in Paris. She was a graduate of E. W. Grove High School and U.T. Knoxville. Hannah was a teacher at Atkins Porter and Springville Schools for 33 years. She was an active member of the Retired Teachers Association, past president of the U.T. Alumni Association, longtime volunteer with the Helping Hand Radio Auction, and former Chamber person of the year.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to: First Christian Church Memorial Fund, 101 South Poplar St., Paris, TN 38242 or charity of the donor’s choice.

Ella Van Huss

Ella Van Huss, age 80 of Big Sandy, TN, died Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Plumley Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

She graduated from East Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in children’s literature.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Paris, being sealed in the Washington D.C. Temple on June 21, 1978.  She was a homemaker who also volunteered at the Big Sandy Library.

Ella was born January 1, 1938, in Charlotte, NC, to the late William Ryan Cornell, Jr., and the late Hazel Palmer Cornell.

She was married March 25, 1958, to Claude Van Huss, who survives, of Big Sandy, TN.

Along with her husband, she is also survived by three daughters, Linda Conaway of Texas, Reatha (Harry) Moon of Paris, TN, and Amy (Tim) Montana of Atlanta, GA; one sister, Tricia (Larry) Allen of Hagerstown, MD; one brother, Billy (Vanetta) Cornell of North Carolina; seven grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Hazel Mae King.  

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Paris, with the funeral service to begin at 2:00 pm.

Burial will be in Cooper Cemetery in Big Sandy, TN.

Willie Mae Page

Mrs. Willie Mae Page, 100, of Paris died Friday, May 25, 2018, at Paris Healthcare Nursing and Rehab.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at The Church of The Living God on Gwen Street . Elder James Travis will officiate. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery .
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the church.
She was born on August 22, 1917, in Henry County to the late Andrew and Luna Gray Busby.
On December 24, 1938, she was married to the late Marvin J. Page. She was a member of The Church of The Living God.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Cindy Lou Williams, Ricky (Kim) Teague and Terrell Cowan all of Paris; nieces, Ruth Washington of Dallas, TX, Barbara (Raymond) Tharpe of Mansfield, TN and Cathy Busby of Paris, TN; a nephew, Bobby (Nadine) Busby of Tulsa, OK; eleven great grandchildren; nine great great grandchildren; her church family and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Billy Lee Cowan, two sisters and three brothers.
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Jessica Jones

Ms. Jessica Jones, 29, of Paris died Monday, May 21, 2018, at her residence.
Services will be held at noon on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. M.A. Richardson officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church.
She was born on March 31, 1989, in McKenzie, Tennessee to James Tharpe, Sr. and Debra Jones. She graduated in 2008 from Henry County High School and a PML employee.
She is survived by her son, Isaiah Jones of Paris; her mother, Debra Jones of Paris; siblings, Elizabeth Jones of Murfreesboro, TN, Erin Sanders of Atlanta, GA, Robert Milliken of Henry,TN, Eric Milliken of Murfreesboro, TN, Shemaka Stubblefield of Smyrna, TN, Jasmine McClain Huntsville, AL, DeIoghn Puckett of Puryear, TN and James Tharpe, Jr. of Paris, TN and a grandmother, Ruby Jones of Paris, TN.
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Carolyn Kaczor

Carolyn Kaczor, age 74 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Tennova Healthcare-Regional Jackson Hospital in Jackson, TN.

 

She retired after a long career in healthcare where she served and traveled for several years as a registered nurse.  She enjoyed watching movies and loved her pets.

 

Carolyn was born February 9, 1944, in Paris, TN, to the late Horace Webb and the late Mary Ann Baird Brinkley.

 

She is survived by one sister, Lisa (Ronnie) Dunn of Paris, TN; one brother, David Brinkley of Paris, TN; one granddaughter, Rachel White of Granbury, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Cindy Kaczor; one sister, Sandra Hudgins; and one brother, Dale Webb.

 

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

Kathryn Kenworthy

Kathryn E. Kehoe Kenworthy, 71, of Buchanan died Sunday, May 20, 2018 in her home at Swan Bay in Buchanan.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.
Kenworthy was born on July 12, 1946 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Ruth and T. Wayne Kehoe.
T. Wayne Kehoe founded Franklin Electric in Bluffton, IN in 1944.

In 1977, she moved to Paris, when she and her husband, Robert Kenworthy, opened their first McDonald’s restaurant. They grew to own and operate McWorth Management Company in Paris and up to 11 McDonald’s locations across West Tennessee.

Kenworthy was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Business in 1968 and she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.

Kenworthy is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Kenworthy of Buchanan; her daughter, Kristine (Curt McGuire) Kenworthy of Buchanan; two sons; Rob Kenworthy of Paris and Ted Kenworthy of Buchanan; eleven grandchildren; and a brother, James (Peggy) Kehoe of Naples, FL.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, William J. “Bill” Kehoe of Fort Wayne, IN and Thomas Kehoe.

The family will cherish donations in her memory to the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Henry County office.

Dannie Byars

Dannie F. Byars, age 71 of Paris, TN, died Monday May 28, 2018, at the Henry County Healthcare Center.

Dannie served in the US Navy where he was awarded a purple heart. He was a retired EMT from the Henry County Ambulance Service after working 27 years. He was Baptist in faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was born October 19, 1946, in Paris, TN, to the late James Byars and the late Norma Farmer Byars.

Dannie was married June 19, 2001, to Mary Ann Kazimir Byars, of Paris, TN, who survives.

Along with his wife, he is survived by two children: Tammy (T.J.) Holtman of Florence, KY, and Justen (Brandi) Byars of Paris, TN; one sister: Sherry (James) Parker of Texas; five grandchildren: Lacy Danielle Farano, Carly Faith Holtman, Cade Nolan Holtman, Gage Daniel Byars and Gracie Mae Byars; one great-grandchild: Mia Danielle Farano.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother Ronnie Byars.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where the memorial visitation will be Wednesday, May 30, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. The Memorial service with military rites will be Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at 6:00 pm in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Craig Peevyhouse and Jeremiah Cole officiating.

Memorials may me made to: The Byars Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN, 38242.

Gary N. Parker

Gary N. Parker, age 61, of Springville, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at his residence. His funeral service will be 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Pastor Linda Barrett to officiate. Burial will follow in Van Dyke Church of Christ Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are David Drewry, Corren Tippitt, Daniel Copous, Ricky Brockman, Ronnie Foster, and Austin Moseley.

Gary N. Parker was born July 27, 1956 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Wallace D. Parker (preceded: April 27, 2018) and to Ruthie Smith Parker of Paris. He married Ronda Medlock Parker on December 31, 1985 and she survives in Springville. Gary is also survived by daughters: Allison (Will) Keith of Antioch, Tennessee and Teri (Bryan) Stephens of Big Sandy; son: Andy Berry of Big Sandy; grandchildren: Daniel (Ashley) Keith, Audrey (Trevon) Blake, Sidney Bethune, Melody (Daniel) Walker, Rachel (Seth) Bastyr, Amie Jo Stephens, and Hayes Berry; great-grandchildren: Linden Bethune, Jr. and Leilani Bethune; sisters: Nancy (Terry) Clark of Paris and Tammy Parker Powell of Springville; brother: Michael (Lisa) Parker of Springville; and numerous other family members and special friends.

Gary formerly worked for the Henry County Sheriff’s Department and seventeen years for Trans Alaska Pipeline. He most recently was employed by Carroll Farmers CO OP. Gary was an avid outdoorsman.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to: Northwest TN Kidz Outdoors, P.O. Box 73, Bruceton, TN 38317

Carleen "Chick" Robertson

Carleen "Chick" "Honey" Robertson, age 91 of Paris, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center. Her memorial service will be held at a later date at Trinity United Methodist Church and burial of cremated remains will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Carleen D. "Chick" Robertson was born April 26, 1927 in Bristow, Kentucky to the late Carl Griffin Robertson and the late Nelle Lee Drugan Robertson. She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Robertson Nance of Aiken, SC; four nieces: Deborah Brossett, Sandra Johnson, Carol Vos, and LeeAnn Hawley; two nephews: Charlie (Gail) Robertson of Paris, TN and Ronnie (Cindy) Robertson Nance of Hot Springs Village, AR; a great nephew, Chip (Ardy) Robertson and a great niece, Paige Wood; two great-great nephews: Griffin Wood and Andrew Wood; and a great-great niece, Avary Wood; and several great nieces and great nephews living in other areas.

Besides her parents, Chick was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles L. Robertson I; a brother-in-law, W.A. "Dub" Nance; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Lockhart Robertson; and a nephew, James Robertson.

Ms. Robertson was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a devoted member of the United Methodist Women. She graduated from E.W. Grove High School and received advanced education from Trevecca University in Nashville, TN. She entered the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and made a career serving her country with distinction for twenty years, retiring in 1971. She was a member of DAV, American Legion, and VFW. She was an outstanding athlete and excelled in basketball and softball. She was inducted into the Paris, Henry County Sports Hall of Fame in 1999. 

Jerry Delk

Jerry Lee Delk, age 75 of Springville, Tennessee passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at his residence. His memorial service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, June 2, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Carol Wade and Rev. Arthur Lodge officiating. Visitation will be after 10:00 AM Saturday, June 2, 2018 prior to the service at the church.

Jerry Lee Delk was born August 12, 1942 in Muncie, Indiana to the late Carlos and Dora Delk. On March 7, 1964 he married Carol Blocher Delk and she preceded him in death on July 22, 2011.

Mr. Delk is survived by a daughter, Corey Delk Riccardi (Doug) of Clearwater, Florida; a son, Cobey Delk of Nashville, Tennessee; four grandchildren: Matthew, Meredith, and Marshall Riccardi and Riley Savannah Delk; one brother-in-law, Emmett (Marcia) Blocher of Cullman, AL; and one sister-in-law, Patricia Wade Delk of Muncie, IN.

Besides his parents and wife, Mr. Delk was also preceded in death by two brothers: Kenny Delk in 2015 and Eugene Delk in 1938.

Jerry and his family moved to Paris, TN in 1975 from Muncie, IN when he founded a business to represent manufacturers in the lamp and lighting and automotive industries. Jerry loved all sports and he was a fan of HCHS Patriot football. He was a daily reader of the Paris PI and a loyal customer of the Southside Café. Jerry was a long time member of the Rotary Club.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jerry's honor to:
Rotary Club's Bill Caldwell Good Citizenship Scholarship
Attn: Mr. David Flowers
P.O. Box 1000
Paris, TN 38242

Dr. Ted Callicot

Longtime local dentist, Dr. Ted Callicott, age 91 of Paris, TN, died Friday, May 18, 2018, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

He was a 1944 graduate of E.W. Grove School.  He served in the US Army Air Force during WWII.  He graduated in 1949 from Murray State University.  He then went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee Dental School.  Dr. Ted was the longest and oldest practicing dentist in the state of Tennessee, where he practiced for 65 years.  He joined the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks (B.P.O.E.) in 1955, holding all offices in the Paris Lodge, serving as Exalted Ruler in 1958.  He was a member of the board of directors for many years and held an honorary life membership of the Paris Lodge.  He later served as the 1972 President of the Tennessee Elks Association.  He took special interest in the ritualistic work of the Order.  He was named National President in 1987, Elkdom’s highest office.  He was the sponsor of the local lodges in Iowa and Missouri.  He won the Distinguished Alumnus of Murray State University in 1989.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Paris.  

Ted was born September 1, 1926, in Paris, TN, to the late Hunter Wesley Callicott and the late Jewell Brannon Callicott.

He was married March 9, 1984, to Betsy Dye Callicott, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Kathy (Larry) Ray of Buchanan, TN; one grandson, Chris (Wendy) Ray of Memphis, TN; and one great grandson, Jacob Ray.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Lowell Callicott.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and continue Sunday, May 20, 2018, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Steve Gallimore officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Dr. David Travis, Chris Ray, Eddie Wilson, Jack Frost, Randy Shook, and Ronnie Attkisson.  Named as Honorary Pallbearers are all of Dr. Ted's B.P.O.E. friends.

An Elks service will take place at graveside at Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN, with burial to follow.

Memorials may be made to:  Elks National Foundation, 2750 N. Lakeview Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614-1889.

Michael Evans

Michael W. Evans, age 63, of Paris, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at his residence. He was buried in Bethesda Cemetery on Friday, May 18, 2018 with local family present. No service or visitation was scheduled. The family requests that those who wish to pay their respects visit his grave, located just behind the Bethesda Cemetery sign.

Michael was born May 7, 1955 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Walter Warren Evans and Geraldine Watkins Evans, who survives in Paris. He is also survived by two sons: Michael Evans and Kelly Evans, both of Michigan; sister: Barbara (Roger) Coleman of Paris; and brother: Walter Lee Evans of Paris.

Mr. Evans was known as “Mr. Fix It” as he was a longtime automotive mechanic. He was a very talented musician who could play any instrument. Michael had a tremendous sense of humor and was thought to be a comedian among his family and friends, also making him loved by many.

William Turner

William Clenoy “Bill” Turner, age 81 of Springville, TN, died Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Paris Healthcare Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

 

He lived in the Pleasant Hill Community of Springville for over 50 years.  He was an active member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, where he was a long time lay speaker and Sunday school teacher.  Bill retired from Dupont in 1995 with 30 years of service as a maintenance mechanic & welder.  He was an avid builder of anything with an engine including dragsters, stock cars, motorcycles, and homebuilt aircraft.

 

Bill was born April 24, 1937, in Vale, TN, to the late William H. Turner and the late Ruby Mae Frensley.

 

He was married June 2, 1957, to Faye Carter Turner, who survives, of Springville, TN.

 

Along with his wife, he is also survived by two sons, Rick (Toni) Turner of Vonore, TN, and Rusty (Tracy) Turner of Paris, TN; two brothers, Jimmie (Cathy) Turner of Vale, TN, and David (Angie) Turner of Huntingdon, TN; four grandchildren, Trent (Tara) Turner, Carrie (Cody) Black, Wesley (Lindsay) Turner, and Josh (Kathleen) Turner; and six great grandchildren.  

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Sunday, May 20, 2018, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 4:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Dr. Barry Scott and Jerry Stephenson officiating.

 

Pallbearers will be David Turner, Trent Turner, Josh Turner, Wesley Turner, Cody Black, and Nathan Baker.

 

Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Springville, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to:  Pleasant Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Faye Turner, 9660 Highway 641 S, Springville, TN 38256 or to the charity of your choice. 

 

Robert Bradley Jr.

Robert “Bobby” Bradley Jr., age 38 of Cottage Grove, TN, died Monday, May 14, 2018, in St. Louis, MO.

 

Bobby was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army. He was a self-employed mechanic, who besides working on cars, loved fishing. He was a big fan of the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs. 

 

Bobby was born September 24, 1979, in Elmhurst, IL to Robert Hall Bradley, Sr., of Cottage Grove, TN and Debra Ray Hardwick of Paris, TN. 

 

Along with his parents, he is survived by one sister, Shannon Bradley of Paris, TN, grandmother, Carolyn Ray of Paris, TN; nephew, Donavan Bradley of Paris, TN; and his step father, Marty Hardwick of Paris, TN.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, W.C. and Zelma Bradley.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday, May 18, 2018, from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and continue Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Phillip Hardwick and Wayne Bradley conducting the service.

 

Pallbearers for the service are Nick Bradley, James Bradley, William Bradley, Wayne T. Bradley, Brandon Ray, Richard Glisson, Ryan Tyler and Kye Norton.

 

Honorary Pallbearers are Clint Graff, Ralph Burnell, and Donavan Bradley.

 

Burial will follow the service at Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to: Paralyzed Veterans of America, 1030 Jefferson Ave. #2D-100, Memphis, TN 38104.

Frances Boggs

Frances was born Feb.7, 1938 in Niles, OH to Clyde L. Cline and Ida Mae Jennings Cline. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, David, Clyde L.(junior), George, and Ursel Cline, and one sister, Shirley Tillery.

 

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Eugene Boggs of McKenzie, TN; and four children, Robert Boggs of McKenzie, Gary Boggs of McKenzie, Cindy Dycus of Milan, and Linda (Brad) Langley of McKenzie; one sister, Virginia Campbell of Ohio; three grandchildren, Jonathan (Leah) Dycus of Milan, Matthew Langley of McKenzie, and  Caitlin Langley of McKenzie; and one great grandchild, Carson Dycus of McKenzie.

 

A memorial is being planned at Faith in Christ Ministries, 14170 Paris St, Huntingdon, TN 38344.

 

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

Jennie Pace

Jennie “Sally” Paschall Oakley Pace, age 88 of Paris, TN, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at her residence.

She was a former nurse assistant to Dr. Rhea at the Rhea Clinic and retired from Holley Carburetor. Jennie enjoyed gardening and loved spending time at the senior citizens center. She was a member of Van Dyke Church of Christ.

Jennie was born October 20, 1929, in Cottage Grove, TN, to the late Raymond J. Paschall and the late Alna McClain Paschall.

She first married Howard Oakley, Jr. in 1950 who preceded in death August 2, 1997. She then married Estel Pace December 31, 2001 who died in July 20, 2012.

Survivors include her daughter: Jerry McCann of Paris; a sister: Brenda (Bobby) Owen of the Hico Community; one brother: Joe Mac Paschall of Buchanan; three grandchildren: Chad Oakley of Jackson, TN, Nicki (Chris) Escue of Portland, TN, Derek (Starry) Ivy of Benton, MO; and four great grandchildren: Kelly, Ryan and Hunter Ivy and Annalise Escue.

In addition to her family, Jennie left these special friends: Lottie Smith, Evelyn Ashby, Shirley Redden, Cody and Lindsey Craig and their son Cohen, Randy and Pam Peale and their son Mason (Morgan) Peale.

Along with her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a daughter: Donna Ivy.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN, where the visitation will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 11 AM until the time of the service. The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 1 PM with Roger Banks officiating.

Pallbearers for the service are: Terry Wilkinson, Mason Peale, Chris Escue, Dave Perry, Steve Blake and Jimmy Patterson.

Honorary Pallbearers are the Elders of VanDyke Church of Christ: Billy Russell, Vince Blake and Gene Baker.

Burial will follow the service at Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to the VanDyke Church of Christ, c/o Terry Wilkinson 3530 VanDyke Rd., Paris, TN 38242.

Margaret Dillon

Margaret "Helen" Dillon, age 76, of Paris, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Helen's body is to be cremated. A memorial service and visitation will be planned by her family and announced by McEvoy Funeral Home.

Ms. Dillion was born February 11, 1942 to the late Doss Henry Dillon and the late Edna May Winsett Dillon. She is survived by sisters: Janice Graves of Puryear, Carolyn Dean of Paris, Linda Berry of Puryear, Judy Tate of Paris; brothers: Roy Dillon of Puryear and James Dillon of Paris; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was known to be a dedicated homemaker. 

Warren Brown

Mr. Warren Brown, age 82 of Springville, Tennessee died on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Eiffel Gardens Assisted Living of Paris

Mr. Brown was born on December 4, 1935 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late William Broughton Brown and Rose Oliver Brown.

He and Nellie “Coe” Coralene Bishop Brown(preceded) married on May 6, 1956.

Mr. Brown is survived by his brother, Paul(Julie)Brown of Springville, and nephews Nathaniel and Landon Brown.

He was a member of  Sulphur Well Church of Christ. He was an Army/National Guard Veteran and former vice president of human resources for Dunlop Tire Co.

Visitation will be at McEvoy Funeral Home and is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15th from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00p.m.m and on Wednesday after 12:00 p.m.

Funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 16th and burial will be at Bethesda Cemetary.

Pallbearers: Victor Baldwin, Dr. Robert Gardner, Glenn Wimberley, Larry Wimberley, David Reasons, and Dale Reasons

Dennis "Bubba" Carter

Dennis “Bubba” Carter, age 41 of Puryear, TN, died Friday, May 11, 2018, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN. 

 

He worked in construction as a roofer for several years.  He enjoyed cars and hanging out with his family and friends, especially his daughter.

 

Dennis was born February 7, 1977, in Berwyn, IL, to Barbara Cole Carter, who survives, of Puryear, TN, and Dennis Ray Carter who survives, of Puryear, TN.

 

Along with his mother and father, he is also survived by one daughter, Alyssa Ann Carter of Henry, TN; five brothers, Mark Beimal (Marcy Vaira) of Romeoville, IL, Danny Carter of Paris, TN, Royce Carter of New York, Ryan (Kirsten) Carter of Puryear, TN, and Lannie Carter of Illinois; several other stepsisters, stepbrothers and extended family; and the mother of his daughter, Stacey Guerrero of Henry, TN.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, May 14, 2018, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 

 

The body is to be cremated following the visitation.  

 

Memorials may be made to:  Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242, on behalf of the Dennis Carter Family.

Carolyn Davis Nolin

Mrs. Carolyn Davis Nolin, Age 83 of Paris, died on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Henry County Medical Center.

Mrs. Carolyn Nolin was born on March 15, 1935 in Henry County, Tennessee. She and the late John Henry Nolin were married for 56 years.

There will be a private graveside service at Memorial Cemetery. Carl Holder will officiate the service.

No visitation is scheduled

Betty Jean Thompson

Betty Jean Thompson, age 85 of Buchanan, TN, died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at her residence in Buchanan, TN.

She retired after several years working as a nurse at Murray-Calloway County Hospital and for Dr. Quertermous.  She was a member of New Liberty Church of Christ.

Betty Jean was born August 4, 1932, in Buchanan, TN, to the late Leonard Virgil Clayton and the late Vela Gray Lamb Clayton.

She was married May 19, 1949, to Charles H. Thompson, who preceded her in death on June 20, 2009.

She is survived by two daughters, Debbie (Doug) Jackson of Buchanan, TN, and Patty Thompson of Buchanan, TN; one sister, Joyce Ballentine of Humboldt, TN; one brother, Pete Clayton of Memphis, TN; two grandchildren, Eric (Kim) Jackson of Buchanan, TN, and Emily (John) Broomfleet of Buchanan, TN; and six great grandchildren, Katie Broomfleet, Zayne Broomfleet, Tori Jackson, Adyson Broomfleet, Carly Jackson, and Jocee Jackson.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and continue Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Sunday, May 13, 2018, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with John Dale officiating. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Tony Thompson, Kerry Thompson, Trent Thompson, Mike Pflueger, Pat Stacey, and David Lassiter.

Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.

Nona Manha

Nona Manha, age 90 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Paris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

 

She was a homemaker who recently moved from Reno, NV, to Tennessee to be closer to several family members.  Nona loved sewing & scrapbooking, working in her yard, and enjoyed her flowers.  She was an active member of the Sierra Vista Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Reno, NV, where she was very faithful in her ministry as one of Jehovah’s witnesses.  She was a devoted wife who loved being a mother and grandmother.  She was very hospitable and generous, and a good friend who cared for others.

 

Nona was born July 20, 1927, in Coalville, UT, to the late Frank Tow and the late Delilah Hill Tow.

 

She was married December 11, 1943, to her husband of 65 years, Joe Manha, Jr., who preceded her in death in February 2009.

 

She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Monck of Paris, TN; one son, Danny (Linda) Manha of Reno, NV; six grandchildren, Ben (Brandie) Monck, Jonah (Jessica) Monck, Tony (Mika) Monck, Heidi (Zach) Bales, Justice (Nicole) Manha, and Andrea Manha; and eight great grandchildren, Sage (Austen) Keen, Acacia Monck, Paisley Phillips, Oliver Phillips, Evelyn Bales, Zeke Bales, Joanna Manha, and Miranda Manha.

 

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by three sisters, Fay Reinhold, Georgia White, and Phyllis Tow; and one brother, Jim Tow.

 

Local arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by Walton’s Funeral Home, 875 W 2nd St, Reno, NV 89503, where visitation will be Wednesday, May 23, 2018, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm with the funeral service beginning at 12:00 pm.

Charles McMillen

Charles A. McMillen, age 93 of Paris, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Henry County Healthcare Center. His funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Paris with Joe Hansen, Gary Collier, and Bob Valentine officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. on Monday, May 14, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home and again on Tuesday after 9:00 A.M. until time of service at First Methodist Church.

Mr. McMillen was born February 20, 1925 on Crawford Avenue in Paris, Tennessee to the late David B. McMillen and the late Novella Collins McMillen. He married Margaret Berry McMillen on December 4, 1944 in Punta Gorda, Florida. She preceded him in death on August 9, 2011. Charles is survived by his daughters: Meg (Larry) Corrow of Carlyle, Illinois and Jan Dixon of Kennebunk, Maine; grandchildren: Jesse (Brigida) McMillen, Allyson McMillen, Laura Lippay, Stephen Lippay, Jarrett Corrow, Ethan Corrow, Darcy (Stefan) Kuenzel, Rodney Dixon, Jr., and Mason (Anna) Dixon; eleven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Besides his wife and parents, Charles is also preceded in death by his son: Mike McMillen, sister: Elizabeth McMillen Heuss, and brother: David B. McMillen, Jr.

Mr. McMillen joined the U.S. Army on May 5, 1943 and entered Aviation Cadet Flight Training. He graduated a B-24 pilot and his wife Margaret pinned his wings on him November 20, 1944 at Buckingham Field, Ft. Meyers, Florida. Charles was a longtime and active member of First United Methodist Church in Paris. He was affectionately nicknamed "911 Charlie Mac" by his neighbors as he always came to their rescue to lend a hand anytime he was needed.

The family requests that memorials be made to:

First United Methodist Church

Video Fund

P.O. Box 25

Paris, TN 38242

or

Disabled American Veterans

P.O. Box 14301

Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301

Wanda Rankin

Wanda Rankin, age 85 of Paris, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Paris Healthcare Center. Her funeral service will be 4:45PM at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Gerald Scott officiating. Burial will follow at Poplar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be at McEvoy Funeral Home after 3:00PM until service time. Pallbearers will be Cody Millsap, Daniel Stephenson, Trevor Haepp, Lee Jones, Jimmy Johnson, Dylan Johnson and Brandon Stephenson.

Wanda Rankin was born June 27, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Henry Lester Dalton and the late Sadie Rosella Higgins Dalton. On September 23, 1952 she married Thomas Lloyd Rankin and he preceded her in death on February 6, 1990.

Ms. Rankin is survived by three daughters: Cindy (Bill) Otten of Kennewick, WA, Marie Wyatt of Reidland, KY and Mayela (Charles) Rish of Paris, TN; one son, Tim Rankin of Paris, TN; ten grandchildren: Jimmy Johnson, Larinda (Donnell) Garner, Patricia (Mike) Rolo, Amanda (Ricky) Anderson, Stacey Dean, Heather Rankin, Misty Enoch, Thomas Wachter, Daniel (Kim) Stephenson, and Carrissa (Lee) Jones; seventeen great grandchildren: Dylan Johnson, Tanna (Dillan) Ford, Jordan Sesate, Keiauna Sesate, Brandon Escobedo, Alexia Escobedo, Rialey Davis, Jamison McElroy, Meagan Millsap, Cody (Jordan) Millsap, Austin Wachter, Aiden Wachter, Brandon Stephenson, Bryce Stephenson, Trevor Haepp, Blaine Childers, and Danilynn Jones; two great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Ms. Rankin was also preceded in death by a son, Stephen Rankin; and 20 siblings.

Jerry Lee Delk

Jerry Lee Delk, age 75 of Springville, Tennessee passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at his residence. His services will be announced later.

Jerry Lee Delk was born August 12, 1942 in Muncie, Indiana to the late Carlos and Dora Delk. On March 7, 1964 he married Carol Blocher Delk and she preceded him in death on July 22, 2011.

Mr. Delk is survived by a daughter, Corey Delk Riccardi (Doug) of Clearwater, Florida; a son, Cobey Delk of Nashville, Tennessee; four grandchildren: Matthew, Meredith, and Marshall Riccardi and Riley Savannah Delk; one brother-in-law, Emmett (Marcia) Blocher of Cullman, AL; and one sister-in-law, Patricia Wade Delk of Muncie, IN.

Besides his parents and wife, Mr. Delk was also preceded in death by two brothers: Kenny Delk in 2015 and Eugene Delk in 1935.

Jerry and his family moved to Paris, TN in 1975 from Muncie, IN when he founded a business to represent manufacturers in the lamp and lighting and automotive industries. Jerry loved all sports and he was a fan of HCHS Patriot football. He was a daily reader of the Paris PI and a loyal customer of the Southside Café. Jerry was a long time member of the Rotary Club.

Randy Pace

Randy Pace, age 58 of Buchanan, TN, died Monday, May 7, 2018 at his residence.

He formerly worked as a heavy equipment operator for Tennessee Asphalt for several years.  He was Baptist.  Randy graduated from HCHS in 1977.  He loved playing video games and especially loved picking at his nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews because he loved them so much. 

Randy was born October 11, 1959 in Paris, TN to the late Joe Pace and Jo Ann Hinson Pace who survives of Buchanan, TN.

Besides his mother, Randy is also survived by two sisters, Diane (Jimmy) Lipford of Buchanan, TN, and Deborah Pace of Buchanan, TN;  one brother, Bobby (Ethel) Pace of Buchanan, TN; two nieces, Crystal (Tommy) Hutson, and Shaunda Pace; two nephews, Bobby (Christine) Keatts, and Jason (Kim) Pace; three great nieces; and six great nephews.

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

 

 
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