Ruth Wallace Craig, age 89, of Buchanan, Tenn., died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn.
She was married to James Edward Craig May 4, 1940, and he preceded in death April 6, 2008.
Ruth was a member of The First Church of the Nazerene in Dover. She formerly worked at Mitchum Company, the Shoe Factory and then for Colt Industries until each of them closed.
She was a daughter of the late Herman Wallace and the late Onie Vick Wallace.
She is survived by her Two Sons, Jerry Dwayne (Sue) Craig of Buchanan, Tenn, James D. (Gilda) Craig of Buchanan, Tenn; Two Sisters, Sara Dowdy of Granite City, Ill, Vivian Pfleeger of Dover, Tenn; Three Brothers, Leon Dillon Wallace of Detroit, Mich, Charles Vernon Wallace of Mayfield, Ky,
Othal Wallace of Dover, Tenn; grandchildren, Jerry, Clint, and Cody (Lindsay) Craig of Buchanan, TN, Ray Craig of Louisville, KY, and Maria (Robert) Knott of Wichita, KS; great grandchildren, Elena, Matthew and Rebekah Craig, Dakota and Brandon Knott.
Ruth was also preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Outland and Orlene Chadwick; brothers, Alvin, Franklin, Marshall and Orville Wallace.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Saturday, March 8, 2014 and after 12 pm Sunday, March 9, 2014. The Funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Larry Dukes & Dean Lee will officiate.
Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery in Buchanan, Tenn.
Marty Lynn Scott, age 39, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn.
Scott Attended Open Doors Community Church.
He was a son of the late Michael Lee “Mickie” Scott and Wanda Webb Scott of Paris, TN.
He is also survived by his Two Daughters, Tara Scott of Paris, Tenn, Cheyenne Luther Scott of Paris, Tenn; Son, Tyler Scott of Paris, Tenn; Sister, Nikki Scott of Paris, Tenn; Brother, Michael (Donna) Scott of Paris, Tenn; Grandmother, Arlene Workman of South Carolina; uncle, Kenneth (Christy) Webb of Baldwyn, MS; and Several nieces and cousins.
Marty was also preceded in death by Grandparents, John Scott, Maxine Kent, and Travis Webb.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 10 am to 1 pm Monday, March 10, 2014. The funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Monday, March 10, 2014.
Johnny Farmer & Kenneth Webb will officiate. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.
Interment will follow in Mt. Comfort Cemetery in Yuma, Tenn.
Memorials may be made to: Scott Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.
Edna Kathryn Cooper, age 95, of Savannah, Tenn, formerly of Paris, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Harbert Hills Academy Nursing Home in Savannah, Tenn.
She was married June 26, 1937 to Nolan James Copper, and he preceded in death March 4, 1984.
Edna formerly worked at Holley Carburetor Plant in Paris, TN and was a member of Paris Seventh Day Adventist Church.
She was born September 15, 1918 in Paris to the late Edward Jenkins and the late Bessie Pillow Jenkins.
She is survived by her Daughter, Deborah "Debbie" & husband Bobby Wint Sr. of Clarksville, Tenn; Grandchildren, Bob Wint Jr. of Madison, TN and Amanda Cooper of Panama City Beach, FL.
Edna was also preceded in death by a son, James E. “Jimmy” Cooper; sisters, Willie Toombs and Effie Rye; and brothers, Eli Jenkins and Edward Lee Jenkins.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be after 11 am Thursday, March 6, 2014 until the Funeral Service at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 pm Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Bobby Wint Sr. will officiate.
Interment will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Paris, Tenn.
Bonnie Latham, age 54 of Paris, died Friday, February 28th at her residence.
Arrangements are not yet complete and are being handled by McEvoy Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.
Imogene Seward, age 84 of Paris, died Thursday, February 27th.
Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 PM Friday, February 28th and from noon until 1 PM Saturday at Ridgeway Funeral Home with memorial services to follow at 1 PM in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Elkhorn Cemetery.
Elsie Coe, age 85, of Paris, died Wednesday February 26th at the Paris Healthcare Center.
She was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church.
There will be a graveside service at 10am Thursday February 27th at Memorial Cemetery.
Steven C. Rumfelt, age 62 of Smyrna, Tenn., formerly of Paris, died Tuesday, February 25th at Stone Crest Memorial Center in Smyrna.
Rumfelt is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Rumfelt and Louise Claudine Redmon Rumfelt.
He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Marion Ellis Rumfelt of Manalapan, N.J.; sons Johnny (Jennifer) Hornbaker of Junction City, Kan., and Stevie Rumfelt of Brookfield, Ill.; stepdaughter Kim (Paul) McDonnell of Selkirk, N.Y.; and sisters Carol (Gene) Campbell of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and Nancy (Kevin) Johnson of Dickson, Tenn.
He is also survived by one grandchild, Thomas Rumfelt.
Visitation for the family of Steve Rumfelt will be held from 1 to 2 PM Saturday, March 1 at McEvoy Funeral Home with memorial services to be held at 2 PM.
Virginia Sturdivant Hendrix, age 84, of Paris died at her residence on Tuesday February 25th.
Virginia attended First Baptist Church in Paris. She was preceeded in death by her husband Vernon Hendrix. They were married in 1968.
Visitation will be 2-6pm Friday and after 10am Saturday March 1st at McEvoy Funeral home. Service will be at 11am on Saturday March 1. Burial will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Care Center of Henry County, 1290 Kelley Drive, Paris, TN 38242.
Victoria Maria Burns, age 88, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at her residence in Paris, Tenn.
Victoria was a war bride who married in 1945 to William Joseph Burns, Jr., who was stationed overseas in the Persian Gulf Command Division of US Army. They were married 68 years and William died Oct. 19, 2012. She was formerly of Sebastian, FL and Philadelphia, PA and moved to Paris 7 years ago.
She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. Recently, she made many friends after graduating from the Physical Therapy Program at McKenzie Healthcare Center as well as through Home Health & Hospice Teams. She will be sorely missed by those she sought to bring joy & laughter to.
She was born December 24, 1925 in Tehran, Iran to the late Vladimir Amerman and the late Stanislawa Amerman.
She is survived by her Two Daughters, Susan Dierkes of Paris, Tenn, Elizabeth (William) Case of Paris, Tenn; One Son-In-Law, Jeff Gordon of Chardon, Ohio; Special Care giver, Gi Gi Cain of Paris, TN; 8 Grandchildren; and 19 Great Grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Theresa Gordon and son-in-law, Charles Dierkes.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Thursday, February 27, 2014.
The Funeral mass will be at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 10 am Friday, February 28, 2014 .
Cremation will follow the service.
Robbie Faye Fletcher, age 80, of Paris, Tenn., died Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at her residence in Paris, Tenn.
She was married Dec. 28, 1949 to BJ Fletcher who survives. Robbie was a member of East Wood Church of Christ. She retired after 21 total years at Holley Carburetor Plant in Paris and was then a homemaker. She formerly worked 7 years at the Mitchum Company in Paris, TN.. .
She was born July 1, 1933 in Cottage Grove, TN to the late Travis "Doc" Maddox and the late Patria Pennington Maddox.
She is also survived by her Daughter, Donna (Randy) Rushing of Jackson, Tenn; Two Sisters, Susie Olive of Paris, Tenn, Bonnie (Jimmie) Dobson of Sedalia, Ky.; Granddaughter, Wendy (Kirk) Wratten of Henry, TN; Great grandchildren, Alexia and Rachel Wratten; Step Grandchildren, Christy (Shawn) Hollamon of Beech Bluff, TN, Tyler Rushing and Logan Rushing of Jackson, TN; Step great-grandchildren, Makala and Malachi Hollamon.
Robbie was also preceded in death by her sister, Jean Osbon.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Friday, February 28, 2014 and after 9:30 AM Saturday, March 1, 2014. The funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 am Saturday, March 1, 2014.
David Alan Jackson will officiate.
Pallbearers will be; Randy Rushing, Logan Rushing, John Wratten, Steve Pennington, Rob Pennington, and Josh White.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Jerry Olive and Jimmy Pennington.
Interment will be in Olive Branch Cemetery between Como and Cottage Grove, Tenn.
Brad M. Gay, age 66, of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn.
Brad was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He retired from Williams-Sonoma in
Olive Branch, MS and enjoyed spending time with his family.
He was born February 24, 1947 in Brockton, Mass. to the late William Gay and the late Carolyn Nash Gay.
He is survived by his Two Daughters, Allie (Jason) Harper of Paris, Tenn, Sara (Jason) Latshaw of Lakeland, Tenn; One Son, Chris (Kristy) Gay of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; One Sister, Cindy Gay of Memphis, Tenn; Five Grandchildren, Emily Harper, Riley Harper, Olivia Harper, Ava Latshaw, and Ian Latshaw.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Gay.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.
Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Thursday February 27, 2014 at Ridgeway Funeral Home and continue on Friday February 28, 2014 after 10 am at First United Methodist Church in Paris.
The Memorial Service will be at 10:30 am Friday at First United Methodist Church in Paris.
JoAnne “Jo” Jones, age 64, of Cottage Grove, Tenn., died Sunday, February 23, 2014, at her residence in Cottage Grove, Tenn.
She was married May 15, 1993 to Charles Jones and he survives. Jo was a retired CNA with Extendicare of West TN and a 1967 Cottage Grove High School graduate.
She was a daughter of Herman Grainger and his wife Betty of Cottage Grove, TN and the late Frances Brown Grainger.
She is also survived by her Daughter, Jennifer Ann Hodge of Paris, Tenn; Step Daughter-Janan (Gerry) Richrath of Charlotte, N.C.; Son, Dirk (Atsuko) Hodge of Seattle, Wash; Step Son-Jason Jones of Summerville, S.C.; One Sister, Brenda (Jerry) Shankle of Cottage Grove, Tenn.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.
A Private Family Gathering with cremation to follow is planned.
Memorials may be made to Sarah Cannon fund, 310 25th Ave. North, Suite 103, Nashville, TN 37203 or American Cancer Society Memorial Foundation-Hope Lodge, 2008 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37203.
David LeRoy Reid, age 73, of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn.
He married Mary Hosken Reid October 9, 1987 and she survives. He was a Baptist, born in Detroit, MI and graduated from high school in Dearborn, MI.
David worked for more that 10 years as a bus driver for Detroit Metro Airport.
He is also survived by: One Son, Mark Reid of Michigan; and Sister-in-law, Carol (Keith) Andrews, of Paris, TN.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.
He will be Cremated with a Memorial Service at a later date.
Juanita Jackson Paschall, age 85 of Puryear, died Friday February 21st at her residence. She was preceeded in death by her husband J.L. Paschall. They were married on Decemeber 24th, 1947.
Juanita was a Presbyterian by faith and attended Mill Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church for several years. She was a homemaker, family caregiver who loved flowers and enjoyed shopping trips.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4-7pm and after 11am Monday until service time at 2pm Monday at McEvoy Funeral home.
Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Margaret Mae Evans, age 84, of Paris, died Sunday February 23rd at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
She was preceeded in death by spouse Jewell Bradford Melton, Sr. and spouse Porter "Bill" Evans Jr.
Margaret was a long time and active member of Springhill Baptist Church.
Visitation will be 4-8pm Monday February 24th and after 10am Tuesday until service time at 2pm Tuesday at McEvoy Funeral home. Burial will at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Bro. Bill H. Smith, age 78, of Paris, Tenn., died Monday, February 17, 2014, at Jackson Madison Co. Gen. Hosp. in Jackson, Tenn.
He was married October 30, 1954 to Betty Joe Glidewell Smith and she survives.
Bill formerly worked as a guide on Reelfoot Lake and as a gas station attendant in his younger years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Paris, TN. Bill served as a Baptist Minister for over 50 years. He retired as Director of Missions for the Western District Baptist Association where he served from 1976-2000. Bill pastored churches in KY, TN, AR, IL & MI. He enjoyed traveling and camping and worked as a Campground Chaplain in Pigeon Forge, TN and Ocala, FL. He worked with Campers on Mission and the Tennessee Baptist Convention Disaster Relief.
He was the son of the late Clifford Smith and the late Iva Lora Morris Smith.
He is also survived by One Daughter, Shauna (Jeff) Adams of Paris, Tenn; One Son, Michael (Laurie) Smith of Jackson, Tenn; One Sister, Evelyn (Bill) Milner of South Fulton, Tenn; Three Grandchildren, Koie (Jennifer) Smith of Marietta, GA, Matt (Candice)Adams of Paris, TN, Chris Adams of Paris, TN;
Five Great Grandchildren, Matthew Jones, Kaia Jones, Nely Bevill, Dean Adams, and Cash Adams; several Nieces and Nephews; and special friends, Robert and Nikki Beard.
Bill was also preceded in death by three sisters, Elsie Frazier, Sue Kelly, and Eula May Pinion; and Two brothers, Clint D. Smith and Vernon Smith.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn. Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Ridgeway Funeral Home and after 11 am until the service at First Baptist Church Friday, February 21, 2014. The Funeral service will be at First Baptist Church at 1:00 pm Friday, February 21, 2014.
Dr. Trent Bullock & Larry Nichols will officiate.
Pallbearers will be: Larry Simmons, Larry Dukes, Mike Burney, Paul Veazey, Jim Twilbeck and Mike Waddey. Honorary pallbearers will be Pastors of the Western District Baptist Association.
Interment will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.
Memorial may be made to: First Baptist Church Men’s Ministry, 313 N. Poplar St., Paris, TN 38242; Henry County Relay for Life, P.O. Box 1505, Paris, TN 38242; or JDRF, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.
Thomas H. "Pat" Priddy
Thomas H. “Pat” Priddy, age 81, of Paris, Tenn., died Sunday, February 16, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn.
He was married July 19, 1952 Jo Nell Hosford Priddy and she survives.
Pat Retired after 37 years from Holley Carburetor Plant as a set-up man. He was a member of East Wood Church of Christ. After retirement he worked at the Henry Co. Court House for 10 years.
He was the son of the late John Thomas Priddy and the late Almeda Mae Priddy.
He is also survived by One Son, Tommy (Barbara) Priddy of Henry, Tenn; One Sister, Mildred Byars of Paris, Tenn; One Brother, Jimmy (Ruth) Priddy of Paris, Tenn.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Tuesday, February 18, 2014 and after 11 am Wednesday, February 19, 2014 until the funeral service at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 pm. Wednesday.
Roger Banks will officiate.
Interment will be at Walker Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.
Barbara Jean Paschall Hutson, age 64, of Paris, Tenn., died Sunday, February 16, 2014, at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn. She a 1967 Buchanan High School graduate and formerly worked at Dairy Queen and last worked at Mohon International in assembly. Barbara enjoyed spending time with her Grandchildren and her brother, Carl.
She was the daughter of the late Alexander Paschall and Betty Virginia Roney Paschall Davis of Paris, TN
She is also survived by One Daughter, Tamara "Tammy" (John) Parker of Murray, Ky; One Son, Christopher "Chris" (Becky) Hutson of Paris, Tenn; One Sister, Peggy (Raymond) Denton of Paris, Tenn.
Three Brothers, Carl Paschall of Paris, Tenn, Jackie Paschall of Murfreesboro, Tenn, Danny Paschall of Portage, Ind; 3 Grandchildren, Hunter Updyke, Carli Hutson, and Mathis Hutson.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St.,Paris, Tenn.
The visitation and service will be private.
Interment will be in VanDyke Grove Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.
Bill H. Smith
Bill H. Smith of Paris died Monday, February 17 in Jackson, Tenn.
Smith is survived by his wife, Betty.
Carmon Gallimore, age 86 of Paris, died Sunday, February 16 at McKenzie Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Gallimore was a former minister of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Paris.
She is preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Ermma Bruce Gallimore, brothers RC and LC Gallimore, sisters Dorothy Degman, Gladys Holland and Maxine Featherstone, and daughter Joann Gallimore.
Gallimore is survived by her sons
Carmon Loyd (Jeanne) Gallimore, Memphis, TN; Rick (Janice) Gallimore, Paris, TN; Ken (Staci) Gallimore, Camden, TN; Scott (Robyn) Gallimore, Bruceton, TN; her daughter Ginger (Richard) Welling of Mesa, Ariz., twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time.
Barbara Hutson, age 64 of Paris, died Sunday, February 16 at Paris Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
A private family service is being scheduled through Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Clifford P. Wills
Clifford P. Wills, age 75 of Paris, died Sunday, February 16 at his residence.
Wills was a U.S. Air Force veteran and worked as a machinist with Iseli for over 25 years.
He was also an active member of the Bridge of Hope Church.
Wills is preceded in death by his parents, Reuben P. and Emma Helen Meidinger Wills, and his sister Faye Wills.
Wills is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandra Faye Siebarth Wills, their son Christopher (Cyndy) Wills of Farragut, Tenn., daughters Kim (William) Vitkus of Beloit, Wisc., Dawn (Jerry) Tibbits of Delavan, Wisc., and Sally (Ira) Harms of Paris, as well as five grandchildren.
He is also survived by a brother, Raymond (Brigitte) Wells of Springville, Tenn., and sister Dianne (Ed) Buckley of Kenosha, Wisc.
His body is to be cremated and a private memorial service will be held.
Arrangements are being handled by McEvoy Funeral Home.
Laurine M. Jackson, age 87, of Paris died Saturday February 15 at River Park Hospital in McMinnville.
Visitation will be from 10am to 1pm Tuesday February 18th at McEvoy Funeral Home. Funeral is at 1pm with burial to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Friends of the Library, 400 W. Washington St. Paris, TN 38242 or First Baptist Church, 313 N. Poplar Street Paris, TN 38242.
Paul Edward Evans, age 97 of Springville, Tenn., died Thursday, February 13 at his home.
He was a decorated WWII army veteran who earned two bronze stars and seven honor medals.
Evans worked as a farmer and retired from Holley Carburetor in 1979 after 22 years' service.
He was a member of Springville Church of Christ, a passionate St. Louis Cardinals fan, and loved working in his yard and garden.
Evans is preceded in death by his parents, Williams and Manie Evans, his sister Theresa Gilbreth, his daughter-in-law Sherry Smith Evans, and two grandsons, Greg and Jason Evans.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Billie Jean Killebrew Evans, as well as his sister Lottie Wilson of Lebanon, Tenn., four children, Mitchell (Linda) Evans of Cottage Grove, Tenn., Peggy (Tony) Nance of Puryear, Tenn., Doug (Cathy) Evans of Springville, Tenn., and Ricky Evans of Paris, seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
A funeral service with military honors will be held at 2 PM Saturday, February 15 at Springville Church of Christ with interment to follow in Poplar Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the church from noon until time of service.
Anglin Funeral Home in Dover is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to the Poplar Grove Cemetery Fund c/o Tom Hainley, 825 Lakeview Manor Road, Springville, TN 38256
Cap Ross Watkins, age 93, of Paris, Tenn., died Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn.
He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Leroy Smith and formerly worked for Laird Brick Co. in Puryear, TN.
He was a son of the late Frank Watkins and the late Lena Cathy Watkins.
He is survived by his stepdaughter, Linda Keels of North Carolina; stepson, Don Jackson of Cleveland, Tenn.; brother, Fred (Elaine) Watkins of Cottage Grove, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Watkins is preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Bowman Watkins, stepdaughter, Joyce Lampela, stepson, Charles Jackson; sisters, Katie Belle Gansner, Alberta Lauer, Virginia Harvey, Hazel Yarbrough; and brother, Mack Watkins
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2014 and after 11a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014 until the funeral service at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m.
Interment will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.
Ward C. Cherry, age 88 of Paris, TN died February 9, 2014 at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center in Paris, TN.
Born July 11, 1925 in Ft. Henry, TN, Ward was a son of S. Zebbidee and Alma Green Cherry who both preceded in death.
Ward was married September 12, 1944 to Mary Earlene Tidwell Cherry and she preceded in death March 3, 2004. He was a member of Sulphur Well Church of Christ and a WW II Army Veteran. Mr. Cherry was a retired administrator with T.V.A. and received a business degree from Toler Business College.
Mr. Cherry is survived by his son, Steven R. (Marilyn) Cherry of Paris, TN; Daughter-in-law, Margaret Cherry of Paris, TN; and Grandchildren, Matthew Cherry and Chris (Tassie) Cherry.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by sons, Sammy Lee Cherry and Jerry Dale Cherry; 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
Visitations will be Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Ridgeway Funeral Home after 10 am until the service at 2 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home. Randy Stephens will officiate. Pallbearers will be Matt Cherry, Gary Hunter, Bobby Walker, Chris Cherry, Larry Wimberley and Glenn Wimberley.
Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery.
Joan M. Stead, age 74 of Springville, TN died Monday February 10, 2014 at her residence.
Mrs. Stead was born January 25, 1940 in Dupont, PA to Anthony and Margaret Meinzak Zelinski who both preceded in death.
She married James Stead November 26, 1959 and he survives. She formerly attended St. Cashmere’s Catholic Church in Dupont, PA and formally worked in retail sales.
Joan passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother.
She is also survived by her daughter, Kim Naparstek of Toledo, OH; son, James A. (Kathy) Stead of Westland, MI; brothers, Anthony (Peggy) Zelinski of West Pittson, PA and Ronald Zelinski of Paris, TN; Grandchildren, Keegan and Magnum Naparstek.
She is to be cremated with a private family service at a later date.
Long-time Paris resident Lois Doughty Reynolds passed away on February 10, 2014 after a prolonged illness. A Silent Partner in Furniture Exchange, Co. with her son and store manager Mike Reynolds, Ms. Reynolds died at the age of 83 after enduring over fifty years of severe asthma and increasingly multiple other maladies.
Born on December 5, 1930 in what was known as “Graystown” (a rural community now at the bottom of Kentucky Lake), Ms. Reynolds grew up in a loving, very close family of three daughters, her mother (former teacher/then homemaker, the late Cozie Futrell Doughty) and her father (a L&N Railroad worker, the late Elbert S. Doughty). Her family moved often (Louisville, Puryear, Paris, Henry), with she and her sisters attending several schools along the way. She graduated from Henry High School in 1948 and then began studying to be a Registered Nurse at the then Nobles Hospital of Paris. Near the end of her preparation, she met and married the late Edward L. Reynolds, to whom she was married for 37 years.
While she was sick off and on her entire adult life and probably spent in total over two years of her life in the hospitals of Paris, Jackson, Nashville, and Memphis, Ms. Reynolds still found time to develop many interests and skills. She was an outstanding cook and known for her decorated, four-layer cakes; her decadent fudge and brownies; and especially for her vanilla/chocolate pinwheel cookies. She loved setting elaborate tables for entertaining her family at holidays; and the Super Bowl parties she hosted for her son Mike and his friends are still renowned. She was also skilled in many decorative arts (decoupage, flower-arranging, shadow-box creations, etc.) as well as creative sewing of kids’ and grandkids’ Halloween/party costumes.
The key joys of Ms. Reynolds’ life were her sons Eddie & Mike and their families. Her life was often centered in making their lives the best she could. Nothing gave her more happiness as her grandkids were growing up than to spend hours working puzzles, playing games, looking at photo albums, or cooking together.
Ms. Reynolds is survived by her two sons and their families: Mike Reynolds of Paris and son Matt Reynolds of Murfreesburo and daughter Katie Reynolds of Paris; Eddie Reynolds and his husband Ed of Palo Alto, CA and sons Joshua, Eli, and Jonathan Reynolds, all of the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. She is also survived by her sister Kathy Magann and her husband Tom of Pinole, CA as well by many wonderful nieces and nephews of Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, and California.
She was also preceded in death by a sister Edna Lee Tapp.
He body is to be cremated with a memorial visitation Thursday February 13, 2014 from 5 – 7 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in memory of Ms. Reynolds.
David Crouch, age 58 of Springville, passed away at his residence on Sunday February 9th.
Visitation will be at McEvoy Funeral home 4-8pm Wednesday February 12th and after noon Thursday February 13th. Service will be at 2pm Thursday.
Memorials may be made to Covenant Ranch, 8759 Hwy. 79 N., Buchanan, TN, 38222.
Beloved woman, Eulalia Bowles Brewer, age 86, of Paris, Tennessee, ascended to eternity with her Savior on February 4, 2014.
Born May 6, 1927, she graduated from E.W. Grove High School and Toler Business College.
She is survived by three daughters, Jane (Mike) Plumley of Franklin, TN, Ann (Louis) Robbins of Mt. Juliet, TN, and Lalia Winsett of Paris; 9 grandchildren, Chris (Hyekyung) Plumley, Matthew (Shellie) Plumley, Michael Plumley, Rachel (Scott) Parker, Natalie Robbins, Jonathan Robbins, Dana (John) Chango, Lindsay (Nathan) Smith, Kasey (Cliff) Barna; 12 great- grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Mildred Holland of Camden, TN.
She was preceded in death by her husband Doyle Brewer of 67 years; son-in-law, David Winsett; her parents, Fred Wharton and Fannie Burton Bowles; and three brothers: Thomas Franklin, Fred Burton, and John Claiborne Bowles.
Having lost her mother at age 5, she was lovingly raised in the home of her aunt and uncle, Lizzie and George Wynns, and cousin, Philip Wynns, of Elkhorn, TN.
Mrs. Brewer was a faithful, charter member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was active in United Methodist Women and serving in ministries to others. Before retirement, she was employed by Clippard Industries and Markel Lighting.
Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 pm and after 9 am Saturday at Ridgeway Funeral Home. The Memorial Service will be Saturday at 11 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Cliff Barna and Rev. Jolinne Downey officiating. Burial will follow in Elkhorn Cemetery with Rev. Mike Wimberley conducting the graveside.
Pallbearers will be Chris Plumley, Matthew Plumley, Michael Plumley, Mike Plumley, Jonathan Robbins, Louis Robbins, Fred Bowles, and David Dunlap.
Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 409 North Wilson St., Paris, TN 38242.
Her daughters and family cherish her self- sacrificing life and the loving example she leaves. She truly lived for Jesus and for her family and others.
Barbara Jean Simmons Smyth, of Athens and Paris, TN, passed away on January 30, 2014. She was 87.
Born in New Providence, KY to Orval and Maybelle Simmons, Barbara and her family moved to Paris in 1936, where her parents owned Simmons Dairy and her father was part owner of Paris Livestock Co. Barbara attended Grove High School and graduated in 1944 as valedictorian. She was a journalism and English major at Murray State before stopping to help out with the office work at the dairy. She continued there after the company’s acquisition by Smyth Dairy of Cottage Grove, and consolidation into Paris Dairy. She and the owner’s son, Marvin, married in 1947 and continued to operate the dairy until its sale in 1965.
Following the sale of the dairy, and after working for several years at Paris Insurance Agency, Barbara began as a teller at Paris Federal Savings. She advanced to become an assistant vice president at Liberty Federal Savings Bank and retired from Union Planters after more than 22 years in the banking industry. After retirement, she put her knowledge of banking and business to work through her volunteer efforts with SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives).
Barbara was an active member of the Quota Club for more than 35 years, serving as club president, District Governor and South Area Director of Quota International. She was a volunteer at the Heritage Center and was an officer and a member of the board of the Lee School Association. She was a longtime active member of the East Wood Church of Christ.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Marvin in 1984. She is survived by her six children: Carol Walden (David) of Athens, TN; Don (Suzanne) of Etowah, NC; Kent (Vanessa) of Dickson, TN; Mark (Lynnette) of Barnesville, GA; Nancy of Nashville, TN; David (Larry Zimmermann) of Maplewood, NJ; six grandchildren: Matthew Walden (Kristine) of Athens, TN; Jennifer Kittles (Damon) of Asheville, NC; Jessica Smyth (Roxanna Ramirez) of San Antonio, TX; Evan Walden (Kari) of Athens, TN; Andrew Smyth of Tallahassee, FL and Patrick Smyth (Leigh Anna) of Atlanta, GA; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday, February 3rd at 11:00 at McEvoy Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, February 2nd, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Robert E. Lee School Association or the American Heart Association.
Dale R. Bennett CPD, Age 52 died January 22, 2014 in Chicago, IL.
Dale was the Beloved husband of Catherine Maher Bennett; Loving father of Lauren, Brooke and Dayle Bennett all of Chicago, IL, Devoted son of Thurman (Willodene) Bennett of Como, TN and the late June Bennett, Dear brother of David (Cynthia) Bennett, Denise (Irma) Bennett, Duane (Jean) Bennett and Norge Roi of and Fond uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Dale was a Chicago Police Department Officer and a loyal friend to many. He was an avid outdoorsmen, hunter and fisherman and a Lifelong NRA member.
Visitation was Monday January 27, 2014 from 3-9pm at the Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home 10727 S. Pulaski Rd. Chicago, IL. The funeral service was at the Bethel Bible Church (3225 W. 96th St. Evergreen Park) at 10:00am Tuesday January 28, 2014.
Ridgeway Funeral Home will conduct the graveside service which will be Friday January 31, 2014 at 10 am at Olive Branch Cemetery between Como and Cottage Grove, TN.
Rex Buford of Como Church of Christ will officiate.
Kenneth Hudgins, age 72 of Paris, died Monday January 27th at Henry County Medical Center.
Mr. Hudgins was an active outdoorsman who loved to exercise and loved spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.
Kenneth was preceeded in death by both parents. He leaves behind his wife, Joyce Allen Hudgins, of Paris. They were married in 1966.
He also leaves behind two daughters, one son, one brother, one sister, several grandchildren and other family and friends.
Visitation will be 4-8pm on Thursday January 30th at McEvoy Funeral home.
Memorials may be made to: Paris Henry County Food Bank, 55 Jones Bend Road Ext., Paris, TN 38242
Frieda Sophie Eismann Elkins, age 94, of Buchanan, Tenn., died Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn.
She was married to Travis T. Elkins and he preceded in death. Frieda was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She was a daughter of the late Henry Eismann and the late Bertha Wolff Eismann.
She is survived by One Daughter, Mary (Richard) Boughton of Lake Village, Ind.; One Son, Douglas N. (Ellen) Henderson of Lakeview, Texas; One Sister, Evelyn Hanley of Buchanan, Tenn.; One Brother, John Eisman of Buchanan, Tenn.; 3 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.
Mrs. Elkins will be Cremated and no service is planned.
Freddie C. Phelps
Freddie C. Phelps, age 74 of Paris, died Saturday, January 25th at Jackson - Madison County Genral Hospital in Jackson, Tenn.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are being handled by Trinity Funeral Home.
Jerome E. Kudrna
Jerome E. Judrna, age 90, of Buchanan, passed away Saturday January 25th at Henry County Medical Center.
Jerome was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in WWII. He was a member of the Amvets Post 45. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and was an avid Cubs fan.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Donna Jean Bankey, age 77 of Buchanan, Tenn., died Saturday, January 25th at her residence.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Eugene Bankey, who passed in 1999.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are being handled by McEvoy Funeral Home.
Betty Jane Howard, age 59 of Trezevant, Tenn., formerly of Paris, died Friday, January 24 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Howard was a proud member of Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Trezevant.
She is preceded in death by her parents, J.D. Williams and Elizabeth Anne Tharpe Williams, as well as her son Justin Howard.
Betty Howard is survived by her husband John S. Howard of Trezevant, their daughters Beverly (Alvin) Newsom of Nashville, Deborah (Byron Roberson) Franklin of Atlanta, and Pamela (Randall Pritchard) Hudson of Paris, along with nine grandchildren.
Howard is also survived by sisters Sheila (Larry Howard) Williams of Paris, Peggy Sims of Paris, and Shirley Moore of Nashville, along with brothers Ricky Williams, Michael Williams, James Williams, and Billy Williams, all of Paris.
Visitation for friends and family of Betty Howard will be held from 4 to 8 PM Friday, January 31st at McEvoy Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 PM Saturday, February 1st at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Clifford Swindle, Sr.
Clifford A. Swindle, Sr., age 75 of Paris, died on Monday January 20th, 2014 at his residence.
He was preceeded in death by his parents Lee Swindle and Josie Denton. He leaves his daughter Tracy (Ray) Williams of Utah and son Michael Swindle of Tennessee along with some grandchildren.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
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