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The WMUF Obituary ARCHIVE

February 19, 2012

Joanne Ray Cook

Funeral service 2:00 PM Monday McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Martin of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ray Harding, Jerry Walker, Paul Russell, Stacy Nored, Ronald Kreamer and Raymond Kreamer.

Visitation 4:00 until 7:00 PM Sunday and after 10:00 AM Monday.

She was born in Henry County, TN to the late Joe D. and Opal Wilson Ray. On April 18, 1954 she married Max Cook, he survives in Paris, TN. A brother Billy Joe Ray preceded.

For more than two years she had two special caregivers: Caorlyn Nored and Joyce Ann Thurmond.

A member of the Brainerd United Methodist Church, after she and her husband returned to Paris they transfered their membership to First United Methodist Church.

Joanne graduated in 1947 from Puryear High School and was employed by Dr. Chesemore as his Medical Assistant. When called, they delivered babies in the homes of Henry County residents. Later she was employed at Fuller-Morgan Hospital in Mayfield, KY until her husband was transfered to Chattanooga. There she worked with Dr. Gilbert Roberts, a Urology Specialist.

 

Bill Coleman

Bill Coleman, 74,  Huntingdon, died Monday, January 30 at Bruceton. Funeral services will be held Thursday at Ridgeway Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Methodist Cemetery in Huntingdon.

 Born in Henry on Feb. 17, 1937, he was the son of the late Eulas Grant and Georgia Bell Lowe Coleman.

He was married on Oct. 12, 1957, to Wanda Faye Vinard Coleman, who died Feb. 16, 2002.

Coleman was retired from Gaines Manufacturing Co. in McKenzie and  was a member of Eastview Baptist Church in Huntingdon. 

Survivors include two sons: John (Denise) Coleman of Dyer and Standley (Jackie) Coleman of Camden; and great-grandchild: Carter Coleman.

Dan Perry

Funeral service 1:00 PM Thursday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. Rob Martin of the First United Methodist Church and Dr. Joe Geary, District Superintendent of the Paris District of the United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial will be at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.Visitation 4:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday and after 10:00 AM Thursday.

He was born in Henry, TN to the late Robert C. and Virgie Dinkins Perry. On February 3, 1963 he married Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Perry, she survives in Henry, TN.

Survived by sisters: Helen Stubbs, Dade City, FL, Reba Edwards, Raphine, VA, Dona Robbins, Ocala, FL; brother: R.C. Perry, McKenzie, TN; numerous nieces, nephews and other close friends.

Preceded by two sisters: Robbie Taylor and Betty Lawrence.

Dan was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Paris. He graduated in 1957 from Henry High School. A retired insurance agent with Farmers Insurance Group in Florissant, MO and was a member of the Missouri Lions Club also in Florissant. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, enjoyed traveling and especially going on cruises.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25, Paris, TN 38242 or to the Henry County Medical Center Hospice, 311 East Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242.

Odie Kemp

Stanley, "Odie" Kemp, 57, Paris, died Friday, Jan. 27 at his home. Funeral services were held at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with

 burial in Olive Branch Cemetery.

His wife, Judy Hosford Kemp, survives. They were married on Nov. 26, 1976.

Born Nov. 17, 1954, in Paris, he was the son of the late Odie Kemp Jr. and Ruth Atkins Kemp

Kemp worked for Paris Natural Gas for 21 years. He was a member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church and was a member of E-Z Rodders Car Club and the Paris Moose Lodge. 

Survivors include one daughter: Jennifer Scarborough of Paris; two sons: Jackey (Dawn) Sanders of Hampton, Va., and Jason (Susan) Sanders of Paris; one sister: Wanda (Jeff) Muse of Paris; five grandchildren: Bryan Clayton, Secret Scarborough, Dakota Sanders and Tara Scott, all of Paris, and Tyler Sanders of Hampton, Va.

 

Joanne Ray Cook

Funeral service 2:00 PM Monday McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Martin of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ray Harding, Jerry Walker, Paul Russell, Stacy Nored, Ronald Kreamer and Raymond Kreamer.

Visitation 4:00 until 7:00 PM Sunday and after 10:00 AM Monday.

She was born in Henry County, TN to the late Joe D. and Opal Wilson Ray. On April 18, 1954 she married Max Cook, he survives in Paris, TN. A brother Billy Joe Ray preceded.

For more than two years she had two special caregivers: Caorlyn Nored and Joyce Ann Thurmond.

A member of the Brainerd United Methodist Church, after she and her husband returned to Paris they transfered their membership to First United Methodist Church.

Joanne graduated in 1947 from Puryear High School and was employed by Dr. Chesemore as his Medical Assistant. When called, they delivered babies in the homes of Henry County residents. Later she was employed at Fuller-Morgan Hospital in Mayfield, KY until her husband was transfered to Chattanooga. There she worked with Dr. Gilbert Roberts, a Urology Specialist.

Treva Moody Brown

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Cate, New Bethel Church of Christ and Bro. Victor Eskew of East Wood Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at Bethesda Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are: Steve Brown, Keith Brown, Richard Brown, Alex Simmons, T.J. Munn, Gus Maroun, Albert Gandy and Edward Gandy.

Visitation 4:00 until 8:00 PM Tuesday and after 9:00 AM Wednesday.

She was born in Benton County, TN to the late Elijah Wilford and Della Hancock Moody. She was married to Albert T. Brown, he preceded May 22, 1977.

Survived by daughters: Norma (Bill) Gandy, Nashville, tN, Willo (Brent) Clark, Lexington, TN; sons: John (Rosemary) Brown, Kalamazoo, MI, Donald (Sandra) Brown, Paris, TN, Ronald (Sue) Brown, Paris, TN; grandchildren: Sarah (Gus) Maroun, Janine (Alex) Simmons, Steve (Dawn) Brown, Christy (Darren) Roberson, David (Shawnaree) Brown, Kim (Ernie) Veglio, Albert Gandy, Edward Gandy, Hannah Williams, Whitney (T.J.) Munn; sixteen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded by sisters: Inez Ellis, Thyra Cox; brothers: Will Moody, Andrew Moody, Elwood Moody, Edward Curd Moody, Hunter Moody; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Brown was a member of the East Wood Church of Christ. She was active in Oakland community events.

Helen Himes

Helen May Himes, 73, of Paris died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Henry County Medical Center.

The body was cremated and no service or visitation was planned. Ridgeway Funeral Home was in charge.

She was a daughter of the late Wade Himes and Sara Beatty Slater and  was a member of the local Moose Lodge Auxiliary.

Survivors include one daughter: Tammy McMullen of Florida; two sons: Steve (Mary) McMullen of Missouri and Alan (Tena) McMullen of Fort Wayne, Ind.; one sister: Tina (Frank) Toth of Indiana; one brother: Dan (Beverly) Himes of Indiana; and five grandchildren.

Willa Mae Winsett

Willie Mae Winsett, 88, Paris, died Sunday, Jan. 22 at her home.  Funeral services  were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery. 

She was married on Nov. 5, 1938, to William Sherman “Slick” Winsett, who died June 12, 2008.

She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and retired after 14 years at Plumley.

Survivors include one daughter: Brenda (Glen) French of Paris; two sons: William Joel “Bud” Winsett and friend Glenda Key of Paris, and Don Randall Winsett of Paris; four grandchildren: Donna (John) Conger of Paris, Lanny French and friend Pam McKenzie of Clarksville, Joel Winsett and friend Cathy Wood of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Misty (Russ) Swinney of Rowlett, Texas; six great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a caregiver: Linda Clausen of Paris.

 

Clifford Dean

Clifford Dean, 51, Puryear, died Sunday, Jan. 22 at the local hospital. A graveside service wa held in New Liberty Cemetery  Paris Landing.

Ridgeway Funeral Home handled arrangements.

He was a retired carpenter.

He is survived by two sons: Clifford Allen (Katie) Dean Jr. of Murfreesboro and Robert “Bobby” Dean of Dyersburg; three sisters: Shirley (Bob) Starnes, Amy Connor and Lutishia Sisemore, all of Paris; one brother: Leon William Dean of Paris; 12 grandchildren; and a special friend: Marla Driver of Puryear.

Nat Pierce

Nat Pierce, 87, Paris, died Jan. 22 at the local hospital. A graveside service was held at Millers Chapel Cemetery in Dyersburg. Ridgeway Funeral Home was in charge. 

 

His wife, Anita Joy Staats Pierce, survives. They were married on Oct. 27, 1956.

 

Pierce retired after 20 years from Coca-Cola in Jackson, Miss. He also worked in data management for Kesterson Food Co. in Paris. He was a member of East Wood Church of Christ, a U.S. Navy veteran and a volunteer with Henry County Medical Center Auxiliary.

Other survivors include one son: Russell (Jill) Pierce of Camp Hill, Pa.; a twin sister: Neima Smith of Dyersburg; two grandchildren: Holly Pierce and David Troutman, both of Camp Hill; and four great-grandchildren.

 

Memorials may be made to Henry County Healthcare Center, Attention: Patient Activities Fund, 239 Hospital Circle, Paris.

Stephanie Wright

Stephanie Ann Wright, 57, died at her home in Mount Juliet on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Funeral services  will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Bevil CemeteryShe was married on Dec. 3, 1989, to Paul Wright, who survives.

 

Wright was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Paris and was a former licensed practical nurse at Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute in Nashville. 

Survivors include  three sisters: Sherry L. (Jerry) Mustain and Sandra K. Nichols, both of Paris, and Sheila F. (Larry) Jackson of Puryear; two nephews: Chris (Sherry) Mustain and Bryan Hedges, both of Paris; three nieces: Stacha (Jeff) McFarland of Paris, Shannon (Paul) McCampbell of Murfreesboro and Sharla (Robert) Bafia of San Diego; 10 great-nieces and great-nephews; and one great-great-nephew.

Buford Glisson

Former Henry Countian Buford Glisson, 85, of Goose Creek, S.C. died Sunday, Jan. 15 in Charleston.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ridgeway Funeral Home. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery between Como and Cottage Grove

His wife, Mary Maleria Bennett Glisson, died April 15, 2004. 

Glisson was a World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Goose Creek.

Survivors include one daughter: Linda (Bob) Harper of Orlando, Fla.; two sons: Tom (Earlene) Glisson of Goose Creek and Walter Dale (Laura) Glisson of Paris; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

 

 
     
















 
 
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