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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

Brad Gay

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 Jones

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 Reid

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 Paschall

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 Evans

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.

Bill Smith

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 Hutson

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

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

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 Jackson

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 Evans

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 Watkins


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.


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