Billy Ellis, age 79 of Paris, Tenn., died Sunday, April 20 at Regional Hospital in Jackson, Tenn.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are being handled by McEvoy Funeral Home.
Brenda Jane Millitte Broach, age 69 of Cottage Grove, Tenn., died Saturday, April 19 at Centennial Hospital in Nashville.
Brenda was a member of North Fork Baptist Church. She was a former employee of the Plumley Rubber Company of Paris. She also enjoyed sewing and going to yard sales.
Broach is preceded in death by her parents, R.J. Millitte and Opal Paschall, and her husband, Kennith Edward Broach, who died November 15, 2013.
She is survived by a host of cousins and special friends.
Visitation for the family of Brenda Broach will be held after 10 AM on Wednesday, April 23 at McEvoy Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Frances B. Lindsey Robbins, age 95 of Paris, Tenn., died Friday, April 18 at her residence.
Frances was a longtime member of the Nazarene Church and attended West Paris Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and also retired from Campbell's Department Store, formerly located in Paris.
Family has said she and her husband, Finley Quentin "Bud" Robbins, were inseparable, and recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. Finley Robbins survives.
Frances is also survived by her daughter, Joy (Kenneth) Smith of Bethlehem, Penn., son Joe (Beverly) Robbins of Houston, Texas, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents John W. Lindsey and Mamie Christopher Lindsey; her sisters Claudie Doolin and Nora Knox and sister-in-law Jo Cleta Williams; brothers Earl and Bill Lindsey; and daughter Barbara Pannell, who died in 2012.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 PM Sunday, April 20 and after 9 AM Monday, April 21 at McEvoy Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at McEvoy Funeral Home at 10 AM Monday, April 21 with burial to follow at Maplewood Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to:
Relay for Life, P.O. Box 1505 Paris, TN 38242
George T. Moore, age 88 of Paris TN, died Thursday at his residence.
He was born April 28, 1925 and grew up in the Gadsden/Humboldt area of West Tennessee.
George married Winnie Lewis Moore June 20, 1946; she survives. They would have celebrated 68 years of marriage in June.
In addition to his wife, Moore is survived by a son, Wayne Moore and friend Rhonda of Blytheville, AR; a d aughter, Cathy Enss and husband Don of Murfreesboro, TN and Dana Peyton and husband Chip of Haymarket, VA; sisters, Betty Nelson of Gadsden, TN and Anita (Teddy) Barker of Sanford, FL; a brother, James Moore of Humboldt; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George B. Moore and Gladys A. Moore and a brother, Morris Moore.
George grew up as a farmer, graduated from Humboldt High School and went into the Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1945, during World War II. He then went to the University of Tennessee and graduated with a degree in Agriculture.
He worked as a county agent for the Farmers Home Administration in Henry County, Paris, TN before being promoted to the state office in Nashville.
He then got transferred to Washington DC in 1968 and moved up the ranks in the Department of Agriculture to Director of the Farmers Home Administration until he retired in December 1985.
At that time, he then moved back to Paris TN and worked for the City of Paris as their City Manager and also was a City Commissioner serving in two separate terms. He also served on numerous boards in the City of Paris. He truly enjoyed working for the city and talking to all the people.
In his spare time, he loved gardening, reading, going to have coffee with his friends, and spending time with his family. He also had wonderful caregivers during his illness. Patty Brown, Cindy Milliken, Nicky Harris and Brenda McFadden were like part of the family as they cared for him.
Visitation will be held Monday from 3 - 6 pm and Tuesday after 12 pm until service at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.
Terry Fuller will officiate.
Frances Robbins, age 95 of Paris, died Friday, April 18 at her residence.
Visitation will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home from 4 until 7 PM Sunday, April 27 and after 9 AM Monday, April 28.
Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Monday, April 28 at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow at Maplewood Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to:
Relay for Life, P.O. Box 1505 Paris, TN 38242
Andrew Franklin “Frank” Hart, age 82, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.
He was married December 27, 1950 to Clara Evelyn Routon Hart and she survives.
Frank was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. He was a commercial fisherman for many years and owned and operated Harts Fish Market.
He was born October 29, 1931 in Paris, TN to the late Eddie Bunion Hart and the late Aluer Erin Barnhill Hart.
He is also survived by One Daughter, Teresa Ray of Henry, Tenn; One Son-In-Law, Joe Parker of Paris, Tenn; One Sister, Frances Diem of Paducah, Ky; One Brother, Donald Hart of Puryear, Tenn; Grandchildren, David Lee (Deana) Bowden Sr. of Paris, TN, Walter Franklin Ray of Henry, TN, Chris Wayne (Lori) Bowden of Paris, TN, Lacresha Louann (Ayman) Hamdan of Jackson, TN; and 9 Great Grandchildren.
Frank was also preceded in death by Daughter, Judy Clara Bowden Parker; Two Son-in-laws, Dale Ray and Billy Bowden; 7 Sisters, Flora Garner, Elsie Freeman, Ida Mae Linsman, Ruby Carrington, Eddie Lee Rogers, Beatrice Hart, and Willie Sue Aaron; and 1 Great Grandchild.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Thursday, April 17, 2014 and after 10 am Friday, April 18, 2014.
The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Friday, April 18, 2014.
Jimmy Allison will officiate.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Kenneth Linsman and Dale Routon will be Honorary Pallbearers.
Burial will follow in Hart Family Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Henry County Home Health, 311 E. Wood St., Paris, TN 38242 or Henry County Ambulance Service, 202 Hospital Circle, Paris, TN 38242.
A memorial service for Jerome E. Kudrna of Buchanan will be held Saturday April 19th at 11am at McEovy Funeral Home. Jerome passed away on January 25th, 2014.
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in WWII and a member of AmVets Post 45.
Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1210 East Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242 or the American Cancer Society.
Gertie Nell Morris, 91, of Euless, Texas, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
Gertie was born March 18, 1923, in Henry County, Tennessee, to William Arthur Morris and Nora Newport Morris.
After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Kentucky, Gertie went on to earn a Master’s Degree from Duke University. She enjoyed an extensive teaching career including teaching Advanced Mathematics at Mirabeau B. Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas.
Following her retirement, Gertie enjoyed gardening and visiting with her friends and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her brother, J. D. Morris, and her sister, Laura Morris.
She is survived by cousins, Don Burton of Murray, KY, and Gary Newport of Paris.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN.
Carol J. Angelos, age 81, of Huntingdon, Tenn., died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her residence in Huntingdon, Tenn.
She was married in October of 1969 to Clyde Angelos he died preceded in death May 2, 1999.
Carol retired after 40 years as a phone operator with AT & T in West Allis,
She was born November 14, 1932 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Ivern Lemke and the late Daisy Horn Lemke.
She is survived by her Son, Peter (Ginger Meggs) Angelos of Huntingdon, Tenn; and Three Grandchildren, Gracie, Olivia and Samuel Angelos of Huntingdon, TN.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, Tenn.
She will be cremated. No services are planned.
Donald Joe Douglass, age 56, of Paris, Tenn., died Friday, April 11, 2014, at his residence in Paris, Tenn.
He was married to Jacqueline "Lynn" Owens Douglass June 9, 1979 and she survives.
Donald retired after 26 years as a salesman for Lewis Bakery. He was member of Fairview Baptist Church and was attending Temple Baptist Church. He formerly served as a deacon and he loved riding motorcycles.
He was born October 1, 1957 in Paris, TN to the late Billy Joe Douglass and Mary Buie Douglass of Paris, TN.
Besides his Wife and Mother, he is also survived by One Daughter, Angie (Curtis) Sullivan of Paris, Tenn; Two Sons, Alan (Jennifer) Douglass of Paris, Tenn, Jeremy (Tiffany) Douglass of Paris, Tenn; One Sister, Judy (Don) Drummond of Paris, Tenn; One Brother, Dale (Vicki) Douglass of Paris, Tenn; Two Grandchildren, Abigail Black and William Sullivan; and his In-laws, Bobby and Doris Owens of Paris, TN.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Monday, April 14, 2014 and after 9:30 am Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 am Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Jerry Lee will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Logan Drummond, Brent Owens, Brad Owens, Adam Owens, Jeff Madden, Charlie Neal, John Douglass and Mike Miles.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Doug Buie, Nathan Owens, and Ethan Fitzgerald.
Burial will follow in Birds Creek Cemetery in Whitlock, Tenn.
Robert M. Strickland
Robert Strickland, 58 of Paris passed away April 8th at his home. Visitation will be at Trinity Funeral home on Tuesday April 15th 10-4.
Ethel G. Montgomery, age 102, of Paris, died April 11th at her residence. Visitation will be Tuesday April 15th 6-7pm at Trinity Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Friday April 18th at Simpson Street Church of Christ in Atlanta with burial in Marietta National Cemetery in Marietta, Ga.
Willie Mae Ross
Willie Mae Ross, age 90 of Paris, died Saturday, April 12 at Paris Healthcare Center.
Visitation for Ross' family will be held Tuesday, April 15 from 10 AM until the funeral service, which will be held Tuesday at 1 PM in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Donald J. Douglass
Donald J. Douglass, age 56 of Paris, died Friday, April 11 at his Paris residence.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn Douglass of Paris.
Visitation for Douglass' family will be held Monday, April 14 from 4 to 7 PM as well as Tuesday, April 15 after 9:30 AM at Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM Tuesday, April 15 in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with burial to follow in Birds Creek Cemetery.
Mattie Caldwell Kendall Thrall, age 95 of Sebastian, Fla., formerly of Paris, died Wednesday, April 9th at Sebastian Medical Center in Florida.
A memorial service will be held at Sulphur Well Church of Christ Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by McEvoy Funeral Home.
Margie Elaine Wimberley Allen, 91, formerly of Paris, TN, departed this life April 10, 2014, surrounded by her family.
Margie was known to family and friends as “Ding Dong Granny”, a nickname given to her by a granddaughter, Brandi Brewer Feichtinger, who associated the tolling of the Tower’s Bell at Freed Hardeman University, where Margie served for many years as a dorm mother, with her Granny.
Margie was born in Henry County on March 15, 1923, to Bomar Collins Wimberley and Bertha Powell Wimberley. She was married to Stanley David Allen, Sr., September 11, 1937, and he preceded in death November 19, 1972. They had four children: David (Connie) Allen Jr., of Gurley, AL, Sharon (Don) Walker of Fayetteville, TN, and Jan (Rick) Brewer of Hohenwald, TN, and Mike Allen who preceded in death, and his wife Carolyn Allen of Hazel Green, AL.
Margie is survived by 15 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. She had 4 brothers, Cortez Wimberley, Raymond Wimberley and David Vickery, who preceded her in death and Danny (Mary Beth) Wimberley who lives in Buchanan, TN.
Margie attended schools in Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee and Florida. When she married in 1937, at the age of 14, she gave up school to become a housewife. While a dorm mother at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN, she completed the GED Test and received a Certificate of High School Equivalency, of which she was very proud. Beginning a life of responsibility at such a young age, she surely earned a Ph.D. in Life. Especially with her children, she was a teacher of the rarest kind, sharing her learning through love.
In addition to being a wife and mother, Margie worked a number of jobs outside the home to help support her family. As an employee at Holley Carburetor and The Mitchum Company in Paris, TN, she took great pride in her work and made friends for a lifetime. When Stanley’s health required a job change in 1959, the two of them operated Allen’s Grocery on Hwy 69. They moved to Huntsville, AL, in 1968, to begin a family venture in the fast food business with Henry’s Drive In Restaurants, Inc.
Following Stanley’s death in 1972, Margie moved to Henderson, TN to serve as a dorm mother at Freed Hardeman University. Her tenure there lasted for over 14 years, and she was endeared as “Mom Allen” to thousands of students during their college years away from home. She later returned to Huntsville, AL and worked for Delcor Corporation, securing assistance for the elderly, and in 1983, she was named Resident Manager of MayFair Towers, an independent residential facility owned and operated by MayFair Church of Christ. After serving in this position for several years, she continued to make her home among her friends at Mayfair Towers until her health declined in 2010. Since that time, she has been lovingly cared for by family members and skilled caregivers.
Margie loved everyone, and her priorities were family and friends, the Lord Jesus Christ, and her country. She lived life with energy and passion, and she will be missed by those who loved her and were loved by her.
Visitation for Margie will be Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and after 12 pm Sunday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 13, in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with members of her family and Charlie T. Cate conducting the service. Margie’s seven grandsons will serve as pall bearers, and burial will follow at Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville, TN
Mary Sue Medlock, age 90, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, Tenn.
She was married January 11, 1953 to James Henry "J.H." Medlock Jr. and he preceded in death May 24, 2002.
Sue was a member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church & former Sunday School teacher. She was a former co- owner and operator of Medlock Grocery, with her husband.
She was born September 15, 1923 in Springville, TN to the late Marvin Fitch and the late Pearl Wimberley Fitch.
She is survived by her One Daughter, Charlotte (Whitney) Curtis of Kenton, Tenn; Granddaughter, Susan (Alan) Penn; Three Step Grandchildren, Richard Curtis, Whitney Curtis, and Elizabeth Ann Bisceglia.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Friday, April 11, 2014 and after 11 am Saturday, April 12, 2014. The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 3:30 pm Saturday, April 12, 2014.
Malcolm Norton will officiate.
Interment will be at Jones Chapel Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.
Ratliffe Paschall, age 94, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn.
He was first married to Velna Gray Douglas Paschall, and she died in February of 1973. He then married May 10, 1974 to Jean Williams Paschall and she survives.
Ratliffe was a member of First United Methodist Church and a US Army veteran of WW II having served in France. He retired after 36 years as a Agriculture and Biology teacher. He taught in Buchanan, McKenzie, Bradford, Puryear & Grove Schools. Ratliffe also made award winning white oak baskets for many years. He was an avid gardner, golfer, fox and bird hunter and he enjoyed tending his vineyard and making cider and wine for over 50 years.
He was born December 18, 1919 in Puryear, TN to the late Hafford Clark Paschall and the late Verba Nance Paschall.
Besides his wife, he is also survived by his Two Sons, David (Sandra) Paschall of Lago Vista, Texas, Martin (Rita) Paschall of Paris, Tenn; One Step Daughter, Mary Ann (David) Horne of Orlando, Fla; One Sister, Mary Ella Darby of Jefferson City, Tenn; Grandchildren, Meredith (Roger) Pritchett of Littleton, CO, Holmes Paschall of Oklahoma City, OK, Rachel Paschall of Nashville, TN, Andrew Paschall of Nashville, TN, Justin Paschall of Austin, TX, and Hunter Paschall of Lago Vista, TX; Step Grandchild, Cammie Horne of Orlando, FL; and 4 Great Grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Friday, April 11, 2014 and after 11 am Saturday, April 12, 2014. The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 pm Saturday, April 12, 2014.
David Allbritten will officiate.
Interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Buchanan, Tenn.
Judy Carol Goode, age 60, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at her residence in Paris, Tenn.
She was married August 2, 1974 to Steven Goode, and he survives.
Judy was a member of Lighthouse Ministries in Paris, TN and worked as a CNA for over 30 years. She was also a volunteer with Set Free Ministries in Paris, TN.
She was born January 9, 1954 in Chicago, IL to Dewey Odell Ward of Paris, TN and the late Jane Vaughn Ward.
Besides her husband and father, she is also survived by One Daughter, Tonya (Robert) Ferrell of Paris, Tenn; Two Sisters, Sandy (Danny) McCaig of Paris, Tenn, Barbara (Jack) McDonald of Paris, Tenn;
One Brother, Bobby (Lisa) Ward of Dexter, Mo; Grandchild, Janie Ferrell of Paris, TN; Sister-in-Law, Jan Ward of Paris, TN; In-laws, Bradley and Marilyn Goode of Illinois; and several Nieces and Nephews.
Besides her mother, Judy was also preceded in death by her brother, Glen Ward.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be after 10 am Thursday, April 10, 2014 with the Funeral service at 1:00 pm Thursday at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Robby Moore & Randy Roberts will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Woody Case, Bryan Scott, Joe Brown, David Ward, Chad Thompson, and Scotty Capps.
Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, Tenn.
In Lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to a Special Account for the family of Judy Goode at FirstBank, 1068 Mineral Wells Avenue, Paris, TN 38242
A Memorial Services for Mr. Sam C. Sanchez will be, 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 12, 2014 at the Cedar Avenue Chapel of Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Friday, April 11, 2014 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday morning 10:00 a.m.
Mr. Sanchez, 71, Shipping & Receiving Supervisor for Mark I in Henry, TN, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at his residence. He was born February 16, 1943 at Aguadilla, Puerto Rico to Elias Ugarte and Juana Cordero Sanchez. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Rita Stair, a son Robert Stair, two brothers Louis Cordero, and Raul Santiago and sister Nettie Solero.
He is survived by his wife of twenty-eight years Bettie Robinson Sanchez, two daughters Barbara (Charles) Warriner, and Linda Lindsey, a son Jason (Beth) Mathis, one sister Alba Camacho, five grandchildren and three nephews.
Billie Elliott Kemp, age 99 of Paris, died Wednesday April 9th at Henry County Medical Center.
Visitation will be at First United Methodist Church from 10am to 11:30am Friday April 11th. Fueral Service will be at FUMC Friday April 11th at 11:30am.
Barbara Garner, age 63 of Paris, died Tuesday April 8th at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
Barbara was a member of Olive Branch Methodist Church and active at Sanders Senior Center. She retired from Henry County Nursing Home and Walmart.
Visitation will bee 4-8pm Wednesday April 9th and after 11am on Thursday April 10th. Service will be Thursday April 10th at 2pm at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow at Bevil Cemetery.
Rebecca Beasley Wilson, age 91, of Paris, Tenn, formerly of Cottage Grove, TN, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn.
She was married December 26, 1939 to J.L. Wilson, and he preceded in death March 29, 2007.
Rebecca was a member of Eastwood Church of Christ and a homemaker.
Her favorite hobbies were her family and her cooking.
She was born September 20, 1922 in Springville, TN to the late Grundy Beasley and the late Mary Medlock Beasley.
She is survived by her Two Daughters, June (Billy) Pullen of Cottage Grove, Tenn, Nina (Wayne) Cotton of Paris, Tenn; Two Sons, Lowell (Debbie) Wilson of Springville, Tenn, David (Karen) Wilson of Paris, Tenn; Two Brothers, Pete (Sherry) Beasley of Camden, Tenn, Vernon Beasley of Michigan; Grandchildren, Eric (Debra) Pullen of Memphis, TN, Jason (Traci) Wilson of Paris, TN, Kasey (Matthew) McClure of Cottage Grove, TN, Megan Barron of Springville, TN, Kimberley (Brandon) Crouch of Paris, TN, and Jared Cotton of Paris, TN; 17 Great Grandchildren; 2 Great Great Grandchildren and several Nieces and Nephews.
Besides her husband and parents, Rebecca was also preceded in death by: two sisters, Adeline Kofta, and Katherine Owen Clayton; and two brothers, Lawrence Beasley and Bill Beasley.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Tuesday, April 8, 2014 and after 9 am Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
Charles T. Cate will officiate.
Pallbearers will be: Eric Pullen, Jason Wilson, Matthew McClure, Mickey Pullen, Brandon Crouch, Jared Cotton, Chip Barron, and Wade McClure.
Burial will follow in Walker Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.
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