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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

Doris Owens


Doris M. Owens, age 83, of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, May 24 at her residence.

She married Bobby Joe Owens Sept. 10, 1955, who survives.

She was a member of Temple Baptist where she had been very active in church work, including teaching Sunday School. She was a homemaker.

She was the daughter of the late Marvin Poole and the late Mattie (Adams) Poole.

She is survived by her husband Bobby Joe Owens; daughter Lynn Douglass of Paris, Tenn., three sons : Wyatt (Cindy) Owens of Buchanan, Tenn.,David (Jeanna) Owens of Paris, Tenn. & Dan (Tammy) Owens of Paris, Tenn.       

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, May 27.

Her funeral service will be graveside at Hillcrest Memorial Park at 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 28, 2014.  Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, Tenn.

Clara Rogers


Clara Nelle Rogers, age 87, of Palmersville, Tenn., died Thursday, May 22 at Martin Healthcare Center in Martin, Tenn.  

She was a member of Member Pleasant View Baptist Church in Dukedom, Tenn. and a homemaker.

She was the daughter of the late Anderson Shannon and the late Nellie Riggs Shannon.

She is survived by her son Billy Wayne (Emma J.) Turner of Palmersville, Tenn.

Visitation for friends and family of Rogers will be held from 9 to 11 AM Saturday, May 24 at Ridgeway Funeral Home with funeral services to be held at 11 AM Saturday, May 24 in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.         
Interment will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Dukedom, Tenn.

Loyd Reynolds

Loyd Reynolds, age 75, of  the Britton Ford Community in Springville, Tenn., died Thursday, May 22 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.  

He formerly owned and operated Reynolds Transmission. He was the former owner of the Crows Ness restaurant in Springville. Loyd formerly attended Mansfield Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman who loved the water. He loved horses, to cook and host fish frys for the Britton Ford Community. He was known as the Patriarch of the Britton Ford Community.

Reynolds was the son of the late James Reynolds and the late Irah Brown Reynolds. He is also survived by: Daughters, Barbara (Mason) Conger of Paris, Tenn., Donna Witherspoon & special friend James Clark of Paris, Tenn. Step Daughter-Kim (Scott) Morris of Murray, Ky., Sons-Larry Hicks of Gallatin, Tenn. & Steve Hicks of Mayfield, Ky. Four Sisters: Helen (James) Glisson of Paris, Tenn.,Dorothy Gallimore of Dresden, Tenn., Ruby (Jim) Morrison of Paris, Tenn., Ruth (Paul) Key of Paris, Tenn.        

Visitation for friends and family of Reynolds will be held from 4 PM to 8 PM Sunday, May 25 and after  9 AM Monday, May 26 at Ridgeway Funeral Home with funeral services to be held at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 10 AM Monday, May 26. Interment will be at Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville, Tenn.

Charitable donations may be made in Loyd's memory to the following organizations:

Hoof Beats of Hope
840 Osage Crossland Road Puryear, TN 38251

Wounded Warrior Project
http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org
PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675

 

Jeremy Raymer

Jeremy Drew Raymer, age 25, of Henry, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Vanderbilt Univ. Med. Center in Nashville, Tenn.

He was married Sept. 9, 2008 to Angel Seeber Raymer, and  she survives.

He was a Baptist and loved fishing, spending time with his children, and being in the woods and enjoyed bonfires.

He was born November 28, 1988 to father,  Larry (Daphne) Raymer of Cordova, TN  and mother, Marcia  Prince of Henry, TN.

Besides his wife and parents, Jeremy is also survived by his One Daughter,  Paetyn Raymer age 5 of Henry, Tenn;  One Son,  Levi Raymer age 6 of Henry, Tenn;  One Sister,  Bobbie Sue (James) Stavely of McKenzie, Tenn;  Two Brothers,  Larry "Don" Raymer, III of Henry, Tenn,  Justin (Bianca) Raymer of Sidonia, Tenn;  Grandparents, Larry and Linda Raymer Sr. of Paris, TN;  Special Uncle, Jerry (Carolyn) Clayton;  Several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins;  Mother-in-law, Susan Cross of Henry, TN;   Sister-in-laws, Hayley Cross of Henry, TN and Brittane Thorn of Paris, TN;  Brother-in-law, Blane Seeber of KY. 

Jeremy was preceded in death by a brother, Brandon Raymer and Grandmother, Kathy Clayton Taylor.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Monday, May 26, 2014 and after 10 am Tuesday, May 27, 2014.   The   Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of  Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

Larry Raymer Sr. will  officiate. 

Pallbearers will be Larry Raymer II, Larry “Don” Raymer III, Dennis Cherry, Wesley Page, Jerry Clayton, and Justin Raymer.

Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to The Jeremy Raymer Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN  38242.

Violet Sanders

Violet Fitch Sanders, age 99 of Paris died at the Henry County Medical Center on Tuesday May 20th.

Visitation will be 11am to 1pm Friday May 23rd with service to be held at 1pm at McEvoy Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bevil Cemetery.

Billy Davis


Billy Tom Davis, age 77, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, Tenn.

He was married in 1956 to Bobbie Jo Ridgway Davis, and she survives.

Billy Tom was a member of  Oak Hill Union Methodist Church.   He formerly worked for Kroger and was retired from the TN National Guard.   He also formerly owned and operated a Trucking Co.  He was also a longtime farmer and Former member of the Elks Lodge and had served as a Commissioner for Henry County Water Works Board.

He was born June 27, 1936 in Paris, TN to the late Tom Davis and the late Erin Pillow Davis.

Besides his wife, Billy Tom is also survived by his One Daughter,  Jennifer Davis of Camden, Tenn;  Two Sons,  Danny (Tammy) Davis of Leesburg, Va,  Jeffery (Judy) Davis of Paris, Tenn;  One Sister,  Irlene Clement of Brownsville, Tenn; 2 Grandchildren, Adrianne McNutt and Friend Dustin Foust of Paris,TN,  Miranda Barrett of Paris, TN;   6 Great Grandchildren, Blake Barrett, Bradley Barrett, Briley Barrett, Kierra Foust, Rebecca McNutt, and Taylor Warden;  2 Step Grandchildren, Billy Clayton and Amy Cooper;  2 step Great Grandchildren,  Joseph Robertson, and Daniel Clayton.     

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Friday, May 23, 2014 and after 12 pm Saturday, May 24, 2014.   The  Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Saturday, May 24, 2014.

Kenneth Beal and Brian Wimberley will officiate. 

Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to Hoof Beats of Hope, 840 Osage Crossland Rd., Puryear, TN  38251.

Bill Thomason

William Rhea “Bill” Thomason, age 73, of Buchanan, Tenn., died Monday, May 19, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

He was married July 18, 1981 to JoAnn Miller Thomason, and she survives.

Bill attended Point Pleasant Baptist Church.   He was a Retired US Navy 19 year veteran and was A  P.O.W. during Vietnam.   He then worked for the military as Director of Diversified Contract in Sacramento, California.  Bill was a life member of V.F.W. and a Member of the American Legion and an avid fisherman.

He was born October 31, 1940 in Paris, TN to the late Mark Thomason and the late Estelle Bennett  Adams.

Besides his wife, Bill is also survived by his Two Daughters,  Kristen Diane (Wayne) Human of Sevierville, Tenn,  Dawn (Doug) Levey of San Diego, Calif;  Six Sons,  Donnie Thomason of San Diego, Calif,  Ronnie (Susie) Thomason of San Diego, Calif,  Steve (Melissa) Pagel of New Concord, Ky,  Dean Pagel of Sevierville, Tenn,  Keith Pagel of Sevierville, Tenn,  Thomas Rhea Thomason of San Diego, Calif.

One Brother,  Billy Joe (Tammy) Adams of Murray, Ky;  18 Grandchildren;  14 Great Grandchildren; Special Friends, Dave and Rita Riola of Paris, TN and Danny Shore of Kansas City, MO.

Besides his parents, Bill was also preceded in death by a brother, Joe Wayne Thomason       

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Thursday, May 22, 2014. 

Cremation will follow the visitation.

Jack Gream

Jack Gream, 76 of Paris, passed away Monday May 19th at his residence.

Funeral service will be  at 2:00PM Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dennis Graham (brother-in-law) and Phillip Boyd (brother-in-law) officiating. Burial will follow at Walker Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Brian Gream, Kris VanVolkinburg, Les VanVolkinburg, Joey Boyd, Randy Whitworth and Josh Graham.

Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Friday and after 12:00 noon Saturday.

He was born in Mansfield, TN to the late Roy and Nina Mabry Gream. On November 23, 1956 he married Linda Freeland Gream, she preceded June 18, 2013.

Survived by a daughter: Lori (Todd Wimberley) Gream, Paris; sons: Barry Gream, Dallas, TX, Brian (Heather) Gream, Dallas, TX; sisters: Carol (Dennis) Graham, Paris, Patsy (Phillip) Boyd, Paris; sister-in-law: Sue Gream, Paris; grandchildren: Kera Freeman, Brandon Gream, Britton Gream, Leah Raspberry, Jordan Raspberry, Dalton Raspberry, Brooks Wimberly, Isabella Gream and Banyon Blu Gream; great-grandchildren: Tripp Freeman, Shelby Gream, Alivia Gream and Morgan Bowden.

Preceded by a son: Brett Gream, March 10, 2009; sister: Jeane VanVolkinburg; brothers: Bill Gream, Joe Gream; half-sisters: Madeline Watters, Polly Myers, Helen Robb, Lucille Dew, Odelle Watters; half-brother: Gibbs Gream.

Jack was a member of West Paris Baptist Church and a past member of the National Guard. He retired from Holley Carburetor, was a Real Estate Broker and was a carpenter who built many decks in Henry County. He loved fishing, hunting, gardening and family gatherings.

Jerry Chamness

Jerry Douglas Chamness, age 76, of Paris, Tenn., died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Regional Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. 

He was married to Willie Lucille Ball Chamness April 17, 1965 and she preceded in death March 20, 2010.    He was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church.   Jerry worked for Western Auto for several years then worked as a service tech for Carter Sales and Service for 20 years.   He enjoyed fishing, especially with his brother, Bobby and he loved to fix anything mechanical and loved his family. He was the son of the late Thomas Chamness and the late Lona (Sullivan) Chamness.

He is survived by his three daughters: Scarlet (Rick) Queen of Springville, Tenn., Donna (Joe) McAlpine of Big Sandy, Tenn. and Diana (Jerry) Overby of Paris, Tenn. Three Sons: Jerry Douglas "Bubba" (Angela) Chamness Jr. of Paris, Tenn., James Chamness of Brentwood, Tenn., Tommy (Patricia) Chamness of Paris, Tenn. One Sister: Peggy (Ollie) Miller of Paris, Tenn. Two Brothers:  Bobby (Hazel) Chamness of Paris, Tenn. and Dan Overcast of Florida.  He also leaves 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and sisters in law.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn., where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, May 21, 2014 and from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Thursday, May 22, 2014. The funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:30 AM Thursday, May 22, 2014, with Charles Taylor, Jr. and Brandon Chamness officiating.  Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Madge Conyers

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Madge H. Conyers, age 100 of Springville, Tenn, passed away on Sunday, May 18, at Henry County Medical Center.

Madge was a longtime member of Poplar Grove United Methodist Church and a homemaker. She worked at the Clippard and Holley Carburetor Plants, both formerly of Paris. Madge also enjoyed sewing and quilting.

Mrs. Conyers is survived by her daughter: Mary (James) Craig, Springville, Tenn., and her grandson, Mark Hemphill of Paris.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Asa Carl Hoofman and Myrtle Porter Hoofman; her husband Reece Conyers; daughter Ruth Hemphill; three sisters: Gladys Hill, Vivian Dowdy and Laura B. Hall; and her brother: Thomas Hoofman.

Visitation for friends and family of Mrs. Conyers will be held Tuesday, May 20 at 11 AM at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM on Tuesday, May 20 at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow at Poplar Grove Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to:

Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 1495 Poplar Grove Road, Springville, TN 38256

Sandra Hudgins

Sandra Kay Dunn Hudgins, age 66 of Paris, died Sunday, May 18 at her residence.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Hudgins.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Dolores Hults


Dolores Nora Fischer Hults, of Morris Plains, NJ passed away May 5, 2014 at her home.  She was 70 years old.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Dolores resided in Buchanan, TN before moving to Morris Plains 12 years ago.She attended Murray State University.

Dolores was a homemaker, and a member of Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel Church in Cedar Knolls, NJ.  She was also a member of St. Clare’s Transitions Program in NJ, which she attended four days a week since 2003.

Dolores is survived by her devoted child, Kelly Hults Depcik formerly of

Buchanan, TN and her husband, Walter Orihuela. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Christopher Orihuela, Kelli Orihuela, Nicole Orihuela, and Andrew Orihuela;   and her loving nieces and nephews, Kevin and Amy Chmura, Jeanette and Vince Cozzolino, Thomas and Missy Chmura, Jill Collum, Russell and Kim Shepard, John Shepard, Bill and Meg Hults, Michelle Hults; as well as numerous great-nieces and nephews.
Dolores was preceded in death by her former husband, Russell Hults, in 2013 and her mother and father Manuella T. Scrol Fischer and George O. Fischer.

Dolores was a special, faith-filled lady who loved telling jokes, and spending time with others, especially her family, her friends at the Transitions Program, and her pets. She was a gentle, kind soul who could find the good in anyone.

She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.
Visitation will be at Ridgeway Funeral Home Thursday from 9 – 11:30 am with at Prayer Service conducted at 11:30 am at Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, Donations can be made to: Behavioral Health/ Transitions Program,

C/O Saint Clair's Foundation, 140 Diamond Spring Road, Denville, NJ 07834.

Mary Lee Washam

Mary Lee Washam, age 79 of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, May 10.

She formerly worked at Henry County Medical Center as a unit secretary and last worked at Houston Tank Services.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Don Sanders

Donald L. "Don" Sanders, age 67 of Puryear, died Friday, May 9 at his residence.

He is survived by his wife, Donna K. Sanders of Puryear.

He is to be cremated with a Celebration of Life Service held Monday, May 12 at the Puryear United Methodist Church Christian Life Center at 7 PM.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 PM at the Christian Life Center.

Memorial donations may be made to:

Puryear United Methodist Church, 114 W. Chestnut St., Puryear, TN 38251   or:  

Mineral Wells Animal Clinic, Beau Cole Fund, 1116 Volunteer Dr., Paris, TN  

38242.

Randy Moseley

Randall Clark “Randy” Moseley, age 52, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, May  6, 2014, at his residence in Paris, Tenn.

He attended Grace Baptist Church, Loved the Lord, his family, sports, and his favorite teams were the TN Volunteers and the  Detroit Tigers.  He formerly worked at Walmart in Paris before becoming disabled.

He was born August 14, 1961  in Paris, TN to  Jimmy Moseley of Paris, TN and the late Eula Faye Miles Moseley.

Besides his father, Randy is also survived by his Two Sisters,  Cindy Sandoval of Paris, Tenn,  Tracye (Kenneth) Peach of Big Sandy, Tenn;  One Brother,  Christopher "Chris" (Angie) Moseley of Paris, Tenn;  Nieces, Shanna Crawford and Miranda Sandoval of Paris;  Nephews, Dustin Moseley and Devin Moseley of Paris,  Kameron Peach of Big Sandy, TN;  Step Nieces, Madison Thornton, Sarah Thornton, and Hannah Thornton;  and Step Nephew, Jeremy “Bubba” Thornton Jr.         

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be Friday, May  9, 2014 after 10:00 am until the Funeral Service at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Jack Thacker will officiate. 

Pallbearers will be Dustin Moseley, Devin Moseley, Jerry Phippen, Ken Cowell, Mike Miles and Ricky Miles.

Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

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

Dolores Hults

Dolores Nora Fischer Hults, of Morris Plains, N.J., formerly of Buchanan, passed away suddenly due to a cardiac event on May 5, 2014 at her home. She was 70 years old.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Dolores resided in Buchanan, TN before moving to Morris Plains 12 years ago. She attended Murray State University.

Dolores was a homemaker, and a member of Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel Church in Cedar Knolls. She was also a member of St. Clare’s Transitions Program, which she attended four days a week since 2003.

Dolores is survived by her devoted children, Kelly Hults Depcik formerly of Buchanan, TN and her husband, Walter Orihuela. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Christopher Orihuela, Kelli Orihuela, Nicole Orihuela, and Andrew Orihuela; and her loving nieces and nephews, Kevin and Amy Chmura, Jeanette and Vince Cozzolino, Thomas and Missy Chmura, Jill Collum, Russell and Kim Shepard, John Shepard, Bill and Meg Hults, Michelle Hults; as well as numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Dolores was preceded in death by her former husband, Russell Hults, in 2013 and her mother and father Manuella T. Scrol and George O. Fischer.

Dolores was a special, faith-filled lady who loved telling jokes, and spending time with others, especially her family, her friends at the Transitions Program, and her pets. She was a gentle, kind soul who could find the good in anyone. She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Behavioral Health/ Transitions Program, C/O Saint Clair's Foundation, 140 Diamond Spring Road, Denville, NJ 07834.


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