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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

Maynard Jackson Ater

Maynard Jackson "Jack" Ater, age 76 of Paris, Tenn., died Friday, June 13 at Henry County Medical Center.

Ater served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Army Reserve from 1957 to 1963. He worked as a mechanic at Page's Mobile Service Station and also at Yellow Cab, both formerly of Paris.

Ater attended Old Landmark Church in Paris.

He is preceded in death by parents Clarence and Ora Burlile Ater; wife Lilian Johnson Ater; sisters Mary Katherine Stoker, Pauline Ater, Annalee Blazer, Patricia Ater; and brothers James and Harry Ater.

Ater is survived by brothers Ben and Floyd Ater of Ohio; sisters

Louella Turberville, Karen Neiberline and Joy Poole, all three of Ohio; daughter Lora Ater Blanchard of Ohio; grandson John Blanchard of Ohio; and special friend Laura Brown of Paris, Tenn.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 AM Tuesday, June 17 at McEvoy Funeral Home with funeral services to be conducted at 11 AM Tuesday at McEvoy Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery.

Jimmy Allen

James Carl “Jimmy” Allen, age 70, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at His residence in Paris, Tenn. 

He was married in May of 1976 to Peggy Sue Smith Allen and she survives. 

Jimmy was a member of First Baptist Church in Paris.   He was a former City of Paris Police Officer and  formerly worked at the South Fulton Police Dept.   He was the former Head of Security for Jim Adams IGA.   He was also a Member  of the Fraternal Order Police and was a Retired heavy equipment operator.

He was born February 10, 1944 in Paris, TN to the late William Carl Allen and the late Annie Lee Raines Allen.

Besides his wife, Jimmy is also survived by his Two Daughters,  Susan French of Paris, Tenn,  Ruth Crane of Paris, Tenn;  Two Sons,  Tommy (Lori) Crane of Paris, Tenn,  Roger Crane of Paris, Tenn;  One Brother,  Charlie Allen of Paris, Tenn; Grandchildren, J. Michael (Laura) French of Springville, TN,  Megan (Kenny) Higashimura of Terre Haute, IN,  Matt Whitehead of Paris, TN,  Michelle Whitehead of Paris, TN,  Tripp (Lindsey) Crane of Murray, KY,  Morgan Hulett of Puryear, TN,  Jonathan Crane of Paris, TN;   Great Grandchildren, Sydney Dawn White, and Collier Ray Crane. 

Besides his parents, Jimmy was also preceded in death by brothers, Joe Don Allen, Ronald Allen and Donald Allen.        

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where  visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Friday, June 13, 2014 and after 9 am Saturday, June 14, 2014.

The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 am Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Jimmy Allison will officiate. 

Pallbearers will be Steve Kuykendall, Keith Kuykendall, Tripp Crane, Marty Allison, Matt Whitehead, and Charles “Chuck” Elizondo.    Honorary Pallbearers will be, Johnny Dunn, James Wade and Roy Lackey.

Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, Tenn.

Nelson Scott Waldkoetter

Nelson Scott Waldkoetter, age 49, of Puryear, died Wednesday June 11th at his residence.

Nelson was a Baptist by faith. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. It was said that Nelson loved his family and especially his grandchildren.

Memorial Service will be at 1pm Friday June 13th at Puryear Baptist Church.

Margaret Peterson

Margaret Elizabeth Peterson, age 85, of Murray, Ky., died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Signature Healthcare of Erin in Erin, Tenn.  She was a Christian and Baptist in faith. She was the widow Charles Wesley Peterson , he died Feb. 19, 1983.

She was a former L.P.N. at Nobles Clinic, Chesemore Clinic & Henry County Hospital in Paris,TN.

She was the daughter of the late Charles A. Hunter and the late Maggie Lee Ralston.

She is survived by her niece Judy Hillard of Paris, a nephew Buddy Hillard and a great niece Tracy (Justin) Cunningham of Murray, KY.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM Saturday, June 14, 2014.

A graveside service will be held at Rose Lawn Memory Garden at 3:00 PM Saturday, June 14, 2014, with Justin Cunningham officiating.  Interment will be at Rose Lawn Memory Garden.

Ray Burnette

Ray Dudley Burnette, age 62, of Big Sandy, Tenn., died Monday, June  9, 2014, at Camden General Hospital in Camden, Tenn.  He was a member of the New Beginning Church of God.

He was a truck driver for Wilson Farms.

He was the son of the late Bruce Burnette and Ellen Elizabeth Johnson Burnette of Paris.

He is also survived by his two sons, Mark (Christy) Burnette of Big Sandy, Tenn., & Michael (Dana) Burnette of Paris, Tenn.; Three Brothers, Mike (Sandy) Burnette of Arkansas,Gary Wayne Burnette of Jackson, Tenn. & Ronnie Burnette of Paris, Tenn.       

Mr. Burnette also leaves five grandchildren: Dylan (Lexi) Burnette, Faith Burnette, Charity Burnette, Nathan Gaskins & Colin Gaskins and one great grandchild, Alleigh Burnette.

He was preceded in death by a daughter in law Laura Burnette and a grandchild Tad Marr.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home.  The memorial service will be held at the New Beginning Church of God in Big Sandy, TN at 6:00 PM Thursday, June 12, 2014 , with Jeff McKee officiating. Friends may visit with family beginning at 4:00 PM at the church.

Bill Harris

William Joel Harris (Bill) of Centerville, Ohio formerly of Paris, Tn loving husband of Mae Harris (deceased) and wonderful, caring father to Larry and Daryl Harris,  died Thursday, June 5, 2014 in Centerville, Ohio.

Bill was born December 2, 1928 in Buchanan, Tn to Lake and Grace Harris who have proceeded in death.

Bill and Mae married May 10, 1948.  Bill was a member of Springboro Baptist Church in Springboro, Ohio.   Bill loved his family. He grieved for the last year for Mae.   He was very close to his sons, Larry and Daryl. He spoke regularly to his brother-in-law Earl Shankle and stayed in touch with his nieces and nephews and other relatives.  

He is survived by sons, Daryl of Fishers, Indiana and Larry (Jan) of Centerville, Ohio. Grandchildren Joel Evan (Sarah Ann) Harris of Winnetka, Illinois and Ashley Rebecca (Hunter) Chastain of Rogers, AR and Great Grandchildren, Lane Marie Harris, Burke Hopkins Harris, Willa Ann Harris, Harper Harris Chastain and Lake Marshal Chastain.

He was preceded in death by sister Virginia Harris, brothers Rulon, Elroy, Voyce, Voyle, Paul, Glen and his twin brother Bob.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 12 from 4-8 pm and after 9:00 am Friday at

Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tn 38242.

The funeral Service will be at 10 am Friday, June 13, at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.   Burial will follow in New Beaverdam Cemetery near Buchanan TN.

Donations to the Wounded Warrior Project are welcome in lieu of flowers.

Red Swisher

Forest Irvin “ Red” Swisher, age 89, of Paris, Tenn., died Friday, June  6, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

He was married to Dorothy "Dottie" Chandler Swisher June 27, 1953 and she survives.

He was a retired welder,  having worked for companies in Illinois and Tennessee.   After retiring he worked for Kroger in Paris.  He was a member of Mansfield Baptist Church and a US Army WWII veteran.  While living in Illinois he was a band leader and played in many bands.   He loved to sing as well as play in those bands.   He loved his family and animals.   Red also fed and cared for the community dog "Rebel" that he called “Adam” on Volunteer Drive for several years.

Red was born January 17, 1925 in Mattoon, IL to the late Forest Swisher and the late Slyvia Perkins Swisher Whitley.

Besides his wife he is also survived by his Three Daughters,  Donna Marie Mitchell of San Antonio, Texas,  Patricia Rose Simpson of Cincinnati, Ohio,  Linda Darlene Daughhetee of Casey, Ill;  Two Sons,  Dan (Sue) Baker of McKenzie, Tenn,  Forest "Sonny" Swisher, Jr. of Lerna, Ill;  One Sister,  Lois Schwartz of Mattoon, Ill; 14 Grandchildren, 23 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Grandchild.     

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.

No visitation is planned.   The funeral service will be Graveside at Mansfield Baptist Cemetery at 3:00 PM Monday, June  9, 2014.

Virgil Bishop will officiate. 

Interment will be at Mansfield Baptist Church Cemetery in Mansfield, Tenn.

Olyne Cooper

Olyne Marie Conrad Cooper, age 96, of Springville, Tenn., died Tuesday, June  3, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn.

She was married October 21, 1944 to James H. Cooper, he preceded in death June 16, 1995.

Olyne was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Paris, TN and a homemaker.

She was born June 12, 1917 in Athens, Wisconsin to the late Adolph Conrad and the late Bertha Kropp Conrad.

She is survived by her niece and care giver, Cheryl Phillips and her family, Jeff (Rachel) Wood of Springville, TN and several other Nieces and Nephews.        

Besides her husband and Parents, Olyne was also preceded in death by sisters, Loretta Annast, Dorothy Schmidt, and Esther Frahm; and brother, Walter August Conrad.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 10 am to  1 pm  Saturday, June  7, 2014.

The Funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, June  7, 2014.

Luther Hasz will officiate. 

Interment will be at Antioch Cemetery in Springville, Tenn.

James Paul McMinn

James Paul McMinn, 82 of Knoxville, formerly of Paris, died Tuesday June 3rd in Knoxville.

James retired from TVA in 1986 after 35 years of service. He enjoyed stamp collecting, coin collecting, and reading.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30pm Saturday June 7th with a graveside service at Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation is 12-2pm on Saturday at McEvoy Funeral home.

Memorials may be made to: Alzheimer's TN, Inc. East TN Office, 2270 Sutherland Avenue, Suite 202, Knoxville, TN 37919.

Shirley Kelley

Shirley Ann Kelley, age 58, of Springville, Tenn., died Tuesday, June  3, 2014, at her Daughters home in Paris, Tenn.

Shirley was a member of Point Pleasant Baptist Church.   She was a 1973 Graduate of Dresden High School and a 1975 Graduate of West TN Business College.   She formerly worked as an optician at Harrison Eye Clinic and worked at Buchanan Resort for many years.   She loved her Grandchildren very much and enjoyed playing the piano and singing.

She was born November 5 , 1955 in Union City, TN to the late Doyle Mitchell Gatewood and the late Mildred Elizabeth Thompson Gatewood.

She is survived by her Two Daughters,  Deanna Kirstein of Paris, Tenn,  Charity (Gene) Courtney of Dresden, Tenn;  One Son,  John (Tracy) Kelley of Paris, Tenn;  Nine Grandchildren and One Great Grandchild.       

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Wednesday, June  4, 2014.    Visitation will continue Thursday, June  5, 2014 from 1 – 2 pm at Point Pleasant Baptist Church. 

The Funeral Service will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, June  5, 2014 at Point Pleasant Baptist Church.

Dwight Mercer will officiate. 

Entombment will be in Rose Lawn Mausoleum in Paris, Tenn.

Kaye Donna Wade

Kaye Donna Wade, 69 of Paris, died Sunday June 1st.

Funeral service 11:00AM Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Elder Tom Andrews of the Foundry Hill Community of Christ Church officiating, burial will follow at Foundry Hill Community of Christ Church Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Homer Maddox, Kenneth Bennett, Myron Berry, David Paschall, Bobby Thompson and Clarence Barham. Honorary pallbearers are Bert Paschall, Danny Barham, Mike Hearnsburger, Douglas Hearnsburger and Dennis Hearnsburger.

Visitation 4:00 - 7:00PM Tuesday and after 9:00AM Wednesday.

She is survived by her husband Frederick Wade, Paris,they were married December 16, 1963 and her mother Juanita Wilson Ross of Paris.

Preceded by her father Herbert Junior Ross July 15, 2003.

John Thomas Taylor

John Thomas Taylor, age 64, of Springville, TN, died Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Residence in Springville, TN. He married Angela "Angie" Gardner Taylor July 30, 1994, who survives.

He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church & a member of the  Knights of Columbus. John  retired after 40 years as Refuge Manager for the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service He was a member of the Paris Optimist Club & a  member Friends of National Wildlife Refuge and served on the board..

He was the son of the late Charles Taylor and Louise Lee Taylor Keaton of Crossville, TN

Mr. Taylor also leaves three sons: Matthew Chase McDurmon of Springville, TN, Anderson Luke Taylor of Springville, TN & Beau Thomas Taylor of Springville, TN. Two Sisters:Trudy Reynolds of Knoxville,TN & Brenda Barker of Crossville, TN. One Brother-Charles "Chuck" G. Taylor, III of Knoxville, TN & his in laws Robert “Buddy” & Delaine Gardner of Springville, TN 

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 7:30 PM Wednesday, June  4, 2014 , with a Rosary Service at 7:30 PM. The funeral service will be at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 10:00 AM Thursday, June  5, 2014 , with Father Kris Rusin officiating. Burial of cremains  will follow the service in the Elkhorn Cemetery

Dr. Artie Peacher

Dr. Artie Peacher, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  The funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Bumpus Mills Church of Christ, with Phil Dunn, Johnny Harris, and Ken Gossett to officiate, burial will follow in the Greenhill Cemetery, Bumpus Mills, TN.  Visitation will be from 3:00 - 8:00 pm Monday at the Bumpus Mills Church of Christ and from 10:00 am until the time of service Tuesday. 

He was born July 23, 1953 in Clarksville, TN, son of Joseph and Ruby Tippit Peacher.  Dr. Peacher was a graduate of the University of Tennessee Memphis College of Dentistry.  He was a member of the TDA, ADA, and the 8th District Dental Society.  He was also an elder and member of the Bumpus Mills Church of Christ.

He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph William Peacher  and his in laws, Burke and Nadean Woodson.  Survivors include his mother, Ruby Peacher, Indian Mound, wife, Connie Peacher,  whom he married on June 18, 1976, sons, Byron Peacher (Amanda), Murray, KY, Adrian Peacher, Dover, TN, granddaughter Anna Elizabeth Peacher, Murray, KY, brothers, Teddy Joe Peacher (Donna), Huntsville, AL, Terry Peacher (Jing), Clarksville, TN, William Peacher (Patricia), Cadiz, KY, sister, Wanda Peacher, Dover, TN, and brother-in-law, Marlon Woodson, Nashville, TN.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Peacher's office family, Dr. Joel Gaw, Debbie Kent, Lisa Glasgow, Patsy Wallace, Holli Dill, Monica Shepherd, Amanda Peacher, Cynthia Evans, and the men of the Bumpus Mills Church of Christ.

Pallbearers will be Larry Atkins, Wayne Anglin, Ted Gaw, Roger Dale Cook, Ben Cook, Charlie Hancock, Don West, Sid Clark, Roger Sills, Paul Zember, Dan Peacher, and Michael Cheatham. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Bumpus Mills Church of Christ P.O. Box 37 Bumpus Mills, TN 37028 or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services 2104 BNA Dr. Nashville, TN 37217.

The family would like to thank  Dr. John Greer of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Tammy Daigle White

MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR TAMMY DAIGLE WHITE WILL BE HELD

ON SATURDAY, MAY 31ST.  AT TVCC IN PARIS, TN @ 7PM.

TAMMY DAIGLE WHITE WAS BORN ON OCT. 27TH, 1960

AND PASSED AWAY ON MAY 22ND, 2014 IN CLARKSVILLE, TN

AT THE SPRINGMEADOWS CARE CENTER.  SHE IS THE DAUGHTEROF GEORGE DAIGLE JR. (DECEASED) & BETTY DAIGLE HASTINGS &STEP FATHER, CHARLES EDWARD HASTINGS, (DECEASED).

SHE HAS 1 BROTHER, EDDIE DAIGLE, 1 SISTER, LEANN DAIGLE

DUNLAP & 1 STEP BROTHER, MICHAEL CHARLES HASTINGS.  SHE HAS 2 CHILDREN, JOSH WHITE (MICHELLE), OF CLARKSVILLE, TN & STEVEN

WHITE, OF WARTSBURG, TN. & SHE HAS 2 GRANDCHILDREN, DAMION

AND PAYTON WHITE.AND A VERY SPECIAL FRIEND,

ANGIE BAASE. SHE WAS A LONG TIME EMPLOYEE AT TROLINGERS.

SHE IS A MEMBER OF NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH IN PARIS. JOIN HER

CELEBRATION OF LIFE ON SATURDAY, MAY 31ST AT TVCC IN PARIS, TN @ 7PM.  WITH

DR. BUCK MORTON OFFICIATING


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