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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries


Michael Lancaster

Michael Shane Lancaster, age 39 of Paris, Tenn., died Sunday, July 27 at his residence.

He was a former security guard for several years with Imperial Security in Memphis. Michael  enjoyed playing video games, watching movies, and reading comic books. He also served in the US Army.

Michael was born August 2, 1974 in Memphis.   

Michael is survived locally by his mother and stepfather, Ruth Sneed (Sam) Morrison of Paris, Tenn.; sister Mandy Shae Lancaster (Ryan) Roney of Paris, Tenn.; nieces and nephews, Chelsea Lancaster, Andrew Lancaster, Skylar Butler, Blake Butler, Haleigh Butler, Memphis “M.J.” Roney, Seth Roney, and Riley Roney.      

He is also survived by his father, Dellard Lancaster of Maryland; two sisters: Mary Lancaster of Maryland, Tammy Bloom Lancaster of Clinton, Mo; one brother, Matthew Lancaster of Maryland; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.       

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, where visitation will be held from 4 to 8 pm Tuesday, July 29 and after 11 am Wednesday, July 30.

Funeral services will be held at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Wednesday, July 30.

Cremation will follow the service.

Roger Coleman

Roger D. Coleman, age 60 of Springville, Tenn., died Sunday, July 27 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.

He was married June 24, 2000 to Pam Finney Coleman; she survives.

Roger was the Owner and Operator of  Little Eagle Small Engine Repair. He was also a former fishing guide on Kentucky Lake for many years.

He was born September 15 1953 in Paris, TN to the late Peter Coleman and the late Lena Mae Craig Coleman.

Besides his wife, Coleman is also survived by his two sons, Robert (Katie) Coleman of Clarksville, Tenn, Joseph (Sara) Coleman of Midwest City, Okla.;  daughter LeAnn (Mark) Kelley of Parsons, Tenn; and another son, Johnathon (Crystal) Jones of Paris, Tenn; as well as ten grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Roger was also preceded in death by a sister, Jeanette Colson; and a brother, William Essary.          

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Roger will be cremated. No services are planned.

David Turbett

David P. Turbett, age 63 of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, July 26 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Mr. Turbett was employed by the Henry County Courthouse and served six years in the U.S. Navy.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul E. and Betty Ford Turbett.

Turbett is survived by his wife, Renay Hart Turbett, whom he married on February 1, 2011.

He is also survived by sister Linda Turbett Elkins of Wartburg, Tenn.

Visitation for friends of Mr. Turbett will be held from 11 AM to 2 PM Wednesday, July 30 at McEvoy Funeral Home with funeral services to be held at 2 PM.

Burial will follow in the Rose Lawn Memory  Garden.

Memorial donations may be made to Renay Turbett, 108 Mimosa Dr., Paris, TN 38242.

Shirley Killett

Shirley Jean Newsome Killett, age 65, of Camden, Tenn., formerly of Paris, Tenn. died Friday, July 25, at Jackson -Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. 

Shirley married Charles William Killett on May 15, 1970; he survives.

She was a retired bus driver with the Paris Special School District. 

She was born October 11, 1948 in Helena, Ark., to the late Chester Lee Newsome and the late Thelma Jean Self Newsome.  

Besides her husband, Shirley is also survived by her two daughters, Kecia Lorraine Killett of Camden, Tenn, Kimberly Jo Lynn Hill of Camden, Tenn; one son, Stephen Wayne Jaco of New Johnsonville, Tenn; two sisters,  Carol Lorraine Hollingsworth of Paris, Tenn,  Patricia Holland of West Helena, Ark;   
one brother, Rickey Newsome of Branson, Mo;  and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, where the visitation will be from 10 am – 1 pm  Monday, July 28. The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 pm Monday, July 28. 

Interment will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.  

Beulah McCuiston

Beulah Mae McCuiston, age 87, of Paris, Tenn., died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, Tenn.

She was married March 2, 1946 to George Harold McCuiston and he died March 24, 2003.

Beulah was a member of  West Paris Baptist Church and Worked at Holley Carburetor Plant for more than 30 years until it closed.    She enjoyed bowling, dancing, yard work, gardening, cooking, reading her Bible and  helping others and she loved her family and friends.

Beulah was born  September 17, 1926 in Mansfield, TN to the late Thomas Waters and the late Effie Berry    Waters.

She is survived by her  One Son,  Michael "Mike" (Victoria) McCuiston of Nashville, Tenn;  One Sister,

Margie (Dan) Baggett of Como, Tenn;  Grandchildren, Lacy (Troy) Davis of Nashville, TN,  Brittany McCuiston of Nashville, TN,  Jason (Angie) Pillow of Huntingdon, TN,  One Great Grandchild, Able James McCuiston;  A special niece, Donna Thompson of Paris, TN and Several other Nieces and Nephews. 

Besides her Husband and Parents, Beulah was also preceded in death by, a Daughter, Barbara McCuiston who died April 3, 2014;  sister, Clara Dell Thompson;  and a brother, Delbert Waters.       

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St.,  Paris, Tenn., where  visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Wednesday, July 23, 2014 and after 11 am Thursday, July 24, 2014.

The funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Cliff Evans of West Paris Baptist Church will officiate. 

Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Paris, Tenn.

Horace Estes

Horace Estes, age 85 of Springville died Sunday July 20th at his home.

Horace was an avid gardener and bird watcher. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and best loved sittting on his porch and visiting with neighbors and friends. Horace loved animals as well.

Memorials may be made to Henry County Sheriff's Department Animal Shelter, Attn: Monte Belew, P.O. Box 639 Paris, TN 38242.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7pm and Thursday aftern 12 noon. Service will be Thursday July 24th at 1pm at McEvoy Funeral home with burial to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Bun Wilson

Billy Bun Wilson, age 87 of Paris, died Saturday July 19th at his residence.

Country Music’s Bun Wilson played, sang and performed comedy and was revered as a “Legend” by some of Country Music’s greatest artists. He appeared on the Ernest Tubb’s Television Show, the Phillip Morris Show and was a regular performer at Renfro Valley until retirement. He has been friends with and performed since the 1940’s with greats like Mel Tillis, Willie Nelson, Little Jimmie Dickens, Red Sovine and many, many more. Bun traveled and performed far and wide but was always a Christian man, who loved his family and a Baptist by faith.

Visitaion will be Tuesday July 22nd 4-8pm and after 11am on Wednesday July 23rd at McEvoy Funeral Home. Funeral is Wednesday at 2pm with burial to follow in Hazel Cemetery.

Margie Veazey

Marjorie "Margie" Shankle Veazey, 89, of Cottage Grove died Saturday, July 19, at Henry County Healthcare Center.

Margie was born in Cottage Grove, Tenn. on Feb. 1, 1925; she was the daughter of the late George and Sarah Shankle.

She was married on Oct. 9, 1943, to William H. “Bill” Veazey, who died Oct. 9, 1987.

Mrs. Veazey was a homemaker most of her life. She and her husband formerly owned and operated Veazey Store. She also worked at the Mitchum Co. until it closed and was a former cook at Cottage Grove School. She was a member of the Center Family and Community Education club, a homemaker’s club, where she was known for her fried pies. A family member said she was an avid supporter of Hoof Beats of Hope, Inc.

She is survived by one daughter: Ann Wilson of Cottage Grove; one son: James “Jim” (Kathy) Veazey of Cottage Grove; three grandchildren: Angela Wilson of Cottage Grove, Jared (Bobbi) Veazey of Mayfield and Ashlie (Joe) Darke of Dover; two great-grandchildren: Gavin Cade Veazey and Joey Darke; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and parents, she also was preceded in death by three brothers: Leon, George and Coyle Shankle; and a son-in-law: Richard Wilson.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday July 21, and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home with the funeral services to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Walker Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to:

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

Vernell Emerson

Vernell Emerson, age 81 of Warren, Mich., formerly of Paris, died Friday, July 18 at St. Johns Macomb Hospital in Warren.

Mrs. Emerson lived in Michigan until 1988 when she then retired with her husband George and moved back to their home in Tennessee. Vernell was a member of Temple Baptist Church for 25 years.

She and George were married 50 years when he passed away. In August of 2013, she went to live with her daughter Carolyn in Michigan and passed away at St. Johns Macomb Hospital in Warren, Mich. where she had worked many years ago.

Emerson is preceded in death by her husband George Emerson who died July 5, 1996, as well as her parents Herman Flowers and Bonnie Long Flowers, and her brother James Flowers.

She is survived by her brother Ray (Nancy) Flowers of Buchanan, Tenn.; sisters Shirley (R.T.) Bennett of Springville, Tenn., Ramona (Franklin) Bell of Paris, and Diane Potts of Buchanan; sons Jerry Emerson of Paris and Danny (Diane) Emerson of Carsonville, Mich.; daughter Carolyn (Michael) Barber of Warren, Mich.; nine grandchildren, eleven grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 PM Monday, July 21 and after 10 AM Tuesday, July 22 at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, July 22 at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow at Olive Branch Cemetery.

James Walker

James E. Walker, age 76, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at his residence in Paris, Tenn. 

James married Sandy Bradshaw Walker September 22, 1973 and she survives. James retired after 12 years as a Police Officer with the City of Paris.  He also worked as a security guard and a private investigator.    He was an avid musician that played music weekly at various places.    He enjoyed horses and motorcycles.

He was born September 2, 1937 in Paris, TN to the late Hampton Walker and the late Odell Elkins Walker.

Besides his wife Sandy,  James is also survived by his Six Daughters,  Connie (Lonnie) Dicus of Paris, Tenn,  Angelia (Mark) Simmons of New Concord, Ky,  Carey Bell & Fiance' Jimmy Lankford of Henry, Tenn,  Rebecca (Eddy) Paredes of Paris, Tenn,  Christie (Jose) Meza of Radcliff, Ky,  Jammie (Roddy) Adkisson of Paris, Tenn;  Two Sons,  Frankie (Angela) Walker of Paris, Tenn,  Darrell (Cindy) Milliken of Paris, Tenn;  One Sister,  Miriam (Jack) Kirkendall of Knoxville, Tenn,  One Brother,  H. Jerry (Shere) Walker of Paris, Tenn;  Grandchildren,   Mark (Carrie) Dicus, Mandy (Ray) Anderson, Kimmi Dicus, Garret Peach, Adam (Tamra) Bell, Meagan (Travis) Jackson, Olivia Parsons, Joseph Parsons, Clay Cunningham,  Alivia Cunningham, Kenzie Rose Meza, Andy Pillow, Jared Adkisson,  Courtney Adkisson, Whitney Adkisson, Mia Adkisson, Eric (Crystal) Walker, Amy Walker, Chelsey Walker, Clinton Phifer, Terrance Phifer, Autumn (Andrew) Gallimore, Megan Milliken, Kachina (Keith) Via, Nikki (Steven) Lee, Judy (Steven) Hampton;  16 Great Grandchildren, 4 Great Great Grandchildren.

Besides his parents, James was also preceded in death by a son, James Steven Walker and a brother, Johnny Walker.      

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 5 – 8 pm Friday, July 18, 2014 and after 11 am Saturday, July 19, 2014.    The  Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, July 19, 2014

Wilbur Farmer & Denny Hobson will officiate.   Pallbearers will be Eric Walker, Mark Dicus, Andy Pillow, Joseph Parsons, Clay Cunningham, Garret Peach, Jared Adkisson, James Via, Bradley Via, and Clinton Phifer.

Interment will be at E.L. Walker Cemetery at the old Walker homeplace on E. L. Walker in Paris, Tenn

Hallie Nichols

Hallie Mae Flanagan Nichols, age 84, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Life Care Center of Bruceton in Bruceton, Tenn. 

She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and was a Retired Manager of Holley Credit Union in Paris, TN.

She was born January 17, 1930 in Paris, TN to the late Hallie Flanagan and the late Prudie Oliver Flanagan.

She is survived by her  One Daughter,  Jennifer Allison & Fiancee Steve Hatley of Eva, Tenn;  One Sister, Winnie Dunlap of Paris, Tenn;  One Brother,  Wendell (Dianne) Flanagan of Paris, Tenn;  One Half Brother, Terry Flanagan of Tenn;  One Grandchild, Carrie Nichols (who was raised by Hallie Mae) of Louisville, KY.

Besides her parents, Hallie Mae was also preceded in death by a son, Randy Nichols;  sisters, Catherine Calloway and Francis Wilson; and a grandchild, Jimmy Nichols.       

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Thursday, July 17, 2014 and after 10 am to  Friday, July 18, 2014.   The  Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of  Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Friday, July 18, 2014.

John Smith will officiate. 

Interment will be at Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville, Tenn.

Henry Evans

Henry V. Evans, 93, of Springville, died Wednesday July 16th at his residence.

According to his family: he was a story teller, loved his family, and was known as one of the strongest men in Henry County.Memorials may be made to: Poplar Grove Cemetery Fund, 825 Lakeview Manor Road, Springville, TN 38256.

Visitation will be held Friday July 18th from 12-2:30pm at McEvoy Funeral home with a graveside service at Poplar Grove Cemetery at 3pm.

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