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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

Leitia "Tish" Covington

Letitia Tish Watson Covington, age 97 of Paris, died Sunday Dec. 14th at HCMC.

Visitation will be 4-7pm Tuesday Dec. 16th and after 1pm Wed. Dec. 17th at McEvoy Funeral home. Funeral will be at 2pm Wed. Dec. 17th with burial to follow at Hillcrest Memoiral Park.

Mrs. Covington was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Paris where she was a member of the Marthas, the Morning Circle, was a former Vacation Bible School teacher, Sunday School teacher, adn youth leader. Tish was a loving mother and grandmother and always did for others before herself.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, c/o Marion Medical Mission, P.O. Box 107 Paris, TN 38242 or Anne S. Flowers, Memorial for Needy Children c/o Janet Brazleton, 165 Anderson Drive, Paris, TN 38242.

 

Neil Bennett

Neil Bennett, age 76, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, December 11, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

He was a Baptist and a retired welder in Chicago, IL.   He also enjoyed fishing.

He was born January 26, 1938 in Como, TN to the late Wesley Bennett and the late Avis Peel Bennett.

He is survived by his  One Daughter,  Michelle (Brian) Crosno of Paris, Tenn;  Two Sons,  James (Paulette) Bennett of Burbank, Ill,  Kenneth (Linda) Bennett of Lindstrom, Minn;  One Sister,  Doris Dunlap of Nashville, Tenn;  One Brother,  Thurman (Dean) Bennett of Como, Tenn;  Five Grandchildren, Juston Bennett, Amanda Bennett, Victoria Bennett, Quinten Bennett, and Alyvia Crosno;  And he was a loving Uncle to Many Nieces and Nephews.         

Besides his parents, Neil was also preceded in death by Sisters, Mazelle Lamb, and Hilda Paul;  and Brothers,  Ray Bennett, Carl Bennett and Daryl Wayne Bennett.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Sunday, December 14, 2014 and after 9 am Monday, December 15, 2014.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 am Monday, December 15, 2014.

Kenneth Bennett will officiate.  Family and Friends will serve as Pallbearers.

Interment will be at Olive Branch Cemetery in Cottage Grove, Tenn.

Norma Foust

Norma L. Foust, age 65 of Paris, TN, died Saturday night December 13, 2014 at her residence.

Norma married January 24, 1971 to James Dwight “Jim” Foust and he survives.

She formerly worked at Holley Carburetor Plant.  She was also the former owner and operator of B-Rite Convenience Store in Paris and then managed and supervised several Eagle Food Stores in the area.  She also managed the Hillcrest Club for 13 years. 

She was born June 14, 1949 in Bristol, VA to the late Joseph Sturgill and the the late Enola Allen Sturgill.

Besides her Husband Jim, Norma is survived by her daughter, Dana M. (Greg) Scott of Paris, TN;  son, Chris D. Foust of Paris, TN;  Granddaughters, Justice Nicole Birmingham of Murray, KY and Haley Danielle Birmingham of Paris, TN.

She was also preceded in death by Seven Sisters, and One Brother. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Monday, December 15, 2014 and after 9 am Tuesday, December 16, 2014.  The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 am Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

Gerald Scott will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Curt McDaniel, LeDustie Graves, Tad Hathaway, Mike Hanks, Jim Rodgers, and Stan Chilcutt.    Honorary Pallbearers will be Donald Brown, Joe Kennon, Jim LaJoy, Jesse Bucy, and Tony VanDyke.

Interment will be Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, Tenn.

Robbie McClain

Robbie Lee McClain, age 94 of Paris died Friday Decemember 12th at the Henry County Healthcare Center.

She retired with Hollywood Brand Candy Factory, formerly of Centrailia, IL and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

In lieu pf flowers, memorials may be made to: New Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 536, Paris, TN 38242.

Visitation will be 3-6pm Sat. Dec. 13th  and after 12 Noon on Sun. Dec. 14th at McEvoy Funeral home is funeral set for 1:30pm Sunday. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Emma Colley-Delaney

Emma Colley-Delaney, age 72 of Paris, died Tuesday at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

No services are scheduled at this time.

James Fred Burton

James Fred Burton, age 67, of Puryear, Tenn., died Monday, December  8, 2014, at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn.   

He was married August 3, 1968 to Joan Denise Stawski Burton and she died April 10, 2008. 

He was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church and was a former welder in Detroit, MI. 

James was born January 12, 1947 in Buchanan, TN to the late Leland Burton and the late Nobie Sue Nance Burton. 

He is survived by his  Three Sons,  Richard (Jennifer) Burton of Puryear, Tenn,  Ronald (Betty) Burton of Buchanan, Tenn,  Randall Burton and friend Kristin Yoke of Puryear, Tenn;  Two Sisters,  Cheryl (Paul) Stawski of Buchanan, Tenn,  Judy Smothers of Martin, Tenn;  Two Brothers,  Tommy (Melody) Burton of Redford, Mich,  Donnie Burton of Murray, Ky;  11 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.     

Besides his wife and parents, James was preceded in death by a son, Robert Burton.     

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 11 am to 2 pm  Thursday, December 11, 2014.   The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Thursday, December 11, 2014. 

Robby Moore will officiate.   Pallbearers will be Jeramy Rich, Michael Bartkoski, Hunter Burton, Bo Overcast, Jeremy Key and Kevin Key.   Honorary Pallbearers will be Curt Oliver and Casey Burton.   

Interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Buchanan, Tenn.
 

Marian Aline Phillips

Marian Aline Phillips, 96, Paris, passed into Heaven with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 8, 2014 at Signature Health Care of Clarksville, TN.   

Visitation will take place at 11:00 a.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris with her Celebration of Life service held at 12:00 noon, with her grandson-in-law, Rev. Logan Creasy, officiating.   

Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, Mayfield KY, at 2:00 p.m. 

She was born on August 2, 1918, in Mayfield, KY, daughter of the late W. H. Reed and Laura Carr Reed.  She was preceded in death by nine sibblings and her husband of 67 years, Macon Phillips. 

Mrs. Phillips was a devout, Godly Christian and member of West Paris Baptist Church, serving in various leadership positions for many years.  She was known as a prayer warrior and committed homemaker.  In October of 2013 Marian was inducted into the Signature Health Care Hall of Fame for having distributed over 50 Bibles to residents and employees. 

She is survived by her son, Jim (Ann) Phillips of Clarksville, TN, and two grandaughters, Melody ( Rev.Logan) Creasy and Jamie (Rev. Jason) Durant, and four great grandchildren, the joy of her life! 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Troy Church, % Rev. Jason Durant, 204 Curtis Drive, Troy, Alabama 35062.

 

Max Cook

Mr. Max E. Cook, age 85, of Paris, TN passed away December 6, 2014. Funeral with be held at First United Methodist Church at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Visitation will be at McEvoy Funeral Home 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 9, and after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church prior to service. Service will be officiated by Dr. Rob Martin and Dr. Joe Geary. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mr. Cook was born February 13, 1929 in Graves County, Kentucky to the late Jim S. Cook and Luna Pittman Cook, both preceded. On April 18, 1954 he married his wife of 58 years, Joanne Ray Cook, who preceded on January 28, 2012.

He is survived by nieces: Peggy (Jerry) McCree, Morristown, TN; Marla Kay Spina, Illinois; Doris R. Kreamer, River Grove, IL. Also by Two great-nieces, Three great-nephews, and Nine Great great-nieces and nephews.

Mr. Cook is also preceded by a sister Lexie Nell Camp, and a brother Rev. Hallie B. Cook.

Mr. Cook retired from TVA in Chattanooga, TN after 35 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran and also worked for FEMA for 10 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Paris where he assisted in teaching Sunday school and was an usher. He also served as a lay speaker to several local Methodist churches and was active in establishing disaster programs in local areas. Memorials may be made to: First United Methodist Church, P.O Box 25, Paris, TN 38242

 

Carolyn Brown-Wabinga

Carolyn Ann Brown-Wabinga, age 73, of Paris, Tenn., died Wednesday, December  3, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.    She was a Retired receptionist for Swartz & Sons Construction in Chicago, IL and was a  Former CNA at Our Lady of Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

She was born January 24, 1941 in Chicago, IL to the late Joseph Detloff and the late Ann Kaldis Detloff.

She is survived by her Two Daughters,  Debra Oliver of Paris, Tenn.,  Janet Davila of Illinois;    Two Sons, Phillip Swartz of Paris, Tenn.,  Michael Oliver of Tennessee and 10 Grandchildren, Elizabeth (Roger) Swartz, Heather Meredith, Melissa (Robert) Graham, Sean (Racheal) Oliver, Veronica (Diego) Olid, Robert Davila, Julissa Davila, Tyetta (Justin) Page, Michael Oliver Jr., and Leah Hoggard; and 20 Great Grandchildren.   

Besides her parents, Carolyn was also preceded in death by a sister, Elaine Gniadek.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, Tenn., where the Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Saturday, December  6, 2014 with a Rosary at 7:00 PM.    Visitation will continue on Sunday after 1:00 PM with the  Funeral service at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:30 PM Sunday, December  7, 2014.

Father Kris Rusin will officiate.   Pallbearers will be Phillip Swartz, Sean Oliver, Robert Graham, Roger Swartz, Robert Davila, and Diego Olid. 

 Interment will be at Walker Cemetery north of Paris, Tenn

Carson Hardy

Carson Hardy, age 74, of Buchanan, Tenn., died Monday, December  1, 2014, at Suncoast Hospice Care Center Mid Pinella in Pinellas Park, Fla.   
He was married April 8, 1961 to Alice Sylvia Stogner Hardy and she survives. 

He was a Member of Point Pleasant Baptist Church.    He was a retired production manager from Sonoco Products in Hartsville, SC.     He enjoyed fishing, golfing, boating and traveling.   He also worked as a marshal at the Paris Landing Golf Course. 

Carson was born July 27, 1940 in Whiteville, NC to the late Homer L. Hardy and the late Carrie Ward Hardy.  

Besides his wife, He is also survived by his Two Daughters,   Nancy (Tom) Wynn of Celeste, Texas,  Cheryl (Don) Cook of Palmetto, Fla;  One Son,  Steve (Kristie) Hardy of Springville, Tenn;  One Sister,  Sue Boyette of Taylorsville, N.C.;  14 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Grandchild.         

Besides his parents, Carson was also preceded in death by a Sister, Hilda Mamelli;   Brothers, H.L. Hardy, Billie Hardie, and Johnny Hardee. 
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 3 – 6 pm Sunday, December  7, 2014.

Visitation will continue after 9 am Monday, December  8, 2014 at Point Pleasant Baptist Church  with the service at the church at 11:00 AM Monday. 
Larry Dukes will officiate.   

Pallbearers will be Richard Hearn, Randall Hearn, Cameron Hardy, Matt Hardy, Skeeter Boyd, Chris Pettyjohn, Paul Graham, and Adam Davis.   Honorary Pallbearers will be Clint Hern, Bob Friend, Justin Crews, and Preston Bean.    

 
Entombment will be at Highland Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Jackson, Tenn.  

Michael Iosue

Michael A. Iosue, age 69, of Springfield, TN passed away December 1, 2014.  Mike was a graduate of Bosse High School in Evansville, IN and Vanderbilt University in 1970 where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. 

He was a leader in the textile and decorated apparel industry for over 35 years.  Mike was an avid golfer, sports enthusiast and loyal Commodores fan.  Much to his family’s delight, in his later years he discovered he was a very talented cook, serving up the best prime rib, chicken parmesan and fettuccini alfredo meals in the northern hemisphere. 

 

In spring 2011 he was diagnosed with AML.  Given a 10% chance of surviving 2 years, Mike valiantly battled this disease, enduring many sessions of chemo therapy, setbacks, and a bone marrow transplant.  In the 3 ½ years post diagnosis, Mike remained positive and upbeat.  He lifted up everyone around him with that quick wit and sense of humor.  He lived these months and years to the fullest and captured the best that each day, relationship, and experience gave him.  Mike charged forward into topical debates on politics, sports, family folklore and heavy metal mosh pits.Michael was born February 24, 1945.  He was preceded in death by his parents Bedie Mae Newman and Salvatore Iosue, as well as his sister Medora Madison. Michael is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara (Mullane) Iosue.  He is also survived by his son Michael (Laura) Iosue, his grandson Jonathan, his niece Dorothy Moog, and many cousins.

Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, December 5 at 1:00PM with Brother David Allen Jackson officiating at Buchanan United Methodist Church in Buchanan, TN, with burial immediately following at Bethel Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.  Gathering of friends and family will be Thursday evening and Friday morning at the McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris, TN.  The family would like to thank all of our dear family and friends for their support, prayers and kind condolences.  Flowers may be sent or donations may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Michael’s memory. 

Damon Story

Damon Edward Story, age 77 of Buchanan, died Friday Nov. 28th at his residence.

Visitation will be Monday Dec. 1, 11:30am until 1pm. Funeral will be at 2pm with a graveside service at Mt. Olivete Cemetery in McKenzie.

Damon was a 1957 graduate of Grove High School and worked for Emerson Electric Co. for over 20 years.

Suzanne Wynne

Suzanne D. Wynne, age 60, of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Paris, TN.

Suzanne attended TVCC-Tennessee Valley Community Church.    She formerly worked as a paralegal for several years.    She enjoyed traveling and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She was born November 15, 1954 in Cleveland, OH to Joyce Nobles (Jim) Cook of Paris, TN and the late George Greer Jr.

Besides her mother, she is survived by her  One Daughter,  Amanda (Joe) Jones of Nashville, Tenn;  One Son,  Brandon (Michelle) Wynne of Mt. Juliet, Tenn;  One Half Sister, Sarah Greer Hinjosa of Texas;  One Half Brother, Matthew Greer of Texas;  Five Grandchildren,  Baleigh Jones, Jake Jones, Emma Wynne, Grant Wynne, and Annalee Wynne; and Several Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.       

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Monday, December  1, 2014 and from 10 – 11 am Tuesday, December  2, 2014. 

The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Tuesday, December  2, 2014.

Ken Wells will officiate.    

Pallbearers will be Greg Hicks, David Hicks, Leslie Hicks, Joe Jones, Ted Cason and John Kingrey.

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

Thelma Hays

Funeral service 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. John Dale of the Glendale Road Church of Christ and Bro. Victor Eskew of the East Wood Street Church of Christ officiating, burial will follow at Puryear City Cemetery.

Visitation 12:00 noon until service time Sunday.

She was born in Murfreesboro, TN to the late Joseph Franklin and Mary Lynn Arnold. April, 1946 she married Dudley P. Hays, he preceded December 26, 2011.

Survived by daughters: Aleda (David) Rickelton, Jr., Greensboro, NC, Debi Hays, Laredo, TX; grandchildren: David Kendall (Angela) Rickelton, Jr., Greensboro, NC, Patrick Hays (Erin) Rickelton, Nashville, Jennie Lynn (Adam) Alberson, Greensboro, NC; great-grandchildren: Ava, Jackson, Ethan, Silas and Isla Rickelton and Haleigh Alberson.

Mrs. Hays was a long time member of East Wood Street Church of Christ in Paris. She served on annual Vacation Bible School committees and taught Bible classes for children. She taught piano lessons in her home as well as at Puryear and Henry schools. She was a member of the Matinee Music Club. She was a long time member of the Quota Club and served as secretary of the local chapter.

Since the death of her spouse of 65 years she has lived in North Carolina with her daughter Aleda and son-in-law David Rickelton surrounded by her loving family. She was featured in an issue of the Forsyth Woman magazine as a participant in a ground breaking medical research program for non-invasive aortic valve replacement. Because of the success of this procedure, Mrs. Hays made her first trip to New York City at age 89 as was interviewed by a member of NBC’s Today show. She was even able to return to NYC to see local actress Cherry Jones in The Glass Menagerie.

Memorials may be made to: East Wood Church of Christ c/o: Food Pantry
800 East Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242

Jerry McNutt

Funeral service 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Corey Cain of Maplewood Baptist Church officiating, burial will follow at New Beaver Dam Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Earl Williams, Danny Williams, Jerry Williams, Austin Kelly, Adam Kelly and Jonathan McNutt.

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

He is survived by his wife: Joyce Williams McNutt, Paris; daughter: Teresa (Perry) Story, Cross Plains; step-daughter: Carol (Ronnie) Nash, Paris; son: Jeff (April) McNutt, Murfreesboro; step-son: Michael (Kim) Hastings, Carroll County, TN; sister; Sue (Ted) Prince, Alexandria, VA; grandchildren: Adam Kelly, Austin (Reah) Kelly, Sarah Kelly, Olivia Story, Jonathan McNutt, Katelyn McNutt, Josh (Kayla) Harris, Jennifer (Mike) Patterson, Amy French, Michael Nash; great-grandchildren: Shaelin Carter, Evy Johnson, Lane McClain, Adelyn Patterson, Loren Patterson; sister-in-law: Marie (Sonny) Wilson; brothers-in-law: Jerry (Karen) Williams, Earl (Erlene) Williams and Danny (Katie) Williams.

Preceded by his parents: Homer and Minnie Malone Townsend and a brother: Joe W. McNutt.

Jerry was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church. He was a retired maintenance welder for DuPont for 24 years and a veteran of the United States Navy.

Memorials may be made to: Maplewood Baptist Church Building Fund, 8700 Hwy 218 Bypass, Paris, TN 38242.

Duane Ohlson

Duane Donald Ohlson, age 83, of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Residence in Paris, Tenn.  He married September 17, 1954 to Geraldine Pytlewski Ohlson, who survives. He was a retired Electrical Engineer at CPC International in Bedford Park, IL, a US Army Korean veteran and a loving husband of 60 years.

He was the son of the late Gustav Ohlson and the late Maybella Bradley Ohlson. He is also survived by his wife Geraldine Pytlewski Ohlson; two daughters; Daughter-Lorraine (Gary) Norwood of Lemont, Ill and  Sandra Theros of Bartlett, Tenn. He also leaves grandchildren: Jennifer (Farif) Rizvanovich, Julie Theros & Marci Theros. Great Grandchildren: Blaine, Kayne, Greyson Rizvanovich and Nolan Theros-Keller.         

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn. The body is to be cremated with a memorial service at a later date.

Phillip Wilbanks

Phillip Wilbanks, age 44 of Henry, died Thursday Nov. 20th at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

Visitation will be 4-8pm Sunday and again starting at Noon on Monday Nov. 24th. Funeral service will be Monday at 2pm at McEvoy Funeral home with burial to follow in the Henry Cemetery.

Johnny Beckwith

John Raymond “Johnny” Beckwith, age 53, of Paris, Tenn., died Friday, November 21, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

He was a member of the Church of Christ and he worked as an industrial electrician until about 3 years ago, when he became ill.

Johnny was born January 4, 1961 in Paris, TN to his father, the late Cleo Beckwith and mother Sandra Hughes (Don) Brown of Paris, TN.

Besides his mother, he is also survived by his One Daughter,  Kellie (Henry) Rendleman of Franklin, Tenn; 

Two Sons,  Brandon (Tiffany) Goree of Wingo, Ky,   Hunter Goree of Wingo, Ky;  One Sister,  Christy (Darren) Roberson of Paris, Tenn;  One Brother,  Steve (Dawn) Brown of Paris, Tenn;  Four Grandchildren, Colin, Jonas, Kinsley, and Henry Rendleman

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

He is to be Cremated with a Memorial Service held at a later date. 

Memorials may be made to the Charity of your choice.

 

Treva Merrell

Treva W. Merrell, age 82, of Puryear, Tenn., died Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn.   

He was married July 3, 1959 to Jan Evelyn Paul Merrell and she preceded in death August 23, 2012. 

Treva was a member of Jesus Saves Baptist Church.   He was a Minister for many years and enjoyed preaching at nursing homes.    He formerly worked at Mar-Kel Lighting Co. in Paris, TN. 

He was born June 16, 1932 in Buchanan, TN to the late Woodard Merrell and the late Annie May Todd  Merrell. 

He is survived by his  Five Daughters,  Bernice Nelson of Oil City, Pa,  Deborah (Danny) Hart of Puryear, Tenn,  Treva Lynn (Dale) Greer of Paris, Tenn,  Bonnie (Marcus) Heckman of Clarksville, Tenn,  Virginia (Darrell) Evans of Paris, Tenn;    Two Sons,  Jimmy (Debra) Merrell of Springville, Tenn,  David (Becky) Merrell of Paris, Tenn;  One Brother,  Cortez Merrell of Paris, Tenn;  25 Grandchildren, 40 Great Grandchildren, and 4 Great Great Grandchildren. 

Besides his wife and parents, Treva was also preceded in death by a Son, Phillip Merrell;  Son-in-law, Jerry Nelson;  Sister, Wanda Merrell;  Brothers, Harvey Merrell, Charles Merrell, and Lonnie Dale Merrell;  and a Granddaughter, Leslie Lurlene Evans Heckman.         

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Saturday, November 22, 2014 and from 12 – 2 pm  Sunday, November 23, 2014.    The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 23, 2014. 

Larry Craig will officiate.  Pallbearers will be David Shawn Merrell, Brodie Merrell, Hunter Merrell, Phil Eric Merrell, Danny Hart II, Ronnie Nelson, J.W. Nelson and Donald Merrell.   
Interment will be at Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Paris, Tenn.
 

Leroy Bennett

Finise Leroy Bennett, age 74, of Puryear, Tenn., died Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Murray Calloway Co. Hospital in Murray, Ky. 

He was married June 9, 1968 to Linda Fay Duncan Bennett and she survives. 

He retired from Kenlake Foods in Murray, KY and was a Member of Hazel Baptist Church and a US Army veteran. 

He was the son of the late Jessie Bennett and Moline Thorne Bennett, who lives in Hazel, Ky. 

He is also survived by two sons,Trevor (Erin) Bennett of Puryear, Tenn., and Troy (Teresa) Bennett of Puryear, Tenn.   Two sisters: Linda (David) Belcher of Benton, Ky. and Brenda (Glenn) Maley of South Carolina;  Two Brothers, Hughes (Hilda) Bennett of Puryear, Tenn. and Paul Bennett of Puryear, Tenn.  He also leaves two grandchildren: Duncan and Hailey Bennett, both of Puryear, TN. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 - 8 pm Wednesday, November 19, 2014 and from 11 am - 1 pm on Thursday, November 20, 2014.    The funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Thursday, November 20, 2014. 

Chad Kennedy and William Jones will officiate.   
Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery near Puryear, Tenn. 

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

Henry County Healthcare Foundation 
1030 Paris, TN 38242

St. Judes's Children Hospital 
http://stjude.org 
262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105

Larry Bell

Larry Joe Bell, age 63, of Henry, Tenn., died Saturday, November 15, 2014, at his Residence in Henry, Tenn. 

Larry married Tammy Forbus Bell July 30, 1993 and she survives.  

He was a founding member of New Life Baptist Church in Henry and attended Tennessee Valley Community Church. Larry was a longtime Construction Contractor and had owned Volunteer Log Homes for several years.  He was currently the Farm Manager for Pete Desocio's farm in Henry Co.

He was born October 25, 1951 in Cottage Grove, TN to the late Baudry Bell and the late Ruby Atkins Bell.

Besides his wife Tammy,  Larry is also survived by his Four Sons,  Brian (Bobbi) Bell of Goodlettsville, Tenn,  Brandon (Jennifer) Bell of Paris, Tenn,  Zachary Bell & Special Friend Kayla Hargrove of Henry, Tenn,  Steven Snider of Murray, Ky;  Five Grandchildren, Shelby Bell, Chloe Bell, Jayden Powers, Bryant Bell, and Scarlett Meadows. 

Larry was also preceded in death by a Brother, Eddie Lynn Bell.    

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Monday, November 17, 2014.   Visitation will continue at TVCC-Tennessee Valley Community Church from 12 - 2:30 pm Tuesday, November 18, 2014.    The Funeral Service will be at TVCC-Tennessee Valley Community Church at 2:30 PM Tuesday, November 18, 2014.

Brian Anderson and Steve Gallimore will officiate. 

Interment will be at Henry City Cemetery in Henry, Tenn.

Dorothy Clayton

Dorothy Mae Nimmo Clayton, age 87 of Paris, died Thursday November 13th at her residence.

Visitation will be 4-7pm Friday Nov. 14th at McEvoy Funeral home and again from 10am until service time at 11am on Sat. Nov. 15th. Burial will follow in McCuiston Cemetery in Calloway County, Ky.

Charles Webb

Charles Edward Webb, 81 of Paris, died at his residence on Wednesday November 12th.

He was member of Central Point Baptist Church, retired boilermaker. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, Ny. 10001.

Visitation is 4-7pm Friday Nov. 14th and after Noon on Saturday Nov. 15th with service at 2pm Saturday at McEvoy Funeral home.

Mary Sue Leach

Mary Sue Leach, age 87, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn. 

She was married July 23, 1949 to Charles Sellers Leach Sr. and he preceded in death June 13, 1999.

Mary Sue was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, taught Sunday School, served as organist and served on Parish Council of Catholic Women.

She was a Founding Board Member of the Tennessee Branch of the International Dyslexia Association;  Regional Vice President, Northwest TN Advisory Board.   

She Served on Advisory Board of the Paris Henry Co. Arts Council from 2006-2010.   She was a Janusette Delphian Club member and served as GFWC State Learning Disabilities Chairman.   She was a University of Michigan lifetime member Alumna Association School of Nursing and a Rotary Ann of the Paris Rotary Club.

Mary Sue was born April 20, 1927 in East Brady, PA to the late John Patrick May and the late Rose Henry  May.

She is survived by her  Four Sons,  Jim (Shelly) Leach of Columbia, Tenn,  John Leach of Paris, Tenn,  Bob (Julie) Leach of Paris, Tenn,  Charlie Leach of Paris, Tenn;  11 Grandchildren, Clara (Aaron) Darden, Mary (Jeff) Hall, Rose (Edward) Ryoka, Ben Leach, Rachel Leach, John Michael Leach, Sarah Leach, Julianna Leach, Christopher Leach, James David Leach, and Austin Leach; and 8 Great Grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, Mary Sue was also preceded in death by a Sister, Patricia Kuharshy; and Brothers, James May and John May.       

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.   She is to be cremated.   Memorial Visitation will be from 9 – 11 am Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the

Memorial Service at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 11:00 AM.

Father Kris Rusin will officiate.  Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to:  St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O.  Box 1000 Dept. 142,  Memphis, TN 38148    or    Center for Dyslexia, Middle TN State University, 200 N. Baird Lane, Murfreesboro, TN  37130.  

Ginny Griffith

Ginny Griffith, age 67, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at her residence in Paris, Tenn.

She was married May 25, 1990 to Gayle Griffith and he survives. 

Ginny was a member of a close group of friends who were the Class of 1965 from Karns High School in Knoxville, TN.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Paris.    

She Graduated from UT Knoxville and retired after 28 years as an accountant for Setco (Formerly Midland Ross and Midland Brake) in Paris, TN.   Ginny was a member of the Lakeway Kiwanis Club.  She enjoyed playing golf and many physical fitness activities.

Ginny was born August 14, 1947 in Oak Ridge, TN to the late Richard Butler and the late Mattie Barbara Eldridge Butler.

Besides her husband, Ginny is also survived by her One Son,  Mark (Tiffany) Lee of Franklin, Tenn;  One Brother,  Richard Butler of Knoxville, Tenn;  Two Grandchildren, Olivia Lee and Ethan Lee of Franklin, TN.       

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St.,  Paris, Tenn.  She is to be cremated.   Memorial Visitation will be from 4 - 7 pm Friday, November 14, 2014 at Ridgeway Funeral Home.   Visitation will continue on Saturday from 9 – 11 am at First United Methodist Church.    The Memorial Service will be at First United Methodist Church at 11:00 am Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Dr. Robert D. Martin will officiate.   The Lakeway Kiwanis Club will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to:  ALS Association, Gift Processing Center,  P.O. Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN 56007, or alsa.org     or    First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25, Paris, TN  38242.  

 

Rosa Haynes

Rosa Lee Williams Haynes, age 65, of Paris, Tenn., died Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at her Residence in Paris, Tenn. 

She was a Greenfield High School Graduate, a Church of Christ Member and retired from Henry County Medical Center where she was a pharmacy technician and last worked in the psychiatric department.

She was born May 21, 1949 in Greenfield, TN to Rosalie Tansil Williams of Martin, TN and the late Porter Williams.

Besides her Mother, Rosa Lee is also survived by One Sister,  Portia Howard of Martin, Tenn;  Niece, Penney Estes of Martin, TN; and Nephew, Keith Howard of Martin, TN.          

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

She will be Cremated, No Service is Planned.

Rita Merrell

Rita Jane Merrell, age 77, of Henry, Tenn., died Monday, November 10, 2014, at her residence in Henry, Tenn. 

She was married July 25, 1953 to Cortez Merrell and he survives.   She was a Member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church and Served 38 years in various churches as a Pastor's wife.

Rita was born May 9, 1937 in Chicago, IL to the late Russell Edward Fee and the late Violet Sellers Fee.

Besides her husband, She is also survived by her Four Daughters,  Wanda (Mike) Williams of Buchanan, Tenn,  Shirley Merrell of Clarksville, Tenn,  Melissa (Cory) Knoblett of West Union, Ill,  Michelle (James) Clark of Clarksburg, Tenn;  One Son,  Jerry (Sandy) Merrell of Hickory, Ky;  One Daughter-in-law-Liz Merrell of Parsons, Tenn;  14 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, and a Special Care-Giver, Brooke Brasher. 

Besides, her Parents, Rita was preceded in death by Two Daughters, Carlene Ann Merrell, and Shirley Joyce Merrell;  Two Sons, Tommy Dean Merrell, and Ronnie Lee Merrell; and Two Sisters, Loretta Helean and Arlene Fee.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Tuesday, November 11, 2014 and after 9 am Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

Billy Ross and Johnny Farmer will officiate. Interment will be at Point Pleasant Cemetery in Buchanan, Tenn.

Patricia Magos

Patricia Ann “Patty” Magos, age 65, of Buchanan, Tenn., died Friday, November  7, 2014, at Vanderbilt Univ. Med. Center in Nashville, Tenn. 

She was married December 31, 1967 to Danny Magos and he survives.   

She was a Retired accountant for the State of Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources.  She enjoyed feeding birds and other animals and also gardening, reading, fishing, and working puzzles.

Patty was born April 29, 1949 in Springfield, IL to Gertrude Fry  Eson of Buchanan, TN and the late Donald Eson.

Besides her Husband and Mother, She is also survived by her Two Sons,  Teddy Joe Magos of Fairview Heights, Ill,  Todd Brian Magos and special friend Tonya Smith of Alton, Ill;  One Sister,  Linda Bradbury of Florida.          

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

She is to be cremated, no service is planned. 

Bill Jameson

Funeral Services for William "Bill" Jameson, age 89, will be held Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Chapel of Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute, IN. 


Mr. Jameson died Saturday, November 8 at his residence in Buchanan, TN. He was the son of the late Minnie Lawson Jameson and Benjamin Jameson.  

He retired from PSI Energy as a Division Operations Manager. He was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church in Paris,TN. Mr.Jameson was member of the VFW Post 972 and a former member of the Lion's Club, both in Terre Haute. He was WWII Navy veteran. He married Mary Elizabeth Jacks Jameson August 11, 1951, she died May 21, 2013.

Mr. Jameson is survived by his Daughter : Shelley and husband Mark Butts of Buchanan, TN; a granddaughter: Jani and husband Kevin Adams of Terre Haute and a great grandson Kevin Michael Adams of Terre Haute. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.  

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sister Mary Margaret Fulk.  

Friends may visit with the family after 11 am on Tuesday at the Chapel of Roselawn Memorial Park.  

SERVICE TIMES IN TERRE HAUTE WILL BE ON EASTERN TIME.  
Visitation in Paris will be Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home

Bill Culley

Bill Culley passed away at his residence at the age of 77 on November 8th.

Culley’s funeral will be conducted at 1 PM on Wednesday, November 12th at McEvoy Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in the Maplewood cemetery. Visitation will be at McEvoy Funeral Home from 4-8 PM on Tuesday and after 11 AM on Wednesday.

Culley married Najie Stovall Culley on November 16, 1978

Culley is survived by four children: Rusty (Catherine) Culley, Paris, TN; David Culley, Atlanta, GA; Lance (Karla) Culley, Paris, TN; and a sister, Camille Culley, Nashville, TN.

 

Culley served as CEO of Ellis Heating Co., a company he had been with since 1961. Culley was a former city commissioner and mayor of Paris and board of directors at BPU.

William Solis

Mr. William Adam Solis, 57, passed away at Henry County Medical Center Friday, November 7, 2014.

Funeral service will be held at 7 PM Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris, Tennessee.

Mr. Solis is survived by his son, Jason William Kanas of Long Pond, Pennsylvania; parents, Peter and Elizabeth Green Solis of Paris, Tennessee; sister, Juanita (Paul) McDade of Paris, Tennessee; brother, Peter Anthony Solis, Jr of Kingsville, Texas; grandchildren, Fletcher and Autumn Kanas of Long Pond, Pennsylvania; and three nephews and one niece.

Catherine "Kay" Traver

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Pastor Linda Hillard of Antioch United Methodist Church officiating, burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Bill Mosley, Ricky Price, Ray Harding, Ty Johnson, Dana Deem and Roman Kuykendall. Serving as honorary pallbearers are William Weaver, Justin Johnson, Nathan Johnson and Brady Johnson.

Visitation 12:00 noon until service time at 2:00 Saturday.

She was born in Albany, New York to the late Frank and Martha Smith Cain. On October 28, 1946 she married Vincent C. Traver, he preceded November 11, 1992.

Survived by daughters: Debbie Traver, Paris, Donna (Ty) Johnson, Paris; grandchildren: SSGT Justin T. (Chesley) Johnson, McKenzie, Jeannie C. Johnson, Paris; great-grandchildren: Nathan T. Johnson, Brady L. Johnson and Haley Johnson.

Preceded by sisters: Ellen Gepfert, Ann Martin, Margaret Colvin; brothers: Francis Cain and Joseph Cain .

Mrs. Catherine was a homemaker.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Paris Henry County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 912, Paris, TN 38242.

Elizabeth Oliver

Funeral service for Mrs. Elizabeth Oliver will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home on Sunday November 9, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. Sunday until service time at 2:00 P.M. Elder Maley Davidson of Nelson Creek Primitive Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mrs. Oliver was born on July 7, 1918 in Farmington, KY to the late Lee V. Miller and Mary Edna Lewis Miller. On January 22, 1938 she married Porter Oliver who preceded her on March 10, 1998.

She is survived by two sons John Porter (Jean) Oliver, of Paris TN and Joe Carter (Ann) Oliver, also of Paris TN. A half-brother Charles (Julie) Miller, of Murray KY. Grandchildren Ginger (Ronnie) Evans, Tracy Newton, Casey (Stacy) Smith, and Mike (Kristi) Oliver. Great-Grandchildren T.J. Evans and Jack Porter Oliver. Also one Great-Great Granddaughter Dakota Sloane Evans.

Mrs. Oliver is preceded in death by two sisters Mary Ellen “Sis” Wright, Vernon Marine Miller, and three half-sisters Opal Roberts, Reba Whitaker, and Florence Brisindine. Also by four brothers James L. Miller, Jacob L. Miller, Claude P. Miller, and Robert R. Miller, and one half-brother John L. Miller.

She was a member of Nelson Creek Primitive Baptist Church who enjoyed needlework and scrapbooking. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Gary Gray

Gary B. Gray passed away at his residence in Paris, TN November 6, 2014. 
Visitation will be from 3 - 6 pm Monday November 10,  2014 at Ridgeway Funeral Home, Paris, TN with The Funeral Services at 6:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Chad Kennedy will officiate. 


Graveside services will be at 3:00 P.M. November 11, 2014 at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto, IL.   

Besides leaving his wife, Martha Brigman Gray, of Paris, TN, he leaves a son, Gary S.(Becky) Gray of The Woodlands, TX;   Daughter, Melanie Gray of Montezuma, N.M.;  a granddaughter, Natasha(Alford)Stanley and three great grandchildren of The Woodlands, TX;  Nieces, Lisa (Dan) Gaskill and Karla(Bud)Buchanan, nephew, Greg (Belinda) Gray; a Stepson, Richard (Stacey) Boner of Smithfield, VA;  Stepdaughter, Debbie Crotty and Special Friend, Al Callovini of Staunton, IL;  Step-grandson, Jeff (Meagan) Crotty of Staunton, IL; Step granddaughter, Amanda Crotty and Special Friend Tony Mason of Livingston, IL, several step great and great-great grandchildren.  Mother-in-Law, Lois Brigman of South Roxana, IL,  Brother-in-Law,  Darrell Brigman of South Roxana,lL. 

Gary was originally from Houston, TX and worked as a Q.A. Inspector for a company at Shell Oil Company in 1986.   He worked as a Welding Inspector traveling thru out the United States, Indonesia, and the Alaskan Pipeline. 
Gary owned and operated Cherokee Steel Welding and Fabricating in Paris, TN. until he had to retire due to illness.
 

 

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Marian Aline Phillips

Marian Aline Phillips, 96, Paris, passed into Heaven with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 8, 2014 at Signature Health Care of Clarksville, TN.   

Visitation will take place at 11:00 a.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris with her Celebration of Life service held at 12:00 noon, with her grandson-in-law, Rev. Logan Creasy, officiating.   

Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, Mayfield KY, at 2:00 p.m. 

She was born on August 2, 1918, in Mayfield, KY, daughter of the late W. H. Reed and Laura Carr Reed.  She was preceded in death by nine sibblings and her husband of 67 years, Macon Phillips. 

Mrs. Phillips was a devout, Godly Christian and member of West Paris Baptist Church, serving in various leadership positions for many years.  She was known as a prayer warrior and committed homemaker.  In October of 2013 Marian was inducted into the Signature Health Care Hall of Fame for having distributed over 50 Bibles to residents and employees. 

She is survived by her son, Jim (Ann) Phillips of Clarksville, TN, and two grandaughters, Melody ( Rev.Logan) Creasy and Jamie (Rev. Jason) Durant, and four great grandchildren, the joy of her life! 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Troy Church, % Rev. Jason Durant, 204 Curtis Drive, Troy, Alabama 35062.

 

Max Cook

Mr. Max E. Cook, age 85, of Paris, TN passed away December 6, 2014. Funeral with be held at First United Methodist Church at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Visitation will be at McEvoy Funeral Home 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 9, and after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church prior to service. Service will be officiated by Dr. Rob Martin and Dr. Joe Geary. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mr. Cook was born February 13, 1929 in Graves County, Kentucky to the late Jim S. Cook and Luna Pittman Cook, both preceded. On April 18, 1954 he married his wife of 58 years, Joanne Ray Cook, who preceded on January 28, 2012.

He is survived by nieces: Peggy (Jerry) McCree, Morristown, TN; Marla Kay Spina, Illinois; Doris R. Kreamer, River Grove, IL. Also by Two great-nieces, Three great-nephews, and Nine Great great-nieces and nephews.

Mr. Cook is also preceded by a sister Lexie Nell Camp, and a brother Rev. Hallie B. Cook.

Mr. Cook retired from TVA in Chattanooga, TN after 35 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran and also worked for FEMA for 10 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Paris where he assisted in teaching Sunday school and was an usher. He also served as a lay speaker to several local Methodist churches and was active in establishing disaster programs in local areas. Memorials may be made to: First United Methodist Church, P.O Box 25, Paris, TN 38242

 

Carolyn Brown-Wabinga

Carolyn Ann Brown-Wabinga, age 73, of Paris, Tenn., died Wednesday, December  3, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.    She was a Retired receptionist for Swartz & Sons Construction in Chicago, IL and was a  Former CNA at Our Lady of Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

She was born January 24, 1941 in Chicago, IL to the late Joseph Detloff and the late Ann Kaldis Detloff.

She is survived by her Two Daughters,  Debra Oliver of Paris, Tenn.,  Janet Davila of Illinois;    Two Sons, Phillip Swartz of Paris, Tenn.,  Michael Oliver of Tennessee and 10 Grandchildren, Elizabeth (Roger) Swartz, Heather Meredith, Melissa (Robert) Graham, Sean (Racheal) Oliver, Veronica (Diego) Olid, Robert Davila, Julissa Davila, Tyetta (Justin) Page, Michael Oliver Jr., and Leah Hoggard; and 20 Great Grandchildren.   

Besides her parents, Carolyn was also preceded in death by a sister, Elaine Gniadek.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, Tenn., where the Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Saturday, December  6, 2014 with a Rosary at 7:00 PM.    Visitation will continue on Sunday after 1:00 PM with the  Funeral service at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:30 PM Sunday, December  7, 2014.

Father Kris Rusin will officiate.   Pallbearers will be Phillip Swartz, Sean Oliver, Robert Graham, Roger Swartz, Robert Davila, and Diego Olid. 

 Interment will be at Walker Cemetery north of Paris, Tenn

Carson Hardy

Carson Hardy, age 74, of Buchanan, Tenn., died Monday, December  1, 2014, at Suncoast Hospice Care Center Mid Pinella in Pinellas Park, Fla.   
He was married April 8, 1961 to Alice Sylvia Stogner Hardy and she survives. 

He was a Member of Point Pleasant Baptist Church.    He was a retired production manager from Sonoco Products in Hartsville, SC.     He enjoyed fishing, golfing, boating and traveling.   He also worked as a marshal at the Paris Landing Golf Course. 

Carson was born July 27, 1940 in Whiteville, NC to the late Homer L. Hardy and the late Carrie Ward Hardy.  

Besides his wife, He is also survived by his Two Daughters,   Nancy (Tom) Wynn of Celeste, Texas,  Cheryl (Don) Cook of Palmetto, Fla;  One Son,  Steve (Kristie) Hardy of Springville, Tenn;  One Sister,  Sue Boyette of Taylorsville, N.C.;  14 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Grandchild.         

Besides his parents, Carson was also preceded in death by a Sister, Hilda Mamelli;   Brothers, H.L. Hardy, Billie Hardie, and Johnny Hardee. 
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 3 – 6 pm Sunday, December  7, 2014.

Visitation will continue after 9 am Monday, December  8, 2014 at Point Pleasant Baptist Church  with the service at the church at 11:00 AM Monday. 
Larry Dukes will officiate.   

Pallbearers will be Richard Hearn, Randall Hearn, Cameron Hardy, Matt Hardy, Skeeter Boyd, Chris Pettyjohn, Paul Graham, and Adam Davis.   Honorary Pallbearers will be Clint Hern, Bob Friend, Justin Crews, and Preston Bean.    

 
Entombment will be at Highland Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Jackson, Tenn.  

Michael Iosue

Michael A. Iosue, age 69, of Springfield, TN passed away December 1, 2014.  Mike was a graduate of Bosse High School in Evansville, IN and Vanderbilt University in 1970 where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. 

He was a leader in the textile and decorated apparel industry for over 35 years.  Mike was an avid golfer, sports enthusiast and loyal Commodores fan.  Much to his family’s delight, in his later years he discovered he was a very talented cook, serving up the best prime rib, chicken parmesan and fettuccini alfredo meals in the northern hemisphere. 

 

In spring 2011 he was diagnosed with AML.  Given a 10% chance of surviving 2 years, Mike valiantly battled this disease, enduring many sessions of chemo therapy, setbacks, and a bone marrow transplant.  In the 3 ½ years post diagnosis, Mike remained positive and upbeat.  He lifted up everyone around him with that quick wit and sense of humor.  He lived these months and years to the fullest and captured the best that each day, relationship, and experience gave him.  Mike charged forward into topical debates on politics, sports, family folklore and heavy metal mosh pits.Michael was born February 24, 1945.  He was preceded in death by his parents Bedie Mae Newman and Salvatore Iosue, as well as his sister Medora Madison. Michael is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara (Mullane) Iosue.  He is also survived by his son Michael (Laura) Iosue, his grandson Jonathan, his niece Dorothy Moog, and many cousins.

Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, December 5 at 1:00PM with Brother David Allen Jackson officiating at Buchanan United Methodist Church in Buchanan, TN, with burial immediately following at Bethel Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.  Gathering of friends and family will be Thursday evening and Friday morning at the McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris, TN.  The family would like to thank all of our dear family and friends for their support, prayers and kind condolences.  Flowers may be sent or donations may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Michael’s memory. 

Damon Story

Damon Edward Story, age 77 of Buchanan, died Friday Nov. 28th at his residence.

Visitation will be Monday Dec. 1, 11:30am until 1pm. Funeral will be at 2pm with a graveside service at Mt. Olivete Cemetery in McKenzie.

Damon was a 1957 graduate of Grove High School and worked for Emerson Electric Co. for over 20 years.

Suzanne Wynne

Suzanne D. Wynne, age 60, of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Paris, TN.

Suzanne attended TVCC-Tennessee Valley Community Church.    She formerly worked as a paralegal for several years.    She enjoyed traveling and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She was born November 15, 1954 in Cleveland, OH to Joyce Nobles (Jim) Cook of Paris, TN and the late George Greer Jr.

Besides her mother, she is survived by her  One Daughter,  Amanda (Joe) Jones of Nashville, Tenn;  One Son,  Brandon (Michelle) Wynne of Mt. Juliet, Tenn;  One Half Sister, Sarah Greer Hinjosa of Texas;  One Half Brother, Matthew Greer of Texas;  Five Grandchildren,  Baleigh Jones, Jake Jones, Emma Wynne, Grant Wynne, and Annalee Wynne; and Several Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.       

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Monday, December  1, 2014 and from 10 – 11 am Tuesday, December  2, 2014. 

The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Tuesday, December  2, 2014.

Ken Wells will officiate.    

Pallbearers will be Greg Hicks, David Hicks, Leslie Hicks, Joe Jones, Ted Cason and John Kingrey.

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

Thelma Hays

Funeral service 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. John Dale of the Glendale Road Church of Christ and Bro. Victor Eskew of the East Wood Street Church of Christ officiating, burial will follow at Puryear City Cemetery.

Visitation 12:00 noon until service time Sunday.

She was born in Murfreesboro, TN to the late Joseph Franklin and Mary Lynn Arnold. April, 1946 she married Dudley P. Hays, he preceded December 26, 2011.

Survived by daughters: Aleda (David) Rickelton, Jr., Greensboro, NC, Debi Hays, Laredo, TX; grandchildren: David Kendall (Angela) Rickelton, Jr., Greensboro, NC, Patrick Hays (Erin) Rickelton, Nashville, Jennie Lynn (Adam) Alberson, Greensboro, NC; great-grandchildren: Ava, Jackson, Ethan, Silas and Isla Rickelton and Haleigh Alberson.

Mrs. Hays was a long time member of East Wood Street Church of Christ in Paris. She served on annual Vacation Bible School committees and taught Bible classes for children. She taught piano lessons in her home as well as at Puryear and Henry schools. She was a member of the Matinee Music Club. She was a long time member of the Quota Club and served as secretary of the local chapter.

Since the death of her spouse of 65 years she has lived in North Carolina with her daughter Aleda and son-in-law David Rickelton surrounded by her loving family. She was featured in an issue of the Forsyth Woman magazine as a participant in a ground breaking medical research program for non-invasive aortic valve replacement. Because of the success of this procedure, Mrs. Hays made her first trip to New York City at age 89 as was interviewed by a member of NBC’s Today show. She was even able to return to NYC to see local actress Cherry Jones in The Glass Menagerie.

Memorials may be made to: East Wood Church of Christ c/o: Food Pantry
800 East Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242

Jerry McNutt

Funeral service 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Corey Cain of Maplewood Baptist Church officiating, burial will follow at New Beaver Dam Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Earl Williams, Danny Williams, Jerry Williams, Austin Kelly, Adam Kelly and Jonathan McNutt.

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

He is survived by his wife: Joyce Williams McNutt, Paris; daughter: Teresa (Perry) Story, Cross Plains; step-daughter: Carol (Ronnie) Nash, Paris; son: Jeff (April) McNutt, Murfreesboro; step-son: Michael (Kim) Hastings, Carroll County, TN; sister; Sue (Ted) Prince, Alexandria, VA; grandchildren: Adam Kelly, Austin (Reah) Kelly, Sarah Kelly, Olivia Story, Jonathan McNutt, Katelyn McNutt, Josh (Kayla) Harris, Jennifer (Mike) Patterson, Amy French, Michael Nash; great-grandchildren: Shaelin Carter, Evy Johnson, Lane McClain, Adelyn Patterson, Loren Patterson; sister-in-law: Marie (Sonny) Wilson; brothers-in-law: Jerry (Karen) Williams, Earl (Erlene) Williams and Danny (Katie) Williams.

Preceded by his parents: Homer and Minnie Malone Townsend and a brother: Joe W. McNutt.

Jerry was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church. He was a retired maintenance welder for DuPont for 24 years and a veteran of the United States Navy.

Memorials may be made to: Maplewood Baptist Church Building Fund, 8700 Hwy 218 Bypass, Paris, TN 38242.

Duane Ohlson

Duane Donald Ohlson, age 83, of Paris, Tenn., died Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Residence in Paris, Tenn.  He married September 17, 1954 to Geraldine Pytlewski Ohlson, who survives. He was a retired Electrical Engineer at CPC International in Bedford Park, IL, a US Army Korean veteran and a loving husband of 60 years.

He was the son of the late Gustav Ohlson and the late Maybella Bradley Ohlson. He is also survived by his wife Geraldine Pytlewski Ohlson; two daughters; Daughter-Lorraine (Gary) Norwood of Lemont, Ill and  Sandra Theros of Bartlett, Tenn. He also leaves grandchildren: Jennifer (Farif) Rizvanovich, Julie Theros & Marci Theros. Great Grandchildren: Blaine, Kayne, Greyson Rizvanovich and Nolan Theros-Keller.         

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. - P.O. Box 788, Paris, Tenn. The body is to be cremated with a memorial service at a later date.

Phillip Wilbanks

Phillip Wilbanks, age 44 of Henry, died Thursday Nov. 20th at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

Visitation will be 4-8pm Sunday and again starting at Noon on Monday Nov. 24th. Funeral service will be Monday at 2pm at McEvoy Funeral home with burial to follow in the Henry Cemetery.

Johnny Beckwith

John Raymond “Johnny” Beckwith, age 53, of Paris, Tenn., died Friday, November 21, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. 

He was a member of the Church of Christ and he worked as an industrial electrician until about 3 years ago, when he became ill.

Johnny was born January 4, 1961 in Paris, TN to his father, the late Cleo Beckwith and mother Sandra Hughes (Don) Brown of Paris, TN.

Besides his mother, he is also survived by his One Daughter,  Kellie (Henry) Rendleman of Franklin, Tenn; 

Two Sons,  Brandon (Tiffany) Goree of Wingo, Ky,   Hunter Goree of Wingo, Ky;  One Sister,  Christy (Darren) Roberson of Paris, Tenn;  One Brother,  Steve (Dawn) Brown of Paris, Tenn;  Four Grandchildren, Colin, Jonas, Kinsley, and Henry Rendleman

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

He is to be Cremated with a Memorial Service held at a later date. 

Memorials may be made to the Charity of your choice.

 

Treva Merrell

Treva W. Merrell, age 82, of Puryear, Tenn., died Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn.   

He was married July 3, 1959 to Jan Evelyn Paul Merrell and she preceded in death August 23, 2012. 

Treva was a member of Jesus Saves Baptist Church.   He was a Minister for many years and enjoyed preaching at nursing homes.    He formerly worked at Mar-Kel Lighting Co. in Paris, TN. 

He was born June 16, 1932 in Buchanan, TN to the late Woodard Merrell and the late Annie May Todd  Merrell. 

He is survived by his  Five Daughters,  Bernice Nelson of Oil City, Pa,  Deborah (Danny) Hart of Puryear, Tenn,  Treva Lynn (Dale) Greer of Paris, Tenn,  Bonnie (Marcus) Heckman of Clarksville, Tenn,  Virginia (Darrell) Evans of Paris, Tenn;    Two Sons,  Jimmy (Debra) Merrell of Springville, Tenn,  David (Becky) Merrell of Paris, Tenn;  One Brother,  Cortez Merrell of Paris, Tenn;  25 Grandchildren, 40 Great Grandchildren, and 4 Great Great Grandchildren. 

Besides his wife and parents, Treva was also preceded in death by a Son, Phillip Merrell;  Son-in-law, Jerry Nelson;  Sister, Wanda Merrell;  Brothers, Harvey Merrell, Charles Merrell, and Lonnie Dale Merrell;  and a Granddaughter, Leslie Lurlene Evans Heckman.         

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Saturday, November 22, 2014 and from 12 – 2 pm  Sunday, November 23, 2014.    The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 23, 2014. 

Larry Craig will officiate.  Pallbearers will be David Shawn Merrell, Brodie Merrell, Hunter Merrell, Phil Eric Merrell, Danny Hart II, Ronnie Nelson, J.W. Nelson and Donald Merrell.   
Interment will be at Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Paris, Tenn.
 

Leroy Bennett

Finise Leroy Bennett, age 74, of Puryear, Tenn., died Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Murray Calloway Co. Hospital in Murray, Ky. 

He was married June 9, 1968 to Linda Fay Duncan Bennett and she survives. 

He retired from Kenlake Foods in Murray, KY and was a Member of Hazel Baptist Church and a US Army veteran. 

He was the son of the late Jessie Bennett and Moline Thorne Bennett, who lives in Hazel, Ky. 

He is also survived by two sons,Trevor (Erin) Bennett of Puryear, Tenn., and Troy (Teresa) Bennett of Puryear, Tenn.   Two sisters: Linda (David) Belcher of Benton, Ky. and Brenda (Glenn) Maley of South Carolina;  Two Brothers, Hughes (Hilda) Bennett of Puryear, Tenn. and Paul Bennett of Puryear, Tenn.  He also leaves two grandchildren: Duncan and Hailey Bennett, both of Puryear, TN. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 - 8 pm Wednesday, November 19, 2014 and from 11 am - 1 pm on Thursday, November 20, 2014.    The funeral service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Thursday, November 20, 2014. 

Chad Kennedy and William Jones will officiate.   
Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery near Puryear, Tenn. 

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

Henry County Healthcare Foundation 
1030 Paris, TN 38242

St. Judes's Children Hospital 
http://stjude.org 
262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105

Larry Bell

Larry Joe Bell, age 63, of Henry, Tenn., died Saturday, November 15, 2014, at his Residence in Henry, Tenn. 

Larry married Tammy Forbus Bell July 30, 1993 and she survives.  

He was a founding member of New Life Baptist Church in Henry and attended Tennessee Valley Community Church. Larry was a longtime Construction Contractor and had owned Volunteer Log Homes for several years.  He was currently the Farm Manager for Pete Desocio's farm in Henry Co.

He was born October 25, 1951 in Cottage Grove, TN to the late Baudry Bell and the late Ruby Atkins Bell.

Besides his wife Tammy,  Larry is also survived by his Four Sons,  Brian (Bobbi) Bell of Goodlettsville, Tenn,  Brandon (Jennifer) Bell of Paris, Tenn,  Zachary Bell & Special Friend Kayla Hargrove of Henry, Tenn,  Steven Snider of Murray, Ky;  Five Grandchildren, Shelby Bell, Chloe Bell, Jayden Powers, Bryant Bell, and Scarlett Meadows. 

Larry was also preceded in death by a Brother, Eddie Lynn Bell.    

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 8 pm Monday, November 17, 2014.   Visitation will continue at TVCC-Tennessee Valley Community Church from 12 - 2:30 pm Tuesday, November 18, 2014.    The Funeral Service will be at TVCC-Tennessee Valley Community Church at 2:30 PM Tuesday, November 18, 2014.

Brian Anderson and Steve Gallimore will officiate. 

Interment will be at Henry City Cemetery in Henry, Tenn.

Dorothy Clayton

Dorothy Mae Nimmo Clayton, age 87 of Paris, died Thursday November 13th at her residence.

Visitation will be 4-7pm Friday Nov. 14th at McEvoy Funeral home and again from 10am until service time at 11am on Sat. Nov. 15th. Burial will follow in McCuiston Cemetery in Calloway County, Ky.

Charles Webb

Charles Edward Webb, 81 of Paris, died at his residence on Wednesday November 12th.

He was member of Central Point Baptist Church, retired boilermaker. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, Ny. 10001.

Visitation is 4-7pm Friday Nov. 14th and after Noon on Saturday Nov. 15th with service at 2pm Saturday at McEvoy Funeral home.

Mary Sue Leach

Mary Sue Leach, age 87, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn. 

She was married July 23, 1949 to Charles Sellers Leach Sr. and he preceded in death June 13, 1999.

Mary Sue was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, taught Sunday School, served as organist and served on Parish Council of Catholic Women.

She was a Founding Board Member of the Tennessee Branch of the International Dyslexia Association;  Regional Vice President, Northwest TN Advisory Board.   

She Served on Advisory Board of the Paris Henry Co. Arts Council from 2006-2010.   She was a Janusette Delphian Club member and served as GFWC State Learning Disabilities Chairman.   She was a University of Michigan lifetime member Alumna Association School of Nursing and a Rotary Ann of the Paris Rotary Club.

Mary Sue was born April 20, 1927 in East Brady, PA to the late John Patrick May and the late Rose Henry  May.

She is survived by her  Four Sons,  Jim (Shelly) Leach of Columbia, Tenn,  John Leach of Paris, Tenn,  Bob (Julie) Leach of Paris, Tenn,  Charlie Leach of Paris, Tenn;  11 Grandchildren, Clara (Aaron) Darden, Mary (Jeff) Hall, Rose (Edward) Ryoka, Ben Leach, Rachel Leach, John Michael Leach, Sarah Leach, Julianna Leach, Christopher Leach, James David Leach, and Austin Leach; and 8 Great Grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, Mary Sue was also preceded in death by a Sister, Patricia Kuharshy; and Brothers, James May and John May.       

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn.   She is to be cremated.   Memorial Visitation will be from 9 – 11 am Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the

Memorial Service at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 11:00 AM.

Father Kris Rusin will officiate.  Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to:  St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O.  Box 1000 Dept. 142,  Memphis, TN 38148    or    Center for Dyslexia, Middle TN State University, 200 N. Baird Lane, Murfreesboro, TN  37130.  

Ginny Griffith

Ginny Griffith, age 67, of Paris, Tenn., died Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at her residence in Paris, Tenn.

She was married May 25, 1990 to Gayle Griffith and he survives. 

Ginny was a member of a close group of friends who were the Class of 1965 from Karns High School in Knoxville, TN.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Paris.    

She Graduated from UT Knoxville and retired after 28 years as an accountant for Setco (Formerly Midland Ross and Midland Brake) in Paris, TN.   Ginny was a member of the Lakeway Kiwanis Club.  She enjoyed playing golf and many physical fitness activities.

Ginny was born August 14, 1947 in Oak Ridge, TN to the late Richard Butler and the late Mattie Barbara Eldridge Butler.

Besides her husband, Ginny is also survived by her One Son,  Mark (Tiffany) Lee of Franklin, Tenn;  One Brother,  Richard Butler of Knoxville, Tenn;  Two Grandchildren, Olivia Lee and Ethan Lee of Franklin, TN.       

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St.,  Paris, Tenn.  She is to be cremated.   Memorial Visitation will be from 4 - 7 pm Friday, November 14, 2014 at Ridgeway Funeral Home.   Visitation will continue on Saturday from 9 – 11 am at First United Methodist Church.    The Memorial Service will be at First United Methodist Church at 11:00 am Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Dr. Robert D. Martin will officiate.   The Lakeway Kiwanis Club will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to:  ALS Association, Gift Processing Center,  P.O. Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN 56007, or alsa.org     or    First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25, Paris, TN  38242.  

 

Rosa Haynes

Rosa Lee Williams Haynes, age 65, of Paris, Tenn., died Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at her Residence in Paris, Tenn. 

She was a Greenfield High School Graduate, a Church of Christ Member and retired from Henry County Medical Center where she was a pharmacy technician and last worked in the psychiatric department.

She was born May 21, 1949 in Greenfield, TN to Rosalie Tansil Williams of Martin, TN and the late Porter Williams.

Besides her Mother, Rosa Lee is also survived by One Sister,  Portia Howard of Martin, Tenn;  Niece, Penney Estes of Martin, TN; and Nephew, Keith Howard of Martin, TN.          

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

She will be Cremated, No Service is Planned.

Rita Merrell

Rita Jane Merrell, age 77, of Henry, Tenn., died Monday, November 10, 2014, at her residence in Henry, Tenn. 

She was married July 25, 1953 to Cortez Merrell and he survives.   She was a Member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church and Served 38 years in various churches as a Pastor's wife.

Rita was born May 9, 1937 in Chicago, IL to the late Russell Edward Fee and the late Violet Sellers Fee.

Besides her husband, She is also survived by her Four Daughters,  Wanda (Mike) Williams of Buchanan, Tenn,  Shirley Merrell of Clarksville, Tenn,  Melissa (Cory) Knoblett of West Union, Ill,  Michelle (James) Clark of Clarksburg, Tenn;  One Son,  Jerry (Sandy) Merrell of Hickory, Ky;  One Daughter-in-law-Liz Merrell of Parsons, Tenn;  14 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, and a Special Care-Giver, Brooke Brasher. 

Besides, her Parents, Rita was preceded in death by Two Daughters, Carlene Ann Merrell, and Shirley Joyce Merrell;  Two Sons, Tommy Dean Merrell, and Ronnie Lee Merrell; and Two Sisters, Loretta Helean and Arlene Fee.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tenn., where the visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm Tuesday, November 11, 2014 and after 9 am Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The Funeral Service will be at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

Billy Ross and Johnny Farmer will officiate. Interment will be at Point Pleasant Cemetery in Buchanan, Tenn.

Patricia Magos

Patricia Ann “Patty” Magos, age 65, of Buchanan, Tenn., died Friday, November  7, 2014, at Vanderbilt Univ. Med. Center in Nashville, Tenn. 

She was married December 31, 1967 to Danny Magos and he survives.   

She was a Retired accountant for the State of Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources.  She enjoyed feeding birds and other animals and also gardening, reading, fishing, and working puzzles.

Patty was born April 29, 1949 in Springfield, IL to Gertrude Fry  Eson of Buchanan, TN and the late Donald Eson.

Besides her Husband and Mother, She is also survived by her Two Sons,  Teddy Joe Magos of Fairview Heights, Ill,  Todd Brian Magos and special friend Tonya Smith of Alton, Ill;  One Sister,  Linda Bradbury of Florida.          

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

She is to be cremated, no service is planned. 

Bill Jameson

Funeral Services for William "Bill" Jameson, age 89, will be held Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Chapel of Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute, IN. 


Mr. Jameson died Saturday, November 8 at his residence in Buchanan, TN. He was the son of the late Minnie Lawson Jameson and Benjamin Jameson.  

He retired from PSI Energy as a Division Operations Manager. He was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church in Paris,TN. Mr.Jameson was member of the VFW Post 972 and a former member of the Lion's Club, both in Terre Haute. He was WWII Navy veteran. He married Mary Elizabeth Jacks Jameson August 11, 1951, she died May 21, 2013.

Mr. Jameson is survived by his Daughter : Shelley and husband Mark Butts of Buchanan, TN; a granddaughter: Jani and husband Kevin Adams of Terre Haute and a great grandson Kevin Michael Adams of Terre Haute. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.  

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sister Mary Margaret Fulk.  

Friends may visit with the family after 11 am on Tuesday at the Chapel of Roselawn Memorial Park.  

SERVICE TIMES IN TERRE HAUTE WILL BE ON EASTERN TIME.  
Visitation in Paris will be Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home

Bill Culley

Bill Culley passed away at his residence at the age of 77 on November 8th.

Culley’s funeral will be conducted at 1 PM on Wednesday, November 12th at McEvoy Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in the Maplewood cemetery. Visitation will be at McEvoy Funeral Home from 4-8 PM on Tuesday and after 11 AM on Wednesday.

Culley married Najie Stovall Culley on November 16, 1978

Culley is survived by four children: Rusty (Catherine) Culley, Paris, TN; David Culley, Atlanta, GA; Lance (Karla) Culley, Paris, TN; and a sister, Camille Culley, Nashville, TN.

 

Culley served as CEO of Ellis Heating Co., a company he had been with since 1961. Culley was a former city commissioner and mayor of Paris and board of directors at BPU.

William Solis

Mr. William Adam Solis, 57, passed away at Henry County Medical Center Friday, November 7, 2014.

Funeral service will be held at 7 PM Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris, Tennessee.

Mr. Solis is survived by his son, Jason William Kanas of Long Pond, Pennsylvania; parents, Peter and Elizabeth Green Solis of Paris, Tennessee; sister, Juanita (Paul) McDade of Paris, Tennessee; brother, Peter Anthony Solis, Jr of Kingsville, Texas; grandchildren, Fletcher and Autumn Kanas of Long Pond, Pennsylvania; and three nephews and one niece.

Catherine "Kay" Traver

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Pastor Linda Hillard of Antioch United Methodist Church officiating, burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Bill Mosley, Ricky Price, Ray Harding, Ty Johnson, Dana Deem and Roman Kuykendall. Serving as honorary pallbearers are William Weaver, Justin Johnson, Nathan Johnson and Brady Johnson.

Visitation 12:00 noon until service time at 2:00 Saturday.

She was born in Albany, New York to the late Frank and Martha Smith Cain. On October 28, 1946 she married Vincent C. Traver, he preceded November 11, 1992.

Survived by daughters: Debbie Traver, Paris, Donna (Ty) Johnson, Paris; grandchildren: SSGT Justin T. (Chesley) Johnson, McKenzie, Jeannie C. Johnson, Paris; great-grandchildren: Nathan T. Johnson, Brady L. Johnson and Haley Johnson.

Preceded by sisters: Ellen Gepfert, Ann Martin, Margaret Colvin; brothers: Francis Cain and Joseph Cain .

Mrs. Catherine was a homemaker.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Paris Henry County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 912, Paris, TN 38242.

Elizabeth Oliver

Funeral service for Mrs. Elizabeth Oliver will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home on Sunday November 9, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. Sunday until service time at 2:00 P.M. Elder Maley Davidson of Nelson Creek Primitive Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mrs. Oliver was born on July 7, 1918 in Farmington, KY to the late Lee V. Miller and Mary Edna Lewis Miller. On January 22, 1938 she married Porter Oliver who preceded her on March 10, 1998.

She is survived by two sons John Porter (Jean) Oliver, of Paris TN and Joe Carter (Ann) Oliver, also of Paris TN. A half-brother Charles (Julie) Miller, of Murray KY. Grandchildren Ginger (Ronnie) Evans, Tracy Newton, Casey (Stacy) Smith, and Mike (Kristi) Oliver. Great-Grandchildren T.J. Evans and Jack Porter Oliver. Also one Great-Great Granddaughter Dakota Sloane Evans.

Mrs. Oliver is preceded in death by two sisters Mary Ellen “Sis” Wright, Vernon Marine Miller, and three half-sisters Opal Roberts, Reba Whitaker, and Florence Brisindine. Also by four brothers James L. Miller, Jacob L. Miller, Claude P. Miller, and Robert R. Miller, and one half-brother John L. Miller.

She was a member of Nelson Creek Primitive Baptist Church who enjoyed needlework and scrapbooking. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Gary Gray

Gary B. Gray passed away at his residence in Paris, TN November 6, 2014. 
Visitation will be from 3 - 6 pm Monday November 10,  2014 at Ridgeway Funeral Home, Paris, TN with The Funeral Services at 6:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Chad Kennedy will officiate. 


Graveside services will be at 3:00 P.M. November 11, 2014 at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto, IL.   

Besides leaving his wife, Martha Brigman Gray, of Paris, TN, he leaves a son, Gary S.(Becky) Gray of The Woodlands, TX;   Daughter, Melanie Gray of Montezuma, N.M.;  a granddaughter, Natasha(Alford)Stanley and three great grandchildren of The Woodlands, TX;  Nieces, Lisa (Dan) Gaskill and Karla(Bud)Buchanan, nephew, Greg (Belinda) Gray; a Stepson, Richard (Stacey) Boner of Smithfield, VA;  Stepdaughter, Debbie Crotty and Special Friend, Al Callovini of Staunton, IL;  Step-grandson, Jeff (Meagan) Crotty of Staunton, IL; Step granddaughter, Amanda Crotty and Special Friend Tony Mason of Livingston, IL, several step great and great-great grandchildren.  Mother-in-Law, Lois Brigman of South Roxana, IL,  Brother-in-Law,  Darrell Brigman of South Roxana,lL. 

Gary was originally from Houston, TX and worked as a Q.A. Inspector for a company at Shell Oil Company in 1986.   He worked as a Welding Inspector traveling thru out the United States, Indonesia, and the Alaskan Pipeline. 
Gary owned and operated Cherokee Steel Welding and Fabricating in Paris, TN. until he had to retire due to illness.
 

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