Evelyn Comer Hill
Evelyn Hill, 94, Paris, died Friday, Jan. 4 at Henry County Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Cemetery. McEvoy Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
She graduated from E.W. Grove High School in the class of 1936 and was a member of the National Honor Society. She worked as payroll supervisor from the former Salant and Salant shirt factory in Paris. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Coy Tatum, 72, Springville, died Saturday, Jan. 5 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial at Poplar Grove Cemetery.
He married Dolores "Dee" Tatum and she survivors. Other survivors include two daughters, Lynn Marie Lockwood and Lisa Richardson, both of Illinois; and a son, Robert, also of Illinois.
He was self-employed as a brick mason.
Hazel McKenzie, 88, Paris, died Saturday, Jan. 5 at Paris Healthcare. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Gideon Internationa, Henry County South Camp, P.O.Box 412, Paris.
She married Ralph McKenzie, who preceded her in death. Survivors include three daughters, Linda Ludwig and Janet Mulacek, both of Illinois; and Deborah Snow, Ariz.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She worked at a Cadillac assembly plant in World War II.
Robin Hunter, 50, Paris, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, at her residence.
Memorial service 2:00PM Sunday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Criswell officiating, visitation beginning at 12:00 until service time.
She is survived by her brother Gary (Shelia) Hunter of Bruceton; cousins: Karen (Scott) Kelley, Little Rock, AR and Dr. Joseph (Tracy) Hunter, Southaven, MS.
Preceded by her parents: George Owen and Eula Mae Bradford Hunter and a daughter in infancy: Elizabeth Wallace.
Robin was scheduled to graduate from Jackson State in May with a degree in Respiratory Therapy. she worked for American Red Cross as Station manager serving in Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Ft. Riley, KS, Little rock AFB,AR and Washington, DC. she was Executive Director for the Paris/Henry County Healthcare Foundation, Inc. at Henry County Medical Center for ten years. She served with the Paris/Henry County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Junior Leadership Committee, Ambassadors Committee, leadership Henry County Class, Quota International Board of Directors, Health Services Committee and Mental Health Committee. she was Baptist by Faith.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of your choice.
Aleene Akers Clemmons
Aleene Akers Clemmons, 90, Cumberland Furnace, Tenn., died Jan. 3 in Clarksville. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Olive Branch Cemetery, Cottage Grove.
She grew up in the Como area and went to school in Cottage Grove. She worked as a media aide in the Montgomery Co. School System.
She married Curtis Clemmons and he died in 1990. Survivors include four sons, Van, Cumberland Furnace; Ronald, Tennessee Ridge; Steven, Purcellville, Va.; and Michael, Whiteville, Tenn. and a sister, aye Lanius, Illinois.
Loyd "Possum" Alexander
Loyd Alexander, 77, Paris, died Jan. 2 at Paris Healthcare. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Thompson and Melissa Martin, both of Paris and a son, James Alexander, Lenox, Tenn.
He formerly worked at Middleton Sawmill in Puryear and for the TVA Soil Conservation service.
Mary E. Owens
Mary Owens, 87, died Jan. 2 at her Paris residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ridgeway Funeral home, with burial in Bethel Cemetery.
She married Edward Owens, who died in 2010. Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Muzzall of Henry and Rose Owens, Paris; three sons, James Owens, Greer, S.C.; Roger and Robert Owens, both of Henry, plus three sisters and two brothers.
She worked at Wilker Brothers Pajama Factury at McKenzie, at Holley carburetor plant in Paris and at the Henry County Extension Service.
Phillip Harper, 57, Paris, died Jan. 1 at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Ridgeway Funeral home, with burial in Bevil Cemetery.
Survivors are his wife, Tammy Hampton Harper, one daughter, Quinn Clemons, Clarksville; and one stepson, Jesse Jones of Clarksville.
Elliot "Eddie" Moody
Eddie Moody, 90, died Jan. 1 at St. Thomas Hospital. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery.
He married Betty Carr and she survives with three sons, Bill, Springville; Harry (Tommy) and Rick Moody, both of Paris.
Moody was the founder of Moody Realty in paris as well as the Tennessee Valley Board of Realtors and was active in numerous local civic organizations.
Helen Graves, 79, Paris, died Jan. 2 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home, with burial in Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis, S.D.
Survivors include her husband and two sons, Warren, Minot, S.C.; and Wade Graves, Loveland, Colo.; and a brother, Dale Escott, Sturgis.
Marie Kennon, 92 of Springville, died Dec. 31 at Henry County Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 at Hillcrest Memorial Park. McEvoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She married James Kennon in 1967 and he died in 1993. She was formerly married to Murray Chenowith, who died in 1963.
Survivors include a daughter, Charlyne Valentine, Paris; a son, James Chenoweth, Big Sandy and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Temple Baptist Church.
Phillip Harper, 57, Paris, died Tuesday, Jan. 1 at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral arrangements at Ridgeway are incomplete.
Sam Bertschi, 52, Paris, died Sunday, Dec. 30 at Henry County Medical Center. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Charles Williams Jr
Charles Williams, Paris, died Sunday, Dec. 30 at his residence. Trinity Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jerry Patton, Paris, died Saturday, Dec. 29 at his residence. Trinity Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Greg Guttenberger, 52, Cottage Grove, died Monday, Dec. 24 in Memphis. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. January 3 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with cremation to folow. The Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
He married Jennifer Heilman Guttenberger, who survives. Other survivors are his mother, Mildred Guttenberger, Paris; son, Baron Von Guttenberger, Cottage Grove; brother, David Guttenberger, Paris.
He was a ham radio oprator and formerly worked for Fed-Ex and owned and operated Stretch's Lawn Mower Shop in Cottage Grove.
Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Carol Fay Claxton
Carol Claxton, 51, Paris, died Friday, Dec. 28 in Paris. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31 at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
She enjoyed arts and crafts and time with family.
Survivors are a sister, Kathy Jo Holland, Paris; two nieces, Penny Lane and Molly Holland, both of Jackson; and a nephew, Kevin Holland, Nashville.
Daniel Beurer, 71, Paris, died Thursday, Dec. 27, in at his home in Paris. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial at Memorial Cemetery.
He married Betty Mae McFarland Beurer, who survives with a half-brother, David (unknown) and half-brother Dean Wheeler, Brea, Cal. and several cousins.
He was a member of West Paris Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. He retired after 38 years in 2002 as Lieutenant with the Paris Fire Department, was a former deputy with the Henry Co. sheriff's department and formerly worked part-time with the Henry County Highway Department. for 19 years.
Arthur Wagner, 82, Paris, died Thursday, Dec. 27 in Paris. Arrangements at Ridgeway Funeral home are incomplete.
Billy E. Williams
Billy Williams, 71, Nashville, died at Baptist Hospital. He formerly was from Paris.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Living God, Gwen Street, with burial in Greenwood Cemtery.
He was graduated in 1959 from Central High School and attended Tennessee State.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Williams, Nashville.
Terrell Broady Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jimmie Lela Dumas
Jimmie Dumas, 86, Paris, died Dec. 21 at Henry County Medical Center.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. at Cedar Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Rawls Funeral Home is in charge.
Tim Dunlap,55, Buchanan, died Monday, Dec. 24, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at New Beaverdam Cemetery. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dunlap was a mechanic, truck driver for Bud Mangrum and former butcher at McClain's Meat Processing.
Survivors are his mother, Margaret Dunlap, Buchanan; daughter, Megan Stevens, Newport News, Va.; son Jason Dunlap, Buchan and sister, Janice Turner, Buchanan; his grandmother Mandy Enoch, Paris; plus a number of grandchildren.
Nora Lee Rogers
Nora Lee Rogers, 89, Paris, died Tuesday, Dec. 25 at Paris Healthcare. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Zion Church of Christ, Buchanan. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She married Henry Ford Rogers, who preceded her in death. Survivors are a daughter, Gail Johnson, Maryville, Tenn. and a son, Rickie Rogers, Paris, plus grand and great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the Mt. Zion Church and worked for years at Salant and Salant.
Anita Crawford Atkins
Anita Atkins, 96, Paris, died Monday, Dec. 24, at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Walker Cemetery in Cottage Grove.
She married James Atkins Sr. and he preceded her in death. Survivors include her sons, Joe, Dover; Bill, Dresden; sisters Cindy Gallimore, Paris; and Jessie Brown, Paris; plus numerous grand and great-grandchildren.
She worked at Holley Carbeurator Plant for 29 1/2 years and was a member of East Wood Church of Christ.
Charles "Mac" McFarland, 81, Paris, died Saturday, Dec. 22 at his home.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Memorial Cemetery. Visitation from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.
He sold insurance for John Hancock, was an international square dance caller and formerly owner and oprated several cleaning and restoration companies. In Paris, he owned a trash collecting service and sold real estate for Bass Realty. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force.
Survived by his former wife, Jerry McFarland, Paris; daughters Ann Allen, Paris; Lourie Johnson, Idaho; Trish Trcka and Evette Conatser, both of Texas; and sons Thomas Mikeska of Paris; and Harold of Colorado.
Billie Joe "Bill" Smith Sr
Bill Smith, 79, Puryear, died Friday, Dec. 21 at Henry County Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23 at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in New Liberty Cemetery, Buchanan. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and after 11 a.m. Sunday.
He married Juanita Lamb Smith and she died in 1994. Survivors are three sons, Billy Joe Smith Jr., Pickerington, Ohio; Timothy Smith, Paris and Danny Smith, Buchanan, plus numerous grand and great-grandchildren.
He was a US Amy veteran of Korea and a member of Amvets.
Thelma Mustain Hedges
Memorial visitation 11:00 - 1:00PM Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home.
Survived by a daughter: Barbara (Larry) Page, Paris; sons: Billy Joe (Goldia) Mustain, Pineville, LA, Jerry (Sherry) Mustain, Paris; grandchildren: Chris (Sherry) Mustain, David (Dana) Page, Bonnie (James) Williams, Stacha (Jeff) McFarland, Ross Page, Shannon (Paul) McCampbell, Bryan Hedges, Thomas (Star) Andrews, James (Emily) Andrews, Julie (Mike) Burleson, Jenna Hedges; great-grandchildren: fifteen; great great-grandchildren: three; niece: Elizabeth Ross Smith; nephew: Frankie McSwain.
Preceded by parents: Barney F. and Hettie Mae O'Guinn Ross; her husband: James Hedges in 1972; brothers: W.C. Ross and Barney Lewis.
Mrs. Hedges was a member of the RLDS Church. She had retired from Holley Carburetor Plant and had worked at the Capitol theater in Paris for 10 years.
Eddie Ray Cook
Mr. Cook was born in Dyer County, TN to the late Freddie Elbert and Dona Lee Williamson Cook, also preceded by his wife Dorothy Hogan Cook and twin sister Ava Faye Cook.
Survived by a step-daughter: Dianna Schultz, Morristown,; step-son: Leonard Briggs, Jefferson City; sisters: Rose Preslar, Paris, Jane (Jerry) Fowler, Dyersburg and a brother: Joe (Linda) Cook, Rio Rancho, NM.
Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. McEvoy Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Genella Craig of Paris will be at noon Thursday at Progressive Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Trinity Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. She was a member of the church.
Craig, 82, died Saturday, Dec. 15, at Henry County Healthcare Center.
Her husband, Freeman Craig Jr., survives with one daughter: Marilyn Teague; two grandchildren: Angela (Alton) Stone of Nashville and Bobby Teague Jr. of Paris.
Jimmy Westbooks, 58, Chicago, Ill, died Nov. 28 at Onarga, Ill. Memorial services will b e conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at Deliverance House of Prayer, Denmark, Tenn. He is the brother of Rev. Troy Woodruff of Paris. Rawls Funeral Home handled arrangements.
W.C. Collins, Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, December 13, at a Nashville hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with cremation to folow. Memorials can be directed to Oak Hill Union Church Cemetery Fund, 5820 Hwy. 69N, Paris.
Collins married Mary Latane Collins and she preceded him in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Theresa Rushing, Paris; Charlotte Bursi, Memphis; two sisters, Willie Steele and Jean Perry, both of Paris; brother Leonard Brighton, Cottage Grove.
He currently worked for LabCorp and formerly worked for the L&N Railroad, Goodyear and the Paris post office.
John Joseph James Tormey
John Tormey, 63, Paris, died Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Jackson-Madison Co. Hospital. Funeral services will be held at Mathew Dalcamo Funeral Home in Chicago, on Monday, Dec. 17, with burial at St. Marys Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Il.
He was a salesman at Peppers Automotive.
Local survivors include sons Daniel Tormey and Joseph Tormey, both of Paris.
Funeral service 2:30PM Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow at Walker Cemetery.
Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Tuesday and after 11:00AM Wednesday.
Survived by a special friend: Linda Murdock, Lynngrove, KY; daughter: Deborah Ann Cooley, AR; sons: Bobby Fulton (Carissa) Cooley, Jr. and Anthony Keith Cooley both of Wardell, MO; sisters: Bonnie (James) Hunsucker, Cottage Grove, TN, Mary Louise (Charles) Pickle, Paris, TN, Brenda Kay (William) Fennell, Wardell, MO; brothers: Hiram Lindel (Gayle) Cooley, Pawleys Island, SC, William Lee (Peggy S.) Cooley, Cottage Grove, TN; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.
Preceded by his parents: Hiram Britton and Ora Wyona Williams Cooley and a sister: Connie Sue Cooley.
Bobby retired from General Motors in Lansing, MI, served in the U.S. Marine Corp. 1960 to 1964, was a sharpe shooter placing 4th in the nation in 1962. He enjoyed country dancing, avid fisherman and loved his horses.
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