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Joyce Moody

Funeral service 10:00AM Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Gary Collier officiating, burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.

Named as pallbearers are Kyle Jensen, Mike McCullough, Chris Judd, DeWayne Tharpe, Johnny Taylor, Jesse Grogan, J.C. Guin and Chris Guin. Honorary pallbearers will be Martin Bawcum, Mike Shelton, Jay Burnside and Randy Burnside.

Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Tuesday and after 9:00AM Wednesday.

Survived by her daughter: Suzanne (Joseph) Jones, Memphis; sisters: Jewell Bawcum, Camden, Linda (Brooks) Davidson, Camden; brothers: Lynn Lynch, Camden; grandchild: Tyson Chaz Jones, Memphis and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by her husband: Cecil Thomas "Tommy" Moody, November 12, 2011; parents: Martin and Altha Henry Lynch and a brother-in-law: Willard Bawcum, SR.

Joyce was a member of Grace Baptist church in Camden. She retired from East Wood Clinic and worked at Fresh Market in Paris for 14 years. She never met a stranger and dearly loved her friends.

Memorials may be made to: Henry County medical Center Hospice, 311 East Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242.


Robert "Bobby" Willoughby

Bobby Willoughby, 58, Paris, died January 25 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.  Mr. Willoughby is survived by his daughter, Whitney Wells of Wisconsin and his two brothers Ronald (Carol) Willoughby and Dale (Paula) Willoughby both of Paris, TN.

Heis also survived by three grandchildren. He attended Big Sandy Church of Christ and he retired from the City of Paris after 17 years of service.

His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 29th at 2:00 P.M at McEvoy Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 28th from 4:00-8:00 P.M. and again on Tuesday from 11:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00. Burial will follow at Henry City Cemetery in Henry, TN.

Dorothy Watkins

Dorothy Watkins, 84, McKenzie, died Thursday, Jan. 24 at McKenzie Healthcare. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ridgeway Funeral home, with burial in Memorial Cenetery.

She married Joe Watkins and he died in 1998. She was retired from Emerson Electric in Paris after 30 years and was a member of the paris Seventh Day Adventist Church for many years.

Survivors include a son, Daryl Bunn, McKenzie.

Judie Fries

Judie Fries, 67, Paris, died Friday, Jan. 25 in Paris. Graveside services will be held at Paschall Cemetery at 4 p.m. Sunday. Ridgeway Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Bennie Fries; a daughter Kelly Fries, Calif.; and brother carl Dalton, Murray.

She was a member of Temple Baptist Church, where she was church pianist.

Memorials may be directed to Caring Hearts Fund, Cancer Care Center, 1290 Kelley Dr., Paris; and The Gideon, P.O. Box 583, Paris, Tenn.

Donald Darby

Donald Darby, 53, Paris, died Jan. 25 in Paris. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at RoseLawn Memory Gardens. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

His wife, Gail Green Darby, preceded him in death. Survivors include a step-son, Eric Adams, Paris; and brothers, Bob Darby, Paris; and William Darby, Pennsylvania.

He worked for King Pipe Line Co. and was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Henry Co. High School and attended Tennessee Technology School.


James Perry

James Perry, 63, Springville, died January 23 at Benchmark Healthcare in puryear. McEvoy Funeral Home handled arrangements. No service or visitation is planned; the body will be cremated.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Poe Perry, Springville, one daughter, Tammy Johnson, Dover; a son, Scotty Perry, Paris; a stepdaughter, Kimberly Parrish, Springville.


Barksdale Puckett

Mr. Barksdale Puckett, 87, of Paris died Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at his residence.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013, at Rawls Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Humphreys officiating.

He was born May 3, 1925, in Paris, he was a son of Wayne Herbert and Catherine Henry Puckett, now both deceased.

He leaves three brothers: Sidney Puckett and Henry (Brenda) Puckett, both of St. Louis, and James Puckett of New York City; five sisters: Elizabeth Lofton of San Antonio, Ada Clark of Paris, Shirley Bratton of Clarksville, Lillan (Charles) Williams of Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and Cindy Puckett of Houston; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He also was preceded in death by three sisters: Ola Coleman, Fannie Teague and Lola Jewett; and three brothers: Paul, Hoover and Thomas Puckett.

Elizabeth McWherter

Elizabeth McWherter, 80, Camden, died Jan. 23 at her residence. Private graveside services will be held at Walker Cemetery, Cottage Grove. Ridgeway Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Ruben McWherter, two daughters, Jacqueline McDaniel, Cottage Grove and Vicki Thomas, Camden, plus numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was retired from the X-ray department at Henry County Medical Center.


Brenda Morris

Mrs. Brenda Morris, 62, of Paris died Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Henry County Medical Center.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Progressive Missionary Baptist with Rev. J. C. Webb officiating. Interment will be in Western Oak Grove Cemetery on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Visitation will be on Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Rawls Funeral Home.

She was born March 29, 1950, in Mayfield, she was a daughter of the late Wallace Jackson and Dorothy Turner. She was married on December 27, 1970, to Leroy Morris Sr., who survives. She was the former Henry County Office on Aging director.

Besides her time at the Office on Aging, she also served on the county’s Central Community Service Center committee and was a member of the Paris-Henry County Volunteer Board.

In the community, she took time to be active in the Northwest Tennessee Senior Games, winning first place in shuffleboard for singles and doubles one year.

She was active in NAACP projects and was a member of the Paris Kiwanis Club, where she was past president. She also worked with other volunteers as general chairman for the Christmas Kettle campaign in the Paris-Henry County branch of the Salvation Army.

She graduated from Leadership Henry County and the WestStar Leadership program and helped put together some of the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center displays such as Black History and cooking. She also was a member of the Tennessee Nutrition Consumer Education Program Coalition.

In church, she was active at Progressive Baptist Church, where she served as a worship leader during some special services.

In addition to her husband, she leaves three children: Nicole Morris of Philadelphia, Leroy (Krystal) Morris Jr. of Mount Juliet and Justin (Andrea) Morris of Memphis; two brothers: George (Stacy) Walker of Georgetown, Ky., and Tony Walker of Lexington, Ky.; two sisters: Lisa Burnett of Georgetown and Jean Byas of Clarksville, Ind.; three grandchildren; some aunts; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She also was preceded in death by a daughter: Raquel E. Morris; two brothers: Wallace Jackson Jr., and Larry Jackson; and two sisters: Joyce Hudspeth and Francine Blanton.



Barbara Forrest

Funeral service 11:00AM Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Sanders and Bro. Billy Ross officiating, burial will follow at Ephesus Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Carroll County.

Named as pallbearers are Brandon Hart, Jeffery Wilson, Christopher Burns, Lonnie Forrest, Aaron Forrest, Mark Fasolo, honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Martin, Travis Cox, Ronnie Nash and Jim Hutson.

Visitation 4:00 - 8:00PM Thursday and after 9:00AM Friday.

She was the daughter of the late Alonzo Cleveland and Thelma Louise Briley Raymer. On September 30, 1979 she married James "Jim" Forrest, he survives, Springville, TN.

Survived by daughters: Sheila Sanders, Springville, Melisa "Missy" Sanders, Paris, TN, Retha (Pete) Burns, Paris; sons: Eddie (Amanda) Forrest, Henry, Timmy William (Cheryl) Forrest, Puryear; sisters: Willie Merrell, Paris, Mary Threet, Paris, Thelma Louise Raymer, TN; brothers: twin-Bobby Raymer, PA, William "Bill" Raymer, Memphis, Alonzo "Cleevie" Raymer, Paris; grandchildren: Brandy Evans, Brandon Hart, Tina Fasolo, Jeffery Wilson, Christopher Burns, Cody Nance, Brittney Nance, Aaron Forrest, Will Forrest, Lonnie Forrest, Michelle Forrest, Jessica Forrest, Brandon Forrest, Tyler Forrest, Jade Anderson, Ivy Anderson and numerous great-grandchildren.

Barbara was a member of Springville Baptist Church. She loved the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting and her flowers.



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