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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.

Genella Craig

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

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

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.

 

Bobby Cooley

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.

Virginia Cox Whitaker

Funeral service 1:30PM Tuesday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Cliff Evans of West Paris Baptist Church officiating, burial will follow at Cox Cemetery.

Visitation beginning at 12:30PM Tuesday until time of service.

Born in Cottage Grove, TN to the late William A. and Clemmie Lloyd Cox. On March 4, 1944 she married Cletis Wagner Whitaker, he preceded August 30, 1976.

Survived by a son: Cletis Edward "Ed" (Kathryn) Whitaker, Brentwood, TN; sister: Ruby Gargus, Paris; grandchildren: Brian (Erin) Whitaker, Michelle (Joe) Crook, Jessica Whitaker; great-grandchildren: Charlotte and Jane Whitaker, Jeremiah and Sierra Crook also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by two sisters and five brothers.

Mrs. Whitaker was a member of West Paris Baptist Church. She graduated from Cottage Grove High School, retired from Holley Carburetor Plant and was formerly employed with Salant and Salant.

Memorials may be made to: West Paris Baptist Church, 401 Irvine Street, Paris, TN 38242.

Christine Beecham

Christine Beecham, 77, Henry, died Saturday, Dec. 8 at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Birds Creek Cemeetery.

She married Gary Beecham who survives, with two sons, Gary, Mansfield; Timothy, Henry, and several grandchildren.

She formerly worked at Mark I Plastics and for the Henry County School System.

 

William Marvin Avery Jr

William Avery, 82, Puryear, died Saturday, Dec. 8 at Henry County Medical Center. Private graveside services will be held at the family cemetery. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served under Genral Curtis LeMay in North Africa and Libya. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a BS in business administration. He was an independent timber buyer and grader.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Jean, a daughter, Dr. Melissa Rutland Avery, Nashville; sons, Anthony Avery, Union County, Tenn., William Avery, Puryear; and sister, Carole Hibbard, Knoxville.

Bobby Cooley

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.

Memorials may be made to the: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

 

Martha Clayton

Martha Clayton, 64, Paris, died Sunday, Dec. 9 at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with burial in Birds Creek Cemetery.

She married Tommy Clayton, who survives with her mother, Margaret Wilson, Dresden; two daughters, Melissa Key, Puryear; Fonda Taylor, Clarksville; two sons, Dustin and Jeremiah, both of Paris; a brother, Steve Wilson, Dresden, and numerous grand and great-grandchildren.

She worked as an assistant for Dr. Elizabeth Craig for many years and was a member of Birds' Creek Church.

Mary Lyn King

Memorial service 5:00PM Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Gallimore, TVCC, officiating.

Visitation 1:00 - 5:00PM Wednesday.

Survived by sons: Ronnie (Marijo) King, Nashville, TN, Steve King, Paris; sister: Retta Jane Pool, South Haven, MS; grandchildren: Kristi King, Puryear, Patsy (Ralph) Russell, Paris, Brandi ("T.K.") Russell, Paris, Derek King, Paris, Joey King, Paris; great-grandchildren: Camryn, Jasmyn, Lauryn, Damien, Malaki, Nataya and Tierra Russell, Delaney King; niece: Alicia Hughes, Lake Cormorant, MS and special friend: Peggy Castleman, Paris.

Preceded by her parents: C.D. and Loretta Bell Colley Smith and a son: Richard "Dickie" King.

Mary Lyn was the owner and operator of King's Stop and Go for over 25 years. She was a member of Bird's Creek Baptist Church, enjoyed gospel music, sporting events and spending time with her family.

Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

Betty Jean Daugherty

Betty Jean Daugherty, 75, Paris, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Paris Health Care. Funeral services will be held at Willoughby Cemetery in Jacksboro, Tenn. at 11 a.m. Monday. Ridgeway Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. 

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Jeff and Chris Mann of Paris.

She is formerly of Dalton, Ga., and lived with the Manns for six and a half years. She was department manager of the Goody's Store in Dalton for 14 years.

Betty Hoofman

Memorial service 2:00PM Sunday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Smith of Palestine United Methodist Church officiating.

Visitation 1:00PM Sunday until service time.

She was born in Chicago, IL to the late Thomas Gerald Evans and Mary Sue Priddy Cook.

Survived by daughters: Sherry Ann (Dennie) Mitchell, Dresden, TN, Jamie Sue (Luke) Richardson, Buchanan, TN; sister: Sharon Daugherty, Richmond, TX; grandchildren: seven; special aunt: Ann Pack, Henry, TN, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded by a brother: Thomas Evans.

Betty was a member of the Henry United Methodist Church. She worked at Redmon's Barbecue for 16yrs and Hoffman's Barbecue for 2yrs, she was last employed at Atlantic Homes of Henry until becoming disabled and she was a licensed cosmetologist. She loved animals, gardening, arts and crafts and was a member of the CKC and AKC Kennel Clubs.

 

 



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