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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 

 

 

James Clement

James Edward Clement, age 76 of Paris, TN, died Friday, June 23, 2017, at his residence in Paris, TN.

He retired after many years as a security guard at Paris Landing State Park.  He also formerly worked at Celotex and was a member of Jesus Saves Baptist Church.  He enjoyed camping and playing music.

James was born October 18, 1940, in Big Sandy, TN, to the late Louie Elvis Clement and the late Sarah Jane Nolen Clement.

He was married in 1972 to Doris Smith Clement, who preceded him in death on December 23, 2014.

He is survived by one daughter, Dawn Clement of Memphis, TN; one son Ronnie (Cheryl) Clement of Romeoville, IL; one sister, Jean Payne of Camden, TN; two brothers, Buford Clement of McKenzie, TN, and Nolan Clement of Camden, TN; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. 

Along with his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Dianna May Clement; three sisters; and two brothers.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Monday, June 26, 2017 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Monday, June 26, 2017, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Teddy Hill and Joey Collins officiating.

Pallbearers will be James Dean Clement, Elvis Clement, Terry Smith, Bradley Clement, Zach Clement, and Charlie Carlisle. 

Burial will follow in Bevil Cemetery in Paris, TN.   

Judy Lamb

Judy Melton Lamb, age 67 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at her residence. Her body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

Judy Melton Lamb was born March 19, 1950 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Robert Earl Melton and the late Frances Mildred Gullett Melton. She is survived by two sons: Johnny Mathis and Daniel Lamb both of Paris, TN; one sister: Cathy (Lee) Chapman of Paris, TN; five brothers: Jerry (Dinah) Melton, Randy (Debbie) Melton, Donnie Melton, Billy Melton, and Ricky (Janice) Melton all of Paris, TN; and four grandchildren: April Mathis, Hannah Mathis, Monica Green, and Shelia Danielle Lamb.
Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son: Jerry Lee Mathis, two sisters: Cynthia Dawn Melton Tyler and Nancy Ann Melton Glisson; and a brother: Robert Michael Melton.

Judy worked at the Dairy Queen / Dairy Delight for 32 years.

Memorials may be made to: McEvoy Funeral Home, c/o: Judy Melton Lamb, P.O. Box 158, Paris, TN 38242

Ruby Triplett

Ruby Hottle Triplett, age 63 of Surfside Beach, SC, formerly of Henry County, died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Compass Post Acute Rehabilitation in Conway, SC. 

She formerly worked at both Tecumseh and the Hampton Inn in Paris, TN, for several years.  She enjoyed reading, dancing, and going to the movies.  She was Church of Christ.

Ruby was born February 20, 1954, in Paducah, KY, to the late Cletis Kalbacker and the late Flossie Trout Rasimas.

She is survived by her son, Greg Lassiter of Paris, TN; one grandchild, Noah Lassiter of Paris, TN; two sisters, Sandra Kay (Jeff) Kuykendall of Horatio, AR and Jorita West of Fort Worth, TX; one brother, Alan Dale Reed of Texas; three nieces, Kathy (Eddie) Drent of Horatio, AR, Kay (Daniel) Lindsey of DeQueen, AR, and Kellie Kuykendall of Horatio, AR; and one nephew, Alan Reed Lanier of Murray, KY.     

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Christopher Daniel Lassiter in 1973; and two sisters, Colleen Kalbacker and Mary Ann Whitebird.     

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, June 26, 2017 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, with the funeral service at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with John Dale officiating.

Pallbearers will be Randy Lassiter, David Lassiter, Joe Thompson, Joe Jackson, Tony Triplett, and Steve Crater. 

Burial will follow in Hazel City Cemetery in Hazel, KY.

Johnny Gibson

Johnny “The Old Guide” Gibson was born May 23, 1924, the only child of Wayne and Bess Gibson. He died peacefully at his home in Springville June 16, 2017.

 Johnny spent his early childhood in Ft. Myers, Florida, later moving to Paris with his family to their farm on Elizabeth St. He was one year shy of graduating from Grove High School when he joined the U.S. Marine Corps July 12, 1941 at the age of 17 to serve in World War II.

 Johnny served in the 1st Marine Division for 4 ½ years, where he spent most of his time in the South Pacific, first landing at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands and later fighting in the Battle of Peleliu. 

 After the war, Johnny went looking for adventure, driving with friends to Alaska in a 1944 panel truck to take a job building roads for the gold mining camps.

 Upon his return from Alaska, he worked as a state game warden for 4 years. An avid outdoorsman, Johnny’s next career became the one he was most known for, and the one that earned him the nickname “The Old Guide”.  He worked as a hunting and fishing guide, first independently and later as an employee of the The Tennessean newspaper, owned by his good friend Amon Evans. 

 During his years as a guide, Johnny had the privilege of guiding prominent politicians and celebrities, including former Vice Presidents Albert Gore Jr. and Walter Mondale; former Tennessee Governors Ned McWherter, Buford Ellington, Ray Blanton and Lamar Alexander; and country singers Ricky Shelton, Hank Williams Jr., Grandpa Jones and Little Jimmy Dickens.

 Upon his retirement, Johnny continued to pursue his lifelong passion for the outdoors, turkey hunting into his late 80’s. In 2005, he was recognized by John Tanner and the House of Representatives for his contributions to exploring and sharing the beauty of West Tennessee, and in 2006, he received the National Wild Turkey Federation Master Hunter award.

 Johnny also loved growing blueberries and making blueberry wine, a pastime that he become well known for in his later years.

 He was a member of Sulphur Well Church of Christ, becoming the oldest person to be baptized by preacher Randy Stephens at the church at the age of 90.

 Johnny is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jane Thompson Gibson of Springville TN; his five children Johnny Wayne “Hoot” Gibson (wife Vickie), Ronnie Gibson, Ginny Jackson (husband Barry), Jeanie Oliver (husband Jimmy) and Julie Kern (husband Greg); grandchildren Jamie Gibson, Rhonda Gibson, Christie Gamlin, Justin Oliver, Nick Gibson, Marcus Gibson, Travis Gibson, Drew Domalik, Brianna Domalik and Alex Jackson; and great-grandchildren Drake Gamlin, Cole Gamlin, Maddox Oliver, Kendall Oliver and Matthew Gibson. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents Wayne Gibson and Bess Daggett Gibson.

 A celebration of life to honor Johnny will be planned later. The family requests that in lieu of food and flowers, donations be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in Johnny’s memory.

Mary Tyler

Mrs. Mary "Margaret" Davis Tyler, age 74 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Thursday morning June 15, 2017 at her residence. A private family graveside service will be held for her with no visitation scheduled. Margaret was born on July 20, 1942 in Paris, TN to James William Davis and Cleo Creamer Glover who have both preceded her in death. On February 7, 1986 she married Gerald Tyler of Paris, TN. She leaves behind three sons: Stacy (Pam) Tyler of Sharpsburg, GA, Kevin Tyler and Kerry Tyler, both of Washington state; a brother: Billy (Sandy) Davis of Searcy, AK; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Tyler is also preceded in death by a son: Donnie Manuel, two sisters and one brother.

Margaret formerly worked for Holley Carburetor of Paris. She spent the last 30 years as a Homemaker. Margaret enjoyed traveling with her husband and visited all over the U.S. Memorials for Mrs. Tyler may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Thomas Wesley "Lurch" Jackson

Thomas Wesley “Lurch” Jackson, age 59 of Springville, TN, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

 

Lurch was a truck driver for many years.  He loved the outdoors and especially boating on his boat, McBride’s Ride II.

 

He was born November 7, 1957 in Nashville, TN to the late Thomas Edward Jackson and the late Julia Frank Jackson.

 

Lurch was married in 1991 to Mary Christina McBride Jackson and she survives of Springville, TN.  He is also survived by one daughter, Wendi Jackson of Memphis, TN; two sons, Steve Jackson of Bruceton, TN and Chris (Miranda) Jackson of Gladeville, TN; one sister, Dona (Billy) Hatfield of Joelton, TN; two brothers, Hershel “Gene” Jackson of Clarksville, TN, and Bobby Jackson of Joelton, TN; six grandchildren, Hannah Jackson, Hailey Jackson, Hunter Jackson, Kortney Jackson, Ashlyn Jackson, and Noelle Jackson.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm and on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 11 am – 2 pm.  The funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Friday, June 16, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Jessie Allen officiating.  Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. 

 

Burial will follow in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville, TN.

 

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:  American Lung Association, One Vantage Way, Ste. D-220, Nashville TN 37228 or American Heart Association, 1818 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.

 

Joetta Paschall

JoEtta Kathleen Paschall, age 78 of Puryear, died Monday June 12, 2017 at Towne Square Care of Puryear.

She was a member of North Fork Baptist Church and was active in Young at Heart at Puryear Baptist Church and North Fork Baptist Church.  She also regularly attended Sanders Senior Center in Paris and Murray Senior Center in Murray.  She loved reading, and any type of music.

JoEtta was born June 4, 1939, in Elmhurst, IL, to the late John George Weiher, Sr. and the late Jennie Elizabeth Springer Weiher.

She was married on December 5, 1959 to Vernon Hugh Paschall who preceded her in death on July 14, 1979.

She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Glaab of Puryear, TN, and Carolyn Kaminski of Puryear, TN; one son, Steven (Tina) Paschall of Puryear, TN; two brothers, John G. (Joyce) Weiher, Jr. of Paris, TN, and Robert (Judith) Weiher of Belvidere, IL; six grandchildren, Matthew (Stephanie) Sykes, Mason (Katrina) Sykes, Ashley Kaminski, Whitney Kaminski, Benjamin Paschall, and Kathleen (Chase) Walker;  five great grandchildren; and special friends, Jason (Stephanie) Walker and family.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Donald R. Glaab.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 4 - 8 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue on Friday June 16, 2017 from 9 - 11 am at North Fork Baptist Church.  The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Friday, June 16, 2017 at North Fork Baptist Church with Randy Kuykendall officiating.

Pallbearers will be Mason Sykes, Matthew Sykes, Benjamin Paschall, Chase Walker, John Weiher III, Tilman Paschall, and Brandon Weiher.   Roy Paschall is named as an honorary pallbearer.

Burial will follow in Paschall Cemetery in Puryear, TN.   

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105, or at www.stjude.org

Jackie Don Jackson

Jackie Don Jackson, age 72, of Paris, TN, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at his residence in Paris, TN.

Jackie formerly worked at Midland Brake Company in Paris, TN, and was a U.S Navy Vietnam Era Veteran.  He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, who enjoyed preaching some and witnessing to people.

He was born November 6, 1944, in Lynn Grove, KY, to the late James Andrew Jackson and the late Velma B. Lax Jackson.

He was married May 28, 1969, to Patricia “Pat” Burnette Jackson, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is survived by one daughter Jeri (David) Anderson of Beech Bluff, TN; two sons, Jonathan Jackson and Mark Jackson both of Paris, TN; one sister Delores Ann Jackson of Henry, TN; one brother, Ronnie Jackson of Paris, TN; and three grandchildren, Rayna Jackson, Zachary Anderson, and Derrick Anderson.  

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqueline Jackson.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Bethesda Cemetery in Paris, TN, with burial to follow.  Jack Thacker will officiate.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Jettie Tharpe

Mr. Jettie Tharpe , 88, of Paris died Friday, June 9, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Sparks Street Church of Christ with Ed Howard officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.

Rawls Funeral Home – Paris 731-642-1515

Bailey Wimberley

Bailey Smith Wimberley, age 82, of Paris, TN, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Paris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

Bailey served for over 30 years in law enforcement in Paris & Henry County, serving as Chief Deputy under four sheriffs.  He also served as Land Between the Lakes Patrolman for several years, and retired from the Henry County Highway Department.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially bird, fox and coon hunting.  He was a member of McDavid Grove Baptist Church in Springville, TN.

He was born February 19, 1935, in Model, TN, to the late John Rudie Wimberley and the late Mary Marie Sills Wimberley.

He was married June 30, 1963, to Mary Nell Hooper Wimberley, who preceded him in death on October 25, 2016.

He is survived by his three daughters, Charlotte (Jimmy) Hudgins of Paris, TN, Tammy (Doug) Muench of Paris, TN, and Denise Foust of Paris, TN;  one son, Danny (Sue) Brown of Port Hueneme, CA; one brother Robert F. (Betty) Wimberley of Springville, TN; one brother-in-law, John O’Connell of Chicago, IL; 13 grandchildren, Susan (Sam) Hager, Jamie (Janet) Hudgins, Ben (Christina) Brown, Jonathan Hudgins, Jill Dowdy, Jesse (Adrien) Cooley, Micah Brown, Jennifer (Philip) Cooley-Robinson, Will Foust, Keturah (James) Blood, Katie Foust, Josh (Ashley) Muench, and Ryan (Kasey) Muench; and 32 great grandchildren, J.T. Hudgins, Melissa (David) McDade, John Allen, Michael (Genesis) Allen, Parker McDade, Bennett McDade, Lindsey Allen, Brett Dowdy, Alex Dowdy, Waylon Dowdy, Anna Grace Livingston, Nora Russell, Wesley Scates, Aaron Hager, Jacob Hager, A.J. Hager, Courtney Hudgins, Seth Hudgins, Joseph Hudgins, Lindsey Hudgins, Emily Brown, Isaac Brown, Allison Brown, Owen Brown, Andrew Brown, Noah Robinson, Ezra Robinson, Brandon Muench, Collin Muench, Cannon Muench, Aubrey Muench, and Memphis Tharpe.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a son, Bailey Smith Wimberley, Jr.; three sisters, Virginia Dare Wimberley, Mary Evelyn Wimberley, and Margaret Louise Wimberley O’Connell; two brothers, J.R. Wimberley, Jr., and Homer Sills Wimberley; and one great grandchild, Nathan Hudgins.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, June 11, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Monday June 12, 2017, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Monday, June 12, 2017, at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Charles Cate and Sheriff Monte Belew officiating.   

Pallbearers will be members of the Henry County Sheriff’s Department.  Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren.

Burial will follow in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville, TN.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, or at www.alzfdn.org.

John Donald Greene

John Donald “Don” Greene, age 79, of Paris, TN, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at his residence in Paris, TN.

Don retired from Emerson Electric in Paris, TN, and formerly worked at Clippard and Celotex.  He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, and enjoyed gardening and hunting.

He was born February 24, 1938, in Paris, TN, to the late John Henry Greene and the late Mary Lena Greene.

He was married June 14, 1958, to Ruth Naomi Boothe Greene, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Julie (Wayman) Millis of Paris, TN, and Sharon Greene of Paris, TN; one son, Donovan (Christy) Greene of Paris, TN; five grandchildren, Sam Greene, Ethen Krietz, Jonathan Greene, Stephanie Greene, and Logan James; and two great grandchildren, Connor Lund-Greene and Gabe Greene. 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one son, Chris Allen Greene; four sisters, Irene Hunziker, Bessie Holley, Laverne Owens, and Jeanette Hannah; two brothers, Clint Green and Aubrey Greene, and two in infancy.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017, at the Greene Family Cemetery in Paris, TN, with burial to follow.  Randy Stephens will officiate.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Henry Hastings

Henry Terry Hastings, age 88, of Paris, TN, died Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Terry retired in 1987 after 34 years of service at Holley Carburetor Plant in Paris, TN.  He was also a farmer, and served in the Tennessee National Guard.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and loved music and especially dancing.  He was Methodist in faith. 

He was born October 3, 1928, in Mansfield, TN, to the late Fred Henry Hastings and the late Ila Yarbrough Hastings.

He was married July 1, 1949, to Ruth B. Lankford Hastings, who preceded him in death on February 11, 2001. 

Terry is survived by one daughter, Shelba Jean Hastings of Paris, TN,  and her special friend, Jack Winters of Buncombe, IL.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday, June 9, 2017, from 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm.  A graveside service will be held Friday, June 9, 2017, at 2:00 pm at Hillcrest Memorial Park, with burial to follow.  Chad Kennedy will officiate.

Carl Barrows

Mr. Carl Neville Barrows, age 89 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center. His body was donated to science and no services are scheduled.

Mr. Barrows worked at Holley Carburetor in Paris and the Henry County Highway Department.

Carl Neville Barrows was born April 28, 1928 in Stewart County, Tennessee to the late Ralph Chester Barrows and the late Sylvia Eloise Stack Barrows. On November 23, 1956 he married Juanita Fitch Barrows and she preceded him in death on October 11, 2010. He was also preceded in death by one sister: Louise Barrows Clutts; and one brother: Neal Blair Barrows.
Mr. Barrows is survived by one son: Martin Craig Barrows (Kelly E. Barker) of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Mary Sabinske

Mary Josephine Sabinske, age 66, of Big Sandy, TN, died Friday, June 8, 2017, at her residence in Big Sandy, TN. 

 

Mary was a homemaker and a member of the Camden Seventh-day Adventist Church.

 

She was born January 19, 1951, in Valparaiso, IN, to the late Joe Stefanich and the late Mary J. Lewis Stefanich.

 

She was married April 30, 1972, to William “Bill” Sabinske, who survives, of Big Sandy, TN.

 

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one daughter, Kathy (Steven) Mullins of Big Sandy, TN; two sons, Charles “CJ” Sabinske and special friend Brandy Watkins of Elkhart, IN, and Joseph David (McKayla) Sabinske of Clarksville, TN; five grandchildren, Julie Mullins, Michael Mullins, Joshua Mullins, Angelica Sabinske, and Emily Sabinske.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017, at Mixie Baptist Church Cemetery in Hollow Rock, TN, with burial to follow.  Elder Talvin Howell will officiate.

 

Norma Kay Hopkins Forsythe

Norma Kay Hopkins Forsythe, age 80, of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at her residence in Paris, TN.

 

Kay was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church and the Martha Chapter 155 Order of the Eastern Star.  She also enjoyed traveling.

 

She was born November 6, 1936, in Springville, TN, to the late William Eli Hopkins and the late Della McDaniel Hopkins.

 

Kay was married January 21, 1985, in Brownsville, TX, to James R. “Jim” Forsythe, who survives, of Paris, TN.

 

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one daughter, Leigh (John) Humphries of Brandon, MS; two sons, Kenny Maurice Lacy and special friend Carol Pinson of Paris, TN, and William Timothy (Mary Lynn) Lacy of Puryear, TN; two sisters, Regina Lamb of Paris, TN and Dorothy Ward of Paris, TN; one brother, Keith (Patricia) Hopkins of Paris, TN; six grandchildren, Jay Humphries, Macon Humphries, Joe Humphries, Amber Leann (Russell) Hill, Kaylynn Lacy, and James Lacy; and two great grandchildren, Ashlyn Aaron and Kane Price.

 

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Dorris Hopkins.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and continue Thursday June 8, 2017, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will be at 1:00 pm Thursday, June 8, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Corey Cain and Craig Peevyhouse officiating.   

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Barry Pennington, Larry Pennington, James Lacy, Randy McCarty, Tommy Lemonds, Bennie Akers, Jay Humphries, and Macon Humphries.

 

Burial will follow in Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.

 

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

 

Marilyn Lundquist

Marilyn Jean Lundquist, age 86 of Paris, TN, died June 2, 2017 at her residence in Paris, TN.

Marilyn was a retired supervisor from the comptroller’s office at the Internal Revenue Service. She loved to cook and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, working crossword puzzles, playing cards and was a wizard at the Words with Friends game.

Born November 21, 1930, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of the late Marvin Sorensen and the late Evelyn Sharp Sorensen.

She was married to Carl Ray Lundquist for over 48 years. Shortly after their wedding, they moved from Minneapolis, MN to California to raise their three children.  After her husband's death in 1996, Marilyn joined her son and his family in Tennessee.

Marilyn is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (Michael) Davis of Caledonia, MI, and Lisa Elliott of Auburn, CA; one son, Mark Lundquist of Paris, TN; one sister, Millicent Skinner of Venice, CA;  eleven grandchildren: Patricia (Michael) Spiegel, Brian (Colleen) Davis, Melodie (Donny) Jones, Teresa (Michael) Corrington, Michael (Shannon) Lundquist, Steven (Stephanni) Lundquist, Daniel (Autumn) Lundquist, Stacey Lundquist, Rose Elliott, Vincent Elliott, and Christal Elliott; and ten great grandchildren.

 In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Wallace Sorensen.

Marilyn's wit, fun sense of humor, and love of family will be missed and the memories she's built over the years will be a lasting gift in the hearts of the family and friends who love her.

Please join us for a celebration of her life on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  A Prayer Service will be held a 7:00 PM.

Thomas Turner

Thomas Leon Turner, age 72 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, June 4, 2017 at  the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Leon was a member of East Union Baptist Church in Beech Bluff, TN. He was a retired lineman from AT &  T. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an avid  John Wayne fan. Leon was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the US Navy.

Born July 22, 1944, in Trenton, TN, he was the son of the late Vernon Turner and  the late Helen Christine Walker Turner.

He is survived by one daughter: Angie (Dennis) Vaughn of Paris, TN; one son: David (Stephanie) Turner of Bloomington, Minnesota; six grandchildren: Jordan Vaughn, Joe Dennie, Adilynn Vaughn, Morgan Turner, Malory Turner and Mackenzie Turner; and one nephew: Ronnie Ray of Gleason, TN.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Brenda Turner.

His body is to be cremated with a memorial service at a later date.

Joyce Beechum

Joyce Wade Beecham, age 70 of Paris, TN, died Sunday June 4, 2017 at her residence in Paris, TN.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, baking pies, collecting oil lamps and taking care of her family.

Born October 2, 1946, in Paris, TN ,to the late Aaron F. Wade and the late Hallie J. Shaffer Wade.

She was married July 7, 1967 to Gerald Beecham, who preceded her in death on April 28, 2017.

Survivors include: Two daughters: Hallie Ann Christian of Paris, TN, and Betty Delores (Larry) Wallace of Paducah, KY; one son, Robert Gerald Beecham of Paris, TN; nine grandchildren, Gwin (Paige) Christian, Nathaniel (Adell) Christian, Rebecca Triplett, Charlene (Justin) Barnes, Robert Triplett, TJ Childress, George Childress, Charles “Peanut” Beecham, and Elick Beecham; and nine great grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters:, Janie D Williams, and Betty M. Adams; two brothers: Bobby F. Wade and David Wade; and one granddaughter, Janie D. Triplett.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, June 6, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Wednesday June 7, 2017, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, June 6, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.   

Pallbearers will be Gwin Christian, Robert Triplett, David Wade, Nathaniel Christian, TJ Childress, and George Childress. Elick Beecham and Charles “Peanut” Beecham are named as Honorary Pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Big Sandy, TN.

Dean Parker

Dean Parker, age 84 of Paris, passed away Friday morning, June 2, 2017 at her residence. Her body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

Dean Parker was born February 5, 1933 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Clyde J. Sterrett and the late Bertha Eva McFadden Adams. On December 24, 1950 she married James Lowell Parker who preceded her in death on November 13, 1992. She was also preceded in death by two sisters: Bobbi Kuhn and Sue McClain; and one brother: Billy Guthrie.

Mrs. Parker is survived by one sister: Bessie Wynn of Muskegon, MI; a very special friend: Oscar "Blu" Sielbeck; eight nieces: Ann (Dan) Patterson, Peggy Carrier, Paula (Gary) Odom, Debbie Pace, Tammy (Pete) Lackey, Leigh Ann (Tim) Beecham, Joan (Art) LaBonte and Leisa White; and four nephews: James (Kim) McClain, Dwayne McClain, Lane Bridges, and Mark (Char) Wynn.

Dean's family would like to extend their love, appreciation and thanksgiving to all of her caregivers.

Bob D. Marshall

Bob D. Marshall, age 79, of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at his residence in Paris, TN.

 

Bob was a self-employed carpenter for many years, and served in the Tennessee National Guard.  He enjoyed fishing, Nascar, and Atlanta Braves baseball.

 

Bob was born October 14, 1937, in Church Hill, TN, to the late Venoy Marshall and the late Martha Breeding Marshall.

 

He was married May of 1975 to Carolyn Fay Smith Marshall, who preceded him in death on March 10, 1999.

 

He is survived by one son, Kevin D. Marshall and fiancé Melissa Dolliver of Mansfield, TN; one sister, Nancy Ann (Roy) Arnold of Puryear, TN; two grandchildren, Peyton Marshall and Austin Marshall.

 

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Vaughn Marshall and Howard Marshall.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday June 3, 2017, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm., with the funeral service at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Bro. Johnny Farmer officiating.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Peyton Marshall, Austin Marshall, David Marshall, Mike Marshall, David Smith and Jason Smith.

 

Burial will follow in Bevil Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Mark Flanagan

Mark Allan Flanagan age 54, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at his residence in Paris, TN.

Mark was formerly employed by Emerson Electric Co. He was an avid NASCAR and University of Tennessee Volunteers fan.

Born March 21, 1963, in Paris,TN, he was the son of Betty Wilson (Jack) Lovelady of Paris and the late Harold Dean Flanagan.

Along with his mother, Mark is survived by two children: Amber Flanagan of Clanton, AL and Tyler Flanagan and special friend Regina Pierre of Titusville, FL; and two grandchildren: Ever Rose Flanagan and Blair Flanagan; and his Grandmother Frances Wilson of Paris.

Additional survivors include several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The body is to be cremated with no services planned at this time.

Leone Ruth Leonard

Leone Ruth Leonard, age 93, of Paris, TN, died Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Leone was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with them.

Leone was born August 16, 1923, in Scopus, MO, to the late Earl Wilburn Coatney and the late Edith Amelia Rundel Coatney.

She was married to Henry David Leonard on July 4th, 1941 in St Charles, MO and he preceded her in death on October 29, 2008.

She is survived by three daughters, Denise (Gary) Wardle of Puryear, TN, Kaye (Andy) Laughlin of Eagle River, AK, and Davona Hatley of Brownsville, TX; two sons, Tim (Lisa) Leonard of Paris, TN, and David (Linda) Leonard of Roseburg, OR; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and a special friend, Donna Shields.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, Bob Leonard.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated with a private, family memorial service to be held at a later date.

Warren Dennis Bryant

Mr. Warren Dennis Bryant, 48, of Clarksville formerly of Paris died Friday, May 26, 2017, in Clarksville.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at New Hope United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the church.

Rawls Funeral Home – Paris 731-642-1515

Gloria Dawn Underwood

Gloria Dawn Underwood, age 60, of Paris, TN, died Saturday, May 27, 2017, at her residence in Paris, TN.

Dawn formerly worked at Lowe’s in Paris, TN and Heilig-Myers.  She loved her dogs and taking care of other people.

Dawn was born October 3, 1956, in Evansville, IN to the late Ruth Peale Dunn and William T. Dunn who survives of Paris, TN.

She is survived by one son, Greg Brooks of Paris, TN; one nephew, Chris (Misty) Underwood of Paris, TN; one great nephew, Cody Underwood of Paris, TN; one great niece, Jamie Underwood of Paris, TN and several aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.

In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Jeff Underwood on January 20, 2017.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday May 30, 2017, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm., with the funeral service at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike Wimberley officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Milton Peale, Randy Peale, Bryant Peale, Don Peale, Jerry Peale, and George Drye.

Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Henry, TN.

Coby Charles Cope

Coby Charles Cope, age 81, of Mansfield, TN, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at his residence in Mansfield, TN.

Coby was an operating engineer for Fort Myer Construction in Washington, D.C.  He was a member of the International Operators Union and a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War.

Coby was born in Harlan, KY on July 31, 1935, to the late Ephraim Tyler “E.T.” Cope, and the late Nelly Moore Cope.

He was married December 9, 1960, to Sally E. Welton Cope, who survives, of Mansfield, TN.  Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Cynthia Lynn Cope of Mansfield, TN; one son, Ray Charles (Kathleen) Cope of Covington, TN; five grandchildren, Lonnie (Tiffany) Tucker, Ben Tucker, Lauren (Jason) Steeg, Steven Cope, and Mark Cope; four great grandchildren, Knox Tucker, Alison Tucker, Cole Steeg, and Clint Steeg.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Marcum, Pauline Flanary, and Rose Cope; and three brothers, John Cope Jr., Starling Cope, and Willie Cope.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday May 29, 2017, from 9:00 – 11:00 am., with the funeral service at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Farmer officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Henry County Tabernacle Cemetery.

Lula Mae Powell

Lula Mae “Lou” Hutson Powell        

Bonaire, Georgia – Lou Powell, 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Lou was born on September 5, 1932 in Buchanan, Tennessee to the late James and Betty Wilson Hutson. She worked in customer service at the Navy Exchange for many years. Lou was a member of Atoka Baptist Church in Atoka, Tennessee. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and cooking in her spare time.

Along with her parents, her beloved husband, Calvin Eugene “Gene” Powell; daughter, LaJetta Lynn Powell; granddaughter, Charlotte Yake; five sisters; and four brothers, preceded her in death.

Her memory will forever be treasured by her daughters, Denita Grant (Clint) of Bonaire, Georgia, Sherry Knobbs of Millington, Tennessee; grandchildren, Aimce Graham (John) of Ocilla, Georgia, Jessica Gelling (Dan) of Roswell, Georgia, Danielle Defibaugh of Macon, Georgia, Adam Knobbs of Millington, Tennessee; and great-grandchildren, Gwenevere Gentry, Nathaniel Gentry, John Austin Graham, Grant Gelling and an “adopted” grandson, Bill McKee.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home in Warner Robbins, Georgia. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris, Tennessee with a visitation prior from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Following the service, Lou will be laid to rest in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Paris, Tennessee.

Kenneth A. Salmon

Mr. Kenneth A. Salmon, age 51 of Puryear, Tennessee passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at his residence. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Kenneth Alan Salmon was born May 10, 1966 in Detroit, Michigan to the late John Richard Salmon and the late Marlene Joan McCormick Salmon. He is survived by a step-daughter: Kortney Roach of Murray, Kentucky; one brother: Michael (Tina) Salmon of Paris, Tennessee; two special friends: Wendy Mitchell and Donna Jo Raspberry; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Salmon was also preceded in death by one sister: Jo Anne Salmon; and one brother: Donald Ray Salmon.

Richard H. "Chief" Dunlap

Richard H. “Chief” Dunlap, age 82, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at the Paris Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. 

Born September 14, 1934 in Springville, TN, he was the son of the late Herbert Dunlap and the late Hazel Dortch Dunlap.

Richard began working for the City of Paris Police department in 1964. In 1974 he took the office of Police Chief, a position he held until his retirement in 1994 Dunlap was a part of the group that helped to start the DARE Program in Paris and Henry County.  He also served in the United States Air Force.

Chief is survived by his former wife Joye Cole of Paris, two daughters: Charla Dunlap of Arlington, TN and Cheryl Davis Dodd of Claremore OK; a brother: William C. “Bill” (Linda) Dunlap of Paris; grandchildren: Jason Richard Davis, Jared Davis, Kasey Davis Maze, Jeff Snider and Jessie Snider Frazier.

Additional survivors include 7 great grandchildren; Nieces: Kathy Dunlap Brewer Diana Dunlap Williams, Donna Dunlap Sulcer and Carrie Dunlap Reed; and Nephews: Robert “Bubba” Dunlap, William “BJ” Dunlap and Daniel Dunlap.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Timothy Rex Davis, a brother Robert “Buddy” Dunlap, a granddaughter Angie Davis, a nephew Richard “Box” Dunlap, step father Ezell Dunlap and step mother Cleo Bomar Dunlap.

The funeral service will be held Friday, May 26, 2017, at 2PM in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Dale Gallimore and Paris Police Chief Charles Elizondo officiating.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 until 7pm and continue on Friday after 11 am. Burial will follow in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers for the service are Ean Reed, Charles "Chuck" Elizondo, Clyde Sulcer, Tony Elkins, Tony Hutcherson and John Brewer.  Honorary Pallbearers will be current and retired officers of the Paris Police Department.

Memorials may be made to the Tennessee-Kentucky Lake Lodge 17, PO Box 755, Paris, TN 38242.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Tennessee-Kentucky Lake Lodge 17
PO Box 755, Paris TN 38242

June Catherine Butler

Former Henry Countian, June Catherine Butler, age 92, of Clarksville, TN, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

June was a homemaker.  She formerly attended a United Methodist Church in Paris, TN.  She enjoyed sewing and gardening, especially her flowers, and loved fishing.  She was very proud that four of her five children served in the medical field.

June was born May 9, 1925, in Akron, TN, outside Chattanooga, to the late Donald David Welch and the late Maude Catherine Harris Welch.

She was married on July 4, 1940, to Ivan Hersholt Butler, who preceded her in death on June 30, 1996.

She is survived by two daughters, Cindy Jo Shaffer of Lebanon, TN, and Jan Berg of Clarksville, TN; two sons, Bobby Gene Butler of Clarksville, TN, and Dr. Thomas W. (Mary) Butler of Mobile, AL; one brother, Howard (Imogene) Welch of Knoxville, TN; nine grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, Donald I. Butler; one son-in-law, Steve Shaffer; one brother Albert Welch; two sisters, Alice Webb and Jo Carolyn Rigg; and one grandchild.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday May 26, 2017, from 9:00 – 10:30 am.  A graveside service will be Friday May 26, 2017, at 11:00 am at Hillcrest Memorial Park, with burial to follow.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Alberta Dennis

Alberta Wheatley Dennis, age 92 of Paris, died Thursday May 18, 2017 at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center.

Alberta attended Puryear Baptist Church for many years.  She retired from Pontiac State Bank in Pontiac, MI after 21 years.  She enjoyed eating and fellowshipping at family get-togethers, camping, traveling, and flower gardening.

Born June 29, 1924 in Paris, TN, she was the daughter of the late Richard Wheatley and the late Gladys Rushing Wheatley.

Alberta was married to Forrest W. Dennis on October 25, 1945 and he preceded in death on February 26, 1993.

She is survived by one daughter, Roxanna Kay (Andy) Queen of Hendersonville, NC; three sisters, Peggy Nelson of Waterford, MI, Sarah (Robert) Brown of Waterford, MI, and Sandra Martin of Goodyear, AZ; one brother, James Wheatley of Spring Hill, TN, one grandson, Jason Dennis of Portland, OR;  five sisters-in-law, Betty Wheatley of Springville, TN, Carlene Wheatley of Paris, TN, Modena Wheatley of Columbia, TN, Judy Wheatley of Auburn Hills, MI, and Doris McCarty of Holiday FL; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. 

Besides her husband and parents, Alberta was also preceded in death by one son, Randall Dennis; and five brothers, Fred Wheatley, Dalton Wheatley, Frank Wheatley, Wayne Wheatley, and Jerry Wheatley. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Monday May 22, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm and Tuesday May 23, 2017 from 10 – 11 am.  The funeral service will be Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Paul Veazey officiating.  Family and friends will serve as Pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery north of Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  Oak Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Donna Paschall, 720 Mill Creek Rd, Puryear, TN  38251.

Rose Hearnsberger

Rose Mary Hearnsberger, age 65 passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017.Born December 19, 1951, in Paris, TN she was the daughter of the late Milton Wade and the late Ercell Martin Wade.

She is survived by her husband Mike Hearnsberger; sons Doug (Telisa) Hearnsberger and Dennis (Jane) Hearnsberger; grandsons Henry and Duke Hearnsberger; brother Freddy Wade and several nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Ruth Barham and two brothers Joe and Buddy Wade.

Visitation with the family will be held from 3:00-5:00pm Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Murfreesboro Funeral Home in Murfreesboro, TN.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm, Monday, May 22, 2017 in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, Paris, TN.

Dale Thatcher

Mr. Dale Wayne Thatcher, Sr. age 64 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at his residence. His body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

Dale Wayne Thatcher was born August 16, 1952 in Alma, Michigan to the late Henry Krickel and the late Evelyn Thatcher. On July 6, 1985 he married Joan Frances Jenkins Thatcher who preceded him in death on December 31, 2010. He was also preceded by a nephew: Craig Thatcher in November of 1991.

Mr. Thatcher is survived by a daughter: Sarah Thatcher of Paris, TN; one son: Dale Thatcher, Jr. of Paris, TN; one brother: Clyde (Elaine) Thatcher of Shepherd, MI; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Dale was a mechanic, wrecker driver and he owned Dale's Towing. He was also a truck driver, volunteer fire fighter, E.M.T., and First Responder.

Betty Scott

Betty Jane Scott, age 87 of Paris, TN, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on May 17th, at 2:30pm. Born February 8th, 1930, in Auburn, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Luther Alexander Wilson and the late Lucy Calhoun Thompson. She was married September 8th, 1950, to David Freeman Scott, who proceeded her in death on January 1st, 2011.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Paris, Tennessee where she sang in the choir for over 25 years. She was a retired Library Aide from Henry County High School with over 25 years of service. She loved those she worked with and all the students she knew down through the years. She enjoyed her work there and hated to have to retire. Betty dearly loved her family and spending time with them. She loved to work in the garden and flowers were her favorite pastime. Singing in the choir for many years was her joy and her calling. And she loved her Church and friends there deeply. She never met a stranger.

Visitation will be on Sunday, May 21st from 2pm-6pm at McEvoy Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be on Monday, May 22nd at 10am at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Carol Wade and Rev. Doug Scott Officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30pm at Auburn Cemetery, Auburn Kentucky.

She leaves a daughter: Susan Scott Johnson of Paris; three sons: David Michael Scott of Shamong, N.J., Phillip Gregory (Patricia) Scott of Stuart, Fla., and Robert Douglas (Venissa Jill) Scott of Paris, Tennessee. One sister-in-law Annie Christine Scott Blaser of Riverhead, N.Y.; three grandchildren: Hansford Alexander Scott of Paris, TN., David Nicholas(Lauren) Scott of Cinnaminson, NJ and Isabelle Marie Scott, of Boston, MA. One great grandchild Layla Scott of Cinnaminson, NJ. Four stepgrandchildren: Melanie (Ronnie Jr.) Stinson of Hickory, Alecia (Brian) Webb of Mayfield, Amanda (Zack) Curtis of Mount Juliet Four great-stepgrandchildren: Laney Stinson of Hickory, Christopher Webb of Mayfield and Lauren and Eric Curtis, both of Mount Juliet; one niece: Tracey King of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one great niece Annabel Scott King of Brooklin, N.Y.

Jay Van Patten

Mr. Jay S. Van Patten age 95 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Tuesday May 16, 2017 at the Henry County Medical Center. His funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017, 2:30 P.M. at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Cate officiating. Burial will follow at Walker Cemetery. Acting as Pallbearers will be Nathan Foster, Harrison Foster, Jerry Olive, Mark Horner, Daniel Brockwell and David Park. Visitation for Mr. Van Patten is scheduled at McEvoy Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. and on Thursday after 11:00 A.M. until service.

Mr. Van Patten was born in New York to the late James Van Patten and Anna Jones. He married Ruth Pennington on May 5, 1946 and she preceded him in death on February 22, 2016. Jay is survived by two daughters: Cherylanne Van Patten and Barbara (John) McDavid, both of Paris, Tennessee; grandchildren: Kim (Brian) Foster, Kelley (Jim) Fox, Michael (Tara) McDavid, Brian (Alisa) McDavid, Mark Horner, Brandy Horner, Katelyn Horner, and Allie (Daniel) Brockwell; great grandchildren: Nathan (Chelsea) Foster, Harrison Foster; Anna, Landon, and Shelby Fox; Tessa (John) Evans, Micah McDavid; Brianna, Keirsten, and John McDavid; Robert Daniel Brockwell III; great great grandchild: Lily Evans. Jay is also preceded in death by his brother: William Van Patten.

Jay worked and retired from Midland Brake of Paris. He was an avid gardener and loved working outdoors.

Earl Caho

Earl Leonard Caho, age 49, of Paris, TN, died Monday, May 15, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

 

Earl was employed at McDonald’s in Paris, TN, and formerly worked for Gary Elkins Construction.  He loved and enjoyed cooking, playing cards, bowling, and listening to music. 

 

Earl was born February 11, 1968, in Peoria, IL, to the late Kenneth Julian Caho and the late Mary Jane Brown Caho.

 

He was married December 19, 1997, to Nancy Grzybowski Caho, who survives, of Paris, TN.

 

Along with his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Lauren Ann (Johnathan) Baxter of Paris, TN; one son, Tristan Michael Caho of Paris, TN; one sister, Dora Moon of Panama City Beach, FL; and one brother, George (Melissa) Caho of Springville, TN. 

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.   The body is to be cremated with a private family Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. 

Dororhty Sue Rumbley Brannon

Dorothy Sue Rumbley Brannon, 88, of Puryear died on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the Anna Mae Owen Hospice House in Murray.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18th at Puryear Baptist Church with Mike Rhodes, Steve Gallimore and Chad Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow at Puryear Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Puryear Baptist Church and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church.

She was born June 2, 1928 in Elkhorn to the late John and Johnnie Bogie Rumbley. She was married on October 18, 1947 to Harold Hampton Brannon, who preceded her in death on December 21, 1996.

She joined Puryear Baptist Church in February of 1952 and she passionately loved her church and every member of it. She was a deacon wife, former YWA leader, and most of all she loved and fixed meals for all her pastors. She formerly worked at Diggs Motor Company, the Henry County Trustee office, Henry County Farm Bureau, and Laird Brick Company. Her primary occupation though was that of a devoted farm wife/mother serving as the matriarch of Brannon farms where she still had a little say in the operation. In later years, she battled continual health issues and lots of bad luck including deploying the air bags on her car three times in one year and breaking most every bone in her body at one time or another. She moved into Eiffel Gardens Assisted Living on August 15, 2011 and advanced through the ranks to gain the title of Resident Ambassador having only to be put in “time-out” a couple of times. 

She is survived by two sons: Tim (Debbie) and Tony (Lisa) Brannon of Puryear; four grandchildren Natalie (Joey) Boyd, Kelly (Cody) Bumpus, and Caleb and Jonah Brannon; two great-grandchildren Luke and Isabelle Boyd; a sister-in-law Betty Gallimore who was more like a sister; a niece and several nephews.    

She also was preceded in death by two brothers: J.T. (Vera) and James Rumbley; and two brother-in-laws Thomas Brannon and Doyle Gallimore.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Puryear Baptist Church Family Life Center, P.O. Box 56, Puryear Tn. 38251 or to the Brannon Family Scholarship, 200 Heritage Hall, Murray State University, Murray, Ky 42071.

Nyle Marlow

Mr. Nyle R. Marlow, age 80 of Paris, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville. No services are scheduled.

Nyle Robert Marlow was born June 5, 1936 in Bangor, New York to the late Robert Marlow and the late Louise Spencer Marlow. On February 26, 1958 he married Elfriede Reith Marlow who preceded him in death on February 24, 2016.

Mr. Marlow is survived by three daughters: Gloria (Paul) Irla-Marlow of Clarkston, MI, Anne Meade of Belleville, MI, and Peggy (Tom) Williams of Hazel Park, MI; seven grandchildren: Jason Irla, Marlo Ziegler, Becky Orow, Justin Meade, Kayley Meade, Jessica Sanchez, and Sarah Williams; and nine great grandchildren.

Mr. Marlow was also preceded in death by a son-in-law: Stan Meade, one sister: Patricia Paul, and one brother: Harold Spencer.

Nyle Marlow enjoyed people and everyone loved his sense of humor.

Joe Crouch

Joe Lee Crouch, age 84, of Paris, TN, died Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his residence in Paris, TN.  

Joe worked at McCartney Produce Company for over 40 years.  He retired as a truck driver for Terry Crouch Trucking in Paris, TN.  He had served in the Tennessee National Guard, and was a member of VanDyke Church of Christ.  He enjoyed vegetable gardening. 

Joe was born November 10, 1932, in the Elkhorn area of Henry County to the late Joseph Carl Crouch and the late Mamie Blonde Boyd Crouch.  He was married February 17, 1953, to Mattie Earline Vaughn Crouch, who preceded him in death on June 26, 2010.

He is survived by three daughters,  Jo Ann (Steve) Cox of Paris, TN, Martha (David) McMinn of Goose Creek, SC, and Veda (Steve) Lapp of Paradise, PA; three sons, Jimmy (Gail) Crouch, Terry (Diana) Crouch and Richard (Brenda) Crouch, all of Paris, TN; four sisters, Gail (Randy) Ramage of Madisonville, KY, Linda Snyder of Murfreesboro, TN, Phyllis McBride of Paris, TN, and Virginia Lange of Paris, TN; 17 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and special friend, Polly Conger of Paris, TN.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Allene Daniel and Verla Pauline Allen; and three brothers, Joseph Carl “JC” Crouch, Jr., Darrell Crouch, and Robert Wayne Crouch.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, May 15, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Roger Banks and Michael McMinn officiating.  

Pallbearers will be Randall Cox, Brian Crouch, Brandon Crouch, Justin Crouch, Greg Crouch, and Todd Lapp.

Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, TN.

Billy Nance

Billy Joe Nance, age 80, of Paris, TN, died Thursday, May 11, 2017 at his residence.

Billy was a member of Paris Community of Christ.  He retired after many years as a toolmaker. He formerly worked at Spinks Clay Company, and Southside Machine and Tool, and then retired from Turner Machine and Design. He loved working on old cars, tractors, and gardening. He was also a member of the antique tractor club in Henry County and was also a U.S. Army Veteran.

Born June 6, 1936 in Cottage Grove, TN, he was the son of the late Roy Carr Nance and the late Celia Ann Call Nance.

Billy married Linda Lemonds Nance of Paris, TN on December 27, 1956, and she survives, along with three sons, Randy (Kim) Nance of Springfield, KY, Kenny Nance of Paris, TN, and Gary (Deena) Nance of Paris, TN; one sister in law, Bobbie Jean Nance of Paris, TN; seven grandchildren, Dustin Nance, Morgan Nance, Alli Nance, Jordan Nance, Kenzie Nance, Celia Nance, and Roy Nance; and one great grandchild, Delila Nance.

In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by one sister, June Nance; and two brothers, Thomas Nance and Lynn Nance.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 4 - 7 pm and continue on Tuesday from 9 - 10:30 am. There will be a graveside service at 11:00 am Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN with Dale Gallimore and Gary Collier officiating.

Pallbearers will be Gary Nance, Kenny Nance, Frankie Nance, Dustin Nance, Keith Nance, Eric Nance, and Keith Fitzhugh. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Nichols, Joe Allen, Tony Nance, and Gary Barrett.

The family requests that memorials be made to: Paris Community of Christ, 1404 Lone Oak Road, Paris TN, 38242;  or  Henry County Medical Center Hospice, 311 East Wood Street, Paris TN, 38242.

Jimmie France

Mrs. "Jimmie" Laverne France, age 95 of Paris, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at her residence. Her visitation will be Monday, May 15, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM at McEvoy Funeral Home. No funeral service will follow. Her body will be cremated and a private burial of cremated remains will be held later at Bethesda Cemetery.

Jimmie Laverne France was born January 14, 1922 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late James William Sweeney and the late Bettie Rhodes Sweeney.

Mrs. France is survived by one daughter: Fran Shelton of Paris, TN; four grandchildren: Anthony (Deborah) McElroy, Cassandra Tyler, Heather Cooper, and Maria Cooper; several great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. She was also preceded in death by a son: William "Bill" Cooper; three sisters: Christine Foust, Rheudine Calk, and Mary Sue Marshall.

Jimmie was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Paris and she retired from Holley Carburetor in Paris.

Jimmy Pierce

Mr. Jimmy C. Pierce, age 55 of Paris, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. No services are scheduled at this time.

Jimmy Carl Pierce was born March 20, 1962 in Columbia, Kentucky to the late George Carl Pierce and the late Susie Anna Patrum Pierce. He is survived by a son: Jason Pierce of Somerset, KY; one sister: Naoma Birmingham of Paris, TN; four brothers: Roy, Johnny, Leeroy, and Mark (Michelle) Pierce, all of Paris, TN; three grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Joe N. Hamlin

Joe N. Hamlin, age 78, of Henry, TN, died Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Joe was member of First Baptist Church in McKenzie, TN and was raised Primitive Baptist.  He retired after 40 years as a brick mason.  He served his apprenticeship with Hugh Scudder Construction in Union City, TN.  He then began working Kenny Noles in masonry before becoming a co-owner of Holt Construction Company in Humbolt, TN.  During his high school years, Joe traveled with his uncle, Arlin Bush, shearing sheep in TN, AL, and MS. He graduated in 1957 from Henry High School in Henry, TN and served 9 years in the National Guard.   Joe was an avid fisherman.  He enjoyed raising tomatoes, gardening, woodworking, and raising colts.

Born February 28, 1939, in Henry, TN, he was the son of the late Lonnie Norris Hamlin and the late Lucille Bush Hamlin.

Joe was married to Jerry Haynes Hamlin on November 24, 1960, and she survives of Henry, TN.  Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, LeAnn Hamlin of Kissimmee, FL, and JoEllen Hamlin of Henry, TN; 3 sisters, Doris (John) Chilcutt of Paris, TN, Lonnell Parker of Nashville, TN, and Betty (Robert) Oliver of Paris, TN;  one brother, Lee Roy (Linda) Hamlin of Henry, TN;  two  grandchildren, Nicholas Garces, and Katelyn Garces both of Collierville, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Owens.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 4 – 8 pm and continue on Thursday from 10 am – 1 pm.   The funeral service will be Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Bud Merwin and Don Williams officiating.

Pallbearers will be Adron Joyner, Tommy Crane, Kenny Noles, and Steve Lewis.

Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Henry, TN.

The family request that in lieu of flowers and gifts that memorials may be made to: Henry County Sheriffs Department Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 639, Paris, TN 38242;  Or   Hoof Beats of Hope, 840 Osage Crossland Road, Puryear, TN 38251.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Henry County Sheriff Office Animal Shelter
P.O. 639 Paris, TN 38242,

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

Glen Putnam

Glenn Ray Putnam, age 73, of Paris, TN died Wednesday, May 03, 2017 in Paris, TN.

He was the son to the late Calvin Raymond Putnam and the late Ninfa Nieves Gonzalez Putnam.

He is survived by his wife Judith Peck Putnam of Paris, TN; three sons, Darrell (Linda) Putnam of Bear, Delaware, Doug (Stephanie) Putnam of Gran Saline, Texas, and Dennis Putnam of Canton, Texas; one sister-in-law, Carol Peck of Paris, Tennessee; seven Grandchildren and four Great Grandchildren.

He will be cremated, with no services planned.

Wilma Brown

Mrs. Wilma Rose Medlock Brown, age 87 of Paris passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at her residence. Her funeral service will be 11:00 AM Thursday, May 4, 2017 at East Wood Church of Christ with John Dale and Corey Sawyers officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 10:00 AM Thursday at East Wood Church of Christ.

Wilma Rose Medlock Brown was born April 13, 1930 in St. Louis, MO to the late John Sylvester Medlock and the late Rosa Belle Odom Medlock. On March 18, 1951 she married John Franklin "Frank" Brown who preceded her in death on February 28, 2008.

Mrs. Brown is survived by two daughters: Jennifer (Al) Wright of Paris, TN and Martha (Bill) Porter of Round Hill, VA; two sons: Mark Brown and Craig (Janis) Brown, all of Paris, TN; twelve grandchildren: Jason (Angelique) Brown, Joseph Brown, Natalie (Brent) Thurmond, Lydia Flowers, John David Flowers, Marcia (Brett) Wimberley, Lauren (Jacob) Shelton, Phillip (Rikkilynn) Brown, Sarah Porter, Sam Porter, Carla Porter, and Jennifer Porter; fifteen great grandchildren: Olivia Harber, Evan Flood, Landry Flowers, Nathan and Nolan Hill, Claire and Ella Thurmond, Wells and Madalynn Wimberley, Caroline and Georgia Shelton, Emery Lynn Brown, Macy Brown, J.C. Brown, and Makray Brown.

Mrs. Brown was also preceded in death by two sisters: Rudean (Bill) McKenzie and Edith McPeak; and one brother: Thurman Medlock.

Wilma was a longtime member of East Wood Church of Christ. She formerly worked at the Golden Peacock/Mitchum, Emerson Electric and Lingl. She was co-owner of Brown Sign Service of Paris.

Memorials may be made to: East Wood Church of Christ, 800 East Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242 or Relay For Life, P.O. Box 1505 Paris, TN 38242

Jerrell Rockett

Jerrel Thomas Rockett, age 76, of Dresden, TN, died Monday May 1, 2017, at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.  He was a retired timber cutter from Replogle Enterprises in Henry, TN.

Born June 3, 1940, in Sharon, TN, he was the son of the late Johnny Rockett and Vida McGowan Rockett McWherter. He married Rachel Faye Bradberry Rockett in 1959 and she died May 13, 2007.

Jerrel formerly attended Hodges Chapel Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing music with his family in the Rockett Family Band

He is survived by his 3 children: Donna Moore and special friend Charlie Reynolds, Tommy (Karen) Rockett and Jimmy (Monica) Rockett; 4 sisters: Norma (Jerry) Redden, Carolyn (Jerry) Moubray, Lillie Mae Parrott and Doris (Bob) Powers, all of Dresden, TN.  Additional survivors include 8 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Jerrel was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Carroll and two brothers, William Elzie Rockett and Edward Rockett.

Ridgeway Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-7 pm and continue on Thursday after 11 am until the service. His funeral service will be Thursday at 2pm in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Rick Walker officiating.

Burial will follow the service in the Bradberry Cemetery.

Family members will serve as Pallbearers.

David Rook

David Rook, age 64, of Cottage Grove, died Saturday, April 29, 2017, at his residence in Cottage Grove, TN.

David was a lifelong farmer who raised beef cattle and row cropped.  He retired from Ellis Heating Company after over 40 years of service as a pipefitter.  He also served as a District 1 County Commissioner in Weakley County for 16 years.  He was a member of Palmersville Church of Christ, where he served as an Elder.  The most important things to him were church and his family.

David was born February 10, 1953, in Dyersburg, TN, to the late Milburn Rook and the late Marie Carson Rook. 

He was married April 21, 1979 to Vickie Collins Rook, who survives, of Cottage Grove, TN.

Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Lindsey (Patrick) Gordon of Dresden, TN, and Emily (Joseph) Dunn of Dresden, TN; one son, Doug (Marla) Rook of Palmersville, TN; two sisters, Omega Rook of Paris, TN, and Deb Holt of Clarksville, TN; eight grandchildren, Carson Johnson, Garrett Johnson, Lucy Gordon, Taylor Gordon, Abby Gordon, Rhett Dunn, Addie Rook, and Mason Rook; and in-laws, Clarence and Phyllis Collins of Dresden, TN.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Chester Martin “Marty” Rook.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, May 1, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and continue Tuesday, May 2, 2017, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Corey Sawyers and Bobby Bennett officiating.   

Burial will follow in Palmersville Cemetery in Palmersville, TN.

Gerald Beecham

Gerald Beecham, age 71, of Paris, TN, died Friday, April 28, 2017, at McKenzie Health & Rehabilitation in McKenzie, TN.

Gerald retired as a press operator from C.S.I. in McKenzie, TN after 19 ½ years.  He enjoyed gold panning and metal detecting, and was an avid home vegetable gardener.  He loved his family, grandchildren, great grandchildren very much, and enjoyed taking his grandsons, Elick and Peanut fishing.

He was born November 13, 1945, in Henderson, TN to the late Elick W. Beecham and the late Ollie M. McCormick Beecham.

Gerald was married July 7, 1967, to Joyce Ann Wade Beecham, who survives, of Paris, TN.  Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Hallie Ann Christian of Paris, TN, and Betty Delores (Larry) Wallace of Paducah, KY; one son, Robert Gerald Beecham of Paris, TN; two sisters, Dorothy Herrin of Camden, TN, and Linda Greer of New Johnsonville, TN; three brothers, Albert Beecham of Mansfield, TN, Frankie Beecham of Mansfield, TN, and Jerry Beecham of Henry, TN; eight grandchildren, Gwin (Paige) Christian, Nathaniel (Adell) Christian, Rebecca Triplett, Charlene (Justin) Barnes, Robert Triplett, George Childress, Charles “Peanut” Beecham, and Elick Beecham; and nine great grandchildren. 

Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Inether Lyles; one brother Robert L. Beecham; and one granddaughter, Janie D. Triplett.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Sunday April 30, 2017, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Sunday, April 30, 2017 at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.  

Pallbearers will be Gwin Christian, Justin Barnes, Robert Triplett, David Wade, Billy Gaskins and Daren Gaskins.   Elick Beecham and Charles “Peanut” Beecham are named as Honorary Pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Big Sandy, TN.

Doris Fields

Mrs. Doris Fields, age 49 of Paris passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Her body is to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Doris Marie Fields was born November 3, 1967 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to the late Wayne Larson and the late Karen Hood Larson. On July 1, 1986 she married Mr. Edward "Ed" Fields who preceded her in death on December 9, 2013.

Mrs. Fields is survived by daughter, Kassandra "Nikki" Fields (Michael Guffey) of Paris, TN; sister, Kari Gargus of Paris, TN; six grandchildren, Rebecka Fields, Kaleb Kovacs, Hannah Fields, Michael Guffey, Jr., Matthew Guffey, and Brooklynn Guffey; three nieces, Megan Taylor, Shea Bush, and Kelly Bush; and three great nieces, Ashley Jones, Kirsten Jones, and Alexis Bush.

Evalyn H. “Evie” Fitzsimmons

Evalyn H. “Evie” Fitzsimmons, age 100, of McKenzie, TN, died Wednesday, April 20, 2017, at McKenzie Regional Hospital in McKenzie, TN. 

Evie retired from C-R Industries in Elgin, IL.  She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Paris.  She was an avid reader, loved flowers, and enjoyed traveling in her younger years.

Evie was born February 25, 1917, in Erdahl, MN, to the late Arthur Gilbertson and the late Blenda Markegard Gilbertson.

She was married in 1976 to Alan Fitzsimmons, who preceded her in death on October 10, 1983.

She is survived by one daughter, Karin Bain of Paris, TN; one son, Raymond Donnie (Stella) Krumrey of Old Harbor, AK; one sister, Lou Anne (Myron) Earsley of Arizona; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Helen Schumaker; and one brother, Glen Gilbertson.

Arrangements are be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN. 

The body is to be cremated with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

Charitable donations may be made to: Christ Lutheran Church
3235 Hwy 79 South, Paris TN 38242

Margie Ford

Margie Lou Ford, age 79 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday April 18, 2017, at Alive Hospice in Madison, TN.

 

Margie was a member of Vandyke Church of Christ.  She enjoyed cooking and gardening.  She was always a generous lady who adored her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

She was born September 6, 1937 in Springville, TN to the late Cloys Martin and the late Clara Belle Evans Martin.

 

Margie was married in June of 1958 to Bobby Ford of Paris, TN who survives.  She is also survived by one daughter, Kimberly (Tim) Watkins of Old Hickory, TN; one sister, Patricia (Harold) Goode of Huntley, IL; two grandchildren, Jaimie (Christopher) Block and Cassie Watkins; and two great grandchildren, Oakleigh Block and Tatum McFarland.

 

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Ford;  and three sisters, Delores Parrish, Betty Harding, and Natilee Hutchens.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.    Visitation will be Saturday April 22, 2017 from 10 am - 1 pm at VanDyke Church of Christ, 4935 Hwy 77, Paris, TN.   The funeral service will be at 1:00 pm Saturday April 22, 2017 at VanDyke Church of Christ with Roger Banks officiating. 

 

Pallbearers will be Tim Watkins, Christopher Block, Lucas MacDonald, Chase Wheeler, Paul Mrugacz, Shane Gordon, and Daniel Hantack. 

 

Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery.

Warren Salmon

Warren Salmon, age 81, of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN. 

 

Warren served in the United States Army for 22 years, where he retired in 1974 with a rank of Staff Sergeant E6.  He also retired as an orthopedic technician for Dr. Charette and Murray Orthopedics in Murray, KY.  He was a member of Buchanan Baptist Church.  He enjoyed building drag cars and riding motorcycles. 

 

Warren was born March 14, 1936, in Murray, KY, to the late William Lloyd Salmon and the late Cora Strader Salmon Jackson.

 

He was married July 13, 1957, to Clarice Maye “Julia” Salmon, who preceded him in death.  He later married Imogene “Jean” Harr Salmon, who also preceded him in death.

 

He is survived by two sons, Loyd (Sissy) Salmon of Puryear, TN, and Shayne (Charita) Salmon of Puryear, TN; one sister, Linda Jackson Taylor of Puryear, TN; five grandchildren, Zach Salmon, Austin Salmon, Amanda Lane, Shawn Salmon, and Michael Salmon; and two great grandchildren, Michael Lane and Teriana Lane.   

 

Along with his parents, his first wife, and second wife, he was also preceded in death by a step-father, Taylor Jackson; and one sister, Katherine Salmon.

 

Arrangements are be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday April 21, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Saturday April 22, 2017, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Chad Kennedy officiating.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Donald Dunning, Paul Stawski, Curt Oliver, Ronnie Burton and Ricky Burton.

 

Burial will be in Buchanan Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mary Delores "Dolly" Edwards

Mary Delores “Dolly” Edwards, age 64, of Henry, TN, died Wednesday April 19, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

 

Dolly was a self-employed housekeeper who enjoyed gardening and flowers.  She was Baptist in faith.

 

Dolly was born June 19, 1952, in Paris, TN, to the late Barney Ray Lee and the late Opal Shell Lee. 

 

She was married to Robert Earl “Jap” Edwards, who preceded her in death.

 

She is survived by her special friend, James Hicks of Henry, TN; two sons, Tony (Lisa) Edwards of Paris, TN, and Mike (Jennifer) Edwards of Henry, TN; one sister, Robbie Jean “Tutti” French of Paris, TN; six grandchildren, Cain Edwards and fiancée Brooklyn Page of Paris, TN, Hailey (Chase) McKinney of Buchanan, TN, Victoria Smith of Paris, TN, Olivia Teague of Paris, TN, Katilyn Edwards of Henry, TN, and Amber Watson of Paris, TN; and three great grandchildren, Kenzington McKinney, Addilynn McKinney, and Branson Edwards.

 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by three sisters, Shirley Ann Gaskins, Christine Sanders, and Dorothy Harper; and two brothers, Edward Lee, and Willie Ray Lee.

 

Arrangements are be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Thursday April 20, 2017, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm, and continue Friday April 21, 2017, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Friday, April 21, 2017, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Chase McKinney, Cain Edwards, Ricky Tanner, Leslie Snow, David Vaughn, and Paul Greer.

 

Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery.  

 

Miranda Nicole Sandoval Youngblood

Miranda Nicole Sandoval Youngblood, age 34 of Paris, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at Paris Healthcare Center. Her Celebration of Life will be 2:00 PM Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Nelson Creek Christ Chapel on India Road in Paris. Wilbur Farmer will be officiating.

Miranda Nicole Sandoval was born July 6, 1982 in Murray, Kentucky to Mark Sandoval and Cindy (Jerry) Stutzman, all of Paris, TN. In May of 2011 she married Richard Youngblood who survives in Paris. She is also survived by three sons, Ethan Barnes, Kayden Youngblood, and Elijah Youngblood all of Paris; one step-daughter, Madison Youngblood of Paris; one sister, Shaunna Crawford of Paris; one Aunt, Tracye (Kenneth) Peach of Big Sandy; one Uncle, Chris (Angela) Moseley of Paris; three nieces, Madisyn Gorth, Promise Crawford, and Lyric Crawford; and one nephew, Jaret Rushing.
Miranda was preceded in death by a son, Logan Youngblood in 2009.

Miranda Nicole Sandoval Youngblood loved her family and her friends.

Pamela Ball

Ms. Pamela Ball, 51, of Paris died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Henry County Healthcare.

Services will be held at noon on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Rawls Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in Rawls Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born on April 30, 1965, in Camden to the late Freeman Ford and Inna Tharpe.

She was a member of Quinn Chapel AME Church and a former Dana Employee.

She is survived by her a son, Ezekiel Thompson of Paris; siblings, Jeannie (Odell) Long and Dennis Tharpe both of Paris; two special nieces, Crystal (Jamad) Nelson and Shemise (Matt) Tharpe and a special nephew, Kyndall Weatherford.

In addition to her parents two sisters, Rebecca Ford and Phyllis Tharpe, preceded her in death.

Rawls Funeral Home - Paris 731-642-1515 www.rawlsfuneralhomes.com

John Ham

Mr. William Franklin "John" Ham, age 81 of Henry passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at his residence. His funeral service will be 1:00PM Saturday, April 15, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Ryan Anderson of Overflow Church, Bryan Anderson of Eastland Life Church, and Jamie Jones, Associate Pastor of Overflow Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Henry Cemetery. Visitation will be at McEvoy Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00 PM Friday, April 14, 2017, and after 11:00 AM Saturday, April 15. Pallbearers will be Matthew Page, Chris Ham, Jamie Ham, Jeffrey Barker, Jamie Jones, and Elliot Aubuchon.

William Franklin Ham was born June 18, 1935 in Dyer County, Tennessee to the late Hyder Ham and the late Pauline Comer Ham. On December 6, 1957 he married Martha Loretta Bell Ham who survives in Henry, Tennessee. He is also survived by one daughter, Cindy (Terry) Page of Henry, TN; two sons, Tommy (Delaine) Ham of Paris, TN and Danny (Kathy) Ham of McKenzie, TN; four sisters, Irene Eaton of McKenzie, TN, Rosie Sanders of Dyersburg, TN, Judy Lee of Baldwin, MS, and Martha (Jerry) Mitchell of Dyersburg, TN; two brothers, O.C. (Mary Ann) Ham of Pennsylvania and Elmer (Effie) Ham of Dyersburg, TN; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Mr. Ham was a Baptist by faith and was an owner within Overflow Church in McKenzie, TN. He retired from Atlantic Homes of Henry after 26 years.

Patricia Drexler

Patricia Louise Drexler, age 69, of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at her residence in Paris, TN.

 

Patricia retired as a real estate broker in Houston, TX, where she also served as a paralegal for 15 years.

 

Patricia was born August 28, 1947, in Brookings, SD, to the late Jack Ping and the late Dorothy Jensen Larson.

 

She was married March 29, 1987, to Jim A. Drexler, who survives, of Paris, TN.

 

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one son, Brian (Sarah) Buscemi of Houston, TX; one brother, Scott Ping of Whitefish, MT; one grandson, Vincent Buscemi; mother-in-law, Arlene Drexler of Paris, TN; one niece, Kelly Ping of Boulder, CO; brothers-in-law, David (Betty) Drexler of Munford, TN, Rick Drexler of Memphis, TN; and sister-in-law, Debra (Harold) Neal of Muscle Shoals, AL.

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Edward Ping.

 

Arrangements are be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated with no services scheduled at this time. 

 

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

Ivy, Jimmy Sr., Jimmy Jr., Carrie and Callie Pollack

     

   

Memorial Visitation for Jimmy Dale Pollack, Carrie Louise Clark Pollack, Jimmy Dale “J.J.” Pollack, Jr., Ivey Louise Pollack, and Callie Lee Pollack will be held Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm at Sulphur Well Church of Christ, 1760 Oak Grove Rd. South, Springville, TN 38256.  A memorial service will begin at 5:00 p.m., with Randy Stephens of Sulphur Well Church of Christ and Larry Dukes of Point Pleasant Baptist Church officiating. 

 

All five family members died Friday, April 7, 2016, at their residence in Buchanan, TN.

 

Jimmy Dale Pollack, age 39, of Buchanan, TN, was born August 26, 1977, in Union City, TN, to the late Roy Lee Pollack and Charlene Lyles Pollack, who survives, of Buchanan, TN.    Jimmy was a self-employed small engine repair shop owner, located in the Kentucky lake area.  He was Baptist in faith.  Besides his  mother, Jimmy is survived by two daughters, Lily Pollack and Rose Pollack, both of Buchanan, TN; one aunt, Nancy Ann Verble of Whiteville, TN; and one uncle, Samuel J. Lyles, of White Plains, NJ.    Besides his father, Jimmy was also preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Clark Pollack; one son, Jimmy Dale “J.J” Pollack Jr.; and two daughters, Ivey Pollack and Callie Pollack.

 

Carrie Louise Clark Pollack, age 36, of Buchanan, TN, was born December 14, 1980, in Berrien Center, MI, to Frank Arthur Clark and Carolyn Louise Ott Clark, who both survive, of Eau Claire, MI.   Carrie was a homemaker, a member of Point Pleasant Baptist Church, and she had a genuine love for the outdoors.  She was well loved by all her family both here and in Michigan.  Jimmy and Carrie were married in April of 2002.  Along with her parents, Carrie is survived by two daughters, Lily Pollack and Rose Pollack, both of Buchanan, TN; three brothers, David Ott of Watervliet, MI, Frank Raymond Clark of Berrien Springs, MI, and Brad Matthew Clark of Benton Harbor, MI; one grandmother, Rose Mary Clark of Benton Harbor, MI; and several aunts and uncles in Michigan.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Dale Pollack; one son, Jimmy Dale, “J.J” Pollack Jr.; two daughters, Ivey Pollack and Callie Pollack; grandparents, Jack and Melissa Ott; one grandfather, Wayne Clark; and two uncles.  

 

Jimmy Dale “J.J” Pollack Jr., age 14, of Buchanan, TN, was born November 5, 2002, in St. Charles, LA, to the late Jimmy Dale Pollack and the late Carrie Clark Pollack.  Jimmy was an 8th grade student at Lakewood School in Henry County.  He attended Point Pleasant Baptist Church and Sulphur Well Church of Christ.  He loved fishing, the outdoors, swimming, and collected matchbox cars. 

 

Ivey Louise Pollack, age 4, of Buchanan, TN, was born July 26, 2012, in McKenzie, TN, to the late Jimmy Dale Pollack and the late Carrie Louise Clark Pollack.  Ivey attended Sulphur Well Church of Christ.  She loved playing with her sister’s hair, riding her bicycle, singing and dancing. 

 

Callie Lee Pollack, age 3, of Buchanan, TN, was born July 20, 2013, in McKenzie, TN, to the late Jimmy Dale Pollack and the late Carrie Louise Clark Pollack.  Callie’s tender heart and quiet spirit was loved by all who knew her.

 

J.J., Ivey, and Callie are survived by two sisters, Lily Pollack and Rose Pollack, both of Buchanan, TN;  a grandmother, Charlene Lyles Pollack of Buchanan, TN; grandparents, Frank Arthur Clark and Carolyn Louise Ott Clark, of Eau Claire, MI;  great grandmother, Rose Mary Clark of Benton Harbor, MI; and several aunts and uncles.   In addition to their parents, brother, and sisters, they were preceded in death by one grandfather, Roy Lee Pollack; one great grandfather, Wayne Clark; great grandparents, Jack and Melissa Ott; and two great uncles. 

 

Arrangements are be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.

 

Memorial Donations may be made to:  Charlene Pollack, c/o Security Bank & Trust, 210 West Washington Street,  P.O. Box 1209, Paris, TN 38242, or you may call in a donation to 731-642-6644.  

 

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