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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries

 

 

 

George Evans

Mr. George Michael "Droopy" Evans, age 45, of Puryear, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital E.R. His funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, August 16, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Chad Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in Foundry Hill Baptist Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are: Darrell Evans, David Evans, Duhl Evans, Christian Evans, Mike Peach, Jeromy Carper, Kyle Norwood, and Grant Norwood; honorary pallbearers: Joey Thompson, Jeff Thompson, and Joey Michuda. Visitation is scheduled at McEvoy Funeral Home 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday and on Thursday after 12:00 P.M. until time of service.

George Michael Evans was born on August 5, 1973 in Murray, Kentucky to Dwain Evans and Fay Alexander Evans, both of Paris. He is also survived by his wife Lisa Banks Evans of Puryear; his daughter: Destiny (Marquis) Hilliard of Nashville; son: Tristan Evans of Nashville; brothers: David (Kim) Evans of Tampa, Florida and Darrell (Virginia) Evans of Jackson, Tennessee; grandchildren: DaVasha, Audrie, Xavior, and Isaiah Hilliard; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Mr. Evans is preceded in death by his in-laws: Harry and Peggy Banks.

Michael was a member of Cornerstone Church in Madison, Tennessee.

Lloyd Cagle

Lloyd Hamilton Cagle, age 47 of Paris, TN, died Friday, August 10, 2018, at his residence in Paris.

Lloyd enjoyed RC Cars, riding four wheelers, and hunting. He also enjoyed being a shade tree mechanic.

Lloyd was born August 2, 1971, to the late Lloyd Cagle and the late Carolyn Guinn Cagle.

He is survived by one sister, Barbara Lynn Cagle of Puryear, TN; one brother, Grady Cagle of Paris, TN; special niece, Audrey Young; one niece, Samantha Cagle; special furry friend, Winston; and one aunt, Barbara Trexler of North Carolina.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN. The body is to be cremated. Memorial visitation will be Thursday, August 16, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, with a memorial service on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm with Jimmy Oliver officiating.

Marilyn Kay Kendall

Ms. Marilyn Kay Hale Kendall, age 75 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Thursday August 9, 2018 at her  daughter's residence. Her funeral service will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home  2:00 P.M. Sunday, August 12, 2018 with Bro. Randy Stephens officiating. Burial will follow in Bevil Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are John Thomas Valentine, Daniel Hollingsworth, Bo Hart, Brandon Tanner, Chris Fuller, Vince Anderson, and John "Scooter" Paschall; honorary pallbearers: John Robert Lickert and Johnathan Lickert. Visitation is scheduled at McEvoy Funeral Home on Saturday from 2:00 until 6:00 P.M. and again on Sunday after 12:00 P.M. until time of service.

Marilyn Kendall was born on January 29, 1943 in Jackson, Tennessee to the late Glennie Thomas Hale and the late Dessie Harris Hale. She is survived by her daughters: Elane Hart of Beach Bluff, Tennessee, Veronica (Johnny) Lickert of Paris, and Tiffany (Jeff) Valentine of Paris; grandchildren: Rocky, Charles and Brandon Tanner; Jason and Daniel Hollingsworth; Bo Hart; Jasmine and John Valentine; Johnathan and John Robert Lickert; great grandchildren: Madison and Ashlyn Fuller; Dean Tanner; Jaylin and Kelby Hollingsworth; sister: Nellie Smith of Paris; several nieces, a great niece, and great nephews. Besides her parents, Marilyn is also preceded by her sons: Jackie Davidson and Terry Glenn Tanner.

Ms. Kendall formerly worked at Celotex as a boiler house operator. She also worked and retired from Dana of Paris. Marilyn enjoyed fishing and quilting, loved all kids and especially her grandchildren. She was also an avid dog lover, a member of Jesus Saves Baptist Church and attended TVCC.

Teddy Jenkins

Teddy Franklin Jenkins, age 84, passed quietly after a long illness on July 31, 2018 at Morningside Assisted Living in Paris, Tennessee.

“Ted” was born in Springfield, Missouri on June 10, 1934 to the late Roy Franklin and Vivian Gladys Jenkins.

He graduated from E. W. Grove High School in 1952 and enlisted with the U.S. army in 1955. His first post was at the Presidio in San Francisco, California, where he met his wife of nearly 62 years, Ruthie Harnish. In 1962, he was accepted to flight school and became a highly decorated helicopter pilot during two tours in Vietnam. Awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross (for heroism in military flight – the U.S. Army’s highest honor for aviators), Bronze Star, Air Medal for Heroism, eight additional air medals, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Army Commendation Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal. While serving in the military, Ted also completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in History and Education.

He is survived by his wife, Ruthie; his children, Mark and his wife, Erica; Melody and her husband, Eric Fried; and grandchildren: Halil Averbeck and her husband, Brandon, Holden Fried, Will Jenkins, and Roy Jenkins.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Memorial visitation will be Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church Paris, with the memorial service to begin at 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church, with Dr. Trent Bullock officiating.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Midsouth Chapter of The Alzheimer's Association at https://www.alz.org/get-involved-now/donate.

Kay Webb

Kay Webb of Paris, Tennessee passed away Monday, August 6, 2018 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Her funeral service will be Friday, August 10, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Farmer of Bethany Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:00-2:00 P.M. Friday, prior to the service.

Kay Webb was born January 6, 1947 in Henry County, TN to the late Henry Edgar Matheny and the late Corinne Jackson Matheny. She is survived by a sister, Dianne "Faye" Duke of Puryear; two nephews: Russell (Carol) Duke and Chris (Renee) Duke; four great nieces, one great nephew, one great-great nephew, and numerous cousins.

Ms. Webb was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and worked for many years at Matheny's Day Care Center. She enjoyed reading and country music.

Rae Taylor

Lea Rae Taylor, age 46 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, TN.

 

She was a teacher at Lakewood Elementary School in Paris, where she taught for 22 years.  Ms. Rae loved her students and teaching was her life.  She was a member of Birds Creek Baptist Church.

 

Lea Rae was born October 20, 1971, in Paris, TN, to Roger Taylor & Ruth Perry Taylor, who both survive of Paris, TN. 

 

Along with her parents, she is also survived by one brother, Ricky (Pam) Taylor of Paris, TN; a cousin that she helped raise, Joseph Cooper of Paris, TN; three nieces, Reo Taylor, Amanda Holt, and Danielle Doogan; one nephew, Remington Taylor; one special aunt, Doris (Gene) Rich; and several other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 

She was preceded in death by one half-sister, Tina Lee; grandparents, Lou & Olin Perry, and Orville and Opal Taylor; and one nephew, Nicholas Hart.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Wednesday, August 8, 2018, from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 3:30 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Bro. Kevin Gallimore officiating.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Josh Gray, Joseph Cooper, Josh Warbritton, Mike Bell, David Weatherly, Caleb Grissom, and Remington Taylor.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ms. Rae’s Lakewood School Family.

 

Burial will be in Birds Creek Cemetery in the Whitlock community of Paris, TN.

Evelyn Wade

Ruby Evelyn Wade, age 88 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, August 5, 2018, at her residence in Paris, TN.

She retired from Emerson Electric in Paris after 27 years as a shipping clerk.  She attended Paris Church of God of Prophecy.  She was a loving mother and loved to cook. 

Evelyn was born May 8, 1930, to the late Thomas Jerry Burnette and the late Kate Patterson Burnette.

She was married December 24, 1948, to Clifford Franklin Wade, who preceded her in death on November 29, 1989.

She is survived by three sons, Ricky Lynn (Alberta) Wade of Livingston, TN, Jackie Dale Wade of Paris, TN, and Terry Joe (Natalie) Wade of Paris, TN; five grandchildren, Nathanael Wade, Heather Batts, Tabitha Melton, Tiffany Wade, and Jason Wade; and 11 great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by six sisters, Blanche McDavid, Inez Tubbs, Ethel Johnson, Mary Winchester, Hattie Mae Smith, and Clara Burnette; and four brothers, Joe Burnette, Clayton Burnette, Jerry Lynn Burnette, and Arthur Burnette.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.  A graveside service will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at 1:00 pm at Rose Lawn Memory Garden, with Everett Holloway officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Nathanael Wade, Jason Wade, Vince Farris, and other family members and friends.

Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Paris, TN.

Joyce Ellis

Joyce Hudgins Ellis, age 75 of Paris, passed away Friday, August 3, 2018 at Paris Healthcare Center. Her funeral service will be Monday, August 6, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow at Bevil Cemetery. Dwayne Thomas, Avalon Hospice Chaplain will officiate. Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 P.M. prior to the service on Monday. Pallbearers will be Randy Ellis, Billy Ellis, David Dougherty, and Brandon Dougherty.

Joyce Hudgins Ellis was born October 13, 1942 in Hickman, Kentucky to the late Richard Hudgins and the late Elizabeth Greer Hudgins. On December 31, 1957 she married Billy Joe Ellis and he preceded her in death on April 20, 2014.

Ms. Ellis is survived by a daughter, Shelia (David) Dougherty of Paris, TN; two sons: Billy Ellis and Randy Ellis both of Paris, TN; a brother, Jerry Lee Hudgins of Paris, TN; twelve grandchildren; and seventeen great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and her husband, Ms. Ellis was also preceded in death by two daughters: Kathy Ellis and Michelle Ellis; and a brother, Kenneth Hudgins.

Ms. Ellis worked at Salant and Salant and she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Ronald Kilgore

Ronald Warren Kilgore, age 76 of Paris passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. His memorial service will be Saturday, August 4, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Pastor Carol Wade, Chris Choate and Hurshell Lee Knox officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.

Ronald Warren Kilgore was born October 16, 1941 in Paris, Tennessee to the late B.C. Kilgore and the late Alice Dill Kilgore. He was paralyzed from the neck down in a diving accident in 1957 when he was 15 years old, but continued his education, graduating from Grove High School in 1960 in the top ten of his class. He received his BS and MS degree from the University of Tennessee in Martin and his PHD from the University of Mississippi. He received the Tennessee Governor's trophy for the Most Outstanding Handicapped Person in Tennessee in 1974. He was a long time member of First Presbyterian Church of Paris.
After receiving his Doctorate from the University of Mississippi, he became an Associate Professor at this University. He later became a professor of Business Administration and Accounting at the University of Tennessee in Martin. He retired in the spring of 2018.

Hurshell Lee Knox has been a faithful care-giver and friend for 37 years making it possible for Dr. Kilgore to continue his life-long ambition as an educator for countless students.

Memorials may be made to:

Alice Kilgore Nursing Scholarship U.T. Martin
c/o: Beverly Wood
315 Walnut St.
Paris, TN 38242

Ward Dougherty

Ward Gaylor Dougherty, age 76 of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Monday, August 1, 2018 at the Life Care Center of Bruceton. His funeral service will be conducted at McEvoy Funeral Home on Sunday, August 5th at 2:00 P.M.  Visitation for Mr. Dougherty will be at McEvoy Funeral Home from 2:00 until 6:00 P.M. Saturday and after 1:00 P.M. Sunday prior to the service.  

Mr. Daugherty is survived by his daughter: Kim Pike of Dyersburg, TN; sons: David (Sheila) Dougherty of Paris, TN, Gene (Christy) Dougherty of Bruceton, TN, Tim (Heather) Rhodes of Pleasant Hill, MO, and James (Laura) Daugherty of Buchanan, TN; sister: Elizabeth Dougherty (Robert) Dickinson; nephew: Bill (Dawn) Emmons of Bruceton, TN; special friend: Barbara Dougherty of Paris, TN. 

Ward is preceded by his parents: Henry Ward Dougherty and Sarah Gaylor Dougherty; son: Michal Todd Dougherty; and niece: Julie Foshee.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:
First Baptist Church
313 North Poplar Street
Paris, TN 38242  

Ray Lash

Raymond Gordon “Ray” Lash, age 87 of Springville, TN, died Thursday, August 2, 2018, at his residence in Springville, TN.

He was the owner & operator of KOA Campground at Kentucky Lake for 33 years alongside his wife.  He also worked in construction for several years and formerly worked at Walmart.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.

Ray was born April 20, 1931, in Midlothian, IL, to the late David Lash and the late Yvonne Bastien Lash.

He was married December 11, 1954, to Carolyn Dohl Lash, who survives, of Springville, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one grandson, Joshua Hunt of Buchanan, TN.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah A. Hunt; two sisters; and five brothers.

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

Kelley Farris

Kelley W. Farris, age 97 of Paris, TN, died Friday, August 3, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Kelley retired as the longtime owner & operator of Farris Amoco in Paris where he worked for 32 years.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, where he earned four bronze stars, a good conduct medal, and a WWII victory medal.  He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Paris.  He enjoyed camping and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He loved God and his church family.

Kelley was born February 21, 1921, to the late Marvin P. Farris and the late Lena Vickery Farris.

He was married January 4, 1941 to Lorene Sue Wilson Farris, who preceded him in death on June 18, 2005.

He is survived by one daughter, Janice Farris of Paris, TN; three sons, Kelley D. Farris of Paris, TN, Terry D. (Donna) Farris of Paris, TN, and Rickey (Judy) Farris of Paris, TN; special nephew, Mike (Cheryl) Wilson of Paris, TN; one sister, Juanita (Billy) Jones of Paris, TN; 8 grandchildren, John (Flint) Farris, Kelley (Leslie) Farris, Jr., Melissa (Darryl) Cherry, Jeremy (Samantha) Farris, Justin Farris, Sarah (Kevin) Brown, Terrey Dawn (Gerald) Tharpe, and Seth Farris and special friend Aubree Guess; and 17 great grandchildren.

Along with his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Annie Mae Farris; two sisters, Clara Nash and Sue Hart; and two brothers, Pete Farris and Woodard Farris.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, August 5, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and continue Monday, August 6, 2018, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Fairview Baptist Church in Paris. The funeral service will be Monday, August 6, 2018, at 1:00 pm at Fairview Baptist Church, with Bro. Johnathan Smith officiating.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

James Williamson

James Troy Williamson, age 81 of Greenfield, TN, died Thursday, August 2, 2018, at his residence in Greenfield, TN.

He spent many years as a truck driver where he drove for several companies, retiring from Doyle Sims & Sons Trucking in Gleason, TN.  He attended St. John’s Christian Fellowship in Paris.  James loved hunting, fishing, and motorcycles.  He loved racing cars in Chicago and big trucks.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.

James was born July 23, 1937, in Stribling, TN, in Stewart County, to the late Troy Hill Williamson and the late Maggie Boone Williamson.

He was married September 19, 1998, to Saundra Griffin Williamson, who survives of Greenfield, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Tina Hoffman of Dresden, TN; two sisters-in-law, Linda Arnold of Greenfield, TN, and Paula Griffin of Sharon, TN; two brothers-in-law, Ricky Dale Griffin of Greenfield, TN, and Donald (Pam) Griffin of Greenfield, TN; four grandchildren, Kara (Dusty) Mann, Justin Hoffman, Dalton Morgan, and Garrett Morgan; and one great grandchild, Haizley Mann.

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

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with David Jordan officiating.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Griffin, David Crouch, J.T. Turner, Greg Morgan, Mike Tyler, Jerry Sweatt, and Dusty Mann.  Named as honorary pallbearers are the grandsons, Justin Hoffman, Dalton Morgan, and Garrett Morgan. 

Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery in Cottage Grove, TN.

Joshua Callison

Joshua Stone Callison, age 27 of Buchanan, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. There will be no funeral service; however, his visitation will be 1:00-3:00 P.M. Friday, August 3, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Joshua Stone Callison was born July 15, 1991 in Union City, Tennessee to Carl Richard Callison of Kentucky and Billie Jean Cannon Freeland of Buchanan, TN. He is also survived by a son, Nova Stone Callison of Buchanan; a sister, Sydney Dawn Cannon of Paris; three grandparents: Beverly Hemminger of Buchanan, Geraldine Callison of Union City, and Stan Cannon, Sr. of Chattanooga, TN; and four uncles: Stan Cannon, Jr., Robert Griffin, Bubba Callison, and George Callison.

Joshua Stone Callison was preceded in death by two grandparents: Dale Hemminger and Warner Ray Callison, Sr.

 

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