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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries

 

 

William Turner

William Clenoy “Bill” Turner, age 81 of Springville, TN, died Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Paris Healthcare Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

 

He lived in the Pleasant Hill Community of Springville for over 50 years.  He was an active member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, where he was a long time lay speaker and Sunday school teacher.  Bill retired from Dupont in 1995 with 30 years of service as a maintenance mechanic & welder.  He was an avid builder of anything with an engine including dragsters, stock cars, motorcycles, and homebuilt aircraft.

 

Bill was born April 24, 1937, in Vale, TN, to the late William H. Turner and the late Ruby Mae Frensley.

 

He was married June 2, 1957, to Faye Carter Turner, who survives, of Springville, TN.

 

Along with his wife, he is also survived by two sons, Rick (Toni) Turner of Vonore, TN, and Rusty (Tracy) Turner of Paris, TN; two brothers, Jimmie (Cathy) Turner of Vale, TN, and David (Angie) Turner of Huntingdon, TN; four grandchildren, Trent (Tara) Turner, Carrie (Cody) Black, Wesley (Lindsay) Turner, and Josh (Kathleen) Turner; and six great grandchildren.  

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Sunday, May 20, 2018, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 4:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Dr. Barry Scott and Jerry Stephenson officiating.

 

Pallbearers will be David Turner, Trent Turner, Josh Turner, Wesley Turner, Cody Black, and Nathan Baker.

 

Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Springville, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to:  Pleasant Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Faye Turner, 9660 Highway 641 S, Springville, TN 38256 or to the charity of your choice. 

 

Robert Bradley Jr.

Robert “Bobby” Bradley Jr., age 38 of Cottage Grove, TN, died Monday, May 14, 2018, in St. Louis, MO.

 

Bobby was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army. He was a self-employed mechanic, who besides working on cars, loved fishing. He was a big fan of the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs. 

 

Bobby was born September 24, 1979, in Elmhurst, IL to Robert Hall Bradley, Sr., of Cottage Grove, TN and Debra Ray Hardwick of Paris, TN. 

 

Along with his parents, he is survived by one sister, Shannon Bradley of Paris, TN, grandmother, Carolyn Ray of Paris, TN; nephew, Donavan Bradley of Paris, TN; and his step father, Marty Hardwick of Paris, TN.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, W.C. and Zelma Bradley.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday, May 18, 2018, from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and continue Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Phillip Hardwick and Wayne Bradley conducting the service.

 

Pallbearers for the service are Nick Bradley, James Bradley, William Bradley, Wayne T. Bradley, Brandon Ray, Richard Glisson, Ryan Tyler and Kye Norton.

 

Honorary Pallbearers are Clint Graff, Ralph Burnell, and Donavan Bradley.

 

Burial will follow the service at Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to: Paralyzed Veterans of America, 1030 Jefferson Ave. #2D-100, Memphis, TN 38104.

Frances Boggs

Frances was born Feb.7, 1938 in Niles, OH to Clyde L. Cline and Ida Mae Jennings Cline. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, David, Clyde L.(junior), George, and Ursel Cline, and one sister, Shirley Tillery.

 

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Eugene Boggs of McKenzie, TN; and four children, Robert Boggs of McKenzie, Gary Boggs of McKenzie, Cindy Dycus of Milan, and Linda (Brad) Langley of McKenzie; one sister, Virginia Campbell of Ohio; three grandchildren, Jonathan (Leah) Dycus of Milan, Matthew Langley of McKenzie, and  Caitlin Langley of McKenzie; and one great grandchild, Carson Dycus of McKenzie.

 

A memorial is being planned at Faith in Christ Ministries, 14170 Paris St, Huntingdon, TN 38344.

 

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

Jennie Pace

Jennie “Sally” Paschall Oakley Pace, age 88 of Paris, TN, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at her residence.

She was a former nurse assistant to Dr. Rhea at the Rhea Clinic and retired from Holley Carburetor. Jennie enjoyed gardening and loved spending time at the senior citizens center. She was a member of Van Dyke Church of Christ.

Jennie was born October 20, 1929, in Cottage Grove, TN, to the late Raymond J. Paschall and the late Alna McClain Paschall.

She first married Howard Oakley, Jr. in 1950 who preceded in death August 2, 1997. She then married Estel Pace December 31, 2001 who died in July 20, 2012.

Survivors include her daughter: Jerry McCann of Paris; a sister: Brenda (Bobby) Owen of the Hico Community; one brother: Joe Mac Paschall of Buchanan; three grandchildren: Chad Oakley of Jackson, TN, Nicki (Chris) Escue of Portland, TN, Derek (Starry) Ivy of Benton, MO; and four great grandchildren: Kelly, Ryan and Hunter Ivy and Annalise Escue.

In addition to her family, Jennie left these special friends: Lottie Smith, Evelyn Ashby, Shirley Redden, Cody and Lindsey Craig and their son Cohen, Randy and Pam Peale and their son Mason (Morgan) Peale.

Along with her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a daughter: Donna Ivy.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN, where the visitation will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 11 AM until the time of the service. The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 1 PM with Roger Banks officiating.

Pallbearers for the service are: Terry Wilkinson, Mason Peale, Chris Escue, Dave Perry, Steve Blake and Jimmy Patterson.

Honorary Pallbearers are the Elders of VanDyke Church of Christ: Billy Russell, Vince Blake and Gene Baker.

Burial will follow the service at Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to the VanDyke Church of Christ, c/o Terry Wilkinson 3530 VanDyke Rd., Paris, TN 38242.

Margaret Dillon

Margaret "Helen" Dillon, age 76, of Paris, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Helen's body is to be cremated. A memorial service and visitation will be planned by her family and announced by McEvoy Funeral Home.

Ms. Dillion was born February 11, 1942 to the late Doss Henry Dillon and the late Edna May Winsett Dillon. She is survived by sisters: Janice Graves of Puryear, Carolyn Dean of Paris, Linda Berry of Puryear, Judy Tate of Paris; brothers: Roy Dillon of Puryear and James Dillon of Paris; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was known to be a dedicated homemaker. 

Warren Brown

Mr. Warren Brown, age 82 of Springville, Tennessee died on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Eiffel Gardens Assisted Living of Paris

Mr. Brown was born on December 4, 1935 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late William Broughton Brown and Rose Oliver Brown.

He and Nellie “Coe” Coralene Bishop Brown(preceded) married on May 6, 1956.

Mr. Brown is survived by his brother, Paul(Julie)Brown of Springville, and nephews Nathaniel and Landon Brown.

He was a member of  Sulphur Well Church of Christ. He was an Army/National Guard Veteran and former vice president of human resources for Dunlop Tire Co.

Visitation will be at McEvoy Funeral Home and is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15th from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00p.m.m and on Wednesday after 12:00 p.m.

Funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 16th and burial will be at Bethesda Cemetary.

Pallbearers: Victor Baldwin, Dr. Robert Gardner, Glenn Wimberley, Larry Wimberley, David Reasons, and Dale Reasons

Dennis "Bubba" Carter

Dennis “Bubba” Carter, age 41 of Puryear, TN, died Friday, May 11, 2018, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN. 

 

He worked in construction as a roofer for several years.  He enjoyed cars and hanging out with his family and friends, especially his daughter.

 

Dennis was born February 7, 1977, in Berwyn, IL, to Barbara Cole Carter, who survives, of Puryear, TN, and Dennis Ray Carter who survives, of Puryear, TN.

 

Along with his mother and father, he is also survived by one daughter, Alyssa Ann Carter of Henry, TN; five brothers, Mark Beimal (Marcy Vaira) of Romeoville, IL, Danny Carter of Paris, TN, Royce Carter of New York, Ryan (Kirsten) Carter of Puryear, TN, and Lannie Carter of Illinois; several other stepsisters, stepbrothers and extended family; and the mother of his daughter, Stacey Guerrero of Henry, TN.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, May 14, 2018, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 

 

The body is to be cremated following the visitation.  

 

Memorials may be made to:  Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242, on behalf of the Dennis Carter Family.

Carolyn Davis Nolin

Mrs. Carolyn Davis Nolin, Age 83 of Paris, died on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Henry County Medical Center.

Mrs. Carolyn Nolin was born on March 15, 1935 in Henry County, Tennessee. She and the late John Henry Nolin were married for 56 years.

There will be a private graveside service at Memorial Cemetery. Carl Holder will officiate the service.

No visitation is scheduled

Betty Jean Thompson

Betty Jean Thompson, age 85 of Buchanan, TN, died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at her residence in Buchanan, TN.

She retired after several years working as a nurse at Murray-Calloway County Hospital and for Dr. Quertermous.  She was a member of New Liberty Church of Christ.

Betty Jean was born August 4, 1932, in Buchanan, TN, to the late Leonard Virgil Clayton and the late Vela Gray Lamb Clayton.

She was married May 19, 1949, to Charles H. Thompson, who preceded her in death on June 20, 2009.

She is survived by two daughters, Debbie (Doug) Jackson of Buchanan, TN, and Patty Thompson of Buchanan, TN; one sister, Joyce Ballentine of Humboldt, TN; one brother, Pete Clayton of Memphis, TN; two grandchildren, Eric (Kim) Jackson of Buchanan, TN, and Emily (John) Broomfleet of Buchanan, TN; and six great grandchildren, Katie Broomfleet, Zayne Broomfleet, Tori Jackson, Adyson Broomfleet, Carly Jackson, and Jocee Jackson.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and continue Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Sunday, May 13, 2018, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with John Dale officiating. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Tony Thompson, Kerry Thompson, Trent Thompson, Mike Pflueger, Pat Stacey, and David Lassiter.

Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.

Nona Manha

Nona Manha, age 90 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Paris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

 

She was a homemaker who recently moved from Reno, NV, to Tennessee to be closer to several family members.  Nona loved sewing & scrapbooking, working in her yard, and enjoyed her flowers.  She was an active member of the Sierra Vista Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Reno, NV, where she was very faithful in her ministry as one of Jehovah’s witnesses.  She was a devoted wife who loved being a mother and grandmother.  She was very hospitable and generous, and a good friend who cared for others.

 

Nona was born July 20, 1927, in Coalville, UT, to the late Frank Tow and the late Delilah Hill Tow.

 

She was married December 11, 1943, to her husband of 65 years, Joe Manha, Jr., who preceded her in death in February 2009.

 

She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Monck of Paris, TN; one son, Danny (Linda) Manha of Reno, NV; six grandchildren, Ben (Brandie) Monck, Jonah (Jessica) Monck, Tony (Mika) Monck, Heidi (Zach) Bales, Justice (Nicole) Manha, and Andrea Manha; and eight great grandchildren, Sage (Austen) Keen, Acacia Monck, Paisley Phillips, Oliver Phillips, Evelyn Bales, Zeke Bales, Joanna Manha, and Miranda Manha.

 

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by three sisters, Fay Reinhold, Georgia White, and Phyllis Tow; and one brother, Jim Tow.

 

Local arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by Walton’s Funeral Home, 875 W 2nd St, Reno, NV 89503, where visitation will be Wednesday, May 23, 2018, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm with the funeral service beginning at 12:00 pm.

Charles McMillen

Charles A. McMillen, age 93 of Paris, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Henry County Healthcare Center. His funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Paris with Joe Hansen, Gary Collier, and Bob Valentine officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. on Monday, May 14, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home and again on Tuesday after 9:00 A.M. until time of service at First Methodist Church.

Mr. McMillen was born February 20, 1925 on Crawford Avenue in Paris, Tennessee to the late David B. McMillen and the late Novella Collins McMillen. He married Margaret Berry McMillen on December 4, 1944 in Punta Gorda, Florida. She preceded him in death on August 9, 2011. Charles is survived by his daughters: Meg (Larry) Corrow of Carlyle, Illinois and Jan Dixon of Kennebunk, Maine; grandchildren: Jesse (Brigida) McMillen, Allyson McMillen, Laura Lippay, Stephen Lippay, Jarrett Corrow, Ethan Corrow, Darcy (Stefan) Kuenzel, Rodney Dixon, Jr., and Mason (Anna) Dixon; eleven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Besides his wife and parents, Charles is also preceded in death by his son: Mike McMillen, sister: Elizabeth McMillen Heuss, and brother: David B. McMillen, Jr.

Mr. McMillen joined the U.S. Army on May 5, 1943 and entered Aviation Cadet Flight Training. He graduated a B-24 pilot and his wife Margaret pinned his wings on him November 20, 1944 at Buckingham Field, Ft. Meyers, Florida. Charles was a longtime and active member of First United Methodist Church in Paris. He was affectionately nicknamed "911 Charlie Mac" by his neighbors as he always came to their rescue to lend a hand anytime he was needed.

The family requests that memorials be made to:

First United Methodist Church

Video Fund

P.O. Box 25

Paris, TN 38242

or

Disabled American Veterans

P.O. Box 14301

Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301

Wanda Rankin

Wanda Rankin, age 85 of Paris, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Paris Healthcare Center. Her funeral service will be 4:45PM at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Gerald Scott officiating. Burial will follow at Poplar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be at McEvoy Funeral Home after 3:00PM until service time. Pallbearers will be Cody Millsap, Daniel Stephenson, Trevor Haepp, Lee Jones, Jimmy Johnson, Dylan Johnson and Brandon Stephenson.

Wanda Rankin was born June 27, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Henry Lester Dalton and the late Sadie Rosella Higgins Dalton. On September 23, 1952 she married Thomas Lloyd Rankin and he preceded her in death on February 6, 1990.

Ms. Rankin is survived by three daughters: Cindy (Bill) Otten of Kennewick, WA, Marie Wyatt of Reidland, KY and Mayela (Charles) Rish of Paris, TN; one son, Tim Rankin of Paris, TN; ten grandchildren: Jimmy Johnson, Larinda (Donnell) Garner, Patricia (Mike) Rolo, Amanda (Ricky) Anderson, Stacey Dean, Heather Rankin, Misty Enoch, Thomas Wachter, Daniel (Kim) Stephenson, and Carrissa (Lee) Jones; seventeen great grandchildren: Dylan Johnson, Tanna (Dillan) Ford, Jordan Sesate, Keiauna Sesate, Brandon Escobedo, Alexia Escobedo, Rialey Davis, Jamison McElroy, Meagan Millsap, Cody (Jordan) Millsap, Austin Wachter, Aiden Wachter, Brandon Stephenson, Bryce Stephenson, Trevor Haepp, Blaine Childers, and Danilynn Jones; two great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Ms. Rankin was also preceded in death by a son, Stephen Rankin; and 20 siblings.

Jerry Lee Delk

Jerry Lee Delk, age 75 of Springville, Tennessee passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at his residence. His services will be announced later.

Jerry Lee Delk was born August 12, 1942 in Muncie, Indiana to the late Carlos and Dora Delk. On March 7, 1964 he married Carol Blocher Delk and she preceded him in death on July 22, 2011.

Mr. Delk is survived by a daughter, Corey Delk Riccardi (Doug) of Clearwater, Florida; a son, Cobey Delk of Nashville, Tennessee; four grandchildren: Matthew, Meredith, and Marshall Riccardi and Riley Savannah Delk; one brother-in-law, Emmett (Marcia) Blocher of Cullman, AL; and one sister-in-law, Patricia Wade Delk of Muncie, IN.

Besides his parents and wife, Mr. Delk was also preceded in death by two brothers: Kenny Delk in 2015 and Eugene Delk in 1935.

Jerry and his family moved to Paris, TN in 1975 from Muncie, IN when he founded a business to represent manufacturers in the lamp and lighting and automotive industries. Jerry loved all sports and he was a fan of HCHS Patriot football. He was a daily reader of the Paris PI and a loyal customer of the Southside Café. Jerry was a long time member of the Rotary Club.

Randy Pace

Randy Pace, age 58 of Buchanan, TN, died Monday, May 7, 2018 at his residence.

He formerly worked as a heavy equipment operator for Tennessee Asphalt for several years.  He was Baptist.  Randy graduated from HCHS in 1977.  He loved playing video games and especially loved picking at his nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews because he loved them so much. 

Randy was born October 11, 1959 in Paris, TN to the late Joe Pace and Jo Ann Hinson Pace who survives of Buchanan, TN.

Besides his mother, Randy is also survived by two sisters, Diane (Jimmy) Lipford of Buchanan, TN, and Deborah Pace of Buchanan, TN;  one brother, Bobby (Ethel) Pace of Buchanan, TN; two nieces, Crystal (Tommy) Hutson, and Shaunda Pace; two nephews, Bobby (Christine) Keatts, and Jason (Kim) Pace; three great nieces; and six great nephews.

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

Victoria Grace

Victoria Lynn “Vicky” Grace, age 67 of Paris, TN, died Monday, April 30, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed karaoke and loved making crafts and bowling.  She recently moved back to Tennessee from Michigan to be closer to many of her grandchildren and family members.   

Vicky was born September 9, 1950, in Battle Creek, MI, to the late Donald Raymond McAllister and Carol Lee Finton Bostwick, who survives, of Grand Rapids, MI.

She was married March 2, 1968, to David Louis Grace, who preceded her in death on March 12, 2002.

Along with her mother, she is also survived by three sons, Mike (Joyce) Grace of Paris, TN, Patrick (Genda) Grace of Galveston, TX, and Chris (Jennifer) Grace of Paris, TN; two brothers, Michael McAllister of Holland, MI, and Daniel (Renee) McAllister of Lowell, MI; 12 grandchildren, Lee Grace, Krystel Bucher, Brandon Grace, Hayden Arnold, Maci Arnold, Riley Arnold, Devin Grace, Jordan Underwood, Joseph Traylor, Ciera Grace, Casey Grace, and Jacob Payne; and other family members, Sandy & Larry Smith, Wesley Moody, and Emma Smith.

In addition to her father and husband, she was also preceded in death by three granddaughters, Channing Grace, Faith Smith, and Elizabeth Rose Grace.  

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, with the funeral service to begin at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Brian Wimberley officiating. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Wesley Moody, Brandon Grace, Jason Bucher, Larry Smith, Jacob Payne, and Joseph Parsons.  Honorary pallbearers will be Casey Grace, Riley Arnold, Lee Grace, Devin Grace, Joseph Traylor, and Jordan Underwood.

Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock, TN.

Eddie "Pete" Page

Eddie T. "Pete" Page, age 86 of Erin, TN formerly of Paris passed away Monday, April 30, 2018 at Houston County Community Hospital in Erin. His body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time. Burial of cremated remains will be in Bevil Cemetery at a later date.

Eddie T. "Pete" Page was born April 17, 1932 in Henry County, TN to the late Thomas Rice Page and the late Ruth Cordelia Dunlap Page. On January 8, 2000 he married Deborah Page and she survives in Erin, TN. He is also survived by two daughters: Janet Page Kilhefner of Buchanan, TN and Jeanne Paschall of Paris, TN; three grandchildren: Adam Christopher Wilson, Dustin Paschall, and Jayne Paschall; and one great grandchild, Marissa Wilson.

Kenneth Crews

Mr. Kenneth Avery Crews, age 70, of Puryear, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Henry County Medical Center ER. His visitation is scheduled from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home. No funeral service is scheduled at this time.

Kenneth Avery Crews was born September 9, 1947 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Avery Jones Crews and the late Eva Nelle Brown Crews. He married Eva Christine Crews on October 16, 1971 and she survives in Puryear. Kenneth is also survived by daughter: Leah Jean Crews of Puryear; sons: Joshua Douglas Crews of Southaven, Mississippi and Nathan Avery Crews of Puryear; sisters: Carol Crews (Joe) Brown of Nashville and Sherry Crews (Richard) Paschall of Puryear; brother: Randy Lee (Melvene) Crews, Sr. of Dyersburg; mother-in-law: Mildred Louise Nall of Paris; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Ronnie and Anna Allen both of Springville; and brother-in-law: William Nall of Paris. Besides his parents, Mr. Crews is also preceded in death by brother: Julian B. Crews (2000) and father-in-law: Douglas Nall.

Lois Peale

Lois Hart Peale, age 85 of Paris passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Henry County Medical Center. Her funeral service will be 11:00AM Thursday, May 3, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Marty Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00PM Wednesday, May 2, 2018 and after 9:00AM Thursday, all at McEvoy Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Mason Peale, Justin Bruce, David Peale, Cameron Hart, Ted Hart, and Kenny Rhodes. Honorary Pallbearers will be Levi Peale, Andrew Peale, Jamey Tosh, Keith Hodge, Jeremy Hendon, Luis Macias, Cody Craig, Larry Raines, Don Peale and Joe Lowe.

Lois Hart Peale was born October 17, 1932 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late James Hart and the late Eunice Paschall Hart. On November 25, 1951 she married Lloyd Mason "Billy" Peale and he preceded her in death on June 20, 2014.

Ms. Peale is survived by two daughters: Anita (Ricky) Ford of Henry and Jan (Troy) Bruce of Paris; three sons: Milton (Karen) Peale of Springville,  Randy (Pam) Peale of Paris, and Bryant (Renae) Peale of Paris; twelve grandchildren: Ashley (Keith) Hodge, David (Rebecca) Peale, Mason (Morgan) Peale, Cameron Hart (fiancée Jace Zukauski), Katherine (Jamey) Tosh, Justin (Morgan) Bruce, Melanie (Jeremy) Hendon, Magen (Luis) Macias, Emily Ford, Lindsey (Cody) Craig, Andrew Peale, and Levi Peale; fourteen great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Ms. Peale was also preceded in death by two sisters: Wilmouth Hart Ferguson and Beatrice Raines; and a brother, Doris "Baby Doll" Hart.

Ms. Peale was a member of Johnson's Chapel United Methodist Church and she enjoyed gardening, mowing the yard, stripping tobacco, shelling pecans, and rocking her great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made in her honor to Johnson's Chapel Cemetery, c/o: Bryant Peale, 1855 Jones Bend Road, Paris, TN 38242

Savana L. Boyd

Savana L. Boyd, age 71 of Paris, TN, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

She was born on March 12, 1947 and is survived by her husband, Joseph, her daughter, Tanya and son, Gerald.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 4 - 8 pm and Thursday from 10 - 11 am with the funeral service Thursday at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Wimberley officiating.  Burial will follow in Bethesda Cemetery.

Capitola “Cap” Call Pillow

Mrs. Capitola “Cap” Call Pillow, age 98 of Paris, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Paris Healthcare and Rehab.

She was born August 23, 1919 in Henry County to the late Robert Homer Call, and the late Omer Kimbel Call.

Mrs. Capitola married Harold Pillow(preceded) on June 19, 1937. Along with her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Call and Robert Lee Call.

She is survived by one son, David Harold (Sherry) Pillow, St. Louis, MO; step brothers, Jimmy (Betty) Wade and  Wallace “Jake”(Judy)  Wade; step sisters, Jean Stephens and Maude (Kenwood) Robinson; one grandchild, DaVette Pillow Wade, Brooklyn, NY; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

Arrangements are being handled by McEvoy Funeral Home. Visitation is scheduled from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday and from 12:00 P.M. until 2:30 P.M. The funeral service is scheduled for 2:30 P.M. Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Ministers are Steve Gallimore and Gary Collier.

Betty Baggett

Mrs. Betty Baggett, age 78 of Paris, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Indiana at Franciscan Hospital.  

Arrangements are being handled by McEvoy Funeral Home. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, 3:00 until 8:00 P.M.; Wednesday after 9:00 A.M. until time of service. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

She was born on August 1, 1939 in Arkansas and married Howard Thomas Baggett(preceded) on May 18, 1959.

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Murphy and Opal Mitchell Murphy, and two sisters, Barbara Webber and Charlotte Bemis.

She is survived by one son, Howard Baggett, Jr., Crown Point, Indiana; daughters Rachel Baggett, Lowell, Indiana and Donna (David) Hugueley, Gleason, Tennessee; brothers, Donald Murphy, Indiana and Gerald Murphy, Florida; sisters, Pat Price, Arizona, Gail Murphy, Arizona and Debby Webber, Indiana; grandchildren, Steven (Emily) Turoci, Jennifer Turoci, and Karly and Alex Sias; great-grandchildren, Bradley and Trent Turoci; and several nieces and nephews.

Kaiden Michael Houston

Kaiden Michael Houston, age 5 of Paris, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018, at his residence in Paris.

He was born October 30, 2012 in McKenzie, to his mother, Rachel Houston, who survives, of Paris, and his father, Daniel McGlasson, who survives, of Rockford, IL.

Along with his parents, he is also survived by one brother, Kyson McGlasson of Paris, TN; maternal grandfather, Stacey Garner of Paris, TN; maternal grandmother, Julia Houston of Paris, TN; paternal grandmother, Juanita Champlin of Dixon, IL; four uncles, Timothy Houston of Paris, TN, Aaron (Heather) Houston of Paris, TN, Josh Johnson of Paris, TN, Harland McGlasson III of Rockford, IL; and several cousins.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home. The body is to be cremated with no services planned at this time.

Memorials may be made to: Easton’s Angels, PO Box 1371, Paris, TN  38242.

John Couzens "J.C.” Tripp, Jr

John Couzens "J.C.” Tripp, Jr., age 76 of Puryear, died Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee.

He was born September 7, 1941, in Louisville, KY, to the late John C. Tripp, Sr., and the late Margaret Terhune Henry.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Virginia Sawyers of Puryear, TN; one daughter, Janell (Upton) Sinclair of Knoxville, TN; three sons, Troy Tripp of Cottage Grove, TN, Jason (Robin) Tripp of New Castle, PA, and James Tripp and Janell Gearheart of Sharpsville, PA; six grandchildren, Skyler (Vicki) Sinclair, Hunter Sinclair, Mary Elena Sinclair, Brittany Tripp, Michael Tripp, and Madison Tripp; and one-great grandchild, Barrett Sinclair.

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

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home. The body is to be cremated.  Visitation will be Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Puryear Community Center. Memorial services are set to begin at 3:00 pm on June 23, 2018 with Chad Kennedy officiating.

Memorials may be made to:  Caring Hearts Fund, 1290 Kelley Drive, Paris, TN 38242.

Jackie Boyd

Mrs. Jackie Boyd, 64, of Paris died Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Cedar Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Humphreys officiating.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday at Rawls Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born on August 16, 1953, in Paris to the late Jimmie Dumas. She was a 1971 graduate of Henry County High School. She was employed as a private sitter.

She is survived by her daughter, Emesha Gray of Paris; two brothers, Floyd Dumas and Calvin (Christy) Dumas both of Paris; four grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Marjorie McRee

Marjorie “Margie” McRee, age 87 of Paris, TN, died Monday, April 23, 2018, at Tennova Healthcare – Volunteer Martin in Martin, TN.

 

She formerly worked at The Town House and The Tower restaurants as a server for several years.  She was Baptist in belief and formerly attended New Bethel Baptist Church in Paris.

 

Margie was born January 28, 1931, in Paris, TN.

 

She was married November 29, 1947, to Clois Travis McRee, who preceded her in death on September 18, 2003.

 

She is survived by one daughter, Kathy (Clemons) Welch of Murray, KY; one brother, W.H. “Dub” Wilson of Paducah, KY; three grandchildren, Brittany (Corey) Hargrove of Murray, KY, Connie Reeves of Murray, KY, and Travis Shelton of Murray, KY; and seven great grandchildren.

 

Along with her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents, W.H. “Bun” Wilson and Mattie Wilson Lentz; one son, Clois Travis McRee, Jr.; six sisters, Lela Atkins, Edna Earl Wilson, Doris “Tootsie” Paschall, Kitty Wilson, Rebecca Wilson, and Vera Wilson; and six brothers, Charles “Johnny” Lentz, Billy “Little Bun” Wilson, Carl Wilson, Noble Wilson, Wayne Wilson, and Bernard Wilson.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm.  A graveside service will be Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 2:00 pm at Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN, with Chad Kennedy officiating. 

 

Serving as pallbearers will be family & friends.

 

Burial will be in Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to:  Alzheimer’s Association, 4825 Trousdale Drive, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37220.

William Billy Gooch

William T. "Billy" Gooch, age 85 of Paris, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at Henry County Medical Center. His funeral service will be 10:00AM Monday, April 23 at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow at Memorial Cemetery. Bro. Corey Cain will be officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00PM Sunday, April 22 and after 9:00AM Monday, prior to the service, all at McEvoy Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Teresa Gooch, Daniel Gooch, Ashley Mathews Claybourne, Erin Mathews, AJ Mathews, and Liam Nelson. Honorary Pallbearer will be Greg Gooch.

Billy Gooch was born January 20, 1933 in Selmer, Tennessee to the late Joseph Thomas Gooch and the late Bertie Robertson Gooch. On July 3, 1953 he married Merle Capps Gooch and she survives in Paris, TN. He is also survived by two daughters: Cindy (Kenny) Mathews of Murfreesboro and Tammy (Todd) Nelson of Nashville; a son, Greg T. Gooch of Paris; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one brother, Mike (Margo) Gooch of Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Besides Mr. Gooch's parents, he was also preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers.

Billy Gooch "lived" to fish.

William Shane Webb

William Shane Webb, age 46 of Springville, TN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at his residence after a long illness.

A native of Dongola, IL, he was born August 31, 1971 to the late Raleigh Webb and Patricia Dillow Webb who lives in Anna, IL.  He grew up in Anna, IL and attended Anna-Jonesboro High School graduating in 1990.  Growing up, he enjoyed playing baseball in his local community, as well as being an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of Russwood Baptist Church in Springville, TN.   He was previously employed at Peppers in Paris, TN as an associate in the Parts Department for a number of years and also worked as a supervisor for Nashville Wire in Dover, TN until November 2005, when his illness began.

He is survived by his mother, Patricia Webb of Anna, IL; one son, Nathan (Bailey) Webb of Paris, TN; one stepson, Clayton Miller-Webb of Paris, TN; one brother, Phillip (Jodi) Webb of Springville, TN; one sister, Felicia (Fred) Gibbs of St. Charles, MO; one grandson, Colt Webb of Paris, TN; three nephews, Ben and Luke Gibbs of St. Charles, MO, and Owen Webb of Springville, TN; one niece, Mariah (Blake) Kirby of Paris, TN; one great-nephew, Wyatt Gibbs of St. Charles, MO; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Raleigh Webb; paternal grandparents, Owen and Emma Webb; and maternal grandparents, William and Myrtle Dillow.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris, TN and Crain Funeral Home in Anna, IL

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home, 135 W. Vienna St, Anna, IL on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10 am – 1 pm with the funeral service at 1:00 pm at Crain Funeral Home.  Brother Darrell Williams will officiate, and burial will follow in Webb Cemetery in Tunnel Hill, IL. 

In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Crain Funeral Home in Anna, IL to assist with funeral expenses.

Clemson Wilson

Mr. Clemon "Buddy" Wilson, 81, of Paris died Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Saint Thomas West Hospital Nashville.

Services will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. M.A. Richardson officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery .

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church.
 
He was born on December 25, 1936, in St. Louis , MO to the late Marvin Gamble and Mary Fowler. He graduated from Detroit Public School System, a U.S. Army veteran, retired Ford Motor Company Employee and he worked for the Paris Special School District .
 
He married Peggy Hutcherson Wilson on March 10, 1995.
 
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Wilson; children, Yvette Wilson, Shonda Wilson, Tonya Wilson, Pumpkin Wilson, Monique Moore, Lennick Wilson and Donnie Hutcherson; brother, Fredrick, Jr., two sisters, Leona (John) Smith and LeDora Scott; host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

SaKeron Collins

Mrs. Sakeron Louise Collins, 51, of Paris died Monday, April 9, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center .
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Rawls Funeral Home.
 
She was born to the late Robert L. Bobbitt and Zora V. Bobbitt in McKenzie , TN on March 4, 1967.
 
She graduated from McKenzie High School and studied as a Jehovah’s Witness until her death. She was married to Robert Lee Collins, Sr. on October 30, 1987.
 
She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Robert Lee Collins, Sr.; children, Shaiann Z. Collins, Robert Lee Collins, Jr. and Cornell D. Collins all of Paris, TN; two sisters, Elaine Bennett of Cleveland, OH and Sakenna (Stanley) Noel of Covington, GA; four brothers, Dwight (Joyce) Bobbitt of Huntingdon, TN, Rev. Donald (Janice) Bobbitt of FL, Robin (Cynthia) Bobbitt of Euclid, OH and John (Pamela) Bobbitt of Maple Heights, OH; three aunts, Gracie Mae Dunlap Thomas of Paris, TN, Stella Hughes and Mae Lois Wardlow both of TN; four uncles, James (Theresa) Bobbitt of Atwood, TN, Leroy (Elise) Bobbitt of Louisville, KY, Willie Dean Bobbitt of TN and Gene Milliken of Paris, TN  and a host of nieces and nephews.

James Warren

James Warren, a long time native of Paris, TN and resident of Champaign, ILL passed away on February 4, 2018. Son of Sam and Nellie Warren both deceased and preceded in death by wife of 65 years-Helen Warren. Two daughters Wendy and Janet. Siblings: James, Odell, Micheal, Jamarl and Justin.  One Sister Nellie Bass. The Body was cremated. Graveside Services will be held on April 20, 2018 at 11:30AM at Maplewood Cemetery. Rev. Otto W Duncan Jr and Rev. Robert Copeland will be officiating. 

Raymond "Ray" Harris

Raymond L. Harris, Sr., age 79, of Paris, Tennessee passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee. His funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Farmer of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Named as pallbearers are grandsons: Dillion Brooks, Garet Brooks, Hunter Brooks, Cole Brooks, and Dakota Ealey. Visitation is scheduled at McEvoy on Friday from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. and again on Saturday after 9:00 A.M. until time of service.

Raymond Harris, Sr. was born December 2, 1938 in Okema, Oklahoma to the late Samuel Ross Harris and the late Flora Rogers Barnes. He married Marilyn Virginia Harrell Harris on July 14, 1968 and she survives in Paris. Ray is also survived by his son: Ray (Angie) Harris, Jr. of Paris; daughters: Pam (Darren) Brooks of Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, Tracy (Jason) Wrye of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Carolyn (Mike) Weems of Texas; grandchildren: Dillon (Maddie), Garet, Hunter, and Cole Brooks, Jessica and Natalie Gean, Dakota Ealey, Hannah Dunning, Michelle Cacioppo, Ashley Gonzalez, Desiree’  Weems; six great-grandchildren; sister: Shirley Meyers of Idaho; and brother: Danny Harris of South Carolina. Besides his parents, Ray is preceded in death by two sisters: Goldie Thomas and Barbara Harris and three brothers: William, Roy, and Jimmy Harris.

Mr. Harris was a Baptist by faith. He retired after 20 years with the U.S. Coast Guard as 1st Class Boatswain’s Mate out of Paducah, Kentucky. Ray also worked at Holley Carburetor Plant and Tecumseh. His hobbies included fishing and donating blood in which he was awarded as a 10 gallon donor. Ray is also survived by special friends, Kiki, Toto, and Pepe’ Harris.

The family requests that memorials may be made to: Henry County Sheriff’s Dept. Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 639, Paris, TN 38242.

David Elliott

David Allen Elliott, age 63 of Paris, TN, died Monday, April 16, 2018, at his residence in Paris, TN. 

 

He was a CNC Programmer for McKenzie Valve & Machining Company in McKenzie, TN.  He loved researching classic cars and enjoyed music.  He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Paris.

 

David was born March 18, 1955, in Gary, IN, to Richard Emery Elliott, who survives, of Hobart, IN, and the late Bunny Faye Tintinalli Webb.

 

He was married August 25, 1979, to Sue Sobierajski Elliott, who survives, of Paris, TN.

 

Along with his father and wife, he is also survived by his stepmother, Donna Elliott of Hobart, IN; stepfather, John Webb of Huntingdon, TN; two sons, Eric (Tina) Elliott of Thompson Station, TN, and Andrew Elliott of Paris, TN; and one brother, Dean Elliott of Las Vegas, NV.

 

In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Don Elliott.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, with the rosary service beginning at 7:00 pm.  The funeral mass will be Friday, April 20, 2018, at 10:00 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with Father Christopher Rusin officiating.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be David Sobierajski, Ryan Sobierajski, Alan Skrzypiec, Matt Tyler, Micah Fuqua, and Jimmy McClain.

 

Named as an honorary pallbearer is Charles “Togie” Rushing, and Gerald Howard.

 

The body is to be cremated following the funeral mass.  Burial of cremains will be in Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, IN, at a later date.

 

Memorials may be made to:  Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, c/o VUMC Gift & Donor Services, 3322 West End Avenue, Suite 900, Nashville, TN 37203-1197.  

Imogene Morrow

Myrtle Imogene Morrow, age 82 of Paris, TN, died Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

 

She retired from General Motors in Atlanta, GA, where she worked in accounting and labor relations and as an administrative assistant.  She enjoyed cooking, taking care of her yard, and loved spoiling her grandchildren.  She was Church of Christ in belief.

 

Imogene was born November 3, 1935, in Puryear, TN, to the late Charlie Lee Gulledge and the late Myrtle Mae Sykes Gulledge.

 

She is survived by two sons, Gary (Patricia) Morrow of Lexington Park, MD, and Larry Morrow of Williamsburg, VA; three grandchildren, Julie Ann (Paul) Campbell, Jeremy Kyle Morrow, and Joshua Keith Morrow; and three great grandchildren, Jesse Campbell, Miranda Morrow, and Aubrey Morrow.

 

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Mary Sue Miles; and two brothers, Billy Gulledge and James Thomas “Jim” Gulledge.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 9:00 am – 10:00 am.  The funeral service will be Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 10:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Joel Goodrum officiating. 

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Campbell, Jeremy Morrow, Joshua Morrow, Steve Miles, Ron Gulledge, and Bobby Gulledge.

Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.

June Howard

Mrs. June Davis Howard, age 84, of Paris, Tennessee passed away Monday April 9, 2018 at the Henry County Healthcare Center. Her funeral will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday at Olive Branch United Methodist Church with Bro. Mike Wimberley and Keith Pence officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Named as pallbearers are: Houston Howard, Bobby Akers, J.W. Akers, John Salmon, Kenneth Radford, and James McClure; named as an honorary pallbearer is William Earl Davis. Visitation is scheduled from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at McEvoy Funeral Home; after 9:00 A.M.  until service time on Thursday at the church.

June Howard was born August 3, 1933 in Weakley County, Tennessee to the late Dennis Tatum Davis and the late Lillie Mae Forrester Davis. She married Van Hugh Howard on April 10, 1954 and he preceded her in death on October 15, 1994. She is survived by her sons: Greg (Julie) Howard of Crossville, Tennessee and Jeff Howard of Como, Tennessee; grandchildren: Houston Howard and Samantha Howard, both of Nashville, and Amanda Howard of Crossville; special friends: Kay Salmon, Keith and Katrina Pence, and Sandy Frederick. Besides her late husband and parents, June is also preceded by her brother: Billy Joe Davis.

Mrs. Howard was a 1951 graduate of Cottage Grove High School where she was an outstanding basketball player and known to be the best point guard in West Tennessee. She was a longtime member of Olive Branch United Methodist Church. June worked and retired from Holley Carburetor, formerly of Paris, afterwards she also worked for the Dresden Elementary School for 18 years.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to: Olive Branch Cemetery Fund, 1800 Hwy 140 North, Cottage Grove, TN 38224

Judith Eddleman

Mrs. Judith V. Eddelman, age 81, of Springville, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at her residence. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Eddelman was born April 3, 1937 in Noblesville, Indiana to the late George F. Verplank and the late Mary Shanks Verplank. She married Alfred "Big Al" Eddelman on June 9, 1956 and he preceded her in death on November 18, 2012. Judith is survived by her daughters: Lucinda (Anthony) Cawley of Englewood, Florida and Kimberly (Frank) Martino of Springville, Tennessee; grandchildren: Patrick Douglas Martino, Anna Marie Martino, Danathy G. Cawley, Korigan M. Cawley, and Ashley C. Hathaway; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Mrs. Eddelman was a Quaker by faith. She enjoyed cross stitching, reading, cooking, and collecting Hallmark ornaments. Judith was an avid woodworker, undertaking many projects for her home and was also a nature lover who fed and watched birds, along with deer and other wildlife.

Jon Michael Morgan

Jonathan Michael “Jon” Morgan, age 45 of Paris, TN, died Saturday, April 14, 2018, at his residence in Paris, TN.

He was employed at Dana Corporation in Paris.  He enjoyed gaming, watching movies, cooking, and spending time with family.

Jon was born November 8, 1972, in Ft. Devens, MA, to John F. Morgan and Pauline Dotson Morgan, who both survive, of Mansfield, TN.

Along with his parents, he is also survived by one brother, James F. (Marianne) Morgan of Lebanon, TN; aunt and uncles, Christine Barr of Paris, TN, John (Ellie) Dotson of Memphis, TN, Don (Vanice) Dotson of Dyersburg, TN, and Riley (Diane) Morgan of Cape City, FL; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Sally Dotson, James and Dorothy Morgan, and Frances Vogt; and one aunt, JoAnn Harber.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 12:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Dr. Johnathan Smith officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Ken Ryman, Marty Herald, Derek Slaman, Lynn Dotson, Cody Dotson, and Chris Davenport.

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

Janet Brazelton

Mrs. Janet Evans Brazelton, age 84, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital. Her funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Monday, April 16, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church of Paris with Pastors Carol Wade and Arthur Lodge officiating. Burial will follow the service in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Grandsons are named as pallbearers. Visitation is scheduled at the church after 11:00 A.M. until time of service on Monday.

Janet Brazelton was born December 18, 1933 in Tupelo, Mississippi to the late William Edgar Evans and the late Annie Belle Burress Evans. She married Danny D. Brazelton, Sr. on September 1, 1951 and he survives in Paris, Tennessee. Janet is also survived by her daughters: Jenny (Tommy) Shuler of Sardis, Mississippi, Gay (Ted) Gore of Puryear, Jill (Russell Johnson) McDonald of Copper Hill, Tennessee; sons: Ed (Denise) Brazelton of Springville, Danny (Terrie) Brazelton, Jr. of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; grandchildren: Ben (Britney) Shuler, Rachel (David) Thorn, Joshua Brazelton, Patrick (Allison) Brazelton, Nicholas Brazelton, Nicole McDonald, Duncan McDonald, Ian McDonald, Aubrey (Mike) Gilbert, Ashley (Aaron) Jones, Daniel (Leslie) Brazelton, Lindsay Brazelton, Ariel (Oscar) Nunez, Buck Gore, Lee Gore, and Cale Gore;and sixteen great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, Janet is preceded by her sisters: Joan Savery and Judy Parsons.

Mrs. Brazelton was a longtime active member of First Presbyterian Church in Paris. She and her husband were short term missionaries for Marion Medical Missions in Malawi, Africa. She worked and retired from Paris Special School District as a Speech Pathologist.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Marion Medical Missions, 1412 Shawnee Drive, Marion, IL 62959

Leonard Medlock

Leonard B. Medlock, age 88 of Paris, TN, died Friday, April 13, 2018, at his residence in Paris, TN.

He retired after many years as an educator for the Henry County School System, teaching both at Cottage Grove School and Henry County High School.  After retirement, he enjoyed farming and delivered the Paris Post-Intelligencer for several years.  He was a member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church for over 50 years.  He was a US Army veteran who served during the Korean conflict.  He loved and enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren.    

Leonard was born October 19, 1929, in St. Louis, MO, to the late Van Buren Medlock and the late Alma Robbins Medlock.

He was married June 6, 1965, to Brenda Marcella Glover Medlock, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by three daughters, Lori (Victor) Brisendine of Paris, TN, Robin (Doug) Paschall of Paris, TN, and Christie (Bob) Safin of Paris, TN; one sister, Carolyn (Carl) Minton of Dyersburg, TN; six grandchildren, Christopher Brisendine, Kelly Jo Brisendine, Jessica (Wesley) Warren, Joshua Safin, Luke Safin, and Austin (Raven) Medlock; three great grandchildren, Madison Brisendine, Callie Warren, and Kingston Brisendine; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Sara Leona “Sis” Pinkston; and one brother, Earl Ray Medlock.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Mitch Fiscus officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Austin Medlock, Joshua Safin, Luke Safin, Scott Jackson, Victor Brisendine, Doug Paschall, and Bob Safin.

Burial will follow in Jones Chapel Cemetery in Paris, TN.

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

Cleo Hubble

Cleo Hubble, age 75 of Springville, TN, died Thursday, April 12, 2018, at his residence in Springville, TN.

He formerly worked at General Tire in Mayfield, KY, where he served in the maintenance department.  He was a US Navy veteran.  He was an active member of the American Legion and other veterans organizations.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed riding his Harley Tri Glide.

Cleo was born July 16, 1942, Waynesburgh, KY, to the late Fred Leonard Hubble and the late Bessie Lee Clay Hubble.

He was married November 24, 1971, to Helen Hobbs Hubble, who preceded him in death on December 15, 1996.

He is survived by one daughter, Cindy Hubble of Louisville, KY; one son, David G. Hubble of Evansville, IN; one sister, Christine Branum of Columbus, IN; two brothers, Jim Hubble of Waynesburgh, KY, and Leonard Hubble of Waynesburgh, KY; and his lifelong friend and caregiver, Caroline Cundiff of Springville, TN.

Along with his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by three brothers, John Hubble, Carl Hubble, and William Baker Hubble.

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

Martha Jo Olson

Martha "Jo" Olson, age 69 of Buchanan passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Her funeral service will be 2:00PM Thursday, April 12, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Linda Hilliard of Antioch United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Puryear City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00PM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 and after 12:00PM Thursday all at McEvoy Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Robert Camper, Shana Gallion, Darrin Broyles, Austin Chenoweth, Jon Tyler, and Jeff Utley.

Ms. Olson worked at Paris Landing State Park.

Martha Jo Camper Olson was born September 2, 1948 in Ridgely, Tennessee to the late Ernest Camper and the late Ruby Johnson Camper. On July 3, 2000 she married Harlan Olson and he survives in Buchanan, Tennessee.

Jo is also survived by four sons: Danny R. (Billie) Goode of Puryear, Ernest F. Goode of Danville, VA, Tony N. Goode of Camden, and Zacharia A. Goode of Buchanan; a step-daughter, Laura Beth Olson of Mound, Minnesota; two sisters: Jean (Freddie) Hollis of Hornbeak, TN and Judy Lessard of Puryear; two brothers: Bennie and Mackie Camper, both of Puryear; eleven grandchildren: Danielle Goode, Rebecca Goode, Schyleur Riddle, River Goode, Morgan Goode, Carter Goode, Megan Goode, Gabriel Green, Alonzo Goode, Samantha Sue Gergen, and Laurie Lynn EhleGoerbracht; and six great grandchildren: Zeek Riddle-Capps, Nevaeh Goode, Echo Riddle, Lynk Riddle, Armaad Goode, and Winston EhleGoerbracht.

Besides her parents, Jo was also preceded in death by two sisters: Dorothy Grider and Wilma Sue Lepiscopo; one brother, Fred Thomas Camper; and a grandchild, Renee Goode on December 22, 2007.

Annie Wilson

Annie Thompson Wilson of Paris passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at RoseStone Retirement Community. Her funeral service will be graveside at 1:00PM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Hillcrest Memorial Park with burial to follow. Rev. Cory Glover of First Christian Church will be officiating. Visitation will be at McEvoy Funeral Home from 10:30AM to 12:30PM prior to the graveside service at 1:00. Pallbearers will be Sam Knott, Bo Caldwell, Tommy Thompson, Bill Looney, Frankie Vandyke, and Pete Piskos.

Annie B. Thompson Wilson was born September 5, 1921 in Henry County to the late Judge J.J. Thompson and the late Mattie Clendenin Thompson. On June 21, 1943 she married James H. Wilson and he preceded her in death on October 7, 2014.

Ms. Annie is survived by a son, James H. "Bucky" (Karen) Wilson, Jr. of Paris, TN; a grandchild, Joseph Wilson of Salida, Colorado; one sister, Lottie Lee Hay of Paris; and two nieces: Mary Frank Valentine of Murray, KY and Janet Hay Smith of Tucson, AZ.

Besides her parents and husband, Ms. Annie was also preceded in death by a sister, Maryangelyn Holcomb and a brother, John Frank Thompson.

Annie Wilson was a graduate of Grove High School and attended Murray State University. She was a member of First Christian Church where she was the longest living member of the church, also serving as substitute Sunday School teacher and was an active member of the Christian Women's Fellowship. Annie was a homemaker who loved to play golf and bridge. She was a member of the Lady's Organization of Paris Country Club for 50 years where she formerly served as past President.

Memorials may be made to: First Christian Church, 101 South Poplar Street, Paris, TN 38242

Miller Smith

Miller Smith, age 79 of Paris, died in Paris on Thursday April 5th.

 

He was married in 1978 to Frances Redden Smith, who survives, of Paris, TN.

 

He formerly worked at Emerson Electric.  He also formerly owned and operated ABC Mini Storage, Highway 77 Auto, and Paris Golf Driving Range.  He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Paris.  He loved his dog, “Mandy.”

 

Miller was born January 11, 1939, in Paris, TN, to the late Joe Henry Smith and the late Grace Thompson Smith. 

 

Along with his wife, he is also survived by five children, Richard (Jennifer) Miller Smith of Crossville, TN, Kimberly Dawn Goble of Jacksonville, FL, Cindy Karole (Mateo) Palacios of Lebanon, TN, Fern Tess (Bobby) Robbins of Paris, TN, and Lynne (Scott) Bynum of Long Island, AL; one sister, Faye Smith Collins of NM; two brothers, Billy (Nancy) Smith of Paris, TN, and Guy (Sandra) Smith of Paris, TN; 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Cynthia Loren Smith; and one brother-in-law, Leo Collins. 

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Sunday, April 8, 2018, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 4:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Glynn Orr and Lynn Paschall officiating.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Bynum, Bobby Robbins, Jason Ward, Clint Stephens, Alex Adcock, and Brandon Smith.  Honorary pallbearers will be Horace Whitehead, Jack Thacker, Jerry Brogdon, Billy Smith, Guy Smith and Gaylon Morris.

 

Burial will be Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to:  Henry County Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter, PO Box 639, Paris, TN 38242.

Lola Nanney

Lola Mae Nanney, age 90 of Paris, TN, died Friday, April 6, 2018, at Paris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

 

She was a homemaker who loved to make quilts.  She was a member of Springhill Baptist Church in Paris.  She loved her family and her church.

 

Lola was born May 4, 1927, in Paris, TN, to the late Knox Throgmorton and the late Lucy Crews Throgmorton.

 

She was married April 6, 1946, to James Daniel Nanney, who preceded her in death on June 29, 1992.

 

She is survived by one son, Steve (Teresa) Nanney of Paris, TN; one daughter-in-law, Sheryl Nanney of Paris, TN; one sister, Daulene (Kenneth) Norwood of Memphis, TN; one brother, Veltman Throgmorton of Paris, TN; and four grandsons, Scott Nanney, Kevin Nanney, Matt Nanney, and Dane Nanney.

 

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, Rickey Nanney; and three sisters, Edna Phelps, Betty Scott, and Sue Bruce.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Sunday, April 8, 2018, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Paul Veazey officiating.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Troy Bruce, Sonny Baker, Scott Nanney, Kevin Nanney, Matt Nanney, Dane Nanney, and Ryan Parrish.

 

Burial will follow in Bevil Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Kathryn M. Rogers

Kathryn M. Rogers, age 87, of Rutherford County, Tennessee who passed away on March 25, 2018 at NHC Health Care in Murfreesboro, TN. Her memorial will be held graveside 12:00 P.M. on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Poplar Grove Cemetery with Deacon Rodney Seyller of Holy Cross Catholic Church officiating. McEvoy Funeral Home in charge of service.

Robbye Owens

Robbye C. Owens, age 79 of Paris, TN, died Monday, April 2, 2018, in Dover, TN.

 

She was the former secretary at Cottage Grove School for several years.  She also worked as the former bookkeeper for the Paris Post-Intelligencer for many years.  After her retirement, she was employed by the Audiology & Hearing Aid Clinic in Paris.  She attended Cottage Grove Church of Christ in her early years, then attended Tennessee Valley Community Church in her latter years.  She loved her flowers.

 

Robbye was born July 16, 1938, in Cottage Grove, TN, to the late Allen William “Bill” Cox and the late Hester Elizabeth Bynum Cox.

 

She was married December 8, 1961, to James Rudy Owens, who preceded her in death on February 29, 2004.

 

She is survived by a son-in-law, Terry Collins of Dover, TN; two grandchildren, Tawna (Carlton) Tomlinson of Erin, TN, and Skyler (Christa) Collins of Houston County, TN; and five great grandchildren.

 

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Jennifer Renea Collins; one sister, Willie Duckett; and one brother, James Allen Cox.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 2:00 pm at Olive Branch Cemetery in Cottage Grove, TN, with Bennie Akers officiating.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Chandler, Mike Chandler, and other friends and family members.

 

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

Edith Holland

Edith Sparks Shankle Holland of Paris, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Henry County Medical Center. Her graveside service will be Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 1:00PM at Walker Cemetery with Cory Glover of First Christian Church officiating. No visitation is scheduled.

Edith Sparks Shankle Holland was born August 28, 1923 in Paris, Tennessee to the late George Washington Sparks and the late Rachel Augusta Roach Sparks. She is survived by two sons: Tommy (Lynda) Shankle of Paris and Jerry (Brenda) Shankle of Cottage Grove; eleven grandchildren: Julie Shankle, Jerri Greer, Amy Bolyard-Shankle, Robyn Vandyke, Jeryn Warren, Jim Shankle, Scott Shankle, Stephen Shankle, David Shankle, John Shankle, and Richard Inman Shankle; three great grandchildren: Cody Greer, Faith Greer and Ben; a daughter-in-law, Belew Shankle of Cottage Grove; a nephew, William Sparks Jr., and a great nephew, Travis Sparks.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by two sons: Richard Shankle, February 3, 2017 and Teddy Shankle, September 2, 1994; a brother, William Sparks Sr., November 29, 1999; and two cousins: Geraldine Pruitt and Diana Cornwell.

Mrs. Shankle was a Baptist. She worked and retired from Emerson Electric Company formerly in Paris and she was also a homemaker. She took special interest in her flowers and her flower garden.

Cornelia "Connie" Maxwell

Cornelia "Connie" Owens Maxwell, age 90, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Spring Creek Health Care of Murray, Kentucky. Her funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Philip Maxwell and Bro. Randy Stephens officiating. Named as pallbearers are Frank Maupin, Bobby Milam, Avery Myers, Donnie Linville, Glen Wimberley, and Larry Wimberley; honorary pallbearers are Bob Crockett, Tommy Scarbrough, Jim Scarbrough, Ben Williamson, and Austin Perry. Visitation is scheduled at McEvoy from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday and after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday until time of service.

Cornelia "Connie" Maxwell was born on December 12, 1927 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Carl D. Owens and the late Sara Elizabeth Hopkins Owens. She married Elwood R. Maxwell on June 4, 1949 and he preceded her in death on June 22, 2016. Connie is survived by her sons: Paul (Stephanie) Maxwell of South Fulton, Tennessee and Philip (Tamatha) Maxwell of Murray, Kentucky; her grandchildren: Jeremy Maxwell, Leah McCool, Morgan Maxwell, Macy Maxwell, Thomas Brandenburg, Mary Grace Starks, Anthony Brandenburg, and Ray Maxwell; several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband she is also preceded in death by her brother: Joel (Carole) Owens.

Mrs. Maxwell was a member of Sulphur Well Church of Christ. She worked and retired from TVA and was a longtime member of Henry County Historical Society. Connie loved working along side of her husband on the family farm.

Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959

Carol Ross McSwain

Carol Ross McSwain, age 65 of Paris, TN, died Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN.

She retired after several years as an LPN.  She was a member of the Paris Church of God of Prophecy, where she was the children’s church director and enjoyed fellowship with other church members.  She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed traveling. 

Carol was born November 18, 1952, in Big Sandy, TN, to the late Clyde Wilson Ross and the late Dorothy Zuckwerdtz Ross.

She was married June 27, 1970, to Julian McSwain, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one son, Tim (Julie) McSwain of Johnston City, IL; one sister, Shirley Robertson of Camden, TN; one brother, Roy Ross of Big Sandy, TN; two grandchildren, Caleb McSwain and Rachel McSwain; numerous nieces and nephews; and numerous great nieces and great nephews.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Paris Church of God of Prophecy, and continue Wednesday, April 4, 2018, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the Paris Church of God of Prophecy.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 11:00 am at the Paris Church of God of Prophecy with Bro. Roger Smith officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Brenda Triplett

Former Henry Countian Brenda Triplett, age 69 of Jackson, TN, died Friday, March 30, 2018, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN.

She was Baptist in belief.

Brenda was born November 3, 1948, to the late J.C. Triplett and the late Mary Roberta Allison Triplett.

She is survived by three sisters, Sara Imadell Wimberley of Paris, TN, Linda (Robert) Hill of Darden, TN, and Glenda Bruce of Paris, TN; one brother, Bobby (Betty) Triplett of Paris, TN; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Norma French; one brother, James Keith Triplett; and one brother-in-law, Donnie Wimberley.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Brian Wimberley officiating.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Elkhorn Cemetery in Springville, TN.

Kathryn M. Rogers

Kathryn M. Rogers, age 87, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at NHC Health Care in Murfreesboro. She was a native of Denver, Colorado and a resident of Rutherford County.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Poplar Grove Cemetery with burial of cremation to follow. 

Tommy "Famous" Gibson

Tommy Gibson aka Famous Gibson of Paris passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at his residence. His body is to be cremated and his celebration of life will be announced soon.

James Thomas "Tommy" Gibson was born April 15, 1951 to the late Jim Henry Gibson and the late Opal Lee Gibson. He is survived by two daughters: Keri (Jeff) Eneix and Tina Gibson both of Paris; two sons: James Paul Henry Gibson and Michael Mattingly both of Paris; three sisters: Doris (Buddy) Forsythe of Buchanan, TN, Barbara Kirby of Clarksville, TN and Sandra Kay (Phillip) Snow of Paris, TN; seven grandchildren: Scotty Chadwick, Kayla Harris, Jessica Thompson, Jonathan Adams, Kelsi Eneix, Kandis Eneix, and Kelly Eneix; and one great grandchild, Connor James Blanton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to McEvoy Funeral Home, c/o: Tommy Gibson Account, P.O. Box 158, Paris, TN 38242

Inez Marie Ellison

Inez Marie Ellison, age 85 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, March 29, 2018, at her residence.

She retired from Holley Carburetor in Paris after 18 years where she served as a quality control supervisor until its closing.  She loved fishing and traveling the country.  Quilting became her favorite hobby in her later years.  She was a member of East Wood Church of Christ where she enjoyed working with the three-year old class. 

Marie was born March 20, 1933, in New Concord, KY, to the late Charles “Charlie” Lamb and the late Minerva Bailey Lamb.   

She was married October 8, 1950, to Robert Ellison, who preceded her in death on December 18, 2009. 

She is survived by two daughters, Laura (Jimmy) Wynn of Cottage Grove, TN, and Luann (Bill) DeWees of Springville, TN; one daughter-in-law, Kathy Ellison of Buchanan, TN; one sister-in-law, Rita Lamb of Paris, TN; eight grandchildren, Jimmy (Valerie) Wynn, Les (Wendy) Wynn, Katelyn (Nathan) West, Elizabeth Ellison, Rob Ellison, Ricky Ellison, Lori (Kyle) Nash, and Jessica (Chris) Thompson; eight great grandchildren, Madison Watkins, Gavin Watkins, Clint Wynn, Liam Mellon, Amber Nash, Kylie Nash, Carli Thompson, and Mason Thompson; special caregiver, Beth Reagan; and dear friend, Sue Odom.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two sons, Robert Ellison, Jr., and James “Jim” Frederick Ellison; four sisters, Fay Pusteri, Edith Norton, Lucille Horita, and Juanita Smith; four brothers, Charles Lamb, Bud Lamb, “Shy” Norman Lamb, and Warren Lamb; 

Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, is handling the arrangements. Visitation will be Friday, March 30, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue on Saturday March 31, 2018, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 11:00 am in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Earl Claud officiating.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to: East Wood Church of Christ, 800 E. Wood St., Paris, TN 38242 or Tennessee Children’s Home, PO Box 10, Spring Hill, TN 37174.

Dale Webb

Dale Webb age 71 of Paris died Wednesday March 28th at McKenzie Regional Hosp.

He retired after 25 years as a forklift driver.  He was a US Army Veteran.  He attended Tennessee Valley Community Church.  He was active in the AA community, where he helped lead meetings and group studies as a member and sponsor and celebrated 25 years of sobriety.  He loved playing country music on his guitar with the guys.  

Dale was born January 5, 1947, in Paris, TN, to the late Horace Webb and the late Mary Ann Brinkley Baird.

 

He is survived by two sisters, Carolyn Kaczor of Paris, TN, and Lisa (Ronnie) Dunn of Paris, TN; one brother, David Vincent Brinkley of Paris, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Sandra Kay Hudgins; and one niece, Cynthia Ann Kaczor.

 

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.

Peggy Douglas

Peggy Gotcher Douglas, age 89, of Buchanan, Tennessee passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Her funeral will be 1:00 P.M. Friday, March 30, 2018 at Paris First United Pentecostal Church, 2512 W. Wood Street in Paris with Pastor Mark Kurtz officiating. Burial will follow at the Pound Family Cemetery in Buchanan. Peggy's grandsons will act as pallbearers.

Mrs. Douglas was born in California on February 23, 1929 to the late Heber George Gotcher and the late Lena Josephine Robinson Gotcher. She married Orville "Doug" Douglas on August 24, 1949 and he preceded her in death in 2013. She is also survived by her daughters: Becky (Mark) Bryson of Puryear, Barbara Pound of Buchanan, Beverly (Riley) Ramsey of New Concord, Kentucky, Betty Cowen of Beaumont, Texas, Shirley Hale of Paris, Tennessee, Tammy Dunfee of Prescott, Arizona; a son: Tommy Dunfee of Prescott, Arizona; grandchildren: Steve (Sharon) Hale, Ron (Cindy) Hale, Kenny (Rachel) Hale, Tanya Hale Treasure, Gary (Kelli) Cowen, Greg Cowen, Alvin (Kienan) Cowen, Arlen Cowen, Brenda (Jason) Carr, Timothy Allen, Heather Allen, Daralyn (David) Kirkpatrick, Austin Ramsey, Tiffany (Sacramento) Herrera, Bethany (Anthony) Peppers, Brianna Bryson (Fiancé, Russell Gray); twenty five great-grandchildren, and eleven great-great-grandchildren; sister: Bessie Leper of Missouri; brothers: Joe (Marlie) Gotcher of California, Jimmy Gotcher of Hawaii, and Rick Gotcher of Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Peggy is also preceded in death by daughter: Tina Dunfee; sons-in-law: Lloyd Hale and Russell Pound; granddaughter: Miranda Pound (in 2004); and brothers: Clyde, J.D., and Gene Gotcher.

Peggy was known for her many talents. She worked along side her husband in many projects, from barn building to upholstery. She was an accomplished seamstress and cake decorator, creating the dresses and cakes for her daughters' weddings. Peggy loved gardening and canning. Above all, she loved her family. She would stop whatever she was doing to play a game with her grandchildren and later in life her great-grandchildren. Peggy was know as a prayer warrior. She loved her church, Pastors, and church family. She was a longtime member of Calvary Tabernacle in McKenzie and most recently, Paris First United Pentecostal Church.

Memorials may be made to: American Heart Association or Paris First United Pentecostal Church.  

Winnie Cannon

Winnie Sue Sanders Cannon, age 83 of Springville, TN, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at her residence in Springville, TN.

 

She retired from Salant & Salant after several years of work as a seamstress.  She later worked at Henry County Nursing Home and a Walmart of Camden as a greeter.  She was a foster parent for many years to children in Henry County.  She attended church for many years at Henry County Tabernacle.  She enjoyed gardening, singing, and playing the guitar.

 

Sue was born June 4, 1934, in Mansfield, TN, to the late Wayne French and the late Lillian Sanders French. 

 

She was married June 10, 1950, to Buford Sanders, who preceded her in death on December 29, 1990.  She later married Robert Cannon, who also preceded her in death on November 30, 2009.

 

She is survived by one daughter, Brenda Cole of Paris, TN; two sons, Ricky Sanders of Springville, TN, and Larry Sanders of Springville, TN; two sisters, Vickie (Mitchell) Smith of Springville, TN, and Sheila (Monty) McCartney of Henry, TN; one brother, Doyle (Cindy) French of Springville, TN; two grandchildren, Catherine Woods and Morgana Sanders; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Along with her parents, first husband, and second husband, she was also preceded in death by two sons, Charles Sanders and Phillip Sanders; three sisters, Helen McClain Eubanks, Barbara McClain, and Peggy Williams; two brothers, William “Big Bud” French and Walter “Little Bud”; and two grandchildren, Anna Sanders and Amber Dortch.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN. A graveside service will be held Friday, March 30, 2018, at 11:00 am at Henry County Tabernacle Cemetery in Springville, TN, with Dwight Turner officiating.

 

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

 

Burial will follow in Henry County Tabernacle Cemetery.

Tona Davenport

Tona May Davenport, age 46, of Cottage Grove, TN, died Sunday, March 25, 2018, at her residence.

She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Tona enjoyed watching movies, collecting knick-knacks and attending yard sales. She worked in production control at PML until her health forced her to retire a month ago.

Born July 9, 1971, in Water Valley, MS, she was the daughter of late Mary Cox Steele.

Survivors include her son: Austin Davenport of Cottage Grove; her fiancé: Wayne Brown of Cottage Grove; a sister: Linda Matthews of North Carolina; a brother: Scott Faux of Phoenix, AZ; a godson: Dakota Bratton of Springville; an uncle: Steve Cox of Paris; her best friend for 30 years: Janice Davenport and her former husband: John Davenport both of Springville.

Ridgeway Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Her body is to be cremated with a memorial service to be held Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 3 PM at Henry Baptist Church with John Sutton officiating.

B.J.  Fletcher

BJ Fletcher, age 89, of Paris, TN, died Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the Henry County Medical Center.

He married Robbie Faye Maddox Fletcher December 28, 1949, who died February 26, 2014.

Mr. Fletcher was a retired Electrician from Midland Brake, where he worked in the Maintenance Department. He was a US Army Korean War Veteran and a member of the VFW. He enjoyed woodworking, bowling and mowing his yard.

Born September 22, 1928, in Cottage Grove, TN, he was the son of the late Marvin Doy Fletcher and the late Lorene Prince Fletcher.

Survivors include: a daughter: Donna (Randy) Rushing of Jackson, TN; a granddaughter: Wendy (Kirk) Wratten of Henry, TN; and two great grandchildren: Alexia Wratten and Rachel Wratten.

Additional survivors include three step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren.

Along with his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a sister: Linda Sue Moore and a brother: Clarence Fletcher.

Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, is handling the arrangements. Visitation will be Monday, March 26, 2018, from 4-7 PM and continue on Tuesday March 27, 2018, from 1 to 3 PM. The funeral service will be held Tuesday March 27, 2018 at 3 PM in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Darren Fletcher officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Olive Branch Cemetery.

Friends and family with serve as Pallbearers. Jerry Olive will serve as an Honorary Pallbearer.

Bonnie Gendron

Bonnie Gendron, age 63 of Cottage Grove, Tennessee passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 at her residence. Her services will be announced at a later date.

Bonnie Lou Gendron was born April 28, 1954 in Garden City, Michigan to the late Hester French and the late Della Louise Maxwell French. On June 27, 1970 she married Ronald Gendron and he survives in Cottage Grove. She is also survived by two daughters: Rhonda (Richard) Conger of Paris, TN and Renee (Frank) Corbett of Puryear, TN; a son, Ronnie, Jr. (Jesse) Gendron of Cottage Grove; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three sisters: Brenda Kulak of Michigan, Betty (Jay) Stout of Michigan, and Barbara (Dick) Klopshinske of Colorado; a brother, Darryl French of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Bonnie was also preceded in death by two brothers: Donnie French and Bobby French.

James Wayne Gates

James Wayne Gates, age 53 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN.

He was a self-employed truck driver, and formerly worked for Davis Paving.  He enjoyed reading westerns, and spending time with his grandchildren.

James was born November 10, 1964, in Paris, TN, to James A. Gates, who survives, of Puryear, TN, and the late Judith Ann “Judy” Winsett Gates.

Along with his father, he is survived by one daughter, Breanne Gates of Paris, TN; two sisters, Marsha Cosey of Knoxville, TN, and Tamera Dicus of Paris, TN; two brothers, Loy Gates of Springville, TN, and Brad (Whitney) Gates of Buchanan, TN; one grandmother, Faye Winsett of Bruceton, TN; two grandchildren, Tristan Lowery and Greyson Lowery; and 10 nieces and nephews.   

In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Tommie Dicus.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 1:00 pm at Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville, TN, with Bro. Joe Page officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jeff Davis, Mike Buie, Loy Gates, Brad Gates, and James Askew.

Burial will be Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville, TN.

John "Tree" Holt

John R. “Tree” Holt, age 55 of Buchanan, TN, died Thursday, March 22, 2018 at his residence.

John formerly worked as a foreman at Plumley.  He was a Boy Scout Leader for troop 22 for many years.  He enjoyed restoring cars, woodworking, repairing computers and was an avid Tennessee Titans fan. 

He was born May 26, 1962 in Paris, TN to the late John Esther Holt and Mae Dell Burdin Holt who survives of Paris, TN

John was married on January 20, 1984 to Tamera Cook Holt who survives of Buchanan, TN.  Besides his wife and mother, John is also survived by one daughter, Nicole (Jay) Hosford of Paris, TN; two sons, J.R. (Kelly) Holt of Springville, TN, and Skylar Holt of Buchanan, TN; and three grandchildren, Slayden Hosford of Paris, TN, Jimmy Holt of Springville, TN, and Kaitlyn Holt of Springville, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 11 am – 2 pm.  There will be a graveside service on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 2:30 pm at Point Pleasant Cemetery in Buchanan, TN with Bro. Kenny Carr officiating.

Pallbearers will be Randy McCarty, Shane Cooper, Mark Blankenship, Jeremy Blankenship, Steve Bryson, Jay Hosford, T.C. Myrick, Royce Cook, and James Hixson. 

Burial will follow in Point Pleasant Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  The Holt Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, PO Box 788, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN  38242.

Rev. Robert A. Smith

Rev. Robert Angus Smith, age 84 of Dowagiac, Michigan, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at Timbers of Cass County in Dowagiac. His funeral service will be at 11:00AM Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Buchanan United Methodist Church with Bro. David Alan Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Buchanan. Visitation will be after 10:00AM Saturday at the church prior to the service.

Robert Angus Smith was born September 17, 1933 in Chicago, IL to the late James Robert Smith and the late Lora Maud Lax Smith. He is survived by a brother, Kenneth (Suzanne) Smith; nieces & nephews: Holly Smith, Scott (Victoria) Smith, Ian Smith, and Evan Smith; and great nieces and nephews: Alexis Smith, Michael Smith, and Jennifer Smith.

Besides his parents, Rev. Smith was also preceded in death by a brother, James McLean Smith.

Rev. Smith graduated from North Park Academy, Chicago in 1951; from Lawrence College, Appleton, WI in 1955; and from Nashota House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin in 1958. He subsequently earned post-graduate Masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison; from Nashotah House; and from Graduate Theological Foundation. He was ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Church on March 22, 1958 and Priest on October 4, 1958. From 1958 to 1974 he served north-eastern Wisconsin congregations in Plymouth, Chilton, Suamico and Oconto. He was Rector of Grace Church, Menominee, Michigan from 1976 to 1988 and Rector of Saint Paul’s Church, Dowagiac, MI from 1988 to 1998. After retiring he continued to live in Dowagiac to take advantage of life in Michiana and access to Chicago.

Funeral services will be held at Buchanan United Methodist Church, located at 7655 Hwy. 140 in Buchanan on Saturday at 11am. Visitation will be at 10am until service time.

Joe Dale Olive

Mr. Joe Dale Olive, 62, of Paris died on March 19, 2018, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


Services will be held at 2 p.m. on March 24, 2018, at Rawls Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. M.A. Richardson officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

He was born on July 10, 1955, in Murray, KY to the late Hershel and Mary Lois Olive. He was U. S. Army Veteran.

He is survived by his children, Jessie Tharpe of Arkansas, Joe Olive of Murray, KY and Marcus Olive of Paris, TN; siblings, Barbara Olive and Paulette Olive both of McKenzie, TN and Danny Olive of Paris, TN; eleven grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews

In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by two siblings, Gloria Howard and Claude Jewett.


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Judy Miller

Judy Miller, age 75 of Paris, TN, died Monday, March 19, 2018, in Camden, TN.

She retired from Lowe’s Home Improvement where she served in management.  She worked at the Lowe’s in Paris since its opening in 2003, and she was a Mom to all her fellow workers.  She loved fishing.

Judy was born January 26, 1943, in St. Louis, MO, to the late Ralph McBee and the late Bernice Free Miller.

She is survived by her son, David (Reta) Cutler of Springville, TN; and four grandchildren, Aubrey Crosno, Isabell Wade, Hailee Wade, and Jennifer Rogers.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Thursday, March 22, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Cremation will follow the visitation

Bob Ellis

Bob Ellis, age 86 of Paris died Sunday March 18th at HCMC.

 

He retired after 20 years with the Henry County Highway Department.  He was a US Army veteran and a member of the Woodman of the World.  He loved dancing, playing cards, dominos, and bingo.  He enjoyed socializing and people.  He was a member of Central Point Baptist Church in Paris.

 

Bob was born August 8, 1931, in Paris, TN, to the late James Price Ellis and the late Sarah Lunette Beasley Ellis.

 

He is survived by one daughter, Penny Lee Ellis (Vaughn) West of Traverse City, MI; one son, David Joe (Julie) Ellis of Grand Rapids, MI; one stepdaughter, Patricia Priddy; one sister, Lena (Glen) Morgan of Paris, TN; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and a special nephew, Jerry (Donna) Ellis of Paris, TN.

 

Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his former wife, Sue Ellis; one son, Robert Earl Ellis; one stepdaughter, Carolyn Sue Rogers; four sisters, Wilma Parker, Virginia Nell Gallimore, Marie Ellis, and Ruth Ross; and two brothers, Earl Ray Ellis and James Walter Ellis.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, March 20, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., and continue Wednesday, March 21, 2018, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Donald Ellis, Michael Wade, Kevin Johnson, Bub Cantrell, Jason Priddy, and Ed Ellis.  Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, nephews, and Doug Johnson.

 

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

 

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

Jessie C. Brown

Jessie C. Brown, age 98 of Paris, TN, died Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Paris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

She worked at Holley Carburetor Plant in Paris for many years.  She was a longtime member of East Wood Church of Christ.  She loved to sew and enjoyed going to auctions buying and collecting antiques.  She loved her family very much, especially her children and grandchildren.

Jessie was born April 14, 1919, in the Hico community of Henry County, to the late William Lunie Crawford and the late Mary Elkins Crawford.

She was married December 6, 1941, to Otis “Cooter” Brown, who preceded her in death on December 1, 2007.

She is survived by her two sons, James Otis “Jimmy” Brown of Paris, TN; Johnny (Jan) Brown of Paris, TN; one sister, Cindy Gallimore of Paris, TN; two grandchildren, Tony (Jennifer) Brown of Paris, TN, and Tim (Casey) Brown of Paris, TN; and four great grandchildren, Alyssa Brown of Paris, TN, Caitlyn Brown of Paris, TN, Emily Brown of Paris, TN, and Tyler Brown of Paris, TN.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Anita Atkins; and one brother, Denver Crawford.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, March 20, 2018, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, with the funeral service beginning at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Roger Banks officiating.

Pallbearers will be Tony Brown, Tim Brown, Jimmy Patterson, Johnny Cross, Dale Gallimore, and Jerry Hayes.  Her great grandchildren, Alyssa, Caitlin, Emily, and Tyler Brown will serve as honorary pallbearers.  

Burial will follow in Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Paul J. Monroe

Paul J. Monroe, age 73 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN.

He was a retired, self-employed mechanic.  He was a member of Union Friendship Baptist Church.  He loved fishing, watching wrestling and westerns on TV.  He enjoyed going to church and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Paul was born August 9, 1944, in Peoria, IL, to the late Benjamin Traver and the late Florence Loretta Kee Devore.

He was married August 24, 2013, to Ruth Helbert Monroe, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by eight children, James Monroe, Sr., of Cloverport, TN, Evelyn (Lamont) Edlin of Gustin, KY, David (Tammy) Monroe of Virdin, IL, Paula (Michael) Ferguson of Henry, TN, Paul (Suzanne) Monroe of Martin, TN, Shelia Carter of McKenzie, TN, Suealice (John) Maturo of McKenzie, TN, and Grant (Angela) Monroe of McKenzie, TN; two sisters, Shirley Burnett of Pekin, IL, and Peggy Royster of Arizona; 19 grandchildren, James Monroe, Jr., Mecayela Monroe, Keating Monroe, Kelsey Ferguson, Charity Ferguson, Deven (Christina) Brewer, Brandon (Holly) Hearson, Nick (Christina) Hearson, Dakota Hearson, LeAnn (Randy) Florey, Abigail Monroe, Courtney Monroe, Elizabeth Carter, John Maturo, Jr., Gregory Maturo, Nathaniel Maturo, Isabella Maturo, Shyanne Williamson, and Angel Madden; and 22 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Laura Faye Turner; his second wife, Shelia Ann Monroe; two sisters, Suzie Traver and Nancy Wilson; and one brother, Jim Traver.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Monday, March 19, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., at Union Friendship Baptist Church in Henry, TN, with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 p.m. with Thomas Winchester officiating. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Dakota Hearson, Deven Brewer, Randy Florey, Jason Freeland, Junior Enyart, and Grant Monroe.

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

Memorials may be made to:  The Paul J. Monroe Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.

Allan L. Mustain

Allan "The Stripe Man" Mustain, age 70 of Paris, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 at his residence. His memorial service will be held at 1:00PM Saturday, March 31, 2018 at New Life Baptist Church, 7362 Henry Mansfield Road in Henry, TN with Bro. Joe Collins officiating.

Allan L. Mustain was born January 22, 1948 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Thomas Lee Mustain and Vernell Stout who survives in Buchanan, TN. On February 12, 1998 he married Donna Mustain and she survives in Paris, TN. He is also survived by a daughter, Tracy Wardlow of Memphis, TN; three sons: Allen "Sonny" Mustain of Paris, TN, Jason "JT" Mustain of Memphis, TN, and Clinton Mustain of Bowling Green, KY; two step-sons: Jason Ziegler of Martin, TN and David Leonard of Nashville, TN; a sister, Kathy Bohn; two brothers: Tommy Lee Mustain and Steve Stout; and eight grandchildren.

Besides his father, Mr. Mustain was also preceded in death by his sister, Phyllis Mustain.

Allan Mustain attended New Life Baptist Church in Henry, TN. He detailed automobiles from Henry County to Nashville for 30 years.

John "Johnny"McGuire

John "Johnny" McGuire, age 89 of Paris, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. His funeral service will be Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Trinity United Methodist Church with Mike Wimberly and Rev. Dennis Vance Jr.  officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00PM Monday, March 19, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home and after 10:00AM Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Pallbearers will be Harlan Crawford, Troy Crawford, Paul Cavin, Kelly Clifton, Russ Holder, Dan Holder, and Mark Holder. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. James Crenshaw, Darryl & Wanda Dunlap, Brian Crouch, Harry Vollen, Bud Mangrum, Billy Fitzhugh, Larry Wilson, Charles Hopkins, and Wesson Clifton.

John William McGuire was born November 25, 1928 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Bill McGuire and the late Ruby Stuber McGuire. On August 2, 1948 he married Joan Grace McGuire and she preceded him in death on April 3, 2010.

Mr. McGuire is survived by a son, Gerald W. McGuire (Jennifer) of Jackson, TN; two grandchildren: Ann McGuire Cavin (Paul) of Jackson, TN and Melody McGuire Clifton (Kelly) of Medina, TN; a great grandchild, Wesson Don Clifton of Medina, TN; a sister-in-law, Ramelle Grace Holder of Huntsville, AL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and wife, Mr. McGuire was also preceded in death by a brother, Lowell Thomas McGuire.

Johnny McGuire was employed by NAPA Auto Parts for 52 years and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made in Mr. McGuire's honor to: Trinity United Methodist Church, 409 N. Wilson Street, Paris, TN 38242


 

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