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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries

 

 

 

Ted Todd

Ted Lynn Todd, age 75 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.

 

He retired after many years as an industrial supervisor.  He worked for both Celotex and Mark I Plastics for several years.  Ted was a member and deacon at Birds Creek Baptist Church in Paris. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, and loved his family and church.

 

Ted was born November 1, 1943, in Martin, TN, to the late Finis J. “Dick” Todd and the late Katherine Peery Todd.

 

He was married December 31, 1966, to Carolyn Smith Todd, who survives, of Paris, TN.

 

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Beth (Chris) Rhodes of Knoxville, TN; one son, John (Becky) Todd of Collierville, TN; two brothers, William Dan (Joan) Todd of Purcell, OK, and Fred Ray Todd of McKenzie, TN; one sister-in-law, Patricia (Craig) Schaeffer of Cordova, TN; four grandchildren, Nicholas Rhodes, Natalie Rhodes, Serena Todd, and Cecelia Todd.

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Robbie Todd Harmon.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Thursday, July 18, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue Friday, July 19, 2019, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Birds Creek Baptist Church, 2245 Whitlock Road, Paris, TN 38242.  The funeral service will be Friday, July 19, 2019, at 2:00 pm at Birds Creek Baptist Church, with Kevin Gallimore and Billy Ross officiating.

 

Pallbearers will be Nicholas Rhodes, Ricky Wofford, Junior Milam, Kip Tilghman, Wes Tilghman, and Allen Landrum.  Named as honorary pallbearers are Ray Anderson, Jessie Wilbanks, and Jerry Rawls

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Burial will be in Birds Creek Cemetery in Paris, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to:  Tomorrow’s Hope, 211 North Brewer Street, Paris, TN 38242.

James F. "Jim" Wild Sr.

James F. "Jim" Wild, Sr. of Paris, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at his residence. No services are scheduled.

James F. Wild was born May 19, 1936 in Springfield, Ohio to the late Joseph Wild and the late Mary Sullivan Wild. In September of 1978 he married Lynn Wild and she survives in Paris, TN. He is also survived by children, grandchildren, and numerous other family members. Besides his parents, Mr. Wild was also preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Wild.

Mr. Wild was a ham radio operator who enjoyed the outdoors and working in his yard.

Mary Ann Shankle

Mary Ann Shankle age 71 of Henry died Friday, July 12, 2019, at the AHC Healthcare Center in Paris.

Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN, will be handling the arrangements. The body is to be cremated with no formal services planned per Mary Ann’s wishes.

Born May 26, 1948 in Dresden, TN, she was the daughter of the late Fred G. and Melvie M. Blankenship Allen.

Survivors include her daughter, Michelle (Shawn) Helton of Henry; a son, Stacy (Rita Hudgins) Winchester of Paris; her stepmother, Nancy Allen of Paris; a sister, Thesia (Steve) Keith of Colorado; a brother, Larry G. (Charlotte) Allen of Portland, TN; seven grandchildren, Ryan (Delilah) Page, Reed Hedges, Carley Helton, Tyler Helton, Emily Helton, Brady Winchester and Grant Winchester; and six great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Bernice Dial.

She was a retired LPN from the Paris Healthcare Center (now AHC).  Mary Ann enjoyed watching TV and thoroughly loved her work. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Mary Ann Shankle Family c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St. P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN, 38242.

Michael McClellan

Michael McClellan, age 31 of Buchanan, TN, died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at his residence in Buchanan, TN.

 

He enjoyed fixing things, watching movies, and loved spending time with his family.

 

Michael was born June 25, 1988, in Houston, TX, to Edwin Lawrence Wagster of Paris, TN, and Dianne Kathleen McClellan of Houston, TX.

 

He was married June 24, 2016, to Kristin Rick McClellan, who survives, of Paris, TN.

 

Along with his mother and wife, he is also survived by one stepson, Logan Rick of Paris, TN; two sisters, Sirrah McClellan of Houston, TX, and Savannah Kesinger of Houston, TX; and two brothers, Richard Baker II of Houston, TX, and Jeremy Dotson of Houston, TX.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 5:00 pm at Tennessee Valley Community Church, 2500 East Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242, with Jeff McKee officiating.

Tonya Green

Tonya Green, age 43 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, July 11, 2019, at her residence.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Monday, July 15, 2019, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Monday, July 15, 2019, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Bro. Danny Allen officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Timmy Sykes, Tommy Sykes, Ricky Paschall, Steve Paschall, Brad Fields, Billy Fields, and Carter Green.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Allen, Scotty McCoy, Mytchell Stateler, and Robert Beecham.

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

Memorials may be made to: Henry County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 639, Paris, TN 38242.

Tonya was born July 2, 1976 in Paris, TN, to Jimmy and Linda Green of Paris, TN, who survives.

Along with her parents, she is survived by one daughter, Allie Lou List of Paris, TN; one son, Dakota Austin (Zena) Sanders of Paris, TN; one sister, Jeri (Scotty) McCoy of Henry, TN; two grandsons, Aiden James Sanders and Dustin Ryan Sanders of Paris, TN; and several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncle, and cousins.

She loved collecting animals, going fishing, and doing other outdoor activities. Tonya loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She was Baptist in faith.

Gloria Kirkland

Gloria Baker Kirkland, age 68 of Springville, TN, died Thursday, June 11, 2019, in Paris, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Sunday, July 14, 2019, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Sunday, July 14, 2019, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Roger Cooper officiating.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Bevil Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Gloria was born May 9, 1951, in Dresden, TN, to the late LT Baker and the late Alice Johnson Baker.

She is survived by her three daughters, LaDonna (James) Ward of Springville, TN, Jeana (Sean) Norman of Huntingdon, TN, and Misty Ellis and her fiancé James Andrews of Paris, TN; two sisters, Doris Reed of McKenzie, TN and Phyllis Koebel; one brother, Harry Baker of Springville, TN; 9 grandchildren, Dustin (Andreanna) Capps, Adam Capps, Courtney (Kayla Michelle) Norman, Kayla Allen and her fiancé Nathan Ballentine, Chad Allen, Darren (Felicia) Norman, Faith Norman, Evan Ellis, and Eric Ellis and his fiancée Ashlyn Singleton; and eight great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by one sister, Alice Valentine; and one grandchild, Christopher Capps, Jr.

She retired from Clifty Farms where she worked in packaging. She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, being in her garden, and making crafts.

Gloria loved anything Elvis, collecting cigarette lighters, and her family. She was Baptist in faith.

Bob Samuelson

CWO4 Ret. USCG Robert "Bob" Samuelson of Puryear, TN passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Henry County Medical Center. His memorial including masonic rites will be 7:00 PM Monday, July 15, 2019 at Buchanan United Methodist Church with Rev. H.B. Fields officiating. Visitation will begin at 6:00 PM at the church prior to the service.

Bob Samuelson was born March 6, 1940 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin to the late Stanley Gordon Samuelson and the late Grace Dorothy Keith Samuelson. On November 26, 1958 he married Annie-Laurie Thomas Samuelson and she survives in Puryear, TN. He is also survived by one daughter, Julie-Ann Samuelson of Puryear, TN; one sister, Ruth Barrette of Janesville, WI; four grandchildren: Robert C. (Jennifer) Samuelson, Knowles (Maegan) Samuelson, Thomas (Samantha) Curlings, and Austin (Emily) Curlings; and eleven great grandchildren: Charlee and Emmilee Samuelson; Isabella, Knowles, and Juliette Samuelson; Leighton, Lawson, and Landry Curlings; Molly, Misha, and Anakin Curlings.

Besides his parents, Mr. Samuelson was also preceded in death by a son, Stanley Francis Samuelson on May 19, 2017; a sister, Mary Elonich; and a brother, Keith Samuelson.

Bob Samuelson joined the U.S. Coast Guard in September of 1957 and served 30 years. "Smooth sailing, Bob. Wishing you fair winds with following seas."

David Michael

Jack David Michael, age 65, of Buchanan, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center surrounded by love, stories, songs, laughter and family. 

"Poppa Dave" fought cancer like he lived his life, boldly and always with a smile and a song.  He was brave beyond measure and wise beyond his years. David never ever met a stranger and selflessly cared for the needs of others first. He worked hard and loved harder, always quick with a joke, a nickname and a smile. David was an active member of Sulphur Well Church of Christ, a sales manager for R.J. Reynolds, an ad agent for The Peddler ADvantage and most recently, a field agent for Lincoln Heritage Insurance. He was an avid and proud Mississippi State bulldog fan. Most importantly, David was the kind of man that will forever be remembered for his kind and gentle spirit, quick wit, generosity and unconditional love for his family and friends. A man who loved God and lived his life as the Christian example we all hope to be. 

David was born August 15, 1953, in Corinth, MS, to the late Douglass Eugene Michael and Martha Jean Owens Michael, who survives, of Madison, MS.

Along with his mother, he is also survived by his three sons, Josh (Ashley) Michael of Vancouver, WA, Matt (Chaunda) Michael of Paris, TN, and Taylor (Melissa) Michael of Knoxville, TN, and their mother Kathryn Mansfield Michael of Paris; one sister, Bettye Michael (John) Fuller of Madison, MS; and seven grandchildren, Uriah Michael, Jeremy Michael, Londyn Lampkins, Ella Clare Lampkins, Channing Michael, Waylon Doris, and Alayah Russell.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his infant daughter, Emily Evangeline Michael.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  Memorial visitation will be Sunday, July 21, 2019, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Sulphur Well Church of Christ, 1760 Oak Grove Road South, Springville, TN 38256.  The memorial service will be Sunday, July 21, 2019, at 3:00 pm at Sulphur Well Church of Christ, with Randy Stephens & Bob Palmer officiating.

A private family burial will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Pine Vale Children’s Home, 1872 County Road 700, Corinth, MS 38834, a faith-based residential education program for children that was started by David’s family.

Anna Berniece Maddox West Wetmore

Anna Berniece Maddox West Wetmore, age 86, of Paris, Tennessee passed away at AHC Paris on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

Her memorial will be held at Sunday, July 21, 2019 @7:00 P.M. central time at Open Doors Community Church, 130 Hidden Acres Rd., Paris, TN with Pastor Joe McClure officiating with a live feed to the Papa Georgia Conference Room, of Homewood Suites by Hilton, 6820 N. Fresno Street in Fresno, California. in the Papa Georgia Conference Room.

Anna Wetmore was born January 12, 1933 in Des Moines, Iowa to the late Ted Maddox and the late Bessie Allison Maddox.

She was formerly married to Gene Bradshaw. Anna married Alan West on September 15, 1971 and he preceded her in death on December 12, 1978; married Winfield Wetmore on March 15, 1985 and he preceded her in death on January 12, 2011.

Ms. Wetmore is also survived by her sons, Charles (Yolanda) West of Fresno, California and Joseph (Donna) West of Paris; daughter-in-law: Shelia Bradshaw of Jacksonville, Florida; sister, Wannetta Barton of Squaw Valley, California; brother, Corky Maddox of Fresno; grandchildren, Joey (Wendy) West, Josh (Alyssa) West, Elizabeth (William) Bixman, Charlie West, Lorraine (Frank) Flores, Bessie (Rudy) Locatelli, and Brandon (Shannon) Reid. Also by great-grandchildren, David J., Christian, Brooklin, Jadon and Jolyn West; Zachary and Rachel Gunter; William, Hannah, Elizabeth, and Eva Bixman; Aaron McKinnis, Sara Flores; Zig and Seri Locatelli. Anna is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides both parents and her husbands, she is also preceded in death by her son, Ronald Bradshaw; two sisters, Patricia Smith and Bessie Barber; and four brothers, Carl, Charles, Donald, and Wilbur Maddox.

Jame Clement LaJoye

James Clement LaJoye, age 91, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at AHC Paris.

His memorial service will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Rev. Joy Wethersbee of First United Methodist Church to officiate. Burial will take place at Birds Creek Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date. Visitation is scheduled at McEvoy on Thursday after 12:00 P.M. until time of service.

James C. LaJoye was born in Baraga, Michigan on August 30, 1927 to the late Arthur LaJoye and the late Mary Flora Wadaga LaJoye. He married Majorie Jane Morris LaJoye on August 8, 1964 and she preceded him in death on August 21, 1998.

Jim is survived by two grandchildren, Jane Ann (Steve) Sampson of Michigan and Melissa Johnson of Paris; great-grandchildren, Brooke Sampson and Dylan Johnson; niece, Debe Malega of Michigan and nephew, Bill (Susan) Neese of Paris. Besides his parents and wife, Jim is also preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth Morris Schrader and Stephen Lane Schrader; one sister and two brothers.

Jim was in the Army and later the Navy serving in both WWII and also the Korean War. He was a member of the Paris Moose Lodge and the VFW.

Richard Wayne "Rick" Mayfield

Richard Wayne “Rick” Mayfield, age 70 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

 Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Monday, July 8, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Johnny Farmer officiating.

Cremation will follow the funeral service. 

Rick was born March 13, 1949, in Birmingham, AL, to the late John Thomas Mayfield and the late Twyler Marie Mays Mayfield.

He was married June 19, 1987, to Barbara Forrest Mayfield, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by two daughters, Heidi (Kevin) Bergeson of Ann Arbor, MI, and Carolyn Mayfield of Murray, KY; four sons, Richard (Tammy) Mayfield, Jr., of Westland, MI, Ronald Dean Mayfield of Michigan, Phillip (Shanda) Mayfield of Prescott, MI, and Michael Mayfield of Paris, TN; one daughter-in-law, Sheri Mayfield of Michigan; three sisters, Brenda Barrett of Crossville, TN, Rhonda (Dan) Dawson of Belleville, MI, and Cheryl McKenzie of Ypsilanti, MI; many grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one son, Roger Dale Mayfield; and two brothers, Bo Mayfield and Ronny Mayfield.

He retired after many years from Ford Motor Company in Michigan where he worked in assembly.  Rick enjoyed woodworking and taking care of his chickens.  He was a member of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church in Paris.

Grady Nolen Neal

Grady Nolen Neal, age 87 of Buchanan, TN, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at his residence in Buchanan, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, July 6, 2019, from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 3:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Chad Kennedy officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Kiefer, Jr., Joey Charles, Lucas Palmer, Samuel Palmer, Taylor Miranda-Thompson, and Sydney Miranda.  Named as honorary pallbearers are Lexi Miranda and Peyton Charles.

Burial with military honors will be in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Grady was born June 8, 1932, in Huntsville, AL, to the late Nolen Alexander Neal and the late Effie Lula Reed.

He was married December 3, 1950, to his wife of 67 years, Doris Evelyn Neal, who preceded him in death on December 20, 2017.

He is survived by four children, Patsy (Mark) Kiefer of Chicago, IL, Lois (Robert) Palmer of Buchanan, TN, Debbie (Harold) Charles of Buchanan, TN, and Vicki (Walter) Miranda of Wauconda, IL; one sister, Diane (Ralph) Thomas of Florida; eight grandchildren, Mark Kiefer, Jr., Kristin Murphy, Joey Charles, Lucas Palmer, Samuel Palmer, Taylor Miranda-Thompson, Sydney Miranda, Lexi Miranda; five great grandchildren, Peyton Charles, Stephen Kiefer, Owen Kiefer, Virgil Palmer, and Nora Maeve Murphy; several nieces and nephews; and a special niece, Geila Plucinski of Des Plaines, IL.  

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by three sisters, Stella Russell, Edith Mullins, and Alyce Swaim; and one brother, Gene Paul Neal.

He retired after a more than 35-year career from Northwestern Printing Company in Chicago, IL, where he worked as a printer.  He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War.  Grady loved to dance, especially the two-step with the love of his life, Doris.  He was an avid Chicago Sports fan, cheering for the Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks.  He loved going to the horse races, coin collecting, recycling, and everything Elvis.  Grady enjoyed watching westerns, the Simpsons, and the Big Bang Theory on TV.  He hated white rice but loved biscuits and gravy.  He loved his children, grandchildren, and his pets, especially his beloved dog, Bedford who passed during Thanksgiving of 2018.

Memorials may be made to:  Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago IL 60601, http://alz.org   OR   a Local Animal Shelter of Your Choice.

Lloyd Douglas "Doug" Brewer

Lloyd Douglas “Doug” Brewer, age 76 of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Saturday, July 6, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Johnathan Smith officiating.

Cremation will follow the funeral service. 

Doug was born August 10, 1942, in Chicago, IL, to the late Lloyd Brewer and the late Frances Mozell Insco Brewer.

He was married February 11, 1960, to Hazel Pullum Brewer, who survives, of Paris, TN. 

Along with his wife, he is also survived by five children, Deborah Brewer of Paris, TN, Tony Brewer of Paris, TN, Randy (Catherine) Brewer of Lebanon, TN, Sam (Carla) Brewer of San Luis Obispo, CA, and Pam (Bill) Brewer-Walls of Joelton, TN; two brothers, Don Brewer of Paris, TN, and Gerald (Martha Jo) Brewer of Dyer, TN; four grandchildren, Angela (Ryan) French, Tiffany (Wesley) Midgett, Matthew Brewer, and Emma Brewer; and five great grandchildren, Kylee French, Brynlee French, Isabella Brewer, Cyrus Midgett, and Griffin Midgett.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one grandchild, Christopher Brewer.

He was self-employed and also sold fireworks for 24 years.  Doug’s favorite hangout was Southside Café in Paris.  He enjoyed having yard sales and being around people.

Shirley Jean McCain

Shirley Jean McCain, age 76 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City, TN.

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

Shirley was born July 5, 1942, to the late Joseph Singleton and the late Mary Womack Singleton.

She is survived by her daughter, Tracy Adcock of Greenville, MS; one brother, Roger Singleton of Paris, TN; three grandchildren, Cody (Samantha) Johnson of Pelahatchie, MS, Cameron Adcock of Greenwood, MS, and Jacob Adcock and fiancée Danielle Raymond of Greenville, MS; and three great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Jo Williamson and Mildred Teague; and five brothers, Wilbur Singleton, Howard Singleton, Edgar Singleton, Chester Singleton, and Robert Singleton.

She retired after many years as a hairdresser where she owned and operated her own salon.  Shirley enjoyed taking care of her daughter and grandchildren.  She loved to grow flowers and work in the yard.

Jerry Bikerstaff

Jerry Lloyd Bickerstaff age 81 of Buchanan, TN, died Friday, June 28, 2019 at his residence.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated. There will be a Graveside Masonic Service Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 10:00 am at New Beaverdam Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.

He was a Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy as an electrical technician. Jerry was a member of the Buchanan Masonic Lodge 772, where had formerly served as Past Master. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards.

Jerry was born July 16, 1937 in Pinson, TN, to the late William Howard Bickerstaff and the late Elizabeth Suenell Baker Bickerstaff.

He was married April 19, 1982 to Johnnie Ruth Davis Bickerstaff, who preceded him in death August 22, 2017.

Jerry is survived by one daughter, Tamara D. Milam of Granite City, IL; two sons, William Jeffery (Mary Ann) Gant of Buchanan, TN, and James F. (Paula) Gant of Buchanan, TN; two sisters, Dorthy Elaine (Dennis) Lester of Jackson, TN, and Karen (Larry) Stewart of Jackson, TN; one brother, James Mark “Jimmy” Bickerstaff of Birdsong, TN; nine grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren.

Along with his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by one son, Scotty Ray Gant; one sister, Mary Louise Littrell; and two brothers, Johnny Howard Bickerstaff and Robert Taylor “Bobby” Bickerstaff.

William Charles "Chuck" Cissell

William Charles “Chuck” Cissell, age 53 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Friday, July 5, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 4880 Shady Grove Road, Paris, TN 38242.  The funeral service will be Friday, July 5, 2019, at 1:00 pm at Shady Grove Baptist Church, with Jimmy Stairs officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be, Joe Ford, Daniel Gooch, Billy Jack Gatewood, Justin Mathews, Ryan Mathews, and Dane Cissell.

Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Paris, TN.

He formerly worked as a mechanic at Parker Marine in Paris. He was a Christian whose life was centered around family, hunting, and fishing.

Chuck was born March 30, 1966, in Paducah, KY, to Clifford Earl (Barbara Smith) Cissell of Paducah, KY and to the late Mary Louise Gibbs Gatewood.

Along with his father, he is also survived by his life partner, Tammy Damron of Paris, TN; four children,  Kayla Renea Cissell of Calvert City, KY, Danica Jewel Cissell of Dresden, TN, Chapell Dain Cissell of Dresden, TN, and Samantha Kay Damron of Paris, TN; four sisters, Tonya (Joe) Ford of Paducah, KY, Mary Charlene Wood of Paducah, KY, Angie Brown Everette of Paducah, KY, and Toni Renee Brown of Paducah, KY; one brother, Billy Jack Gatewood of Hardin, KY; four grandchildren, Brycelyn Averie Wilson, Kross Cissell, Jaslynn Evans, and Reldon Evans, Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Belinda Carol Gatewood.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Chuck Cissell Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.

Nell Van Cleave

Nell Van Cleave, age 94 of Paris, died Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the AHC Healthcare Center in Paris.

Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN 38242, will be handling the arrangements. The body is to be cremated with a memorial service to be held Monday, July 1, 2019, at 12 pm at Temple Baptist Church.

Born September 12, 1924, in Paris, she was the daughter of the late Dave Morris and the late Nelle Maddox Morris.

She was married to Calvin Van Cleave June 17, 1986, who preceded her in death on December 3, 2004.

 Survivors include her daughter, Jennie (Victor) Baldwin of Paris; three grandchildren, Vicki (Steve) Elkins of Jackson, TN, Traci (Jeff) Smith and Kelli Chandler both of Paris; seven great grandchildren, Chelsea Edwards of Jackson, TN, Shelby Elkins of Jackson, TN, Jennie Lynn (Josh) Lovett of Georgia, Jenson Smith of Murray, KY, Kinsley Chandler, Cooper Chandler and Collier Greer Chandler all of Paris; and three great-great grandchildren, Frances Hall Lovett, Ruby Edwards and Jac Jac Edwards.

In addition to her parents and last husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Belle Puckett and former husbands, J D Weddle and Doris Kuykendall.

Nell was a member of Temple Baptist Church. She formerly had worked for the Mitchum Company and the Holley Carburetor Plant. She enjoyed sewing and used her sewing skills to make gifts for teachers throughout the years. Nell very much enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends.

 Memorials may be made to Temple Baptist Church 619 N. Wilson St., Paris, TN, 38242.

William Coffey

Mr. William "Bill" Moore Coffey, age 77, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Henry County Medical Center.

His funeral service will be 12:00 PM Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Crawshaw Funeral Home in Murphysboro, IL with Father Robert Flannery of the Church of St. Francis Xavier in Carbondale, IL officiating. Burial will follow at Parrish Cemetery in Vergennes, IL. McEvoy will be handling local arrangements working with Crawshaw Funeral Home of Murphysboro, Illinois where Mr. Coffey's funeral will be held.

Bill Coffey was born on December 19, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late William Guignon Coffey and the late Mary Jane Moore Coffey and grew up in the Kirkwood, Missouri area. He married Myrna A. Shewmaker Coffey on August 7,1986 and she survives in Paris, Tennessee.

Mr. Coffey is also survived by his sons, William (Paula) Lewis of Webster, Texas, Christopher (Terry) Lewis of Centennial, Colorado, and Craig (Marty) Coffey of Colorado Springs; step-son, Brian (Michell) White of Topeka, Kansas; sister, Ellen Hungerford of Prairie Village, Kansas; step-sister, Shelia Sabbag of Santa Rosa, California; sister-in-law, Ladonna (Jack) Etherton of Metropolis, IL; brother-in-law, David (Carolyn) Shewmaker of Murphysboro, IL; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Bill was a Catholic by faith. He enjoyed gardening and travel.

Memorials may be made to: Parrish Cemetery Association, 639 Weil Road, Vergennes, IL 62994.

Betty Jean Howard

Betty Jean Howard, age 85 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, June 27, 2019, at her residence in Paris, TN.

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

She retired in 1996 from Emerson Electric in Paris where she worked in production.  Betty loved working in the yard and enjoyed camping and butterflies.

Betty was born November 24, 1933, in Camden, TN, to the late John Waters and the late Ina Sparks Waters.

She was married March 9, 1974, to Carl Howard, who preceded her in death on February 23, 1998.

She is survived by her four sons, Ronald Gray of Buchanan, TN, Lonnie Gray of Danville, TN, Thomas (Anita) Gray of McKenzie, TN, and Donald Parker of Big Sandy, TN; six grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by four brothers, J.T. Waters, Jimmy Waters, Dean Waters, and Ralph Waters.

Gladys Isbell Allred

Gladys Isbell Allred, age 80 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, June 27, 2019, at her residence in Paris, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Mike Wimberley officiating.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

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

Gladys was born December 4, 1938, in Trimble, TN, to the late Edgar Leonard Isbell and the late Ruthie Mai Crawford Isbell.

She was married July 25, 1985, to Willie Waldon Allred, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with her husband, she is also survived by one stepdaughter, Dianna (John) Tibbatt of Amory, MS; one sister, Betty Qualkinbush of Manchester, TN; six step grandchildren, Bonnie Buchanan, Tracy Shanklin, Matthew Irvin, Jospeh Allred, Stevie Allred, and Sheree Allred; and eight step great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one stepson, Gary Steve Allred; two sisters, Tincie Mae Pannell and Mary Lou Hawkins; and one brother, Billy Isbell.

She was a waitress for many years.  Gladys was a member of Olive Branch United Methodist Church in Cottage Grove, and a former member of the Church of God in Tupelo, MS.  She loved reading her Bible and fishing in Garrett Lake.  She also loved to quilt and cook.

Sandra Kay Snow

Sandra Kay Snow, age 69 of Paris, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at her residence.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Friday, June 28, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Roberts, Joshua Donnawell, William Adams, James P. Gibson, Jimmy Simpson, and Douglas Eichenberg. Named as honorary pallbearers are Chris Purdy and Michael Mattingly.

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

Sandra was born on July 1, 1949, in Murray, KY, to the late Jim Henry Gibson and the late Opal Lee Sanders Gibson.

She was married October 15, 2015, to John Phillip Snow, who survives of Paris, TN.

Along with her husband, she is survived by nine children, Sherry K. Wallace of South Carolina, Terry (Theresa) Little of South Carolina, Trish (Will) Smoot of South Carolina, Gary (Jessica) Byars of Murray, KY, Jimmy (Brandy) Simpson of Jackson, TN, Andra (Michael) Donnawell of Puryear, TN, Linda (Dave) Maisonneuve of Woodberry, TN, Lisa (Chris) Purdy of Buchanan, TN, and Kim (Keith) Horton of Murray, KY; two sisters, Doris (Buddy) Forsythe of Buchanan, TN, and Barbera Kirby of Clarksville, TN; sister-in-law, Fay Boyd of Paris, TN; 19 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Dot Gibson; and one brother, James Thomas Gibson.

She was a homemaker, who formerly worked with her husband laying brick. Sandra was Baptist in belief and enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles.

Joy Kriesky

Joy Catherine Kriesky, age 86 of Paris, TN, died Saturday, June 22, 2019, at AHC Paris in Paris, TN.

She will be cremated with a memorial service to be held at a later date. Ridgeway Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

She was a longtime member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Paris.  She was a member of the Lioness Club, Friends of the W.G. Rhea Library Board, and the Parish Council of Catholic Women.

Joy was born June 30, 1932 in St. Louis, MO to the late George W. Pomeroy and the late Irene V. King Pomeroy.

 She was married October 11, 1958, to Marion John Kriesky, who preceded her in death on November 14, 1996.

She is survived by her two daughters, Jan Kriesky of Berlin, MD, and Mary Kay Kriesky of Jackson, TN; two stepsons, Rick (Dawn Poole) Kriesky of Murfreesboro, TN, and Bill (Kay) Kriesky of Benton, KY; five grandchildren, Heath Hosford, Matt (Brittany) Kriesky, Will (Casey) Kriesky, Karen Kriesky, and Katie Kriesky; and four great grandchildren, Lynnlee Kriesky, Griffin Kriesky, Brayden Kriesky, and Ella Kate Kriesky.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by four siblings, Sally Oakley, Pat Pomeroy, Rich Pomeroy, and Donna Aleto.

Shirley Ellison

Shirley Ann Ellison, age 83 of Helen, GA, formerly of Cottage Grove, TN, died Friday, June 21, 2019.

Visitation will be Friday June 28, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service to be held on Friday at 1:00 p.m. in Ledon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Larry Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Mrs. Ellison was born November 17, 1935 in Trezevant, Tennessee to the late Ewell and Mary Hite Fuqua. Shirley resided at Unicoi Springs Campground, where she was loved by the community and she attended Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, John Roberts of Helen GA; daughter, Caron Ellison (Jerry) Dalton of Coldwater, Miss; son, Michael Stanton (Jan) Ellison of Overton, NV; daughter, Genia Ellison (Ed) Kenschaft of Annadale, VA ; son William (Kristi) Ellison of Spring Hill, TN; step daughters, Teresa Roberts (Ricky) Thompson; Cynthia “Cindy” Roberts; step son, Mike (Sloan) Roberts; sister, Janice (Otis) Burk of Puryear, TN; brother, Jerry Fuqua of Paris, TN; grandchildren, Heidi Deanyl Eddelman, Stanton James (Shona) Bradford, Nathaniel Murrell Ellison, Knox William Ellison, Beck Evan Ellison, Brittany Thompson (Alex) Prather, Boone Roberts, Coralie Roberts; great grandchildren, Kyra, Riley, Piper and Dallin.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Murell Ellison, son, Jeffery Murrell Ellison, sisters, Nomel Cary, Latresha Gonzales, brothers, William Fuqua, David Fuqua.

Dr. Donald Peterson

It is with great sadness that the family of world renown Organic Chemist, Dr. Donald J. Peterson, reports his passing Friday, June 21, at the age of 83.  After a lingering illness, he passed away peacefully at home with his wife at his side.

A Memorial Visitation in memory of Dr. Peterson will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 5-6:30 p.m., with a service following from 6:30-7:30 at Ridgeway Funeral Home, in Paris, TN. Interment will follow in the family plot at the Protestant Cemetery in Bruce, Wisconsin on Saturday, June 29, 2019.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Alyce H. Peterson, son Brent L. Peterson of Allentown, PA, daughter Lori Jo Peterson of Los Alamos, New Mexico/Murray, Ky, and daughter Sheryl L. Peterson Harvey, and Brent Clifford Harvey of Marietta, Ga. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren: Megan A. Peterson Heft, Aaron Heft of Washington DC, Lauren E. Peterson of Los Angeles, CA., Timothy A. Peterson of Newark, Delaware, Mitchell D. Wolstein, Amanda Marshall Wolstein of Roswell, GA, Austin D. Wolstein of Fort Worth, Texas, Tanner D. Wolstein of Murray, KY, Lily A. Harvey, Sophie-Katherine Harvey and Lynden Merrit Harvey all of Marietta, GA.  He has two surviving brothers, Lee Peterson of Ladysmith, WI, and Robert Peterson of Ripon, WI.

Dr. Peterson was born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin on November 19, 1935. He attended both primary and high schools in Bruce, Wisconsin where he along with being an honor student, was a star athlete, and lettered in baseball, football and basketball.  After graduating in 1953, he attended Wisconsin State College at Superior and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Science.  In the summer of 1957, after studying for graduate school qualifiers, and marrying his childhood sweetheart, Alyce Blasczyk, he was accepted into the chemistry program at Iowa State University. He studied under the distinguished professor, Dr. Henry Gilman. He was awarded the Dupont Teaching Fellowship, taught Chemistry 101, and was a lab instructor at Iowa State University.  ISU was known then as the best chemistry graduate school in the United States.  In 1962, he received his PhD in Organic Chemistry with minors in Biochemistry and Medical Physiology.

After receiving his degree, he was hired by the Procter & Gamble Co where he joined the Corporate Research Division, Miami Valley Labs in Ross Ohio. Dr. Peterson worked at various levels of research for P&G and was eventually named Director of Corporate Research from 1979-1994. He was responsible for about 150 researchers, including 55 PhD's & Md's.

On April 18, 1972 he was awarded a United States Patent for his development of the Peterson Carbonyl Olefination Reaction, more commonly known as "the Peterson Reaction."  This important, widely used, and written about chemical reaction was named after him by his peers within 2 years of its creation.  Among the tens of thousands of organic reactions that are known, there are roughly 240 well known enough to be named after their discover.  Dr. Peterson has 33 patents, but his most important work is the one bearing his name.

Awards & Achievements: Dr. Peterson was fluent in Scientific German and Scientific French. He coined the term, "Olefination" which is now accepted and used in technical journals. Dr. Peterson's works are contained in most advanced Organic Chemistry textbooks. He co-authored an entire chapter for advanced textbook of Organo-phosphorus Chemistry. He wrote an extensive article for the Journal of Organic Metallic Chemistry.

Awards & Achievements continued: Dupont Teaching Fellowship 1957; PhD Organic Chemistry with minors in Biochemistry and Medical Physiology Iowa State University 1960; Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Scholastic Society; Member Emeritus American Chemical Society; Created the Peterson Reaction (Olefination) D. J. Peterson J. Org. Chem. 33, 780 (1968); Cincinnati Chemist of the Year 1989; Prestigious Charles Hurd guest lecturer at Northwestern University; and Board of Directors Research Institute of Pharmacological Science; University of Mississippi, Oxford MS.

Awards & Achievements continued: Chemistry Advisory Board University of California, San Diego, CA; The member representing Industry to serve on the Super Computer Advisory Board Ohio State University; Guest lecturer at Northern Illinois University; Guest lecturer at MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Guest lecturer at LSU, Louisiana State University; Wrote about 18 publications covering his research findings; Listed in Wikipedia both under the Peterson Olefination Reaction and Wikipedia D.J. Peterson talk; and Facebook Public Figure page, "D.J.Peterson,PhD/the Peterson Olefination reaction".

Dr. Peterson..."Don" was not only brilliant but humble... and generous... and funny... and handsome... and KIND. His wife says his only faults were that he didn't like to sing or dance. He is already greatly missed and forever loved by family and all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Those who wish may make memorial donations in memory of Dr. Peterson to St. Jude Children’s Hospital of Memphis, TN.  This was one of his favorite charities.

Mark Anglin

It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of Mark Link Anglin, age 58 of Dover, Tennessee. Mark peacefully went to be with our Lord Sunday, June 23, 2019 at his home. He was born June 2, 1961 in Paris, TN son of Herman and Margie Link Anglin.

Mark was a 1981 graduate of John A. Gupton College where he earned an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science. He was a second generation co-owner of Anglin Funeral Home, where he served his community for over 40 years. He is also co-owner and operator of Rose Ella Village and Centsable Storage. 

Mark was a devoted husband and loving father. He was an avid golfer, playing weekly with the group, The Bandits. He was a founding member of the Stewart County Community Youth Council and the Spirit of One Youth Conference. 

Most importantly, he was an active member of Dover First Church of the Nazarene, where he attended his entire life. For over 38 years he served in the music ministry and worked with the church youth, as both a Sunday School Teacher and NYI president. He also served 25 years on the leadership board as trustee and then as church secretary. 

He is preceded in death by his mother, Margie Nell Link Anglin and mother-in-law, Marcella Lane. Survivors include his beloved wife of 35 years, Lisa Lane Anglin, sons, Landon Anglin and Jaden Anglin, father, Herman Anglin and his wife Edith, brother, Wayne Anglin and his wife Hope, and his father-in-law, Vernon Lane. 

The funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Anglin Funeral Home with Rev. Don Garrett and Rev. Jonathan Leonard officiating. He will be laid to rest at Stewart County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 25 at Anglin Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Martin Lane, Marvin Lane, Wayne Anglin, Stoney Odom, Neal Mathis, David Wallace, and David Allen.  Arrangements are entrusted to Anglin Funeral Home, Dover, Tennessee.
  

Fay Carter

Fay Ridley Carter, age 96 of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at her residence.

Her funeral will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Ken Beal of Manley’s Chapel United Methodist Church to officiate. Burial will follow the service in Manley’s Chapel Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are Alan Paschall, Eric Paschall, John Thomas Rose, and Charlie Rose. Visitation is scheduled on Monday from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. and again on Tuesday after 12:00 P.M. until time of service.

Fay Ridley Carter was born September 4, 1922 in McKenzie, Tennessee to the late Snead Hans Ridley and the late Lela Ella Sparks Ridley. She married Earl Thomas Carter on September 21, 1940 and he preceded her in death on March 24, 2009.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Reed) Rose of Paris; grandchild, Tamara (Jeff) Paschall of Paris; great grandchildren, Alan (Amanda) Paschall, Eric Paschall, John Thomas Rose, and Charlie Rose, all of Paris; great great grandchildren, Allie Paschall, Addison Paschall, A.J. Paschall, and Ella Paschall. Besides her parents and husband Fay is also preceded in death by her grandson, Mike Rose (preceded: 2014) and brother, Sammie Ray Ridley (preceded at the age of 79).

Mrs. Carter was a graduate of McKenzie High School. She was a member of Manley’s Chapel United Methodist Church and Martha Chapter #155 Order of Eastern Star. Fay was formerly employed with Holley Carburetor, Clippard Mfg. and Brown Shoe Company.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to: Manley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o: Carol Norwood, 645 Norwood Rd., Mansfield, TN 38236.

Rayborn Westerman

Rayborn Westerman, age 77 of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Henry County Healthcare Center.

His funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Eric Kelleher of Bridge of Hope Church and Bro. Joe Watson of Church of God of Prophecy in Jackson to officiate. Burial will follow the service in Baker’s Chapel Cemetery in Benton County. Named as pallbearers are Larry Woodard, Barry Shelby, David White, Walter Killius, Jr., Eric Killius, and Ron Pedro Bryant.

Rayborn Westerman was born March 28, 1942 in Stribling, Tennessee to the late Audie Westerman and the late Aurora Matheney Westerman. He married Geraldine Williams Westerman on September 18, 1965 and she survives in Paris.

Ray is also survived by his daughters, Terrie Lynn Westerman of Paducah and Tammy Jo Dotson of Portland, Tennessee; grandchildren, Courtney Rae (David) White, Benjamin Joseph Dotson, and Andrew Shae Dotson; great grandchild, Rosalie Mae White; sister, Dianne (Walter) Killius of Dover; brothers, Clifford (Mary Ann) Westerman of Connecticut and Marvin Glen (Barbara) Westerman of New Britton, Connecticut; and sister-in-law, Ruth (Larry) Woodard of Paris. Besides his parents, Rayborn is also preceded in death by sister, Nina Mae Gray and brother, James Robert Westerman.

Mr. Westerman attended Bridge of Hope Church and was a happy Christian. He was an avid fisherman and a jack of all trades who enjoyed working on small engines. Rayborn enjoyed people and was said to have never met a stranger.

Memorials for Rayborn Westerman may be made to: American Cancer Society, Mid-South Division, 2935 Hwy 45 Bypass, Jackson, TN 38305.

Dollie Paschall

Dollie Catherine Buckley Paschall, age 97 of Puryear, Tennessee passed away Friday, June 21, 2019 at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

Her funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 22, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Mackie Gallimore and Bro. Don Campbell to officiate. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow the service in Puryear City Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled on Saturday, after 12:00 P.M. until time of the service.

Dollie Buckley Paschall was born on September 17, 1921 in Weakley County, Tennessee to the late Marion A. Buckley and the late Shellie Stephens Buckley. She married T.C. Paschall on September 17, 1946 and he preceded her in death in 1989.

Dollie is survived by her daughter, Nedra Gail Blankenship of Paris; son, Tommy Dale Paschall of Kevil, Kentucky; sisters, Robbie May Buckley and Carnell Lowry, both of Paris; grandchildren, Russell (Amanda) Blankenship, Darrel (Mattea) Blankenship, Gabrielle (Justin) Trott, Josh Paschall, and Ashley Paschall; and seven great grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, Dollie is preceded in death by her sister, Raye Buckley; brother, James Buckley; and a grandson, Derrick Blankenship.

Mrs. Paschall was a secretary for the National Youth Association, formerly of Paris. She also worked for the Charles Store and with Salant and Salant. During WWII, Dollie worked at Briggs Aircraft in Detroit and the Milan Arsenal. She was a member of the Puryear Church of Christ and the PTA.

Cherub Wimberley

Cherub Ann Wimberley, age 73 of McKenzie, TN, died Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  A graveside memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 11:00 am at Olive Branch Cemetery, Highway 140, Cottage Grove, TN 38224.  

Burial of cremains will follow the graveside memorial service in Olive Branch Cemetery.

She retired after a long career as a truck driver.  She loved fishing and caring for and rehabbing wild animals. 

Cherub was born May 7, 1946, in Las Vegas, NV, to the late William H. Gulow and the late Dorothy Ann Abrams Gulow.

She is survived by her son, Michael (Mary) Norton of Paris, TN; two sisters, Mary Gonzalez of Georgia and Carol Smith of Georgia; one brother, Lanny Gulow of Oklahoma; one half-brother, Russell West; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Connie McSwain

Connie Skinner McSwain, age 64 of Paris, TN, died Monday, June 17, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  Memorial visitation will be Monday, June 24, 2019, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the memorial service beginning at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Burial of cremains will follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Paris, TN.

She retired after 19 years as the Director of the W.G. Rhea Library in Paris, TN, where she served since September 1, 1999.  Before becoming the library director, she served 12 years in the Paris Special School District at both Rhea and Paris Elementary Schools in various positions.  Connie was a former Henry County Commissioner serving for 11 years, first for District 2 and next for District 5.  She was a member of the Henry County Medical Center Foundation Board, the Paris-Henry County Arts Council, Downtown Paris Association, the Henry County Office on Aging Board, and the Tennessee Library Board.  She also attended Paris Leadership & West Star Leadership, was a member of the Literacy Council & Imagination Library and served in the Early Headstart Program.  She was a member of the Athena Delphian Club and a former member of the Paris Rotary Club.  Connie loved her family while serving and raising her children in Henry County.

Connie was born March 16, 1955, in Nashville, TN, to the late James Skinner and the late Mable Ann “Annie” Herbert Skinner Patton. 

She was married March 30, 1973, to John G. McSwain, who preceded her in death on December 2, 1998.

She is survived by her three sons, Houston (Tiffany) McSwain of Jackson, TN, Justin (Heather) McSwain of Paris, TN, and Michael (Rebecca) McSwain of Paris, TN; special friend, Samuel Barth of Paris, TN; one sister, Mary Ann Ezell of Huntsville, AL; and four grandchildren, Turner Austin McSwain, John Evan McSwain, John Haynes McSwain, and Miller Barton McSwain.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, James A. “Buddy” Skinner and Robert Skinner.

Memorials may be made to:  Friends of the W.G. Rhea Library, 400 West Washington Street, Paris, TN 38242   or   Paris-Henry County Arts Council, PO Box 1045, Paris, TN 38242   or   Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, 1371 Wildlife Drive, Springville, TN 38256.

Carolyn P. "Tootsie" Sullivan

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 5:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Scotty Sorrells officiating.

Carolyn P. “Tootsie” Sullivan, age 67 of Puryear, TN, died Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN.

 Carolyn was born August 29, 1951, in Memphis, TN, to Allen Odell Strickland and Gracie Ivey Strickland.

 She worked for the state of Tennessee as a geologist and retired in 2015.

Carolyn was an adventurer who explored many states during her lifetime.  Her favorite states were Alaska where she enjoyed gold-panning, and Nevada for the opal-mining.  Her hobbies included fishing, painting, and gardening.  She was a member of Puryear Baptist Church. 

 She is survived by four children, Toni (Alex) Sopel of Moon Township, PA, Summer Sullivan of Puryear, TN, Autumn (Jordan) Smith of Martin, TN, and Sladen Sullivan of Puryear, TN; one sister, Beverly Ridgewell of Dade City, FL; eight grandchildren, Alexander Campbell, Alora Campbell, Riley Smith, Lucas Smith, Kennix Smith, Sophia Sopel, Shane Sopel, and Natalia Sopel; and four great grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Gracie; one daughter, Brandy Sullivan; and one brother, David Strickland.  

Carl Wright

Longtime Henry County business owner, Carl Harrison Wright, age 92, died on June 20, 2019, at his residence, after a brief illness.

Services will be held at Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN 38242, on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 1:00 pm, with visitation Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Burial will be at the Mansfield Baptist Church Cemetery in Mansfield, TN.

Carl was born on May 28, 1927, to the late Clifford & Leara Wright, and was married for 62 years to the late Beatrice Norwood Wright.

Carl had a varied career that allowed him to develop a large network of friends and associates.  He was a car salesman and operated septic, excavation, and gravel businesses.  He was an expert mechanic.

Surviving family members include his wife, Mary Lois Sparks Wright; son, Robert Alton “Al” Wright and wife Jennifer; daughter, Janice Kaye Richards and husband Jimmy; stepson, Bubba Sparks; granddaughter, Misty O’Brien and husband Steven; and great grandchildren, Kalee O’Brien and Ethan O’Brien.

He also leaves a brother, William “Bill” Wright and wife Bobbie Jean; sister, Marcelle Smith; brother-in-law, Jack Norwood and wife Mary Lou; and several nephews and nieces.

He was a former U.S. Army serviceman in the World War II era.  He was a member of Apostolic Chapel in Paris.

Jerry Thompson

Jerry Davison Thompson, age 79 of Springville, TN, died Monday, June 17, 2019, at his residence.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Tuesday, June 18, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Wednesday, June 19, 2019, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Bro. Jerry Parsons officiating.

Pallbearers will be Steven Thompson, Jeremy Thompson, James Thompson, Brian Thompson, Jamey Dougherty, Collin Dougherty, Charlie Hall, and Nathan Affolter.

Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Thompson Family Cemetery in Springville, TN.

He was a member of Beacon Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy Veteran.  He retired after 40 years as an electrician with Ford Motor Co.  Jerry enjoyed gardening, farming, gun collecting, and reloading his own ammunition.  He loved spending time with his family and he especially loved his dogs.  

Jerry was born April 20, 1940, in Red House, West Virginia, to the late Ezra Norman Thompson and the late Arlene Francis Hammack Cooper.

He was married on April 1, 1960, to Barbara Frances Sanders Thompson, who preceded him in death on September 27, 2004.

He is survived by his two daughters, Laura (Jamey) Dougherty of Buchanan, TN, and Susan (Ronnie) Beltz of Paris, TN; one son, Steven (Lynn) Thompson of Springville, TN; one sister, Jacque Beaver of Charleston, WV; six grandchildren, Chelsea Dougherty, Collin Dougherty, Keri Dougherty, Starla Dougherty, Jeremy (Kelsy) Thompson, and James (Bailey) Thompson; and six great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, June Thompson Affolter; and two brothers, Donley Franklin Thompson, and William Darrel Thompson.

Elizabeth Ann Cooper Rasmussen

Elizabeth Ann Cooper Rasmussen age 34, of Bartlett, TN, died Monday, June 10, 2019, at the St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.  The body is to be cremated.  A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date. 

She was born July 17, 1984, in Memphis, TN, to Johnny Cooper, who survives, of Smyrna, TN, and Sherry A. Carter Cooper, who survives, of Bartlett, TN.

She was married to Christopher Rasmussen, who survives, of Bartlett, TN.

Along with her parents, she is survived by her three daughters, Taylor Waldron of Smyrna, TN, Gabriele Aldridge of Smyrna, TN, and Allyson Rasmussen of Bartlett, TN; one brother, Johnathan Cooper of Bartlett, TN; grandparents, Dan and June Dunn of Hazel, KY; one aunt, Tammie (Don) Bostick of Paris, TN; and a cousin, Stephanie Tucker of Paris, TN.

She was preceded in death by an aunt Jennifer Dunn; and a cousin Joey Tucker.

Frank Gene Milliken

U.S. Army veteran Frank Gene Milliken, 86, of Paris died Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at his residence.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Rawls Funeral Home Chapel wth Rev. Thomas Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Rawls Funeral Home.

Milliken was born Feb. 9, 1933, in Puryear. He was the son of the late Frank and Mattie Byars Milliken. He married on Oct. 13, 1951, to Dorothy Milliken of Paris, who survives.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by one son, Larry Milliken; three daughters, Debra Holland, Sharon Milliken and Pamela Milliken; three brothers, Earl (Linda) Milliken of Savannah, Ga., Carl (Lynn) Milliken of Springville and Jimmy Milliken of Paris; five grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by three sisters, Lorene Webb, Mary Sue Ellis and Annie Milliken; one brother, William H. Milliken; and one grandson, DeShaun Milliken.

Mary Henrietta "Maryetta" Summers

Mary Henrietta “Maryetta” Carver Summers, age 93 of Paris, TN, formerly of Hollow Rock, TN, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Friday, June 14, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Joe Page and Alan Trull officiating.

Pallbearers will be Brent Hedge, Clint Dorris, Mark Miller, Bruce Dorris, Sam Hedge, Jay Chandler, Brett Chandler, and Kenny Sherrod.  Named as an honorary pallbearer is Truman Hedge.

Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery in Camden, TN.

Maryetta was born December 28, 1925, in Vale, TN, to the late William Henry Carver and the late Veronia Arnold Carver.

She was married August 30, 1957, to Dewey Summers, who preceded her in death on April 3, 1980.

She is survived by one daughter, Grace Summers (Ray) Taylor of Paris, TN; one son, Danny (Carol) Fowler of Melbourne, FL; five grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Elwood Carver and Buford Carver.

She retired after 29 years as a seamstress for Henry I. Seigel (H.I.S.) in Bruceton.  Maryetta enjoyed growing and gardening vegetables.  She loved quilting, sewing, and mending clothes for others.  She was a member of the Carroll County Home Demonstration Club and New Hope Baptist Church in Paris.

Memorials may be made to:  Henry County Helping Hand, PO Box 22, Paris, TN 38242.

Pearline Henry Travis

Pearline Henry Travis, age 74 of Paris, TN, died Monday, June 10, 2019, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 401 Irvine Street, Paris, TN 38242.  The funeral service will be Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 1:00 pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with Rev. Richard Adkisson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Louis Long, Franklin “Chubby” Perry, Jeff Marshall, Corey Hartsfield, Khris Dumas, Terry Kendall, Quincy Boyd, Chris Nored.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Pearline was born September 23, 1944, in Bell City, KY, to the late Chelsey Henry and the late Helen Clark Smith.  She was raised in the Whitlock community of Paris, TN.

She was married to James D. Travis, who preceded her in death on September 24, 2001.

She is survived by her seven children, Juanita (Melvin) Knighton of Cataula, GA, Tracie Holt of Nashville, TN, James (Marianne) Wells of Memphis, TN, Michael (Vera) Travis of Madison, TN, James E. Travis of Paris, TN, Everett (Nikki) Travis of Washington, D.C., and Carlos (Tiffany) McCutcheon of Paris, TN; two sisters, Alma Silvertooth of Detroit, MI, and Diane Jones of Miami, FL; three brothers, Clarence Fowler of Paris, TN, Jerry Clark of Paris, TN, and Donnie (Michelle) Smith of Chesapeake, VA; 16 grandchildren, Demetris (Angela) Knighton, Maurice Knighton, Zantari Travis, Kiara Travis, Tylerick McCutcheon, Cortesta Nubill, Taveion McCutcheon, Tremaine Floyd, Caleb McCutcheon, Tianna McCutcheon, Jada Travis, Cayden Travis, Kendal Travis, Moira Travis, Gabrielle Travis, and Nia Travis; nine great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a huge extended family in Paris community.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two daughters, Jackie Travis and Shelia Travis; one son, Donnell Travis; one sister, Joann Owens; and four brothers, Herman Henry, Fred Henry, Robert Lee Henry, and Harry McCall.

She was a homemaker and a member of Progressive Baptist Church in Paris.  Pearline loved cooking, especially at church, and was known for her chow chow and pear preserves.  She enjoyed watching game shows on television and taking care of others.

Memorial may be made to:  Progressive Baptist Church, PO Box 1059, Paris, TN 38242.

Audrey Gagnon

 Audrey Gagnon, age 74 of Paris, TN, died Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  Memorial visitation will be Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Audrey was born July 30, 1944, in Detroit, MI, to the late James Alfred Holmes and the late Dorothy Fickle Holmes.

She was married October 12, 1984, to Donald Arthur “Don” Gagnon, who preceded her in death on November 2, 2006.

She is survived by one son, Denton (Shannon) Jordan, Jr., of Mansfield, TN; two stepsons, Michael (Julie) Gagnon of Sandpoint, ID, and Marc (Kelly) Gagnon of Vista, CA; her mother-in-law, Berthe Gagnon of Berlin, NH; and three grandchildren, Denton (Madison) Jordan III, Riley Jordan, and Tanner Jordan.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Denise Jordan; and three sisters, Harriet Rosendale, Coriene Kormos, and Dorothy Ray.

She retired after many years with the Department of Human Services in Riverside, CA.  Audrey loved to sew and enjoyed her pets.  She also enjoyed being a caregiver to her family.

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

Minnie Watson Thompson

Ms. Minnie Watson Thompson, age 95 of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019 at her residence.

Her graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, June 13 at Lyons Municipal Cemetery, 821 Grand Avenue, Lyons, Kansas 67554 with Birzer Funeral Home of Lyons handling arrangements.

Minnie Mae Watson Thompson was born July 9, 1923 in Avant, Oklahoma to the late Morgan Franklin Watson and the late Mildred Ann Faught Watson. She married John A. Thompson on October 27, 1945 and he preceded her in death on July 5, 2008.

Minnie is survived by her daughter, Anne (Jack) Russell of Paris; her son John R. (Tania) Thompson of Inmann, Kansas; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and sister Shirley Ann Zempel of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Besides her parents and husband, Ms. Thompson is also preceded in death by two brothers, James M. Watson and Robert E. Watson.

Virginia Brisendine

Virginia Brisendine, age 104 of Michigan, formerly of Cottage Grove, TN, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Michigan.

Local arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN 38242, where visitation will be Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.  A graveside service will be Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 3:00 pm at Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Wife of the late Clint for 51 years. Dear mother of the late Carole Craig (Don) and Errol Brisendine. Mother-in-law of Gail Brisendine. Grandmother of Caryn Craig (Renee Paquette), Pattie Darin (Nick), Glenn Craig, Jeff Brisendine, Greg Brisendine, and the late Matt Brisendine. Great grandmother of Kelsie, Hanna, and Morgan Darin, and Abigail Brisendine. Sister of the late Carnell Haskins (Doug), Bea Koger (Bill), Johnnie Moceri (Joe), and Bill Alexander (Emily). Also many nieces and nephews. 

Charles Adrian Pickle

Charles Adrian Pickle, age 82 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Thursday at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

His body is to be cremated and a private family celebration of life will be held later.

Charles Pickle was born on July 3, 1937 in Osceola, Arkansas to the late Adrian Pickle and the late Trudell Adams. He married Mary "Louise” Cooley Pickle on January 24, 1959 and she survives in Paris.

He is also survived by his daughter, Cheryl Dawn (Ken) Silver of Pensacola, Florida; sons, Charles Wayne (Denise) Pickle of Winslow, Maine and Jason Lee Pickle of Laurel, Mississippi; brother, Wayne (Darlene) Pickle of Arcadia, Florida; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Charles worked and retired with General Motors in Lansing, Michigan. He was an avid fisherman, who enjoyed going to the casino and visiting with people.

Donald Ivey

Donald E. Ivey, age 79 of Buchanan, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at his residence.

His funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, June 9, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Hampton of Holladay Community Church officiating. Burial will follow the service in Memorial Cemetery and family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Visitation is scheduled at McEvoy on Saturday, June 8 from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. and again on Sunday, June 9 after 12:00 P.M. until time of service.

Donald E. Ivey was born on February 16, 1940 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Melvin Otis Ivey and the late Lillie Mae Ragsdale Judd.

 He is survived by daughter, Kristina (Ricky) Wilson of Paris; sons, Wendell (Tina) Ivey Holladay and David Michael (Tammy) Ivey of LaMarque, Texas; sisters, Lynda (Johnny) Hume of Oaklawn, Illinois, Elizabeth Sampson of Bruceton, and Janice Nance of Nashville; brothers, Ronald Ivey of Springville, Lindsey Ivey of Palmersville, Wallace Ivey of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Roy Leon Ivey of Plainfield, Illinois; grandchildren, Alex Ivey, Justin Flanagan, Cody North, and Ashton Steele; four great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

 Besides his parents, Donald is also preceded in death by his daughter, Theresa Gail North (preceded: 1987), sister, Margaret Sue Ivey (preceded: 2019), and his brother, Kenneth Ivey (preceded: 2012).

Mr. Ivey retired from General Motors of Willow Springs, Illinois and was the former owner/operator of the Tower Sports Center. Afterwards he opened the Tractor Barn where he repaired and restored antique tractors.

Melda Lynn LaRue

Melda Lynn Honeycutt Townsend LaRue age 75 of Buchanan, Tennessee passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019 following an automobile accident. 

Her family will gather for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 1, 2019, 12:00 P.M. at Senior Citizens in Adamsville, Tennessee and on Sunday, June 9, 2019, 1:00 P.M. at Springville, TN American Legion Post 89 a Celebration of Life and Recognition of Volunteer Service Ceremony will be held for family and friends.

Melda Lynn was born November 14, 1943 in Burnsville, Mississippi to the late James Taswell Honeycutt, Sr. and the late Hattie Stricklen Grissom.

She is survived by step-son, Butch Townsend of Jackson, Mississippi; sister, Denise Timbes of Burnsville, Mississippi; brothers, James (Sylvia) Honeycutt of Adamsville, Tennessee and Jerry Honeycutt of Jackson, Mississippi; nieces, Aleisa (Randy) McKee, Kim (Tim) Owens, Roxanne (Michael) Hubbard, Shelley Longest, and Brittany (Jamison) Roberts; nephews, Mark (Sherry) Honeycutt, Steve Honeycutt, Greg (Christine) Honeycutt, Joel (Stefanie) Honeycutt, Brad (Savannah) Forsythe; and special friend, Jackie Trawick of Buchanan. Besides her parents, she is also preceded in death by her sister, Judith Ann "Judy" Holloway.

Ms. Townsend-LaRue worked as a florist, caterer and event planner for several years, later working and retiring from Ingram Barge Company as a chef. She was also an active volunteer with the Antioch Amvets Post.

Rosalie Manz

Rosalie Manz, age 93, of Springville, Tennessee passed away Tuesday May 7, 2019 at Henry County Medical Center.

Her body is to be cremated and a memorial service will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Stephens to officiate. Burial will take place in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Lansing, Michigan next to her parents at a later date. Visitation is scheduled after 10:00 A.M. Saturday until time of the memorial service.

Rosalie Manz was born October 6, 1925 in Onley, Illinois to the late Frederick Manz and the late Margret Sherwood Manz.

She is survived by her sister, Priscilla Martin of Buchanan; cousins, Janet Bishop of Peoria, Illinois and Jane Hapeman of DeKalb, Illinois; and by friends and caregivers.

Ms. Manz was a graduate of Michigan State University, where she earned her master’s degree. She taught math for 13 years in the Bay City, Michigan school system. She also worked for the IRS in Lansing, Michigan and retired as a rural mail carrier in Vermontville, Michigan. Rosalie enjoyed collecting stamps and she volunteered at Henry County Helping Hand.

Dyanne Buckelew

Dyanne Buckelew, age 69 of Paris, TN, died Friday, June 7, 2019, at her residence in Paris, TN.

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

Dyanne was born July 11, 1949, in New Orleans, LA, to the late H.D. Hudson and the late Jane Marie Bell Hudson.

She was married October 1, 1976, to her husband of 43 years, Jim Buckelew, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with her husband, she is survived by two sons, Jeff (Christy) Buckelew of Paris, TN, and Jeremy (Whitney) Buckelew of Paris, TN; two brothers, Joe (Becky) Hudson of Puryear, TN, and James (Lorri) Hudson of Paris, TN; seven grandchildren, Toby Alexander, Nate Manier, Gabe Manier, Lena Grace Buckelew, Cade Veazey, Kenna Buckelew, and Case Buckelew; and several nieces and nephews.

She retired after 40 years as an elementary school teacher in both Texas and Tennessee, last teaching at Lakewood School in Paris.  Dyanne loved her family, especially her two sons and her grandchildren.  She enjoyed reading and watching and feeding birds.  She attended Maplewood Baptist Church in Paris. 

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

Larry Dwayne Brown

Larry Dwayne Brown, age 57 of Buchanan, TN, died Thursday, June 6, 2019, at his residence in Buchanan, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  Memorial visitation will be Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with a memorial service to begin at 3:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Chad Kennedy officiating.

Larry was born September 23, 1962, in Detroit, MI.

He is survived by his mother, Wanda Charles of Buchanan, TN; two daughters, Jessica Brown and special friend David Quinn of Henry, TN, and Rebecca Brown (Jessie Melton) of Puryear, TN; one sister, Theresa (Jimmy) Cleaver of Puryear, TN; one brother, Edward Charles of Buchanan, TN; six grandchildren, Kayleigh Quinn, Delilah Quinn, Samantha Melton, Landon Melton, Katie Melton, and Ryan O’Neal; two nieces, Destiny Smith and Tiffany Smith; and one nephew, Matthew Smith.

He enjoyed working on cars and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Cara Lyn Villeneuve

Cara Lyn Villeneuve, age 51 of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

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.

Cara Lyn was born November 2, 1967, in Attleboro, MA, to the late Lynne Carlson and the late Carol Brederson Martitz.

She was married May 29, 1993, to Alfred RJ Villeneuve, Jr., who preceded her in death on March 4, 2008.

She is survived by one daughter, Carina Villeneuve & fiancé James Chazden Lee of Paris, TN; one son, Alfred RJ Villeneuve III of Rhode Island; special friend, Chuck Asher of Paris, TN; one sister, Cheryl Ann Martitz of Rhode Island; one brother, William Carlson of Rhode Island; three grandchildren, Serenity Lee, Makynly Lee, and Jospeh Nyx Villeneuve; one niece, Jessica Lyn Troiano; and one nephew, Dominic Vargas.

She enjoyed cooking and loved animals, painting, drawing, and her family.

Bob McGrath

U.S. Navy Veteran Robert "Bob" McGrath of Paris, TN passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Henry County Healthcare Center.

His body will be cremated and no services are scheduled.

Bob McGrath was born August 20, 1931 in Weehawken, New Jersey to the late John McGrath and the late Cecilia Cushing McGrath. On January 12, 1980 he married Bonnie McGrath and she survives in Paris, TN.

Willie Bea Steele

Willie Bea Steele age 95 of Paris died Sunday, June 2, 2019, at her residence.

Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, Tennessee, will be handling the arrangements. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 4, 2019, from 5 -8 pm, and continue Wednesday, June 5, 2019, from 11 am until 12:30 pm. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 1 pm at the Rose Lawn Memory Garden with C. William Jones officiating

Pallbearers for the service are Stacy Steele, Beau Mitchell, Shannon Bomar, Allen Ashlock, Chris Shankle, and Chris Hopkins.

Burial will follow the graveside service.

Born September 14, 1923, in Puryear, TN, she was the daughter of the late Matt Bandy and the late Bertha Crutchfield Bandy.

She married Thomas E. Steele February 17, 1940, who preceded in death February 20, 1992.

Survivors include her son, Lynn (Pat) Steele of Paris; a sister, Jean Perry of Paris; a brother, Leonard Collins of Mansfield; two grandchildren, Candi Steele (Kevin) Mitchell, Stacy “Bub” (Misti) Steele both of Paris; three great grandchildren, Gianna “Gigi” Mitchell, Beau Mitchell, and Bristol Steele all of Paris.

Along with her parents and husband, she was a preceded in death by four sisters, Margaret McNutt, Virginia Hunt, Pauline Ashlock, Genela Rabidue, and one brother, W.C. Collins.

Willie Bea formerly worked at Salant and Salant before retiring from Clippard Instruments. She was a Methodist in faith and a member of Oak Hill Union Church. Gardening, cooking, and fishing were hobbies of hers.  

Raymond Pierce

It is with great sadness that the family of Raymond Pierce announces his passing due to complications from Alzheimer's on May 30, 2019, at the age of 84. He died at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, TN.

Visitation will be Tuesday June 4th from 4 to 7pm and memorial service to follow at 7pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN. 38242. The body is to be cremated and buried at a later date.

He was born January 10, 1935 in Paris, TN to Charlie Lemuel Pierce and Hessie Lee Turner.

A native of Paris, retired and was part owner with his brothers Billy and Bobby of Pierce Building Company and built many homes in Paris, TN. He was a husband, father, step father, grandfather, brother, and uncle to many. He loved watching reruns of The Andy Griffith Show, telling jokes, driving around town, hanging out at Wilson's grocery catching the latest news with friends. He will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings Charles Edward Pierce, Herman Lewis Pierce, and Orville Lee Pierce. Paternal grandparents Oliver Pierce and Emma Redden. Maternal grandparents James Turner and Mollie Webb.

Surviving family members are his wife of 39 years Fannie Latilda “Tillie” Ross (Cox) (Pierce) and their son Charles Landon Pierce. His sons Raymond Franklin “Frank” Pierce II and Lance Howeth Pierce their mother Diana Kay Kemp Pierce. Step children include Lori (Marty) Lynch, Suzie Cox Forsythe, Shane (Laurie) Cox, Stacey (Ginger) Cox, and Bill (Dao) Cox. Grandchildren Brynn, Bailyn, and Callie Pierce, Samarra and Zachary Lynch, Blake Cox, Houston Forsythe, Connor Cox, Beck and Brady Cox, Lincoln and Kennedy Cox. Siblings Lillian Hastings, Margie Dyer Curd, Billy Pierce, and Bobby Pierce. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to:  American Heart Association Southeast, 1101 Northchase Parkway, Suite 1, Marietta GA 30067-6411 or  Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago IL 60601.

 

 

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