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Henry County and Surrounding Area Obituaries
 

 


Herbert S. “Herbie” Moon, Jr.

Herbert S. “Herbie” Moon, Jr., age 78 of Paris, TN, died Friday, January 19, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

He retired as the owner and operator of Moon’s T.V. Service in Martin, TN.  He also formerly worked at Hill’s Electric in Paris, TN.  He enjoyed playing his guitar and watching westerns on T.V.

Herbie was born February 8, 1939, to the late Herbert Stephen Moon, Sr., and the late Averia Elizabeth Copeland Rickman.

He was married August 29, 1958, to Gertrude Kay “Trudie” Reynolds Moon, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by two daughters, Tami Moore of Murfreesboro, TN, and Pam (Tony) Madding of LaVergne, TN; two sons, Bobby Moon of Christiana, TN, and Steve (GiGi) Moon of Lebanon, TN; one sister, Evelyn Lawnicki of Chicago, IL; five grandchildren, Jeremy Ellis, Kim Moon, Corey Linn, Jared Denton, and Brian Moon; and eight great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Seir and Louise Higgs. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, January 23, 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 Chad Kennedy officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be David Underwood, Brian Moon, Jeremy Ellis, Corey Linn, Dillan Pitts, and Frank Lawnicki.

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

Peggy Steele

Peggy Sisson Steele, age 80 of Paris passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at her residence. Her funeral service will be 2:00PM Monday, January 22, 2018 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dennis Inman officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Union Church Cemetery. Visitation will be after 12:00PM Monday, prior to the service.

Peggy Steele was born July 3, 1937 in Pinson, Tennessee to the late Cleavie Sisson and the late Lillian Murchison Sisson. On November 28, 1974 she married L.D. Steele and he preceded her in death on November 6, 2006. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Carol Milam and a step-son, Hal Steele.  

Peggy Steele is survived by three daughters: Janet (Dennis) Inman of Paris, TN, Melissa (Bill) Lindley of Paris, TN and Tina (Bill) Hamilton of Altus, OK; four grandchildren: Levi and Jake Soncrant of Altus, OK and Alyssa (John) Eason and Samantha (Cody) Marshall of Paris, TN; two great grandchildren: Haidyn Marshall and Abbey Eason both of Paris, TN; one sister, Bobbie (Clifford) Rouse of Jackson, TN; four step-children: Nancy Allen of Paris, Sandra (Bobby) Steele of Cottage Grove, Archie (Robbie) Steele of Paris, and Dale (Ann) Steele of Paris; and two special friends: Margarete Roseberry and Josh Moon.

Carlos O. Ward

Carlos O. Ward, age 80 of McKenzie, TN, died Sunday January 14, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

 

He was a truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran.  He enjoyed playing pool, bowling, and riding his motorcycle.  He was Baptist in belief.

 

Carlos was born May 31, 1937, in Big Sandy, TN, to the late Dewey P. Ward and the late Bessie Berry Ward.

 

He was married January 18, 1958, to Lindy May Dunn Ward, who preceded him in death on February 13, 2010.

 

He is survived by three sisters, Carolyn Ward of Paris, TN, Doris Ward of Paris, TN, and Joy (Bob) Webb of Springville, TN; one brother, Odell Ward of Paris, TN; several nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and great nephews.

 

Along with his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas Ward, Perry Ward, L.M. Ward, and Jerry Ward; and two sisters, Mava Brown and Bertha Klein.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service to begin at 3:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Richard “Soup” Raymer officiating.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Jack McDonald, Randy Miller, Michael Raymer, Mikey Raymer, Robert Ferrell and Jason Wade.

 

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

 

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

Larry Roberts

Larry Joseph Roberts, age 70 of Puryear, TN, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

 

Larry attended Mill Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  He was a retired correctional officer from the State of Missouri Corrections.  He was a US Marine veteran that served in Vietnam.  He enjoyed mowing grass, working with tractors and anything outdoors. 

 

Born in Red Bud, IL on June 7, 1947, he was the son of the late Richard Roberts and Clara Breeding Lindhorst of Smithton, IL.

 

Larry was married on June 28, 1969 to Sharon Gail Jones Roberts and she survives of Puryear, TN.  Besides his mother and wife, he is also survived by one sister, Linda (Lee) Bickner of IL; two brothers, Harry Roberts of IL, and Clarence Lindhorst of IL; and several nieces and nephews. 

 

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

George Milton

George William Milton, age 76 of Dover, TN, died Sunday, January 14, 2018 at his residence.

 

He was a former factory worker at Ingersoll Rand and he enjoyed fishing, hunting and wood working.  He was a US Army Veteran.

 

George was born August 25, 1942 in Dover, TN to the late William Robert Milton and the late Marie Miles Milton. 

 

George was married to Betty Milton and she preceded in death.

 

He is survived by two sisters, Helen (Darrell) Russell of New Johnsonville, TN and Lucille Parker of New Johnsonville, TN. 

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  He is to be cremated.   A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at Wofford Cemetery in Stewart County, TN.   

Bill Floyd

Mr. Bill Floyd, 57, of Lexington, KY formerly of Paris died Monday, January 8, 2018, at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Progressive Baptist Church.

He was born on March 24, 1960, to Mary Walker and Orid Rankin II. At the age of twelve he moved to Paris to live with his grandparents Cresent and Darling Upchurch Yancy.

He graduated from Henry County High School where he played football, basketball and ran track. Bill was a member of Russell Cave Church of Christ in Lexington, KY former employee of Plumley Rubber Company, a semi-truck driver and a member of the Tennessee National Guard.

He is survived by wife, Mary Floyd of Lexington, KY; his mother, Mary (George) Walker of Savannah, GA; two sons, Chad Hutcherson of Paris, TN and Rekeal (Sarah) Floyd of Louisville, KY; four daughters; Heaven Floyd of Lexington, KY, Asia Howard, Aashanna Lewis, and Shana Floyd all of Paris, TN; sixteen grandchildren, Brooke, Braelyn, Darius, Exavrionna, Trenton, Trey, Simone, Siru, King, Calasia, Nevaeh, AvryHanna, Harley, Jimmy, Juelz and Ameigh’elle; three sisters, Jackee(John) Powell and Marie (Michael) Peavy both of Chicago, IL and Alice Teague of Atlanta, GA; a brother, Felix Freeman of Chicago, IL; a close cousin, Norvel (Keisha) Jefferson of Chicago, IL and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Lucas Welch

Mr. Luke Welch, 91 of Paris, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at McKenzie Health and Rehabilitation.

Funeral services will be conducted 11AM on Thursday, January 18, 2018 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home.  Burial to follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Welch was born on August 11, 1926 in Camden, Tennessee to the late Ernest and Mae Reeves Welch.  He served in the US Navy, was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church, and was a former principle of Grove Junior High School.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Johne Welch.

He is survived by: 1 daughter, Patricia (Jimmy) Rich of Stanton, TN; 1 son, Dennis(Stephine) Welch of Paris, TN;  7 grandchildren, Rhnea Rich, Dolores (Mike) Jarvis, Cindy Rich, Jamie Rich, Andy (Alison) Welch, Patty (Jeremy) Stephenson, and Hannah Welch; 2 step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home from 5-8PM and then on Thursday, from 9AM until time of services.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home is in charge (731)986-8281 or www.dilday.com.  

Lee Roy Hamlin

Lee Roy Hamlin, age 76 of Henry, TN, died Saturday, January 13, 2018 at his residence in Henry, TN.

 

Lee Roy was a member of McKenzie Church of Christ.  He retired after 35 years as Plant Manager with Coca-Cola in Paris.  He drove a school bus for the Henry County School System for several years on the Henry School route.  He drove up until Christmas break 2017.  He enjoyed camping, riding horses, and being with his family and friends.  He was also a former Little League coach and was a true family man. 

 

He was born April 5, 1941 in Henry, TN to the late Norris Hamlin and the late Lucille Bush Hamlin.

 

Lee Roy was married on November 28, 1963 to Linda Sue Ford Hamlin and she survives of Henry.  He is also survived by one son, Kevin Hamlin & fiancée Kimberly Joyner of Paris, TN; one daughter-in-law, Kathleen Hamlin of Paris, TN; three sisters, Dorris (John) Chilcutt of Paris, TN, Lonell Parker of Nashville, TN, and Betty (Robert) Oliver of Paris, TN; two sisters-in-law, Jerry Hamlin  of Henry, TN, and Brenda Sexton of McKenzie, TN; one brother-in-law, Ricky (Anita) Ford of Henry, TN;  three grandchildren, Ryan (Mandy) Hamlin of Paris, TN, Katelyn Hamlin & fiancé Zach Choate of Murray, KY, and Emily Hamlin of Paris, TN; and three great grandchildren, Ellie Hamlin, Emma Hamlin, and Eden Hamlin.

 

Besides his parents, Lee Roy was also preceded in death by one son, Jeff Hamlin; one brother, Joe Hamlin; one sister, Marie Owens; and one grandchild, Jeffrey Trey Hamlin.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Ridgeway Funeral Home from 4 – 8 pm and on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at McKenzie Church of Christ from 11 am – 1 pm.  The funeral service will be at 1:00 pm Thursday, January 18, 2018 at McKenzie Church of Christ with Jim Roberts officiating.

 

Pallbearers will be Joe Lipps, Randy McAdams, Mike Pillsbury, Brandon Boyd, Lowell Schrader, Andy McBee, Eddie VanDyke, and Anthony Conklin.    Named as honorary pallbearers are the Henry School bus drivers, and Jimmy Smith, Billy Hamlin, Dwayne Crews, and Steve Sanders.

 

Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Henry, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to: McKenzie Church of Christ, 16300 Highland Dr, McKenzie, TN  38201. 

Jim Olive

Jim Olive, 91 of Paris, died Friday January 11th at his residence. His service is planned for 2pm Saturday January 20th at McEvoy Funeral home with visitation from 4-7pm Friday Jan. 19th adn after Noon on Jan. 20th.

Jim was a Veteran serving in the U.S. Army and a member of the Sulphur Well Church of Christ. He graduated Cottage Grove High School, worked for 6 years in the Chevy Motor Division, and 31 years at Memphis Light, Gas, and Water Division.

Robert French

Robert Lewis French, age 56 of Paris, TN, died Monday, January 8, 2018, at his residence in Paris, TN.

 

He was a truck driver for Tosh Farms in Henry, TN.  He enjoyed playing golf.

 

Robert was born May 3, 1961, in Muskegon, MI, to the late Lewis Jackson French and the late Ollie Jane Smith French.

 

He is survived by one daughter, Leann (Marcus) Pitts of Zeeland, MI; two sons, Marcus French of Grand Haven, MI, and Ben (Meaghan) French of Grand Haven, MI; one stepson, Travis (Nicole) Hall of Free Soil, MI; two sisters, Brenda McClain Spring Lake, MI, and Judy Olsen of Holland, MI; one brother, Ernest French of Paris, TN; and six grandchildren, Parker French, Julian Pitts, Olivia French, Ludyn Pitts, Aria Pitts, and Wyatt Hall.

 

Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Janice Prairie.

 

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

Mark Mullins

Mark Curtis Mullins, age 48 of Paris, TN, died Saturday, January 13, 2018 at his residence.

He was a self-employed handyman and general laborer. He was Pentecostal in belief that enjoyed watching sports on TV. He was a former assistant coach for middle school football.

Mark was born August 23, 1969, in Dayton, OH, to the late Deaton Mullins and Dorothy Huff Mullins who survives of Chatsworth, GA.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years Rosemary Perry Mullins of Paris, TN; one daughter: Marcia Marie Mullins and fiancé Josh Sullivan of Mansfield, TN; two sons: Matthew Tyler (Brittany) Mullins of Cottage Grove, TN, and Deaton Curtis (Anna) Mullins of Buchanan, TN; four sisters: Wanda (Jeff) Hudson of Dalton, GA, Bobbie Jean (Raymond) Parks of Dalton, GA, Diane (Kenneth) Martin of Chatsworth, GA, and Charity (Jonathan) Hall of McKenzie, TN; one brother: Titus (Judith) Mullins of Chatsworth, GA, and three grandchildren: Elijah Mullins, Marcus Mullins, and Paisley Mullins.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Monday, January 15, 2018 from 4 - 7 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home and continue on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 after 10 am. The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with James Kirby, Joe Page and Rex Buford officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Hall, Joshua Sullivan, Deaton Mullins, Matthew Mullins, Josh Smallwood and Trevor Phillips.

Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery in Como, TN.  

Memorials may be made to: The Mullins Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN  38242.

Dorothy Gean Kern

Dorothy Gean Kern, age 91, of McKenzie, TN, formerly of Henry County, died Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Paris Healthcare Center in Paris.

Dorothy retired from Midland Brake where she worked in the assembly department. She was a member of Jolley Springs Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, deer hunting, fishing, cats and dogs and especially her faithful companion “Little Man”.

Born January 7, 1927, in Troy, TN, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Fred Grissom and the late Allie Mai Ponder Grissom.

She first married William Taylor Gean on March 30, 1946, and he prededed in death on March 6, 2001.  She then married Edward Omer Kern on July 31, 2006, and he preceded in death on June 27, 2014.

Survivors include her four children, Shelia (Freddie) Cole of Paris, Lee Anne (Barry) Barnett of Camden, TN, Darie (Jason) Loggains of Melbourne, AR, and Randy (Rita) Gean of Buchanan, TN; a daughter in law, Connie Gean of Port Charlotte, FL; and two sisters, Mary Esch of Memphis, TN and Rosalee Snider of Gleason, TN.

Additional survivors include 17 grandchildren,  Jeff Gean, Jinny (Mark) Pritchett, Cindy (Phillip) Bailey, Eric (Becca) Chilcutt, Tiffany (Shannon) Rounds, Kelsi (Nic) Bray, Susan Abernathy, Cari (Wes) Malone, Jason (Beth) Barnett, Mami Cooper, Tina Gean, Lisa (Tim) Herbert, Chareese (Tod) Hastings, Kirby Pool, Karen (Bill) Everett, Kim (Will) Connors, and Troy Hysell;  38 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

Besides her parents and husbands, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce and son in law Chuck Abbott; one son, Bill Gean;  one brother, Roy Grissom; one grandchild, William Austin Kimbel; and three great grandchildren, Catie Pritchett, Aaden McCurley, and Jasper Pool.

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

Helen Lorene Wells

Helen Lorene Wells, age 97, of Springville, TN, died Friday, January 12, 2018, at Paris Healthcare Center. She was the widow of Fugate Flannery Wells, Jr. They married December 14, 1941, and he preceded her in death June 16, 1972.

Lorene was born January 16, 1920, in Springville, TN.  She was the daughter of the late Guy Bucy and the late Kat Wainscott Bucy. She was a retired LPN from the Henry County Medical Center after working 25 years. She also was a cook at the Henry County Jail during the service of her husband as Sheriff. Lorene was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Buchanan, TN.

Survivors include: a daughter: Ann (Charlie) Plunkett of Albany, GA; three sons: Robert (Anita) Wells of Paris, TN, James (Lisa) Wells and Joseph (Cathey) Wells both of Springville, TN; three brothers: James “Pete” (Carolyn) Bucy and Charles (Alice)Bucy both of Paris and Billy Bucy of Royal Oak, MI.  She has nine grandchildren: Rob Wells of Paris, Hunter (Lisa) Wells of Murfreesboro, TN, Amy (Bill) Rhodes of Memphis, TN, Robert  (Marcie) Wells of Tampa, FL, Greg  Wells of Nashville, TN, Mike (Anna Lura) Wells of Nashville, TN, Scott Wells of Marietta, GA, April (Jeff) McNutt of Memphis, TN, and Shane (Jeannie) Bostick of McKenzie, TN.

Additional survivors include 15 great children: Davis Wells, Landry Wells, Hank Rhodes, Madison Rhodes, Charley Rhodes, Margaret Ann Plunkett, Sarah Jane Plunkett, James Wells, Jessica Wells, Mary Scarlett Wells, Jonathan McNutt, Katelyn McNutt, Paxton Bostick, Hayden Bostick and Reagan Bostick.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son: Richard Wells; four brothers: Johnny Bucy, Carlos Bucy, JT Bucy and Bobby Bucy; and a great grandson: Tucker Wells.

Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren will serve as Pallbearers.

Ridgeway Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Visitation will be Saturday, January 20, 2018, after 11 AM until her funeral service. Her funeral service will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018, in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home at 1PM with Jimmy Farmer officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Friendship Baptist Church Building Fund 1385 Friendship Rd., Buchanan, TN, 38222.

Angie Wallis

Angie Wallis, age 97 of Seattle, WA, died Saturday, January 6, 2018, at her daughter’s residence in Lacey, WA.

 

She was a homemaker who operated an antique shop in her home.  She was Baptist in belief.

 

Angie was born July 7, 1920, in Wheeler, MS, to the late Noah Anderson and the late Ann Rowland Anderson.

 

She was married February 15, 1941, to James Henry Wallis, who preceded her in death on October 16, 1978.

 

She is survived by three daughters, Donna Ann Alexander of Seattle, WA, Vicki Wallis of Lacey, WA, and Janice (Gary) Benton of Paris, TN; one son, Jimmy Wallis of Seguin, TX; three grandchildren, Jessica (Casey) Shannon,  Sheri James, and Dr. Alex Alexander (Megan Gonzalez); and four great grandchildren.

 

Besides her parents and husband, Angie was also preceded in death by a grandson, Chris Alexander who died November 20, 2017. 

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN. Services have been cancelled due to bad weather.

 

Burial will follow the service in Marshall County Memory Gardens.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Melvyn Arnold

Melvyn Houston Arnold, age 79 of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.

 

Melvyn was a member of East Wood Church of Christ.   He was an over the road truck driver for over 30 years and drove for Factory & Steel Transportation in Waverly, TN.  After retirement, he drove for Norwood Construction in Paris.  He enjoyed bush hogging on his John Deere tractor.  

 

Melvyn was born November 9, 1938, in Bells, TN, to the late Thompson Lee Arnold and the late Florance Nichols Arnold.

 

He was married January 4, 1958, to Pauline “Polly” Valentine Arnold, who survives, of Paris, TN.

 

Along with his wife, he is also survived by two daughters, Terri (Jerry) Peale of Paris, TN, and Sherry Robbins of Paris, TN; one son, Mark (Velvet) Arnold o Paris, TN; two sisters, Sara Spitzer of Huntingdon, TN, and Helen Laman of Huntingdon, TN; one brother, Barry Arnold of Seymour, TN; six grandchildren, Patrick Peale, Josh (Kim) Robbins, Amanda (Trent) Dicus, Colt Robbins, Kacey (Tommy) Tull, and Dakota Arnold; and twelve great grandchildren.

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Arnold; and one grandson, Chase Arnold.

 

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

Services are Rescheduled. Visitation will be Sunday from 12 - 1 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home with the Funeral Service at 1:00 pm Sunday at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Roger Banks officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Patrick Peale, Colt Robbins, Dakota Arnold, Tommy Tull, Trent Dicus, and Lynn Laman. 

 

Burial will follow in Bethesda Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Lillie Parrott

Lillie Rockett Carroll Parrott, age 84 of Dresden, TN, died Monday, January 8, 2018, at her home.

 

She was a member of Lebanon Church of Christ in Dresden, TN.  She was a retired inspector from the Henry I. Siegel Co. in Gleason, TN.  Her hobbies included gardening, tending to her flowers, and working in her yard.

 

Born March 27, 1933, in Sharon, TN, she was the daughter of the late Johnny Lafayette Rockett and the late Vida Mae McGowan Rockett McWherter.

 

She is survived by six children, Brenda Miller of Parsons, TN, Regina Vines of Paris, TN, Sheila Daily of Decaturville, TN, Thomas Carroll of Chicago, IL, Ricky (Judy) Carroll of Dresden, TN and Mike Carroll also of Dresden, TN; and three sisters, Carolyn (Jerry) Moubray, Doris (Bobby) Powers, and Norma (Jerry) Redden all of Dresden, TN.

 

Additional survivors include 25 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 32 great great grandchildren.

 

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by former husbands, Homer Carroll and James Parrott; a sister, Martha Carroll; and three brothers, William Rockett, Jerrell Rockett, and Edward Rockett.

 

Family members will serve as Pallbearers.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 4 - 7 pm and continue on Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 11 am – 1 pm.  Her funeral service will be held Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

 

Burial will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery in Dresden, TN.

Keaby Sue Braswell

A memorial service for Keaby Sue Braswell, will be 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Westwood Pentecostal Church of God, Paris, TN.

 

Ms. Braswell, 51, died January 2, 2018 at McKenzie Regional Hospital ER. She was a homemaker and a member of Victory Fellowship Church, Paris. She was born May 5, 1966, to Bobby Joe and Mary Inez Scott Rainey. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Jeff Rainey.

 

Survivors include her son Jonathon (Taylor King) Braswell of Martin, brother Scottie (Cindy) Rainey of Henry, sister-in-law Pam Rainey, nieces and nephews Elizabeth Harper, Aaron Harper, Terry Joe(Jennifer) Rainey, Linn (Jason) Gamlin, Lisa (Jason) Rice and Kerry (Shannon) Mills.

Jean Hollingsworth Ross

Jean Hollingsworth Ross, age 76 of Big Sandy, TN, died Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN. 

She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Paris, TN and attended First Baptist Church of Big Sandy, TN.  She loved her family, her flowers, and fishing.

Jean was born August 18, 1941, in Henry County to the late Edgar Wales Robbins and the late Elsie Louise Hopkins Robbins.

She was married March 12, 1964, to Glenn Hollingsworth, who preceded her in death on August 2, 1997.  She later married Roy Ross on September 30, 2017, who survives, of Big Sandy, TN.

She is also survived by six children, Kenitha DeSaulnier of Paris, TN, Teresa (Tommy) Willis of Paris, TN, Tabby (Kenny) Barber of Springville, TN, Cheyenne (Nigel) Rudolph of Gainsville, FL, Summer (Bradley) Justice of Fullerton, CA, and Keith Chapman of Paris, TN; two stepchildren, Steve (Tracy) Ross of Clarksville, TN, and Marty (Hailey) Ross of Big Sandy, TN; three sisters, Priscilla Chapman of Paris, TN, Georgia Ramsay of Paris, TN, and Rowena (Shorty) Roney of Paris, TN; one stepsister, Carolyn (David) Yarbrough of Sun City, AZ; four brothers, Louis (Ann) Robbins of Mt. Juliet, TN, Monroe (Margie) Robbins of Paris, TN, Telly Robbins of Santa Clara, CA, and Eddie (Tina) Robbins of Paris, TN; two stepbrothers, Billy (Peggy) Grooms of Paris, TN, and Tommy Grooms of Milwaukee, WI; numerous grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and former husband, she was also preceded in death by three sons, Ronnie DeBartolo, Kenny Hollingsworth, and Mark Stewart; two sisters, Ruby Evans and Cindy Robbins; one stepsister, Barbara Johnson; one brother, Wales Robinson; and two stepbrothers, Robert Grooms and Jimmy Grooms.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, January 9, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Daryl Lewis and Jack Thacker officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Louis Robbins, Monroe Robbins, Telly Robbins, Eddie Robbins, Bill Lutz, and Vic Garcia.

Burial will be in Community Cemetery in Springville, TN.

Ray E. Perry

Mr. Ray E. Perry, age 87, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Paris Healthcare Rehab. His graveside service will be held Tuesday, 10:00 A.M. at Maplewood Cemetery with burial to follow. Bro. Charles Cate of Springville Church of Christ will officiate. Visitation will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Monday and after 9:00 A.M. Tuesday until 9:45 A.M. prior to leaving for the graveside service. Named as pallberes are: J-Michael French and James Foutch.

Mr. Perry was born June 21, 1930 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Raymond E. Perry, Sr. and raised by his step-father Claude A. McBride and his mother Lorene Owen McBride, both preceded. He is also preceded by a son-in-law: Ted Francisco, a grandchild: Justin David Perry and his sister: Dorothy P. McClung.

Mr. Perry is survived by his wife: Nancy Windsor Perry of Paris, Tennessee who he married on November 23, 1967. He is also survived by his daughter: Gay Francisco of Springville, Tennessee and his son: David R. (Cassandra) Perry of Paris, Tennessee. Grandchildren: Jenna Francisco Ozier, Laura Francisco (J-Michael) French, and Christy Perry (Bill) Anderson. Great-grandchildren: Keeleigh Foutch, Jocelynn Ozier, Jewel Ozier, Lauren Anderson, Lindsey Anderson and Tripp Anderson. 
 
Ray was a longtime member of Springville Church of Christ. He was formerly employed at Emerson Electric and Celotex Corp.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Caldwell "Red" Boden Jr.

Mr. Caldwell "Red" Boden Jr. of Paris, Tennessee, passed away at the age of 91 at his residence Friday, January 5, 2018.

The funeral service will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 9 with Pastor Joe Hansen and Bro. Gary Collier both of First United Methodist Church officiating; burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will also be at McEvoy Funeral Home 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. Monday, with Masonic Rites to be administered at 6:30 P.M. and visitation will begin after 10:00 A.M. Tuesday until time of service. Named as Pallbearers are Mike Bemiss, Donovan Bemiss, Mike Peterson, Jeffrey Miller, and Blake Miller.

Mr. Caldwell "Red" Boden was born July 29, 1926 in Paris Tennessee to the late Caldwell Boden who preceded in 1954 and Gustava Weaks Boden who preceded in 1973. He was also preceded by his first wife Francis Nance Boden who passed away September 17, 1976 and also preceded by a son Donald Miller.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Mosley Boden of Paris, Tennessee who he married December 3, 1988. Three daughters: Susan (Doug) Dillon of St. Petersburg, Florida, Debra (Mike) Peterson of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Terry (Mike) Bemiss of Bowling Green, Kentucky; Two sons: Mark (Cory) Boden of Gunnersville, Alabama and Jeffrey (Joy) Miller of Bowling Green, Kentucky; Grandchildren: Arron (Sarah) Boden, Donovan (Nicole) Bemiss, Brooke Bemiss, Blake Miller, Rachel Miller, Devon (Brian) Rodgers; Great-Grandchildren: Zoe Buchanon, Taylor Bemiss, and Logan Bemiss.

Mr. Boden attended the First United Methodist Church and was a WWII Army Veteran and later a member of the Tennessee National Guard. He worked and retired from Holley Carburetor as a Mechanical Engineer, working as a trouble shooter at whichever plant he was needed. Caldwell was a Ham radio operator, also enjoyed making cap and ball pistols. He loved his lake cabin and going boating.

Memorials may be made to: First United Methodist Church, Food Pantry, P.O. Box 25, Paris, TN 38242

Jamie Weatherly

Mrs. Jamie Brite Weatherly, age 86, of Paris, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Her funeral will be 11:00 A.M. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Paris with Pastor Joe Hansen officiating. Named as pallbearers are: John Taylor, Chad Clement, Thomas "Bub" Edwards, Matt Matheny, Phillip Massey, and John Kane with honorary pallbearers: Curtis Jones, Mike Clement, and Mike Valentine. Burial will follow the service in Palestine Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled on Thursday from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. at McEvoy Funeral Home and on Friday at the church after 9:00 A.M. until time of service.

Jamie Brite Weatherly was born on August 6, 1931 in Henry, Tennessee to the late James Lemuel Brite and the late Winnie Sue Cobb Brite. She married Robert Clay "Bob" Weatherly on April 1, 1950 and he preceded her in death on January 30, 2010. She is survived by her daughter: Frances "Fran" (Michael) Jenkins of Paris; son: James Robert "Jim Bob" (Terri) Weatherly of Springville; grandchildren: Clifford James (Monica) Brogdon of Paris, Adam Robert (Cassie Jo) Weatherly of Paris, and Cassie Marie Weatherly of Springville; great grandchildren: Clay Michael Weatherly of Springville, Drew Robert Weatherly of Paris, Hailey and Hayden Hixson of Paris. Jamie is also preceded in death by two great grandchildren: Carly-Jo Maree Weatherly and Tate Jerald Weatherly, and by a special cousin: Bobbye McDaniel.

Mrs. Weatherly was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church and the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class, and was active in the FUMC. She was Co-Founder and former owner operator of Weatherly's Central Electric. She was an avid genealogist and charter member of Henry County Genealogical Society. She was a "Super Donor" in the Lifeline Blood Mobile, a member of Friends of the Library, and an active volunteer of Henry County Helping Hands.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: First United Methodist Church, c/o Food Pantry or FUMC Helping Hand Day, P.O. Box 25, Paris, TN 38242.

Rachell Milam Kennon Stigall

Rachell Milam Kennon Stigall, age 37 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the St. Thomas Rutherford County Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN.

Born March 27, 1980 she was the daughter of the late James Edward “PeteO” Milam and Stephanie Green of Springville, TN. 

Rachell attended the Apostolic Chapel. She had formerly worked at Kroger and Nobel Automotive. Rachell loved all animals especially dogs.

In addition to her mother, survivors include Kathleen Milam who has raised her since age 9, of Paris; two children: Ashlyn Kennon of Paris and Aaron Kennon and his special friend Jessica Hearn of Henry, TN; a sister: Misty (Steven) O’Brien of Paris; grandparents: Bob and Ina Milam of Buchanan, TN; nieces: Kalee O’Brien and Madison Stone; nephews: Ethan O’Brien and Devin Stone; her former husband: Jason Kennon of Clarksville, TN; and her beloved dog, Nyla.

Along with her father, she was preceded in death by her brother Jerry Stone.

Ridgeway Funeral Home will be handling her arrangements. Visitation will be Saturday, January 6, 2018, from 4-7PM.  Her graveside service will be Sunday, January 7, 2018, at 1:30 PM at the Henry County Tabernacle Cemetery, with Dwight Turner officiating.

Pallbearers for the service are Don Green, Jr., Zane Green, Jason Green, Franklin Hutchinson, Greg Bradshaw, Brian Kennon, Matthew Merrell and Jason Corbitt.

Memorials may be made to the Rachel Stigall Family c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home PO Box 788, Paris, TN, 38242 or at ridgewayfuneralhome.com

George Klossing

George Robert Klossing, age 80, of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at his residence.  He is survived by his wife Sandra Slaton Klossing whom he married June 6, 1963.

Born February 22, 1937, in Dallas City, IL, he was the son of the late Floyd Edward Klossing and the late Alma Mae Kaminski Klossing. He retired from the USDA as a meat inspector after working 39 years.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, NRA (National Rifle Association) and an honorary member and former president of the Henry County Gun Club. George was an avid sportsman who formerly taught Hunters Safety Classes.

In addition to his wife, survivors include: three daughters: Denise (Barry) Brogdon of Paris, Teresa Mason of Fredericksburg, VA and Kimberli (Eddie) Moore of Bradford, TN; three siblings: Eleanor (Wendell) Link, Betty Olson and Ed (Rita) Klossing all of Illinois; five grandchildren: Sean Mason, Shelby (Cameron) Courtney, Collin Mason, Hannah and Elizabeth Moore and a great grandchild: Kayleigh Courtney.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Charlotte Kipling and a son in law Tony Neese.

Family members will serve as Pallbearers with Joe Houston and Nelson White serving as Honorary Pallbearers.

Ridgeway Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Visitation will be Saturday January 6, 2018, from 4-7 pm and continue on Sunday, January 7, 2018 after 12 PM until the funeral service. His funeral will be Sunday, January 7, 2018, at 2PM in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Otis Hinton and Paul Setlech officiating.

Burial will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for memorials to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org or to the charity of the donor’s Choice.

Frances Cowsert

Frances Jean Cowsert, age 73 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Town Square Care in Puryear, TN.

 

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Paris, TN.  She enjoyed knitting and embroidery.

 

Jean was born October 29, 1944, in Evansville, IL, to the late Paul Dean Garrison and the late Jessie Lyman Garrison.

 

She was married February 22, 1974, to Roy Eugene Cowsert, who survives, of Paris, TN.

 

Along with her husband, she is also survived by four children, Patricia (Scott) Kunath of Paris, TN, Crystal (Ken) Morgan of Paris, TN, Kelly Floyed of Wood River, IL, and Vince (Cathy) Floyed of South Roxanna, IL; one sister, Anna Ellis of Imperial, MO; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, Kerry Floyed.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated with a celebration of life to be held Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Christ Lutheran Church’s regular worship service at 10:30 am at 3235 Highway 79, Paris, TN 38242.

Jamie Weatherly

Mrs. Jamie Brite Weatherly, age 86, of Paris, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Her funeral will be 11:00 A.M. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Paris with Pastor Joe Hansen officiating. Named as pallbearers are: John Taylor, Chad Clement, Thomas "Bub" Edwards, Matt Matheny, Phillip Massey, and John Kane with honorary pallbearers: Curtis Jones, Mike Clement, and Mike Valentine. Burial will follow the service in Palestine Cemetery.

Lottie Mae Kuykendall Orr

Lottie Mae Kuykendall Orr, age 90 of Puryear, TN. died Monday January 1, 2018 at her residence in Puryear.

She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of North Fork Baptist Church.  She was a very special grandmother who loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren very much. 

Lottie Mae was born on November 27, 1927 in Puryear, TN to the late Orie Wilson Kuykendall and Ella Odessa Orr Kuykendall.

She married Telus Orr on October 19, 1946 and he preceded her in death on February 13, 2005.

She is survived by her one son, Rickie (Judy) Orr of Puryear, TN; one daughter-in-law,  Evelyn Orr of Puryear, TN; four grandchildren, Melanie (Audie) Antonino of Paris TN, Jodie (Jennifer) Orr of Jackson, TN,  Russ (Wendy) Orr of Puryear, TN, and Jamie (Scarlet) Orr of Puryear, TN;  eight great grandchildren, Caleb Orr, Sarah Cate Orr, Griffin Orr, Emma Laine Orr, Khloe Antonino, Paxton Bostick, Hayden Bostick, and Reagan Bostick.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Freddie Joe Orr on October 11, 2016; four sisters, L.B. Spann, Bernice Ovella Fletcher, Sylvia Kuykendall and Oyna Orr;  three brothers,  Dorris Kuykendall, Harold Lloyd Kuykendall, and Orie Wilson “Junior” Kuykendall Jr.; and one sister and one brother in infancy.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St. Paris, TN, where visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 4 – 7 pm.  Visitation will continue on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at North Fork Baptist Church from 11 am – 1 pm with the service at 1:00 pm at North Fork Baptist Church with Malcolm Norton and Chad Kennedy officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Russ Orr, Jodie Orr, Jamie Orr, Audie Antonino, Caleb Orr, Griffin Orr, Paxton Bostick, and Hayden Bostick.

Burial will follow in Paschall Cemetery in Puryear, TN.

Bud Hudspeth

Bud Hudspeth died Sunday, December 31, 2017, at his home in Paris.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years Nora Sue Keymon Hudspeth of Paris.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 - 8 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home and Thursday from 10 - 11 am at Bridge of Hope in Paris with the Funeral Service at 11:00 am Thursday at Bridge of Hope. 

William “Bill” Bussey

William “Bill” Bussey, age 74 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, December 31, 2017, at the Henry County Healthcare Center. 

Bill was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church.  He was a retired police officer from the City of Paris after 20 and half years of service.  Prior to working for the City of Paris, he retired from the TVA police after 23 years, where he served as Chief of the Western District, which spanned from Kentucky to Chattanooga.  He also was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.  Bill enjoyed playing golf, driving his two hot rods, and spending time with his beloved dog Tilly. 

Born November 19, 1943, in Mayfield, KY, he was the son of the late Willie Bussey and the late Mary Pauline Perryman Bussey.

Bill is survived by his wife Wanda Forrest Bussey of Paris.  They were married June 19, 1996.  Along with his wife, survivors include one son, Tony Bussey of Chattanooga, TN; one sister, Betty (Larry) Treas of Benton, KY, and two grandchildren, Nikki Reck and Will Bussey.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by one brother, Robert “Bob” Bussey.

Ridgeway Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Ridgeway Funeral Home from 11 am – 1pm, with his funeral service to follow at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home conducted by Emily Walker.

Pallbearers for the service are Scott Treas, John Treas, Vince Doon, Daryl Stalls, Mark Archer and Dickie Bomar.  Ed Reagor and Larry Treas are named as Honorary Pallbearers.

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

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

Lois V. Wallace

Lois V. Wallace of Surprise, Arizona passed away on December 17, 2017 under hospice care at her assisted living home in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Lois was born in Pope, Mississippi on November 26, 1923 to her late parents Lois M. Vick, an early female graduate of the University of Mississippi, and Samuel B. Vick, a major league baseball player with the New York Yankees from 1917- 1920 and the Boston Red Sox until 1922. 

Lois was preceded in death by her husband Robert C. Wallace, a Certified Public Accountant who owned his own accounting firm in Paris, Tennessee and was active in a number of professional and charity organizations.  Lois is survived by her son, Dr. Robert C. Wallace (Julie) and daughter Roanne Wallace, both of Phoenix, and two grandchildren, Kellie Nick (Chandler) and Robert F. Wallace of Phoenix.

Lois was a graduate of Mississippi State College for Women and received an MS degree in home economics from the University of Tennessee with specialties in textiles and clothing, child development, and related art.  Prior to raising children, Lois taught on college and high school levels.  Lois was an advocate of early childhood education and through her work with local school superintendents, principals, teachers, and librarians and with help from the U.S. Department of Education, she founded an organization in Paris, Tennessee to help advance early education. 

Lois also authored articles on early childhood education appearing in Tennessee and Arizona newspapers.  Lois was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Paris, Tennessee and following her move to the Valley in 1999, joined Desert Palms Presbyterian Church in Sun City.  Lois resided in Surprise, Arizona until she moved to assisted living in 2016. 

A memorial service will be held for Lois at 2:00 pm on January 6, 2018 in the Chapel of Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, 4455 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in her name to Barrow Neurological Foundation, 350 West Thomas Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85013, made online at www.supportbarrow.org/donate, or by calling 602-406-3041.

Ridgeway Funeral Home is handling local arrangements. Her body is to be entombed in the Rose Lawn Mausoleum, located in Paris,TN.

Francis Jean Cowsert

Frances Jean Cowsert, age 73 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Town Square Care in Puryear, TN.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Paris, TN.  She enjoyed knitting and embroidery.

Jean was born October 29, 1944, in Evansville, IL, to the late Paul Dean Garrison and the late Jessie Lyman Garrison.

She was married February 22, 1974, to Roy Eugene Cowsert, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with her husband, she is also survived by four children, Patricia (Scott) Kunath of Paris, TN, Crystal (Ken) Morgan of Paris, TN, Kelly Floyed of Wood River, IL, and Vince (Cathy) Floyed of South Roxanna, IL; one sister, Anna Ellis of Imperial, MO; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, Kerry Floyed.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated with a celebration of life to be held Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Christ Lutheran Church’s regular worship service at 10:30 am at 3235 Highway 79, Paris, TN 38242.

Margaret Smith Foust

Mrs. Margaret Smith Foust, age 88, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at her residence. Her funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Cliff Evans to officiate. Named as pallbearers are Jimmy Pinson, Byron Foust, Paul Putman, John Putman, Kyle Jackson, and John Foust. Burial will follow the service in Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled on Saturday, after 12:00 P.M. until time of service.

Mrs. Foust was born on April 12, 1929 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Archie L. Smith and the late Aseline Tucker Smith. She was also preceded by her husband Roy Lee Foust, who passed away on November 8, 1952 and were wed on May 30, 1998. Margaret is survived  by her sister: Mary Katherine Jackson of Paris and by her nephews: John (Karen) Foust, Byron (Peggy) Foust, Paul (Susan) Jackson, and James Hicks. In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret is also preceded in death by her son: William Patrick Foust (October 12, 2017), by a sister: Helen Louise Smith, and by a brother: Billy Edward Smith.

Margaret Foust was a member of First United Methodist Church in Paris. She worked in the office at the local Board of Public Utilities.

Nora A. McNeal

Mrs. Nora A. McNeal, 68, of Paris died Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center.

A private family burial was held in Maplewood Cemetery here in Paris. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Georgia.

Nora was born on March 11, 1949, in Paris to the Willie V. and Farrysee Lightfoot Tharpe. She was a homemaker and a Church of Christ.

Nora is survived by two daughters, Dwon Moss Johnson and Sonya Moss (Fred) Mapp; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her mother, Farrysee Tharpe; her sisters, Willie Mae Hickson, Vivian Ann (Paul) Austell, Velma Ann Harley and Sedria Refoe; her ex-husband, Jerome Moss and a host of nieces, nephews, others relatives and friends.

Nora was preceded in death by her father and two sisters.

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Wayne Thomas Boyd

Mr. Wayne Thomas Boyd, age 34, of Paris, TN, passed away, Saturday, December 23, 2017.  He was born June 17, 1983 in Fairfax, VA, son of the late Wayne and Patricia Boyd Staton.  Mr. Boyd served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War.  He was a graduate of Henry County High School and worked as a deckhand with Inland Barge Co.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Charles Staton, and maternal grandparents, Robert and Lindsey Boyd.

Survivors include his sister, Sueann Toombs (Michael) Dover, TN, nephew, Coby Toombs, Dover, TN, and paternal grandmother, Carol Staton, Amissville, VA.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 pm Friday, December 29, 2017 at Anglin Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Warpool and Rev. David Whitehead officiating.  Burial will be in the Stewart County Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the time of service on Friday.  Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are entrusted to Anglin Funeral Home. 

Tracy Rabey

Former Henry Countian, Tracy Lane Rabey, age 52 of Dallas, TX, died Thursday, November 30, 2017, in Dallas, TX.

He was a sales consultant for various automobile dealerships in Dallas, TX.  He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Paris.

Tracy was born September 13, 1965, in Paris, TN, to his father, the late Roger Rabey who died in Vietnam and his mother, Mary Bess Fielder Baker and her husband Sonny Baker that raised Tracy who referred to him as Dad, who both survive of Paris, TN.

Along with his mother, he is also survived by one daughter, Olivia Rabey of Dallas, TX; two sons, Nicholas Rabey and Max Rabey, both of Dallas, TX; one sister, Andrea (David) Bevill of Buchanan, TN; one brother, Roger “Skip” (Kim) Rabey of Rockton, IL; and nieces and nephews, Jason Rabey, Jessica (Parke) Homesly, Jarrod Rabey, Jordan Rabey, Alysha Bevil and Evan Bevill. Locally, Tracy is also survived by aunts and uncles, along with numerous cousins.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where memorial visitation will be Saturday, December 30, 2017, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, with the memorial service beginning at 12:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Chad Kennedy officiating.

Joshua Hoppers

Joshua Ray Hoppers, age 18 of Paris, TN, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 in Paris.

Josh worked at Tank Lining of Paris.  He loved basketball and spending time with his family.  He was very excited to be expecting his first child in April with his fiancé, Starla Luhellier of Paris, TN.

He was born May 29, 1999 in Marion, IL to parents, Donald and Megan Lizon Hoppers who survive of Paris, TN. 

Besides his parents, and fiancé, Josh is also survived by one sister, Ava Lizon of Paris, TN; one brother, Dustin Hoppers of Paris, TN and Johnathen Morris of Paris who was raised like a brother;  grandmother, Mary Odam of West Frankfort, IL; grandfather, Butch Hoppers West Frankfort, IL; great grandmother, Eithel Odam of West Frankfort, IL; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Josh was preceded in death by a grandfather, Ronald Lizon in 1987; and a grandmother, Elaine Duncan Lizon on December 17, 2017.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Thursday, December 28, 2017, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, with the funeral service to begin at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Benton Memorial Gardens in Camden, TN.

Hiram Washum

Mr. Hiram E. Washum, age 63, of Murray, Kentucky formerly of Paris passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at his residence. His celebration of life will be held 4:00 P.M. on Friday December 29, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Pastor James Travis of the Church of the Living God officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled on Friday after 1:00 P.M. until time of service.

Mr. Washum was born on February 27, 1954 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Ernest Washum and to Elma Louise Washum who survives in Paris. He married: Judith Rice Washum, who survives in Hazel, Kentucky on September 27, 1992. Hiram is also
survived his daughter: Kimberly (Carl) Varnado of Phoenix, Arizona; sons: Rhunia (Rebeca) Rice of San Antonio, Texas and Reed (Noelia) Rice of Chicago, Illinois; sisters: Patricia Washum of Chicago, Illinois, Jo Carolyn (Eddie) Dupree of Bruceton, Tennessee, Debbie (Charles) Cowan and Erica (J.W.) Foster, all of  Paris, Tennessee; brother: Tim (Theresa) Washum of Murray, Kentucky; twelve grandchildren; uncle: Charles Michael Kinley of Paris; several nieces, nephews and a host of cousins.  Hiram is also preceded by: a son: Eric Rice, and a brother: Antonia Washum.

Mr. Washum became a member of the Church of the Living God at an early age. He formerly worked at Jack Jones Flowers of Paris, Tecumseh formerly of Paris, and the Burlington Railroad of Cicero, Illinois. Hiram worked and retired from Ken Lake Foods of Murray, Kentucky in 2009.

Memorials may be made to: the American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Affiliate, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692

Joshua Ray Hoppers

Joshua Ray Hoppers, age 18 of Paris, TN, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 in Paris.

Josh worked at Tank Lining of Paris.  He loved basketball and spending time with his family.  He was very excited to be expecting his first child in April with his fiancé, Starla Luhellier of Paris, TN.

He was born May 29, 1999 in Marion, IL to parents, Donald and Megan Lizon Hoppers who survive of Paris, TN. 

Besides his parents, and fiancé, Josh is also survived by one sister, Ava Lizon of Paris, TN; one brother, Dustin Hoppers of Paris, TN and Johnathen Morris of Paris who was raised like a brother;  grandmother, Mary Odam of West Frankfort, IL; grandfather, Butch Hoppers West Frankfort, IL; great grandmother, Eithel Odam of West Frankfort, IL; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Josh was preceded in death by a grandfather, Ronald Lizon in 1987; and a grandmother, Elaine Duncan Lizon on December 17, 2017.

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

Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later.

Chase Alan Arnold

Chase Alan Arnold, age 21 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, December 21, 2017, in Paris.

He worked as a welder at Tank Lining in Paris.  He was a 2016 graduate of Henry County High School.  He was an avid Pokémon and Yugih gamer, and a Dragon Ball Z and Harry Potter collector.

Chase was born October 16, 1996. 

He is survived by his parents, Mark & Velvet Carter Arnold of Paris, TN; locally by one sister, Kacey (Tommy) Tull, and one brother, Dakota Arnold both of Paris; out-of-town sisters, Faye Allen and Louanna Allen both of Newport, TN; out-of-town brothers, Billy Allen of Newport, TN, and John Allen Tyrrell of Colorado; grandparents, Dell & Valerie Carter of Paris, TN, and Melvyn & Polly Arnold of Paris, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

Memorials may be made to:  The Chase Arnold Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242, or you may give at the donations tab above.

Doris Neal

Doris Evelyn Neal, age 83 of Buchanan, TN, died Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.

 

She retired from R.S. Owens in Chicago, IL, where she assisted in the making of the official Oscar awards.  She formerly worked at Bruce-Warrer in Buchanan, TN.  She loved her grandchildren and her animals, and enjoyed gardening.

 

Doris was born April 22, 1934, in Huntsville, AL to the late Ernest Northcutt and the late Jessie Stewart Takaoka.

 

She was married December 3, 1950, to Grady Nolen Neal, who survives, of Buchanan, TN.

 

Along with her husband, she is also survived by four children, Debbie (Harold) Charles of Buchanan, TN, Patsy (Mark) Kiefer of Chicago, IL, Lois (Robert) Palmer of Buchanan, TN, and Vicki (Walter) Miranda of Wauconda, IL; two sisters, Linda Shaiman of Venice Beach, FL, and Jerry Smetak of Venice Beach, FL; one brother, Wayne Northcutt of Moore, OK; eight grandchildren, Mark Kiefer, Jr., Kristin Murphy, Joey Charles, Lucas Palmer, Samuel Palmer, Taylor Miranda, Sydney Miranda, Lexi Miranda; four great grandchildren, Peyton Charles, Stephen Kiefer, Owen Kiefer, Virgil Palmer, and one on the way.   

 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Northcutt and Joel Northcutt.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, December 23, 2017, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Chad Kennedy officiating.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Palmer, Harold Charles, Walter Miranda, Mark Kiefer, Joey Charles, and Samuel Palmer.

 

Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to:  Paris-Henry County Animal Shelter, PO Box 670, Paris, TN 38242.

Jerry Watkins

Jerry "Poppy" Watkins, age 62 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday morning in Paris, TN. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated. 

There will be a Celebration of life Thursday, December 21, 2017, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Paris Country Club.

Elaine Lizon

Elaine Duncan Lizon, age 73 of Mansfield, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at her daughter’s residence in Paris, TN.

Elaine spent much of her life as a homemaker.  She was a member of Open Doors Community Church in Paris.  She enjoyed sewing and reading books and loved her grandchildren very much.

She was born March 11, 1944 in Chicago, IL to the late William Robert Duncan and the late Violet Olga Lathrop Duncan.

Elaine was married to Ronald T. Lizon on September 3, 1971 and he preceded in death on January 6, 1987. 

She is survived by six daughters, Megan (Donald) Hoppers of Paris, TN, Melanie Lizon Piggott of Peninsula, OH, Kristina (Ben) Mershon of Ashton, IL, Sharie McKeithan of Gleason, TN, Laurie (Don) Myers of Mokena, IL, and Kerry (Daniel) Lizon Wilkosz of Ann Arbor, MI;  one son, Scott Stephenson of Princeton, IL;  many grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Elaine was also preceded in death by one daughter, Peggy Lizon; and one son, Ronald Lizon.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  There will be a graveside service at 1:00 pm Friday, December 22, 2017 at Twin Grove Cemetery in Steward, IL.  Family will serve as pallbearers. 

James Hershberger

James Lee “Batman” Hershberger, age 48 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN.

 

James was a former motorcycle mechanic for Canton Cycles in Canton, OH.  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Canton, OH.  He loved his wife, children and grandchildren very much and he enjoyed riding motorcycles.

 

He was born May 5, 1969 in Canton, OH to the late Amedius James Hershberger and the late Audrey Victoria Strychalski Rhodes.

 

James was married on April 30, 1993 to Allison Marie Hupp Hershberger and she survives of Paris, TN.  He is also survived by one daughter, Brittany Brandt of DeFuniak Springs, FL;  five sons, Phillip Popa of Beach City, OH, Nick Popa of DeFuniak Springs, FL, Sean (Angie) Popa of Brewster, OH, Stephen “Robbie” (Susan) Witt of Paris, TN, and Coty Bragg of Cuyahoga Falls, OH;  one sister, Alesha (Joe) Arreguin of Canton, OH;  one brother, Andrew (Stephanie) Strychalski of Canton, OH; five step brothers and sisters; eight grandchildren;  and special friends, Jimmy and Carol Glisson of Puryear, TN, and Hank Vogel of Paris, TN.

 

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

Arlon Clifton "A.C." Williams

Arlon Clifton “A.C.”  Williams, age 88 of Paris, TN, died Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Town Square Care of Puryear in Puryear, TN. 

A.C. was Methodist.  He was a retired truck driver from Roadway Express.  He loved the outdoors and especially fishing, hunting and camping.  A jack of all trades, he enjoyed restoring old cars and raising hunting dogs.

Born December 20, 1928 in Paris, TN, he was the son of the late Clifton David Williams and the late Ruby Wright Williams.

A.C. was formerly married to Hazel O. Williams for 45 years and she preceded him in death.

He is survived by three daughters, Gail Williams, Nancy Cargill and Linda Williams all of Paris, TN;  five grandchildren, Kimberly Lynn Serrano, Todd Clifton Williams, Jasen Douglas Williams, Michael J. (Megan) Higgins, and Joshua Alton Stanfill;  ten great grandchildren,  Marisa Bernal, Ryan Bernal, Storm Serrano , Colt Serrano, Blaze Williams, Starlee Williams, Ava Higgins, Aiden Higgins, Ashton Higgins, and Anderson Higgins; and a great nephew, Michael Odom.   

Besides his parents and former wife, A.C. was also preceded in death by one sister, Modena Odom; one brother, Leon Williams; and one grandson, Michael Wayne Williams. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where his visitation will be Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm and Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 9:30 – 10:30 am.  The service will be Graveside at Antioch Cemetery at 11:00 am Thursday, December 21, 2017 with Brian Wimberley officiating.  Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery in Springville, TN.

Kathy Hunter

Kathy Hunter, age 65 of Springville, TN, died Saturday, December 16, 2017 at her home.

She was Baptist and she enjoyed and loved her flowers.  Kathy formerly worked at Emerson Electric and also worked in customer service at Allegro Fine Foods for 9 years.

Kathy was born March 24, 1952 in Paris, TN to the late Carl Edward Compton and the late Myrtle Irene Jobe Compton.

She was married on September 26, 1973 to Michael Hunter and he survives of Springville, TN. 

Besides her parents, Kathy was also preceded in death by three sisters, Martha Pierce, Mary Goddard, and Barbara Lee; and two brothers, Pete Compton and Barry Compton. 

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

Joe Hendrix

Mr. Joe R. Hendrix, age 82 of Paris passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 at his residence. His body is to be cremated and his memorial service will be at 11:00AM Friday, December 22, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Marty Arnold officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00PM Thursday, December 21, 2017 and after 9:00AM Friday.

Joe R. Hendrix was born November 25, 1935 in Springville, TN to the late Closson E. "Shorty" Hendrix and the late Lula Mae Wilson Hendrix. On September 21, 1957 he married Jettie McClure Hendrix and she survives in Paris, TN. He is also survived by two daughters: Anita (Russell) Rogers and Renae (Bryant) Peale, all of Paris; three sons: Chris (Brenda) Hendrix of Puryear, TN; Randy (Cheryl) Hendrix of Paris; and Paul (Amanda) Hendrix of Paris; one sister, Mary Hendrix of Paris; eleven grandchildren: Michael Hendrix, Amanda Paschall, Bridget Hendrix, Mark Hendrix, Julia Hendrix, Emily Hendrix, Morgan Bruce, Madison Barnhill, Adam Rogers, Andrew Peale, and Levi Peale; five great grandchildren: Sophie Hendrix, Beth Hendrix, Allie Paschall, Addie Paschall, and A.J. Paschall; and special friends: Matt Goetz, Mark "Bama" Boutwell, Jeff Seaton, and Dale Hastings.

Besides his parents, Mr. Hendrix was also preceded in death by a brother, Jimmie Hendrix in 1945 at the age of seven.

Mr. Hendrix was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and attended Johnson Chapel United Methodist Church. He retired from the Tennessee division of Forestry Department and he enjoyed playing golf. He wrote "Thoughts For Today" for the Paris Post Intelligencer and he has written a book titled "The Age of Christianity and Conservatism".

Memorials for Mr. Hendrix may be made in his honor to: St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959

James "Randy" Canady

James Randall “Randy” Canady, age 56 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

He was a member of the Paris-Henry County Rescue Squad for 20 years, where he served as former captain.  He also was a 26 year member of the Puryear Volunteer Fire Department & Oakland Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as former chief.  He was Church of Christ in belief.

Randy was born June 19, 1961, in Chicago, IL, to the late James Franklin Canady and Jo Ann Crouch Canady Hudgins, who survives, of Paris, TN.

He was married March 16, 2013, to Tammy Medlock Canady, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife and mother, he is also survived by one daughter, Amanda (Stephen) Gafford of Paris, TN; one son, Michael (Heather) Canady of Paris, TN; one stepdaughter, Cheyenne Medlock of Memphis, TN; one stepson, Gunner French of Paris, TN; one sister, Pam (Randy) McClain of Paris, TN; one brother, Kevin (Jane) Canady of Paris, TN; seven grandchildren, Levi Rabey, Addison Gafford, Chase Gafford, Hannah Canady, Brady Bratton, Hailey Bratton, and Erin Bratton; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by one stepson, Cameron Medlock; and one niece, Charlene Canady.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, December 19, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Wednesday, December 20, 2017, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Craig Peevyhouse officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Howard Powell, George Haynes, Danny Tucker, Brady Bratton, James Martin, Justin Silvester, Alan Knowles, and Eugene Gafford.   Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Paris Henry County Rescue Squad, and the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department.

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

Memorials may be made to the Randy Canady Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.

Hazel Carter

Mrs. Hazel J. Carter, age 96 of Springville, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at her residence. Her funeral service will be 2:00PM Monday, December 18, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Edward Smith of Kentucky Lake Road Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00PM Sunday and after 12:00PM Monday.

Hazel Carter was born November 23, 1921 in Leslie County, Kentucky to the late Clarence Jones and the late Zella Pennington Jones. She was formerly married to Fred Marvin Carter and he preceded her in death in 1992. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ruth Sloan; two brothers: Calvin Jones and Lee Jones; a grandchild, Amy Elizabeth Carter; and one great grandchild.

Mrs. Carter is survived by a daughter, Novalee Green of Springville, TN; two sons: Samuel (Donna) Carter of Pittsboro, IN and Raymond (Darlene) Carter of Millington, TN; a sister, Bernice White of Murray, KY; two sisters-in-law: Dora Jones of Avon, IN and Edith Jones of Harlan, KY; five grandchildren: Sarah Elizabeth (Brian) Scott, Kim (Shawn) Pribble, Angela (Dave) Roberts, Danielle Harrison, and Jeffery Ray (Michelle) Carter; ten great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Mrs. Carter was a member of Kentucky Lake Road Church of Christ. She was an L.P.N. and worked in the nursery at Henry County Medical Center. She enjoyed sewing and made quilts for her grandchildren and her great grandchildren.


Joy Smith

Joy Fair Wade Smith age 88 of Springville, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at her residence. Her funeral will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, December 17, 2017 with Bro. Dwight Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Walker Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are: Russell Smith, Lanny Smith, Marlon Smith, Mitchell Smith, Jim Bellis, Justin Smith, Colton Smith, and James Bellis, Jr. Visitation is scheduled from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. on Saturday and again on Sunday after 12:00 P.M. until time of service.

Joy Fair Wade Smith was born on December 16, 1928 in Whitlock, Tennessee to the late Pleasant Allen Wade and the late Calie Bailey Wade. She married Charles Brummitt Smith on May 21, 1954 and he preceded her in death on March 14, 2006. Joy is survived by her daughter: Robin (Jim) Bellis of Springville; his four sons: Russell (Sue) Smith, Lanny Smith, Marlon (Tammy) Smith, and Mitchell (Vicki) Smith, all of Springville; three grandchildren: Justin Smith, Colton Smith, and James Bellis, Jr.; also by nephews and other special friends. Mrs. Smith is also preceded by her two sisters: Gelaine Wade and Cassa Yarborough and a brother: James Maston Wade.

Mrs. Smith worked for Southern Bell Telephone Company as an operator. She was a full time Homemaker and a member of Birds Creek Baptist Church. Joy enjoyed family time and going for daily drives.

Carl Raines

Mr. Carl "Buddy" Raines, age 89 of Paris, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at his daughter's residence. His funeral service will be at 11:00AM Saturday, December 16, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Gary Doughten of Maplewood Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Puryear City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00PM Friday, and after 9:00AM Saturday. Pallbearers will be Mike McNutt, Dylan McNutt, Troy Bruce, Milton Peale, Bryant Peale, and Jason Raines. Honorary Pallbearers will be Pete Bucy and The Men's Friendship Sunday School Class.

Carl T. Raines was born April 30, 1928 to the late Johnny Raines and the late Hynda McFadden Berry. On July 9, 1948, he married Beatrice Jean Hart Raines and she preceded him in death on November 16, 2016. Buddy was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Raines; a grandson, James Daniel McNutt; and a step-father, Tony Berry.

Mr. Raines is survived by a daughter, Kim (Mike) McNutt of Paris, TN; Larry (Pat) Raines of Paris, TN; three grandchildren: Jason (Natalie) Raines, Dylan McNutt, and Brittany Espinosa (Aaron Carrizales); 9 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; and special friends and caregivers: Shannon Parker and Dezra Huddleston.

Mr. Raines was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church. He retired from Holley Carburetor in Paris after many years. He was a United States Veteran serving in WWII and a member of the Paris Masonic Lodge #108.

Mary Tharpe

Ms. Airlean Mary Tharpe, 91, of Springville died Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at her residence.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Rawls Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ivey Jamison officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at noon on Saturday at the funeral home.

She was born on May 5, 2017, to the late Burnie and Jo Ann Fenner Tharpe in Henry County, Tennessee.

Airlean was educated in the Henry County School System. She was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church, Order of Eastern Star # 1953, Sister to Sister Club, retired Emerson Electric and H.I.S. Employee.

She leaves to cherish her memories nieces, Sandra Tharpe, Bernita (Hoza) Hutcherson, Lisa Boyd, Jennie Tharpe and Wanda Tharpe; nephews, Edward Tharpe, Tony Tharpe, Derrick Tharpe, Kenneth Tharpe, Steven (Sonja) Tharpe and Vernon Tharpe and a host of other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers
 
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Hilda Elkins

Hilda P. Elkins, age 97 of Puryear, TN, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

She was the oldest living member of Mt. Zion Church of Christ in Buchanan, TN.  She was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting and was a great cook.  She was an avid reader and an outstanding Bible student.  She loved her Chihuahua, Penny, very much and enjoyed watching the birds out her kitchen window.

Hilda was born October 16, 1920, in Beardstown, TN, to the late Arthur D. Parnell and the late Mattie Augusta Josephine Barham Parnell. 

She was married May 19, 1940, to D.W. Elkins, who preceded her in death on April 7, 2003.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Hyde of Paris, TN; one son, D.W. “Doc” Elkins of Union City, TN; five grandchildren, Mechelle (Roger) Garland, Mitzi D. Elkins, Candice (Andy) Cavender, Todd (Stacy) McKinney, and Amy M. Jones; and two great grandchildren, Jacob T. Garland and Toby McKinney.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two daughters, Kaye Crews and Faye Hastings; two sons, David W. Elkins, Jr., and Donald Elkins; and one sister, Edna Cotton. 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, December 18, 2017, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Tom Sisco officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Todd McKinney, Roger Garland, Jacob Garland, Wayne Cotton, Jared Cotton, and Andy Cavender.

Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Buchanan, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105   or   Henry County Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter, PO Box 639, Paris, TN  38242.

Modeane Newberry

Modeane Lamb Newberry, age 89, of Gleason, Tennessee passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 at the Weakley County Nursing Home. Her funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, December 14, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Ross of Thompson Creek Baptist Church and Bro. Kerry Shopher of Ralston Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery.  Named as pallbearers are: Ernie Diggs, Mike Baker, Don Newberry, Larry Parker, Jerry Simmons, and Garth Baker.

Mrs. Newberry was born February 16, 1928 in Weakley County, Tennessee to the late Horace Lamb and late Earl Rawls Lamb. She married Robert E. Newberry on October 29, 1949 and he preceded her in death on October 2, 2000. Modeane is survived by: her nieces: Jane Hackney and Holly Thomason; nephews: Glen, Neil, and Dr. Don Newberry; numerous great nieces and great nephews; and her special friend and caretaker: Linda Davis of Gleason. She is also preceded in death by her sister: Zulene Summers.

Mrs. Newberry was a graduate of Palmersville High School. She worked and retired from H.I.S. in Gleason with over 32 years of service. Modeane was a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church. She was also a Homemaker who cooked and canned from her garden.

Bettye Boulton

Bettye Oliver Boulton, age 76 of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 at her residence. Her funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 15, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are Corey Turner, Ryan Turner, Matt Evans, Leslie Evans, Justin Owen, and Luke Evans (the oldest grandchildren) and honorary pallbearers: Tammie Heavener, Amanda Cox, Shea Owen, and Tommy Taylor.

Mrs. Boulton was born on August 9, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Marvin Hershell Oliver and the late Nellie Gray Cox. She married Billy Ray Boulton on August 9, 1990 and he survives in Paris. Bettye is also survived by her daughters: Rita Sue (Richie Fickle) Evans of Samburg, Tennessee, Terri Lee (Leo Duffe) Turner of Paris, Dana Lynn (Tim) Cox of Murray, Kentucky, and Lisa Darlene (Doug) Taylor of Buchanan; son: Michael Anthony Owen of Paris; grandchildren: Luke Evans, Justin Owen, Shea Owen, Tommy Taylor, Jacob Cox, Tammie Heavener, Jeremy Cox, Leslie Evans, Matt Evans, Amanda Cox, Ryan Turner, Corey Turner, Scott Taylor, Dawn Turner, and John Paul Boudreau; forty three great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and two cousins: Elna Cullpepper and Jerry Merrell.

Mrs. Boulton was a Methodist by faith and she loved her animals. Bettye truly loved to go to the beauty shop to get her makeup and hair done. She worked and retired from Tecumseh formerly of Paris.

Jason Smothers

Jason W. Smothers age 44 of Springville, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at his residence. His funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Brett Miles of Northside Baptist Church in Almo, Kentucky officiating. Visitation is scheduled on Tuesday at McEvoy from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. and again on Wednesday, after 12:00 P.M. until time of service. Burial will follow the service at Point Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Smothers was born on August 6, 1973 in Union City, Tennessee to Phillip and Jane Smothers, who both survive in Union City. He is also survived by his wife: Lee Ellen Jones Smothers, his daughter: Jasmine Smothers and his son: Dylan Smothers, all three of Springville; his brother: Stacey (Jahnae) Smothers of Rives, Tennessee; Brother in law: Scottie Jones of Missouri; nephews: Drew Smothers and Caleb Jones; nieces: Morgan Jones, Shelby Jones, and Makenzie Self; and his grandparents: A.E. and Pauline Davis and Gary and Idella Smothers.

Jason worked at ICI of Paris as director of project management for a number of years. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Almo, Kentucky. Jason was a loving and Godly man who was faithful to his church and to his family. He was also an avid fisherman.

Margaret Laster

Margaret P. Laster, age 86 of McKenzie, TN, formerly of Henry County, died Sunday, December 10, 2017, at her residence in McKenzie, TN. 

She was a homemaker and member of Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in McKenzie.  She formerly managed the Dairy Cup in Routon.  She loved gardening, canning, reading the Bible, and enjoyed growing up on a farm.

Margaret was born November 4, 1931, in Mansfield, TN, to the late Riley Sanders and the late Betty Burnette Sanders.

She was married  to James “Jack” Laster, who preceded her in death on May 26, 1986.

She is survived by two children, Charles David “Blue” (Joanie) Lee of Paris, TN, and Joanie Moody of McKenzie, TN; two stepchildren, Danny (Debbie) Laster of McKenzie, TN, and Gail (Mark) Setterlund of Memphis, TN; seven grandchildren; three step grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two step great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Hicks; one step son, Ricky Laster; seven sisters, Leara Wright, Ivaleen Smith, Lillian French, Eddie Smith, Iona Sanders, Retha Sanders, and Ruby Sanders; and five brothers, Raymond Sanders, Woodrow Sanders, Dan Sanders, Fred Sanders, and William Sanders.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Wednesday, December 13, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Thursday, December 14, 2017, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Dwight Turner officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Lee, Tim Lee, Mark Lee, Hunter Smith, Clint Daily, and Dominic Daquilla.  Honorary pallbearers will be John Snow, Dillon Davis, Derek Page, Jake Davis and Johnny Moody.

Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in McKenzie, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  Henry County Relay for Life, PO Box 1505, Paris, TN 38242.

Mark Dupes

Mark Christopher Dupes, age 60 of Columbia, TN, formerly of Paris, died Friday, December 8, 2017, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

Mark was raised in Paris and graduated from Henry County High School in 1975.  He was an outstanding tennis player in his younger years.  He was a former off-shore fisherman for several years, and also worked in property maintenance for many years.  Mark was active in coaching youth football.  He also enjoyed watching football and boating.

Mark was born June 6, 1957, in Detroit, MI, to the late Mary Lou Owens Dupes.

He is survived by four children, Jessee (Lauren) Dupes of Columbia, TN, Mark Dupes of Columbia, TN, Amber Wakefield of Columbia, TN, and Eugene Sanderson of Portland, OR; seven grandchildren, Maxwell Sanderson, Nicholas Wakefield, Connor Wakefield, Ryan Wakefield, Mark Dupes, Grayson Dupes, and Adelynn Dupes; former wife, Joyce Dupes of South Carolina; special friend, Nora Purdue of Portland, TN; and several cousins.  

Along with his mother, he was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Bob Hudgins; one stepsister, Marilyn Hudgins Manley; and former wife, Rhonda Sneddon.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Wednesday, December 13, 2017, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service to begin at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Williams Cemetery in Springville, TN.

Lucille Wofford

Former Henry Countian, Lucille Wofford, age 106 of Murray, KY, died Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, KY.

 

She was a homemaker who enjoyed being with her family and friends.  She was an avid reader and liked to crochet.  She was Methodist in belief.

 

Lucille was born October 23, 1911, in Fort Henry, TN, to the late James Wilbur Wofford and the late Lillie Mae Wofford Wofford.

 

She is survived by one nephew, Ron (Judy) Wofford of Nashville, TN; and several great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and great-great-great nieces and nephews.

 

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, James Leonard Wofford; two nieces, Sherry Crutcher and Jocele Harris; and one nephew, Jim Wofford.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  Memorial visitation will be Friday, December 15, 2017, from 10:30 am – 11:00 am at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the memorial service beginning at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Jacob Armstrong officiating.

 

Burial of cremains will be in Wofford Cemetery in Stewart County, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to: Alzheimer's Association Mid South, 478 Craighead St., Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37204   or   the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37203.

Don Speight

Don Speight, age 70 of South Carolina, formerly of Paris, TN passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Colonial Gardens in West Columbia, South Carolina. His Funeral service will be 2:00PM Sunday, December 10, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow at Walker Cemetery. Bro. Scotty Davis of Thompson Creek Baptist Church will be officiating. Visitation will be after 11:00AM Sunday prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Milton Peale, Randall Jones, Jim Davis, Jerry Webb, John Foust, and Cliff Evans.

Don Speight was born October 12, 1947 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late John E. Speight and the late Margie Taylor Speight. On April 15, 1972 he married Judy French Speight and she preceded him in death on October 12, 2009.

Don is survived by a daughter, Amanda (Glenn) Belcher of West Columbia, SC; a son, Daron Speight of Charlotte, NC; a sister, Ann (Joe) Oliver of Paris, TN; a brother, Joe (Margaret) Speight of South Fulton, TN; and two grandchildren: Dekan and Kaylie Belcher of West Columbia, SC.

Mr. Speight was a member of West Paris Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Cottage Grove High School, a Vietnam Veteran serving in the Marine Corp, and he was a retired employee of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

Memorials in his honor may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or at www.alz.org

Betty Roberson

Betty Williams Roberson, age 80 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Paris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.
 
She formerly worked locally as a switch board operator, and also at Holley Carburetor Plant.  She was a self-employed childcare provider for several years, where she loved and cared for countless local children in the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s through her business.  She was a graduate of Grove High School and a member of Point Pleasant Baptist Church. 
 
Betty was born June 24, 1937, in Paris, TN, to the late Theron Leon Williams and the late Geraldyne Moody Williams.
 
She was married January 19, 1958, to Herman Elroy Roberson, who preceded her in death on March, 21, 2010.
 
She is survived by three sons, David Elroy (Cindy) Roberson of Paducah, KY, James Darren (Christy Brown) Roberson of Paris, TN, and William Douglas (Starla) Roberson of Paris, TN; four sisters, Penny (Eugene) Bethel of Paris, TN, Dian Terry of Dover, TN, Brenda (Joel) Sutton of Charlotte, NC, and Jona Carolyn (Hugh) Tyler of Cottage Grove, TN; one brother, Allen Leon (Nellie) Williams of Paris, TN; one sister-in-law, Carol Williams of Franklin, TN; six grandchildren, Samantha (Andy) McManus, Paige Roberson, Landon Roberson, Meridith Roberson, Caris Roberson, and Keaton Roberson; and one great grandchild, Aaron McManus.
 
Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Cynthia Dawn Roberson in infancy; and two brothers, Larry Williams and Tommy H. Williams.
 
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and continue Sunday, December 10, 2017, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Larry Dukes officiating.
 

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

Bobby Freeman

Mr. Bobby Freeman, Sr., age 80, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at his residence. His memorial service will be held 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Pastor Carol Wade of First Presbyterian Church and Henry County Mayor, Brent Greer conducting. Named as honorary pallbearers are members of the Henry County Commission and Henry School graduating class of 1956. Burial will take place at a later date in Palestine Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled at McEvoy on Friday from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. and after 9:00 A.M. Saturday until the service.

Mr. Bobby Freeman, Sr. was born on July 19, 2017 in the Gum Springs Community of Henry County, Tennessee to the late Albert Blake "A.B." Freeman and the late Mildred Henry Freeman. He married Shelby Murray Freeman, who survives in Paris on September 1, 1956. Bobby is also survived by his daughter: Pam Freeman (Rick) Rockwell of Paris; his son: Bobby "Rob" (Kathryn Baggett) Freeman, Jr. of Paris; his grandchildren: Margaret Amelia Kate Martin, Madeline Lee Martin, Bobby "Tripp" Freeman, III, and Kathryn Holcomb; his great grandchild: Tate Carpenter Lee; his sister: Margaret Ann (Joe) Speight of South Fulton, Kentucky; his brothers: Jerry Freeman of Texas and Danny (Sherry) Freeman of Paris; cousin: Mary Lou (Everett) Roberts; and his sister in law: Helen Freeman of Paris. He is also preceded in death by his brother: Roy Freeman (2013).

Mr. Freeman was a 1956 graduate of Henry High School, was a certified purchasing manager and CEO of Sally Lane Candies. He was a mason for over 50 years and a member of Al Chymia Shrine. Bobby was a Henry County Commissioner since 1975, served on numerous boards in the community and was an elder of First Presbyterian Church in Paris. He was also a past president of Paris Country Club, worked and retired from Emerson Electric Company and was a former member of the Tennessee Army National Guard.

The family requests that memorials for Bobby be made to: Henry County Helping Hands, P.O. 22 Box , Paris, TN 38242

Ron Hudson

Mr. Ron Hudson, age 73, of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at his residence. His memorial Masonic service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 9, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Eddie Martin and other Masons conducting. The Mason are also named as honorary pallbearers.

Mr. Hudson was born on July 1, 1944 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Edward E. Hudson and the late Rebecca Dowdy Hudson. He married Mary Brewer Hudson on May 20, 1965 and she survives in Paris. Ron is also survived by his daughters: Renae (Kerry) Watkins and Tracy Norwood, all three of Paris; his grandchildren: Brandi (Austin) Patterson, Will (Ashley) Watkins, and Auston (Sadie) Norwood; one grandchild: Cole Patterson; and his sister: Pat (Eddie) Martin of Paris.

Mr. Hudson was a member of the Springville Masonic Lodge #130 for 50 plus years. He worked and retired as an engineer from PML of Paris. Ron was a former Fire Chief of the Oakland Fire Department and was a Baptist by faith.

The family requests that memorials for Ron made be made to Hope Center Ministries, 1510 Clydeton Road, Waverly, TN 37185. 

Richard Byrns

Richard “Rick” Byrns, age 54 of Henry, TN, died December 4, 2017.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 89, who was US Army Veteran that served in 81st Airborne as a Paratrooper. He worked in Senior Management at Champion Homes in Dresden, TN. He loved to play pool, fish, sing karaoke, and ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Rick was born April 12, 1963, in Union City, TN to the late Richard T. Byrns and Brenda Chappell Byrns Jones of Martin, TN, who survives.

He was married August 29, 2015, to Diane Marie McCollum Byrns, who survives, of Henry, TN.

Along with his wife and mother, he is also survived by one daughter, Andrea Renee (Raul) Aguirre Perez; one son, James Richard Byrns of Henry, TN; two step children, Samantha Eggers of Paris, TN, and Charli Eggers of Paris, TN; two sisters, Kathy (Tim) Dye of New Albany, MS, and Sandy (Gary) Mansfield of Martin, TN; and five grandchildren, Maleque Jackson, Marrius Jackson, Kaison Eggers, Keilen Eggers, and Kannon Eggers.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  He is to be cremated with memorial visitation Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 5 – 7 pm and Friday December 8, 2017  from 2 -3 pm with a memorial service at 3:00 pm Friday at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Bro. Craig Peevyhouse officiating.

William Rickey Nanney

William Rickey Nanney, age 70 of Paris, TN died Sunday December 3, 2017  at the Tennova Healthcare-Volunteer Martin in Martin, TN.

 

Rickey retired from Midland Brake in Paris, TN after 45 years of service.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Paris, TN where he served in the Deaf Ministry for many years.  He was a former Deacon and Song Leader at Springhill Baptist Church.  Rickey was an avid sports fan.  Some of his favorite teams were the St. Louis Cardinals, Tennessee Volunteers, and the Tennessee Titans.  He also enjoyed playing the guitar.

 

Rickey was born in McKenzie, TN on August 26, 1947 to the late James Daniel Nanney and Lola Mae Thogmorton Nanney of Paris, TN.

 

He was married June 18, 1972 to Sheryl McFadden Nanney and she survives of Paris, TN.

 

Along with his wife and mother, Rickey is also survived by two sons, Scott Nanney and Kevin Nanney, both of Paris, TN; one brother, Steve (Teresa) Nanney of Paris, TN; and one sister-in-law, Martha McFadden of Paris, TN.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  The Funeral Service will be Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Trent Bullock and Jerry Lee officiating.

 

Pallbearers for the service will be Bobby Irby, Johnny Brown, Homer Maddox, Phillip Wells, Bill White and Brad White.  Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Cullen Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church.

 

Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to:  First Baptist Church, 313 North Poplar St, Paris, TN 38242.

Betty Holcomb

Mrs. Betty Holcomb, age 85 of Richmond, Texas formerly of Paris, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 at The Village of The Heights in Houston, Texas. Her funeral service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, December 7, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow in Bevil Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday, December 6, 2017 and after 12:00 PM Thursday. Pallbearers will be Crosby Johnson, Mark Johnson, Jase Holcomb, Wayne King, Bob King, and Bob Evans.

Betty King Holcomb was born July 27, 1932 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Lawrence Porter King and the late Lillian Pearl Pierce King. She is survived by a daughter, Gena (Mark) Johnson of Houston, TX; a son, Jason (Kristie) Holcomb of Centerton, AR; two brothers: Bobby King of Russell Springs, KY and Wayne King of Port Richey, FL; five grandchildren: Ashley Holcomb, Jase Holcomb, Catherine Johnson, Christine Johnson, and Crosby Johnson; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Holcomb was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Holcomb on June 18, 1967; a sister, Carolyn King Bullen on September 18, 2013; a sister, Lillian Joy King in infancy (1940); and three brothers: Dan, Horace, and Morris King.

Betty lived in Nashville, TN and worked at Aladdin Industries for 21+years until 2001. She retired to Texas to be near her daughter and family where she volunteered at Memorial Herman Hospital and continued to work at HEB part time for 10 years. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Sugar Land, Texas.

Thomas Roberts

Thomas "Jerry" Roberts age 80 of Como, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at his residence. His funeral is planned for 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 2, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Collier conducting. Serving as pallbearers are grandsons: Dusty and Denver Davidson, Jason and Josh Wade, Tyler Roberts, Jeff Wilson, Brents and Logan Priestley. Burial will follow services at Olive Branch Cemetery. Visitation with the Roberts family is scheduled from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. on Friday and again on Saturday after 9:00 A.M. until service time.

Mr. Roberts was born on August 15, 1937 in Senath, Missouri to the late Thomas "Esco" Roberts and the late Ruth Wallace Roberts. He married Wanda Fisher Roberts, who survives in Como, on January 15, 1956 in Corinth, Mississippi. Jerry is also survived by three daughters: Judy (Dennie) Davidson of Martin, Tennessee, Joyce (Tony Dyer) Denton of Paris, and Vanessa (Ricky) Wade of Como; son: Tommy (Carolyn) Roberts of Henry, Tennessee; Eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; two nephews: John and Doug Roberts. Besides his parents, Mr. Roberts is also preceded by a daughter: Lisa Roberts Blake, a grandchild: Michael Denton, and his brother: Bill Roberts.

Mr. Roberts was a member of Como Baptist Church. He worked in timber his entire life until retirement. Jerry was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and wagon rides. 

Nell McBride

Nell Austin McBride, age 93 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, November 30, 2017, at RoseStone Retirement Community in Paris, TN.

 

She was a homemaker who was an avid gardener and seamstress.  She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years.  She enjoyed reading, especially her Bible, was a master at crossword puzzles, and was an avid Duke Basketball fan.

 

Nell was born January 24, 1924, in Paris, TN, to the late Wilbur Scarborough and the late Nellie Allen Scarborough.

 

She was married July 24, 1948, to Arlin Norman McBride, who preceded her in death on October 6, 1994.

 

She is survived by one daughter, Norma (Sam) Knott of Paris, TN; four grandchildren, Ginny Knott, Sammy Knott, Shannon Sweeney Fulton, and Michael Sweeney, Jr.; one granddaughter-in-love, Laurie Baker Sweeney; and four great grandchildren, Tyler Sweeney, Gracie Sweeney, Myklan Fulton, and Shilo Fulton.

 

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, Michael Dale Sweeney, Sr.; two sisters, Frances Wright and Blyrna Scarborough; and two brothers, Dave Scarborough and Lewis Scarborough.     

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, where visitation will be Sunday, December 3, 2017, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm in the LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Bro. Jerry Lee officiating.

 

Pallbearers for the service are Sonny Baker, Frank Rucker, Marshall Helms, Charles McDavid, Tom Bradford, and Jim Breeding.

 

Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.

 

Memorials may be made to:  LeBonhuer Children’s Hospital, PO Box 41817, Memphis, TN 38174, where she spent many days with her granddaughter.

James Clark

James Rolin Clark, age 90 of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at Paris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

He was a member of Whitlock Church of Christ.  He retired from DuPont in New Johnsonville, TN after 36 years as a heavy equipment operator where he received several awards including a certificate of achievement for management training progress and a safety achievement award for 30 years of safety performance.  James loved taking pictures, mowing and gardening.  He also loved Buick cars and John Deere.

James was born September 24, 1927 in Paris, TN to the late McKinley Clark and the late Ada Dumas Clark.

He was married on June 30, 1967 to Frances Cooper Clark and she survives of Paris, TN.

He is also survived by two daughters, Deborah (Mack) Chambers of Paris, TN, and Sharon Clark of Paris, TN; two grandchildren, Jeremy Crutchfield and Derrick Crutchfield; and two great grandchildren, Micah Cunningham and Amari Crutchfield.

Besides his parents, James was also preceded in death by two sisters, Robbie Oliver and Pearline Gibson; and one brother, John Clark.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Friday, December 1, 2017, from 5 - 7 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 11 am - 12 pm at Sparks Street Church of Christ.

The funeral service will be Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 12:00 pm at Sparks Street Church of Christ with Rev. Jim Franklin Bumpas and Rev. Edward Howard officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Leroy Morris, Jim McCampbell, Harrison Cowan, Chris Nored, Delvin Milliken, and Thomas Tharpe, Jr.

Named as honorary pallbearers are Mack Chambers, Reginald Caldwell, Harry Cowan, and Winston Bumpass.

Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Bob Holland

Robert Bradley “Bob” Holland, age 64 of Buchanan, TN, died Sunday, November 26, 2017.  His earthly spirit quietly slipped from his grasp to our Heavenly Father while he was at home with family members. 

 

He graduated from Fulton County KY High School and then from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nuclear Science in 1975.  In 1979 he opened Holland’s Printing Service in Paris where he worked for many years fulfilling the printing needs of all his cherished customers until the business sold.  During the last several years he served with much pleasure as a substitute teacher with both Henry County and Paris Special School Districts where he was rewarded by helping all the students he met. He enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid gardener, and enjoyed spending time with friends and learning from children.  He never feared a challenge and was a mechanical problem solver for friends and family for years.

 

Bob was born July 30, 1953 in Richland, GA to the late Robert Bradley Holland, Sr. and the late Betty Joyce Mayo Holland.  He was the second child born to this union.

 

He is survived by his sisters, Nona Holland and Rebecca “Becky” Overcast both of Buchanan, TN; and one brother, Paul Holland of Hernando MS.  Other survivors include two nieces, Amie (Jamie) Moore and Heather Holland;  two nephews, Timothy Overcast and Matthew (Hannah) Holland;  two great-nephews, Thomas Bradley Moore and Houston Lee Moore;  one great-niece, Rebeka Ann Moore; one aunt;  two uncles; and several cousins in Georgia, Texas, Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida.

 

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his grandparents, aunts and uncles.

 

A memorial gathering to honor his life will be held Sunday, December 10, 2017, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Paris Civic Center, 650 Volunteer Drive # A, Paris, TN 38242.

Russell Dudley

Russell Dudley, age 76 of Paris, TN, died Monday, November 27, 2017, at his residence in Paris, TN.

 

He was a retired truck driver and a member of Grace Baptist Church in Paris, TN.  He served in the U.S. Marines in Special Forces.

 

Russell was born December 14, 1940, in Paducah, KY, to the late Ambrus Dudley and the late Hattie Reeves Dudley.

 

He was married June 27, 1998, to Barbara F. Stewart Dudley, who survives, of Paris, TN.

 

Along with his wife, he is also survived by six children, Mark (Jenni) Dudley of Enterprise, AL, Kevin (Jana) Dudley of Lake Zurich, IL, Christopher Dudley of IL, Sheryl (Tom) Phelps of Lakeland, FL, Karen (Nick) Griggs of Brixham, England, and Clayton Lambert of Chicago, IL; one sister, Thelma Campbell of Morris, IL; 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Clara Stalcup; and one brother, Forest Edd Dudley.

 

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 Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 1:00 pm at Grace Baptist Church in Paris, TN.

Arthur Harrison

Arthur William Harrison, Jr., age 86 of Paris, TN, died Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

 

He retired as a contractor after many years in construction.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran where he served as a pilot.  He enjoyed flying, reading, and music.

 

Arthur was born March 9, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, MO, to the late Arthur William Harrison and the late Marie Patton Harrison.

 

He is survived by two daughters, Katheryn “Kit” (Rex) Rentrop of Memphis, TN, and Ann (Bobby) Leatherman of Memphis, TN; one son, John Harrison of Washington, D.C.; and six grandchildren.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Memphis, TN.

Eloise Griffith

Mrs. Eloise Williams Griffin, age 96 of Paris passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at her residence. Her funeral service will be 1:00PM Saturday, December 2, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow at Hansel Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11:00AM Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Eloise Williams Griffin was born October 5, 1921 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Noah Cason Williams and the late Bessie Dee Holland. On May 2, 1942 she married Jesse Dale Griffin who preceded her in death on March 20, 1999.

Mrs. Griffin is survived by two daughters: Sharon (Reed) Gamble of Florence, AL and Melanie (David) Griffo of Buchanan, TN; three sons: Carroll W. (Kay) Griffin of Jackson, TN, Reggie D. (Sandra) Griffin of Hilton Head, SC, and Ronald K. Griffin of Louisville, KY; a sister, Carolyn Webb of New Johnsonville, TN; fourteen grandchildren: Jennifer (Justin) Oliver, Meg (Damien) Nethery, Scott (Brittany) Griffin, Tobey (Bethany) Griffin, Angela Phillips, Joel (Jason) Wellonen, Paul (Alicia) Stansbury, Brian (Natasha) Griffin, Jeremy (Shelby) Griffin, Joshua (Jessica) Griffin, Kyle (Alexandria) Phifer, Rachel Phifer, Kate (Tyler) Holt, and Hannah Mathis; numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Besides her Parents and husband, Mrs. Griffin was also preceded in death by a daughter, Denise E. Griffin Phifer on November 1, 2013; a sister, Iva Nell Watson in 2017; and also a brother, Stanley Williams. 

Mrs. Griffin was a longtime member of First Baptist Church. She was a beloved mother and grandmother. She peacefully left her earthly home and moved into the Father's house.

Memorials may be made to: FUMC Food Pantry, P.O. Box 25, Paris, TN 38242

Martha Lorene Jackson

Longtime resident of Henry County, Martha Lorene Jackson, age 92 of Germantown, TN, died Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Apple Grove Assisted Living in Memphis, TN.

She was a longtime, active member of Paris Church of God of Prophecy.  She retired from Walmart in Paris as the manager of the fabric department.  She enjoyed gardening and hosting people in her home.  She was a wonderful cook and loved cooking fried pies to donate to Henry County Helping Hands.  She especially loved her French Bulldog, Geoffrey.

Lorene was born November 2, 1925, in Faxon, TN, to the late John Wilson Farmer and the late Cletus Ann Cooper Farmer.

She was married June 7, 1946, to Henry Veltman Jackson, who preceded her in death on August 1, 1984.

She is survived by one daughter, Brenda (Larry) Crowder of Germantown, TN; one daughter-in-law, Angie Jackson of Camden, TN; four grandchildren, Kimberly (Andrew) Gardella, Kaitlin (Larry) Dunlap, Eric (Trisha) Jackson, and Amy Jackson; five great grandchildren, Lara Beth Jackson, Parker Dunlap, Kaylee Jackson, Henry Jackson, and Bridgette Jackson; and one great-great grandchild, Analeigh Jackson.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, Johnie Jackson; and one sister, Jean McMillan.   

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Tuesday, November 28, 2017, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, with the funeral service to begin at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with David Allen officiating.

Burial will follow in Walker Cemetery in Paris, TN.   

Keragan Rose Wood

Keragan Rose Wood, age 4 of Paris, TN, died Friday, November 21, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

She loved her brothers and sisters and hearing them play, and enjoyed being outside.

Keragan was born November 19, 2013, in Lebanon, TN.

She is survived by her mother, Kayla Sprague and special friend Andrew Marr of Paris, TN; twin sister, Sophie Wood, and sister, Gracie Wood both of Paris, TN; four brothers, Aiden Marr, Lukas Mitchell, Christopher Wood, and Owen Marr all of Paris, TN; grandparents, Mark & Judy Sprague, Pat & Brenda Wood, and Hope Brown all of Paris, TN; great grandparents, Bill & Jane Sprague of Paris, TN, Glen & Betty Brown of Henry, TN, and Doyle & Vicki Watts of Paris, TN; one aunt, Christy Windsor of Paris, TN; several other extended family and loved ones; and several special nurses and caregivers.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, November 28, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue on Wednesday November 29, 2017, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  A Celebration of Life will be Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Mark Sprague officiating.

Pallbearers for the service will be Andrew Marr, Mark Sprague, Chris Wood and Pat Wood.

Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.  

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

Margaret Atchison Holland

Mrs. Margaret Atchison Holland, age 92 of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 at the Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center. Her funeral service will be held 2:30 P.M. on Monday, November 27, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Gary Collier conducting. Serving as pallbearers are Van Bowden, James Bowden, Darrin Thompson, Carter Thompson, James Hefner, and Henry Cook. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled at McEvoy Funeral Home on Sunday from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. and again on Monday after 1:00 P.M. until service.

Margaret Holland was born on November 7, 1925 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Thomas E. Atchison and the late Annie Elizabeth Burdin Atchison. She married Morris B. "Billy" Holland on March 30, 1946 and he preceded her in death on July 8, 2011. She is survived by her daughter: Anna Fay (Billy) Bowden of Paris, her brother: John T. (Hazel) Atchison of Camden, grandchildren: Van (Jan) Bowden of Paris and Christie (Darrin) Thompson of Paris, great grandchildren: James Bowden, Megan Bowden, Carter Thompson, and Sadie Thompson, sister in law: Dorothy (Hugh) Kelso, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Mrs. Holland was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Paris. She formerly worked at Holley Carburetor plant in Paris and was co-owner and bookkeeper of Holland's Body Shop.

Marilyn Hancock Young

Mrs. Marilyn Hancock Young, age 82, of Springville, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at her residence. Her funeral will be a private family graveside service and her grandsons serving as pallbearers are: J.R., Zeb, Chance, Little Jim, and Woodrow Young, Blake and Will Burrus and Landon Prather. Public visitation is scheduled at McEvoy Funeral Home on Sunday November 26, from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Mrs. Young was born on March 14, 1935 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Irving Hancock and late Hester Winsett Hancock. She married Jim Young, who survives in Springville, Tennessee on March 15, 1957. She is also survived by her daughter Jo (Tim) Burrus of Camden, son: Tony (Pam) Young of Springville; grandchildren: J.R. Zeb, Chance (Gretchen), Little Jim, and Woodrow Young; Blake and Will Burrus; and Alyx (Landon) Prather, great grandchildren: Paislee Jane Young and Gus  Young, special friends: Barry, Robin, Gage, and Lindsey Hainley, and Kathy Myers.

Mrs. Young was a graduate of Springville High School and of U.T. Martin. She worked and retired as a school teacher for 30 years in the Henry County School System and was called back to substitute teach for ten years after retirement. She volunteered with Henry County Resource Center and with Helping Hands. She was a longtime member of Poplar Grove Methodist Church.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Retired Teachers Association, Helping Hands or the Henry County Resource Center.

James Virgil Samuels Jr.

Mr. James Samuels, Jr., 32, formerly of Paris died Friday, November 10, 2017, at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the church on Saturday.

He was born to Virgil Samuels, Sr. and Dorothy Jeanette Samuels (deceased) on April 16, 1985 in Cleveland Ohio.

James was loaded with life and dynamic, the life of the party the jokester of the family, dependably welcomed everybody with a grin he touched everybody he at any point interacted with extraordinarily. James was the genuine meaning of a family man, he had an uncommon method for keeping the family together. James never let the grass develop under his feet, he wanted to venture to the far corners of the planet investigating the potential outcomes was immeasurable in his eyes he loved traveling, being with family and friends, sports his favorite team was the sorry Cleveland Browns.

James had a unique bond with his children Camren and Caisson Samuels despite the fact that he was constantly away in an alternate nation working he generally discussed how he couldn't hold up to return to invest energy with his young men and have that uncommon father child time with them both. James had an uncommon bond with every one of his nieces and nephews he was more similar to a father to them all he constantly needed the best for them and he generally ensured that they realized that there was no space for slacking it was dependably opportunity to get better. He also had a unbreakable bond with brother Virgil Jr.

James united with Cynetra McNeill Samuels on July 4, 2017 this union full of love and laughter never a dull moment. From the first day they meet they never left each other side this union was magical both Cynetra and James would look at each other and would ask each other what was wrong with them because everything was just to perfect to be real. James life mission on earth was to be happy and he found that happiness with Cynetra.

James leaves to cherish his memories his wife Cynetra McNeill Samuels, his father Virgil Samuels Sr. of TN; two sons Camren Samuels from New York and Caisson Samuels from TN; two sisters Sheanna Perkins and Lustreama Markey(Cory deceased) both from IN; a brother Virgil Samuels Jr. of TN; grandfather Robert L. Bobbitt of TN and his special uncle & aunt J. Wayne Bobbitt, Pamela (Na) of Cleveland, Ohio, and a host of nieces, nephews , aunts, uncles and cousins, and friends.

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Judge Julian Phelps Guinn

Longtime Henry County Circuit Court Judge, Julian Phelps Guinn, age 84 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Julian graduated from Henry High School and began work for the railroad.  He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1954.  He graduated in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy.  Following his service as a naval officer, he entered the University of Tennessee in 1962 and graduated from law school with his juris doctor degree in 1965.  Right after his graduation from law school, he entered into law practice in Paris with Aaron C. Brown Jr. and Aaron C. Brown Sr. and then worked a 13-year partnership with W. Brown Hawley II.  In 1984, he began his Circuit Court Judgeship for the 24th Judicial District and retired from his seat in 2006. 

Julian was born August 9, 1933, in Detroit, MI, to the late James Isham Guinn and the late Hallie Mae Phelps Guinn.

He was married December 30, 1959, to Cynthia Ann Dodd Guinn, who preceded him in death on October 20, 2017.

He is survived by one daughter, Tracy Guinn of Anchorage, AK; three sons, Matt (Chardonnay) Guinn of Springville, TN, Mark (Katie) Guinn of Ruston, LA, and James Allen Dodd Guinn of Martin, TN; one sister, Sandra Clay of Los Angeles, CA; and three grandchildren, Jacob Thomas Guinn of Atlanta, GA, Darby Halligan Guinn of Atlanta, GA, and Julian Dodd Guinn of Springville, 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, December 16, 2017, from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the memorial service to begin at 5:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Cynthia Guinn

Cynthia Ann Guinn, age 80, of Paris, TN, died October 20, 2017, at the Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center.

Born February 6, 1937, in Bowling Green, KY, she was the daughter of the late Allen Dodd, Sr. and the late Sarah Smith Dodd.

She married Julian Phelps Guinn December 20, 1959.

Cynthia retired from the State of Tennessee, where she worked in the education field. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Along with her husband, survivors include a daughter, Tracy Guinn of Anchorage, AK; three sons, Mark (Katie) Guinn of Ruston, LA, Matt (Chardonnay) Guinn of Springville, TN, and James Allen Dodd Guinn of Martin, TN; a sister, Rose Ellen Allen of Louisville, KY; and a brother, Allen L. Dodd of Bowling Green, KY.

Additional survivors include three grandchildren, Jacob Don Thomas Guinn of Atlanta, GA, Darby Halligan Guinn of Atlanta, GA, and Julian Dodd Guinn of Springville, TN.

The body is to be cremated.  A memorial mass will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 11:00 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Paris, TN. 

Memorials may be made to:  St. John’s Community Service, Attn: Doug Clark, 50 Volunteer Blvd, Jackson, TN  38305

Steve Hilt

Mr. Steve Hilt, age 60 of Puryear, Tennessee passed away at his residence on Monday, November 20, 2017. His funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 25, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home conducted by Bro. Mike Rhodes of Puryear Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery with Military Honors. Serving as pallbearers are: Stephen Hilt, Jr., Christopher Hilt, Rodney Bond, Anthony Bond, Doug Brockwell, and Adam Brockwell; honorary pallbearers are Troy Milam and Curtis Capps.

Steve was born on May 4, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Charles Edward Hilt and the late Violet Kathryn Calhoun Hilt. He leaves behind his wife: Sarah Hilt of Puryear, daughters: Sabrina (Brent) Hoeck of Murray, Kentucky and Carol Thompson of Paris; sons: Christopher (Carey Fish) Hilt of Maryland, Stephen Hilt, Jr. of Puryear, Rodney Bond and Anthony (Kelly Delmont) Bond, all three of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Sisters: Kathie Hilt of Paris, Toni (Danny) Brockwell of McKenzie, Tennessee; Sisters in law: Kay Hilt of California and Donna Hilt of Henry, Tennessee; Grandchildren: Dustin Charlton; Zoie and Kayleigh Hilt; Kagan, Dawson, and Casey, Hileman; Maddie, Riley, Carter, and Kammie Hoeck; Fabre’ Thompson, Alexis, Hunter, and Mason Bond; and Allison Delmont; special friend: Whitey Hilt; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Steve is also preceded in death by his sister: Tina Hilt (2017), and by his two brothers: Danny and Chuck Hilt.

Steve was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing. His favorite quote was "I'm a rich man because of my family". Steve formerly worked for W.A. Kendall Company.

The family requests that memorials for Steve be made to: Adopt A Vet, 3030 Mays Bridge Road, Paris, TN 38242.

Scott Kinnick

Scott Kinnick, age 54 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017, in Paris, TN.

He worked for many years in the autobody business.  He enjoyed building and rebuilding carburetors, drag racing, and anything to do with cars.  He was dedicated to rescuing stray and injured animals.  He was Methodist in belief.

Scott was born February 25, 1963, in Detroit, MI, to the late Warren Kinnick and the late Elma Kinnick.

He was married October 31, 2015, to Tina Dean Bledsoe Kinnick, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by three children, Kristian Lindley of Paris, TN, Shane (Sarah) Lindley of Puryear, TN, and Bryan Lindley of Paris, TN; two stepchildren, Michael Bledsoe of Paris, TN, and Dixie Bledsoe of Paris, TN; one sister, Vickie Kinnick of Johnson City, TN; a special aunt who raised him from age 16, Shirley Baker of Paris, TN; special cousins, Kim (Johnny) Berry of Big Sandy, TN, and Robert “Cotton” Kinnick of Paris, TN; five grandchildren, Natalie Enoch, Kayden Lindley, Keagan Lindley, Storm Lindley, and Layla McKillip; and one nephew, Corey Butts.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Tuesday, November 28, 2017, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, with the funeral service to begin at 1:00 pm in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.  Bro. Mike Rhodes will officiate.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will follow in Bethesda Cemetery in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to the Scott Kinnick Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.

Jimmy Little

Jimmy W. Little, age 73 of Springville, TN, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Henry County Health Care in Paris, TN.

He retired as a law enforcement officer, serving in many capacities of law enforcement for 31 years.  He was a Vietnam veteran and an active member of Russwood Baptist Church.  He loved fishing, hunting, and was a Mason.

Jimmy was born September 15, 1944, in Union City, TN, to the late J.W. Little and the late Jennie Mae Jennings Forrester. 

He was married December 6, 1986, to Dawn Anita Cesar Little, who survives, of Springville, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by four children, Travis (Whitney) Little of Rutherford, TN, Nikki (Jeff) Sana of Wheaton, IL, Matt (Cherie) Uthe of Plainfield, IL, and Mark Wise of Plainfield, IL; four sisters, Gladys (Mike) Dwyer of Romeoville, IL, Wanda Aten and fiancé Quint, Dolores (Butch) Crosier of Cape Coral, FL, Pat (Bobby) Kinsey of Dardonelle, AR; and one brother, Tom (Debbie) Evans of Springville, TN; and seven grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a stepfather, Randall Harold Forrester, Sr; and a brother, Randall Harold Forrester, Jr.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Friday, November 24, 2017, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 10:00 am – 11: 00 am at Russwood Baptist Church in Springville, TN.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, November 25, 2017, at 11:00 am at Russwood Baptist Church with Rev. Raymond Eaton officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Taylor, Butch Taylor, Bobby Compton, Earl McAlister, Tom Evans, Harvey McGourk, Billy Reese, and Michael Rogers.

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

Sheila Thompson

Ms. Sheila Thompson, age 58 of Paris, Tennessee passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at her residence. Her body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

Sheila Bayless Thompson was born October 18, 1959 in Fayetteville, Tennessee to the late Haynes Bayless and the late Comelita Shannon Bayless. On November 15, 1984 she married Michael Lee Thompson and he preceded her in death on September 27, 2017.

Sheila is survived by a son, Delacio (Christy) Brooks of Paris, TN; two sisters: Bonitta Coulter of Fayetteville, TN and Doris (Ronnie) Defloreo of Huntsville, AL; two grandchildren: Shauntea Young and Charity Brooks both of Paris, TN; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Ms. Thompson was an avid Alabama fan who loved her grandchildren, loved music, and loved life.

Barbara Muzzall

Barbara Smith Muzzall, age 82, died Saturday, November 18, 2017, at her residence.

Born May 31, 1935, in Springville, TN, she was the daughter of the late Johnnie Thomas Smith and the late Juliet Doty Smith. She married Lemuel Muzzall June 19, 1954, who preceded her in death Feb. 8, 2016.

She retired as the business manager of the Paris Henry County Clinic. She previously had worked as a medical office assistant to Dr. W.G. Rhea Sr. Barbara was a member of First Baptist Church where she attended the Lydia Dorcas Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Rotary Club and was the first woman inducted in​to​the local club in December 1991. She held the distinction of being a Certified Professional Secretary that she earned in 1986 and was the first in Henry County to earn this title. Also in 1986 she was named as Secretary of the Year for the state of Tennessee. Her hobbies included growing flowers and arranging them. 

Survivors include her daughter: Sonia (Mark) Tighe of Tampa, FL; her son: Jim (Margarita) Muzzall of Arlington, VA; a sister:  Marilyn Townsend of McKenzie, TN and four grandchildren: Sean Tighe, Ashley Tighe, Rafael Muzzall and Fiorella Muzzall.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters: Diana Clement, Ann Smith and Jeanette Reese; and two brothers: Lucian Smith and John Thomas Smith.

Pallbearers for the service are Sean Tighe, Jim Clement, Randy Smith, Caleb Townsend, Alex Bomar and Jimmy Bomar.

Honorary Pallbearers are Gordon Owen, Carroll Lashlee and Kenneth Askew along with past and present personnel of Paris Henry County Clinic, members of the Lydia Dorcas Sunday School Class and the members of Paris Rotary Club.

Ridgeway Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Visitation will be Friday, November 24, 2017, beginning at 9 am at the funeral home. Her funeral service will be at 11 am on Friday in the LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Trent Bullock and Larry Simmons officiating.

Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery.

Mary Jane Conway

Mary Jane Conway, age 76 of Springville, TN, died Saturday, November 18, 2017, at her residence.

She and her husband attended Antioch United Methodist Church in Springville, TN. She was a retired cafeteria worker at Devry Institute, who loved spending all her time with her family.

She was born April 15, 1941 to the late John Fred Ullrich and the late Mary Klaunske Ullrich.

She was married to Daniel Conway, who survives of Springville, TN.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by three daughters: Kathleen Brooker of Dallas, TX, Gail (Johnny Sutton) Santiago of Elgin, IL, and Diane(Danny) Smith of Buchanan, TN; one son: Raymond Torres of Richardson, TX; three sisters: Betty Stevens of Ocala, FL, Ann Lawrence of Springville, TN, and Helen Burke of Springville, TN; five grandchildren: Lisa(Ed) Gomez of Elgin, IL, Amy(Jamie) Valdez of Addison, IL, Tony Santiago of Addison, IL, Andre Rivera of Paris, TN, and Jose(Nicole) Rivera of Louisiana, MO; and many great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister: Gloria Baggett and a brother:  John Ullrich.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN. The body is to be cremated with a memorial service to be held Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Antioch United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to: Antioch United Methodist Church, c/o Evelyn Boling, 1212 Antioch Harbor Road, Springville, TN 38256.

Lester Jorrey

Lester “Les” Jorrey, age 83, of Cottage Grove, TN, died Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris.

Born July 29, 1934, in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late George Leonard Jorrey. Les married Sue Ann Bratton Jorrey August 10, 1955, who survives and resides in Cottage Grove.  He was a retired truck driver from Paschall Truck Lines.

Mr. Les was a member of Bethany Church of Christ, a US Navy veteran and had formerly worked as a custodian at the Henry County Courthouse and Cottage Grove School.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter: Sheila Ann Jorrey of Paris; two grandchildren: Sarah Henderson and special friend Jeremy Lamb of Paris, and Lisa Mabe of Oklahoma: and five great grandchildren: Levi Alan Henderson, Erica Rachelle Henderson, Trevor Owen Chapman, Trent Ian Chapman and Emily Nelle Chapman.

Along with his father, Les was preceded in death by a son: Keith Allen “Tex” Jorrey, a grandchild: Shayna Sue and four brothers: Lynn, Roy, William and Lee Jorrey.

Pallbearers for the service are John Smith, Buddy Kemp, Tim Lacy, Forrest Kemp, Chuck Wilson and Billy Smith.

Ridgeway Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. The visitation will be Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Ridgeway Funeral Home from 4-6PM and continue on Monday after 9am. The funeral service will be Monday, November 20, 2017, at 11 AM in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with David Alan Jackson officiating.

Burial will follow with military honors in Bethany Cemetery in Cottage Grove, TN.

Leon Walker

Leon C. Walker, age 86 of Paris, TN, died Friday, November 17, 2017, at Paris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

He was the former owner & operator of Walker’s Pre-Owned Vehicles in Paris, TN.  He was a retired Army veteran and enjoyed listening to music.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Paris.

Leon was born August 16, 1931, in Camden, TN, to the late Ray Walker and the late Opal Douglas Walker.

He was married April 20, 1952, to Lexie Pierce Walker, who survives, of Paris, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by two sons, Donny (Anita) Walker of Paris, TN, and Brian (Elaine) Walker of Paris, TN; two sisters, Dorothy (Robert) Pustka of San Angelo, TX, and Collette Walker of Memphis, TN; four grandchildren, Chip (Parveen) Walker of Murfreesboro, TN, Katie (Chris) Payne of Murray, KY, Clint (Betsy) Walker of Marietta, GA, and Kyle (Cassie) Walker of Paris, TN; and seven great grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  A graveside service will be held Sunday, November 19, 2017, at 2:30 pm at Cross Roads Cemetery in Camden, TN, with burial to follow.  T. Leon Ridgeway will officiate.

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

Dennis Gwinn

Dennis Richard Gwinn, age 41 of Hindenburg, Germany formerly of Paris, Tennessee passed away on October 31, 2017 at his residence in Germany. His funeral will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 with Bro. Gary Collier and special friend Edna Raia to conduct. Burial will follow in Murray Memorial Gardens, Murray, Kentucky. Serving as pallbearers are Russell Mathenie, John Deluca, Scott Lewis, Dustin Morris, and Ben Taylor. Visitation is scheduled on Tuesday after 10:00 A.M. until service time.

Dennis was born on August 3, 1976 to the late Kenneth E. Gwinn who preceded him in death in 2006 and to Chong "Mona" OK Yim Gwinn, who survives in Paris, Tennessee.  Dennis is also survived by his sisters: Beverly (Rick) Beare and Rebecca (John) Falzarano, all of Texas; by aunts: Brenda Magee and Shirley Evans and uncle: Russell Mathenie all three of Paris, Tennessee; his fiancé: Isabelle Hüsken of Hendenburg, Germany; special friend and bro: John Deluca of Paris, Tennessee, special sis: Edna Raia, of San Francisco, California; by several cousins, other family members, co-workers, and friends. He is also preceded in death by his younger brother: Michael Gwinn who passed away in 1996; by his grandparents: Russell "Red" and Maudean Mathenie; by two cousins: Scotty and Clay Mathenie.

Dennis studied at several universities in the U.S. and abroad, including Murray State University, a year in Germany, and the University of California in San Francisco, where he earned his doctorate. Dennis was a worldwide traveler who spoke fluent English, Russian, and German. 

Rhudean Halstead

Mrs. Rhudean Hatman Halstead, age 90 of Paris passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center. Her funeral will be 2:00PM Friday, November 17, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Ed Smith of Kentucky Lake Road Church of Christ and nephew Noel Hatman officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be after 12:00PM Friday, November 17, 2017 prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Tim, Colton, and Dakota Halstead.

Rhudean Hatman Halstead was born December 1, 1926 in Raven Den, Arkansas to the late Marvin Hatman and the late Artie Cozart Hatman. On August 10, 1948 she married Norman Woodrow Halstead and he preceded her in death on September 30, 1993.

Mrs. Halstead is survived by a son, Tim (Tracy) Halstead of Henry, TN; two brothers: Jesse Odell Hatman and Dennis Hatman both of Paris, TN; two grandchildren: Colton (Jerin) Halstead and Dakota Halstead; four great grandchildren: Cashton, Callie, Jace, and Cashleigh Halstead; and numerous nieces and nephews including local nephew, Noel (Patti) Hatman of Paris, TN.

Mrs. Rhudean Halstead was a member of Kentucky Lake Road Church of Christ.

Shelia Yoder

Ms. Sheila Rose Yoder, age 18 of Cottage Grove, TN passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her funeral service will be Friday, November 17, 2017 at Bethel Fellowship Mennonite Church at 1286 Midway Road, Paris, TN 38242. Her service will be conducted by pastor Henry Nissley, Paul Miller and Dwight Miller. Burial will follow at the Calvary Christian Fellowship Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 2:00-4:00PM and 6:00-8:00PM on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Bethel Fellowship Mennonite Church. Pallbearers will be Dean, Nathan, Brian and Vincent Yoder and Justin and Tyler Miller.

Sheila Rose Yoder was born February 5, 1999 in Paris, Tennessee to Michael Yoder and Virginia Miller Yoder, both of Cottage Grove, TN. She is survived by two sisters: Kathleen Yoder and Maria Yoder, both of Cottage Grove, TN; two brothers: Dean (April) Yoder and Nathan Yoder both of Cottage Grove, TN; her maternal grand parents, Raymond and Ida Miller of Roodhouse, IL; her paternal grandparents, Erwin and Louise Yoder of Cottage Grove, TN; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Sheila Rose Yoder accepted Christ as her personal savior at a young age and was baptized. She was a member of Calvary Christian Fellowship Church.

The family wishes to thank everyone for all prayers, support, food, and caring that was shared this past week. It is greatly appreciated. May God Bless you!

Around the kitchen table...today an empty chair,
The precious smile is missing...of someone we hold dear,
And yet our hearts are hopeful...tho the day is bittersweet,
Because we know the one we love...has filled another seat,
Another banquet table...abounds with joy and love,
For our Sheila made the journey...

James Ray Owen

James Ray Owen, age 47 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Henry County Healthcare Center.

Ray was a former journeyman who spent his time working on oil rigs and construction. He was a member of Apostolic Chapel Church in Paris, TN. He was in the Henry County High School Graduating Class of 1989.  He loved horses, motorcycles, fast cars, and hunting.

Ray was born January 20, 1970 in Paris, TN, to the late James Junior “Buck” Owen and Vickie Sills Chambers who survives of Springville, TN.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Dezirae Owen of Lebanon, IN; one son, Jeff Owen of Lebanon, IN; three special friends, Sandi York of Paris, TN, Judy Akers of Camden, TN, and Kathleen Milam of Paris, TN;  and three grandchildren, Sophia Harshbarger, Shylinn Owen-Worth, and Kingston Marlo.

Along with his father, he is preceded in death by one child, Gavin Riley Owen.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue on Friday November 17, 2017, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Friday, November 17, 2017, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Dwight Turner officiating.

Pallbearers for the service will be Stacy Steele, Tony Smith, Bobby Singleton, Eddie Owen, Ricky Nance, David Owen, and Demestric Page.

Burial will follow in Community Cemetery in Springville, TN.  

Mary Etheridge

Mary Vaughn Etheridge, age 85 of Paris, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at her residence. 

Mary was a member of Como Church of Christ.  She retired after 25 years at the Paris Henry County Public Utility District.   She enjoyed playing bridge, loved crossword puzzles, was an avid Tennessee fan and loved to watch all kinds of sports. 

She was born November 19, 1931 in Detroit, MI to the late William Richard Vaughn and the late Lillian Hart Vaughn.

Mary was married to J. Harold Etheridge Sr. on June 18, 1952 and he preceded her in death on February 16, 1997. 

She is survived by two daughters, Melanie (Dan) Townsend of Paris, TN, and Renee (Brian) Caraway of Maryville, TN; one son, John H. (Jane) Etheridge of Paris, TN;  two sisters, Barbara Thompson of Jackson, TN, and Kay Carter of Seymour, TN;  seven grandchildren, Caleb (Heather) Townsend, Spencer (Kim) Etheridge, Nathan (Jessica) Etheridge, Blake Etheridge, Rachel (Sebastien) Solar, Joshua Caraway, and Kelsey Caraway; and seven great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, Mary was also preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Vaughn.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm and Friday, November 17, 2017 from 11 am – 1 pm.  Her funeral service will be Friday, November 17 2017 at 1:00 pm with Rex Buford officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Caleb Townsend, Spencer Etheridge, Nathan Etheridge, Blake Etheridge, Sebastien Solar, and Joshua Caraway.

Burial will follow in Puryear City Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the Como Church of Christ.  

Jerry Monahan

Mr. Jerry A. Monahan, age 74 of Springville, TN passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at his residence. His body is to be cremated and no services are scheduled.

Jerry Allen Monahan was born August 27, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Frank E. Monahan and the late Aileen F. Bykkonen Monahan. On June 26, 2003 he married Linda Post Monahan and she preceded him in death on March 20, 2012.

Mr. Monahan is survived by a brother, George (Susan Cohen) Monahan of Urbana, IL; special friends and caregivers: Char Meyer and Carol Reeves; and numerous cousins and friends.

Jerry was a 1961 graduate of South Division High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a United States Air Force Veteran serving from 1961 until 1965. He worked for Sullivan Engraving for 12 years and C.D. Baird Company, Inc. for over 20 years. Jerry belonged to a chess club and enjoyed playing as often as possible and he also enjoyed reading.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in Jerry's Honor.

Christopher Davis

Mr. Christopher Lee Davis, 30, of Paris died Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Wayne County Medical Center.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Rawls Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

He was born July 18th, 1987 in Paris to Eric Lee Davis of Memphis and Carlene Teague Davis of Paris.

Survivors also include his brothers Bradley Teague of Paris, Eric Brandon Davis of Murray, and Milton Brown of Paris; three nieces, nine aunts, three uncles, and cousins.

Rawls Funeral Home – Paris

Clara Pauline Moon

Clara Pauline Moon, age 87 of Paris, TN, died Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Towne Square Care in Puryear, TN.

She was Valedictorian of the Puryear School graduating Class of 1947.  She retired from Holley Carburetor Plant in Paris after 36 years of employment.  She formerly worked at Salant & Salant, and in the cafeteria at Henry County High School.  She loved country music, and played music in the Little Opry in Henry, TN and various other places.  She enjoyed vegetable gardening and writing poetry.  She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Paris.

Pauline was born was born November 25, 1929, in Mansfield, TN, to the late John William Nimmo and the late Ada Laverne Simmons Nimmo.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda (Ronnie) Turner of Paris, TN, and Patsy (David) Langford of Paris, TN; one son, Rickey (Debbie) Moon, of Paris, TN; four grandchildren, Will (Melissa) King, George (Miranda) Miller, Steve (Tweed) McKinney, and Josh Moon; and three great grandchildren, Hunter Miller, Kyleigh Miller, and Garrett Wayne McKinney.

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, Terry L. Moon; and one sister Dorothy Clayton.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Monday, November 13, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and continue on Tuesday November 14, 2017, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  The funeral service will be Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 11:00 am at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Micheal Barnhart officiating.

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

John Cox

Mr. John Cox age 88 of Paris, Tennessee passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017 at his residence. His funeral service will be held at McEvoy Funeral Home on Sunday, November 12, 2:00 P.M. Bro. Craig Odem of Springhill Baptist Church will conduct the service and family members will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Two Rivers Bass Club. Burial will follow the service at Memorial Cemetery in Paris.

John Cox was born September 6, 1929 in Mulberry, Kansas to the late Ray Cox and the late Hazel Swartz Cox. He married Peggy Stewart Cox on February 6, 1950 and she preceded him in death on October 14, 2012. John is survived by his daughter: Kathy (Don) Sparks of Henry, Tennessee, his son: Ricky (Patty) Cox of Paris, grandchildren: David (Regina) Andrews, Greg (Kelly) Andrews all from Paris, John (Mary) Andrews of Gleason, Tennessee, and Jason (Courtney) Walker of Alabama. He is also survived by ten great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. He is also preceded in death by seven sisters and four brothers.

Mr. Cox was a member of Springhill Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman and belonged to Two Rivers Bass Club. John served in the U.S. Air Force as an M.P. during the Korean War. He worked and retired as a tool maker from Midland Brake of Paris.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the: American Cancer Society, 2935 Hwy 45 Bypass, Jackson, TN 38305

Herman E. Brumit II

Herman Edward Brumit, II, age 77 of Springville, TN, died Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

He formerly owned and operated Old Charlotte Market in Pegram, TN, and also worked in insurance sales for several years.  He was a former Sheriff’s Deputy in Davidson County and served in the Air National Guard.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid football fan of both the Tennessee Volunteers & Tennessee Titans.  He was Baptist in belief. 

Herman was born July 27, 1940, in Nashville, TN, to the late Herman Edward Brumit, Sr., and the late Ethel Trenary Brumit.

He was married August 24, 1979, to Emily Hurt Brumit, who survives, of Springville, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by four children, George Brumit of Nashville, TN, and Eddie Brumit of Springville, TN, Steven C. (Katie) Huggins of Ider, AL, and Tony (Debbie) Huggins of Centerville, TN; two sisters, Helen Eaves of Nashville, TN, and June Hedge of Hendersonville, TN; four brothers, Charlie Brumit of Santa Fe, TN, Bobby Brumit of Nashville, TN, Jack Brumit of Elizabethton, TN, and Kenny Brumit of Pegram, TN; and six grandchildren, Chloe Huggins, Grayson Huggins, Madison Huggins, Grace Huggins, Natalie Rochelle, and Kileigh Rochelle.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Brumit and Dot Brown; four brothers, Leon Brumit, Don Brumit, Jimmy Brumit, and Tommy Brumit; and one grandchild, Trenton Mathew Huggins.  

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, with a Celebration of Life service to begin at 2:00 pm.     

Harold Gene Wade

Mr. Harold Gene “Frog” Wade, 79 of Springville, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at his home.

Memorial Services will be conducted 2PM on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Trenton, Tennessee.

Mr. Wade was born on May 25, 1938 in Enville, Tennessee to the late James “Butch” and Mildred Short Wade. He was a self-employed upholsterer, an ordained minister, served in the United States Navy, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Trenton, Tennessee. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Lynn Wade.

He is survived by: Daughters, Gina Ford of Trenton, TN; Kim (Jerry) Frazier of Trenton, TN; Grandchildren, Hunter Huffman and Kelsey Ford; and a Great-Grandchild, Rilee Rayne Huffman.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home is in charge (731)986-8281 or www.dilday.com.

Dwight Gray

Mr. Dwight Barnett Gray, 70 of Springville, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at his home.

Memorial services will be conducted 2PM on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Springville Baptist Church.

Mr. Gray was born on May 1, 1947 in Lynn, Alabama to the late Jesse and Jeanette Barnett Gray. He was a welder at Tower Automotive and served in the United States Marine Corps. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by: his first wife, Sheila Morgan Gray; and a sister, Minyoon Wykel.

He is survived by: Wife, Linda Frazier Gray of Springville, TN; Daughters, Myra (Jay) Little of Trezevant, TN, Patti (Billy) Nichols of Camden, TN, and Jessie Gray of Atwood, TN; Sons, Craig (Christi) McAlexander of Tullahoma, TN and Tim McAlexander of Jacksonville, FL; 13 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren.

Dilday-Carter is in charge (731)986-8281 or www.dilday.com.

Roland Cole

Roland D. Cole, age 85 of Mansfield, TN, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

 

He was a former construction worker and a lifelong farmer.  He was member of Mansfield Baptist Church.

 

Roland was born October 24, 1932 in Mansfield, TN to the late Jamie Cole and the late Jewel Neal Cole.

 

He was married September 24, 1954, to Wilma Ruth Smith Cole, who preceded him in death on October 24, 2012.

 

He is survived by two grandsons, Christopher Ashby of Mansfield, TN, and Blaine Ashby of Paris, TN; three great grandchildren, Saylor Ashby, Sayge Ashby, and Travis Ashby; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Smith Nichols of Paris, TN; and three nephews, Tony Cooper, Mike Cooper, and Tracey Cooper all of Texas.

 

Along with his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Jamie Sue Cole; one sister, Dovie Cooper; and one brother, Wallace “Wac” Cole.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at Ridgeway Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 11:00 am at Shiloh Methodist Cemetery in Mansfield, TN, with Chad Kennedy officiating.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be James Edwards, Earl Williams, Leon Rogers, Randall Neal, Philip Todd, and Clay Nolen.

 

Burial will follow in Shiloh Methodist Cemetery.

 

Memorial may be made to the Shiloh Cemetery Fund, c/o Tim Carter, 255 Henry-Mansfield Road, Mansfield, TN 38236.

Johnny Brown

Johnny Theron Brown, age 66 of Buchanan, TN, died Monday, November 6, 2017, at Henry County Healthcare Center in Paris, TN.

 

Johnny formerly worked at Paris Landing State Park in maintenance.  He retired as the Fire Chief from Paris Landing Volunteer Fire Department where he was active for over 25 years.  He was an avid farmer, and owned and operated Brown Farms in Buchanan.  He was a member of Jesus Saves Baptist Church.

 

Johnny was born July 2, 1951, in Paris, TN, to the late Barney McCoy Brown and the late Ailene Thomas Brown Barnhill.

 

He is survived by one daughter, Crystal Hinson & fiancé Rodney Greer of Benton, KY; one son, William Cory Brown of Buchanan, TN; former wife, Linda Brown of Benton, KY; one brother, Mac (Paulette) Brown of Paris, TN; six grandchildren, Haily Brown, Starlah Chavez-Brown, Madison Hinson, Kiley Hinson, Kahlan Greer, and Shelby Greer; and extended family, Melissa (Billy) Bowen and their children, Mistie Bowen, Jayson Bowen, Joey Bowen; and also Bob Mapes.

 

Along with his parents, Johnny was also preceded in death by two brothers, Danny Brown and Jimmy Brown.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  Memorial visitation will be Friday, November 10, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the memorial service to begin at 6:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

 

Named as honorary pallbearers are the members of the Paris Landing Volunteer Fire Department.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Johnny Brown Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.

Sue Carothers

Mrs. Sue Carothers, age 87 of Paris, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at her residence. Her Celebration of Life will be at 1:00 PM Friday, November 10, 2017 at Grace Episcopal Church with Rev. Dorothy Hartzog officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM on Thursday and from 11:00 AM -12:30 PM Friday all at Grace Episcopal Church. Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and James Henry.

Sue Swenson Carothers was born March 14, 1930 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Allison E. Swenson and the late Marie Adam Swenson. On February 12, 1949 she married Harry Spinks "Bo" Carothers who preceded her in death on May 31, 2010.

Mrs. Carothers is survived by two daughters: Nancy (Don Jacobs) Mortensen of Paris, TN and Katie (Dr. Bo) Griffey of Paris, TN; one son, Harry Spinks "Skip" (Deborah) Carothers, Jr. of Springville, TN; eight grandchildren: Clay (Stephanie) Carothers, Abbey (Russ) Buffington, Anna (Cory) Davis, Elliott Mortensen, Ross Mortensen, Suzanna Mortensen, Eliza Griffey, and Jackson Griffey; two great grandchildren: Beckett and Bo Buffington; family member, Clara Mae Johnson; and special friends: Richar Summers, Teresa Williams, Dorothy Williams, Janice Hastings, and Terri Dunning.

Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Carothers was also preceded in death by a daughter, Betsy Allison Carothers and a sister and brother-in-law, Betty Lou (Dr. A.A.) Dorenbusch.

Sue Carothers was a graduate of Highland High School in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. She was a member of Athena Delphian Club and she was a member of Grace Episcopal Church since 1964. She formerly owned Higgs and Matthews Dress Shop for 17 years.

Memorials for Mrs. Carothers may be made to: Grace Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 447, Paris, TN 38242; Henry County Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 1030, Paris, TN 38242; and Henry County Sheriff's Dept. Animal Shelter, Attn: Monte Belew, P.O. Box 639, Paris, TN 38242

Larry Moore

Lawrence “Larry” Moore, age 80, died Friday, August 25, 2017, at the St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.

Born April 20, 1937, in Pueblo, Colorado, he was the son of the late Lewqinlus “Quin” Moore and the late Wilhelmina “Winnie” Sindermann Moore. Larry married Sandra Crockett Moore March 29, 1970, who survives and lives in Paris.

He retired from the United States Air Force after serving 20 years. Larry owned and operated Larry Moore and Associates, a consulting firm for business improvement. Larry was a published author of several books and a column writer for the Paris Post Intelligencer for over 10 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church.

Besides his wife, survivors include two daughters: Susan Moore of Denver, CO and Summer Moore and husband Tony Glazer of New York, New York; two brothers: Robert “Bob” Moore of Pueblo, CO and Quinn Moore, Jr. of Westminster, CA and his beloved cat Mini.

Along with his parents, Larry was preceded in death by a sister: Betty Lou Samarin.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 2 p.m. in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with memorial visitation beginning at 12 p.m.  Cory Glover will officiate the service.

David Simpson Feageans

David Simpson Feageans, age 93, died Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

Born May 13, 1924, in Gretna, VA, he was the son to the late Norman David Feageans and the late Ida Simpson Feageans.

David was a former owner of Normandy Beauty School in Jacksonville, Florida, for many years until he retired. He joined the U.S. Navy and served in WWII as Navy pilot in the Pacific Theater. He loved to fly light weight aircrafts. He enjoyed playing golf and dancing.

David is survived by one son: Norman Feageans and wife Leisa of Puryear, TN,; two grandchildren: Matthew O. Feageans  and wife Brittany of Columbia, TN and Shonna Poteete and husband Nolan of Paris, TN; and three great grandchildren: Grayson Feageans, Lilly Feageans and Isabella Poteete.

Along with his parents, David was preceded in death by three sisters, Bural Feageans, Mildred Fox and Faye Gilbert; and one brother: Lance Feageans.

Mr. Feageans’  remains will be returned to Gretna for burial in Gretna Burial Park, in Gretna, VA.

Joseph Hooper

Joseph C. Hooper, age 53 of Austin, TX formerly of Paris, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at St. David's Hospital - South Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas.  His funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial to follow at Terrace Hill Cemetery in Troy, TN. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Tuesday, November 7, 2017 and after 9:00 AM Wednesday all at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Mr. Hooper was a veteran in the United States Navy serving on the Battleship Iowa.

Joseph Charles Hooper was born April 24, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph Frank Hooper and Jeweldean White Hooper, both of Paris, TN. He is also survived by a sister, Janice R. Hooper (fiancé Brian Baker) of Paris, TN; and a brother, Douglas E. Hooper of Norfolk, VA.

Madeline Lee Gray

Funeral Services for Madeline Lee Gray, 57 of Henry, is Monday, November 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Internment is at Glisson Cemetery, Henry, TN. Brother Kenny Carr is the officiant. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 5, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Monday 12:00pm until service time. 

Mrs. Gray died November 2, 2017 at Henry Co. Medical Center.  She was a machine operator for Dana, Paris, TN and was a member of Long Heights Baptist Church. She was born in Memphis, on October 2, 1960  to W.C. (Bill) and Frances Becky Brooks. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Larry Brooks.

Survivors include her husband Tom Gray of Henry, two daughters Tabitha (Cody) Colvin of Humboldt, Dusty Johnson of McKenzie, two sisters Ann Brooks Williams and Amanda B. Epperson both of McKenzie, one brother Wyatt S. Brooks of McKenzie and three granddaughters Madeline, Aubrey and Lila.

Tommye Franklin Clayton

Tommye Franklin Clayton, age 77 of Paris, TN, died Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Henry County Healthcare Center. 

He was the owner and operator with his wife Betty of Paris Florist & Gifts since 1979.  He designed on panels in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri.  He was the former owner of A-C Variety Store and Radio Shack. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church since February 1968.  

Tommye was born February 18, 1940, in Buchanan, TN, to the late Ervin Clayton and Gertie Canady Clayton.

He was married February 23, 1962, to Betty Holley Clayton, who survives. 

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Lori (John) Cappa of Bedford, NH; two granddaughters, Morgan Cappa of Bedford, NH, and Casey Cappa of Birmingham, AL; two grandsons, Dustin (Elena) Clayton of White House, TN, and Derek Clayton and fiancé, Emily Wiley of White House, TN; two great grandchildren, Ethan and Olivia Clayton of White House, TN; one niece, Rita Lewis of Henry, TN; a special aunt, Bernice Rainey of Puryear, TN; and special cousins, Elizabeth Riley, Carrie Grooms, Geraldine Sykes, Janice Webb, and Nellie Williams.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Clayton Williams; one other sister in infancy; and one son, Gregory “Greg” Clayton.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, where visitation will be Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  Visitation will continue on Monday, November 6, 2017, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at Trinity United Methodist Church in Paris.  The funeral service will be Monday, November 6, 2017, at 11:00 am at Trinity United Methodist Church with Mike Wimberley and Dennis Vance officiating. 

Pallbearers for the service will be Billy Fitzhugh, Bud Mangrum, Jon Trosper, Dustin Clayton, Derek Clayton, and John Cappa.  Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Tommy Little, Larry Wilson, Keith Fitzhugh, James Paschall and members of the 1958 graduating class of Buchanan High School.

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


 

 

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